Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

This was a book about Bod Owens, a boy being raised in a graveyard.
This book jumps around a couple years each chapter, so that took a few chapters to figure out. Second, this book was strange with commas. Another thing that bugged me was in one chapter he's just naming things like: the 33rd President of the United States or The Emperor of China. Meaningless things. They should be names, sometimes that bugs me.
At the end, I might add, the book got so much better. It was sad, and exciting, all at the same time! That is something not many writers can do.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

This book is about Jethro Creighton who is a boy at the time of the Civil War. It's pretty self-explanitory.

At the beginning of the book I found it somewhat interesting, then when there are about two years left in the book, it's just paragraphs of what's happening. I found the end very boring. Before that I found it interesting. It was a little less that Marooned (***) but more than Hatchet (*) so I had to go with this:


It is the first two-starred book I have given-mostly because if I don't like the book sometimes I can't finish it-it was good up until the end, with an interesting twist in the beginning.