Monday, September 12, 2011

Book Review: Steps to Courage by Sandra Stiles

Steps to Courage
I recently read an amazing book, it was Steps to Courage by Sandra Stiles. It has to do with 9/11. This book astounded me in many ways.  It is a real eye opener. It follows three characters, Trina, Mark, and Lucas. In the beginning, each chapter focuses on a different character and their point of view. I enjoyed the way the book was written. The way the author describes and tells the story makes me feel better about what happened on that terrible day. I always thought of death and suicide when faced with 9/11, but I now realize how many people did survive, but that can't take away the sadness of that day.

This book is a must read for anyone that likes a good book. It was very descriptive and made me more comfortable when talking about the events of 9/11. I really liked the characters, and that is one of the most important things in a book. The ending was very happy and it couldn't have been better. I was also amazed at how much research went into the writing. I would classify this book as historical fiction, and it was a joy to read. I look forward to reading more from this author.

I did have a few problems with the writing though. No book is perfect, and the following are minor things.

1. The characters dialogue is sometimes long.

2. Sometimes "s are misplaced, like "Words words" ,

3.  The characters sometimes say things that just retell what I just read.

These were the only problems I had with the book, overall I give it a 4/5. I would seriously recommend reading it, it was fantastic.

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  1. Thank you Spencer. You have no idea how much I value your feedback. To improve my writing I need people to point out my mistakes. You are definitely right about the dialogue and retelling. It is something I need to work on. I will check into the misplaced items. I am glad you enjoyed it. You got out of it what I had intended. I wanted it to be a boo of hope. Thank you.

  2. I really did enjoy it, and many of my friends want to read it now :)And with the mistakes, they were very minor and they don't detract from the amazing story being told, they are just some things I noticed. I hope that helped, and thanks for taking the time to comment!:)