Archive for December, 2009

The Ersatz Elevator

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket Book 6

The Austere Academy

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Austere Academy – By Lemony Snicket Book 5

The Grim Grotto

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Grim Grotto – By Lemony Snicket Book 11

The Penultimate Peril

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Penultimate Peril – By Lemony Snicket Book 12

The Carnivorous Carnival

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The Carnivorous Carnival – By Lemony Snicket Book 9

The End

Monday, December 7th, 2009

The End by Lemony Snicket Book 13

The Wide Window

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The Wide Window – By Lemony Snicket Book 3

The Reptile Room

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The Reptile Room – By Lemony Snicket Book 2

The Bad Beginning

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The Bad Beginning – By Lemony Snicket Book 1

Three Days – 21

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Three Days – By Donna Jo Napoli – This book is about a young girl who went on a business trip with her father to Italy. While driving back to the hotel at night, her father has a heart attack and dies. Jackie is left stranded on the side of the road all by herself in a country that she can’t even speak the language. She tries to flag a car down to help her father, but no one stops. This one car does stop, but it pulls off again. The car returns later and two men pick the girl up and carry her away leaving her father dead n his car on the side of the road. Jackie discovers that the two men are a man and his son. The older man drives the car for several hours and take her to his house. There she meets a young lady, Claudia. Jackie realizes she has been kidnapped. The older man is Claudia’s father, and the younger man is her brother. Jackie likes Claudia, but she is scared of the two men who kidnapped her. The brother comes in with a newspaper with Jackie and her father’s pictures. Jackie realizes she must try to run away. Claudia and Jackie wait until the brother is in the shower and drive to the next town in the one car, and Jackie gets to head to a city to find her mother.