Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Not very interesting, but very meaningful and full of information about how a minority lived back in the day.  About a poor African American family living in a small house and their struggles in life.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

It is a cool world, because there's a bunch of mythical creatures and action.

The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey

I really liked The Sister Pact because Allie has to battle her inner thoughts.  Through thick and thin her friends stuck by her.

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

This book is amazing; it has adventure, a tiny bit of romance (*wink wink*), and a cool story behind it.  The book also tells stories in sections in the main character's story.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling

If you like reading theater scripts, this is the book for you!  It was an amazing mix of fantasy and adventure, and a Harry Potter themed adventure in the United States.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Miss Spitfire by Sarah Miller

A half-blind lady named Annie has the challenge of tutoring a six year old girl named Helen, who is both blind and deaf.  She is also a brat, and gives Annie a hard time helping her.

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

When Esperanza's father suddenly dies, she and her mother must leave their ranch in Mexico to go to California.  Esperanza is used to being rich and living in a big house with servants.  Now, being in America during the Great Depression, will Esperanza be able to pull through?

Jurassic Park (movie)

The movie was good, it had a good plot and suspense.  It had a lot of something I like: dinosaurs.  It also had a lot of gore for me to see.

Matilda (movie)

My favorite movie has taught me that people outside of your family do care about you.

Max 2: White House Hero (movie)

Great movie about a dog who protects the President of the United States and the President of Russia.  I really like it because of the first movie.  I also like it because it was a sad but funny sequel.

Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

Every You, Every Me is a profoundly haunting novel set in the words of Evan, an overly emotional teen.  He discovers a plethora of notes, pictures, and items in suspiciously stalkerish locations.

Stalked by eerie flashbacks of his unstable best friend and her unknown fate, he goes on a wild goose chase to find her secret, and ultimately, himself.

(Edit by Miss Jennie: The creation of this book has a unique story all its own, which really feeds into the feel of the book.  A great read!)

Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret

Runaway Twin was about twins who never met each other, in the POV of the twin that has been to numerous foster homes.  She finally runs away only to find her twin.  It's a feel good book that I will always cherish.

Five Great Comedies by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's five greatest comedies are marvelously crafted stories that show that not all of Shakespeare's characters will meet a tragic demise.  My personal favorite is A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer A. Nielsen

It's an adventurous, fun book!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (movie)

It was a great movie and in my opinion it was better than the first.  I liked it because it was funny.