I first got "Eleven" on my 11th birthday, it as I continued reading the series each year, it has all but mirrored my own life- I think that's why I lo...moreI first got "Eleven" on my 11th birthday, it as I continued reading the series each year, it has all but mirrored my own life- I think that's why I loved it so much. Perfectly paced, funny, and insightful, the Winnie Years series is a must read for every girl ages 11-13. The book explains everything without seeming repetitive, so much in fact, that I didn't even realize that there is another book before this, called "Ten". (Which I plan on reading ASAP!)
In Eleven, Winnie and her best friend, Amanda, are growing apart. Amanda's shaving her legs and wearing cute clothes, and Winnie is still making sandcastles and wearing her Big Mac T-shirts. Amidst all this, Winnie has to deal with her moody teenage sister, Sandra, and her sticky little brother Ty. Winne starts hanging out with babyish Dinah Divine, and it's all sure to bring on a whole new wave of adventures.
I love Death Note! I am an absolute die-hard Death Note fan. I watched the entire series on Netflix, and after I was done with that I am now determine...moreI love Death Note! I am an absolute die-hard Death Note fan. I watched the entire series on Netflix, and after I was done with that I am now determined to read and own all of the mangas. In the first volume of Death Note, Light, an extremely smart high school kid, is bored out of his mind. Too brilliant to bother with the stupid people of this world, he is inspired when he finds a notebook and discovers it has magical powers- write anyones name in it, and they die. Determined to clean up the world, he begins killing off criminals. But Interpol is onto him, and suddenly Light (who goes by the alias "Kira) is being investigated by a top detective, the mysterious and also brilliant "L". An all-out war begins.
I love the art, Light is just amazing and the detail put into Ryuk, the Shinigami, is awesome. It was funny, scary, and mostly just suspenseful and thrilling. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. (less)
I absolutely loved this book. (And can't wait for the movie!)
In a not-so-distant future, the planet Earth has been taken over by what can only be desc...moreI absolutely loved this book. (And can't wait for the movie!)
In a not-so-distant future, the planet Earth has been taken over by what can only be described as alien invaders, also known as Souls. These kind, good natured, and well intentioned beings take over human bodies and live in them like they are their own. The human body they possess is called a "host". Wanderer, a soul who has jumped from planet to planet, host to host, feels like she doesn't belong when she comes to the human world and is given her host, a girl once known as Melanie Strider. But Mel is strong, and she refuses to fade. Wanda falls sympathetic to Melanie when visions of the man Mel loves, named Jared, come to her. (less)
**spoiler alert** I first picked up this book when I was 12 years old, the summer after sixth grade, and just about to go into 7th grade. So of course...more**spoiler alert** I first picked up this book when I was 12 years old, the summer after sixth grade, and just about to go into 7th grade. So of course I immediately related to Bree, an 11 year old girl just about to start middle school herself (On a completely unrelated note, why is it that some people start middle school in 6th and some in 7th? I don't get that.). Lonely after leaving to a new neighborhood, and having to start at a new school, Bree misses her old home, her old school, and her best friend, Marybeth, who ignores Bree once she moves, leaving her lonelier than ever. Then Bree meets Joey- bright, funny, and Bree's best friend, she is also imaginary. Bree also meets Cassie, who is a very much real 13 year old girl who claims to have been kicked out of private school and is staying with her grandmother for the summer. Cassie wants to do grown-up, mature things, like highlighting Bree's hair and breaking into the old school downtown. And the more Bree hangs out with Cassie, the more she wants to be like her, too, and the more she realizes she might not need Joey after all. But once Cassie and Bree's older brother Reid meet up, Bree is left feeling betrayed, and Joey might not be there for her this time.
This book was a fun read, sweet, and funny and a perfect story for kids starting middle school about growing up. (less)
I actually bought the $30 complete set of all Chobits series as opposed to buying them all individually, so I'll just put the review for the entire se...moreI actually bought the $30 complete set of all Chobits series as opposed to buying them all individually, so I'll just put the review for the entire series on this first volume review.
Chobits is basically about a guy named Hedeki, who is living in Tokyo while attending a prep school in order to get into collage next year. Hedeki lives in the "future" where people have created robots called persacoms, which are basically computers that look and act like beautiful girls. Hedeki wants one, but can't afford one, so of course he is delighted when he finds a persacom on the street, turns her on, and names her Chi. But Chi is rumored to be a special kind of persacom, called a Chobit, which is a persacom that can develop a mind of it's own, even emotions. Hedeki and Chi fall in love...
Well, first of all, I thought the art was great. I love Chi's hair and clothes, everything was so pretty and very inspiring to me as an artist myself. And of course, Hedeki is SO cute! :) As far as the plot goes, I loved it, it was very original in a way but still kept a classic anime storyline feel to it. I loved the romantic aspect, it was funny and cute, but always with a hint of mystery and intrigue to keep you reading. My one complaint was that it was pretty... er, mature at times, perhaps a bit TOO mature, let's just say that as a 13 year old I wouldn't have read it yet if I had known. But oh well.
I would recommend this for any long time anime lover, over the age of 15.(less)