Friday, April 25, 2008

Of Mice and Men

In English we are finishing up reading Of Mice and Men, but John Steinbeck, which is a very good book in my opinion. Of Mice and Men tells the story of George and Lennie who have just been run out of their recent place of work, Weed. George is small, smart, and quick. Lennie on the other hand is large, muscular, and child- like. The story depicts their move to Soledad, wherer they work on a ranch. But trouble soon starts to brew as we find out that a lot of things that Lennie touches, dies. I can't say much else without giving away the plot. This book is very well written, even though the ending leaves you unsatisfied, it is a good story. I reccomend it to everyone.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Blade Silver: Color me Scarred

Blade Silver is the seventh book int the True Colors series by Melody Carlson. Blade Silver is about Ruth Wallace who's life at home isn't so good. Her Mom's just had a breakdown when she tried to kill herself, her brother's run away, and she is cutting. All this because of her dad's harsh words to all that live in the house. At least Ruth has her art, and Glen, the new guy, and her crush. But Ruth has to keep her scarred up arms hidden, although she doesn't know how long she can last. Who DOES wear long sleeves in the summer time? Slowly her friends find out and Ruth has to make the toughest journey of her life. The journey that would take her through self realization, love, her dad's verbal abuse. A very good and well written book. This book makes us realize why people cut and why they can't stop.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Moon

This is the sequel to Twilight, the second book in the series. This book starts out as unbelievable. When Edward leaves, everything goes awry. She tries to make sense of her feelings for Jacob, who has now revealed a suprising secret, as she tries to mend her wounds. But then, in Bella's attempts to live on the edge, she has to go and save Edward from the biggest mistake of his life. Will she get there in time? Will they come together as one again? This book is as well written as the first, though many of my friends say it isn't as good because there is no Edward for the most part of the book. Which I agree with. Stephenie Meyer continues her fabulous writing as she chronicles the tale of vampire, human, love, and tough decisions. :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Notebook Girls

This book is the true story of Sophie, Courtney, Lindsey, and Julia and their four years of High School. The notebook documents their feelings, their ups, their downs, their journey through drugs, alcohol, sex, and relationships. Their comedy through the notebook keeps the reading light while still telling their story. A very good story. :)


This is a very thrilling, exciting, and gripping novel about Bella Swan who has just moved to the dreary town of Forks. Everything is gray and green from all of the rain they get. Bella makes friends quickly, but the mysterious Edward Cullen is the only one who "despises" her. This is the story of the love between human and vampire. But soon things go wrong. Stephenie Meyer does a phenomenal job of conveyeing the terrifying scenarios, the soaring feeling of their love, and the bond between friends. This is amazingly well written and keeps you turning the page. The Epilouge is a must to read at the end. :)

Much Ado About Nothing

This is another fantastic play by William Shakespeare. The story follows the story of Hero, Claudio, Beatrice, and Benedick. These are two pairs of lovers who meet at a party. But when a scam falsly accuses Hero of being unfaithful to her beloved Claudio, she is left at the alter. But in the end the truth that the prince's brother planned and executed the whole thing brings them together. And during all of this Beatrice and Benedick, two opposites, are led to believe that the other is in love with them, during everything they fall in actual love with each other. This is a very good story once you get over the old english. :)