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April 3, 2009

“The Princess and the Unicorn” by Carol Hughes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 8:59 pm

This story  takes place in a world where fairies and unicorns exist! Fairies don’t believe in humans and humans don’t believe in fairies. In one of the fairy colonies lives a young fairy named Joyce. Joyce isn’t your average fairy. Why? She likes flying. One day when Joyce was flying she spotted the unicorn. [Hardly anyone has seen it. The legend says the fairy forest cannot survive without its unicorn.]  Joyce also sees a girl named Eleanor. Eleanor isn’t your average young girl. Why? She’s a princess! Also, the princess saw Joyce. For a human to see a fairy is rare.   Princess Eleanor also sees the unicorn and takes it home with her. It’s up to Joyce to follow the unicorn and bring it back to the forest.

I didn’t enjoy this book very much. I felt like the conflicts were repetitive. Also, I felt like I didn’t know the main characters very well. This book is designed for grades 3-6. I believe they would enjoy it. There were no cuss words. [kudos!]. Some good points are that the author used a lot of details to describe places. But she left enough room for you to imagine what some stuff looked like.

February 2, 2009

Who You Wit’? by Paula Chase

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel @ 11:38 pm

“Who You Wit’?” by Paula Chase Mina and her crew have a new goal. They swear to a year-long virginity pack.For them this is easier said than done. Mina isn’t ready for this commitment. She’s fallen head over heels for her man, Brian. Lizzie made the crew swear the year long virginity pack. The book starts out with her being tempted to have sex. It’s possible that Jacinta is pregnant. Who will last? Who will betray who?

I did not like this book at all. The first chapter is title “The fifteen minute make-out”. I don’t think that’s the best attention-getter for readers. If it is… Well, this is the book for you. This is not the type of material that i like to spend my leisure time reading. It goes against my morals and my beliefs and i didn’t like wasting my time reading it. I would be embarrased to recommend this book to anyone. The only age group i would think would be old enough to read this would be married couples or people who have already had sex. I am shocked that i read this book. I won’t speak freely about this book to anyone.

January 2, 2009

the host by stephenie meyer

Filed under: reviews, Uncategorized — Rachel @ 3:00 am

Melanie Stryder is a wild human. These are rare.What are wild humans? They are humans that do not have souls. Souls are little 3 inch parasites. They inhabit most of the things that live on the many planets. (i.e. things similar to spiders, dolphins, etc.) You guessed it! It’s science fiction.

Wanderer (nicknamed wanda) inhabits Melanie. Wanda is ‘famous’ for her kind. She’s been to many different planets and hasn’t found one she wants to call home. (This is unusual. Most souls find their home planet after they’ve lived on 2 or 3 different planets.)

But something goes wrong when Wanderer inhabits Melanie. Melanie refuses to fade away. She does her best to keep all her important memories from Wanderer.

As Melanie and Wanderer live ‘together’ they somehow find a bond that’s unbreakable. Will they both be able to live? What will become of the other wild humans? (yes, there are more wild humans)

I LOVED this book. (sorry for the spoiler, though. don’t worry, there is so much more that happens in this book that my little review will not have ruined the book at all) Stephenie meyer analyzes human emotions and love. She redefines what it means to be human. This is one of those books that you can’t put down till the weee hours in the morning (on school nights). Overall, i give it 2 thumbs up, a ten, etc.

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