(SPOILER!!!!!) Being caught in a thunderstorm and being in a ship wreck was not what Alek expected, and neither was a black stallion saving his life. (SPOILER!!!!!) Being caught in a thunderstorm and being in a ship wreck was not what Alek expected, and neither was a black stallion saving his life. Stranded on an Island, Alek and the stallion fight for their lives, eating seaweed and fish, Alek and his strong friend were not going to survive. The life of Alek was still in him, even though he had not much to eat, deciding to ride the stallion, he gets seriously injured, but utterly shocked. Not understanding how any creature could be so strong and fast, he finally understood how the stallion was able to save him. Even though the Black and Alek thought that their lives were over, they had not known that their was soon to be continued. When Alek and The Stallion are saved and brought back to new york, Alek could not fight the urge to set the stallion up in a race. This beast could beat any horse in its way, especially the fastest ones in town. Since there was no paper work, the stallion could not race, so through tough times and a lot of persuasion, The Black was finally able to race. If Alec won this race, it would mean the world to him. His life would change forever.
This book got me hooked from the beginning. I highly recommend this book. The description is so detailed and expressive. The connection between Alek and adventure the Black is so strong. I knew this because of the way Walter Farley described the actions of the Black and Alek and how the black saved his life.
This book has changed my perspective on animals. It has done this because before I read this book, I was not very fond of animals, especially horses due to some accidents when I was young. But this book taught me that not every animal is bad. They may be different and seem frightening, but they are just curious and scared. If you treat them well, they will treat you well too. It taught me that animals are not to hate and be scared of, but they are to learn from and to be great full for.
Obviously, reading this book would probably change many other peoples perspectives on animals and what they are like. This book I would definitely give a 5 star rating! I recommend this book to every girl and boy that loves bibliographies and stories of passion. This book was realistic and hooked me in every chapter. This book stands out from all the others.
Betrayed by P.C Cast is the second book of the House of Night series. Throughout the book, the story exceeds to be exciting, cliff hanging and surprisBetrayed by P.C Cast is the second book of the House of Night series. Throughout the book, the story exceeds to be exciting, cliff hanging and surprising. No matter what happens in the book, if it’s good or bad, it always seems to make you want to read for hours and hours.
In the first book, Marked, Zoey (a young high school student) finds out that she is soon to become a vampire. After the dramatic revelation, Zoe had to move to a boarding school for vampires where she finds her new boyfriend, Erik. Everything seemed to be fine until her old boyfriend Heath from her old mortal high school was imprinted. Zoey and Heath then developed an unbreakable bond, unless one of them falls in love with another person, in this case, Erik. Through the love triangles and fights, something is not right in the House of Night, but the only problem is that Zoey is the only one that can tell. When Zoey first moved to the House of Night, she started to develop tattoos all over her body, representing the powers soon to come. Even though an attack was lingering around the school, Zoey had her friends to help her fight what was soon to destroy the House of Night.
Although the book had many exciting scenes in it, I had to choose only 2. My first favorite scene was when Zoey and a new teacher first meet in a computer lab. Even though Zoey has a boyfriend, she can’t help but let this new hansom teacher gaze at her in the eyes. I liked this scene because this is where all the mayhem begins. This new teacher is the reason for all of the love troubles that occur in this book. My second favorite scene was when Zoey developes new tattoos. I chose this scene as one of my favorites because at the time, she doesn’t know what they represent. She just thinks they are tattoos that everyone gets, which then leads onto gaining more and more powers every time a new tattoo appears.
Betrayed by P.C Cast was an exciting story that gets you hooked right from the beginning to the end. Because of its romance and violence, I would recommend this to girls 13 and above. I think this book deserves a 4 ½ star rating. ...more
After gathering more knowledge about the Russian Revolution, I really started to understand the book Animal Farm better. This book has so many connectAfter gathering more knowledge about the Russian Revolution, I really started to understand the book Animal Farm better. This book has so many connections to the Russian Revolution. It pretty much tells the whole story of the Russian Revolution except with animals. George Orwell was fantastic at making those connections for example when he brings Napoleon into the story. Napoleon is a lying pig and gets everyone to believe that he is making good decision but he is actually just taking all the money. He is an animal replica of Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin was part of the Russian Revolution. He didn't want anyone in his way to become the next Tsar and thats how it was. He killed many people who were threats to him or were against him, just like Napoleon did in the Animal Farm.
This book should be appropriate for the age of 12 and above. This is because of the word choice and history that is involved in this book. It would be much easier to understand this book if you have done a little bit of review/study of the Russian Revolution....more
Soldier Bear by Aileen Orr is about a young and wise bear that is found in the middle of a forest in the Middle East by soldiers. His “moth* SPOILER!*
Soldier Bear by Aileen Orr is about a young and wise bear that is found in the middle of a forest in the Middle East by soldiers. His “mother” Piotr (who found him first), named him Wojtek. In polish, Wojtek means soldier as they were living during a war. After years of living with humans, Wojtek soon developed to be as humanly as a bear could ever be. Instead of walking on 4 legs, he walked on 2 and instead of eating bear food and sleeping outside, Wojtek ate burgers and sandwiches and slept inside with his “mother” Piotr. As the years moved on with Wojtek, so did the war. Everyone was moved around to fight and finally when the war ended, the polish soldiers settled down in Edinburgh and so did Wojtek. Everyone including the soldiers wanted to go home and see their families after the war, but what would happen to Wojtek? When the sad day came, the brave soldiers had to give Wojtek to the Edinburgh Zoo where he lived for 7 years and passed away.
My 2 favorite scenes of this book were when Wojteks friends (the soldiers) come the visit him in the zoo and when Wojtek is first found in the woods. I loved the part when Wojteks friends came and visited him because it really made me think of when I went to visit my lovely dog in quarantine. It was really hard to leave her and I could really relate to how the soldiers felt when they had to leave Wojtek. My other favorite scene was when the first found Wojtek as a cub in the arms of a little Middle Eastern boy. He was small and furry and very under weight. Wojtek ate all of the soldiers food and stole their hearts with just one look. I loved this part because while I was reading it, it made me think of when my cute puppy first came to my house, rapped up in a blanket with just her little face poking out. She ate so much that day it was unbelievable. I could really relate to that scene.
I would rate this book 4 stars because it mostly hooked me throughout the book but there were a few parts where I had to force myself to read it. Overall Soldier Bear by Aileen Orr taught me a lot about friendship and influences. I would recommend this book to everyone. ...more
Every year 1 boy and 1 girl from each district are chosen to compete in the hunger games. Katniss EverHunger Games By Suzanne Collins Rosalie Kuncewicz
Every year 1 boy and 1 girl from each district are chosen to compete in the hunger games. Katniss Everdeen was chosen this year along with her friend Peeta Mellark. After hard training, Katniss and Peeta are put into the arena along with 22 other contestants but only one comes out alive. During this fight for their lives, all of the contestants not only have to kill each other, but find shelter, water and food but that’s not it, behind the scenes there are game makers which can choose if you live or die. They can create anything to kill you, just so that they can get a good audience.
My first favorite scene in The Hunger Games was the reaping. The reaping is when the one boy and one girl are chosen to play for the district. This was my favorite scene because originally Prim (Katniss’s younger sister) was chosen to play but Katniss volunteered to play for her since Prim was only 12 years old. I loved this scene because it reminded me of how I would do the same for my two sisters. My second favorite scene was when Rue (a little twelve year old girl in the hunger games) died. I love this scene because Katniss had an alliance with Rue. When Katniss hears Rue scream, she runs over to find that she is trapped and has a spear through her stomach. When Rue died it really made me feel for her and reminded me of my passed away family members.
I would definitely give this book a five star rating due to how it hooked me and just kept me wanting to read more. The love story and the tragic story of this book both had me crying and smiling. I would recommend this book to mostly girls because of all of the romance.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins really made me think about my family and my life and how I should appreciate things more than I did before. ...more
Rosalie Kuncewicz Hunger Games Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Book Review 16th May 2012
The Hunger Games Catching Fire by Suzanne Colliins is the seconRosalie Kuncewicz Hunger Games Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Book Review 16th May 2012
The Hunger Games Catching Fire by Suzanne Colliins is the second book of the Hunger Games series. It’s about Katniss and Peeta, two prior victors, once again being elected for the 3rd Quarter Quell/the 75th Hunger Games. For each quarter quell, the type of game changes. In this version, the representatives for each district are chosen from the previous victors, in this case including Katniss and Peeta. Through the love obstacles and fights, Peeta and Katniss struggle to keep each other alive. Risk after risk keeps you anticipated and wanting to read more.
In this book there were many exciting scenes and one of my favorite ones was when Johanna (another contestant in the games/Katniss’s ally) seemed like she was trying to kill Katniss although she wasn’t, she was just trying to dig out the tracker/the device used to tell where the contestants are from her arm. I loved this scene because I could really relate to how she thought that her friend/ally backstabbed her. Another scene that stood out from the rest was when Peeta gave Katniss a locket with pictures of her family inside. He then told her that her life was more precious than his. This scene was very influential to me because it made me realize how sometimes when you want to have something for example in the hunger games you want you life, you realize that you have to think about other people too, and the losses that they will have if you take everything away from them.
This book deserves a 5 star rating because of the detailed and moving descriptions that paint the clearest picture in your mind of the drama and action going on. I would recommend this book mostly to girls that are 12 years and above because of the violence and romance that takes place.
The Hunger Games Catching Fire was a very inspirational book that made me appreciate everyone and everything that I have. The Hunger games series is the best set of books I have ever read. ...more