Friday, January 22, 2010

"Airborn" by Kenneth Oppel

This is the story of Matt Cruse and his journey on the airship "Auroua" that changed his life forever. When Matt is just a cabain boy aboard the Auroua a passenger comes on that is full of suprises. This passenger is Kate DeVries. She is a young girl, who, despite being whealthy, is bored and lonely. Her only real friend was her recently deceased grandfather. The only thing she has of his is a journal of his balloning voyages. In it he writes about seeing "amazing creatures". Well, when the ship goes off course this creatures may be found. To find out if they are and what else happens, you'll have to read Airborn today! I would give this a 41/2 of 5 stars a awesome book you'll never forget!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"My Side of The Mountain" by Jean Craighead George

This is the classic survival story of Sam Gribley. He is a native of NYC that has ran away to the Catskills to live off the land. He faces many challenges along the way. He meets new friends too such as Frightful the falcon and the Baron weasal. His home is cool though, it's a hollow tree! This is short but sweet book full of realistic people and places. I would rate this a 4 of 5 stars. A good read.

"First Time" by Meg Tilly

In the book the first time a young girl named Haley thinks she has a hard life but she doesn't know her life is going to get more harder .Haley's best friend Lynn gets a new car the girls think it's the coolest thing but when Lynn gets a new boy friend she thinks he's the coolest thing .With Lynn always at her boy friends house she has no time for Haley witch is the perfect opportunity to her mom's sleazy boyfriend Larry .If you like short story's but with chapters and a lot of drama this is you're kind of book

"The Diamond Of Darkhold" by Jeanne DuPrau

In this 4th book of Ember, Lina and Doon are living a nice live in the city of Sparks. They are doing good time and are kept busy by tring to make the town better. However Lina gets bored of this, as does Doon. In fact they start wishing they were in thier old city! So they make a bold plan to go back to Ember. However, when they get there people are already living there! This family is using eletricity due to the fact that the genorator has not stopped yet! Unfortunatly they don't want to share there city! This starts an epic tale of discovery and adventure! This really is a good book in a great series. I'd give it a 4 of 5 stars.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" by Kate DeCamillo

This heart warming book by an absoulutely BRILLENT author is the tale of Edward, a china rabbit doll. He is lost by his owner. This jumpstarts a tale of love, lost and exploration. Edward gos through many locations, owners and names. This is as much as I can say however sense I don't want to spoil it! This is a really nice book to read aloud as well. If you want a nice quick read check out Edward Tulane today! I give this a 5 of 5 stars.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Warriors: Book 1, Into The Wild" by Erin Hunter

The medicin cat of Thunderclan is told by Starclan " Fire alone will save our clan"

Rusty, the young, flame colored housecat has a dream for the third time. He is in the forest hunting a mouse and then wakes up. Later the next day Rusty decides it is time to venture into the forest beyond his garden fence. Once in the forest he is attacked by a forest cat about his age name Graypaw. He is one of the apprentices in ThunderClan, one of the four warrior clan in the forest.(ShadowClan, WindClan, RiverClan and ThunderClan) ThunderClans leader, Bluestar, saw the battle and thought the young kittypet fought well against the training apprentice and would make a nice warrior. Bluestar askes Rusty to join ThunderClan. The housepet will return to the forest hte neght afternoon to give the clan his final answer. That night Rusty decides he should go to the clan. He is given a warrior name when he decides to join the clan, Firepaw for his fire colored pelt. Soon after Firepaw was givin his warrior name another apprentice named Ravenpaw, who had been with the deputy of the clan redtail and a warrior named Tigerclaw, comes back and says Redtail was killed in a battle with RiverClan soon before Tigerclaw come back with the dead deputy in his mouth. Redtail had been Ravenpaws mentor so Raven paw was given a new mentor, the warrior Darkstrip and the warrior Lionheart was made the new deputy. the next day Firepaw was taken on a patrol to learn the forest and the borders of the clan and caught his first mouse.
after two months with the clan Firepaw is take out for his first solo hunt. fora while Graypaw hunted with him and they saw a fox and a ShadowClan warrior from across the thunderpath(road).
While hunting one day Firepaw runs into the former madicin cat of ShadowClan who had been run out of her clan. They fought for a while but stoped when a patrol came and took the tartior back as a prisinor. When at the camp firepaw is punished for feeding the tratior and not finishing her off. He is also given a mentor...Bluestar.
Firepaw is now making friends with Graypaw and Ravenpaw. They will be going togeather to a gathering, a meeting of all the clans to speack of numorous things. At the gathering Shadowclan says Yellowfang is a dangerous creature and will harm any clans kits. They are told to kill her before any kits are harmed. Bluestar decides that Yellowfang will be fine to stay for now and that she will be taking Firepaw and his friends to the moonstone, a great place where all leaders go to and get messages and visions from StarClan(The dead ansestors of the clans, each cat is a star). This is a journy each apprentice must take before becomeing a warrior and a great honor.
There was a long journy to the moonstone whome wich the three apprentices went iwth Bluestar and Tigerclaw. Only Bluestar and Firepaw went into the cave the rest of them stayed outside by Bluestar's orders. Bluestar is given a frightning vision while and moonstone and hurrys back to the camp as fast as she can until she meets an old friend who is a loner and are attacked by rats at the farm where he stays. When they get to the camp ShadowClan is attacking already. Only one warrior is killed...but it is the deputy Lionheart. The new deputy that is named is Tigerclaw. While the clan is fixing up the camp from the battle Firepaw over hears Tigerclaw talking to Darkstripe and longtail saying that Ravenpaw snuck off durring the journy to help Shadowclan and tell them the camp was less garded. WHile Firepaw is tarinign with Bluestar he hopes to tell her about Tigerclaw and Ravenpaw but is unable to.
There are four new kits in the clan. After visiting the kits Bluestar talks to firepaw about soeme diffrent sthings and tells his that she lied to hte clan about how many lives of her nine she has lonst. She told them she had only lost 5 so they wouldn't worry but when they were at the rat attack she actualy lost her 7th!
Yellowfang is blamed for killing the medicin cat of thunderclan and takign the four new kits and then takign them to be killed in SHadowClan. Ravenpaw is also blamed for being a help so Firepaw and Graypaw take him to the loner at hte farm to hide until things are fixed. Firepaw and Graypaw find Yellowfang in ShadowClan teritiory, not hurting hte kits but trying to find them. She also tells the apprentices that she was blamed for killing kits and kicked out of SHadowClan for what their leader was doing. He was making kits apprentices at 3 moons(months) and not 6 like normal and full warriors at 5 moons! The three of them decide ot try and get the kits back so Yellowfang get three old friends to help and a ThunderClan patrol comes and helps. Yellowfang is taken in liek a prisnor but actualy brought the ThunderClan warriors in so they could defeat the bad warriors of ShadowClan and make it a better clan again and tog et hte kits out safly. They sucsesfully do both of these.
When the cats return Graypaw and Firepaw are given their warrior names. Graystripe and Fireheart.

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars for great detail and orginazation as well as just being a fun read. I would recomend this book to anyone.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Kicked Out" by Beth Goobie

Your brother was a perfect student and compared to him you are just a FAILURE. Dime is always missing out because her curfew is at nine o'clock. So then her brother invites her to live with him. Then at first, Dime's boyfriend and her best friend think it's her apartment but it's not. But in school there's some trouble Dime has to face. Her boy-friends ex-girlfriend really misses him, so they plan to have a fight. Life goes on and parents want her to move in and she's not a FAILURE anymore. She's actually more happy at her brother's apartment, and he's too.

I'd Rate this 5 out 5 stars. Go on and read this taught me many lessons!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

"Half-Moon Investigations" by Eoin Colfer

This is an awesome book. It tells about Fletcher Moon's greatest case ever. He is wrongly accused of many crimes, goes to jail and has to change his identity to clear his name. He joins with the Sharkeys, a family of mobsters to help him. It is a page-turner that'll have you guessing to the very end. It is a stupendes book. 5 of 5 stars. If you wnat a mystery read this!

"The Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer

This book is about a city called "Satielite City". In this area there are little blue imps that. the hero Cosmo Hill belives, steal live energy. The proplem is only some people can see them! So a group of local see'ers have to stop them. This was a good book full of twists turns and other things that make a good book. It is a truly good book but is short and needs a sequel. So if you want quick read check it out. I give it a 4 of 5 stars.

"Hunger" by Michael Grant

This is the page-turning sequel to Gone is everything it's predesscor was and MORE! In Hunger, the kids of Pedrio Beach relize they shouldn't of eaten all the junk food, because now they have no actual food! With everything rotting or stolen things are goinng downhill fast. But then the darkness comes along. It takes control of peoples minds, egging them to do his bidding. This is because he's, "Hungry in the dark." Want to now what that means? Or maybe you just like violence? Really Hunger is a book for anyone liking romance, violence or scary near-death experinces! This is one of the greastest books of all time! 35 out of 5 stars. Trust me you'll love it!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Al Capone Shines my Shoes" by Gennifer Choldenko

Al Capone Shines my Shoes brings back Moose Flanagan and his friends. in the former book Moose ask the one and only Al Capone for help. He writes a note to Al Capone if he could get his mental sister Natalie into the school that could bring her head into reality. the note that he got back from AL Capone said Done on it. when you ask someone for help you have to return the favor. that is what this book is mostly about.Moose got a note from Al Capone telling him "your turn". If i had to rate this book i would rate it 5 out of 5 stars. this is a really good book and it is a must read.

"The Haunting Hour" by R.L Stine

In this collection of 10 scary stories by the Goosebumbs aouther, very weird and scary things happen. In one for instence, a babysitter makes voodoo cookies with the kids she's watching. Also, in a diffrent story, a teen gets scaried to death. These short stories are very good but not for the faint of heart! If you like thrills and chills, however, check this book out! I give it a 5 of 5 stars!

Monday, January 4, 2010

"Little Fuzzy" by H. Beam Piper

This is the heartwarming story of professer Jack Holloway and his family of Fuzzies. In this book, Jack is a miner on the planet Zurathuersta. He is exploring the area by his home when he finds Little Fuzzy. From there he calls his friends, his enemys and meets new people in his rush to prove that the Fuzzies are sentinet beings. He must do this because the Fuzzies homes are being destroied and if they are sentinent that wont happen. This is a very good sci-fi book that is a nice break from the genres usual fighting based books. I would give it a 41/2 of 5 stars. A real must read that you'll never forget!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Boy Meets Boy" by David Levithan

Paul is a sophomore in a highschool like no other. Things get slightly better when Paul finds who his heart is made for, Noah. Of course, when Paul makes a mistake and ends up without him, everything gets worse. Until his best friend Tony gives him an idea to get Noah back. The ex-boyfriend of Paul's won't leave him alone, Paul's other best friend is drifting, and he's in a fix. But Paul refuses to give in until he proves to Noah he still loves him. Will Paul win Noah, get back with Kyle, or stay alone?

"Rescue Josh McGuire" by Ben Mikaelsen

Rescue Josh McGuire is a book about a thirteen year old boy who runs away to the mountains of Montana. Josh was forced in his mind to run away. His drunken father hadn't been the same since the death of Joshes older brother. Josh's once caring father who had been filled with compassion turned to drinking and violence. After Josh rescues a bear cub that had been orphaned by its father, he realizes that the county game warden will take the bear cub away from Josh for research and a certain death in the state laboratory. After Josh gets advice from a former environmental professor and goes through a night of sleeplessness, he makes a plan to get away from civilization. Now those wilderness survival lessons Josh's dad and brother taught him will pay off. The adventure starts with some struggles through weather, food, and nosey people. Will Josh survive and save the life of a young bear cub?? Read Rescue Josh McGuire by Ben Mikaelson to find out.