Book Reviews: Charlotte’s Web and In Order to Live

Title: Charlotte’s Web
Author: E. B. White
Genre: Children, Fiction, Classic

CharlottesWebThis classic is about a pig who’s life gets saved by a spider.

I’ve read this book to my oldest when she was younger and now have also read with my youngest.  After we read the book we watched the movie.  I also watched the movie with my oldest when we finished the book.  At the time, when I watched it with my oldest, my youngest was too young to enjoy the movie so when the camera zoomed in on the spider’s face, she got scared and couldn’t watch it.  This time of course she was fascinated by the spider.











Title: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom
Author: Yeonmi Park
Genre: Memoir, Non-fiction

IOTLThis is a memoir about the author’s life in North Korea and her escape across China, Mongolia, and eventually to South Korea, and then to the United States.

This memoir was an eye-opener about North Korea. I enjoyed it, although I found the usage of, “we Koreans….” this and that, annoying. I’m glad that the author found her way to freedom. The world we live in is strange. Some of us have freedom and some of us don’t even know and will never know what freedom feels like.

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