Thursday, January 28, 2010
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimhby Robert C. O'Brien is a tall tale with a bit of a twist. Mrs. Frisby, a mouse widow, has three sons and two daughters and every year they move from a winter home to a summer home so they don't get run over by the plow. On one unfortunate morning, Timothy falls so sick that he can't go anywhere. The bad thing about this is that it is during moving season. So Mrs. Frisby has no choice but to pay a visit to Dr. Ages, Timothy's doctor. Dr. Ages give her the medicine but says that Timothy must stay in bed under all circumstances. He says that the Rats of Nimh will be able to help you move, but first you must visit the Owl. Mrs. Frisby must visit the Rats or they will be in teribble danger. Follow Mrs. Frisby on her wild adventure to what might be the only chance to save her kids. When I first heard of this book, it was my dad who actually reccomended it to me. He said that he had read this book when he was my age so I took it into consideration. When I started reading it, the beginning didn't make to much sense to me, but after a while I realized what a genius Robert C. O'Brien is. It has a great plot structure, lots of interesting characters, and many surprises that will blow your mind away. Every night, I would sit in my bed wondering what was going to happen next. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh is truly a book that will give you a reason to read.
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Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selzinck is a mysterious story with strong characters always on alert for adventure. This story is about a kid named Hugo Cabret who's dad died in a fire at a museum in Paris, France. His caretaker was his uncle who worked the clocks in a train station in Paris and now Hugo lives within the grand clock in the station and has always kept his prize possession, his father's old notebook for automaton. He has been taking parts the toys at the toy booth down below. When the man that works at the toy booth catches him stealing some toys, he confiscates his notebook and goes home to burn it. Hugo needs to get that notebook back so he can complete his automaton. I really thought that this book had an amazing plot structure. It had great ideas and I think that Brian Selznick did a great job by putting those ideas into words that flow well. Within the book there are many pictures that give clues to what the automaton does and to what majority of the book is about. If you like books with a mystery involved in the plot with lots of love and compassion for what you believe in, this is the book for you.
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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a book that is fast paced and full of adventure with a pinch of suspense. This book is about a young boy named Percy who has always had trouble in school and has had some anger management issues. When Percy unleashes strange and unusual powers, he is taken to Camp Half-Blood. Within the camp, he learns things about himself that will blow your mind. Personally, I thought that this book was a very well written book with lots of movement flowing throughout the book. There was lots of action, suspense, and heroic and epic endings. There were some negatives though. Within the time when Percy learns who he really is, the author can be unclear when explaining things. Altogether, I would give this book five stars. For people who love action, suspense, and mythology, this book has been written for you. Also, if you love this book be sure to checkout the rest of the series below.
The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian
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