Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

2/5 Stars

Don’t let the cover fool you, the book is just as confusing. It was a magical book for sure, but the starting is hard to follow and the change in character points of view can make it difficult to understand. If you find the Irish setting and older time periods interesting you may enjoy this. I can’t be sure though, the setting is never really stated, so it could only be guessed because of the odd way they happen to talk every once and a while. There is a fair amount of magic in this, along with tragedy mixed in with it. The ending also made me a little upset but it makes for a realistic one at that. I’m sorry to say I didn’t enjoy the book but then again I’m not into fantasy. I’d recommend this for anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre and I also agree with the age group. I give this book two out of five stars.

Stephanie B.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


5/5 Stars

I liked the movie Inception because it was a very good action movie with a lot of twists and turns. The main character (played by Leonardo di Caprio) was an extractor; he went into people’s dreams and stole information from them. He and his team then get a job where they have to go into someone’s dream and implant an idea within the person’s mind. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good suspense movie.

Stephen S.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Lightening Thief By Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

5/5 Stars

Percy Jackson, a Greek demigod, has been accused of stealing Zeus’s master bolt. Percy and his friends must travel to the underworld to get the bolt back before it’s too late. During his journey, he is faced with challenges like fighting the Greek god of war, Aries, and challenges against many monsters in order to return the lightening bolt and save the camp.

Madison P.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

3/5 Stars

In the Bad Beginning, the Baudelaire orphans have been struggling in the home of Count Olaf ever since their parents died in the house fire. The children are in the wrong hands. Count Olaf decides to put on a play to marry Violet so he can grab hold of the Baudelaire fortune. Do the orphans save their fortune? Or do they not? Read the book to find out.

Lauryn P.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Swindle by Gordan Korman

4/5 Stars

Griffin plans to sleep over in an old mansion with his friends the night before it gets demolished. While he was exploring, Griffin found a baseball card of the great Babe Ruth! The next day he and his friends go to a pawn shop to find out how much it’s worth. The owner of the pawn shop quickly remembers its value and swindles the kids.

The next day, Griffin finds out on the news that the card is worth 2 million dollars. Realizing that he was cheated, Griffin thinks it’s up to him to steal it. The three of them come together and plan out a robbery. Not long after that, two of the Griffin’s enemies hear of his plan and want some of the money. Griffin now has to face: a vicious dog, and a state of the art security system. None of these will get in the way of Griffin.

They successfully steal the card, but none of them get the money. Why? Because the card belonged to the old woman in the mansion who died and was inherited by a lousy kid in their school. It’s not all bad – with all this attention, Griffin’s dad’s invention also becomes famous and in turn, everybody was happy.

Nanda D.