Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Walk Two Moons" by Sharon Creech

Salamanaca Hiddle is in the car, and on her way to Idaho with her grandparents. On the way Sal tells the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, her friend in Idaho. Why is she in the car going to Idaho and why is she telling the story of Phoebe? She is in the car to go and find her mother who left her and her father. Sal feels the if she can make it to Lewiston, Idaho by her mother's birthday there could be a way her mother could come back. She is telling the story of Phoebe because her grandparent wanted to hear a story. But as the story she is telling keeps coming out, her own story is coming out as well. You will meet Phoebe, the girl who believes in lunatics and ax murderers, Ben who's hair smells like grapefruit, Mrs. Cadaver, the lady with wild hair, Mr. Birkway, a strange english teacher, and Sal, a girl who wants to find her mother and discovers more about herself during the trip. One thing Sal does learn is, don't judge a person until you've walked two moons in his moccasins.

I love this book. I give it 5 stars for being creative, funny, and entertaining. I will read it again many times.

"Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld

Tally has lived in the city her whole life. Things are getting good in her life. She has a new best friend named Shay who she met in New Pretty Town while sneaking over and causing a huge commotion. Because of the problem Shay thinks Tally is really tricky. Tally is also turning 16. At 16 you get an operation that turns you into a pretty, what every ugly dreams of. But the day that the operation comes, Shay has run away a week before to the smoke, and Tally goes to Special Circumstances. They say that Tally has to go and find her friend or never turn pretty. So maybe things aren't so good.

I love the book Uglies. There are so many things that shock you during the book and I loved every minute the first time I read it. I give it 5 stars easily. Everyone should read it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile" by Kristiana Gregory

I just finished a book called Cleopatra VII, and it's a really good book. This book is about the 12 year old princess of Egypt, and her troubles throughout the book such as an untrusted plotting sister, trouble in Rome, and an assassin. This book has many surprises, twists and turns. This is a historical fiction book. If you like adventure and surprises, this is the book for you.