January 25, 2011

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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The Notebook takes place in a nursing home. An elderly man is telling a story to an elderly women who had Alzheimer’s. Where he starts off in the story is in a small town called Seabrook, South Carolina. Noah Calhoun had gone to a carnival, which there he met Allie Hamilton.They went out on a date, and since then they were inseparable. But one problem is that Allie comes from a rich family, and is leaving to go to school after the summer. Where Noah comes from an non wealthy family, and works at a lumber mill. One night Noah had taken Allie to an abandoned house, and promised her he would fix the house where they can live together. Allie’s parents are not too impressed with her choice, and forces her not to see him anymore. When Allie moved with her family to go to school, Noah went off to war. Allie had met Lon while he was harmed in battle, and she was his nurse. Later on when Lon’s fractures healed, he asked Allie out on a date. Soon after he asked her to marry her.

While this was all happening Noah was rebuilding the house, and got his picture taken for and article in the paper. Allie saw the article, and decided to visit him. Their love grew stronger than ever after spending a few days with each other, just like when they were teenagers. Allie was torn with the decision of choosing her teen love, Noah, or her fiance, Lon. She gave Lon her word to marry him, but her love for Noah is still there after the summer they spent together. Who will it be? Who is the elderly man and women? You have to read to find it out.

Christina, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns The Notebook.

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January 7, 2011

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

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The book Code Talker was a very interesting book.  It is good for people who like stories that take place during World War II.  It is about how Navajo Marines helped the U.S. defeat Japan with the help of their language that was used as an unbreakable code.

The story is told by Ned Begay a Navajo who joined the U.S. Marines.  Begay like many Navajo children was sent to boarding school and encouraged to forget his native language and ways.  Then during WWII the U.S. Government discovered that the Navajo language could be used as a way to communicate that the Japanese could not decode.

The reader taken on a journey through many battles during WWII as seen through the eyes of Begay.  People who like stories about WWII and historical events will like this book. It is amazing to learn the details of the Navajo’s involvement in the war since it was kept secret from the end of the war until 1969.

– Ethan, Class of 2014

January 5, 2011

Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes

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Soldier boys is a book about WWII and the struggle of both sides, The Americans from Spencer’s point of view, and the Germans from Dieters point of view. Spencer is a 16 year old boy who doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life so he decides to drop out of school and go become a paratrooper. Dieter is a 15 year old German who has been in the Hitler youth sense he was a child He was just promoted and is drafted into the military and can’t wait to see battle. There worst fear would be that the war would end too soon.

I would recommend this book to anyone who like adventure and war. This book shows the struggles and obstacles two teenagers whose views are very different but also the same. They both want to return to there friends and family a hero. But one of them will not be returning.

Josh A., Class of 2014

May 5, 2010

Water for Elelphants by Sara Gruen

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this book is by far my favorite book. it consists of a boy whos parents died, and he jumps a circus train and joins the circus. the book is based in the fifties with an extremely detailed, and immersive plotline. about 1 black and white picture a chapter.

Jake, Class of 2013

The WHS Library owns this book.