How to Write a Book Review

Introduction
(in this section you need to include the author of the book, title of the book, year of publication, and notify the reader about the content of your book review.)

Brief information about the author

Ethan Frome – Book

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I. The main character in the book Ethan Frome is Ethan. He is very sensitive for others and is weighed down from living in Starkfield for so long. Ethan has many different personality traits that are seen with the course of the book. Some of these traits that Ethan expresses are his abilities to help others at his own expense, how hard he works to achieve his goals, and also that he is responsible. Another trait, that some may say is negative, is that Ethan does not stand up for himself, and inconveniences himself for other people, whether it means taking away somebody Ethan loves. The reason Ethan asks Zenobia to marry him is because he needs someone to take care for him since his parents are dead.

Remembering Childhood in the Middle East

This is a collection of narratives written by men and women remembering personal experiences growing up in the Middle East. There are 36 contributors from 11 Arab countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon) in addition to Iran, Turkey, and Israel. The book includes a concise historical summary for each period, and a brief biographical sketch of each contributor. Some of the narratives were originally written in Arabic or French and translated into English. The accounts are presented along four overlapping historical periods: The end of the Ottoman Empire (1923), European Colonial Rule and the Rise of Arab Nationalism (1830-1971), New Nations (1951- 1979), and the Post Colonial Middle East (1971- ). The collection was put together and edited by Elizabeth Fernea, a professor of English and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Fernea allowed her contributors–men and women; Muslims, Christians and Jews; Arabs and non- Arabs–to speak for themselves. One should keep in mind however, that the stories they remember are all reinterpreted through their adult perspectives.

Nelson Mandela Biography – Nelson Mandela: “No Easy Walk to Freedom”

Nelson Mandela: “No Easy Walk to Freedom”

He is the son of Africa, the father of a nation, and one of the most revered and exemplary persons in the world. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most influential figures of the twentieth century, a man of enormous moral integrity, and respected throughout the world for his dignity, courage, and tolerance. Nelson Mandela, or Rolihlahla Dalibhunga, belonging to the Madiba clan of the Thembu tribe in South Africa, was born on July 18, 1918. In the Xhosa language, his name meant ‘pulling the branch of a tree’ or ‘troublemaker’. We all know about South Africa, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela, but after reading Nelson Mandela: “No Easy Walk to Freedom” by Barry Denenburg, we get a vivid picture of an eminent man who has immovable determination, great courage, and limitless tolerance, making this book very absorbing and worth recommending.

The Hobbit

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” (P.1). This is how J.R.R. Tolkien starts his world renown book The Hobbit, published in 1966. This book is a tale of a small hobbit named Bilbo and his ever-memorable journey through the evil world during his time. Living in the Shire, as his homeland is called, it is very calm and pleasant for Bilbo, but once the outer limits of the land are reached Bilbo is in for a great surprise.

The Clique

“The Clique… the only thing harder than getting in is staying in.” This quote written on the back cover of The Clique novel is what truly caught my attention and convinced me to read the book after hearing good reviews from my friends. This book turned out to be a dissapointment to me however it held good interest at the time due to the authors use of cynical yet gentle sense of humor throughout the story. In my opinion this book stretches the average mean girl story to a whole new level and allows readers to view their world in a whole new lifestyle.

Angela’s Ashes Comparison

In stressful situations finding a peaceful place may help tone down the chaos of everyday life. In the poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats, the author describes the similar theory of finding a happy place in one’s mind when under pressure. Another example of this idea can be seen in Angela’s Ashes by Frank Mccourt. There are several reason why(theis tha I wrote in skool)

King Leopolds Ghost

In the book by Adam Hochschild, “King Leopold’s Ghost” Hochschild coveys the story of a Belgium king who strives for expansion in the race to colonize the Africa state today know as Congo. King Leopold is a manipulator of his peers; a tyrant to those he forced his reign upon, a man centralized on power, wealth, and a murderer of the innocent. His actions in the Congo disregarded the wellbeing of his followers, compelled Africans into forced labor, and drained the wealth of his own Belgium state all in efforts of Leopold’s own benefit. The paper will answer the questions what is the ghost in King Leopold, what the terror behind the story is, why Leopold was an oppressor not a humanitarian, why greed was his main reason for expansion into Africa and finally who prevails as the hero?

Adventureland Movie Review

Being a young adult is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life, whether you’re in a good situation, or a bad one, it seems that this is a time for most to celebrate and be carefree with whatever they have. Greg Mottola’s Adventureland perfectly portrays this lifestyle in a young James Brennam, a recent college graduate trying to raise money one lackluster summer in his hometown amusement park. For what seems like James’ worst summer yet, turns into an exploration of new people, new places and most importantly new emotions and barrier breakers. This movie presents a great blend of romance and comedy, and a flawless look into life in the eighties. Produced by William Horberg, Adventureland is a delight for all young adults wondering what life was like before their time.

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