Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Order Of Odd-Fish (a really weird book. In a good way)

The reason I say it’s a really weird book is because some of the characters are cockroach butlers. There’s also a Chinese billionaire who becomes a villin and wears green goggles and his name is the Belgian Prankster. Before you meet these crazy people and insects, you meet Jo Larouche. She lives in the hot deserts of California, with her aunt Lily. Her Aunt Lily was having a costume party. After meeting an unusual man, and Sefino, a cockroach in a purple suit, things become strange. Very strange. Jo learns about her terrible birth and has to keep it a secret. Anyone who likes to laugh, books with action and odd statements, characters, and items….. well congratulations! You just found yourself another book to read this summer!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

     The first book in the Percy Jackson series is a success and is really interesting.  It starts off with a normal kid named Percy who finds out that he isn’t who he thought he was.  His life changes when he finds out that his field trip supervisor is really an evil monster trying to kill him.  Then in a stunning turn of events Percy learns that everything isn’t how he thought and his dad is closer than he may think.  This book is great for everyone who likes adventure or who has liked the Harry Potter or Pendragon series.  You will always want to keep reading.

The Sword of Shannara

The Sword of Shannara is a great fantasy book that takes place in the world of the four lands. Its about a half-elf named Shea who was adopted by the Ohmsford family. At the beggining of the book the great historian and druid* Allanon visits shea and tells him and his adopted brother, Flick Ohmsford, that Shea is the last member of the elven house of Shannara and the only one who can wield the famous Sword of Shannara. The sword must be used on the rebel druid Brona who is trying to take over the four lands. He, his brother, Allanon and a dwarf named Balinor then emabark on a quest to recover the sword and use it to destroy Brona.
*A druid wizard who uses elemental magic

Roller skates

At school, everyone in my grade had to read one Newbery book. I picked Roller Skates. Roller Skates is about a girl, Lucinda, who has to go to an “orphanage”. That’s what Lucinda calls it, “I’m a temporary orphan!” Her mother takes the whole family to Europe, but has to leave Lucinda behind.  Ms. Nettie owned the house along with Ms. Peters. Lucinda’s mother shouldn’t have been worried because little did she know; Lucinda can make friends of all kinds!