Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I thought that this book was very well written and it wasn't like anything that I have read before. It kept me guessing about what would come next. Many of the things that happened surprised me. There were some parts of it that were a little boring because it was a lot of text without much happening it was just explaining things. Also I LOVED the characters. My favorite was Azalea; she is a great character and very relatable. I find it very good when there is a character that is relatable. Over all I loved this book. It was a book that I could read again and again and not get bored with it.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences was a unique cliché. First of all, the actual base idea of aliens invading earth and controlling everyone with their minds is cliché. The storyline was also cliché, and so was most of the humor. Although the aliens were little green guys, they were one of the things not cliché. How they were mostly human like was very interesting and I felt like I was reading a history book by the way they ‘colonized’ the earth. I did not like the writing style. It sped up and slowed down and was very inconsistent.
The Plot: It’s been done before, escaping alien slavers and joining a rebellion force. That has been done a lot.
The Characters: They were original. They were realistic, even though I found Jesse annoying, and interesting. They took alien invasion rather well, especially Jesse. He seemed not at all fazed. Their humor, as I mentioned above, was annoying. In the act of trying to be witty the book seemed more obnoxious. The aliens were better. They were funny in their own way, and they bordered on delightful. That was one of the unique parts, the aliens not being total monsters or oblivious.
The Standout: I don’t like it when the standout is negative, but this one was. I did not like the jerky way this book was worded. Some people may enjoy that, but it’s not for me. It was done in a way that is jumped from thought to thought, and the descriptions were so overused that it was depressing. There were great things about this book., but the wording just ruined it for me.
A new student review of Ballpark Mysteries #6: The Wrigley Riddle (Stepping Stone) by David A. Kelly
I like this story mecause it is mysterious. I like how the kids try to trick the thief so they can catch them. I think other kids that like mysterues would enjoy this book a lot . It is easy to read! I give it an 8 out of 10.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
I found the book was hard to read because it talked about seeing and talking to dead people, which is something you can't do in real life. I have read other books from this author and loved them, but I found myself having to force myself to finish reading this book.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be….riveting. Heartbreaking. Astonishing. This book was so gritty, so daring, so direct that I felt the emotions in the story--really felt them—like a knife twisting in my heart. I felt the pain and the guilt and the wariness that Angie experienced as she searched for Lizzie’s “killer.” I felt the dreams and the goal shatter as Lizzie took her own life. I felt everything. This novel portrays the powers that rumors and bullying has to destroy entire lives. It has such darkness, such in-your-face reality that makes you realize that a version of this story happened. People do go through this. Lives are taken. Dreams are ripped to shreds. Even though you could definitely tell this was Pitcher’s first novel, I was really impressed with the way she dealt with this real world problem. There were some parts of the story that I wished Pitcher would dive into with more detail (like Lizzie’s father) and also felt like she didn’t follow up on some parts of the novel at the end. This is a dark and chilling whodunit novel that I believe all readers will enjoy.
“So I stood there, mouth open, lips trying to form the word: Why? Why hadn’t she called? Why wasn’t she sorry?”
I would recommend his book to mature readers or for ages fourteen and up for obviously mature content, sexual references, and profanity.
As Angie sinks into the dark side of Verity High, as she slowly uncovers the secrets that hide the true reason behind Lizzie’s death, will she be able to reveal Lizzie’s tormentor—even if she can’t see it herself? You’ll have to read Chelsea Pitcher’s The S-Word to find out!
Monday, May 06, 2013
I really liked this book. The suspense, mystery, adventure, and even some history all add up to make an awesome book. It kept me reading until the end. A few times I got a little confused though because what they were talking about wasn't in the book. Overall this was a good book.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013