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:
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


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

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 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!