Sometimes I ride the dark
Like a deep blue wave to dawn
Sometimes in the dark
Ella is all wrong. Her clothes, Her Body, Very wrong art. And that make everything complicated. The art does. At least. Nothing is easy. Not friends, not family, and NOT romance. But when she meets a boy named Samir in her art class, Romance becomes EVEN harder for Ella. Then when someone texts a photo of her art to a younger friend, her art becomes more dangerous than she could of imagined. But that’s not the only thing thats complicated. Her dad is absent, her sister fails school, and her mom ends up hospitalized. This year is going to be more difficult than any other.
I loved this book because my mom wrote it, for one, and because It is really different than any other book I’ve ever read! I really like how it’s written in verse (Poems), and how the world of Ella seems to really pop out at you. My favourite character was Samir, I would tell you why, but you’ll just have to read the book and see!
(Content advisory; Mature themes ages 12+)
The second novel in the amazing Harry Potter series is started on a fabulous note with Harry wanting more than ever to get away from the Dursleys. Just as the summer is finishing up Harry is greeted by the house elf, Dobby who warns him that if Harry returns to Hogwarts disaster will strike. And strike it does. Starting off with an extreme encounter with a tree, unwanted attention from Ron’s sister Ginny, a new defence of the dark arts teacher, Gilderoy Lochart who, in my opinion, is not even qualified to be a wizard. But when students begin getting petrified, things just get darker. There are many suspicions on who is attacking the students including; Draco Malfoy, a possible heir of Slytherin, or perhaps Hagrid whose dark past is revealed, or maybe the person who the entire school suspects, Harry himself. But there could be an even stronger force controlling the beast within The Chamber of Secrets.
I think this book is an amazing second part to Harry’s adventures because of all the action and adventure mixed in with the amazing writing.
In this first novel of the adventures of wizard Harry Potter, Harry is accepted at HOGWARTS SCHOOL FOR WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY. (The wizard school of Britain) And whisked away from his horrible Aunt, Uncle and Cousin. The Dursleys. When Harry arrives at Hogwarts he meets Ron Weasley, his soon to be best friend. Ron is a silly, clumsy wizard who isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. The complete opposite of Ron is Hermione, Harry’s other soon to be best friend. Harry isn’t too sure about Hermione at first but soon learns to like her. Hermione is smart, and a bit uptight, but she loosens up. Through all his classes and making new friends, Harry still notices something odd is happening around Hogwarts. Could the wizard that killed his parents be at large again?
I thought this book is a great introduction to life at Hogwarts and is a great start to the series. This book has been part of my life for so long that I can’t even remember the first time I watched or read it.
Trois semaines, deux soeurs, une voiture, vrai histoire.
Raina peux pas attendre pour être une soeur, mais quand Amara est né, Raina veut qu’elle n’est pas. Amara est mignon… MAIS elle seulement aime jouer seul et elle est une grincheux. Alors quand un petit frère est né, et les choses va mal avec leurs parents, Raina at Amara dois apprendre comment etre amies. Elles sont soeurs après tout.
J’aimé ce livre parce que j’ai pas de soeurs alors c’est un petit “Insight” dans la vie avec une soeur.
Three weeks, two sisters, one car, true story.
Raina can not wait to be a sister, but when Amara is born, Raina wishes she is not. Amara is cute… BUT she only likes to play alone and is cranky. So when a brother is born, and things go wrong with their parents Raina at Amara must learn how to be friends. They are sisters after all.
I liked this book because I have no sisters, so it is a small insight into life with a sister.
ANNE’S HOUSE OF DREAMS
Anne is finally ready to get married! She’s taken long enough! Gilbert is also ready to start his own medical practise in the town of Four Winds Harbour. Anne has always had a special touch for friendship and in Four Winds, friends are plenty: Captain Jim, who tells marvellous stories of the sea, Miss Cornelia Bryant, an amazing woman who ALWAYS speaks her mind, and sad Leslie Moore, a beautiful lady who Anne grows closer to, when her own life is touched by sorrow. But through all this, Anne is ready to take on a new role as Wife, Friend and… Matchmaker?
This book was great because after three long books she has finally gotten married! I loved it because she does take on a new role and her and Gilbert’s characters develop a lot in this book.
Anne Of Windy Poplars
Anne is through college and now working and waiting for her fiancé, Gilbert Blythe, to be done his medical course at Redmond College. Anne is ready to take on the job as principal of Summerside Highschool. But although she is ready for challenges and prepared for them but… She might not be ready to take on The Pringle Family. Also known as the “Royals Of Summerside”. As she teaches they quickly let her see that she was not the person that they wanted. But as she takes refuge in a small room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds friendship with the “Widows” Aunt Chatty and Aunt Kate as well as their irrepressible housekeeper Rebecca Dew, and not to forget their neighbour little Elizabeth. With their help, Anne realizes that she will accomplish many things; winning over the Pringles will only be one of her many accomplishments.
This book was awesome because it really shows how Anne matures. And it also shows that Anne can really stand up for herself and accomplish many things.
It’s 1930, Abby Nichols is eight. The best things today would be 10 cents for the fair, or 87 for a tea set for her sister, Rose. Or maybe keeping Pop happy. But when a new sibling has been announced and a new house in a new town as well, Abby can’t see WHAT her future holds. But she guesses she’ll find out.
Ann M. Martin really describes all of the characters in this book and she really describes the emotions and feeling of the Great Depression and of Abby.
Here’s what Goodreads has to say;
Four generations. Four girls. One family.
An amazing new four-book series from Ann M. Martin.
In 1930, Abby Nichols is eight, and can’t imagine what her future holds. The best things today would be having a dime for the fair, keeping her Pops from being angry, and saving up eighty-seven cents to surprise her little sister with a tea set for Christmas.
But Abby’s world is changing fast. Soon there will be new siblings to take care of, a new house to move into, and new friends to meet. But there will also be good-byes to say and hard choices to make. As Abby grows older, how will she decide what sort of life will fit her best?
In this incredible new series, bestselling author Ann M. Martin brings the past and the present together one girlhood at a time and shows readers the way a family grows.
This book is awesome. I loved it so so much. Even if you weren’t my mother I would love it. Also, Happy Mothers Day.
Stella, Time to steal the stage.
Stella Wing wants to rock. Like really rock. Like, ROCK. But the problem is her band doesn’t have a singer. When she and the guys in her band, hear Tamara Donnelly sing the national anthem at a baseball game the boys are convinced she is right. But stella doesn’t know. When Tamara finally joins Stella wants to make her an rock queen. But Tamara isn’t so sure. Once Stella sees that Tamara is a rock queen on the inside, even if she dresses like a soccer mom, they begin to really rock.
This book shows that even if you are different, the challenges that you face, you can overcome with effort, time, and belief in your self.
Fire Is Catching
The Victor’s Tour is about to start and Katniss Everdeen is back home. But she’s not happy. Nor is Peeta. He’s stopped talking to her and Gale is completely ignoring her. There is talk of uprising, unrest and rebellion in all of Panem. Against the Captiol. A rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have started.
This is the second book in The Hunger Games Series and twice as good as the first. This book is great because is demonstrates how even in the future the world is corrupt.
Here’s what Goodreads has to say;
Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.
Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.
In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn.
Here’s my first review:
Good or Bad is how 11 year old Caitlin sees life. There is only Happy and sad for her. She has aspergers. There is no excited. No distraught. No Amazed. Until she finds closure. You may be wondering why she wants to find closure. She wants it, no her community wants it because her brother and many others were shot. In a middle school. In the middle of the day. Until Caitlin finds closure her life is a blur of black and white. Then she realizes that the gray colors in between are lovely and necessary for healing.
Caitlin is a character so real you feel her troubles inside. Her life is a blur. But a beautiful one.
Here is what Goodreads has to say;
In Caitlin’s world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That’s the stuff Caitlin’s older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon’s dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to get over it, but as an eleven-year-old girl with Asperger’s, she doesn’t know how. When she reads the definition of closure, she realizes that is what she needs. In her search for it, Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white—the world is full of colors—messy and beautiful.Kathryn Erskine has written a must-read gem, one of the most moving novels of the year.
Praise for MOCKINGBIRD
* “Erskine works in powerful imagery throughout.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
* “[A] fine addition to the recent group of books with autistic narrators.” —Booklist, starred review
“A strong and complex character study.” —Horn Book
“This heartbreaking story is delivered in the straightforward, often funny voice of a fifth-grade girl with Asperger’s Syndrome.” —Kirkus, starred review
“This is…a valuable book.” —School Library Journal
“Fascinating characters.” —Los Angeles Times