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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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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green GablesTitle of the book : Anne of Green Gables

Author : L.M.Montgomery

Genre : Realistic Fiction, Family

Rate :  ★★★☆☆

In Prince Edward Island, there lived an old lady called Marilla Cuthbert and her husband, Matthew Cuthbert. They wanted someone to help them with their farming so they decided to take orphan boy from orphanage to help them. Although, by some mistake who was standing alone in the station was the girl named Anne Shirley. Obviously, she wasn’t a boy. First, they didn’t want her because she was a girl and thought girl does no help with farming. But Matthew loved how she talks and after Marilla heard her unfortunate personal history, they decided to let her stay in their house “Green Gables” as a new family. She worked hard and helped Marilla for her job, and talked lots of things.  Anne was talkative, friendly, and loved to imagine things.

This is the story of how she grew with this nature in Green Gables.

Anne made some trouble too. When Mrs.Rachel said mean things about her, she got pretty mad and called her she is rude… Mrs.Rachel of-course become enraged but Anne did apologized. She made problems at her school too. She smashes her slate over Gilbert’s head because he called Anne’s red hair, “carrots”. Gilbert apologized many times but Anne did not forgive him. Can Anne and Gilbert become friends? 

Anne, always wanted her best friend so they went to Mrs.Barry`s house to meet her daughter, Diana. In few days, Diana became a great friend of Anne. They played together, talked together. Anne called Diana a bosom friend of hers. However, Anne made some trouble. So Mrs.Barry started to hate her and said she would never let her play with Diana forever…

This is a heartwarming great book!

Comment: This book is very realistic and I loved how lots of problems and situations happen. Anne of Green Gables is a very famous book so I want many people to read this book!!

“Anne of Green Gables.” N.p., n.d. Web. <http://cavendishfigurines.com/category/anne-of-green-gables/page/4&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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CHOMP

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Title of the Book: CHOMP

Author: Carl Hiaasen

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Survival, and Adventure

Rate: ★★★★★

This book is about an adventure of the animal wrangler named Mickey Cray and his son, Wahoo cray. Their house is in the Everglades, like seriously. And they get a job for a survival TV show called Expedition Survival!. Their job was to lend their animals and keep Derek Badger, the “TV star” in Expedition Survival!, safe.

At the Cray’s house, terrible things happens. Derek Badger who thinks he could wrangle any animals like the Crays get chomped by the snapping turtle, a snake, and an Alice the alligator. Even though he got bit by the gator, the video that caught it was brilliant. So they went to the real Everglades to get a better video for the TV show.

Before going to the Everglades, the Crays went to the Walmart to buy food for the long survival trip. There they meet Tuna Gordon, a classmate of Wahoo. She had a bruised eye that was caused by her dad. Crays took her to the Everglades because if they left her there, she would get hurt again by her dad.

In the Everglades, Derek Badger get chomped by a bat and get disappeared in the swamp. Also, Tuna’s dad shows up with a gun…… Can anyone survive through the Everglades?

Image: “Carl Hiaasen’s Official Web Site.” Carl Hiaasen’s Official Web Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013. <http://www.carlhiaasen.com/book-detail.shtml?bid=4&gt;.

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by | September 18, 2013 · 9:28 pm

Big Nate Flips Out

Author:Lincoln Peirce

Genre:Realistic Fiction

Rate:★★★☆☆

Summary

This story was about two best friends who had a fight. The reason that they had a fight is because Nate was messy and lost an expensive camera that Francis borrowed from the school. Now Francis has to pay for what Nate lost. Nate and Francis had a big fight and they said mean things to each other. Than Nate said Francis’ biggest secret which was his embarrassing middle name “Butthurst” in front of everyone. Nate couldn’t help himself being messy. He didn’t know what to do but he came up with the idea to meet Teddy’s  uncle, Pedro. He hypnotized Nate to be neat and he changed a lot. He got mud on his t-shirt and he didn’t care about it before but now he cares a lot. The first thing he did when he came back to home was to  clean up his messy room. He found many lost things. He started to get good grades and everything was going good but Nate started to hate being neat. He tried hard but his body naturally moved to be neat. Nate had two things to do: Find the missing camera and try to be messy again.

Comment:

This book told me how important friendship is. I think friends fight hundred percent because there always together. I think friends are very important in your life and they might change your life.

Image from: “Big Nate Flips Out: Lincoln Peirce.” Amazon.co.jp. Amazon.co.jp, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/images/0007478275/ref=dp_otherviews_0?ie=UTF8&gt;.

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Trading Faces

Title: Trading Faces

Author: Julia DeVillers & Jennifer Roy                                               

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Rate: ★★★★★

Summary: This book is about a twin named Emma and Payton. They transferred from a all girls school to a public school. And they are starting their 7th grade school year at the public school! Emma is the “Smart one” who is advanced at everything and explains EVERYTHING, but she has no social and fashion skills. And Payton is her identical twin who is the  “Social one” who is very friendly and all about fashion, but she is a little behind in studying.  Payton wanted to be popular so she joins in the popular group led by a mean but popular girl named Sydney. Payton gets in a fight with Sydney and she is too depressed. So, Emma dresses up as Payton and goes to solve the problem. Can they save Payton’s school life, or would they get caught switching places? Read the book to figure out!

Comment: I love this series! I have the whole series. I recommend this book to girls who like reading about school life!

“Barnes & Noble.” Barnes & Noble – Books, Textbooks, EBooks, Toys, Games & More. BN.com, n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2013. <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/&gt;.

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Hotel For Dogs

hotel for dogs

Title:Hotel For Dogs

Author:Lois Duncan

Genre:Realistic Fiction

Rate:★★★★☆

This book is about a brother and a sister named Bruce and Andi. Andi and Bruce has to move from New Mexico because their dad got transferred. Since Andi’s family did not buy a house yet, they are staying in their aunt’s house. Andi loves dog and she had a dog named Babe back in New Mexico but since aunt Alice is allergic to dogs, she couldn’t take Babe with her. When they arrived at aunt Alice’s house, Andi and Bruce went to explore the neighborhood. Down the street of aunt Alice’s house, there was an abandoned house. On the way back to aunt Alice’s house, Andi finds a stray dog. Since she loves dogs, she decides to make the abandoned house a hotel to take care of stray dogs with some help from Bruce. Will they get caught? Read to find out!

People who love animals will love this book. This book is full of adventures!

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