Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Princess Diaries.

The Princess Diaries.
By: Meg Cabot. 
This book has 238 pages.
I recommend this book to girls ages 12 and up. I really enjoyed how this book was written in a diary form. So as you can imagine it is pretty girly. And yes it only has one point of view.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!
Summary:
Mia Thermopolis is a freshman in High School. She has a pretty normal life. She lives in Manhattan with her mom and cat, has a best friend, and a crush.
Her normal life is turned around when her dad comes from Genovia, and tells her she is a princess.
Soon her pictures are in the papers, she has a bodyguard, and she even has to take princess lessons. 
She writes down daily in her diary how her life is changing.
Will she become a good princess or will all of this be too much?
Will she be popular or not?
Read and find out!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Where We Are.

Where We Are: Our Band, Our Story.
Written by: One Direction with the help of Jordan Paramor.
This book has 287 pages.
I recommend this book to any fan of One Direction. Or even if you want to know the boys better.
I really liked how each of the boys had a whole section dedicated to their point of view.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!!
 

Summary:
One Direction consists of Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles.
In 2010 the boys auditioned as soloists but did not make it through bootcamp. When they were about to leave they got called back and the judges said that they were a group.
So now here they are with their third album about to come out and about to go on their third tour.
Each boy has their own section where they can answer questions. 
This book also contains pictures, a group interview and a poster.
Honestly this book is my favorite book and I think that every directioner will like it too!
Like I said I think that anyone should read this book to even get to know them better.
Also don't forget that their 3rd album is coming out November 25, and you can also see their movie: This Is Us!
See you soon!


Friday, August 9, 2013

The Girls.

The Girls.
By: Amy Goldman Koss.
This novel has 121 pages.
I recommend this book to girls between the ages 10 - 13.
This book has 5 girls giving their point of views.
I liked how the author made the book to show how the girls felt and thought and then what they did about it.
I give the book a 5 out of 5!

Summary:
Candace is the queen in her group. What ever she says she expects the girls to do.
Renee, Darcy and Brianna are in the group too.
It starts when one day Candace asks Maya if she wants "to do lunch." That's what ever girl wants to hear.
Maya is the lucky one because that means she is in the group.
Everything is going great until one day Candace gets bored of Maya and decides to throw her out of the group by not inviting Maya to a sleepover.
Do the other girls agree with that decision?
Will they stay with Candace or go with Maya?
Read to find out!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

So Much Closer.

So Much Closer.
By: Susane Colasanti.
This novel has 241 pages.
I recommend this book to girls ages 13 and up.
I liked how this book gave lots of detail and how the author stated who was talking so you didn't get confused.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!

Summary:
When Brooke finds out that her crush Scott is moving to New York to finish his Senior year she is torn.
So what she does is moves in with her father that lives in New York and registers to the school that Scott will be going.
She does everything for Scott to notice her.
He does notice her and they become really great friends.
But soon Brooke finds out that Scott has a girlfriend. She is crushed so she tries even more to impress him.
So will Brooke "impress" Scott or will she give up?
Read to find out!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lucky Stars.

Lucky Stars.
By: Lucy Frank.
This book has 295 pages.
I really enjoyed this book because first of all it was about music, and there were 3 main characters that shared their point of view.
This book is full of life with the descriptions because these 3 kids have a amazing talent to sing but they have stage fright, and would never want to be on any kind of stage.
I recommend this book to teenagers.
I did have a slow beginning but later on it became funnier.
I give this a 4 out of 5!

Summary:
Kira went to visit her dad, but later on ends on living with him.
She has a talent.
And it's to sing.
Her 2 friends Jake and Eugene like to sing, too but all 3 of them have stage fright.
They would do anything to avoid being on the stage.
So together they join the school chorus.
Their music teacher knows they can sing and that they have stage fright so she pushes them to do their best.
How will the 3 of them "survive" being on stage?
Read and find out!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Outside Beauty.

Outside Beauty.
By: Cynthia Kadohata.
This book has 265 pages.
I was shocked on how fast time went by, when I was reading this novel!
I recommend this book to girls ages 13+.
I really liked how the author made the main character describe how the other characters were feeling.
I give this book a 4 out of 5!

Summary:
Shelby has 3  sisters: Marilyn, Lakey, and Maddie.
And their mother thinks that beauty is the most important thing in life.
So when one day their mother is in a car accident her beauty is at risk.
When things go really bad with her health all four sisters are shipped to live with their fathers that they don't  really know that well.
Will their mother heal and get better and take her daughters back to live with her?
Or, will things get worse that the sisters will be separated and live with their fathers forever?
Or will they will sneaky enough to run away?
Read and find out!
See you next time!

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Night She Disappeared.

The Night She Disappeared.
By: April Henry.
This book has 226 pages.
It is a mystery book.
It had so much detail that it kept me in suspense every moment that I was reading it!
I recommend this book to girls ages 13-17.
I promise you, you will not regret it!
I have read sooo many mystery books and by far this is my favorite one!!
I give this novel 5 out of 5!
Summary:
Gabie, Kayla and Drew  work at Pete's Pizza.
Gabie drives a Mini Cooper.
When Gabie and Kayla switch shifts and Kayla drives the Mini Cooper that night she goes missing.
But then Drew tells Gabie that when a customer called he asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper will be delivering.
So that meant that Gabie was the person who was suppose to be kidnapped.
So when Gabie finds out about that she and Drew are determined to find her alive.
But will they?
Or will maybe the kidnapper do something to Gabie too?
Also something that I liked about this book is that it was told in 7 points of views, had police transcripts, ect.
Hope you like the book as much as I did!
See you soon!

Friday, July 5, 2013

The Mystery of the Stolen Bike.

The Mystery of the Stolen Bike.
By: Marc Brown.
This book has 59 pages.
This is a Marc Brown Arthur book (#8).
I recommend this book to kids ages 6-9.
I think it's great that you can read the book and then watch the episode on t.v.
I think that kids should have this book because it teaches a lesson: that you should always tell the truth, otherwise things can get worse.
I give this book 5 out of 5!

Summary:
Francine really really wants a bike. Everyone has one except her.
So she begs her parents for a bike, but they say they can't afford one right now.
So her father takes her to the basement and gives her his bike, which is the one that he had when he was a child.
But Francine isn't happy because the bike is all rusty and ugly.
So she decides to hide the bike in the bushes. But when she goes to the bushes the next day the garbage truck takes it.
So when her friends ask her where her bike is she says someone stole it.
Will Francine admit to her friends and family that she lied?
Read to find out!
See you next time! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
By: Judy Blume.
The novel has 120 pages.
I recommend this book to children ages 7-12. 
This book is the first out of the five books in the series about Peter, Fudge, and Sheila.
If you have any younger siblings then you might be able to connect with Peter.
The author gave sooo much detail, that I could imagine what was happening every second while reading this book.
I give it 5 out of 5!

Summary:
Peter Warren Hatcher is nine years old and goes to 4th grade. He also has a little brother Farley Drexel Hatcher. But everyone calls him Fudge and he is 2 and a half years old.
And Fudge gets in a lot of trouble!
But no matter what he does everyone thinks he is adorable. Everyone but Peter.
Fudge always ruins everything for Peter.
For example, he ruined his poster for school, runs away from his father and him at the movie theater, and eats flower pedals and much much more!
Fudge will even do something that he might not survive or even a animal might not survive.
Do you want to know what he will do?
Read to find out!
See you next time!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Wednesday Wars.

The Wednesday Wars.
By: Gary D. Schmidt.
This book has 264 pages.
I had a very good laugh with this book, it is amazing.
I know that some people might not want to read the book because it has 264 pg. But remember don't judge a book by it's cover.
Because that's what I though in the beginning that I might not want to read because it has so much pages but  I sat done and read it and loved it!!
I have no regrets!
This book even got the Newbery Honor Medal.
I recommend this book to kids ages 10 up.
I give it 5 out of 5!


So Holling Hoodhood has just entered 7th grade and he can tell his teacher hates him the first second she does the attendance.
Why you ask?
Well on Wednesday afternoons at 1:55 he has to spend it alone with his teacher while his classmates take religion classes.
He can feel this will be horrible because she gives him the hardest questions out of the whole class, and make him read Shakespeare plays out of school, ect.
And he has to do it with a smile on his face because if he does not then his fathers business will fail.
So how will Holling survive seventh grade?
Will  Mrs.Baker become nicer to him?
Or maybe Holling just thinks Mrs.Baker is mean to him?
Read to see what happens!
See you next time!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chrissa.

Chrissa.
By: Mary Casanova.
After you are done reading this book you can read the next book: Chrissa Stands strong, and then you can watch the movie!
This novel has 122 pages.
I am totally amazed with this book, I read it when ever I can!
I recommend this book for girls ages 8-13.
The novel has normal sized text and has drawings/ pictures.
This book is from the American Girl.
This is mostly about bullying and what Chrissa Maxwell did to stop it.

Summary:
Chrissa Maxwell is entering fourth grade and is going to a new school because her family moved in with her grandmother.
As you might know going to a different school may be hard for some such as Chrissa, but her older brother Tyler who is a year older is confident.
So on her first day of school she tries to be her self but after some girls start picking on her she gets worried if she will ever make friends.
So she just ignores them but then things get worse when they start playing tricks on her.
So what will she do?
Will she be strong and tell a adult or let this continue?
Read to find out what she will do!
And if you have ever been bullied then you may be able to relate to Chrissa.
Remember you can also watch the movie!
See you next time!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Judy Moody Predicts the Future.

Judy Moody Predicts the Future.
(Judy Moody #4)
By: Megan McDonald.
Illustrated By: Peter H. Reynolds.
This novel has 143 pages.
I recommend this book to kids ages 6-9.
So as you can probably imagine the font size is big, and also it has drawings so it makes the book even more enjoyable.
This book made me laugh a ton!
It has lots of descriptions and even a who who's diagram so you don't get confused!
I give it 5 out of 5!

A Quick Summary:
Judy Moody wants to prove that she can predict everyone's mood.
So, what does she do? She eats seven bowls of cereal to find a mystery price which is a mood ring!
So know she predicts everyone's mood and then she consults it with her mood ring, and she gets it right every time.
Know everyone thinks she is a psychic, are they right?
Will she make a career or get in trouble?
One thing you have to do is read to find out!
See you next time!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Diary of a Wimpy Kid.(Series.)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (Series.)
By: Jeff Kinney.
I absolutely adore this series!
 I recommend this book to kids/ teenagers!
Lot's of people say that the series is for boys, but I'm a girl and own every single book and can't wait for the next book to be published. So no matter if you are a boy or a girl you should read it!
The "main" books consist of 217 pages ( every single one of the "main" books.)
While the movie diary has 199 pages.
Also the "Do-It-Yourself book is great, you get to make your own diary and fill in the blanks and have fun!
So Greg Heffley (main character) keeps a journal/ dairy of his teenage years.
He has a older brother (Rodrick) and a little brother (Manny).
All of the books have drawings and his adventures of how he survives Middle School, family, friends, ect.
These are the 7 "main" books.
i give the series a 5 out of 5!

This is the Movie Diary & The Do It Yourself book:
  
 The 8th book is coming out November 5 2013.
I can't wait!
Hopefully you will like the books as much as I do!
Have any questions? Type them in the comments and I'll answer them!
See you next time!



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Beezus and Ramona.

Beezus and Ramona.
By: Beverly Cleary.
This novel has 183 pages.
But it also has drawings/ pictures and the font is big.
I loved this novel it has lots of detail so you can imagine the whole plot.
Also, when you are done reading the book you can watch the movie!
I recommend this book to children ages 8-12.
Also, if you have any younger siblings then you will be able to connect to this book!


Summary:
Beatrice (Beezus) is  nine years old. While her younger sister Ramona is four years old.
Beatrice loves her little sister a lot, but at times she can be annoying, even though she tries to be patient with her it doesn't always work out!
She can be especially be annoying when she wants everyone to read her book: The Littlest Steam Shovel, which ever one hates.
But the one thing that Beezus hates is that everyone loves Ramona and doesn't think she is annoying.
So Beezus decides to take her sister to the library to pick out a "normal" book.
But Ramona picks out "Big Steve the Steam Shovel."
So how will Beezus survive her little sister?
Will she make a plan?
Read to find out!
Remember to watch the movie later on!
See you next time!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Stranded.

Stranded.
By: Jeff Probst.
This book has 176 pages.
This book is from the series: Stranded.
This series has 3 books.
The first one is Stranded. The second one is : Trial by Fire. The third one is: Survivors.
I was amazed with all the adventures in this novel!
I could not put the book down for anything because I was so interested!
The best part was mainly the kids were the main characters.
I adore this book!
If you love adventures then this is a book for you!
I give it 5 out of 5!
 

Summary:
So, Vanessa, Buzz, Carter, and Jane are just all starting to become a new family/ siblings.
So what is the best way to do that?
Maybe a family vacation!
So that's what the parents decide, the kids can go on the sea, while the new couple go to Hawaii.
Sounds perfect? Right?
But, remember on the ship are only kids, no adults, and they don't know each other that well.
Everything is going fine until an unexpected storm invades the sea!
It wrecks the ship leaving the children on a rocky jungle island in the middle of the South Pacific!
Will they survive in the creepy jungle?
Will they be able to count on each other and act like they have known each other for years?
Read to find out!
(Remember to read the whole Stranded series!!)
See you next time!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stir it Up!

Stir it Up!
By: Ramin Ganeshram.
Yes, this is a novel!
It has 166 pages.
First of all, it includes lots of cooking!
It even includes some recipes like: Coconut Sweet Bread, Sushi Rolls,and lots more!
I recommend this book to children 10 and up!
Anjali ( the main character) is 13 years old and she has a talent and a dream, but will  her family approve it?
I give this book 5 out of 5!


A quick summary:
Anjali is 13 years old and she absolutely loves cooking, and her dream is to be a celebrity chef when she grows up and before she grows up she wants to be the youngest person on The Food Network!
Anjali even works at her parents restaurant, creating new food creations.
But her family thinks she has a different passion beneath her.
So what will Anjali do? 
Will she continue her dream and become a chef or will she believe and do what her family is telling her? 
You will be surprised what she will do.
This novel is great to read and then cook the recipes!
See you next time!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Job Shopping: Don't Settle for a Job that Sucks!

Job Shopping: Don't Settle for a Job that Sucks!
By: Susan K, Maciak.
This book has 44 pages.
Are you looking for a job?
Are you having problems finding one?
Then don't you worry no more!
No matter how old you are, this book helps you understand what companies are looking for!
It even shows you how to fill out a job application, and how to write a formal letter, ect.
If you think you know everything about yourself before reading this book then you are wrong.
It also tells you what to expect for a interview.
Just like I said before I recommend this book to anyone.
I give it 5 out of 5!
Also remember to read the book: What are people skills, anyway?
Which is also by Susan K. Maciak.
(You can read my review on that book too!)
If you would like to order this book then you can contact Susan K. Maciak at her website: www.cameocareer.com 

See you next time! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Guardians of The Scepter.

Guardians of The Scepter.
By: Brant Waldeck.
This is the second book to the series: The Adventures of Bruten and Tommy.
This book has 212 pages.
This is a fantastic novel!
Yes, it is a fast read just like the first book in this series, which is The Secret of the Portals.
It too, has lots of space on the pages.
I recommend this book to kids ages 9-13.
I give this novel 5 out of 5!
  

Bruten Stone and Tommy Staunton are on their journey to protect the portals and the Golden Scepter.
Since they are just kids they are creative- but the question is for how long?
How strong will they be with strong armed men fighting against them, and with kidnappers trying to kidnap them?
Also Tommy finds out a secret about his family! 
Will they succeed to protect the portals and the Golden Scepter?
Well then read this novel and find out how brave the two boys are.
But remember to read the first book- The Secret of The Portals.
See you next time!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

What Are People Skills, Anyway?

What Are People Skills, Anyway?
By: Susan K. Maciak.
This novel has 202 pages.
I am delighted with this book!
It tells you how to brush up on your people skills.
It even gives you exercises, for example there will be questions and you have to answer yes or no. Then there will be the answers.
You get to interact with the text!
Something that I enjoyed is at the end of each of the chapters there was a quick summary and what to remember.
I recommend this book to anyone because anyone can practice on their people skills.
Also the book concentrates on you. It gives you quizzes, real life connections and much much more!
I give it 5 out of 5.
If you would like to order this book then you can contact Susan K. Maciak at her website:
www.cameocareer.com 
See you next time!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Secret of the Portals.

The Secret of the Portals.
By: Brant Waldeck.
This is the first book to the series:The Adventures of Bruten and Tommy.
This book has 224 pages.
But you read it very quickly because first of all this book is very addictive because of all of their adventures and second of all the pages have lots of room.
I recommend this book to kids between the ages 9-13, but really it does not matter because this book is addictive and I loved it!
I give it 5 out of 5.

   
A quick summary:
So Bruten Stone and Tommy Staunton have just graduated 5th grade.
They love adventures, any adventures.
So since summer just began they want to find something amazing, extraordinary.
Their dreams come true really quickly.
So one summer day they find portals to other planets in their very own town!!
But this isn't any ordinary adventure.
And also remember they just graduated 5th grade so will they be up for this huge challenge?
Well one thing you have to do is read and find out!
(I will be reviewing the second book to this series, but before I do that I would like to share another book that I loved! So stay tuned!)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Among the Betrayed.

Among the Betrayed.
By: Margaret Peterson Haddix.
This is the 3rd book to the Shadow Children Series.
This book has 156 pages!
Unlike the first 2 books, this book is not told from Luke's point of view!
Only from a girl Nina Idi, and she too is a 3rd child!
I enjoyed this book it was interesting with all the detail.
I give it 5 out of 5!
I recommend this book to everyone!
But first you need to read the first 2 books to the series to make sense.


Summary:
So at the beginning Nina Idi (Real name Elodie) is captured by the population police.
In Among the Impostors Nina Idi is arrested for supposedly trying to fool the Population Police to arrest other third children.
So now as you can imagine she is treated horribly and they will execute her unless- she agrees to betray three other innocent little children!
The children are only 10, 9 and 6.
Will she betray them or will she be executed?
Maybe she will run away?
What would you do?
Read and find out!
But remember to read the first 2 books or otherwise this book will not make any sense!
See you next time!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Among the Impostors.

Among the Impostors.
By: Margaret Peterson Haddix.
This is the second book to the Shadow Children Sequence.
 Throughout this novel was written with detail and suspense.
So imagine never seeing people, only your family, and then you don't see your family at all only people that you don't know.
Would you be scared?
You can't use your real name! But a fake one.
I would be scared!
Would you?
 I give this book a 5 out of 5! I recommend this book to anyone!!


Summary:
So Luke Garner (Fake name: Lee Grant.)
Has come  out of hiding to pretend to be someone he is not! But that is his only chance of surviving in the world because he is a illegal 3rd child.
So he attends Hendricks School for boys. But everyone there is cruel and mean.
Or do they just seem mean? Maybe he will meet other illegal kids like him?
But later on he realises that the school has no windows. Why?
One day while he is walking around he finds the front door open!
Will he go outside and run away or not?
Will his behavior betray him?
Well what you need to do is read!!
But remember, first you need to read the first book to this sequence: Among the Hidden!
See you next time!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Among the Hidden.

Among the Hidden.
By: Margaret Peterson Haddix.
This book is the first to the Shadow Children Sequence.
The series has 7 books. But they are not very long.
For example this book has 153 pages.
I recommend this book to anyone. 
This is a very fast read.( I know I say this a lot, but really this book is like a sit down, read, and finish!)
I personally read this book in a hour during class.
I give this book a 5 out of 5. I loved it! 


A quick summary:

Luke  Garner is 12 years old.
He lives on a farm with his mom, dad, and 2 brothers, Matthew and Mark.
The problem is where Luke lives each family is allowed to have 2 kids.
While his family has 3. So, Luke is a illegal child.
A shadow child.
If you are a 3rd child you have to hide from the public, if you don't someone can report you to the population police. 
One day, when everyone went to work or school, Luke looked out the window and he see's a girl in a house near by. But that family already has 2 kids. Is that girl a shadow child too?
Will Luke risk his life and go there? 
Will he survive?
Well read and find out!!
(I will be writing about the 7 books in this series!)
See you next time!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Cage.

The Cage.
By: Ruth Minsky Sender 
What would you do if you were a Polish-Jewish teenager during world war 2? 13  years old to be exact. What would you? Spend all of you'r childhood years in a ghetto in Lodz, Poland. In 3 concentration camps.
Well what Ruth Minsky Sender did is survive and tell her story.
This novel is for young adults and older. 
You cant put a rate on this book, because of all of the events, you just cant. If you have read this book or will read it, you will understand.

  
A little summary:
HALT! STOP! BOOM! NO! 
This is what you would hear on a regular basis in the ghetto in Lodz, Poland. This half-grown girl, who's mom is taken away by the Germans.  So now it is her time to become the mom and to raise her 3 brothers. 
But when times become tough in the ghetto and they decide to go to the camps in Germany. 
While the Germans declare that if people go there with their family, they will stay together. But they lied.
Everyone should read this book! For the journey that Ruth Minsky Sender had, and not only her but everyone back then.
So read this book and find out if she reunites with her family.
Have you read this book? Then comment what you think about this novel!!
See you next time!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Maniac Magee.

Maniac Magee. 
By: Jerry Spinelli 

Fantastic book! It has no pictures except the cover but, it does not hurt the book at all!
I recommend this book from 13 years of age up.
It has 184 pages. But don't let the number fool you because the text is normal size but the pages are small. I personally read it in 2 or 3 days. 25 minutes each day!
It has moments that want to make laugh and cry!
I especially love this book because the author is Jerry Spinelli! (one of my favorite!)
I give this book 5 out of 5!
It even won the NEWBERRY Award!


The summary:
Jeffrey  Magee was a normal type of kid he had a house, a mother, a father.
Until one horrible day his parents die in a car accident.
He went to live with his aunt and uncle. But they hated each other, so they had 2 of everything. But Jeffery could not take it anymore. So he ran away!
Now he has no home, no anything, just him self.
So some of his adventures are: he overtakes a bully, lives with the buffalo's, untangles a knot that nobody can.
Goes on the East End were white people cant go, but he did.
I don't want to give out too much information but it's pretty much about his adventures!
You should definitely read this book!
Trust me!!
See you next time!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Hachiko Waits.

Hachiko Waits. By: Leslea Newman.
This is a touching book. It only has 92 pages, which is not a lot at all.
In the back it even has a glossary of Japanese words. So you get to read a touching book and get the chance to learn a little bit of Japanese words!


Did you know this book is based on a true story? Well it is!
There is even a statue of Hachicko.


The summary:
Professor Eizaburo Ueno has a Akita puppy. Hachiko.
Every single morning when Professor Eizaburo was going to the train station, Hachiko would go with him. Walk him to the station. Then go back home. Then when it was time for the train to arrive he would go back to the station and pick his owner up.
That's what he did every day. Until on evening when Hachiko goes to the station, Professor Eizaburo is not there.
So then Hachiko waits for the next train. But he is not there.
So Hachiko waits and waits but his master is not there.
Hachiko waits for 10 years.
Not even the boy that takes care of Hachi for the while he is at the train station can persuade him to leave!
This is a must read book, for all ages, and especially if you are dog lover.
So write you'r review and say what you think!
See you next time!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Masterpiece.

Masterpiece. 
By: Elise Broach.
Illustrated By: Kelly Murphy.



This book is interesting because the main character is, well a beetle!
So obviously the genre of this book is: Fantasy.
I recommend this book to anyone. I give this book a 4 out of 5. I did not give a 5 because this book has a large amount of tell instead of show. I have to admit it bothered me a little. But otherwise the book was fantastic! 
Especially The drawing were so rich with detail that I could not wait to turn the page and see the picture!



The summary:
The main character is a beetle and he lives with his family in the Pompadays's cupboard.
His name is Marvin.
So James Pompaday had his birthday and he did not get any super exciting presents at all. But the only good present he got is: A Pen-and-Ink Set. 
So risk taker Marvin draws a picture for James, but James ends up with all the credit!
The drawing resembles a Durer. Their are four long lost drawings of the Durer. Will James and Marvin find the drawings or will they fail?
Well if you want to know just read and find out! 
Have you ever read it? Well then comment your review and what you thought about this book. If you have not read this book then still comment your predictions! :)
See you in the next post!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Greek Tragedy: Rapunzel

This is just a little poem that I would like to share with everyone. Yes I wrote it! :
So here we go:
Rapunzel: Hello there people this is me,
I'm the person I was born to be.
Here's a lesson you need to know,
This will help you as you grow.
It's important so listen up,
Listen very hard but don't mess up,
If there is a person you don't know,
If their coming close don't trust them no!

Chorus: Mama went to check the soup, 
While Rapunzel was in the chicken coup. 
Then comes a very ugly witch.

Witch:Hello there lovely child,
Come with me and you'll have more style.

Rapunzel: If you'r talking style we can go,
 But not so far from Idaho.

Witch:  Okay, why look what beautiful hair,
With this hair I could become a
billionaire.

Couple Years later....
Chorus: Now her family is looking for her,
They've been looking four years no luck but blur.

Witch: I am going to the store,
When I leave don't be bored, do you'r chore.
(Witch leaves)

Prince: Rapunzel, let down you'r hair,
Come with me and you'll be safe with care.

Rapunzel: How did you find me in this place?
All I know is this is not my birthplace!

Chorus: When Rapunzel went down the alarm went off.
The castle went boom and her hair got cut off.

Zues: People, people here I come,
I will help you and you'll be with you'r mom.

Rapunzel: Thank you, Thank you, wait who are you?

Chorus: Zues is a very powerful god,
He has a very strong bod.
This is very important so listen up,
Listen very hard and don't mess up.
If there's a person you don't know
If there coming close don't trust them, No!!

(This is not the entire poem. I shortened b/c it was a little long! :P)
Hopefully everyone likes it!
See you next time!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Truth about Truman School.

The Truth about Truman School. By: Dori Hillestad Butler.

This is one of those books that you refuse to put down, and you don't even know you are reading anything at all!
I recommend this book to anyone honestly boy or girl, teen or adult.
What is interesting about this book is, it is told from different people point of view. For example Zebby might describe the scene and then Amr will, ect. It includes cyber- bullying. I give this book 5 out of 5.

Summary of the novel:
So it all starts when Zebby and Amr start a website. The Truth about Truman School. They wanted for people to write down the truth that the school news paper would never post.
So they start posting and everything goes fine until, someone posts a picture of one of the popular girls that everyone knew.
That picture was not a pretty one I tell you. It was when Lilly had a hard time in life. But just like the book says "But given the chance, some people will say anything. Anything to hurt someone else.
Then imagine people sending Lilly threats. People make fun of her. And even her "popular" friends don't want to talk to her anymore.
Even an anonymous made a website "We Hate Lilly."
It came to the point that Lilly.....
If you want to know what Lilly did just read the book and find out!
If you have any questions then please comment!
See you soon!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

One For The Murphys.

Here is one of my top 10 book choices, it's: One For The Murphys. By Lynda Mullaly Hunt. 
It's a very fast read, it may have 224 pages but it sure makes you want to read it.
3 reasons to read this book:
1.)There is bullying involved and there are solutions to it.
2.)It gives great descriptions.
3.)Plants a picture in your mind.

Here is the summary:

"Here's you'r new family, Carly." Carly is now a foster child. Her stepfather is in jail. Mother in a mental hospital. Now Carly in a foster home. The Murphy's. When anyone is looking for a book take this  one with a box of tissues.
Carly Connors is 12 years old. She grew up with her mother in Las Vegas. But now she is going to live in Pennsylvania.
The Murphy's have 3 boys. No girls. Except Carly.
Since Carly is angry on the whole world, she's missing the fact that the Murphy's are REALLY trying for her to feel like one of them.
Carly never believed that "happy families" exist. Will she change her mind?
Here's the catch when finally Carly is feeling like one of them, news from her mother shake up her whole world forever.
I give this book a 5 out of 5.
Now I did my role and now it's you'r turn to read the book, rate it, and write a review. Hopefully you love the book as much as I did.
See you next time!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!


**All Images From Google Search.
My name is Julia. And I love to read a lot!! 
So you wonder what the blog will be about? Well it will be about what books I recommend, a summary and much more!!
My first book post will be in a couple days, while I get use to this blog!
So see you soon!