Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What I read for the year 2008

1. Measle and The Dragodon 5 stars (I would give it 10000 stars if could)
2. The Carnivours Carnival by Lemony Snicket 5 stars
3. The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket 5 stars
4. The Island of the Blue Dolphins 5 stars (I would give it 19834 if I could)
5. The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket 5 stars
6. The Field Guide 5 stars
7. The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket 5 stars
8. The End by Lemony Snicket 5 stars
9. Heidi 3 1/2 stars (I didn't really like it but my mom LOVES IT!)
10. A Window to the World by Suzan Meissner 5 stars (I would give it 5000341 if I could)
11. Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman 4 1/2 stars
12. Ghosthunters book 3 4 1/2 stars
13. The Ballad of Lucy Whipple 5 stars
14. Twilight 5 stars (I would give it 100000034242 stars if I could)
15. New Moon 5 stars (I would give it 100 if I could)
16. Eclipse 5 stars (I would give it 10009084 if I could)
17. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 4 1/2
18. The Clue on the Silver Screen by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
19. Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke 5 stars
20. Bad Times, Big Crimes by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
21. Secret of the Spa by Carolyn Keene 4 1/2
22. Dangerous Plays by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
23. The Wish List by Eoin Colfer 5 stars
24. The Stolen Relic by Carolyn Keene 4 1/2 stars
25. A Race Against Time by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
26. Pit of Vipers by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
27. Eleven by Patrica Giff 5 stars
28. Lights, Camera... by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
29. Shadowland (The Mediator Book 1) by Meg Cabbot 5 stars
30. Intruder (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
31. Gossamer by Lois Lowry 5 stars
32. Getting Burned by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
33. Murder on the Set by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
34. Dressed to Steal by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
35. Bright Shadow by Avi 5 stars
36. Scooby-Doo and the Seashore-Slimer 4 1/2 stars
37. Scooby-Doo and the Vampire's Revenge 4 1/2 stars
38. Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath 5 stars
39. Troubled Waters by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
40. Matilda by Roald Dahl 5 stars (I would give it 074394701923 if I could)
41. Framed by Carolyn Keene 4 1/2 stars
42. Summer Promise (The Christy Miller Series) 5 stars!
43. Secret of Candlelight Inn by Carolyn Keene 5 stars
44. A Whisper and a Wish by Robin Gunn (The Christy Miller Series) 5 stars!
45. Yours Forver Christy Miller 5 stars
46. A View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg 3 1/2
47. Surprise Endings by Robin Gun 5 stars
48. Island Dream (Christy Miller Series) by Robin Gunn 5 stars
49. A Heart Full of Hope (Christy Miller) by Robin Gunn 5 stars
50. Mom's Everything Book For Daughters
51. Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm 5 stars
52. Christy Miller True Friends by Robin Gunn 5 stars
53. Starry Night Christy Miller by Robin Gunn 5 stars
54. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer 5 stars (I read it again)
55. (Don't you the name or author, on my mom's list it has more)
56. (Same as the 55th book)
57. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer 5 stars (Read it again)
58. Seventeen Wishes (Christy Miller) by Robin Gunn 5 stars



I hope all of you readers would give some of these books a try! I have read 58 books this year!

Natalie

Monday, December 29, 2008

Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon (Computer Game Nancy Drew)



Title: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
Rated: E for Everyone
Description: Join the Hardy Boys on the mystery train bound for adventure. Sort through deception to find the treasure at the end of the line.









This game is fun also! I this I like this one better then Curse of Blackmoor Manor. I like it because, it isn't too scary, and isn't too hard. And this time you aren't in a creepy house, or manor, you're in a train.
Nancy has been invited by the Hardy Boys on an adventure to find the long lost treasure of Jake (don't remember his last name). His wife died on the train and he buried her.
Help Nancy find all of the clues on the train, to find Jake's lost gold mine. Or is it all about gold?
Natalie

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Computer Game and Nancy Drew)


Title: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Rated: E For Everyone
Description: A phantom horse leaves a trail of frightening "accidents." Divine the truth from the ghost stories or you might be next on the list for unearthly revenge.
Nancy's friends, Bess and George, invited Nancy to come and stay at Shadow Ranch with them and their Aunt Bet and Uncle Ed. But soon Nancy discovers that there is a mystery on her hands. There are myths about a guy named Dirk Valentine, who was in love with a girl named Frances Humber.
Dirk was then hanged for robbery, and Frances left her father forever, for he was the on who wanted to hang Dirk. But what Frances never found out was that Dirk had left her money, but France's father hid it.
Nancy then finds out that there is a phantom horse on the ranch and might be trying to scare the people of of the ranch. Help Nancy find out who the culprit is and where the treasure is.
By the way, I have a good walk through for this game if you need help!
Natalie

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Curse of Blackmoor Manor (Computer Game, Nancy Drew)




Title: Curse of Blackmoor Manor


Rated: E for Everyone


Description: Something sinister lurks in the haunted mansion's tragic past. Confront the myths and the beasts that have ruined the Penvellyn family's happy endings!






First of all, this is the scariest and hardest Nancy Drew game of all, and I agree with that. So make sure that you are very smart, and don't get scared easily. (Of course, I used a walk through, so if you are having trouble with this game, leave me your email, and I will give you a great walk through)


I LOVE this game. This is my favorite of all the Nancy Drew games I have played! Nancy Drew is going to Blackmoor to figure out what is wrong with Linda, who just got married to a man named Hugh.

It starts out with you leaving a bus and walking up to the door. And you are Nancy and you are her eyes, ears, hands, and mouth. Walk around this mansion figuring out who the culprit is.

I want to thank my mom for helping me, and my brother. They both helped me in some games. And just to let you know, it took me 2 times, because I had to restart it. And even though I got frustrated, you shouldn't, because you will be happy when you finish the game!

Natalie



P.S. I got this for Christmas, I also got The Secret of Shadow Ranch, Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon, and Secret of the Old Clock. Next will either be, Secret of Shadow Ranch, or Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon. I have already wrote a review on Secret of the Old Clock.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seventeen Wishes Christy Miller by Robin Gunn


Title: Seventeen Wishes
Author: Robin Jones Gunn
Stars: 5
Description: It's summer, and that means the beach and other adventures. And Christy Miller's best friend, Katie, is always full of ideas. They'll be camp counselors! But when Katie can't go, Christy is bewildered and overwhelmed by her fifth-grade girls, who have boundless energy for everything except what Christy wants then to do. Do they even hear a word she says? Soon they're playing matchmaker between Christy and Jaeson, a handsome counselor...and he doesn't seem to mind. When Chrisy's seventeenth birthday arrives later in the summer, just what will she be wishing for?
Christy's friend, Katie, has signed them both up as camp counselors! But soon Katie finds out that her parents won't let her go, so Christy is a little afraid. A couple of hours with her fifth-grade girl campers, is just about enough to make anyone go insane.
But Christy finds out that she needs to show love and compassion to these little girls. And when she does it makes things a lot easier. And then Christy's seventeenth birthday comes up. And she finds out that everything is perfect the way it is.
Natalie

Monday, December 15, 2008

Poll

I have a poll under my profile. Please take it so I know if I need to write more in my reviews or not.

Thanks for understanding!

Natalie

P.S. If the poll doesn't show up on your computer, please tell me!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Twilight The Movie



Ok, first of all....THIS IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE!! I hardly changed anything, just little tiny things to fit the movie. If you have read the book, I really recommend this to you!

Robert Pattinson played the part of Edward perfectly. My mom and I think that Bella kind of over-acted it but it was still good.

My mom and I also wished that they would have showed more of the family and Alice. Ashley Greene played Alice really good! She was perfect!

This movie is Rated PG-13 for violence and a scene of sensuality.

I really have to tell, you this will definitely be on my wish list for my birthday next year!

My favorite part was Bella and Edward's first kiss, and when the Cullens are making a meal for Bella, and Edward says she just ate and Rosalie has a bowl of salad in her hand and smashes it into little pieces. I also that it was cool that they showed Stephenie Meyer in the movie. She was at a counter saying thank you to the waiter.

There is one scene wear Bella and Edward make-out. And then there is some violence. Alice tears a head off (doesn't really show it), vampires crashing through windows and then Bella gets a cut on her head by being thrown into a wall. And then it shows the bad vampire break Bella's leg. I had to look away in some parts but it was really cool!

Natalie

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Starry Nigh Christy Miller by Robin Gunn



Title: Starry Night

Author: Robin Gunn

Stars: 5

Description: It's Christmastime, and Christy Miller has so much going on: family time, work, and maybe, going to the Rose Bowl Parade with a bunch of friends. If only she could answer Uncle Bob's tough questions. Todd's buddy Doug gives her some insight, and she starts to appreciate him in a whole new way. Rick Doyle shows up again...but is he pursuing Christy or the cutest elf at the mall? Will Christy find someone to count the stars with?

Christy is ready for her Christmas break. She spends some time with her friends in Newport Beach. She starts to appreciate Doug, Todd's best friend, in a whole new way and wonders if they will ever be more then friendship.

Rick has changed very much. Christy isn't sure if they want to start over with their relationship. She is also having trouble with her Uncle Bob's hard questions. What will she do?

In this book I like it that Christy's best friend gets her first kiss. So you can tell there is some kisses in this book.

Natalie

My 104th Post!

This post is my 104th post!

Natalie

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Girlz Rule

(I couldn't find a picture for this) This is a really good CD with all of Famous girlz first singles sung by girlz our ages! It is really cool! Here are the songs!

1. No One Like You by Barlow Girl

2. More To Life by Stacie Orrico

3. You're My God by Jaci Velasquez

4. I Thank You by Rebecca St. James

5. What Are You Waiting For by Natalie Grant

6. I Am by Ginny Owens

7. Hide by Joy Williams

8. With All of my Heart by Zoe Girl

9. All I Need by Bethany Dillon

10. What If by Nichole Nordeman

11. One My Knees by Jaci Velasquez

12. Amazing Grace

My favs are numbers, 2, and 5. I recommend!

Natalie

Pure NRG Here We Go Again


This is a really good Kids Christian Band. These 3 kids are teenagers and have really good voices! I would really recommend this CD to Christians.
Songs are..
1. Here We Go Again
2. Any Which Way
3. Like
4. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
5. Call of Jesus
6. Get Up
7. Girls can Change the World
8. BFF
9. Inside Out
10. That's What Friends are For
11. Are You Ready
12. More
13. Precious Girls Club
My favs are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7!
Natalie

Superchick Beauty From Pain



This is a rock band that sings about Jesus. They are really good singers! They have some of their best songs on here! The songs are...

1. Anthem

2. Pure

3. Bowling Ball

4. We Live

5. One Girl Revolution

6. Wishes

7. Stand in the Rain

7. Courage

8. It's On

9. Suddenly

10. Beauty From Pain

My favs are these numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Natalie

Taylor Swift Fearless


This CD is my favorite out of all of hers. She is a really good singer! She isn't Pop like most of the girls I listen to she is Country. I recommend!
These are the songs on the CD.
1. Fearless
2. Fifteen
3. Love Story
4. Hey Stephen
5. White Horse
6. Your Belong With Me
7. Breath
8. Tell Me Why
9. The Way I Loved You
10. Forever and Always
11. The Best Day
12. Change
My favs are numbers, 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9.
Natalie

Friday, December 5, 2008

True Friends by Robin Gunn Christy Miller



Title: True Friends

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Stars: 5

Description: What is a true friend? Christy Miller knows two of them: Todd and Katie. To show how much she appreciates them, she writes to Todd, who's off surfing in Hawaii, and she agrees to join the ski club with Katie...even though she's scared of skiing! Fortunately, Christy and Katie can laugh as they bumble their way around the bunny slopes of Lake Tahoe. But Christy finds herself caught between new friends and her loyalty to Katie. Will Christy find a way to be a true friend when it counts the most? And will Todd ever write back?

This book is like the second book because it shows a really good moral to this story. When Christy and Katie join the ski club their hole friendship turns upside down. Christy finds new rich friends and whats to teach them about Jesus Christ. But then she finds out that they are hiding a liquor in their cabin.

Katie tries to speak up and tell on them. But nobody believes her. Will Christy stand up for Katie when it counts?

In this book there are rich mean girls. They bring vodka into the cabin. But to tell you, these books are only for about 9 or 10 years old and up. These books aren't go little girls.

Natalie

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Please Pray

Please pray for my family. We have been having money problems. I won't be able to do Tae-kwon-do and Voice Lessons for about a month and a half. So please pray that my mom and dad can make more money.

But as long as we have food in our bellies and enough money for our health, we will be fine. So please really pray for us.

Natalie

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Horton Hears a Who



Title: Horton Hears a Who

Rated: PG

Stars: 5

This movie is really cute and funny. At the end it reminds me of the first Narnia movie. If you watch this movie you will see why. I think you should see this movie. It is about the Who's living in Who-Ville on a Speck, on another larger speck were there is a elephant that is trying to bring them to a safer place.

But only the Mayer can hear Horton (the elephant) It take a elephant and a really tiny Who it make everybody believe them.

I recommend this to you!

Natalie

Journey To The Center of the Earth


Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth
Rated: PG
Stars: 5
This is a fun, thrilling adventure movie. Everybody knows that is now what the center of the earth looks like but this is a fun movie. It has dinosaurs, rare birds, more then a 1,000,000,000 foot drops, and people shooting out of a volcano.
I would really recommend this movie to you. It is fun, funny, and thrilling.
Natalie

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Look down, please

If you scroll down, you can see that I put some more things up on my blog! Tell me what you think!

Natalie

P.S. Also, if you read this blog, and have a Blogger acount, please follow this blog then! I only have 1 person!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm



Title: Penny From Heaven


Author: Jennifer Holm


Stars: 5


Description: It's 1953 and eleven-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing that simple for Penny. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mother's afraid she'll catch polio at the pool. To make matters worse, her favoritet uncle is living in a car. Her Nonny cries every time her father's name is mentioned. And the two sides of her family aren't speaking to each other. When it rains it sure does rain, but Penny's learning that like the song says... even the darkest clouds may just contain some pennies from heaven.





This book is one of my favorites. Well, most of them are. But this one is based on a true story. Well, part of it is. But this story is a very good story about listening to your family and having fun.


Penny's dad died when she was little. And she doesn't know why. Her mother won't talk to her dads side of the family. Penny doesn't understand at all. Her mother won't let her go to the pool or the movie theater because her mother thinks she might get polio.


This book is just a really good book about family and more.




Who is Your Favorite Character and Why? I think my favorite character would be Frankie. Penny's cousin. Why? He is funny and always gets into trouble. That is mostly the funny part.
What is Your Favorite Part and Why? My favorite part would be when Penny's mother's boyfriend asks Penny for her mother's hand in marriage. Why? Because it is a good moment between Penny and her soon to be daddy.



Are You Like The Main Character Or Why Aren't You? Yes, I would say I am like the main character, Penny. Well, in some ways. I don't sneak off to the pool when my mom says not to. So I would says in some ways!
I really enjoyed this book! Try is out!
Natalie

Sunday, November 16, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year


Title: High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Disney
Rated: G
Stars: 5
My mom took me to see this movie last night. It was a girl's night. There were all of theses mom's and daughters in line. Before I went to see this, all of my friends and moms said that this was the best movie of all three.
And it was. It was perfect! The songs were really good also! I have to agree with everyone who thinks this is the best movies so far!
My mom really liked it also! This is a really good movie to watch for a Mom-Daughter time. This was a really fun movie!
Natalie

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hannah Montana Season 1


Title: Hannah Montana Season 1
Disney
Stars: 5
Hannah Montana is one of my favorite Disney shows. It is about a girl that want to become famous but not let anybody know it is her. So she puts a wig on and sings her heart out. So she is a normal girl, and a pop star!
Miley Cyrus plays this act perfectly. And this show is really funny also! 4 discs and 26 episode of fun! There was only one episode that I haven't seen because I used to watch this all the time.
If you like a good laugh, are a girly-girl like me (even if you aren't, my friend Cait is a total tom-boy and she loves this show) this is for you!

Here are the episodes! They have silly names sometimes!
1. Lilly, Do You Want To Know a Secret?
2. Miley Get Your Gum
3. She's A Super Sneak
4. I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't
5. It's My Part and I'll If I Want
6. Grandma Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Play Favorites
7. It's a Mannequin's World
8. Mascot Love
9. Ooh, Ooh, Itchy Woman
10. O Say Can You...Remember These Words?
11. Oops, I meddled Again
12. On The Road Again
13. You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit is About You
14. New Kid in School
15. More Than a Zombie To Me
16. Good Golly, Miss Dolly
17. Torn Between Two Hannah's
18. People Who Use People
19. Money For Nothing, Guilt For Free
20. Debt It Be
21. Boyfriend's Jackson And There's Going Be Trouble
22. We Are Family-Now Get Me Some Water
23. Schooly Bully
24. The Idol Side of Me
25. Smells like Teen Sellout
26. Bad Moose Rising
My favorite episode is Smells Like Teen Sellout, and mostly all of them. Unless you have seen them over and over again, like I have!
Have lots of fun with this!
Natalie

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I am an Alice! What Cullen R U?

If you look under my profile you can see that I most list Alice Cullen! If you like the Twilight series, take the quiz and tell me which Cullen you are more like!


Natalie

High School Musical and Hannah Montana DVD Game






Title: High School Musical DVD Game



Disney

Stars: 4



For Everyone!



Description: Join the coolest school in town! All you nee is a DVD player and a remote control! Play on your own, or with friends and family in Party Play mode!





~Take center stage and perform songs!



~Engage in dance-offs by your self or with friends!



~All of this and lots of games! This all adds up to about a dozen of games and fun!





This game is different from other games, you don't add up scores from all games, well, there isn't score at all. But this game has about a dozen of games, dance-offs, singing, and games, and more!



Pick how many players are going to play and who you are going to be then you are off! Play all of these games with your friends. You can pick Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Sharpay, and Ryan!









Title: Hannah Montana DVD Game

Disney

Stars: 4

For Everyone!

Description: Get ready to rock with Hannah! All you need is your DVD player a remote control! Play on your own, or with friends and family is Party Play mode.

~Perform the best hits by Hannah Montana!

~Do a dance-off!

~Drive the crown wild with your fabulous drumming!

~Hours of fun!

This DVD game is just like the HSM game except it is Hannah Montana! There are quizzes, dance-offs, singing, and more! Have fun with your friends and family!

You can pick from, Hannah, Jackson, Lily, Miley, Oliver, and Miley's dad! This also has over a dozen games! Have fun with this game that wonderful Disney made up!

Natalie

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Heart Full of Hope (Christy Miller) by Robin Gunn


Title: A Heart Full of Hope
Author: Robin Gunn
Stars: 5
Description: Christy Miller is sixteen, and that means she can finallu date! Rick has waited months for this, and he has a whole list of dates planned. He's not happy about her early curfews and a weekend job, but Christy knows her parents aren't about to negotiate on those points. Really, she's dazzled to be pursued be such a thoughtful guy. So why does she feel overwhelmed? Where does Todd fit into her life now? And can a guy really fulfill all her hopes?
This book is practically all about boyfriend girlfriend and the love between Rick and Christy.
Christy is now able to date! She and Rick get together and and date. Rick has a list of dates, and more. He is the most thoughtful and the most sweetest guy Christy has ever met. But Christy finds out that they were much happier when they were just friends. What will happen? And were does Todd fit into her life? And will she turn to God for help?
There are a whole bunch of kisses because Rick and Christy become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Natalie

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Island Dreamer (Christy Miller) by Robin Gunn




Title: Island Dreamer

Author: Robin Gunn

Stars: 5

Description: Christy Miller is spending her sixteenth birthday on Maui with her family, Todd, and Paula, her best friend from Wisconsin! What could be better? But Christy soon finds out that she and Paula don't have as much in common anymore. Paula's obsessed with having a boyfriend...even if it means stealing Todd from Christy. Will he choose Paula over her? Or will the islands send Christy dreaming in new directions?



Christy can't wait for her best friend, Paula from Wisconsin, to come for her "Sweet Sixteen!" When she gets here they find out that they are going to spend Christy birthday in Maui! How fun! But it turns out to be not very much fun for Christy when she finds out that Paula and her are totally different.

Paula is really wants a boyfriend, and will do anything to get one. Even flirting with Todd.



There are a few things in here that Paula does that aren't very good. She wears a bikini, and she is also wants to lose her virginity just to fit in with her friends. (Not Christy though) She does a couple of lies.


Christy Miller series is one of my favorite series! I think any non-Christian or Christian would like these books.



Natalie

Friday, October 31, 2008

New Background

I got a New Background! Tell me what you think! I love Blue so I thought this was cute!

Comment and tell me what you think!

Natalie

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Surprise Endings by Robin Gunn (Christy Miller)



Title: Surprise Endings

Author: Robin Jones Gunn

Stars: 5

Description: Christy Miller is determined that things are going to go her way this spring. Her heart is set on becoming a cheerleader, and with all the practice she's put in, she's sure she can pass the tough tryouts. What's even more exciting is that the prom is just around the corner, and Christy gets swept away making plans for her dress, the dinner, and the entire event. But her dreams turn to bitter disappointment when her parents tell her she won't be allowed to attend the prom, and Christy watches in tears as Todd takes another girl. And all her hard work for a spot on cheer leading squad can't erase the fact that one of the cheerleaders makes it clear that Christy isn't welcome. Can Christy leave a space in her heart for God to fill, or will she keep looking to others for her happiness?

Christy really wants to be a cheerleader. She practices and practices. And she is also so excited that the prom is coming up. But then she is really sad because her parents aren't going to let are attend the prom. And then what makes it worse, is that Todd is taking someone else.

And one of the girls on the cheer leading squad make it clear that Christy is not welcome. With all of this built up inside her, will she turn to God?

Natalie

A View From Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg



Title: A View From Saturday

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Stars: 3 1/2

Description: HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team?
It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen?
It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued.
Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen.
This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.

This isn't one my my favorite book but it was ok. This book is about all of these students, Noah, Nadia, Ethan, and Julian. It has a story about each of these students. Mrs. Olinski has to pick her students for this competition. And this book shows how she comes to pick her students, and how this changed her life.

Who is Your Favorite Character and Why? I don't really have a favorite character, but I really like Julian. Why? Because he is smart, caring, and he isn't like the other characters in the book.

What is Your Favorite Part and Why? I like the end part when Mrs. Olinski says,"Did I choose you, or did you choose me?" And the students answer saying, "Yes!" Why? Because that is a part where you figure out that the students care just as much for Mrs. Olinski just as much as she cares for them.

Why are you like the Main Character or why aren't you? I don't really know who the main character is, but I am guessing it is Mrs. Olinski. I am not sure. Maybe in some ways. Why? Because at the beginning she is kind of strict she thinks it is not appropriate to applause and cheer. But at the end, her students change her into someone loving and caring. So I would say yes and no!

I liked this book but I wouldn't say this is one of my favorites. But this book is heart warming!

I don't remember any bad words.

Natalie

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen


Title: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Walt Disney
Rated: PG
Description: When the always dramatic Lola and her family move from the center of everything in New York City to the center of a cultural wasteland the suburban New Jersey, she feels her life is simply not worth living. But not matter who or what gets in the way, Lola won't give up on her life's ambition: to be a star!
OK, for starters, she really is a drama queen.
Lola (Her real name is Mary) is heart-broken when they move to New Jersey. But she finds a friend, Ella, that is into the same rock band. But shortly after, she finds out that her favorite band is breaking up and their last concert is in New York.
Well, Lola then decides that she is going to go to that concert no matter what. No matter what it takes....
This is a good movie nothing bad except for Oh My Go*, and crap. Nothing horrible though.
Natalie

Tinkerbell the Movie





Title: Tinkerbell



Walt Disney



Rated: G






This movie is about Tinkerbell, before Peter Pan. Now everything comes for something, the seasons changing, water turning from a solid to a liquid, and more. Tinkerbell is born and picks her talent. But the one she that finds her isn't the one she wants.



She is a Tinker. Building things for other faeries. So Tink goes out trying to find a a different talent so she can go to our world.




Natalie

Friday, October 17, 2008

Yours Forever by Robin Gunn



Title: Yours Forever

Author: Robin Gunn

Stars: 5

Description: Christy's can't wait to spend her Christmas vacation back in Newport Beach with her friends from last summer. Even before she arrives, all she can think about is arranging her schedule so she can spend every minute of her time with Todd. But her vacation fantasies turns to failures when all her careful planning alienates one of her best friends, makes Todd mad at her, and insults her aunt. Will Christy figure out how to handle all these mixed emotions and mend these frayed relationships? Will her friends-and God- show her the true meanings of "yours forever?"


Christy is spending her Christmas vacation with her aunt and uncle in Newport Beach. She can't wait to spend all she can with Todd. But everything fades away when she makes one of her best friend mad at her, makes her aunt angry at her, and more. Christy needs to turn to God for help, will she do that?


There are a couple of kisses in this book and one of her none-Christa in friends gets pregnant at 17 and before she is married. She thought off getting an abortion but changes her mind. She then turns to a Christian thing and they help her through it!


Loved it!

Natalie

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Whisper and a Wish


Title: A Whisper and a Wish
Author: Robin Gunn
Stars: 5
Description: Fifteen-year old Christy is thrilled that her family is moving to California! She'll be right back at the beach with all her friends from last summer. But her dreams of a beach reunion are dashed when she learns her family will be living in an obscure town farther inland. Christy has to start all over again, meeting new friends and trying to fit in. At first things seen to be going well. She is accepted by a group of popular girls, which launches guys at the school seems interested in her. But while her new friends are fun, some of them are facing problems that Christy doesn't know how to deal with-including a run-in with the police. As disappointments grow and things spin out of control, will Christy turn to God for help? Will her dreams and wishes come true?
Christy's family is moving to California! But not at Newport Beach where her aunt and uncle live. She has to start all over with new friends and everything! But soon she finds a group of girls, Janella, Katie, and Brittney.
But one of girls are having some problems. Christy wants to help her but she doesn't know what to do. Will she turn to God for help?
There are some drug uses in this book. One of her friends have bulimia. And later they get in trouble with the police by stealing. But it wasn't Christy's fault it was her friends fault.
I really liked this book! The first book in the Christy Miller series is called Summer Promise if you want to join in the fun!
Natalie

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Secret of Candlelight Inn by Carolyn Keene



Title: The Secret of Candlelight Inn

Author: Carolyn Keene

Stars: 5

Description: When Emmaline Whitby died, she bequeathed the historic Candlelight Inn to the Guilding Eyes foundation. Dedicated to helping the blind, the foundation plans to create a training canter for Seeing Eye dogs. But as Nancy is about discover the inn is not only full of hope and history, it's also packed with deep secrets and dark dangers. Twenty-five years ago a ring of counterfeiters flooded River Heights with fake twenty-dollar bills. No the funny money has resurfaced, and Nancy's found the source-a hidden room at the inn. But to get the truth behind the money, Nancy risks paying a high price. The cash may be counterfeit, but the threat on her life chillingly real!

Bess is helping with the dogs that are going to be training to help blind people. She is going to take care of one until it is old enough to go to this school. But soon Nancy finds out that there is some mystery.

A while ago there was a counterfeit ring that put a lot of fake money into River Heights. And just now it is coming back. When Nancy and her friends set to the case, threats and other things start happening....

There are a couple of kisses in this book but nothing to bad.

I recommend this book to you!

Natalie

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Summer Promise by Robin Jones Gunn



Title: Chirtsy Miller Series

Author: Robin Jones Gunn Focus on the Family

Stars: 5

Description: A fourteen-year-old Christy leaves leaves her family's Wisconsin farm to spend the summer at her wealthy aunt and uncle's beach home in Newport, California, she realizes this could be the best summer of her life. Her aunt is bending over backward to see that Christy's every wish is granted, the popular beach crowd is actually talking to her, and she catches the attention of the cute surfer named Todd. But the summer doesn't turn out as Christy hoped. Suddenly, she is faced with the choices she's never had to make before, and the safe world she has always known comes crashing around her. Through it all, Christy struggles to keep her promise to her parents not to do anything she'll regret. But will she stop at nothing to get Todd, to be accepted and to force her summer to give her everything it promised?

First of all, I love this book! It is perfected for Christian and None-Christian girls my age and up. It talks about what is right and wrong.

Chrisy has become this whole new girl. Her aunt as changed her. Her wardrobe, her hair, her make-up, everything. When she does that she starts attracting attention, people watching her and being friendly.

She meets this guy named Todd that she really likes. She has to keep this promise to her parents not to do anything she will regret, but can she do that while trying to get Todd's attention?

I really recommend this book to all girls. You will love it!

Natalie

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart





Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society


Author: Trenton Lee Stewart

Stars: 5

This book is one that I like just as much as The Penderwicks. But this one is a science fiction. But this book is very good.

A strange test with strange questions, a strange mission, a strange school. A lot of kids show up when an ad is in the newspaper asking children if they are gifted and if they want to do something amazing.

Well, only four people pass. Now their mission is to find out what Ledroptha Curtain is doing.

This is a book that you will keep you going and you will never want to stop. If you want more Mysterious Benedict Society look for book 2!

I really recommend this to you!

Natalie

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My Favorite TV Shows

Here is a little thing about my favorite TV shows!

















Miley Cyrus is a very good singer and she is also a good actress! I love this show! I also have all her CDS!

















A detective show that is a very good show! Monk has problem that makes him very uncomfortable if anything is out of place. A button not buttoned, germs, and everything. Now it isn't funny about what he has but it is funny what he does to make everything even.
By the way, in the movie he is the like California's number one detective! SO GOOD!















Another detective show! Shawn, on the right, is so FUNNY! And so is Gus. The other one! Shawn is a very good at advising things. Why it is called Psych is because the police think that Shawn is psych. It is SO FUNNY!



















This is also a very good show! My mom and dad used to watch it, and now my brothers, me, and my mom watch it. And sometimes my dad. It is so good!

Hope you give them a try! They are very good!
Natalie

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Framed by Carolyn Keene



Title: Framed

Author: Carolyn Keen

Stars: 4 1/2

Description: A prince is in River Heights. A prince! Granted, he's from a relatively minor royal family, but still. This is the big news. The headlines get even bigger once the prince is found toting a painting for his family's good friend Mrs. Mahoney-because within hours of his arrival, the federal authorities arrest him. They suspect he stile the painting from his family. Dad and I aren't buying it. We have a hunch there's more to this-ahem-picture. But can we save the prince before he's wrongfully crowned "criminal"?

When one of Nancy's friends-Mrs. Mahoney, calls and tells her there is a mystery she needs Nancy to figure out, Nancy finds out that a prince is in River Heights. But the mystery is that the authorities arrest him. They think that he stole the painting from his family. Nancy and her dad aren't falling for it. Why does her dad have anything to do with it? He is a lawyer for the prince, what is Nancy's job? Figure out how a prince knows, little old Mrs. Mahoney.

Natalie

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Have You Heard Taylor Swift's New Song?

Take a look at it! The song is called Love Story! It is like Pride and Pejdice! Tell me if you like it!

She is a really good singer!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is the video!

Natalie

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Devil's Arthimtic the MOVIE

I am not going to review it but I just want to tell you how sad it was. How many Jews were killed at that time. And they way there were killed was just plain horrible. They kind of changed the movie a little bit from the book but it still was good.

It has Jane from Spider man as Hannah. It was very good but it was sad also. Because it was just so sad, how they died.

There are a couple of visual scenes. When they show what happens in the gas stoves and stuff. And people also get hanged. It was very sad but not to bad.


Matilda by Roald Dahl




Title: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahlf (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Stars: 5

Description: Who put superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents0and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Trunchbull, two hundred menacing pounds of kid-hating headmistress. Get rid of the Trunchbull and Matilda would be a hero. But that would take a superhuman genius, wouldn't it?



I love this book! Part of it is a fantasy because it has a little bit of magic in it, but I LOVE fantasy! And of course, Roald Dahl is a good writer!

Matilda is a genius. I mean it! A five-year-old girl is a genius. She talked perfectly when she was 2 years old, new how to read in about 5. And she taught herself all of this. Well, her parents are just plain mean to her. They call her dump, idiot, and they say SHUT UP! Yep, they are mean.

Well, when she is old enough to go to school, she just amazing her teacher Miss Honey. Miss Honey talks to the headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, but there is NO way that Matilda is going to movie up. The Trunchbull is just TO mean.

This is some of the things that The Trunchbull does to her students!

1. Pulls them by the hair

2. Pulls them by their ears

And more!


Matilda would be a hero if she got rid of The Trunchbull, well, it would just take a lot of magic to do that!



There is the wold a** in and then OH MY GAWD. But nothing really really bad.



Monday, September 22, 2008

ICarly


Title: ICarly
Nickelodeon
Description: Hey there, people of Earth! It's Carly, Sam, and Freddie coming to you with some of the best episodes from Season 1 of ICarly! Revisit favorite ICarly moments and web features like ICrush It, ISpit takes, random dancing, and more!
ICarly is a TV show by Nickelodeon about a web show that is really famous called ICarly. Her neighbor, Freddie, and her best friend Samantha, otherwise known as Sam, do it with her. They do a show one every week week and they have a lot of viewers.
I favorite episodes are,
IDream of Dance
IScreem on Halloween
IWant a World Record
and
IPromise Not To Tell
Now in this movie there is some bad word such as, Oh my Go*. And it is a little crude in some places but it wasn't to bad.



Sunday, September 21, 2008

Troubled Waters by Carolyn Keene


Title: Troubled Waters
Author: Carolyn Keene
Stars: 5
Description: When heavy rains washed out the low-lying towns around River Heights, my friends and I knew we had to help. That's we we hooked up with Helping Homes to build apartments. Then the two-time state basketball champe, the Lowell University Bullets, showed up-and the waters, so to speak, turn murky. While George couldn't be happier about working close to J. C. Valdez, the Bullets' start foreword, not everyone around us is a fan. For starters, take the person who is destroying our work and spray painting threats to J. C. on the walls. Is this the product of some basketball feud, or something much larger? I may be up to my elbows in Sheetrock, but that won't slow my sleuthing....
After a whole bunch of floods, and people losing their homes, Nancy and her friends just know they have to help build new apartments. George is very excited about getting to meet J. C. Valdez, a good basketball player on the team of the Bullets. Very soon pictures are stolen, walls are spray painted with nasty messages to J.C., and rooms are broken into.
After all of this stuff happens, Nancy knows that she is going to have to help the people in need, and to help find the vandal.
Natalie

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath


Title: Everything on a Waffle
Author: Polly Horvath (Author of The Trolls)
Stars: 5 (I love this book! It ends very good!)
Description: Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score. For all practical purposes, at least for the time being, Primrose is an orphan, and there's no great clamoring of prospective adopters. After realizing the impracticality of continuing to pay Miss Perfidy (a moth-ball scented elderly lady) an hourly wage to baby-sit her, the town council is able to locate a relative, Uncle Jack, who is reluctantly takes Primrose into his care. Primrose does warm up to living with him and his home, despite the eerie noises resembling a hockey game that haunt her in the night. But true sanctuary can always be found at a restaurant called The Girl on the Red Swing, where everything including lasagna-is served on a waffle, and where the proprietor, Miss Bowzer offers a willing ear, as well as sage advise. Through a mixture of eccentric humor and probing philosophy, author Polly Horvath makes Primrose's search for peace and understanding a most memorable one.
Everything on a Waffle is about a girl who has lost her parents one day when there is a terrible storm and her father is out fishing and her moth decides to go look for him. Well, everybody else thinks that she lost her parents. Primrose Squarp thinks that her parents are still alive just abandoned out in the middle of nowhere.
This book, I love. My mom wanted me to read it and I love it! In this book Primrose looses her sweaters, a toe, and a piece of a finger but for some strange reason, everything turns out just the way it should.
Who is Your Favorite Character and Why? One of my favorite characters is her Uncle Jack. Why? Because he is so nice and kind.
What is Your Favorite Part and Why? (Don't read any of the question if you don't want to find out that happens) I like it when her parents come back on a boat and her uncle faints!! Why? Because that part is funny!
Why are you like the Main Character or why aren't you? I don't know if I am like the main character. I mean in some ways I am not, because I have parents and in my little town there isn't a restaurant where everything you eat comes with a waffle. But in someways I am like her because I have two loving parents. So in some ways I am like her and some ways I am not.
I really liked this book and I advise you to read.
Natalie
P.S. After each chapter there is a recipe.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bright Shadow by Avi


Title: Bright Shadow
Author: Avi (He is one of my favorite authors)
Stars: 5 (Though one of the parts didn't end the way I liked it)
Description: In one day, Morwenna has gone from being the lowliest servant in the king's castle to the most powerful person in the land, for she has become the wizard, the bearer of the last five wishes in the kingdom. But with her new gift comes rules: She cannot wish for anymore, she cannot wish for anything for herself, and if she speaks of them to anyone, both she and the wishes will be gone.
Morwenna is just a normal person except for the part that shes works in the king's castle. But everything changes in one day because she becomes the most important person in the kingdom. She is the Wizard. But instead of having hundreds and hundreds of wishes, she only have 5 wishes left.
This book has a lot of wonderful adventures and it is a very exciting book. I did like it all except for one part but I really liked it!
Natalie

Book List For The Year

My mom is making me read a book a month for the school year. Here are the books that I have to read and will be reviewing!

1. Penny From Heaven by Jennifer Holm
2. Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath (I am reading this book. I love it!)
3. Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata
4. The View From Saturday by E.L. Kongburg
5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
6. Role of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Midred D. Taylor
7. Lily's Crossing by Patricia Reilly Giff
8. The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
9. The World at her Fingertips: The Story of Hellen Keller by Joan Dash


Natalie

102 Dalmatians


Title: 102 Dalmatians
Disney
Stars: 5
At this place that they do experiments, one of their experiments is to see what happens when they put Cruella with dalmatians. Well, when this happens Cruella has changed, somehow. She is playful with any kind of puppy and isn't mean anymore.
But when she sees a dalmatians she starts being mean again. She then decides to go on with her plan. To make a cloak out of dalmatian fur.
Ok, now this sounds a little weird because in the movies she was playing with dalmatians but then later she sees one and starts being mean again. I don't get that because she would have already been mean because she has been spending all of this time with a dalmatian.
Natalie

101 Dalmatians




Title: 101 Dalmatians

Disney

Stars: 5









I tried to watch this when I was about 5 with a friend and it was to scary. But now I have watched it and I love it! Cruella is a little creepy but it is still a very good movie.



Anita works for Cruella De Vil by designing clothes. Cruella discovers Anita with her work with a cloak with dalmatian spots on it.



But when Rodger meets Anita and they get married everything changes. Anita doesn't work for Cruella that much anymore. Anita and Rodger's dalmatians having 15 puppies.



Well then Cruella gets the idea off having Dalmatians killed and skinned to make a cloak out of their fur. But Anita and Rodger won't give away their puppies and so Cruella decides to steal them....





Natalie