The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, Jenn BennettTitle: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Author: Jenn Bennett
Also by this author: Alex, Approximately
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive, and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in her family’s closet tear them apart?

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Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett is all about art! This book is such a quick and adorable read that will entertain and delight fans of the contemporary genre. The main characters are artists, there is lots of diversity, and it isn’t a book that has an overwhelming amount of drama. Continue reading

The Girl with the Wrong Name, Barnabas Miller

The Girl with the Wrong Name, Barnabas MillerTitle: The Girl With the Wrong Name
Author: Barnabas Miller
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Ever since “The Night In Question” left her with a hideous scar and no memory of what happened, Theo Lane has been hiding. An aspiring filmmaker, she uses a hidden button cam to keep the world at bay. She spends the entire summer in a Manhattan café, secretly documenting random “subjects.”

Once school starts, Theo finds her best friend has morphed into a flirtatious, short-skirt-clad stranger. Everyone ignores the scar. As if that will make it go away. The café remains her lunchtime refuge.

Her most interesting subject is the Lost Boy, a stranger who comes in every day at the same time. When she finally gets up the courage to talk to him she discovers why: the Lost Boy, Andy, is waiting for someone who said she’d meet him there…four days ago. Intoxicated by Andy’s love for this mystery girl, Theo agrees to help him find her, and her unhealthy obsession pulls her into a perilous, mind-bending journey. But is it really Andy’s world she’s investigating? Or is it her own?

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Review: The Girl With the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller

The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller should be on the radar of readers looking for a thrill ride of a book. It is an intense psychological thriller that has an aspiring filmmaker as its protagonist. Also, the plot is so unpredictable, it leaves the reader in a constant state of wonder. Continue reading

Review: Until We Meet Again by Renée Collins

Review: Until We Meet Again by Renée CollinsTitle: Until We Meet Again
Author: Renée Collins
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

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Review: Until We Meet Again by Renée Collins

Until We Meet Again by Renée Collins is an epic time travel novel. This book is so interesting since it is half set in the present and half 1925. There is a determined and clever main character who matures throughout the book and becomes more likeable. This book is such an entertaining read! Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Don't Judge a Book by Its Movie

Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a weekly feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting  and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

Book vs. Movie: To Kill a MockingbirdTitle: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford
Director: Robert Mulligan
Screenplay: Horton Foote
Genres: Historical Fiction
Publication Date: July 11, 1960
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.

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Book Vs. Movie: To Kill A Mockingbird

I am so thrilled to share my thoughts on the book vs. movie differences in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The book is a classic that most students will have the opportunity to read. This Pulitzer Prize winning novel is definitely one deserving of all the accolades, as it inspires, teaches and entertains all at the same time. While the film adaptation is amazing, it certainly does not stand up to the book’s incredible writing and storyline. There are quite a few differences to compare. Continue reading