Categories: Blog June 17, 2014 @ 7:39 PM 0 Comments      

17 Jun

This is my last blog post so I just wanted to say goodbye.

But, First, here is a passage from a song that I will never forget. Just remember it when you are upset or angry at someone.

I’ve heard it said,

that people come into our lives

for a reason

bringing something we must learn.

And we are lead to those who help us most to grow.

If we let them

and we help them in return. 

Thank you guys for reading my posts over this year. Goodbye, World!!!

LEONA

Categories: Blog June 11, 2014 @ 8:37 AM 0 Comments      

11 Jun

I recently finished 11 birthdays by Wendy Mass. (recently meaning ten minuets ago) It was really really good. I had gotten this book for Christmas and I kind of put off reading it. Then I saw the other two book at the library and read those. They were called finally and 13 Gifts. They were really good. So a couple days ago I picked it up and started to read it. I  just couldn’t stop! I read from when I got home from school to five pm. IT is now one of my favorite books. Now i just have to read The Last present to finish the series.

Goodreads:

On their first birthday, they learned to walk. On their 5th, they planted seeds in hand made pots. On their 10th, they learned there are some words you can never take back. Amanda’s 11th birthday should have been a happy occasion. Instead she’s dressed in an itchy costume her mother picked out for her hollywood themed party (Dorothy from the wizard of Oz, even though the flying monkeys have always freaked her out). Meanwhile, across town her x-best friend Leo is celebrating there joint birthday with a huge bash including a hypnotist, a football star, a giant iguana, and a rock band. SO not fair! Amanda can’t wait for the day AFTER her birthday so she can stop thinking about the fight that led her and Leo to have separate parties for the first time in there life. There’s just on problem. The next day is her birthday all over again.

Categories: Blog June 9, 2014 @ 8:42 AM 0 Comments      

9 Jun

I had got this book in scholastic book orders and I was making myself to save it for summer because I might not have anything to read in summer. So it was sitting their on my book shelf, gathering dust. I had nothing to read because Mrs. Ripp had already packed up her library. So I decided to start on my summer books. And the first one that came off the shelf was The distance between us by Kasie West. Honestly this wasn’t a very good book. At some points I had to make myself keep going because I was a little bored. This really surprised me because Pivot point Is my favorite book. It is an OUTSTANDING book. But, the name on The Distance between Us didn’t make sense and the back cover had basically nothing to do with the book. It did, though, remind me of a lot of different realistic fiction books.

(Below is strait from the back of the book so I recommend that you don’t even read it.)

Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers learned early that the rich are not to be trusted. And after years of studying them from behind the cash register of her mom’s porcelain-doll shop, she has seen nothing to prove otherwise. Enter Xander Spence—he’s tall, handsome, and oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and the fact that he seems to be one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But just when Xander’s loyalty and attentiveness are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. With so many obstacles standing in their way, can she close the distance between them?

Ciao,

LEONA

Categories: Blog June 9, 2014 @ 8:38 AM 0 Comments      

9 Jun

This was my book club book. It took about halfway through this book  for it to get interesting. I think that is partly because there is so mush description. I feel like it takes a while to get to the point. Then at the end, It got pretty good. You could probably cut out a fourth of the book and still have it make sense. But, this book is very good for book clubs. I think that is because it is a really deep book with lots of clues and meanings to it. I was never really good at book club conversations. But, this book really helped spark my imagination. So if you haven’t read this book YOU NEED TO READ IT because it will make you think like you never had before.

Goodreads:

On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city that was saved by the magic woven into its walls from a devastating plague that swept through the world over a hundred years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow. Oscar spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master’s shop, grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar’s world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it.

But it’s been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it.

Categories: Blog June 9, 2014 @ 8:37 AM 1 Comment      

9 Jun

I recently  finished The Fault in our Stars By John Green. I didn’t know what to think when i finished this book. First of all, it was AMAZING. Although, it probably wasn’t one of my favorite books, because at some parts I was a  little bit bored. But, it snatched me up right at the beginning making me not want to stop, ever. It took me two days to finish this book. I think John Green is just an amazing author. He knows exactly when you need more or less description. The only problem is that this book is pretty mature and I think that only probably seventh graders and up should read it even though it is an amazing book. The movie: Ok, the movie is really really sad. It kind of  makes the sad parts in the book even more sad. They did a pretty good job with it and they didn’t leave out any key parts. They just had to add some things to make it make more sense. Overall, the book and the movie are really good. So if you think you can handle it, READ THE BOOK!!!!!! PLEASE!!!

Goodreads:

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Ciao,

LEONA