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Hatchet

hatchetTitle: Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Genre: Adventure, Survival, Fiction, Realistic

Rating:★★★★★

Alone. Secret. Bad luck.

The main character, Brian Robeson, has a big secret; a secret which he can’t tell anyone. The secret is, “A reason why his parents divorced.” He carries that awful, big secret by himself. He can’t tell anyone. No one.

One day, Brian rode a private airplane to meet his father. While riding the airplane, the pilot got a heart attack, which leaves Brian alone. He never flew an airplane, so he had nothing to do. HOPELESS. The engine was running out. Of course, he had to land the airplane, so he decided to crash into a lake. BOOM.

Brian was saved.  His body was not broken or hurt. However, he was alone in this wilderness. No human, no food. ALONE. He had never been in a place like this wilderness, so he wasn’t able to do anything. As the days passes, he learns many things. For example, he learns how to eat fishes and birds and how to cook them. He also makes a “friend.”

Alone until the end? Or not….

 This book is amazing!!! If you read this book, it feels like you are in that place, in that situation. From this book, you could learn many lessons: you have to try before doing something new and never give up. When I finished this book, I thought I want to be a person like Brian, who is always positive and never gives up.

I am telling you! You must read this book!!!

Bird, Elizabeth. “Top 100 Children’s Novels #23: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.” School Library Journal. N.p., 4 June 2012. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2012/06/04/top-100-childrens-novels-23-hatchet-by-gary-paulsen/&gt;.

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The Sea of Monsters

the sea of monstersTitle: The Sea of Monsters

Author: Rick Riordan

Genre: Adventure, Fiction

Rate: ★★★★☆

Summary:

  In this school year, no monsters appeared before Percy Jackson, a half-blood. He did not get attacked by anything and did not get in any trouble, until the last day of the school year. Percy Jackson and his friend, Tyson, were playing a dodge ball with their classmates. Then suddenly, their classmates turns into giant monsters. They both get attacked by the giants until Annabeth, Percy’s half-blood friend, appears invisibly and save Percy and Tyson. Percy was surprised and asked Annabeth why she appeared, and she told them that the Camp Half-Blood was in a danger.

  They three went to the camp and saw that the camp’s protection, Thalia’s Pine Tree, was poisoned. They also found out that Tyson was a young Cyclop, an ugly big giant, and a brother of Percy, since they were both Poseidon’s son. This was embarrassing for Percy, because nobody really likes Cyclops.

  Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson wants to go on a quest to find the Golden Fleece to cure the poisoned Pine Tree and find the Grover the satyr who is in a big trouble. Although they want to go, the temporary activities director, Tantalus, said Clarrise the daughter of Ares should go. Tantalus send Clarrise, but Percy and the others didn’t understand. They are helped by a god, and secretly went on the quest without getting caught by anyone.

  Their adventure starts heading south to the Sea of Monsters. During the quest, they see a cruise ship called Princess Andromeda where Luke, Percy’s enemy and an old friend of Annabeth, leads the ship. They also went through C.C.’s Spa and Resort where Percy turns into a pig.

  They finally got to the cave to the Sea of Monsters, but many things occur. Can they survive through the quest, bringing the Golden Fleece and help out Grover?

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“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters.” Amazon.co.jp: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <http://www.amazon.co.jp/Percy-Jackson-Olympians-Monsters-Book/dp/1423103343&gt;.

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Lord Loss

lord lossTitle:  Lord Loss

Author: Darren Shan

Genre: Horror, Fiction, Adventure

Rating: ★★★★☆

’The door feels red hot, as though a fire is burning behind it. I press an ear to the wood – but there’s no crackle. No smoke. Just deep heavy breathing… and a curious dripping sound. My hand’s on the door knob. Inside the room, somebody giggles – low, throaty, sadistic. There’s a ripping sound, followed by snaps and crunches. My hand turns. The door opens. Hell is revealed.’

Grubbs Grady is a normal teenager living in Ireland. He lives with his mom, dad, and sister. But he gets suspicious when his family starts to act differently…

I enjoyed this book very much! It’s dark, it’s scary, it has a bit if humor in it…! But most of all, it’s interesting. There are lots of twists and turns and unexpected surprises! I was entertained until the very last page. I enjoyed the other nine Demonata books as well!

Image: “Lord Loss – Darren Shan – Author of Horror and Fantasy Books.” Lord Loss – Darren Shan – Author of Horror and Fantasy Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2013. <http://www.darrenshan.com/books/details/lord-loss/&gt;.

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The Knight at Dawn

BOOK TITLE : The Knight at Dawn

AUTHOR : Mary Pope Osborne

Genre : Adventure

BOOK RATING : ★★★★☆

SUMMARY : There was the tree house which has magical power. It takes us anywhere we want if we wish. One day, an eleven year old boy named Jack and his seven year old sister named Annie went to the tree house and they decided to go to Japan where ninjas appeared.

COMMENT :

Have you ever met a real live ninja? I like this book because Jack and Annie came to Japan!! The book gives a little misunderstanding of Japan but the story-line was good so I like this book. I was deeply impressed by a phrase in the story, “Use nature. Be nature. Follow nature.” When I read this word the magic tree house flashed into my mind. I can feel excited by this story.

IMAGE FROM : “Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn.” Feedbooks. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. <Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn>.

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The Legend of Skull Cliff

the legend of skull cliffAuthor: Kristiana Gregory

Genre: Mystery Book

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆

Summary: David who is ten years old and his older brother Jeff and their cousin Claire were camping but one of the campers disappeared from the dangerous Skull Cliff. The police discovered that there was a ransom.

Comment: The three kids moved to a lot of places and it was complicated. That’s why I didn’t like this book that much, but it was interesting and mysterious.

Image from: “Cabin Creek Mysteries: #3 Legend of Skull Cliff.” By Kristiana Gregory, ISBN 9780439929523. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. <http://www.qbd.com.au/product/9780439929523-Cabin_Creek_Mysteries_3_Legend_of_Skull_Cliff_by_Kristiana_Gregory.htm&gt;.

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The BFG

the bfgBook title:  The BFG

Author:        Roald Dahl

Genre:          Adventure

Summary:  This is a story about a girl and a Big Friendly Giant.

There are a lot of unfriendly giants so the girl and BFG saves the world from giants.

Book Rating: ★★★★☆

Comment:    It is a great book. This book takes me to the world of fantasy. I think a lot of people at different ages can read it.

Image from: “Kids’ Book Review: Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / The BFG.” Kids’ Book Review: Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / The BFG. N.p., 23 May 2011. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. <http://www.kids-bookreview.com/2011/05/review-charlie-and-chocolate-factory.html&gt;.

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

the lion witch and the warderobeBook Title:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Author:  C.S. Lewis

Genre:     Fantasy, Adventure

Summary:
This book is about the other world named “Narnia”. Lucy and her older sister and brother go to Narnia to save the world from a bad witch.

Book Rating: ★★★☆☆

Comment:
I liked this book. I liked where Lucy finds a way to go to Narnia. But I don’t like where Lucy’s older brother betrays her.

Image from: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005).” The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. <http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/chronicles_of_narnia_lion_witch_wardrobe/&gt;.

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