A Space Comedy, an Epic History or a Play?

Are you curious about what other teens are reading? Some members of the Nanini Teen Advisory Board shared their thoughts about recent books they're read:

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Richard says: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  is a philosophical comedy science fiction novel by Douglas Adams.  It is about a man named Arthur Dent who is taken from Earth before its destruction by the Vogons, a race of very revolting aliens.  This book explores space, life and the non-existence of God.  I especially enjoyed the book's philosophical humor.  In this book you will learn why robots are depressed, about restaurants at the end of the universe, and the answer to "life, the universe and everything."

The Name of the Wind

Cezanne says: As a lover of epic histories, I immediately fell in love with The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  This 900 page novel is set in an alternative Renaissance where magic such as alchemy, runes, and manipulating elements are a part of everyday life at "The University".  The main character, Kvothe, faces innumerable challenges as he attempts to succeed in his guild, woo the woman of his dreams and create music that can make kings and soldiers weep.  As his story unfolded, I was entranced by the heartbreak, adventure and beautiful language of this novel.  This book isn't a typical cliche fantasy story, but has amazing depth and extremely compelling characters. It is impossible to forget.

Death of A Salesman

Alex says: Death of a Salesmanopens a new window by Arthur Miller is usual high school assigned reading, but you may want to check it out anyway if you like drama.  It's a good quick read and keeps you entertained although it has its drawbacks.  Since it's a play there are lots of descriptions and interruptions by characters that would make more sense when seen as opposed to read.  Overall, it's a good tale that represents the hardships and challenges of achieving the American Dream in suburban New York CIty.