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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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And Then There Were None

Title : And Then There Were

Author : Agatha Christie

Genre : Realistic Fiction

Rate : ★★★★☆

Summary: This is a story of 10 people going to an island were nobody is on. The 10 people was able to stay in the island for 2 weeks. In those 2 weeks, some curious things happen. People start to die! When 2 people died in a row, the other 8 people thought it was a little weird. So everyone went to find the murder, but one person found a poem that is a little bit connected to the 2 peoples death. When the last day came, the murder is found but it is….

Comment:

This book was a little hard for me because it was written in olden English. When I was done reading this book, I was suprised how long the author did not tell who the murder was.  I think this book is good for people who likes to have a thrilling time while reading the book.

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“AND THEN THERE WERE NONE : THEATRE ROYAL GLASGOW 2008.” A TOUCH OF ENTERTAINMENT!!: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE : THEATRE ROYAL GLASGOW 2008. N.p., 1 May 2010. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://touchoftheatre.blogspot.jp/2010/05/and-then-there-were-none-theatre-royal.html&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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Nicholas

NicholasBy Rene Goscinny & Jean-Jacques

Genre: Diary

Book Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary: This book is about a French boy’s daily life. And this time Nicholas and his family went on a trip to the sea, and they played. And this book is a series.

Comment: I like this story because the content was satisfactory and it wasn’t so difficult.

image from: “Nicholas | Phaidon Press | by Rene Goscinny & Jean Jacques Sempé.” Nicholas | Phaidon Press | by Rene Goscinny & Jean Jacques Sempé. Phaidon Press Ltd, n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. .

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Charlotte’s Web

Book title: Charlotte’s web

Author: E. B. White         Genre: Fiction

Summary: A pig makes friends in the barn and they try to save the pig from the human. Soon he would be a famous pig. So famous that everyone living around him came to the barn to see him.

Book rating : ★★★★☆

Comment: I thought about the animals we kill for our meal and how they are feeling.  So we should thank all animals we eat.

Picture from: “Book Aunt: Questioning Charlotte’s Web.” Book Aunt. N.p., 12 Aug. 2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. <http://bookaunt.blogspot.jp/2012/08/questioning-charlottes-web.html&gt;.

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Eclipse

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Book Title: Eclipse

Author: Stephanie Meyer

Genre: Fiction

Summary

This book is the 3rd series of Twilight. This book is about Edward coming back to the city. The bad vampires make a target, Bella. Edward and his family protect Bella from them. But, this event started the war and Edward’s family and bad vampires started to fight because of Bella.

Book Rating:★★★★★

Comment:

This is my favorite book in this series. This book is the most exciting book. I was very impressed with Edward’s love to Bella.

Image from: “Eclipse Collector’s Edition.” Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. <http://books.google.co.jp/books?id=KBHsQgAACAAJ&gt;.

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