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Book Review by Jacqueline

my brother sam book coverThis book takes place during the American Revolution. Many people wanted their freedom. In this book there is a young boy who has to choose between his brother or his father. His brother chose to be a rebel. His father chose to be a loyalist. They would get very angry at each other. The father was ashamed and embarrassed of his son. Sam decided to leave home. He left because he thought it was the right thing to do. He wanted to fight for what he believed in. He fought in many battles against the British. The father left too. The boy in the story (the brother of Sam) is Tim. Not having Sam or the father around made things hard for Tim. It meant that there was more work at home for Tim to do. He had a lot more chores and he had to do them in not a lot of time. In the end the father was sent to prison. The place was very unclean and nasty. He ( the father) died of infections and disease. The family received a letter explaining what had happened and the letter told Sam to forgive his father. That is what happened in this book.

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Book Review and Opinion by Lizbeth

Natural Cures “They” don’t Want You to Know About discusses many important topics, such as why we are sick, why we are overweight and much more.

The reason why we as Americans are so sick is due to our environment lifestyle. We live in a society that believes drugs, known as medicine, solve the medical problem, which is totally false. Every drug has side effects. Therefore, the the body develops something such as bacteria or viruses. The body cannot fight it off, (p. 72), which means the immune system is too weak to fight. When that happens, you become sick more often.

We are overweight because as Americans, we prefer to use the car than walk. Other countries walk about ten miles a day while Americans walk a quarter of a mile.

If you want more information about this book, go to your library and check out: Natural Cures “They” don’t want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau. This book is very useful information everyone should know!

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Action, Brawls, Superheros!

ThorIronMan Book Cover Asgard has suffered severe damage and Iron Man helps Thor with the clean-up. Meanwhile there’s been a super weapon created in Russia that gets utterly destroyed by a mysterious force. Iron Man goes to investigate and confronts the force that turns out to be Crimson Dynamo. Thor also has his hands full when Ulik, a troll shows up in Asgard to fight him. It seems that another force is gathering superheros to create a new, all-powerful God and Iron Man, Dynamo and Thor are his intended raw-materials. What will happen to them when The High Evoluntionary, God-maker extraordinaire begins his experiments? To find out, you will have to read, Thor/Iron Man: God Complex.

Do You Dinosaur?

So, as many of you already know, jurassic-parksmallerJurassic Park, the 1993 movie has just come out in 3-D in movie theaters and will soon be available for the small screen. I love this movie, but I love the book that it’s based on even more. Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park came out in 1990. If you read it now, you’ll be surprised at how much the world has changed. The book talks about cray supercomputers and there are no cell phones. It’s still a scary book and it’s a lot darker than the movie. Interesting how books and movies take a different direction, isn’t it? What’s your favorite book that’s been made into a movie?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Movie!

Yes, it’s another young adult book that will be turned into a movie. And this time it’s the fantasy/dystopian/romance mash-up, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, part one in a planned trilogy. Universal pictures announced that it has aquired the film rights to the whole series, (and the whole series hasn’t even been released yet in book form. How’s that for fast work?) If you haven’t read the first one yet, give it a try. It’s the story of a 17 year old art student named Karou who lives in Prague. She’s an orphan who’s stepfather is a “wish monger,” someone who buys teeth and pays the sometimes questionable teeth sellers in “wish money” currency. The world that author Laini Taylor creates is original and fascinating. The next one in the trilogy, Days of Blood and Starlight has already made it on the New York Times best seller list. If you enjoyed the romance aspect of Hunger Games, you will not be disappointed!

A doll version of the character "Karou" in the book, "Daughter of Smoke and Bone

A doll version of the character “Karou” in the book, “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”

Alex Rider

Alex is a teenager that lives with his uncle, Ian and “babby sitter”, Jack (They are like best friends). Then his uncle dies. When he goes to find out how, he gets sucked into a world of secrets. The Special opperations wanted to recrute him as a spi! It is more than just fun and games, as Alex soon finds out. One of these days he may not be lucky enough to stay alive…