Monday, September 1, 2014

Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began

Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began (Maus, #2)Maus, II: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finished this book and just wanted there to be more. I love that even though it's told in an unconventional format, that it manages to be so genuine. It doesn't trivialize or glamorize the Holocaust. It doesn't make out the men and women that lived through it to be heroes. Maus II just tells their story. Incredibly written and drawn.


Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Allegiant by Veronica Roth
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Simply put, I am not a fan. I really liked Divergent. I mostly liked Insurgent. But I cannot endorse this one. I told my students this week that I would suggest reading the first one and stopping there. I still think Tris and Tobias are great characters. I just did not like the choppy narration and the convoluted plot lines that Allegiant seemed to serve up in every chapter. And the ending...I don't dare start that rant, so I'll stop here and save it for an in-person conversation where you can remember that I am actually a positive human being.

Happy reading!