Archive for June, 2009

Postcards from No Man’s Land – 11

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Postcards from No Man’s Land – By Aidan Chamber – This book has two stories that come together at the end. This young boy, Jacob, has come to Holland to visit the place that his grandfather is buried. His grandfather was here trying to help free the Hollands. The grandfather got injured and was taken care of by a Dutch girl by the name of Geertrui. The grandfather and Geertrui love one another. The grandfather dies of a heart attack, and Geertrui finds herself pregnant. Her brother’s friend, DIrk says he will marry Geertrui to not cause her any embarrassment. The other part of the story is about this boy Jacob. He is learning what he thinks of himself and who he really is. This book is for older teens. It was an okay book.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – 10

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – By J.K. Rowling – I have previously read this book , but I always like to reread the books right before the movies come out so I can compare them. I so enjoy all the Potter books. I regret I will be on vacation when the movie first comes out, and I will have to wait a few days to see it.

Wormwood – 9

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Wormwood – By G.P. Taylor – I have found that Taylor is slow to get my attention. I feel I have to read 3/4 of the book to really get into it. This book is about a book that is drawing a young girl to it so that the evil one can take over her body. I didn’t really care for it.

Shadowmancer – 8

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor – This book started out kind of boring and hard to get into. As I kept reading I realized it was about a young boy that gets caught up in the fight between good and evil. It was an okay book, but it had a really deep meaning. God is in control and knows what Satan is up to.

The Pluto Project – 7

Monday, June 15th, 2009

The Pluto Project – by Melissa Glenn Haber – This book would have been a lot better had it not had so many ugly words in it. It was about a boy, Alan, who pretends that he and his friends have discovered a secret organization that is killing political leaders. All his friends decide he is kind of strange and Alan almost loses all his friends.

The Sin Eater – 6

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

The Sin Eater – By Gary D. Schmidt – This will make book six for the summer. This book is about a young boy, Cole, who goes to live with his mother’s parents with his dad after his mom passed away. He learns of this man that was known as the sin eater and doesn’t understand how someone can actually eat sin. The boy learns that all the sin eater really did was help people to get over their sin and love again. It was a different kind of book, but ok I guess.

A Week in the Woods – 5

Friday, June 5th, 2009

A Week in the Woods By Andrew Clements – This is book five for the summer. This book was great. Andrew Clements is a great author for elementary school children. This book is about a young boy Mark who is dealing with moving to a new school up in New Hampshire in the middle of February. The new school’s fifth graders take a trip to a local park and spend a week in the woods. Mark is trying to make new friends and takes the blame for another boy bringing a knife on the trip. The science teacher is out looking for Mark and gets hurt. Mark and Mr. Maxwell find each other early in the morning. Mark was able to spend the night in the woods because he had been spending a lot of time outside at his new house. Mark and Mr. Maxwell make it back to camp and everyone is glad to see them.

Heat – 4

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Heat by Mike Lupica – This is book four for the summer. This book was hard for me to get into. I actually had started reading it twice this past school year, but just couldn’t get into it. I guess I just needed some time. This book was a real page turner. The book is about a young boy, Michael, who loves to play baseball. He is a great pitcher for his Little League team. He has a lot on his plate though. H and his brother are trying to make it own their own because their dad died, and they don’t want any “Official Persons” finding out. He meets a young girl,Ellie, who he starts to like, but he finds out she is the daughter of the pitcher for the Yankees, El Grande. Michael makes the girl mad. Michael is also having to deal with some parents who don’t believe that he is only 12. He is banned from baseball until they can get a copy of his birth certificate. Michael takes up coaching third base for his tram since he can’t play. During the final game before the playoffs for the Little League Championships, his friend Ellie gets her dad to help find Michael’s birth certificate from Cuba. It is a great book. I am glad I stuck with it and read it through.

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money – 3

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Mr. Chickee’s Funny Money – Here is the third book I am reading for the summer. This book was a good quick mystery read. It starts out with Steven sitting beside a dam and crying. Then the story goes back and brings you up to speed on why he is sitting there crying. Steven receives some money from his neighbor Mr. Chickee for helping him every Saturday with his groceries. Steven wants to find out if the money is really, so he asks his dad. His dad says it is fake, so he asks his mom. His mom wants the dad to take Steven to the Federal Treasury in Flint to speak with someone about the money. Agent Fondoo had just thrown away a memo about a few of these secret bill getting into the public, and there is a reward for whoever finds it. Agent Fondoo sens out other agents to chase Steven and find the secret bill. Steven and Russell, Steven’s neighbor and friend, get out on the back of Zoopy, Russell’s huge dog, and goes riding around town away from the agents. Russell jumps off, but Steven doesn’t. Steven and Zoopy stop at the top of a dam, and they both jump over.