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Title
Far from the Maddig Crowd
Author
Thomas Hardy
ISBN
9781425045340
Finish Book?
Yes
Review
In this classic novel by Thomas Hardy, young farmer Gabriel Oak finds himself mesmerized by the beauty of Bathsheba Everdene. After meeting with her, he proposes, but she quickly denies it. She then moves, and due to mishaps on his farm, Oak follows her. He quickly gets a job at her farm, but is also quickly fired due to stating his love for her. However, he is rehired as Everdene needs him. At this time, Everdene writes a letter to a friend, but is convinced to write it to Boldwood, and asks him to marry her. Around this time, one of her servants, Fanny, ha disappeared and ha fallen in love with a soldier. The soldier soon meets Everdene, and he (named Troy) does not reveal his relationship with Fanny. Everdene is pushed into a marriage with him when she goes to visit him, though her intention was to end the relationship. Boldwood still loves her though. After the death of Fanny, who Everdene now suspects Troy's relationship with, Troy disappears and is missing. He later joins a circus, and is founded out by Boldwood, who hoped his disappearance would give Everdene to him. Boldwood kills Troy, but turns himself in to police. At this point, Oak confesses his love, but Everdene does so to him as well. The two are happily married. This was definitely a good book, but like many other classics, parts were difficult to comprehend.
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Title
His Majesty's Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India's Struggle Against Empire
Author
Sugata Bose
Finish Book?
No
Review
Subhas's luck has not really improved as times have gone on. He has been imprisoned again and again, and he still won't change his views on British Raj-that India must achieve independence without any negotiations with the British Empire. Eventually, after a failed hunger strike, he realizes that his only option left is to flee India altogether, and with the help of his nephew Sisir, it happens. First to Afghanistan, then the Soviet Union, and finally to the Greater German Reich, Subhas organizes his first Indian Legion, but the legion doesn't have much success. He eventually decides to go off to one more place to try his luck-the Empire of Japan. As he gets ready for his departure, he enjoys the birth of his daughter with Emilie, and waits to see what destiny has in store for him in Tokyo...
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Title
Hide and Seek
Author
Sara Sheperd
ISBN
978-0-06-186977-8
Finish Book?
Yes
Review
The main suspect of the murder is Mr. Mercer her own dad! She follows him and searches through his office but what she finds is a large number of checks written to Raven she goes to meet her at her hotel but only finds a note to go to the diner down the street when she walks out her dad is there she escapes to the diner but she only gets a picture of her mother and a note. When her dad finds her he explained Raven a.k.a. was his daughter and she was his granddaughter.
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Title
The Weight of Water
Author
Sarah Crossan
ISBN
978-1-59990-967-7
Finish Book?
Yes
Review
This book gave insight on how a immigrant feels after her dad leaves for England and her mother brings her to Coventry to find him. Kasienka (Cassie) is bullied at school but finds peace swimming laps and trying out for the school team. She meets William who she dates and also meets her next door neighbor Kanoro who they eat with and are friends with. When Kanoro gives Cassie the address to her fathers home she goes. He has a family a new wife and a new daughter. She doesn't tell her mom about her discovery quickly. Cassie wanted to go back to Poland throughout the book but her mom won't give up
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Title
Pretties
Author
Scott Westerfeld
ISBN
978-1-4424-1980-3
Finish Book?
Yes
Review
The sequel to Uglies tally becomes the one she hates a pretty with Shay and Peris to test the cure of being pretty-headed but Tally cant remember David or what Smoke meant to her when she gets 2 pills her and her new BF take 1 but the one Zane takes destroys his brain They wonder if the doctor who made them can fix him and go to Smoke where Tally gets lost before finding David
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