Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Hiding PlaceThe Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom My rating: 5 of 5 stars Synopsis:The Hiding Place is a riveting page-turner describing how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker's daughter became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century. Genres: Auto-Biography, True Story, WW2, Historical, Christian, inspiring Review: THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! It's a wonderful read. It's the truly powerful and inspiring story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family in WW2 and their experiences hiding Jews and their life in a Concentration Camp. Corrie constantly amazed me with her faith in the Lord and how she kept him in her thoughts when she would start to think bad thoughts about all the horrible things that were happening to her and her family. It's a ruly amazing and enlightening book. Highly recommended. Not recommended for anyone under 12 (It is sad espescially dealing with the WW2 topic).
Anne of Green Gables  (Anne of Green Gables, #1)Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery My rating: 5 of 5 stars Synopsis: When Marilla Cuthbert's brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, "But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl." It's not long, though, before the Cuthberts can't imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables--Marilla says to Matthew, "One thing's for certain, no house that Anne's in will ever be dull." Genres: Classic, Fiction, Humor, Adventure Review: A wonderful Classic and delightful read about a spunky red-head. There is much fun and many wonderful lessons in this elegantly written novel. You'll have fun reading this and laughing along with Anne (with an E) and her adventures. A delightful classic girls of all ages with love.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Synopsis: After getting expelled from yet another school for yet another clash with mythological monsters only he can see, twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is taken to Camp Half-Blood, where he finally learns the truth about his unique abilities: He is a demigod, half human, half immortal. Even more stunning: His father is the Greek god Poseidon, ruler of the sea, making Percy one of the most powerful demigods alive. There's little time to process this news. All too soon, a cryptic prophecy from the Oracle sends Percy on his first quest, a mission to the Underworld to prevent a war among the gods of Olympus. Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Adventure Review: I just loved this book!!!. It was gripping from literally the first page. The idea is totally clever and original, with plot twists and surprises that make you never want to put this book down. It's well written, and reading from the protagonist Percy's POV(point of view) is totally fun. It's hard not to fall in love with Percy and the world that Rick Riordan has so masterfully created and crafted. You also learn about Greek Mythology along the way. Very fun and enjoyable by all pre-teens, teenagers and even adults alike. Content: Clean
The Witch of Blackbird PondThe Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare My rating: 4 of 5 stars Synopsis: A high-spirited teenage girl rebels against the narrow-minded ways of Puritan Connecticut and befriends a lonely old woman who is subsequently accused of being a witch. Genres: Historical Fiction, Classic Review: This book is very catching. It starts off a little slow but once you are into it you are pretty much hooked. The topic is an interesting one, and very historical while the novel itself is fiction. Speare weaves and intricate story. It's enjoyable and fun to read. Plus you learn some things about the topic if covers, The Salem Witch Trials. Well written and enjoyable.
The Swiss Family Robinson (Evergreen Classics)The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss My rating: 5 of 5 stars Synopsis: After a shipwreck, the narrator, his wife, and four sons find themselves castaways on an uninhabited island. Retrieving what they can from the ship, they construct a life for themselves through their own resourcefulness — building a tree house, finding such foods as coconuts, sugarcane, honey, and potatoes, and securing themselves against danger. Genres: Classic, Adventure, Survival, Fiction. Review: I love this book! It's a wholesome enriching classic. Full of adventure and other fun happenings, it follows a family of rowdy boys and their parents. The things they create to survive on an island are quite ingenius and creative. It's very fun to read. The writing is enriching. There are some hard words, but it is generally understandable. One thing I love is that the family does not forget to thank God for their blessings and the things that work out for them. A classic everyone will enjoy.

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