Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carman

Alexa Daley enjoyed tagging along with her father every summer to go to Bridewell where he went for business. Alexa enjoyed shopping around the town but when she was not doing that she could be found in the library with her friend Gordyson (older man who fixes books) or reading a book while stroking Sam and Pepper (cats). Her friend Worveled (really old man) lost away at the beginning of the book and Alexa was there, only her! He was poisoned so she took a key from him and with that key later in the book she opened a hidden door from behind her favourite chair in the library. She follows the tunnel until the end and finds Yipes (a little man). He leads her to a pond and from that she retrieves a Jecosta (a rock that allows her to talk to animals). Yipes then brings her to the council of the forest animals. They explain that convicts that used to be in Bridewell, but were released on the other side of the wall (because the city was surrounded by walls) were going to attack and it is going to be a fierce battle. She finally discovers that one person behind this scheme is a friend of her father. She discovers that Sam and Pepper betray her and that she is a very important girl to unlock warlocks secrets! At the end of the book the walls around the city are taken down!
Natalya L.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

National Youth Week 2010 - Oshawa

National Youth Week 2010

The City of Oshawa is celebrating National Youth Week April 30 – May 7
Exciting activities and events are coming to your nearest recreation facility!
Events will include:

Friday April 30:
NYW Kick Off & Pizza Party at South Oshawa Community Centre
3:30pm – 6:30pm
Scavenger Hunt
Massive Manhunt
Free Swim 6:30pm – 9:00pm (ages 10-17yrs)

Monday May 3:
Garbage Can Art Project on Display at Legends Centre

Tuesday May 4
Yoga Class 13-17 years at the Legends Centre
Bring a yoga mat if you have one

Wednesday May 5:
Open Mic event at the Arts Resource Centre

Thursday, May 6:
Teen Night at Northview Community Centre (in collaboration with Eastview Boys & Girls Club)
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Movie Night
Open Gym - Basketball
Try out your texting skills in our Texting Contest

Friday, May 7:
Youth Night at Donevan Recreation Complex
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Free Swim 8:00pm-10:00pm
Bring your skateboards, inline skates and wave boards on the Arena Floor!
Games in Upper lobby

Stay tuned for more information!

Superman/Batman Absolute Power by Jeph Loeb, Carlos Pacheco, Jesus Merino

Jonathan and Martha Kent find a rocket in their yard and there was a baby inside. Bruce’s parents were shot and killed outside the theatre. Jonathan and Martha named the baby Clarke. Clarke and Bruce found out they had superpowers. Clark and Bruce became Superman and Batman. Together they fight crime. They saw a criminal, it was Archer. Archer shot a special arrow at Superman and he was knocked out. Batman said if Superman is hurt, he’ll kill Archer. Archer and Batman fought. Batman won with the help of Superman. Diana and Sam found Green Lantern’s dead body and took his special ring. Sam got the power of Green Lantern. Sam used the power for evil. They tried to defeat Batman and Superman. Batman was hurt so Superman took him to their parents. Superman was mad so he killed Diana and Sam. With the help of the ring they brought back the Super League and killed the dark lord.
Kevin P.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

It’s another year at Hogwart’s and Voldemort returns. Draco Malfoy was chosen by the Dark Lord to help him kill Harry. Harry is the only one that is able to defeat The Dark Lord. Harry and Dumbledore have to find all of Tom Riddle’s souls in order to defeat the Dark Lord. In the end Dumbledore gets killed by Snape, and Harry must work without Dumbledore.
Madison P.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Super Mystery “Club Dread” by Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon

5/5 Stars
Nancy Drew gets VIP tickets to a resort and her father could not attend so she goes with her two friends. When she arrives she finds out that the Hardy Boys (her close friends as well) are at the resort undercover as boss boys for their father’s secret agency ATAC. She promises her father won’t sleuth, but that is far from the truth when she joins the Hardy Boys to help bust whoever is behind the attacks at the resort they are staying at. After a couple of crazy days they finally crack the case. One of ATAC’s own members was behind the attacks and had gotten help from two people that worked at the resort just because they wanted to send money to their family.
Natalya L.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

12 Rounds

12 rounds is a movie about a police detective (John Cena) that kills a murderer who escaped out of a jail, took his wife, blew up his house, and killed one of his friends. After all that the villain makes him play a game with 12 rounds and if he survives all 12 rounds he gets his wife, but the rounds are harsh: for example one of the rounds was Cena having to escape from an elevator before the wire snapped but there was a twist, there was only enough time to get one person out of the elevator. There was a security guard with him, but when Cena got out the wire snapped and down went the elevator and the security guard. That sums up the movie 12 rounds.
Christian C.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Warriors: Rise of The Scourge by Erin Hunter

This book is about a cat who grows up with two siblings. He as the runt, and they picked on him. He ran away. When ti was time to go to a new home nobody wanted him. He got in a fight and went to the city. He told a lie about killing a dog. He chased a dog, grows up in an alley and becomes the leader of a blood clan. And he gets revenge on a forest cat who hurt him when he was a kitten.
Amanda C.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was okay. It wasn’t as dramatic as I wanted it to be, but there was a lot of action and I liked that. But, there was a pattern to the action: trap, action, trap, it went over and over through out the entire movie. I have seen this movie three times so there must be something I like in it so I gave it a solid 3 stars for fairly good. Oh and my favourite part was when all the people in Indiana Jones were on the Jeep type vehicles fighting back and forth.
Christian C.