Thursday, April 29, 2010

Amulet BOOK TOO (pardon my spelling)

I'm back with more Amulet information, 'cause book 2's HEEERE!!!

The kid's mom was poisoned in the first book, so now they're traveling to this town called Kanalis with a bunch of robots they found in the first book. Oh yeah, the robrot bunny didn't turn into a fox. You'll learn about that later (in the book, I mean). Anyway, the kids found out that this one house is actually a giant robot. The elves are still the bad guys, and this isn't the last book.
Sometimes I find myself without any ideas, so here's a link to a not-so-fun website: never mind.
Okay, I'm back.
Stay tuned for book 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Lightning Thief

If you've seen the movie, and loved it, DON'T READ THE BOOK!!! There are a billion things wrong with the movie, and barely anything is right. And don't get me started on the magic "pearls"!!! In short, the movie known as The Lightning Thief sucked. Wait, can I say sucked on my blog? But, this isn't a blog about movies. If you want to hear about the movie, go here.
This book is about an 12 year old kid who ends up vaporizing his teacher, Ms. Dodds, who is actually a Fury. His mom takes him to this place called Camp Half-Blood, but they end up getting attacked by the Minotaur, which is actually more bull than man. Oh, and his best friend, Grover Underwood, is really a satyr, which is a person from the waist up, but is a goat from the waist down. And his latin teacher, Mr. Brunner, is a centaur, but I think you know what a centaur is.
He makes friends with a girl named Annabeth, who is a daughter of Athena. Then he learns that he is a son of Poseidon and has been accused of stealing Zeus's master lightning bolt, the most powerful weapon ever created. By now should probably know that this book is based on Greek myths.
Percy decides that Hades is the real thief, and starts traveling all over the country looking for the entrance to the Underworld. He decides to let Grover and Annabeth come with him. They face various monsters, including Medusa, the Furys, and Cerberus.
In short, the book rocked and the movie sucked. But if you like this book, you should read the second book in the series, The Sea of Monsters.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Andrew Clement's Frindle

Este libro se trata de un nino llamado Nick Allen. Nick estaba en quinto grado. Era famoso en su escuela por sus ideas. En segundo grado, Nick y sus amigos hicieron el salon mirar como una isla de Hawaii. Nadie olvidara de eso. Pero ahora que estaba en quinto grado, su maestra de ingles, Ms. Granger, no queria eso. Un dia, Nick trato de hacer la clase mas corta. Pregunto por que tenian todas esas palabras en el diccionario. Ms. Granger dijo que deberia dar un reporte sobre eso la proxima dia.
La proxima dia, cuando Nick dio su reporte, lo hizo tan largo que tomo casi toda la clase. Cuando Nick y su amigo Nora estaban caminando a casa, Nora encontro a un lapiz. Nick lo dio a Nora y dijo, -Aqui esta su... frindle.- Eso era como frindle-mania empezo.

In case you don't speak spanish, here's what I just said: This book is about a boy named Nick Allen. Nick was in fifth grade. He was famous in his school for his ideas. In second grade, Nick and his classmates made their classroom look like one of the Hawaiian islands. No one would ever forget that. But now that he was in fifth grade, his english teacher, Ms. Granger, didn't want that. One day, Nick tried to make the classtime shorter by asking why there were all these words in the dictionary. He ended up having to give a report about just that.
The next day, when Nick gave his report, he made it take so long that, by the time he finished, class was almost over! When Nick was walking home with his friend Nora*, Nora found a pen. Nick gave it to her and said, "You dropped your... frindle." And that was how frindle-mania began.

*Was that the same Nora from The Report Card by Andrew Clements?