Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Title: Sweet Dreams
Author: Robin Gunn
Description: Christy Miller's senior year is delicious, especially the time she spends with Todd. But her best friend, Katie, is struggling-she's realized she needs to break up with Michael. Ti's not easy! Fortunately both Doug and Disneyland help Katie to cheer up. Christy is learning to let go and get out of the way so that her friends can become who they're meant to be...even when it jeopardizes her own sweet dreams.
Christy is glad to have her best friend, Katie, back. She broke up with that non-Christian guy Michael and Christy and her are best friends again. But Katie is still getting over Michael and it is really hard for her because they were in love.
But going to Disney-Land and having a good time with Doug cheers her up and brings the old Katie back. Christy is trying to spend every weekend with Todd. But sometimes you have to let go to let that someone do their dream.
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Description: Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack-who has already killed Bod's family....
This book is VERY good. I LOVE it. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. This book is about this boy, who's family was murdered one night and he survived when we was just a little baby. But now he is being raised by ghosts.
In this book you go through all kinds of adventures, the Sleer, the ghouls and meet all kinds of ghosts. If you like a really good adventure and a scary book, this is for you!
In this book there is some violence. Jack, the murderer, explains how he killed Bod's parents, not gruesomely though. And then there is some violence at the end of the book also.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Title: Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning
Author: Danette Haworth
Stars: 4 1/2
Description: Spunky, headstrong Violet Raines isn't scared of much; she's lived in the sleepy Florida town of Mitchell Hammock all her life, and things are just the way she likes them. But Violet's world changes in a flash when Melissa arrives from big-city Detroit. All of sudden, Violet's supposed to want to wear make-up and talk about boys? It'll take the help of Violet's friends, her momma, a few run-ins with lightning, and maybe even Melissa for Violet to realize that growing up doesn't have to mean changing who you are.
Everything is perfect for Violet, she has her best friend Lottie, even though they are about to go into Junior High it isn't a big deal, everything is just right...until Melissa comes along. Now Violet is having to dream about cute boys, wear make-up, and other stuff.
Violet does a kiss on a dare and Violet likes to say Oh My Lord and Lord Almighty for expressions kind of like saying OH My Go*.
4 1.2 Stars!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Title: Monster Blood
Author: R.L. Stine
Description: While staying with his weird great-aunt Kathryn, Evan visits a funky old toy store and buys a dusty can of monster blood. It's fun to play with at first. And Evan's dog, Trigger, likes it so much, he eats some! But then Evan notices something weird about the green slimy stuff-it seems to be growing. And growing. And growing. And all that growing has given the monster blood a monstrous appetite.
Even has no choice but to stay with his deaf, and weird great-aunt Kathryn. He doesn't like her, and she doesn't like him. Even meets Andy, a girl that lives around the corner, and go to this old toy store.
There Even find the monster blood. Its gewey, warm and fun to play with. And then his dog, Trigger, eats some. And Trigger and the monster blood keep growing, and growing, and growing, larger, and larger, and larger.
This book isn't has scary as some of the other Goosebumps books I have read. This one is a little scary not really though. The author is a very good writer. He has written a lot of books. The bestselling series, Goosebumps, Fear Street, and Give Yourself Goosebumps. Fear Street is a little intense, my mom is going to try it first. About murders and stuff. In this books there is only one bad word, Oh my Go*. I don't think there is a lot of bad words in his teen books.
Robert Stine has written The Babysitter books, and Dangerous Girls. I do think that those are more intense, and I won't be reading them. Well, for right now anyway.
I am a fan of Goosebumps though!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Title: Whispers Down The Lane
Author: Beverly Lewis
Series: Yes, SummerHill Secrets
Stars: 4 1/2
Description: Merry Hanson doesn't know which is worse: harboring a runaway or being interrogated by the police. Actually, neither situation is too appealing, but when her friend Lissa shows up at the Hanson house looking bruised and beaten, Merry knows she has to help. When Merry confines in her Amish girlfriend, Rachel Zook, the two devise a daring plan to rescue Lissa-but will they be able to avoid the man who is after her? And will Lissa ever find peace she so desperately needs? With a runaway in her bedroom and the police out in the woods, Merry is ready for a full-scale panic attack!
Merry is asleep one night when there is a whisper outside. She finds out that it is her friend Lissa and she is beaten and swollen. The only way Merry knows how to help Lissa get away from her abusive father, is to take her into her bedroom and keep her hidden. Merry has to trust in Jesus to help her through this.
I like this book because it shows that you have to trust in Jesus and God to help you through ruff things. Merry shows this by praying to God for Lissa to be safe and to be healed from all her bruises and her hurt. Not only fiscally but also in her heart.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Description: Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only Japanese girl in her class. Even when the other kids tease her, she always has had her flowers and family to go home to. That all changes after the horrific events of Pearl Harbor. Other Americans start to suspect that all Japanese people are spies for the emperor, even if, like Sumiko, they were born in the United Staes, As suspicions grow, Sumiko and her family find themselves being shipped to an internment camp in one of the hottest deserts in the United States. The vivid color of her previous life is gone forever, and now dust storms regularly choke the sky and seep into every crack of the military barrack that is her new "home." Sumiko soon discovers that the camp is on an Indian reservation and that the Japanese are as unwanted there as they'd been at home. But then she meets a young Mohave boy who might just become her first real friend...if he can ever stop being angry about the fact that the internment camp is on his tribe's land.
Sumiko has a very good life. She lives on a flower farm, and her dream is to to own that flower farm one day. But everything changes when she is shipped of to a internment camp. Her mother and father died a long time ago so it is just her, her brother Tak-Tak, Bull, Ichiro, Auntie, Uncle, and Jiichan.
The more she is in the camp, she feels like this place his more of her home then the flower farm. And now she has some friends, well, one lies a lot, Sachi, but then she has Frank. A Indian boy who is not happy that the internment camp is on his land.
Who Is Your Favorite Character and Why? I would have to say Jiichan. He is Sumiko's grandfather. Why? Because he has a good sense of humor probably.
What Is Your Favorite Part and Why? I think it would have to be when Sumiko is leaving and she is saying goodbye to Mr. Motto and Mr. Motto says,"I always wanted a daughter." Why? Because it shows how much Mr. Motto loves Sumiko.
Are You Like the Main Character Why Or Why Aren't You? Um..... I don't know. We are very I think. Why? First of all, I am not Japanese. And Sumiko loves flowers, and I don't really care about them. So I would say no I am not.