The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrated by Carson ellis is a riveting adventure through the eyes of four peculiar child...moreThe Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrated by Carson ellis is a riveting adventure through the eyes of four peculiar children. These four individuals are very interesting characters with many beneficial characteristics toward the excitement of the novel. They must all pool together the various aspects of their personality that add to the intelligence that solved this mystery. Brought together by Mr. Benedict are the main protagonists, Reynard Mundoon, an eleven-year-old from Stonetown Orphanage, Sticky Washington, who is the same age, Kate Wetherall, who is one year older, and Constance Contraire. Each of these extraordinary characters contributed as a team to solve the mystery plot of Mr. Curtain, the main protagonist of the story. Those who like mystery novels that are extremely enticing will love this book. Every page leads to a new mystery to unfold and you won't be able to put this book down until you finish. Lee's writing proficiently grabs the reader and sucks them into the world of these four young, enjoyable characters.(less)
In the book by Brian Jacques, Redwall, we are taken into the fictional world of a young male mouse known as Matthias. This adventurous tale begins at...moreIn the book by Brian Jacques, Redwall, we are taken into the fictional world of a young male mouse known as Matthias. This adventurous tale begins at Redwall Abbey, where Matthias prepares for a feast with his good friend Brother Alf. However, the peace among the mice of Redwall soon dispersed when Matthias sights him while escorting the guests of Redwall home. He immediately reports his sightings but is laughed at when he mentions Cluny the Scourge, who is thought to simply be an old wive's tale. By the time the mice of Redwall Abbey finally become aware of Cluny's menacing presence, he was almost already upon them. The inhabitants of Redwall first decided to abandon their home, but the young Matthias convinced them to stand and fight. As the warriors of Redwall make preparations, Matthias attempts to decode the secret inscriptions of Martin the Warrior. To do so, he must travel to find these puzzles in various places throughout Redwall. Piecing together all of Martin's puzzles, Matthias discovers that he must embark on a journey to the peak of the Abbey tower, where Martin the Great's sword is hidden. This is where he encounters the group of fierce sparrows known as the "Sparra" that guard the sword. Once he acquires the legendary sword he jumps into the exciting battle for the safety of Redwall. Jacques' writing is very invigorating. He incorporates the fictional touch of a good tale and brings the reader down to the miniature world of a mouse. His writing style throws the reader right into the battle alongside Matthias and the mysterious twists only add to the thrill of the book. It's hard to put this book down and once you finish you'll definitely search for the other books in the series. The characters that he fabricates in the story are all interesting to read about and it is very exciting to see what happens next to the mice of Redwall Abbey.(less)
"Pendragon: The Merchant of Death is a riveting novel full of breath taking action and a humorous writing style that is masterfully woven into the tex...more"Pendragon: The Merchant of Death is a riveting novel full of breath taking action and a humorous writing style that is masterfully woven into the text by D.J. MacHale. This book records the mystical adventures of Bobby Pendragon, a normal freshman like me, until the day his mysterious uncle needs his help. The story takes a thrilling twist when Uncle Pendragon reveals a whole new life to Bobby, the once normal teenager. Bobby Pendragon did things any normal teenager would often do. He played on his school basketball team at Stony Brook High and like to do simple things like play with his dog Marley and annoy his sister Shannon. He also had a crush on Courtney Chetwynde, she would end up playing a major role in his journey along with Bobby's best friend Mark. However, before Bobby's magical journey began, I was able to easily connect to him and the things he did. I also played on my high school basketball team, and I like to play with my dog and sometimes annoy my little brother. I think any other boy my age would enjoy this book as much as I did and I would recommend it to just about any teenage boy.
This graphic novel was very interesting because of how pictures were incorporated into the text. I believe that this book's most important aspect is h...moreThis graphic novel was very interesting because of how pictures were incorporated into the text. I believe that this book's most important aspect is how the images are utilized to add emphasis and humor. As all graphic novels, It tells a story through the use of dialogue, text, and most essentially art. Jeff Kinney artfully depicts a character that suits the books title. Our main character, Greg, easily falls into the cliché of a wimpy kid struggling to survive in middle school. Kinney effectively relates Greg to any child in middle school by creating a character with all the "wimpy" aspects of children.