Saturday, February 20, 2010

Who You Gonna Call? Ghosthunters!!!

If your a fan of Ghostbusters, then this series is for you!!! In the second book of the series, a young boy named Tom, a professional ghost hunter named Hetty Hyssop and an ASG (Averagely Spooky Ghost) named Hugo must stop a GILIG (Gruesome Invincible Lightning Ghost) from haunting a seaside hotel. Oh, and the GILIG is one of the most dangerous ghost species ever. Think that's hard? Well, get this: the GILIG turns guests on the fourth floor into FGs (Fire Ghosts)!!!
Now, you might think that this is a rip-off of Ghostbusters, but it's not. Here, the ghosts have abbreviations instead of names. The point is, Ghosthunters is as good as Ghostbusters. Oh, and Ghosthunters has FOUR books! You just got MOTED!!!!! Sorry, I just HAD to do that.


At first sight, the title might say, "I'm a boring non-fiction story about rocks!!!" while the illustration might say, "I'm an adventure story about bunnies and people!!!" In the end, you'll find out you were wrong all along and have an urge to read the sequel. Hey, book three is coming out soon, and then they're gonna make Amulet into a Live Action film starring What's-his-name and What's-her-face.
Anyway, Amulet is about these two kids who move into their great-grandfather Silas' house with their mom after their dad dies in an icy accident. There, the girl finds a strange amulet, hence the title. Stay tuned for my post about Amulet: book 2!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wimpy Kid!!!

Aaahh... a classic. In the book that started it all, Greg haplessly starts his misadventures in middle school. He tells how he met his friend Rowley, why he's creeped out by Fregley, and the mean trick he played on Chirag Gupta.

Why, you ask, does everyone love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid? I'll tell you. The humor keeps the story alive, it makes you want to keep on reading. It makes you want to , um, cry?

As you can see, I have posted a picture from the book. Here, Greg is deciding wether or not he should take Home Economics 1 for next year's class. In case your wondering, Greg is the guy in the middle, his best friend is Rowley, the creepy kid across the street is Fregley, Chirag Gupta is the kid who moved away but then came back, Holly Hills is the girl Greg's in love with, and the cheese touch is like cooties: if you touch a moldy old cheese that's just lying around on the blacktop, you get the cheese touch. And the only way to get rid of the cheese touch is by passing it on to someone else. Guess what? my dad has the cheese touch!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Second Benedict Review

Remember how I wrote a review for The Mysterious Benedict Society? And how everybody loved the review? Well, I finally finished the sequel (and I'm halfway through the third book) and, well, here's the review.

Constance, Reynie, Sticky, and Kate must embark on a not-so-dangerous quest in order to find Mr. Benedict (who is being held hostage at his own party). Their quest takes them overseas, where they meet Mr. Benedict's old friend, to Holland, where they encounter the treacherous Ten Men, and finally, to a tiny uncharted island, where I shouldn't give away the plot. Even if you really are on a perilous journey of your own, this brain-teasing tale will leave you in delight!

Oh, and not only is it an adventure story, but it's also a heartwarming tale of friendship. Question: is the sequel to the sequel called a trequel?