Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Too Deep by Jude Watson

Title: In Too Deep
Author: Jude Watson
Stars: 3

Description: Fourteen-year-old Amy and her younger brother, Dan, head to the Land Down Under to discover what their own mother and father knew about the hunt for the 39 Clues. But following in their parents' footsteps bring up lost memories for Amy so awful that she can't share them...even with Dan. Haunted by the ghost of their past, chased by deadly competitors, Dan and Amy can't see who is an enemy and who is a friend. Their blindness leads to a terrible mistake...and death of a hidden ally.

In this book Amy and Dan are following their parents footsteps, which leads them to Australia. There, they meet their long lost cousin, Shep, have encounters with venomous snakes, spiders, and other cousins that want to win the hunt, too.
While this is all going on, memories are reappearing in Amy's mind about the night of the fire. Memories that make her feel guilty. Amy and Dan are also finding things about their au paire, Nellie, and are not sure if they should trust her.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Stars: 5
Description: One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, served as the basis of an enormously popular motion picture, and was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. A gripping, heart-wrenching, and wholly remarkable tale of coming-of-age in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice, it views a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, as her father -- a crusading local lawyer -- risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.
This book is absolutely, with no doubt, one of my favorite books. I love this book in every way, I loved the ending, the way the book went and everything else about it. All of the characters in this book will be stuck in my head for the rest of my life. I do recommend the book to everyone, except for younger children, and I also think that it's important to read this book because, for one, it's a classic, and two, because this book is very beautifully written and and every part of this book is awesome.
Highly recommended.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Twilight the Graphic Novel by Stephenie Meyer Pictures Done by Young Kim

Title: Twilight (The Graphic Novel)
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Illustrator: Young Kim
Stars: 4
My mom bought this book for me and I read in one day. It is such a fast read but I don't think I will ever get tired of the story. I love the pictures in this book, Young Kim made everyone look so real and all of the pictures are just so cool to look at!