Reviews by Tag: biography

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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
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
Who Was Albert Einstein by Jess Brallier

Who Was Albert Einstein?

By Jess Brallier
4
Rated by
REVIEWER4567
Apr 26, 2022

The book begins by describing Albert’s childhood and experience in school. While most kids wanted to play games outside and have fun, Albert enjoyed spending his time solving puzzles and learning about science. In school he would ask a lot of questions; in fact, he asked so many that his teachers got annoyed with him and expelled him. Albert was then forced to learn things on his own. Although it took him time to gain respect in the science community, Albert published many theories and equations which were proven correct, and he became one of the most successful scientists of all time.

Teen Review
The Immortal Like of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By Rebecca Skloot
4
Rated by
Taylor E.
Nov 29, 2021

In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot explores the history of race and its relation to science, HeLa, and the woman behind the famous cells. While Skloot clearly details the scientific aspects of Henrietta’s story, she makes a nonfiction story read as though it is fiction by transforming a story about cells into one about family. This book was fantastic! It was filled with in-depth scientific accounts, legal research, and history lessons while still being entertaining.

Teen Review
Cover photo of the book The Battle for Room 314

The Battle for Room 314

By Ed Boland
5
Rated by
Miranda H.
Jan 14, 2021

The Battle for Room 314 by Ed Boland, published in 2016, tells the compelling story of his year teaching in an inner-city high school in New York City. As a young man, Boland worked for Project Advance, a non-profit working to place low-income, inner-city students in elite boarding schools and eventually Ivy League universities; however, he begins to feel unfulfilled and wants to widen his impact to help more deserving students.

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