Saturday, 31 October 2015
By Cornelia Funk
352 pp. Orion Books. £6.99. (Ages 8 and up)
Rating: 5 Stars
This story is about a boy called Jon who is 11 years old. When he goes to Salisbury’s boarding school, he finds out that the place is haunted with ghosts, so Jon gets a girl called Ella to find somebody to help. I like it because it has got ghosts and well illustrated pictures. It has got really good chapter names to hook the reader with action and magic. I think it could be more scary because the ghosts could be better. I think 6 to 12 year olds should read this book because 6 year olds like picture books and children over 12 might get bored of it. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Directed by Ridley Scott.
142 minutes. 20th Century Fox. (PG-13)
See at IMDB
Rating: 4 Stars
This movie might me the best scientific movie ever. It's a story of a man called Mark Watney was left behind because the crew thought he was already dead when the storm arrived at their post. Now he needs to survive at the post with a little bit of supply to wait for someone to save him. Do you think he will survive?
I like the way mark lives in the post. A smart guy living in the middle of Mars? I don't think he will survive. But a Genius? yes.I like how he made the plants live. He is a botanist!
I rate this Movie 4 stars because it is a great movie.
Monday, 26 October 2015
The Hunger Games Trilogy Book 1
by Suzanne Collins
464 pp. Scholastic. $7.99. (Ages 12 and up)
Rating: ? Stars
I have read this book many times and I never got bored. The book is very exiting and has many types of characters. Every part of the book makes a story of how we really live. Capitol is the rich people around the world, and only the important people know what’s going on. All the other people in the capitol is just people who does not know what is going on in the world, they just think of them selves. On the other side, poor people struggle to give what they have to the capitol so they have money survive. Hunger games is mostly the same thing but it's just made to attract peoples attention and make them understand about capitalism that is happening on the world right now.
Katniss evergreen is the main character in the book. I really like her. She was a ordinary girl in the district that could trick the capitol. She is very sweet for volunteering for her sister. But she is also not faking her love for Peetah, even though she does not know. I think she is very shocked how the people in the capitol lives. Very different than the districts. At the game, she made a friend. Katniss wants to help her but she didn’t make it through the game. That maybe the reason she started to be against the capitol.
Katniss and Peetah are supposed to act like their in love in the game. If not, their lives are in great danger. There doing this so their family and friends are safe from the torture of the capitol. The capitol wants the best for their people so they use the districts to make capitol people happy and satisfied. If they find out the capitol is not satisfied, many people in the districts will die, maybe even the whole district. So they keep the people satisfied. Even if the capitol is very mean.
Katniss everdeen is similar to another character. She is similar to Tally Youngblood. Tally Youngblood is a girl from a book called Pretties, Uglies, Specials. She goes with the usual cycle that on the background she does not know about. But after she knew the truth, She becomes something like a leader to people who also goes trough the truth about their lives. They both also have fears, that they can't control. One of the common thing is that they both have two boyfriends but they don’t know who to pick.
I like the book because it's about the story of the present life. So similar. Another reason i like this book is because it is a great book for teens. It has a love story. That is the most important part in writing a book. Love stories can always grab other peoples attention.
My favourite part of the book is when Katness makes the editor of the game choose Peetah and katness as the winner. It's very sweet because you might think they don’t love each other, but if you understand deeply, they love each other. Now, they have might made their selves in great danger. They will torture them.
The Most worst part is when Katnesses closest friend saw her kissing with Peetah. They make Katniss do it to interest the Capitol. Maybe Gale, Satanist’s close friend, knows what is happening. But he might still be angry. It's a true love story. Teens would like it.
If I can change a bit of the book, i would make the Districts more technological. Like they live in small apartments with cool futuristics things. But don't make them rich. It would ruin the whole story. And also make Peetah and Katniss more romantic.That would make Gale more angry.
I think Teenagers would like this book. It has very interesting Story, Problem and etc. Also that Katniss is 16 so maybe more people of the same age would want to read it. I’m almost a teenager and I have read the book around 2 times. But my mom is the one who first introduced me to this book.
i recommend you guys that are going to read this book to not see the movie first. It will ruin the vision of the book. Also don't search of the characters of the new movie that is going to come. It will also ruin you vision of the character. So don’t do it!
Friday, 23 October 2015
ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME MARGARET
by Judy Blume
192 pp. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. $9.99. (Ages 12 and up)
Rating: 4 Stars
Margaret is having a hard time after she moved to a new school. But now, she is settling in and meets new friends. She loves her friends but when they were having a great time one of her friends lied to her. She has also hurt someone just because of a gossip she heard. Will she ever make everything better?
I love the part when a boy thew a party at his house. Not a crazy teenagers party though. Just a fun party. There were many fights but they all were very happy. Nobody ever had that kind of parties at my school. I wish I could have those kinds of party. They sound so fun.
I hate the part when Margaret hurts a girls heart just because a little gossip. She didn't even know if the gossip was even true. May this be a lesson to everyone to not to ever listen to something even if you think its true.
The sad part was when they wanted to go to different schools because they have finished elementary school. Its just like me leaving elementary school because I moved when I was 6th grade. Now i have lost many friends but also made many new friends.
I recommend children who haven't gone through puberty to read this because it has a good vision of what might happen to you when you go through puberty. I hope tis book can be a good example to you who will have puberty soon.
i rate this book 4 stars
Monday, 19 October 2015
BEDEVILED: CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR
Bedeviled Series: Book 3
by Shani Petroff
Illustrated by J. David McKenney
240 pp. Grosset & Dunlap. $6.99. (Ages 10 and up)
Rating: 5 Stars
Angel try's to help a boy that she thinks needs help. but it ends up a disaster. Her friend now has her powers and she lost people she loves. She realizes that using her power isn't that easy. Even though her father already warned her. Now she has to deal with totally weird things and make them back to normal. Once again her father is correct, but he leaves her alone to make everything back to normal.
Have you ever felt heart broken? This is how Angel felt when she heard that her boyfriend likes her best friend. Gaby wished for something that might ruin her relationship with her best friend. And even after that she still wishes for more things. How can she stop?
I think the book has a connection with life. Like her friend Gaby breaking her best friends heart just because she wanted someone to like her. Gaby also isn't grateful of what she has, she just uses her wish power to wish for so many things she does not need. It's just so upsetting if a best friend wants something better than what her best friend needs. Let this be a lesson to all of you, always put family and friends before things that you want.
I think this is a perfect book for Tweens. I think this book should be popular so much more people can know about this book.
I give this book 5 stars.
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Divergent Trilogy Book 1
By Veronica Roth
496 pp. Katherine Tegen Books. $17.99. (Ages 13 and up)
Rating: 5 Stars
This book is the best book I have ever read. It’s a teen novel about the future. It’s like all types of novels mixed together. It has love, adventure, friendship, science fiction and so much more. One of the other reasons I like this book is because it has so much information that you make an epic movie in your mind.
I like romance, but not any kind of romance. I like teen romance or a story about crushes. I don't like when the romance is so simple, like the 70's romance. This book has a very advanced type of romance, it has sharing secrets, crushes, the type of ‘aww’ caring and more.
Sacrifices are one of the worst parts of most books you may think, unless it has the enemy sacrifice themselves. Yes, I agree to. This book has too much sacrifice. Tris's mom, dad, and friends died in the book. It’s too much, hurts the reader’s heart. The deaths of Tris's friends and family is because of this erudite woman. Argh! The sacrifices are good because of the reasons they sacrificed themselves. I won’t say anything more to save the secrets.
I love how the author made the fear simulation. It would not be the best book I have ever read. And also Four would not be there. Four is amazing, he has only four fears. My fears are uncountable. It’s also fasinating to imagine.
I will rate this book all the stars in the word.