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Die Wilden Hühner (Die Wilden Hühner #1)

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Die Wilden Hühner (Die Wilden Hühner #1) von Cornelia Funke

Zusammenfassung:

"Abenteuer kann man doch nicht planen wie Ballett oder so was. Die warten um die Ecke und - zack! - plötzlich sind sie da!", erklärt Sprotte ihren Freundinnen. Tatsächlich lässt das erste Abenteuer für ihre Mädchenbande Die Wilden Hühner nicht lange auf sich warten. Denn Die Pygmäen, vier Jungs aus ihrer Klasse, lassen nach einem Streit die Hühner von Sprottes Oma frei. Das schreit natürlich nach Rache.

Rezension:
Ich gebe zu, ich hinke mit meiner Rezension ganz schön hinterher und es ist schon eine Weile her, seit ich Die Wilden Hühner gelesen habe, aber, ehrlich gesagt, ich hatte einfach nicht viel dazu zu sagen (ausserdem laufen die Dinge hier gerade etwas drunter und drüber, da bin ich schon froh genug, dass ich zum Spass-Lesen komme, ohne mir noch Stress wegen Rezensionen zu machen).

Grundsätzlich war das ein wirklich niedliches Buch, aber ich habe es eindeutig eine Kindheit zu spät gelesen. Der St…

Save the Date

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Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Blurb:


Charlie Grant's older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenc…

The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1)

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The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus #1) by Rick Riordan
Blurb:
Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.
Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?
Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's tro…

Turtles All the Way Down

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Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

Review:
"Oh, sweetie," she said. "You didn't go crazy. You've always been crazy." Now I laughed, and she reached over to squeeze my wrist.
I had a hard time with this one. Actually, I still have a hard time with it. I've been gone for a week and I intended to read this before I left but, alas, whenever I picked this book up I started feeling weird so I only read a couple of pages before putti…

What Girls Are Made Of

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What Girls Are Made of by Elana K. Arnold
Blurb:
When Nina Faye was fourteen, her mother told her there was no such thing as unconditional love. Nina believed her. Now she'll do anything for the boy she loves, to prove she's worthy of him. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost. What is she if not a girlfriend? What is she made of? Broken-hearted, Nina tries to figure out what the conditions of love are.
Review:
"Love for a woman," my mother said, "is always conditional on her beauty. That," she said, my fingers grazing hers on the final fold, "and sex."
As I finished reading the last couple of pages, goosebumps started growing down my back and spread all over my shoulders and arms. Yeah, it's one of those books. And, honestly, the ending is the most upbeat part of What Girls Are Made of. The beginning kind of pretends to be upbeat and happy but it's twisted and uncomfortable and really not happy at all. And the middle doesn't even tr…

Throwback: April - June

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Oh, God. I have made the mistake of waiting too long to write another one of these. There are so many books and, although I would like to write a little bit about all of them, I'm sure it would be a total overkill to actually do so. Thus, I'll just go into a little detail about the books I deem worthy of further attention. Most of the books I've written reviews for anyway so you should be able to just look those up.  Books (Books I read for university)Absolom, Absolom! by William Faulkner - 2 stars
Urgh, Absolom, Absolom was such a pain to read. Yeah, I know there are a couple of people who actually enjoy it's writing style and stuff but it wasn't my cup of tea - it wasn't most people's cup of tea as far as I can tell from talking to fellow English students. Thus, I want to tell you (as I've told other students who weren't sure whether to finish it or not): if you ever have to read this book and you can't deal with it's style, just read the …

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Blurb:

Born poor and with life-threatening hydrocephalus, Arnold "Junior" Spirit shocks doctors by surviving brain surgery. But his enormous skull, lopsided eyes, huge feet, profound stuttering, and frequent seizures make the brain-damaged lad the target of much abuse on the Spokane Indian reservation where he lives.
Protected by a formidable friend, the book-loving artist survives childhood. And then—convinced his future lies of the rez—the bright 14-year-old enrolls in Reardan High School 22 miles away, where the only non-Caucasian is its Indian mascot.

Review:
"Well, life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community."
This book was, somehow, both a hit and miss for me. I've heard about it because of a lecture I attended last year (great lecture, btw, which is why I'm interested in almost all of the books the professor discussed) and, thus, my expectati…

Fermats letzter Satz

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Fermats letzter Satz von Simon Singh
Zusammenfassung:
Als Andrew Wiles von der Princeton University 1993 eine Lösung für Fermats letzten Satz verkündete, elektrisierte er die mathematische Welt. Nachdem ein Fehler in der Lösung gefunden wurde, musste Wiles ein weiteres Jahr daran arbeiten – er hatte bereits sieben Jahre lang in Abgeschiedenheit gearbeitet – um nachweisen zu können, dass er die 350 Jahre alte Aufgabe gelöst hatte. Simon Singhs Buch ist eine lebendige, verständliche Erklärung der Arbeit Wiles' und der star-, trauma- und narrenbestückten Geschichte von Fermats letztem Satz. Fermats letzter Satz beinhaltet einige Aufgaben, die eine Kostprobe der Mathematik geben; es beinhaltet aber auch Limericks, die einem ein Gefühl für die alberne Seite von Mathematikern geben.
Rezension:

Ich habe hierfür einen wahrhaft wunderbaren Beweis, doch ist dieser Rand hier zu schmal, um ihn zu fassen.
Es ist schwer, ein Buch zu empfehlen, in dem es um Mathe geht - vor allem in Anbetracht der Ta…

Our Chemical Hearts

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Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Blurb:
Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him - at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change. Grace isn't who Henry pictures as his dream girl; she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the schoool paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back tog…

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1)

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Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo
Blurb:
Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law – risking exile – to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.
Review:
"What's a supermodel?" Diana asked.
Nim stared at her.
"Uh, Diana's homeschooled," said Alia.
"Under a rock?" asked Nim.
Confession time: I'm not a particular fan of Wonder Woman. I don't have anything against her but I also just don't think she's that interesting. Maybe it's seeing images of her comic as a kid and thinking that she looked useless compared to all the awesome female warriors I had read about in fantasy books (and also compared to her male companions - a Lasso of Truth? how stupid that sounded to me especially because she …