Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Cellar.

"The Cellar".
By: Natasha Preston.
This novel has 347 pages.
This book caught my attention quickly. Especially since before it became a published book, it was on Wattpad. An online community where anyone and everyone can write their own book.
It's one of the best sites.
As much as this book kept me on the edge of my seat, it was repetitive. 
I wanted to see what would happen but I'd get bored.
One of the thing's that I liked is that some chapters were written in different points of view. Which I really love.
The descriptive words in the book painted a crystal clear imagine, even at times I didn't really want it to.
I recommend this book to girls ages 14 and up!
I give this book a 4 out of 5.

Summary:
Summer is going to a party with her friends. Her boyfriend- Lewis, keeps on telling her that if she wants he could drive her there. Summer declines the offer because nothing ever happens in the town they live.
Summer  disappears without a trace. Everyone is worried sick.
Colin is her kidnapper. He puts her into a cellar with 3 other girls- Rose, Poppy, and Violet. Those aren't their real names. Colin renames the girls as flowers. Summer's new name is Lily.  Even Colin renamed himself-Clover.
Living in the cellar is unimaginable. Colin hates  anything that is dirty. Even if the flowers die, he turns to violence. The girls think he is in need of a family. Everything has to be neat and tidy.
Poppy tried to rebel against Clover. She did not succeed. Her punishment was death. 
Will Summer be rescued?
Will they all rebel together?
Would it work?
Read to find out!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Gathering Blue.

Gathering Blue.
By Lois Lowry.
This is a companion book to "The Giver".
The 3rd book is "Messenger". The 4th book is "Son".
This book has 240 pages. 
I adore this book.
The only thing I didn't really like about the book is the ending.
I just really wanted a little more than what we got. One of the climaxes was reached and then BOOM, the end of the book. 
I give this book a 5/5.

Kira, a two syllable name. She is now an orphan. Her mom has died of illness. While her father was taken by beasts before she was born. Living on her own, will be a struggle. The cott that Kira and Katrina, her mom, lived in was burned down because of the illness. So Kira has no shelter. Kira has a crippled leg. She can't do everything that everyone else can do. Even if she tries she can't accomplish it or it takes her longer to finish the task. 
The women are against Kira in every way possible. They say she is useless and shouldn't be in the village. Ever since Kira was born, The women have wanted to put her in the field for beasts. One of the main women is Vandara. When Kira returns to re-build her cott, the women basically go on a strike. They don't allow her to build the cott. They threaten to throw rocks at her or to send her to the Field of Beast. 
But Kira remains calm. Kira is smart and doesn't allow the situation get to her. She thinks through everything. Vandara takes her to the Council. Which is lake a court. 
This could be her last day of being alive. 
But even if she continues to live, she would be hated by all of the women in the village. 
Read to find out what happens to Kira. 
This book is filled with dialogue that'll make you laugh, and even tear up a bit!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Staying Strong: 365 Days A Year.

Staying Strong: 365 days a year.
By: Demi Lovato.
This book is for anyone looking for inspiration. No matter how old you are, this book will be inspirational for everyone.
The thing that makes this book so special is that such a young person has written it.  People usually think that being older means that you have experienced a lot and can give words of wisdom. That's not necessarily true. 
"There are always going to be highs and lows, heartbreaks and victories, and everything in between. So sometimes the smallest words can make all the difference; they can comfort and they can inspire."
Quotes like that one are written all over the book. 
Each and everyday day of the year there is a quote, either written by her or someone else, her words of wisdom and a goal. 
I can honestly say that each page of the book cheers me up 100%. If I'm having a sad day, I read a couple pages of this book and I always feel better. 
May 15- "You have the capability to change your life all with a simple shift in perspective."
March 27- "Always remember there's a little girl inside you; treat her as if you just met her today."
August 16- "Don't compare yourself to anyone to anyone else, you are doing yourself the greatest disservice."
December 7- "I'm not perfect and I don't have to be."
After reading 5 out of 365 quotes, you can see that this book is treasure of wisdom, inspiration, and advice.
Thank You Demi for being such and inspiration and writing this novel to share your experiences!
I give it a 5 out of 5!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Outsiders.

"The Outsiders."
By: S. E. Hinton.
The novel has 180 pages.
I recommend this book to boys and girls ages 12+.
I love how this book is simple but yet fascinating.
I had to read this book for summer reading and at first I wasn't sure if I wanted to read.
I was very doubtful of the book. I didn't really want to read a book about boys in a bad part of town fighting.  But I had to read it. After I read it, I was shocked. I didn't expect it to be that good.
I loved how each character had such a strong and different personality.
"The Outsiders" teaches you a very big life lesson.
The book is also turned into a movie!
Make sure to check out the movie. But first read the book!
I give the novel a 5 out of 5!

Summary.
14 year old Ponyboy lives in a town in Oklahoma. He is apart of the "Greasers". There are 2 gangs in the town. "Greasers" are the people who are poor and the "Socs" are the people who are rich.
The "Greasers" and "Socs" live in constant rivalry.
Ponyboy lives with his 2 brothers. Soda and Darry. They get to live together as long as they stay out of trouble. Which they try to stay out of trouble. But being a "Greaser" it is hard. 
Darry is the oldest out of the brothers and Ponyboy is the youngest. Darry and Ponyboy constantly fight. Ponyboy is convinced that Darry hates him.
The trouble begins when Ponyboy comes home late at night.. Darry gets furious and hits Ponyboy. Ponyboy is shocked. No one from his family has ever hit him. He doesn't even think, he just runs. He runs to his friend Johnny and says that they are running away. They decide not to and just to to go to the park and cool off.  Everything is going well until the "Socs" show up. They become aggressive and they end up killing one of the "Socs".
What will they do now?
Will they confess? 
Or will they run away for good?
Will they survive?
Read to find out!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

5 Seconds Of Summer.

"5 Seconds Of Summer: She Looks So Perfect."
By: Mary Boone.
This book has 112 pages.
This book is not authorized, approved or endorsed by 5 Seconds Of Summer. It is not an official publication.
Have you heard of  5 Seconds of Summer? Also known as 5SOS. You must have. Every teenage girl knows them. Their singles- "She Looks So Perfect" and "Amnesia". Causing hysteria all over the world.
Ever since One Direction's Louis Tomlinson shared a link to a video of them singing and stating that he has been a fan for a while, people have loved them. 
They have toured with One Direction during their "Take Me Home" tour. Which was a success. Now once again 5SOS have agreed to join One Direction on their "Where We Are" tour. 
They have announced their North American tour for 2015! People are falling in love with 5SOS more and more! 
You should most defiantly pick up a copy of this book. Get to know Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, and Luke Hemming. It won't hurt. They don't bite. And don't think they are just another "boy band" because they are most defiantly not. They have their own unique style. Typical boys from Australia with their dreams finally coming true! And if I didn't convince you yet then this might!
All of the guys write their own music, all of them sing, and they play instruments. Their music is pop-rock! Check out the book, their music, and be apart of the 5SOS fan! You won't regret it!


Monday, July 21, 2014

The Dare.

"The Dare."
By: Hannah Jayne.
This novel has 265 pages.
I had a love/hate relationship with this book when I was reading it.
The book could have have been much much more. It had a engaging plot and conflict.
In my opinion this book was a little bit too slow passed.
I didn't feel any connection when I was reading this book. And I usually do. Don't get me wrong, I felt sorry for Brynna. But I didn't feel like I really knew her in the sense of what kind of person she was before the tragedy and how she changed after this.
 I never really felt the suspense. I wasn't into the book like I should have been.
I recommend this book to girls ages 12 or 13+.
I give this book a 3 out of 5.

 Summary: 
Brynna is an only child, so she wants friends to be her siblings. And she has a BFF- Erica. Where ever one of the girls was, the other one was right by her side. They were basically twins. 
But one day this changes.
There was a party last summer by the beach. Everyone went and were a little intoxicated. 
But that didn't stop anyone from having fun.
Brynna dared her BFF to jump from the pier into the beach. Erica didn't want to. But a dare is a dare. So Brynna decided that if Erica won't jump alone, both of them will jump. And they jump. But only one came back.
And that was Brynna. Erica was never found. So everyone assumed she was dead. She was even declared dead after three days when she wasn't found.
Brynna has a hard time being the survivor and living with the guilt of daring Erica to jump and Erica never coming back to shore. So she drowns herself into alcohol and drugs. 
But she goes to rehab and gets better. Her family moves and she gets a new start.
That's what she thinks will happen.
But the happiness doesn't last long. It stops when she gets a tweet from "EricaNShaw"- Remember me?
And  she also gets voice mails. She suspects it's Erica. But is it?
Who is not ready to let go of what happened last summer? 
Read to find out!





Tuesday, July 8, 2014

If I Stay.

"If I Stay".
By: "Gayle Forman.
This novel has 234 pages.
I recommend this book for teens 13 or 14+.
"If I Stay" is such a beautiful book. It is written in pure emotion. 
You cannot describe the emotion in this book. 
I, myself, was heartbroken while reading "If I stay".
Also, this book is being turned into a movie.
It comes out August 22nd!
I will definitely  watch the movie!
I give this novel a 5 out of 5!!
Make sure to pick up the sequel "Where She Went".


Summary!: 
Seventeen year old Mia is a smart girl. She was raised in a very musical family. 
She has a talent and connection playing the cello.
She gets accepted to Julliard a music school in New York.
She also has a boyfriend- Adam. He also has a strong connection with music. He has his own band- "Shooting Star". He is the lead singer and he plays the guitar.
The love for music got Adam and Mia closer.
But it might also destroy them.
All of this changes one day when Mia, her dad, her mom, and her younger brother Teddy are in a deadly car accident.
Her mom and dad are pronounced dead at the scene.
While Teddy fights for his life. But he doesn't survive. 
While Mia has fallen into a coma.
She has plenty of injuries.
She also turns into a ghost. She can walk and see everything, but people can't see her.
Now here comes a very hard decision. 
Does she live and stay on earth as a orphan?
Or does she go with her family ?
Read this novel to live the journey with Mia.
What would you pick? 
Also, don't forget about the movie that premieres August 22nd!. 
And read the sequel "Where She Went".

Friday, June 20, 2014

Identical.

"Identical."
By: Ellen Hopkins.
This novel has 565 pages.
It probably seems like a lot of pages but, Ellen Hopkins writes her books in a verse. So it's not written like every book. That's one of the tings that makes the book unique. 
"Identical" is deeply disturbing. I don't recommend giving this book to anyone under 14.
I as a teenager cringed at this book. The scenes were breath taking and not in a good way.
I had to put the book down for a while because it was extremely disturbing.
Also, the book changes point of view!
I give this book a 4 out of 5.
For me the free verse was a little distracting at times. 

Summary:
Two identical twin girls- Kaeleigh and Raeanne don't have a regular teenage life. 
Their dad is district- court judge. Their mom is running for congress.
Kaeleigh has been abused by her father since she was a kid. She's not allowed to tell anyone.
Raeanne wants to protect Kaeleigh but she's jealous of her because their father picked Kaeleigh and not her.
So Raeanne deals with it her way. She skips school gets high and goes to bed with many boys.
But none of the twins can let their secrets go public or that might risk their mother's place for congress.
They both live in constant fear with their father and their mother never being a real mother because she backed away from the family after a tragic car accident.
The accident was cause by the father- Ray. 
Ray caused the accident while drunk driving with the both twin girls when they were little.
The mother backs away from the family and escapes to her political career.
The ending of the book was so unexpected.
Read at your own risk! The book was written extraordinarily.
Tell me what your opinion on this book is! 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Girl, Stolen

"Girl, Stolen."
By: April Henry.
This book has pages 213 pages.
"Girl, Stolen" is one of the best page turning books.
The base of the story was interesting. I wondered how April Henry could pull off this book.
But once again she did it perfectly. I was engaged in this book sooo much.
I recommend this book to boys and girls ages 12+.
I also reviewed a different April Henry book- "The Night She Disappeared.¨ Make sure to check that review too!: http://www.juliainthebookland.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-night-she-disappeared.html
I give this book a 5 out of 5!

Summary:
Cheyenne Wilder is 16 years old and she is blind. She has been blind for the last three years.
Her step-mom went to get her prescription for the antibiotics because she is sick.
It's almost Christmas time so thief's are on the look out.
Since the car is on for Cheyenne, Griffin one of the kidnappers takes the car.
He doesn't realize that Cheyenne is in it.
He only wanted the car. Nothing more.
But it's too late to leave the car and what can he do about the car he just kidnapped?
Griffin feels horrible about kidnapping her.
But he's not like the usual kidnappers. He is nice to Cheyenne.
The other thief's become interested in Cheyenne when the news says that her father is Nike's president.
They want to use her to get loads of money.
Even though Griffin is the one who kidnapped her, he tries to save her life.
Will it work out?
Or will something worse happen?
Read to find out!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Wintergirls.

"Wintergirls".
By: Laurie Halse Anderson.
The novel has 278 pages.
This book deals with real-word problems. About eating disorders.
I recommend this book to girls 13+.
"Wintergirls" was one of the saddest books ever. I read it in a day. Words can't describe this book.
I give it a 5 out of 5!
΅If you're a teenage girl, Wintergirls might just save your life."-Miami Herald.
"A fearless, riveting account of a young women in the grip of a deadly illness"- New York Rimes Book Review.  
Summary:
 Lia and Cassie were best friends. They made a pact that they would be the thinnest girls in the school.
Lia accomplishes that by starvation. Cassie accomplishes that by purging.
But just like many friendships, they aren't friends after a couple of years.
But they pact they made is still alive. They won't give up.
But one day Cassie dies.
Now, Lia can 'see' Cassie everywhere. She can talk to her, too.
Even though Lia is skinny as a twig, she weighs 95 pounds ( her weight drops in the book over time) but she still thinks she is fat. 
How far will Lia go to be 'skinny' in her eyes? 
Will the same thing happen to Lia as it did to Cassie?
Or will she realize that what she is doing is wrong and get help?
This is such a beautiful book. Laurie Halse Anderson has such a gift of writing. Make sure to read her other books! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The List.

"The List"
By: Siobhan Vivian.
This novel has 332 pages.
I recommend this book for teenage girls.
This book captures such a vivid look of how High School revolves. Probably not exactly the same way, but you capture a visual to what kind of people to expect.
This book is told from eight different points of view.
 I really enjoy when books are written from different points of view because you get to learn more about the characters.
I give this book a 4 out of 5. 
Even though I LOVED Reading "The List", I was disappointed that we only got to "live" with the girls for only a week. I expected a little bit more. 
Summary:
Each year in Mount Washington High, before homecoming a list comes out and states the ugliest and the prettiest.
FRESHMEN-
Ugliest:  Danielle Demarco.
Prettiest: Abby Warner.
SOPHOMORES:
Ugliest: Candace Kincaid.
Prettiest: Lauren Finn.
JUNIORS:
Ugliest: Sarah Singer.
Prettiest: Bridget Honeycutt.
SENIORS:
Ugliest: Jennifer Briggs.
Prettiest: Margo Gable.
Each girl is either delighted with the list or heartbroken.
Abby is a freshman, when she gets awarded with being the prettiest freshman girl she is surprised. But she isn't the smartest girl ever. While her older sister is a genius. So the problems begin.
Danielle is named the ugliest. She isn't ugly. She's just very muscular. She's worried what her boyfriend will do. He gets teased about her. Will they last?
Lauren has always been home schooled, her first year in public school. She is  instantly popular.
She takes Candances spot in being popular. Candance is named the ugliest. She knows it's a mistake. But is it?
Bridget has always been an average sized girl. But she wanted to be skinnier. So she starved herself. When she comes back to school everyone is stunned. She knows that this is not being something to be proud of.
Sarah has always had her own style and never was the type of person to follow the the trend. When she gets put on the list as the ugliest, she rebels.
Margo and Jennifer had been best friends. But after a while they weren't. Jennifer has been named ugliest 4 years in a row. Now Jennifer and Margo have to speak to each other and finish their history.
Go on the journey with these eight girls and see what happens the week and what happens at homecoming! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

To All The Boys I've Loved Before.

"To All The Boys I've Loved Before"
By: Jenny Han.
The novel has 355 pages.
I recommend this book to girls ages 13 or 14+.
I really enjoyed reading this novel.
There were some unexpected plot twists.
But I guess it was a little predictable.
But, overall it was an enjoyable book.
I give it a 4 out of 5!
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Summary:
Lara Jean is the middle child. She has a older sister- Margot. And Kitty is the youngest sister.
Their mom died when Lara Jean was younger. So Margo took over the mom role.
But Margo is going to college in Scotland.
So the role is passed down to Lara Jean.
Lara Jean is a teenager.
So that means she has crushes.
But, to every boy she has liked she writes him a letter. She addresses the letters, but never sends them.
But one day someone sends the letters to the boys.
Everything goes out of control.
Read to find out the plot twists.
Who sent the letters?
How will her life change?
Read to find out!

Friday, May 9, 2014

SpongeBob's Ready-to-Read Treasury.

        "SpongeBob's Ready-to-Read Treasury."
There are 5 stories in this book.:
"A special Delivery."
By: Steven Banks
Illustrated by: Vince DePorter.
"Show Me The Bunny"
By: Steven Banks
Illustrated by: C.H. Greenblatt and William Reiss
"The Song That Never Ends"
By: Steven Banks.
Illustrated by: Vince DePorter
"Camp SpongeBob"
By: Molly Reisner and Kim Ostrow.
Illustrated by: Heather Martinez
"UFO"
By: Adam Beechen.
Illustrated by: Zina Saunders
"Trouble at the Krusty Krab!
Adapted by: Steven Banks.
Illustrated by: Zina Saunders.
 I recommend this book to boys and girls at the age of 5-8. 
This book is very good if you like SpongeBob and if you are learning to read.
I know when I was younger and learning to read I ADORED this book.
These books are all short stories. 
But they all teach a lesson.
Each short story is about 15 pages long.
So it's perfect for children learning/starting to read.
I give it a 5 out of 5!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Six Months Later.

Six Months Later.
By: Natalie D. Richards.
This novel has 323 pages!
It's pretty different from all the other books I have reviewed. But it's different in a good way!
I recommend this book to girls ages 13+.
This is a mystery kind of book that I enjoyed!
I give this book a 5 out of 5!

Summary:
Chloe is a normal girl. She isn't popular, but she doesn't mind. She has a best friend Maggie.
She is junior in High School. She isnt a very good student.
She doesn't have a good GPA or SAT results.
But everything changes when she falls asleep during Study hall in May and "wakes up"6 months later.
She can't remember a thing of the last six months.
She has changed A LOT.
She is popular.
She is dating her crush- Blake who is a major jock.
She has a perfect GPA and almost the highest SAT scores ever!
Her best friend Maggie won't even look at her.
She has a life that any girl would die for. But she can't enjoy it if she doesn't know anything about who she is.
What's wrong with her?
"What happened to her? Remembering the truth could be more dangerous than she knows..."
Why dangerous?
Read and find out!

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Dead And The Gone

The Dead And The Gone.
By: Susan Beth Pfeffer.
This is the 2nd book in the series of The Last Survivors.
The 1st book is: Life As We Knew It.
Then this is the 2nd book: The Dead And The Gone.
The 3rd book is: The World We Live In.
The 4th book is:  The Shade Of the Moon.
Life as we knew it and The Dead And the Gone are companion books.
But I'm going to focus mainly on "The Dead And The Gone."
It has 321 pages.
This novel was filled with panic and breathtaking events.
I read this book in a guided reading group. So I didn't read it in a day. We had the chapters agreed on what we would read for the week.
Thank god, I didn't read it right away because if I did I would have nightmares. The events placed such a clear picture in my head.
I recommend this book to girls and boys ages 12 or 13+.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!


Summary:
An asteroid hits the moon. Which causes many many problems.
Alex Morales is 17 years old, very smart and intelligent. He has an older brother Carlos, who is in the Marines. A younger sister Bri, who is 15 years old and Julie who is 12.
They live in New York.
When the asteroid hits the moon, his mom is supposedly in the subway or at work in the hospital.
His father is in Puerto Rico.
Times in New York City are becoming more and more tough. Everyone is becoming desperate to survive.
After a couple weeks after the asteroid has hit the moon and no news from their mom or dad, they become worried but never lose hope.
If you read this book don't expect a happy ending.
There are lots of gruesome events with A LOT of detail.
So be careful reading it!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Feeling Book.

The Feeling Book: The Care & Keeping of Your Emotions.
By: Lynda Madison.
Illustrator:Bonnie Timmons and Norm Bendell
This book has 104 pages.
I recommend this book to girls any ages. 
I would also recommend buying: The Feelings Book Journal.
I think that the journal and book go perfectly together.
I give this book a five out of five!

Summary:
This book is basically on how to manage your emotions.
This book is only for girls.
In my opinion it great for younger and older girls. Both have feelings!
There are sections in the book about:
-How are you feeling.
-The Brain, the Body, & Butterflies.
-How do you really feel?
-The voice inside.
-Help!
-Feeling Positive.
This book has many sections about how you feel, and why you feel that. In my opinion it makes you more confident.
There are also quizzes about what would you do in the situation. There are also strategies to help you.
There are also many popular Questions. And there are answers to the questions.
Every girl should have this book.
And yes this is from American Girl!
Also don't forget to check out the Journal!--



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday to Julia in the Bookland! April 8!

Happy 1st Birthday to this Blog!
I cannot believe it has been a year since I have started this blog!
It feels like yesterday.
Especially when you are doing what you love!
Thank you to everyone to has made this blog bigger than I expected!
I would also like to thank my sister who inspired me to make a blog.
She helped me start this blog.
You can visit her fashion blog-> http://mlodamamawswieciemody.blogspot.com
I would also like to Thank all the authors that I have talked to and reviewed books!
I will add a link to all of the books I have reviewed this year:
(oldest to newest)
   
Those are all of the books I have reviewed this year!
I hope you like these books and reviews!
I hope this year will be as good as the 1st year!
And again, Thank You to everyone!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Insurgent

Insurgent.
By: Veronica Roth.
Insurgent is the 2nd book in the series of Divergent.
It has 525 pages!
For this book to make sense, I recommend reading Divergent first. (I also reviewed Divergent!)
I recommend this novel to girls and boys ages 11+.
This book is written amazingly. I was really engaged in reading it! There is soo much suspense in it. I couldn't wait to turn the page, to see what happens.
Everyone should read the book and series!.
It gave me shivers with all the detail and description!
I give Insurgent a 5 out of 5!
 
Summary:
The beginning of the book jumps right into how Divergent ended. 
Since Tris ( Beatrice) is Divergent, she is in danger. 
But, Tris never gives up. She fights for what she believes and knows is right.
"War" has broken out. War out for the Divergent.
Tris discovers that her worst enemies can also be kind and her beloved people can be the biggest  traitors.
Who will go first?
Family?
Friends?
Faction before blood?
Or herself?
How will the divergent people survive?
Will Tris survive risking her life for other people?
Will Tobias?
Read to find out!
Everyone should read this book!
I guarantee that whoever reads this book and series will love it!


There will also be a movie made out of this book, just like Divergent!
The release date of the movie Insurgent is... March 20, 2015!
I can't wait to see the movie!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Divergent.

Divergent.
By: Veronica Roth.
Divergent is the first book of the series.
This novel has 487 pages.
It many seem like a lot of pages, but in my opinion it's a VERY quick read. You also get engaged in what you are reading and time goes by quick!
I recommend this book to girls and boys ages 11+.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!!

Summary:
Chicago's society is divided into 5 factions. 
Candor- the honest.
Dauntless- the brave.
Abnegation- the selfless.
Amity- the peaceful.
Erudite- the intelligent.
Beatrice Prior is born into the Abnegation faction, and so is her brother Caleb. Each person at the age of 16 has to take a aptitude test. When the results come back- it shows which faction they should choose.
But on choosing day they can choose any faction they want.
When Beatrice takes the aptitude test, her results come back as inconclusive. Which means she is Divergent.
Getting a result of Divergent is not impossible, just very rare.
And from there, the difficulties begin.
Read on and go on the journey with Beatrice and laugh, cry and worry!


There is also a movie of this book- Divergent!-
Shailene Woodley plays as Beatrice (Tris) Prior.-

Theo James plays as Tobias (Four) Eaton-


This movie is absolutely amazing!!
It is 2 and a half hours long but, I enjoyed every second of it!
So go read the book and watch the movie! You won't regret it!
If you have read the book and watched the movie, comment down below which one you like better or what you love about the movie and book!
I will be reviewing the other books in the series, too! 
So stay tuned! 


Friday, March 21, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars.

The Fault in Our Stars.
By: John Green
The novel has 313 pages.
I recommend this book to girls and boys ages 13+.
This is one of my favorite books ever. I know I say this about every book, but honestly this book is one of my favorite books that I have ever read.
I fell in love with the characters right away! 
Everything seemed soo realistic.
I give this book a 5 out of 5!
 

Summary:

Hazel Grace is 16 and she has lung cancer. She also goes to support group.
She absolutely HATES  support group. 
But she meets this mysterious, cute boy at support group.
It's almost like love at first sight.
His name is Augustus Waters.
They become great friends.
They basically love each other.
But since both of them had/ have cancer anything can happen.
They go to Amsterdam to meet Peter Van Houten. Peter Van Houten is a author of one of their favourite books. Everything is going well until....   
This book has made me laugh and cry. 
Honestly every person should read this book.
This book will also be turned into a movie.
The movie will be out- June 6, 2014.
See you next time!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jimmy's stars.

Jimmy's Stars.
By:  Mary Ann Rodman.
 This book has 272 pages.
This book is a very well written novel.
It has to do with World War II.
I recommend  this book to both boys and girls ages 9-12.
I give the book 5 out of 5 points!

 Summary: 
Ellie McKelvey is in 6th grade. She loves her brother- Jimmy, with all her heart.
But when times get tough during World War II, and Jimmy gets drafted to go away.
Ellie is heartbroken.
She doesn't want Jimmy to leave. She wants him to stay home, safe.
When Jimmy leaves, Aunt Toots moves in, and stays in Jimmy's room. Ellie is not a big fan of Aunt Toots. 
Since Aunt Toots works at night, she makes sure the girls don't make any noise during the day.
When Christmas time approaches, Jimmy promised that he would come home for Christmas. So Ellie waits patiently. But Jimmy does not come. 
Will Jimmy come home? 
Or not?
Will Jimmy keep his promise?? 
Read to find out!!  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Abduction!

Abduction!
By: Peg Kehret.
This book has 224 pages.
I recommend this book to both boys and girls ages 12+ since there is violence.
I really liked how there was suspense at every point at the book!
But I do give this a book a 4 out of 5 because it was a little confusing on when the narrator was speaking and when the actual character was speaking. So I give this book a 4 out of 5!

Quick summary:
It's just another regular day. Matt is at school, so is Bonnie. Matt a little 6 year old who is in Kindergartner, has to go to the bathroom. As he leaves the class a Man from a UPS truck approaches him and tells him to come with. Matt hesitates at first but The UPS man says that he has his dog Pookie, and that the dog is sick. So Matt decides to tag along and see his Dog.
When the school day ends and Matt's older sister Bonnie races to the bus line to find Matt, Matt is no where to be seen.
But the UPS man was not a UPS man, He was Matt's biological father- Denny.
Denny has never seen Matt. 
Matt has been abducted.
The police are doing their work. 
Even Bonnie. Even though Bonnie is only 13 years old she is a bright and determined girl.
Read to find out what happens.
Will Matt be found?, Will Bonnie do a better job than the police?

 

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events.
By: Lemony Snicket. 
This whole series has 13 books.
The books in the series are:
1.The Bad Beginning.
2.The Reptile Room.
3.The Wide Window.
4.The Miserable Mill.
5.The Austere Academy.
6.The Ersatz Elevator.
7.The Vile Village.
8.The Hostile Hospital.
9.The Carnivorous Carnival.
10. the Slippery Slope.
11.The Grim Grotto.
12.The Penultimate Peril.
13. The End.
This Whole  series is phenomenal!
I recommend this series to kids ages 8-14.
Not younger because it ha lots of deeper and darker moments and probably not older because it could  a little boring.
The series is readable by both boys and girls .
I give the novels a 5 out of 5!

Summary:

Violet, Claus, and Sunny Baudelaire become orphans when their parents die in a house fire.
The family is extremely rich!
Mr.Poe is a banker and family friend.
What he does is he sends the children to the nearest relative, which is Count Olaf.
Count Olaf makes the kids do horrible assignments, for example: He makes the poor kids clean the rusty, filthy old house and treats them basically like slaves.
While the children think about Count Olaf they doubt that Count Olaf is related to them.
After many events happening they always get new guardians, while Count Olaf is always out to get them because he wants the money.
Will the Baudelaire children finally find a long lasting home or will Count Olaf  chase them forever!?
Read and find out!