Welcome to Voracious Bookworms! This is a special place created for families that are raising advanced young readers. All reviews reflect my personal opinions and can be used as a reference by anyone, but at the end of each review, I have included a special note regarding the book’s appropriateness for younger readers. Feel free to check in and ask me about a particular book; if I have read it, I will be happy to let you know what I think. I hope you enjoy Voracious Bookworms and find it useful!
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
Colonel Marc Rodin is the new operations chief of the OAS, an organization with a current primary goal of eliminating the president of France, Charles de Gaulle. Rodin can no longer trust the OAS, which has become heavily infiltrated with spies. Instead, he turns to the Jackal, a cold and calculating assassin possessing unparalleled skill in his art. By a queer twist of fate, the authorities discover the plot…. (Continue reading)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
It is the second half of the twentieth century and Afghanistan is on the brink of a turning point in its history. The Kite Runner follows the friendship between Amir, the son of a wealthy man, and Hassan, the son of Amir’s father’s servant. Their friendship is doomed from the start, and the event that tears them apart will shape both of their lives and haunt Amir for many years to come. This is a story of friendship, betrayal, and sacrifice, and the enormous responsibility that comes with each of our choices…. (Continue reading)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
In 2045, reality is a place where no one wants to live anymore. For eighteen-year-old Wade Watts, the only place he feels truly at home is in the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. It has been five years since James Halliday, the creator of the OASIS, has died, leaving behind a short video message. The video reveals that Halliday has hidden an Easter egg somewhere inside the OASIS and offers the first clue to finding it. Whoever finds this egg first will inherit Halliday’s entire fortune…. (Continue reading)