On a Beam of Light is a story about Albert Einstein's life and how he was not at first accepted by others. When reading this text, I even learned new things I did not know about his life. This story starts off by explaining that Albert did not talk much as a toddler and his parents knew he was very special. It goes on with Einstein attending school and a teacher scrutinizing him to be more like his peers. He began reading books about numbers, light, and sound and wanted to be a teacher someday, but was unable to find a job and began working in a government office. Eventually, he began sending letters to science magazines who in return published his works, because they seemed to be true. The story ends with Albert leaving many questions for scientist to answer today. This story would be great to use with a research project or comparing and contrasting important historical figures. It also includes a character lesson that encourages students to stay true to theirselves and always believe in their potential. This story is a 4.5 on the AR system for leveling.
Wow, for full list see the new release calendar over on fictfact (I am not likely to get all the booklikes links and covers inserted, lots of covers are missing). Clicking the "read more" stays on booklikes.
(ID)entity - P.J. Manney #2 in Phoenix Horizon
A Perfect Obsession - Heather Graham #2 in New York Confidential
After the Dark - Cynthia Eden #3 in Killer Instinct
Blood Rose Rebellion - Rosalyn Eves #1 in Blood Rose Rebellion
Blu Heat - David Burnsworth #1 in Blu Carraway
The Bomb Girls' Secrets - Daisy Styles #3 in Bomb Girls
This is an anthology of six stories, based on songs from the 90's decade. I chose My Strongest Weakness by Brighton Walsh, for my review. I highly recommend reading this fascinating book full of great stories!
Mason & Tia have secrets. Some for them together, some for themselves. With the attraction intensifying, can they find a future together?
Tia has been hurt before. Mason has the power to hurt her even more. Should she take a risk or run away?
This was such an amazing story. I loved the character interaction. There was some serious story-line, heat, humor, and more. I truly absorbed each page. I give this anthology a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
But I'm pretty sure at some point I will be doing a re-read on this.
I honestly only have one big issue with this book and that's the title because there's not one boy worth knowing in this book there's 2. There's funny, smart, sweet, adorable, isolated Nate and then there's James. Handsome, loyal, not afraid to think for himself, James.
Now before I go any further let's talk about the title...truthfully the title is perfect, but you'll have to read the book to find out why...I'm not spoiling. Also I probably wouldn't have read this book so soon if it wasn't for my friend Todd's review over on GR. Seriously it's an awesome review, check it out...Todd's Review
I think a lot of us remember what it's like to be a teenager and I'll be one of the first to admit. It's not easy and for me it often wasn't fun and I have no desire to repeat it. But imagine being a teenager able to do something that pretty much anyone else can't...like, I don't know maybe see and talk to dead people. Seriously, life would suck.
Nate's been on his own for a long time so when someone like James moves to town he doesn't expect him to want to friends much less anything else with the school pariah, but James likes what he sees in Nate and he's not afraid to follow his instincts.
There's so much about this story that's simply awesome. James and Nate together are wonderful. I loved them both and truly couldn't imaging how any mother wouldn't.
'A Boy Worth Knowing' is a young adult story and as such the steam and sexy times are kept appropriate for that age level but this is not a story that lacks for depth of emotions by any means and while the central part of the plot may involve a paranormal element the high school setting and the people in it are very reflective of the real world that we all live in.
Every class has it's Penny, a queen bee who rules not because of their merits or how deserving they are but because of their ability to intimidate and manipulate. Ironically this is the part of the story that had merit above all else of me. The part of the story that in the end told us that people like words only have as much power as we give them.
'A Boy Worth Knowing' is a story worth reading and not just for young adults. My young adult days are so far behind me that Nate and James could have easily been my grandchildren and if they were I would have wanted them to read this story. It's an incredibly well written work of fiction that holds a very real message about believing in yourself and being true to who you are and trusting that your real friends are the ones who walk in while everyone else is walking out.
An ARC of 'A Boy Worth Knowing' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.