Beele Nation Nation từ Nan Guildive, Haiti
Đây là một cuốn sách ảnh tuyệt vời về FDR, và tôi chắc chắn sẽ giữ cuốn sách này tiện dụng trong lớp học của tôi. Nó rất dễ tiếp cận và kể một số câu chuyện tuyệt vời từ cuộc sống của FDR trẻ. Cuốn sách kết thúc khi ông trở thành tổng thống. Những hình ảnh trong cuốn sách là tuyệt vời và kể một câu chuyện tuyệt vời trong chính họ và giúp hỗ trợ văn bản rất tốt. Rất khuyến khích.
Can I give this 4.5 stars? It's not among my favorites of all time, but it is certainly the best of the "chick-lit" genre I've read in a while... I should have known when it was reviewed in the NYT and Vanity Fair. Close aptly captures the commonly detached romantic relationships between young men and women in their 20's as they dive into post-grad life with uncertainty and enter "the real world" with few of the previously established cultural norms for dating left to guide them. While Close does a superb job reflecting the disenchantment that comes along with navigating romantic relationships at this age, I at first felt that she failed to accurately depict or honor the depth of female friendships that can either spring from or act as a counter to these shared woes. Young women in their 20's tend to bond over these situations, and at the start of the novel it seemed that the characters were alienating each other rather than strengthening their friendships as they went through these events together. I will say that Close attends to this problem by the end and that as I finished the book, I grasped that the female characters were important to each other and that their friendships were meaningful and deep. All in all, this pithy and saucy first novel serves as a retelling of "About Last Night" for the 2000's and will resonate with anyone currently living through this fun and frustrating life stage or anyone who has encountered it in the past.
** spoiler alert ** I liked this light read about a brilliant woman in the science field at Princeton University who learns to balance her life with regard to letting religion and love have a place with her career and woman's equality in the world. Lisa Salinger gets the Noble Prize award and lots of attention for her woman's rights use in the world of men. She gets so much publicity that she flees to BYU to become someone normal. While trying to fit in she becomes Dawn Fields the Mormon, music major and meets Cody. A guy who isn't like anyone she has ever met. He respects woman and is fun to be around. The only problem is that he is waiting for Allison, his missionary girlfriend. They still spend time together and dawn, does her own secret research to the Church's truthfulness. She wants to be baptized, but realizes in the interview with the missionaries that she can't be baptized as Dawn...she must tell the truth. When the truth comes out, Cody is hurt by her falseness. After 10 months apart with her back at Princeton and him building highways in New Mexico, they talk again and Lisa concludes that a life with people that she loves and family is as fulfilling as a career.