Monday, February 15, 2010

The Black Circle by Patrick Carman

Title: The Black Circle
Author: Patrick Carman
Stars: 4
Description: A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth behind the murder of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible...what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?
This 5th book in the 39 Clues series is really good. There is a lot more action in this book then I remember from any of the other books in this series, of course it took my a while to get my hands on the 5th book.
I do think that this is a excellent series for kids to read, there full of adventure and things that most kids will love.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Favorite TV Shows?

These TV shows above are some of my favorite TV shows. What are some of yours?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Title: Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Stars: 4
Description: In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family living cloistered in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period. By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.
This book will totally change your view about World War II. I never new much about except for the main stuff, until I read this book. The ending is very sad but I think that it is important to read, my mom assigned me to read this for school.
I do recommend this book, not because it's a classic, but because most of the people my age don't know much about the war, but this book will change that completely!