Saturday, May 30, 2009
I have delayed the deadline for the blog carnival, because I need more submissions!!! I know you people read this blog!! please, just do a book report and post it on your website/blog! or, if you don’t have a blog, if you could post it on your friends blog or something, that would be great! so far, the only submission I have gotten is the one I sent in!! even if you don’t want to read a new book, do a book report on one you’ve already done!! I really need more!
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie Tolan
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Summary: Eragon is a normal farm boy in Carvahall, a small town. Little did he know that it would ALL CHANGE when he found a shiny rock in the forest that he thought might put meat on the table for the winter for his family. That rock, turned his world upside down. Saphira. ’nuff said. 😛 I’ll stop there, you’ll have to read it.
I give this book 5 stars. Seriously amazing. I mean, I’m sure anyone who liked Harry Potter, or any number of other fantasy books will find this book pretty great. I also find the author amazing, seeing as he wrote Eragon when he GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL at 15. That just shows that anything can happen, right? 🙂 YAY him. lol. He may be older now, but still pretty young (at I think 23) to be an accomplished author with 3 books, Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and I’ve heard another soon to come. So if you like fantasy, or reading, or anything I promise you, that you will appreciate this book!
PS, I do reccomend this book for pretty much, mature 11 year olds and up, as there are some sequences of extremely vivid and gory violence.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The Junkyard Dog by Erika Tamar
“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight…” She whispered to herself. Somehow, some way, she would rescue Lucky!
When Katie walks home one day after school, she passes right by the junkyard. There, sitting next to the fence, is a dog. He doesn’t look good. he is thin, and dirty. When Katie finds out that no one is feeding him, she brings him food. But then, the worst thing happens. The mean old Junkman sells the refrigerator which the dog, Lucky, had been using for a shelter. Now, with cold winter weather, Katie has to hurry to convince the junkman to let her make Lucky a new shelter, before its too late and he dies!
I really liked this book, a lot. I got it for my birthday, but I didn’t start it until last night. I stayed up an hour reading it. It is a rather short book, but it is very good. I would give it five stars out of five.
I want to say thank you to Trilly, who gave me this book. you can find her blog here.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Tail Of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
okay. This is it. You mau of guessed by now, or you might not. it doesn’t matter. All that matters that you promise never to tell anyone:
I had become a mermaid.
When Emily Windsnap signs up for swimming lessons, she has no idea what she is getting herself into. she lives on a boat, The King Of The Sea, yet
she had never been totally submersed in water. Until the day of her first swimming lesson. She knew something happened in there, in the school pool, something strange.
And I didn’t have a clue what it was, but I knew one thing for sure- you wouldn’t get me back in that pool for a million dollars.
And, besides that suprising secret, she has to figure out who exactly the light house keeper, Mr. Beeston is, and what he has to do with the mermaid king, and, in the midst of all this,
where does her father, who dissapered a few days after she was born, where does he fit? with the help of her new mermaid friend, Shona, she will find out the answers to all of these questions.
But remember, it’s just between you and me!
I really liked this book a lot. Emily, the main character, was likable, and so is Shona. the mean girl is suitably mean, and I like how Liz Kessler created the mermaid world. I would give this book four and 1/2 stars.