Monday, December 21, 2009
Backwater by Joan Bauer
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis
To show you how impossible it was for her to do the things everyone claimed that she did. For this is the true story of how my sister, Maude March, came to be known far and wide as a horse thief, a bank robber, and a cold-blooded killer.
With a single gunshot, Maude, and Sallie March, are orphaned for the second time when their aunt Ruthie dies. Moving into the family of the local preacher, they are worked to exhaustion, and until their tempers are short. When a man who Maude is not interested in proposes to her, and the preacher and his family put pressure on her to accept, it’s the last straw for Sallie and Maude. They steal two horses, and ride off.
However, it’s not as easy for them to survive as they thought it would be, and they face dangers such as rattlesnakes, Mountain Lions, and lawmen, as they make their way through their journey to find their Uncle.
“Are you going to be a boy or a girl?” Marion asked before I went inside. “I’m still a boy,” I said to Marion. “Johnnie is my name.” “I thought that was your sister’s name.” “If she waned it, she wouldn’t of left it laying around.”
I really enjoyed this book, from the very second I set eyes on the cover. (the copy I got, has this cover.) it was a very funny book, and very exciting. I’d give it about 3 3 /4 stars.
“I hope you don’t think that makes it all right,” Maude said. “Did I shoot that boy, Sallie, did I?” “No, I did.” I said, and seeing he look on her face, quickly added, “By accident, like. I mean to say, it was the gun I was holding that went off.” “Don’t ever tell anyone that,” she said. “Not even if they catch and hang me.”
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Squashed by Joan Bauer
Thursday, December 3, 2009
“The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis
“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis
When a boy goes to live with his crazy Aunt&Uncle, and befriends a girl named Polly, and goes to explore, simply the houses they live in, a sort of secret attic part, what will happen when they accidentally end up somewhere, where they will get caught, just maybe. At which point, they could accidentally end up in a different world. This is a story, about how the land of Narnia, spoke of in this and the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia, came to be, and the story of the evil Queen’s presence in Narnia.
To find out more, read the book, and the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia. :):) I used to not be able to get into these books, but now, I can. I really liked it, and appreciated it more then when I first was read it when I was younger. I rate it 4 stars. This is especially good since I normally don’t appreciate prequels so much, not all though, I really like some. Read this famed, classic, awesome fantasy, that will be read and read for years to come!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Endymion Spring by Mathew Skelton
-CatcatCAT! 😛 😛