Friday, November 20, 2009

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Johnny and Sandra have had enough with the east side of paradise so they load up the car with food, good tunes and about 12 of there closest friends with a sign that reads "west side of paradise or bust".

but they bite off more than they can chew when the figure out that a 2 seater car is really only supposed to hold 2 people and they get stranded in between the east & west sides of town. Do they turn around and go back or do they keep going, never giving up?

This book holds so many different emotions that sometimes its hard to follow. One min Sandra is all bout life then the next she emo's out about it. so confusing. not a good read for anybody who only wants to read it once.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger

Farm boy Sam never wanted to do anything more in life than play baseball but his father, a famous baseball catcher on the local farm team years before, had different dream for his child. A dream of farming rye!

But news of Sam's amazing skills behind the plate doesn't stay in farm town for long. A scout for the Chicago Cubs has his eye on Sam and wants to show him what his talent can mean to the world. Will Sam choose to follow his dream or end up farming rye with his old man to save the family farm from creditors and bank foreclosers.

This book is a powerful representation of how life is like on a rye farm. I've never been on a rye farm nor do I know if there is truly such a thing but that's the power of books!