Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweetblood by Pete Hautman

The book I am reading right now is called Sweetblood. It is about a girl who believes in vampires and calls herself undead because she is a diabetic. I have told you too much, you will have to read the book for yourself.
~Khiry Young, 7th Grade, HMS

The Watsons go to Birmingham, 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

In this story you will experience many fun things. The story takes place in Michigan. This family has three children and are poor, but not that much. The family has to suffer from coldness. So they go visit their grandma for a month. The trip doesn't go as good as they planned. So they have to come to Birmingham to visit their grandma and they find they want to stay there, but they can't because of the house they have. So you have to find out if they stay or not.
~Frida Mendez, 7th Grade, HMS

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Lock and Key was a very interesting story of a young girl named Ruby who goes through many obstacles in her life. After her drug addict mother leaves her to survive on her own she is taken in by her sister and brother-in-law, who she hasn't seen in years. This heartwarming story tells how little you have to do to change a girl who is going down the wrong path. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who enjoys books about how tough life is, and that small changes can make you a better person. I enjoyed this book very much.
~Lyndsey Morgan, 7th Grade, HMS

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

Gregor the Overlander (Book 1 of the Underland Chronicles)
I read Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. Gregor is a fantasy fiction book abou this land that is far under our Earth. This land has giant Spiders, Rats, cockroaches, and bats. Most of the people in the underland have really pale skin; because where they live they have no sun. This book is about Gregor and Boots who land in the underland after falling through an air vent. They go on a Journey to find their dad because he got captured by the rats. There is a prophecy that they have to follow though, and if they don't follow it they might all die. I hope you read this book.
~Chris Simpson, 7th grade, HMS

 Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Book 2 of the Underland Chronicles)
Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane is a great book by Suzanne Collins. In this book Gregor, Luxa, Boots and a lot of other people go on a quest to kill the bane. Before they find the bane these huge serpents start to attack them and Boots gets lost. Gregor and Ares have to go into the cave and kill the bane. While in the caves a few die so its just Gregor and Ares, they get to a point where they are watching rats kill each other. One of the rats yells "don't kill my baby" right before he dies, but Gregor couldn't tell what she said. So I would tell you the rest but it would ruin it for you. I hope you read this book.
~Chris Simpson, 7th grade, HMS

Gregor and the Code of Claw (Book 5 in the Underland Chronicles)
Gregor and the Code of Claw, by Suzanne Collins, is a great book! If you have read any of the books in the Overlander Series then this book is for you because in my opinion this is the best out of all of them. This book keeps you reading right through it every night. I seriously think this book is the book that I have ever read the fastest in my life. Read this book...
~Tyler Simmons, 7th grade, HMS

Monday, February 2, 2009

Books into Movies (Part 3 of 3)

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is about fourteen-year-old Lily Owens, living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her dad and her black stand-in mother in 1964. When Lily was four-years-old, her mother, Deborah Fontanel Owens, died.

Deborah had come back from a three-month rip to pack her's and Lily's things and leave T. Ray (Lily's dad) to go live with a Fontanel family friend in Tiburon, SC. However, they didn't pack fast enough. T. Ray heard them and didn't want to let go of Deborah. Lily remembered a gun being on the floor, and her parents fighting. When her mother dropped the gun, Lily picked it up, wanting to help. Then there was an explosion, and her mother was dead.

No, Lily must find the mysterious family in Tiburn, SC, who may have known her mother, and learn about the Black Madonna Honey. A book for girls and women of all ages (10 and up), this book will be treasured for decades between moms and daughters!

~Mary Rose Patrick, 7th Grade, HMS