Month: February 2012

Teen Review – Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

 This exciting, mysterious book was about a girl named Clara who is an angel-blood. She soon has these visions with a particular person in it. Then she moves to the state of Wyoming to fulfill her purpose. She discovers who that person is that is always in her visions.  I thought it was a really good book. I thought there were some good twists in the book from the beginning to end. And the characters are all different and not only that a character is named after me.  The most memorable thing was how Clara took so much time to put her purpose together and to prepare for her vision to come true.

 

 

 Review by Angela, grade 6, Fairfield Area Library

Teen Review – Also known as Rowan Pohi by Ralph J. Fletcher

This book is about three boys, who all attend a terrible “below-the-standard” high school. The three of them create a fake application to one of the top exclusive high schools in the state, just for humor purposes. They create a fake name, recommendation, and address just to see if “Rowan Pohi” will make it. When he does, one of the 3 boys decides to “be” him, and attends the school as a person who doesn’t exist. Read the book to find out what happens next!  It has been said that plot is the most important thing to thoroughly enjoy a book, which I did. The author put many twists in the book, which I liked. This book has your typical high school drama, but on top of that, pretending you are a person that you are not makes this book 100% enjoyable. I liked how this book has characters that weren’t the brightest, making it funnier. The conflicts were very good. That’s what made me interested in this book. One memorable thing about this book are the characters. The main characters are unintelligent, and when one of them decides to go to a prestigious school as a fake person, he discovers that he likes it. He had always thought that all schools like that were lame and were for overachievers and nerds. After attending, he gets a whole new perspective and learns a lesson.

 

Review by Amruta, grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

Teen Review- Unison Spark by Andy Marino

Unison isn’t just a social network, it’s THE social network. When Mistletoe finds the son of the creator of Unison, Ambrose, in the ʺsubcanopy,ʺ far from where the rich live, her life changes. Both her mentors are killed, and she and  Ambrose discover that they have more in common then they think. Together they must stop the Update of Unison- Unison 3.0. This book was a very good book. I liked how they explained about how Unison works by connecting you with others who share your intrests. One thing that I didn’t like was the ending. It seemed to differ from the technlogical point of the book. I really liked when they explained how Unison works.

Review by William, grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

Fantastic Flying Books!

A really cool kid’s picture book, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce and Joe Blum, has been made into a short animated film by Moonbot Studios. It’s also been nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Watch this beautiful short while you can, the link will only be up for a short time. Flying Books!

There are some really neat pics of how they filmed the movie. They used miniatures, computer animation, and 2D animation. Check it out!

 

Sweet! Success

For the second year, Northside TAB hosted a chocolate-tasting event called Sweet! Thanks to the Friends of Dumbarton Library, we tasted 8 different kinds of chocolate. We enjoyed milk chocolate, three “levels” of dark chocolate and white chocolate.

The majority of the group enjoyed the two white chocolate samples the best – one included coconut, and the other vanilla beans; milk chocolate came in second place as a favorite.

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