AR Book no. 2

 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K Rowling
J.K Rowling does nothing but impress me. Although Fantastic Beasts was different than Harry Potter, I very much fell in love with the story and the characters. Newt Scamander is a Minister of Magic for Magical Creatures. His job is to collect and take care of these magical creatures. On his way to New York to complete his job, all the creatures in his suitcase get loose throughout the city. A nomad, a non wizard, Jacob, catches him using magic, so he knocks him out with a spell. A wizard from the Magic Congress of the United States follows him. This wizard, Tina, tries to turn him in after she witnesses him knocking out this nomad. After trying to turn Newt in, Tina and Newt go and try to find the rest of the creatures. They discover that Jacob was bit by one of them, so Newt and Tina make sure that Jacob is with them all the time. The three go to Tina’s house afterward where we then meet the character Queenie, she is Tina’s sister. The four of them go through a wild adventure trying to capture all the creatures. Newt shows them the beauty of them, instead of the reckless image they have been given. Fantastic Beasts again is a great book, if you love to visualize and picture the story in your head this book would be perfect for you. This book brings the wizarding world to life and reading it takes you back to 1926 New York City.

AR Book no. 2

AR Book no. 1

Milk and Honey.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a beautifully written book of poems. The book is separated into four chapters: the hurting, the loving, the breaking, and the healing. All involving experiences from violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. I never wanted to put down the book, each and every page had me intrigued. Throughout the poems we see how she has dealt with sexual abuse and being nothing but a “pit stop” to men. There was only one that she knew she loved and someone who loved her, but it was only temporary because he loved her body, not her. As the book comes to a close it becomes empowering instead of heartbreaking. It shows that women are more than enough. You can only go up after you hit rock bottom. Reading through the free verse style of poetry everything flowed and nothing was misplaced. I’ve been nothing but pleased with this book. Rupi Kaur is an artist with words.

AR Book no. 1