Max Movie Review

Max is a movie about a marine dog that lost his handler in Iraq. People don’t always see this side of war, or take into account that animals suffer just like people. In fact animals could suffer more then people. An animal will bond so closely with you that they will never leave your side. Yes people do this as well. But for an animal all they know is their owner. When there owner dies suddenly they don’t understand and are very confused. This can cause an animal to grieve and have a change in personality because they don’t understand.

This is what happened with Max. He couldn’t understand why his handler, Kyle, passed away. He couldn’t understand why he was in a cage and why the marines were trying to re-train him with a new handler (though you don’t see this in the movie it can be inferred).

The only person Max will semi go near is Justin, Kyle’s younger brother. Justin wants nothing to do with Max. Several times it is sought to be because Justin missed his brother that he grew to resent the dog. So many times Justin wanted to give the dog up but when it came down to it he really loved the dog and really missed his brother.

Justin meets Carmen and she shows him how to train Max. This is really when Justin really starts to bond with Max. From here the rest of the story takes off and it becomes a heartwarming film that is also adventurous.

You don’t really see a sad movie develop into a heartwarming adventurous film, but this one did it and was successful. Several portions had the audience in tears, but then other parts had us laughing.

I rate this movie five stars, and believe everyone should go see this tale of what happens to animals when they lose their owners. It’ll really make you think.

Troubled Souls Book Review




The sinking of the Titanic was one of the most shocking tragedies in history. Rosalee has always had a strange fascination with the whole thing. She never understood why she was so curious about the ship, the passengers, and the sinking… Until she visited an artifact exhibit in Las Vegas, and started having dreams of being a passenger on the ship in 1912.

Once she finds out which passenger she is portraying in these visions, she does some research and finds out that not only is the woman buried nearby, but she also has a striking resemblance to her.

Now she has a million questions, and the only thing that can help her get the answers is the spirit of the passenger… And possibly the handsome Historian in a suit.


Five Stars

I literally wish I could rate this novel over five stars. To say I loved it would be an understatement. This book was absolutely amazing and I’m heartbroken that I finished it in the few days I did.

Scholl postings such a wonderful picture. I felt like I was aboard the Titanic. I felt I was in the story watching it all. I was hooked from the first chapter, which is very rare for me.

Rosa and Bradley are solid characters and there love raises from the pages. From the first time he is mentioned you know they are in love and anything less than that would be wrong. They are prefect for one another. I’m not going to spoil anything, but if the ending that happened would of been different I would have been disappointed and heartbroken.

The story was amazing and I will definitely read Scholl’s work again. She’s an amazing writer and a vividly brilliant story partner.