Tuesday, June 03, 2008

the host


I started reading 'the host' a couple weeks ago, but usually could only squeeze in one chapter a night before going to bed. It was nice to be able to find more time for reading as I traveled to and from Raleigh. I pretty much read the entire second half of the novel on my flight home -- I couldn't put it down.

Stephenie Meyer writes beautifully in this book (much better, I think, than in Twilight). The character development is poignant and intriguing. She poses the question: what is human? And shows that it is not what we are on the outside, but the inside that really matters. In our lives, you can think of it as any type of label we use to define a person -- race, gender, religious beliefs, prestige, annual salary, etc. What truly matters, though, is our hearts. How much we love and serve others, what we think about, and how we live from day to day.

I fell in love with this book and if you haven't already read it...you should!

3 comments:

Amanda said...

The Host is such a great book! I did like the twilight series better however. If you have any other good book suggestions let me know. I am desperate to find another good book!!!

The Baldwin Brigade said...

I couldn't stop thinking about it for days after. I'm with you, The Host trumps Twilight. If only slightly.

Brooke said...

I dunno I almost feel like Im cheating on my edward if I read this book!....but you have me wanting to see what its all about! everyone thinks they love twilight I know..but I want to hunt edward down and let him bite me.... :)
ps I have been stalking your blog for a while now and you do beautiful work! :)