Saturday, November 22, 2008

"The New Prophecy, Warriors: Midnight" by Erin Hunter

In the forest there are clans of cats. These clans are united by their ancestors of Starclan. One cat from each of the clans has a dream that they think is from the star clan that leads them to a place in the forest called Fourtrees. From the wind clan the young Crowpaw is chosen, from the river clan the warrior Feathertail is chosen and brings the warrior Stormfur along, from the shadow clan Tawnypelt is chosen and from thunder clan Brambleclaw is chosen and brings along the apprentice Squirlepaw along. All of the chosen cats have a dream and then decide that they will leave and go to a place they are not sure of that is far out of the forest. They are calling this place the sun drown place because when Brambleclaw has another dream he sees a river which he falls into. It is very salty water and just before he wakes up tasting salt he almost drowns and falls into a placed with spikes coming up out of the ground and that is where the sun is setting looking as though it was eating the sun. As they are on their way more of the cats have the salt water dream. Eventually all of the chosen cats have the dream. The dream seems to be a sign that they are going in the correct direction. They meet an old tabby tom and call him Purdy. He says that he knows where the sun drown place is and the clan cats follow him. Some of the cats starts to decide that they do not want to follow him because they are not going in the correct direction because the sun is setting in the opposite direction that they are heading. When they are passing through a two leg place and meet up with a bunch of rats they fight. They fight them off but Brambleclaw is afraid of his sister Tawnypelt being OK because of one of her wounds.
At the next ceremony at Fourtrees all of the clans are wondering where these six cats have gone. Squirlpaw’s sister Leafpaw is the only one that knows about where they have gone but promised not to tell. She wants to tell her father, Firestar, the thunder clan leader where his daughter and the thunder clan warrior Brambleclaw have disappeared to. After the ceremony Cinderpelt, the thunder clan medicine cat and Leafpaw’s mentor, asks Leafpaw if she knows anything about where Squirlpaw was. Leafpaw tells Cinderpelt than all she knows is that Squirlpaw was far away with the cats from the other clans and that they were OK but did not know where they were or what they were doing. Cinderpelt told her to tell her father, Firestar, so that he would be at least a little bit less worried.
When she gets back from the ceremony she asks Cinderpelt if she can have some burdock roots because she thought that her sister might be helped by it as Leafpaw was given dreams showing the cats being all right and what not as if the sisters were given visions of what each other were doing from their ancestors in star clan.
When the 4 chosen cats and the 2 cats who followed along got to another forest with the help from an old tabby tom’s guidance. While they are hunting Squirlepaw realizes that burdock root is they cure for rat bits. They message from her sister worked!! This forest was very near to the sun drown place. When they got to the place they tasted the air and tasted, a badger!
This badger could talk heir language!! She was midnight. They had not come here waiting until for a time to speak with Starclan. They had come to speak to a badger who had traveled far and had talked to many different animals. She was able to talk to their ancestors in Starclan. She told the cats that there was danger coming to the forest and they needed to get all of the clans to work together and get out of the forest as soon as they could. The two legs were making a new thunder path right in their forest! They must get their clans out fast. Will they get out before they are destroyed by the two legs?
I give this book five stars and think that you should read it too.

Friday, November 21, 2008

"A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray

This is about Gemma Doyle.A girl whose mother was killed in India, and sent to Spence,a finishing school in London where she discovers she has the power to enter a diffrent realm. When she takes her newly found friends Felicity,Pippa and Ann to the realms, She find her deceased Mother, and they vist often. But when Kartik, A member of the protection of the Order, begins to warn her about Circe, otherwise known as Sarah Rees-toome, Leads Gemma To strange diary of someone none of the girls ever heared of, And the discovers that Mary Dowd went to spence,and is dead and the her mother in Mary Dowd,things go bad. Will Circe win?

Monday, November 17, 2008

"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

One day India Opal Buloni goes to the supermarket, and brings home something that no one would expect. A dog she named after the Winne-Dixie supermarket. Why does she bring this dog home? Because she wanted to save him for going to the pound and she told the manager that that he was her dog. In the beginning she is a little iffy about the dog, but soon she falls for the charming smile, and the great personality. This dog helps her out more than she thinks though. Winne-Dixie helps her meet Miss. Franny Block, Otis, and Gloria Dump. Opal probably would've had a different experience if she hadn't met Winne-Dixie, and she might just help some people along the way.
I give Because of Winne-Dixie 5 stars because it is a charming story full of laughs, and tears. I have read it more than once, and I loved it every time.

"Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson

Jess Aarons has one goal for his fifth grade year, to be the fastest. On the first day it is time to race, and Jess isn't concerned at all. But a new girl {Leslie Burke} joins the race. She is the only girl to ever race. Jess is still not concerned. But she beats every boy, even Jess! Even Jess is surprised. Even more surprising, she is Jess's new neighbor. He soon falls for Leslie's imagination and together they create the magical land of Terabithia which you enter by swinging over the creek on the magical rope. All of the adventures play a part in their life, but could it cost them something great? After a terrible day, Jess realizes that he is alone now, and nothing will ever change. Will the thought of Leslie keep him going?

I would give Bridge to Terabithia 5 stars. All of the emotion and the plot keep you sucked into the book. It is a timeless classic to me and other people probably think that too. I really recommend this book.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"The Summer Sherman Loved Me" by Jane St. Anthony

If you like 12-year-old puppy love, and little squirrels, and sweet talk on the patio you will LOVE this book. "The Summer Sherman Loved Me," by Jane St. Anthony, is about a 12-year-old boy who is in love with Margret, but Margret has to find her feeling for Sherman and her mother does not help. But when Sherman takes a nasty fall Margret starts to.......
I liked this book because I think it is like a little fairy tale. It was funny and it was sad, and the relationship between Margret and her mother is like a lot of relationships I know.
I would recomend this book for readers that like fairy tales, romance, and a good read.
I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 because i think this book could have a little more detail.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs" by Kelly Klober

This book is awesome!! It will teach you anything you want to know about pigs. It will tell you about basic care and emergency care. It will help you if you want to go to the breeding business. That or maybe you just think there just soooo cute. I would really recommend this book if you just want to get a pig because they look cute. I believe this because most problems happen to a pig when the owner does this. I had to reed the book to be able to get a pig and I got one. I wanted to breed them so I read the book and it had everything about that in there. If you the not afraid of blood type the book teaches you to how to butcher as well. This book is great for a helping expert hog raiser. That means that a novice at hogs would exceed above and beyond expectations. It also shows how to make pens, homes, food and containers. This book gots it all! Including how to take care of them if they have a major medical attention what to do. All the steps in breeding is in this bookbecuase you cant just put two pigs together and breed. You have to know the steps that of which are in the greatest book of all time. This one. Have fun!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Samurai Shortstop" by Alan Gratz

In this historical fiction book, Toyo Shimada is a first year at his new boarding school. School is rough for him because the seniors get amusement from beating up the first years and tormenting them. Toyo's father and uncle are both samurai and before Toyo starts school, he has to help his uncle commit seppuku, (suicide). Toyo sees that his school has a baseball team and he wants to join but the seniors say girls can't join the team. Toyo tried and tries but never convinces the seniors to let him on the team. His father teaches him the way of the samurai, called Bushido. This helps Toyo focus and play better to make the team. He teaches the team Bushido and they become good enough to beat an American team which is like winning the Super Bowl ten times in a row. But how does this affect Toyo's relationship with his father? His father does not like baseball, and thinks it is a disgrace for his son to play it. But will he change his mind?? I love baseball and books about history so this was a very good book for me to read. I read through this book in like three days so I wish it was longer, because I didn't want to put it down. Anyone who enjoys history, baseball, and some humor in a book should totally pick this one up and give it a try. This is definitely a five star book.
This is a must read book. I'm glad I read it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"Bloodline: Reckoning" by Kate Cary

This is the sequel to the book "Bloodline" by Kate Cary. To understand this book you must read the first book.
In this horror fiction book, Quincey Harker, is out to find Mary Seward. He seeks help from her after his finance Lily commits suicide in the first book. He wants to rid himself of his vampire ways. He tries to just show himself to Mary but it scares her and leads her to believe that all the patients falling ill at the infirmary she works at is the doing of Quincey. But it isn't. Quincey tries talking to her in a church where he cannot harm her. She tries to believe him but can't. What will Quincey have to do to make Mary believe that he wants to rid himself of his evil ways and that he truly loves her? Read this amazing book to find out! I really enjoyed reading this book. It is definitely a page turner that you won't want to put down. If you enjoy books that are adventurous and kind of scary, you need to read this book. I would have to rate this book 5 stars.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Catherine: The Great Journey" by Kristiana Gregory

This book is about a young princess named Sophie. She receives a letter from the empress of Russia to come and be the grand duchess, marry the duke Peter and rule all of Russia after her. Sophie's name is changed to Catherine and she has to change her religion an d language to Impress the empress in order to keep her duty and rule Russia after empress Elizabeth. when the grand duke peter gets sick Catherine is afraid that measles and other dangerous and killing sicknesses will make have to leave Russia after the grand duke dies. luckily the grand duke survives but will be able to cover up the scars from his sickness to show his face in public, or even in front of Catherine ever again?

I give this book five stars and think that you should read it to.