Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Giver by Lois Lowry

This book is about a boy named Jonas who lives in the Community. Everything is already planned for him. They choose his name and his family. People choose who you marry and your job. Jonas is becoming a Twelve so he will be getting a job in December. He gets the rarest and most honorable job, The Receiver of Memory. That means he recieves every memory from the Giver of pain and pleasure. But then there is a Release of a baby boy that pushes him over the edge. Things have to change.

I liked this book. It was amusing and had a good pace. It went along really good but at the end it just ended. I soon found out that it is a Trilogy. That is good. I still have to read them but I'm sure they will explain stuff.

Tip: At the beginning it is hard to understand because they don't explain a lot till the middle. Just go along and you will catch on.


My Rating:
****

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Well, this is actually a really good book. It is odd in some places but I liked it. It was very interesting. The book is Historical Fiction. (Of course I'm going to learn something!) The author did a very good job on it.

This is about a girl growing up during one of the World Wars and it is her as she grows up. It is kind-of like her surviving the hardships. She has to live with foster parents because her brother and mom died at the beginning. Her brother had a book about either digging or graves. (I haven't read this book in a while so my facts may be off.) And every once in a while she steals books.

***** (the highest-five stars)

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Hound of Rowan from The Tapestry by Henry Nepp

I thought this book had a very bad beginning. I mean, it wasn't the worst but not the best. I thought it was hard to follow. Usually I am a fast reader but it took me almost a month to read 100 pages. I never finished it. If I ever do I will add on to this post but still...it was much like Harry Potter.

The book is about a boy named Max McDaniels who goes to a school with like magic and stuff where evils await him. Hello? Harry Potter, big time. Well, this is one of the books that I couldn't even finish. That is rare. Well, oh well. You can't love every book you read, but some are loved on such a great scale that it is the best book ever.

A note to people: The book doesn't give a good description on the back in my opinion. The cover is kind-of freaky looking. (Yes, I know don't judge a book by it's cover.)

My rating was simple. I gave it an extra star because it could have a good end. I guess I may have to read it...later.

**
two stars

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

REVIEW:
One of my least favorite books. I didn't find it amusing. He throws-up every chapter and repeats things.

QUICK SUMMARY:
Brian Robinson- a boy stranded needs to survive in the wilderness with just a hatchet.

RATING:
*

Magician by Michael Scott

It was good. I just wish the siblings had a little more rivalry because it is not realistic. This book has two twins caught in a race for a book which gives the secret of Immortality and could destroy the world.


****-four stars

Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

Well, this was about one of the best books I ever read. It had a good pace and kept me turning pages. I recommend this book to anyone.
*****-five stars

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bull Run by Paul Fleitchman

I didn't think this was very interesting. I had to read it for school. It gave a lot of facts and some parts were good. Overall I would give it a 3.