Gone with the Wind


Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind

Scarlett O’Hara, the beautiful spoiled daughter of a well-to-do Georgian plantation owner, must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman’s March to the Sea. (from the publisher)

The book „Gone with the Wind” (and the film based on it) is, in my opinion, a must-read (must-watch). Why? First, we can learn from it what the life of the southern aristocracy was like before, during and after the Civil War. Second, the author introduces us to a person that no one should follow. The main character is Scarlett O’Hara, the only one who keeps her head in these difficult times and takes up the difficult challenge of surviving and maintaining her family. After some time, her efforts are rewarded - she becomes the wife of a wealthy man and becomes a great lady. Although, as I mentioned, Scarlett sacrifices herself for the sake of her family and friends during the war, she cannot be called a positive figure. In fact, she is a spoiled, selfish and conceited maiden who loves Ashley immensely. She always wants more, even when she has everything she is still unhappy, and she loses the greatest thing the world has given her - her family.
The book is worth reading and the movie is worth watching because they give us a model of how we should not act. Although Scarlett has achieved a lot, she has not known happiness, it has turned away from her. However, one thing she can boast about is that she has never given up and always hoped for a better tomorrow. This is the only good thing about her.

Julia Wasilewska

polski tytuł powieści: Przeminęło z wiatrem

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Beautiful Darkness


Kami Garcia

Beautiful Darkness

Ethan is heading once again to his hometown but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

"Beautiful Darkness" is the second volume in the Caster Saga. The whole story is very addictive. With each page I discovered new secrets of the town of Gatlin together with our hero. I couldn't tear myself away from the book until I found out what its end would be. There are numerous twists and turns in the plot, and advanced conclusions will cease to be certain.

Natalia Pas

polski tytuł powieści: Istoty ciemności (tom 2 cyklu Kroniki Obdarzonych)

źródło zdjęcia: lubimyczytac.pl

Hush Hush


Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush hush

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment. But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel. For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life!

[publisher's description]

The book is about fallen angels and forbidden love. It’s very well written in simple language and that’s why you can read it quickly. The plot is unusual, interesting and it makes you willingly continue reading. The characters are very thoughtfully created. Each of them is different, and their character features work together perfectly and create truly logical and credible personalities. The characters’ feelings are described in such a way that you can easily imagine them and thanks to this you can understand the actions of the heroes. You can also put yourself in their places and try to think what you could do.

The story is surprising and full of suspense. So much so that after reading the first part you are eager to delve into the next ones.

I chose “Hush Hush” because I love books on this general subject and this story did not disappoint me. So I really recommend it to everyone who likes reading stories with a little bit of fantasy and love in one.

 Marta Szymańska

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Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour


Morgan Matson

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. The only problem is, since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip - and has plenty of baggage of his own. The road home may be unfamiliar - especially with their friendship venturing into uncharted territory - but together, Amy and Roger will figure out how to map their way.

(publisher’s description)

This book was literally breathtaking. A beautiful and instructive story about travel, love, friendship, founding yourself and facing your own fears. Great plot, lovely characters and wonderful summer climate. And of course - one amazing trip.

I felt a lot of emotions reading it. It’s a story that arouses the hunger of travel and exploring your own world. You won’t regret reading it! 

"The best discoveries always happened to the people who weren't looking for them." I will certainly read this story many times. Just marvelous! :)

Dylan S.

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Second Chance Summer


Morgan Matson

Second Chance Summer

Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled, but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance - with family, with friends, and with love.

[publisher's description]

This book evoked a lot of feelings in me. First of all, this is not a love story! Of course there is a little bit of romance... BUT the story is mainly about facing adversities, forgiveness, regaining the people we care about, and saying goodbye to our beloved. I think this is a perfect book for everyone, regardless of age or preferences, because each of us encounters some problems in life and needs someone who will help us get through hard times. And I also think, like the author, that everyone deserves a second chance...

I highly recommend this book to everyone! :)

PS. Provide yourself with tissues!!!

Dylan S.

źródło zdjęcia: amazon.com