August 2017

Popular High Rating Book: A Ring of Endless Light

Book Review: A Ring of Endless Light

Rating: 5 stars

“A Ring of Endless Light” by Madeleine L’Engle is a fictional, poetic story about an almost 16-year-old girl who is spending the summer with her family and Grandfather on Seven Bay Island. Her Grandfather is battling leukemia and a lot of this book is about handling death and questioning life.

Vicky is trying to decide between three different guys: one, Leo, who Vicky wants to just be a friend, Zachary, who drives too fast and scares Vicky most of the time, and Adam, who Vicky feels the closest too, but Adam treats her like a child just when Vicky feels like finally growing up. Confused and curious, Vicky has philosophical discussions with her family and meets Basil, Noberta, and Njord, three dolphins that she can communicate almost telepathically with.

I thought this book was very deep and meaningful because it gives a different perspective on life and death. Teenagers 12-16 would probably enjoy this book the most out of any age group.

Book Review: A Ring of Endless Light

Rating: 5 stars

Commander Rodney is dead and Vicky Austin’s friend Zachary with his suicidal actions may be to blame. Vicky’s grandfather is diagnosed with a terminal cancer and will probably not live through the summer. To get her mind off things Vicky takes up a job helping Adam, who is studying to become a marine biologist, with his project on dolphin communication. Zach brings Vicky down but claims he needs her to stay well. Adam and the dolphins help her be herself but then Adam puts distance between himself and Vicky. Leo, Commander Rodney’s son, is just flat out in love with her.

I found A Ring of Endless Light to be a fun and uplifting novel. I could relate to the way Vicky feels in many of the situations. It’s nice to finally read a book where the main character isn’t a complete idiot. I’d give it a five out of five! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a pleasant book to read. It’s a real pick-me-upper with strong and powerful writing.

Book Review: One the Greatest! Two Thumbs Up!

Rating: 5 stars

Vicky Austin is so much like me. She is caring, sweet, and at times a little overwhelmed yet she is optimistic about life. She loves to read and write, like me. And she doesn’t know where life is going to take her, but she follows the path with compassion and trust. She doesn’t know if she can make all of the right choices but she never let go of her dreams. I nominate this book for the high-ratings club! A True One Of A Kind! Thumbs up to Mrs. L’Engle!

The Must-Read Reviews of the Book: Ring of Endless Light

She put phrases and lessons to heart and has a way of putting things into the right words. I liked how the author also wrote about death because I know that everyone is confused about tins subject. Some people firmly believe in one thing while other people are confused and wobbling. I remember what the Madeline L’engle writes about death whenever I come across one because her words sooth and help the soul.

I dislike the fact that the characters are a bit to perfect. The Austins are a bit like robots. There is the housewife mom that loves her husband and doesn’t seem to have any arguments are all with him. The father is a strong man that supports his whole family. The oldest brother, like his father, is strong and smart. The youngest sister is beautiful and smart. The youngest brother is cute and innocent. Although Vicky seems more human than her family, she is still robotic. She always tries her hardest and it seems that everyone is drawn to her. Everyone trusts her with his or her secrets and everyone in the story has a longing to be with her. She is the person that people always want to be.

My favorite part of the book is hard to decide, but I think that my favorite part is when Vicky goes and visits the dolphins. I think that this is really interesting because Vicky learns that she can communicate with dolphins. In the beginning, she is really scared, but then she realizes that there is nothing to be afraid of. Soon, she feels comfortable with Basil. She can play with the dolphin and communicate freely. Even though people can’t communicate with dolphins, Vicky can because her mind is somewhat childish, open, and free. I think that this is my favorite part because Vicky’s relationship with Basil is much like my relationship with my friends. When I first made my friends, we were scared and shy, but once we knew each other, we had a lot of fun. When I am with my friends, I become childish, open and free, just like Vicky.