Thursday, October 29, 2009
Summary: Happy New Clique!
Once upon a time,in Westchester and Orlando,they were four betas just waiting for their alpha.It took a miracle to bring the Pretty Commitee together-or rather,a New Year Yves party. Because sometimes when you meet someone it just cliques.
Massie Block: Is destined to lead,but trapped as a beta in the Ahnnabees,the top clique at PMS (Presbyterian Middle School). She has ah-mazing ideas-Friday night sleepovers,Gossip Points and matching charm bracelets. When will it be her time to rule?
Alicia Rivera: Is dying to lead the Body Alive Dance Studio Squad. With the captain on vacation,BADSS`s live performance on Merri-lee Marvil`s New Year Yves show is her chance to shine. Will she prove herself alpha-worthy-or will she have to find a whole new clique?
Dylan Marvil: Is done,done,and done with people kissing her teeny-tiny butt just because her mom is famous. But who will be brave enough to stand up to someone so Marvilous?
Kristen Gregory: Has made a New Year`s resolution to make friends and get a life. Escape from Planet Loser starts....now!
Claire Lyons: Is physced times ten to win a last-minute invitation to the New Year Yves satellite party in Orlando. But first she needs to sneak out of the house. And the countdown to midnight begins in ten...nine...eight...
Review: Wow,I was surprised about this book. I got it last night and loved the cover. I read the whole series and it was so cool to see how the clique was formed. It was one of those book where everything comes together at the end. I also love the title because it..well..read the book you`ll understand.
I hated all the characters except for the Pretty Committee (except Dylan) Brook,Derrick,and Cam. They were so annoying! When I was their age I was NEVER like that. Massie was more nicer in this book and Dylan was always saying how skinny she was but really in the older books she is always saying how fat she is. Oh and also I dont know why this made me laugh but uh Dylan has two older sisters named Ryan and Jaime. I guess Merri Lee really wanted boys. lol.
Overall: Had many twists and turns and was addicting.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Coming out: April 8,2011
Summary: What if you only had one day to live? What would you do? And how far would you go to save your own life?
Samantha Kingston has it all-looks,popularity,the perfect boyfriend. Friday,February 12 should be just another day in her charmed life. Instead,it`s her last. The catch: Samantha still wakes up the next morning. In fact,she re-lives the same day seven times,until she realizes that by making the even the slightest changes,she may hold more power than she ever imangined.
Reaction: This looks so good! Too bad it comes out in 2011. =( Can`t wait to read it!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
-Grab your current read.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Released: October 12,2009
Publisher: Amulet Books
Summary: It`s summer vacation-the weather`s great,and all the kids are having fun outside. So where`s Greg Heffley? Inside his house,playing video games with the shades drawn.
Greg,a self-confessed "indoor person",is living out his ultimate summer fantasy; no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg`s mom has a different vison for an ideal summer...one packed with outdoor activities and "family togetherness."
Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?
Review: I love the Wimpy Kid series even if it`s a little too young for me. I started reading about a year ago and I loved it. I got the book at around 7 last night and finished it in about 2 hours. The book made me laugh aloud at times because a part of the book took place at a boardwalk. I love boardwalks and I could relate to it.
My favorite character is Rowley. He`s is Greg`s dumb friend who always makes me laugh. I was disappointed that Rowley was hardly in the book! He was kinda in the beginning,the whole middle part he wasen`t and about 30 pages at the end. Greg and Manny were pretty funny too.
I was disappointed because the book never tells you what happened to the book club the mom put up or whatever happened to Greg and Rowley? It left me unanswered.
Overall: It could be funny at times but left me with questions.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Rating: 4.o stars
Summary: Stargirl. She`s as magical as the desert sky. As strange as her pet rat. As mysterious as her own name. And she captures Leo Borlock`s heart with just one smile.
But when the students of Mica High turn on Stargirl for everything that makes her different,Leo urges her to become the very next thing that can destroy her:normal. In a celebration of noncomformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense,emotional tales about the perils of popularity-and the inspiration of first love.
Review: I had to read this book for a book report so I wasen`t really able to enjoy it as I would`ve liked too. I would have to read a chapter write the synopsis new characters or new settings. Then do it all over again!
Stargirl was probably the weirdest character I have ever read about. I didn`t really like her. She`s was just too weird. She always had a pet rat with her and a ukelele. I can`t really describe Leo. He might`ve been the narrator but I felt like I really didn`t get to know him.
I like the plot of the story. The only problem I had was I couldn`t see Leo and Stargirl being in high school. I think they should have been in middle school. The characters were pretty believable. But I wish they put more Hillari Kimble in or Dori Dilson. The book was centered on just Stargirl and Leo. I wanted a little more.
Overall: Pretty good just not as good as I thought.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Miz Be over at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
-Grab your current read
-Open to a random page
-Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
-BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn`t give to much away! You don`t want to ruin the book for others!)
-Make sure you give the title and author, so that other TT participants can add the book on their TBR pile if they like your teasers!
Wicked by: Sara Shepard
By now, practically every Rosewood Day sixth-grader was gathered around the bike rack,gawking at the piece of paper. Aria slid off the wall and squinted at the flyer`s big block letters. Time Capsule Starts Tomorrow,it announced. Get Ready! This Is Your Chance To Be Immortalized!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
-Grab your current read.-Open to a random page.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Monday, October 12, 2009
Released: May 22,2007
Summary: Out of all the people in the world,why do I have to be the freak who went to school on the very first Day of the school year with a pair of panties stuck by static cling to the leg of my pants?!!!
Seventh Grade was supposed to be Alli`s breakout year-only her big debut ends up being a disaster. Then queen bee Rachel Delaney takes Rachel under her wing,and Alli finds herself in the inner circle of 7th grade cool. But the inner circle is nothing like Alli expected,and there`s ugliness lurking behind the prettiest faces. Can Allie figure out where she fits in, or will she get caught up with the glamour of running with the in crowd?
Review: This book was so short! It was 135 pages! This was my first non IM book by Lauren Myracle so I was a little nervous. But this book was pretty good.
Alli was very like able. I could relate to her and Megan. They were my favorites. Kathy was probably the most unlikeable character that I have ever read about. She would always bring up how fat Alli was or always be snobby. Sometimes I wanted Alli to say something to her,but she didn`t. I think Kathy should`ve been the "Mean Girls" and not Rachel,Mika,and Hadley. I seriously wanted to stab Kathy. I like the "Mean Girls." I would rather be friends with them than Kathy. Eww.
Overall: The book was to short for me. If it was a little bigger maybe the rating would be higher. It was great though.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
You are what you eat. . . .
Cat smart, sassy, and funny—but thin, she’s not. Until her class science project. That’s when she winds up doing an experiment—on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living—and eating—like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits.
As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren’t too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. . . .
This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves.
This book lookes so good! I can`t wait to read it!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
too. Well,she`s going into the archives. I didn`t really like her but it`s still sad to see her go. I got the letter in the mail today because I used to go there when I was little. But,I`m still sad. Poor Kristen! I hope they won`t let any more dolls away! Well, at least for now.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Released: April 24th 2007
Published: Simon Pulse
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Released: August 27th 2009
Publisher: Farrar,Strous,and Giroux
Summary: If Naomi had picked tails,she would have won the coin toss.
She wouldn`t have had to go back for the yearbook camera,and she wouldn`t have hit her head on the steps.
She wouldn`t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia.
She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend,Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place.
She would understand why her best friend,Will,keeps calling her "Chief." She`d get all his inside jokes,and maybe he wouldn`t be so frustrated with her for forgetting things she can`t remember she can`t possibly remember.
She`d know about her mom`s new family.
She`d know about her dad`s fiancee.
She wouldn`t have to spend her junior year relearning the French she supposedly knew already.
She never would have met James,the boy with the with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future,who tells her he once wanted to kiss her.
She wouldn`t have wanted to kiss him back.
But she picked heads.
Review:This book was great. The characters were so relatible. Naomi was a great character that I could relate to. I also really loved Will. He and Naomi have to be my favorite characters of the book. James was your average messed up bad boy which you have to feel bad for. I liked James but he definitely wasn`t one of my favorites in the book.
In the beginning of the book I HATED Ace,but by the end of the book I liked him more. I also wished I could get to see more of Alice and Yvette,who I found funny at times. Another character I find funny was Chloe (Naomi`s step-sister) who made me laugh out loud.
This book was great but the ending left me questioning. It was open-ended basically and I wanted more. But overall,it was really good.