Reviews by Category: Biography

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Brain on Fire My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

By Susannah Cahalan
5
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

Brain on Fire is a true story of first-hand experience of the author. The book walks us through the author's life and this condition that she developed in which her brain in a sense was on fire. The author uses very detailed descriptions to show us what her life was like while suffering through this extremely difficult time in her life. The book gives us the message that even when you are physically and mentally at your worst, never give up.

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My Story by Lewis Hamilton

My Story

By Lewis Hamilton
5
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

My Story is a phenomenally well written book. It showcases the experiences of young formula 1 driver, Lewis Hamilton. It shows everything from how he got started and all the way until the end of his first season at formula 1. I think this book is a great inspiration for people who are looking to chase their dreams, but are too scared to do so. The book truly has several inspirational moments and it keeps you motivated to read it throughout the entirety of the book.

Teen Review

Unbroken

By Laura Hillenbrand
3
Rated by
Anna S.
Jun 10, 2022

Louis Zamperini was a runner, a captive, and a fighter. Louie grew up causing problems, so he picked up a hobby of running. Soon this hobby spiraled into a possible career. Louie continued his life as a runner and became very talented in this field. Then WW2 broke out. Louie went out to fight for the United States, until disaster struck. His plane crashed. Louie became helpless and hopeless, while floating in the middle of the ocean. Louie and Phil, who was with him, were found, but were they found by their friends or enemies.

 

Teen Review
Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

By Michelle Zauner
5
Rated by
Isabel P.
Jun 6, 2022

The storytelling in this book about Mrs. Zauner’s life is breathtakingly moving and engrossing. You meet Michelle Zauner who is a Korean American. She talks about the hardships she faced as an Asian American and about the struggles she went through with her relationship with her mother. You also read about the challenges she goes through while finding out what truly makes her happy and the challenges she has throughout her life. This book was very well written as you can feel Zauner’s emotions throughout the book and also through the food she writes about.

Teen Review
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

By Walter Isaacson
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 6, 2022

This is a review about “Steve Jobs,” a biography about the late Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. And before I go on, I would like to point out that I’m currently typing this on a MacBook, and I will soon be waiting for the mail that this review has been confirmed on my iPhone, and then I’ll be listening to music on my Air Pods while my brother is playing games with our iPad.

Teen Review
The Mamba Mentality How I Play by Kobe Bryant

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play

By Kobe Bryant
5
Rated by
Nihanth D.
Jun 1, 2022

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play” is an autobiography by Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant, the late NBA legend who is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. This book takes us into the mind of Kobe Bryant and shows us how he approached certain situations. As the book goes on, Kobe’s passion and fearlessness was always bright and clear.

Teen Review
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls
2
Rated by
Mariam S.
Jun 1, 2022

The Glass Castle is a memoir by journalist Jeannette Walls about her family and childhood. Her parents rejected societal norms, which was often detrimental to the Walls children but also beneficial in its own ways. Jeannett’s father was a genius who helped accelerate the education of his children, but also an alcoholic without any money management skills and constantly on the run from the bill collectors.

Teen Review
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

By Trevor Noah
3
Rated by
Eva K.
May 12, 2022

Born a Crime is a comical and fun read. The book is not that difficult to understand and it is educational as well as an interesting read. The main reason that I didn’t love this book was because even though the story was always interesting I felt like some parts of the book were too repetitive. There were several parts of the book where I felt that Trevor should have described what he did to reach the point of life that he is at now, instead of continuously telling us the stories of his childhood.

Teen Review
Night by Elie Wiesel

Night

By Elie Wiesel
5
Rated by
Anonymous
May 4, 2022

Night is a non-fiction memoir book written by Elie Wiesel. The book is about how Jews were treated by the Nazis in concentration camps while they were being persecuted. The main characters are Elie and his father. He and his father want to escape the camps while they endure hard labor but the Nazis won’t let the Jews escape. Elie tries to survive the time through the winter in the camp by not running out of food or water during the journey.

Teen Review
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

By Ocean Vuong
5
Rated by
Mariam S.
Apr 30, 2022

This novel is presented as a letter from a 29-year-old author, Little Dog, to his illiterate mother. His writings flow from his youth in an abusive home, his relationship with his Vietnamese mother and grandmother, to his first job in the sweltering tobacco fields. The narrator, freed from the pressure of anyone ever reading it, pours his heart and story onto the pages. The result is a beautiful story of love, danger, family, abuse, race, class, and coming-of-age as Little Dog recalls his youth.

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