Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Stolen Relic by Carolyn Keene

Title: The Stolen Relic

Author: Carolyn Keene

Stars: 4 1/2

Description: My friends and I knew before we got to Arches National Park that it's full of red cliffs, arches, and rock formations-plenty of places for hiking, biking, and getting lost. It's a good thing there are park rangers and guides to help tourists like us find our way. Or at least that's what we thought, until one of the guides left for a second to investigate some noise, and never came back.

It seems unlikely that a respected tour guide who knows the area like the back of her hand could just get lost. Some thing's fishy. And you get bet I'm going to get to the bottom of this before I find my way home...

George has set up and vacation for Nancy, Bess and whoever. The vacation is at Arches National Park were there are very many places for bike rides, hikes and for people to get lost. Well, Sasha, a guide that Nancy, George, Bess, and Ned meet, goes missing.

I really liked this book and I would read it if you like it when people go missing!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Walle (A Movie)

Title: Walle


Stars: 5

Walle, one of the many robots people sent to clean up the world, is the only robot left to clean up all of the garbage that the world put on it. But there is one problem, he is very lonely.

After a couple hundred of years on board a ship in outer space, the people and very....happy. I will put it that way, and fat, and very....well....weird. :) Talking on there phones all the time and that kind of stuff.

Well, the people send some more robots down to see if there is anything living on the world. Walle is attracted to her and falls in love with her.

Walle's job is too clean up the trash and he finds a plant that, Eve needs. She shuts down because that is what she is looking for. She is sending a signal so a rocket can come and take her back to space, but Walle goes also.

This movie is a cartoon but is a very good movie! Very good!


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

Title: The Wish List

Author: Eoin Colfer

Stars: 5!!!

Description: Meg Finn is in trouble. Cast out of her home by her stepfather after her mom's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. But after her last stunt, finding a place to sleep is the least of her worries. Belch, Meg's partner in crime, has gotten her involved in the attempted robber of an elderly man, Lowrie McCall. But things go horrible wrong. After an accidental explosion, Meg's spirit is flung into limbo, and a race begins between the demonic and the devine to win Meg's soul. Meg's really not a bad kid, but she hasn't exactly been an angle either, so the tally of her good and evil is dead even. Her only change on tipping the scales to salvation is to go back to Earth and do good-specifically, to help Lowrie McCall. He's got many regrets in his life to set right-a "Wish List"- and not much time left to do it. But even Meg can persuade Lowrie to get mixed up with her, she's going to have to deal with an even scarier, undead Belch- who's definitely on the side of the devil.

Meg Finn doesn't care were she lives right now or what she does, so as a favor, she helps, Belch (her partner in crime) in a robbery in Lowrie McCall's house. But then when something goes wrong it ends up with Belch in hell and with Meg....neither. All her good and bad deeds are even!
The only way to get to heaven is to go back to earth and help Lowrie McCall with his life.

He has a lot of regrets in his life so he has made up as,"Wish List". Meg and Lowrie half to do all of the things for both of them to get to Heaven.

I really liked this book and I recommend this book to all of you. But if you are really Biblical, I would have your mom or dad read it first.

Also-there is a little bit of language in her.

But I still really liked it!


P.S. I am still on vacation! SO FUN!

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Music Videos

I put them on my sidebar, they are right after labels!

Take a look at them!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dangerous Plays by Carolyn Keene

Title: Dangerous Plays
Author: Carolyn Keene
Series: Yes, lots of series
Stars: 5
Description: Dad, Bess, ad I are all set for London when Ned's Shakespeare professor asks us to do a simple favor: to take a look at his townhouse while we're there, since he can't seem yo locate the housekeeper and fears some thing's wrong. Sounds easy enough, so I take the key. Eager to cross the favor off our list, we stop by 53 Banbury Square shortly after we land. And let's just say things in the townhouse aren't quite tip-top. And the key? well, it unlocks a Pandora's box of serious trouble.
Nancy's father, Mr. Drew, decides to take a vacation to London. Nancy is almost ready when Ned calls and asks for her and his professor to eat and talk about something he needs Nancy to do in London. Well, what he wants her to do is to look at his house because he can't contact his housekeeper, Mrs. Elliot.
Shortly after they land they land they go to his first house. They key doesn't unlock it and so they pick the lock or knock, don't remember and Mrs. Elliot and some strange guy is in there and Mrs. Elliot is in there with the Professor's silver candle-sticks in her hands!
And then a little while later Nancy's dad goes missing? Where is he?
I recommend this book to all of you Nancy Drew fans!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Secret of the Spa by Carolyn Keene

Title: Secret of the Spa

Author: Carolyn Keene

Series, Yes, Nancy Drew Girl Detective

Stars: 4 1/2

A new spa is having it's grand opening the next day and of course Bess wants to try it out but it is too much money. Well, Nancy's dad just helped the owner out and she gave him some free passes to it. George is very grumpy about all of this spa talk but Nancy and Bess talk her into to going but she is always in a bad mood and keeps rushing off and everything like that.

The spa is great but is a little weird, the spa is supposed to be NO MEAT, but why when Nancy walks into the kitchen and sees meat in the chili? And then other weird things are happening all over the spa, and one of the things almost makes someone over heat and die.

Read this book to find out who is making all these thing go wrong with this spa and why George is acting SO grumpy all of the sudden.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

College Road Trip

Title: College Road Trip

By: Disney Channel

From way at the beginning when Melany was born, her dad started to plan out were she would go to college. Her dad is the kind of dad who is really attached to her daughter and then his daughter is not very happy, that sort of thing.

Well, Melany's dad wants her to go to a collage that is only about 20 minutes away. Well, Melany has other plans, she get accepted into George-Town in D.C. She then plans to go with her friends to D.C. but her dad doesn't want to.

So they, well, Melany's dad, plans out a road trip father-daughter thing. So Melany goes along but doesn't like it at all! Her dad needs to realize that she isn't a little girl anymore and that her dad needs to trust her.

This movie has a good moral and a very happy ending! I encourage you all to watch this Disney Channel Movie!


Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Secret of the Old Clock, Nancy Drew Computer Game

This game is based on the first classic mystery of Nancy Drew. I got this game for my birthday a couple of years ago and never figured it out. But I got cheats and tips off the Internet. But of course my brother, Noah, helped me figure it out also! :)

So it first starts out that Nancy is driving in her car to Titus-Ville. Where she is staying (and to help solve the mystery) is at the Lilac Inn. Emily Crandle is acting very strange because she wants you to do something for her but you don't know what.

When you get there you talk to Jane, Emily's guardian because her father and mother are dead. When you are done talking to Jane you go up to Emily's room and talk to her. You find out that Emily wants you to put some of her mother's jewelry in her dad's safe.

Then you here a scream from Jane and that Jane is yelling that the kitchen is on fire! And then after that you see that Emily's mother's jewelry was stolen! Then you have to figure out who stole it!

I really, really, really, liked this game and I would advise you all to play it!


En Garde (Nancy Drew) by Carolyn Keene

Title: En Garde

Author: Carolyn Keene

Stars: 5

Back of the book says: If I told you I was worried about George's health because she's taken up fencing, you'd just laugh. Foils today are totally safe, and the gear is padded besides. Right?
Well, if so, why did I see blood at George's first meet? Skewering isn't in the legal fencing repertoire-but it soon becomes apparent to me that some one's to fired up to care......

I really liked this book. It has a good moral that if you love to do something, focus on it and block everything out.

First of all, George has taken up fencing. She loves it but Nancy doesn't think that she is to safe because at the first meet, when George's friend, Delyn is fencing a girl named Una, Una gets hurt and is bleeding. And then later on, there are more things that cause Una to get hurt, and even more!
Nancy is then determined to figure out this mystery before somebody gets really hurt.

I really liked this book and I recommend it to all of you!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Just to Let You Know

I am not going to be posting for a while because I am going to a Bible Camp for 4 days. But all my reviews will come after that!


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Bad Times, Big Crimes, by Carolyn Keene

Title: Bad Times, Big Crimes

Author: Carolyn Keene

Stars: 5

In this book, Nancy Drew goes go back in time but this was a really good book.

Nancy Drew goes back in the times of the Great Depression, in the 1930s. People are begging for money and food out on the streets and people loose their homes. But then she finds out that people are robbing the banks and stealing the money!

Nancy then decides she wants to help all of these people but it is a little hard because back then they didn't say, "Cool" or "What's up?" (It's funny what the reactions are to this kind of talk in this book!)

Back of the book says,

"So I was sitting with Ned in a lecture, and then BAM, Ned's in a three-piece suit, and I'm in a city hall meeting on how to get through the beginning of the Great Depression. As in THE Depression, in the 1930s.
"What's more, there's a thief to track down. Some one's robbing local banks of what little money they have. Every one's panicked about their money, so the thief COULD be just about anyone. But after spending just a little time in this odd place, I have a hunch that there's more to it......."

I really liked this book and I recommend this book to everyone! Like all of the people who like good mysteries!


Monday, July 7, 2008

The Ultimate Baby-Sitter's Hand Book by Debra Zakarin

I am going to be 12 years old and so I can baby sit! My brother Noah got this book for me and it gave me a lot of stuff I need to know!
Back of the book says, Eager baby-sitters discover new ideas and tips from how to get started in a profitable baby-sitting business, to how to face the challenging situations that can arise between you and your KTWs (or Kids to Watch).
With The Ultimate Baby-Sitter's Handbook, baby-sitting has never been so much fun-or so profitable!
I recommend this book to all of you baby-sitters! It will give you A LOT of ideas! I have already done what I need to do! How about you?

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke

Title: Igraine the Brave

Author: Cornelia Funke

Stars: 5

Igraine wants to have an adventure! She is turning 12 and she just can't believe that nothing has happened to her because her great grandfather Peallas had a adventure when he't remember! :)

Well, since she is turning 12 and her parents can do magic, they are working on her birthday present. Something goes wrong, and they turn themselves into pigs. And then a little bit after that, Osmund the Greedy wants to have the Books of Magic and so is preparing to battle!

Igraine's parents can't do anything when they are a pig so Igraine has to go get some giant hairs to help them turn back into humans. But then when she comes back, Osmund the Greedy has already set up camp and is ready to battle.

I really liked this book and there is nothing bad in it. I have read a lot of Cornelia Funke's books and they are all really good!

I hope you will give this book a try and that you will like it as much as I did!


Friday, July 4, 2008

Nancy Drew The Clue on the Silver Screen by Carolyn Keene

Title: The Clue on the Silver Screen

Author: Carolyn Keene

Stars: 5

I haven't read a mystery for a while so this is what I read!

Nancy Drew came from River Heights to EdgarTown to attend the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival. That night when they go to see the first film, "A Day in the Country," the film is stolen! Who stole it? Nobody knows! And then two other films are stolen a little bit later!

Back of the cover says, "Nancy has come all the way from River Heights to attend the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival honoring the late, great director Joseph Block. Even Velma Ford, the queen of the silent screen , has come out of hiding to take part. But in a scene worthy of one of her movies, Velma's appearance is marked by a sudden and sinister plot twist.

"The festival's opening night is marred by an explosion and the theft of Block's movie masterpiece! Nancy's investigation focuses on the film's last ten minutes- a piece of long-lost footage never seen before. Someone is determined to keep the movie's ending under wraps...even if it means cutting Nancy out of the picture for good!"

I really liked this book and I recommend it!


P.S. My papa, grandfather but we call him papa, is a tootle goofball! He calls Nancy Drew Nancy Dribble! :D

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ghosthunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom!

Title: Ghost hunters and the Muddy Monster of Doom

Author: Cornelia Funke

Stars: 4 1/2

Out of all the Ghost hunter books this would my favorite besides the first one! This one is the also the most scariest.

Tom is about to get his ghost hunter's diploma and to do that he has to catch a ghost. Well, he gets the ghost but there is also another ghost there. The 12th Messenger, a blood sucking, ripping apart, ghost, and if you look into his eyes you are dead with-in the hour. And Tom looks at him........

This book is very good and I recommend it to all of you!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Funny Book about Fables and Morals

My mom just read this aloud to me and my brothers, and my friend, and it was SO funny! It is about things that aren't a very good thing to do but with animals instead of people! I am not going to review it but write some of the storys it said, (well, 2 of them) it is SO funny!
1. Staw & Matches
It was the end of summer vacation. Straw had done everything he could think of. He was bored. So he went over to play with someone he had been warned to stay away from.
"Let's play checkers," said Straw.
"OK I'm the red ones and I get the move first, I get to move twice, you get to move once," said Matches.
"Forget it," said Straw. "Let's play Ping-Pong instead."
"OK I get the good paddle you stand on that side , I get to serve first and you have to close one eye," said Matches.
"Nevermind," said Straw. "Maybe we should just watch TV."
"Ok you sit over there on the floor, I'll sit on the couch, I get the remote and we have to watch my favorite video," siad Matches.
"I think I hear my mom called," said Straw. "I'd beter go."

(Motal Don't play with matches!)

I love that one because the story and the moral is very funny!
2. Gee...I Wonder
Shark, Wasp, and Bacteria ate lunch together every day.
"No one else ever sits with us," said Shark, ripping his tuna sandwich with his double row huge razor-sharp teeth. "What's the problem?"
"We're just misunderstood," said Wasp, stabbing his pizza again and again and again with paralyzing venom.
"It's just not fair," said Bacteria, infecting her pudding. "Why won't they give us a chance?"

(Moral Think about it!)

I like that a lot more then the other one! Think about it! A Shark, a Wasp, and Bacteria!
Love it!