Saturday, September 27, 2008
As you clearly remember from my Cathy's Book review I am Cathy-obsessed. I loved Cathy's Book and I felt no different about it's sequel.
In the beginning Cathy goes to a fortune teller named Auntie Joe, Cathy found out about Auntie Joe online and later in the book we find out that it was no coincidence. Meanwhile Victor is still working for Ancestor Lu and has just come across a serum that could turn Cathy immortal, so she can live with him forever, only problem is that he doesn't know exactly where it is and he can't exactly be with Cathy.
Cathy develops new crushes, new frenemies and destroys enemies. Cathy just has such a fantastic life full of near death experiences and romance with her friends, mainly Emma. Don't you wish you were her, I sure do!
In this story we are introduced to new characters such as Ben, Jewel and Dennis, and we learn some interesting information about the world of immortals and mysterious characters.
Cathy's Key gets 10 out of 10 for its sheer awesome-ness!
*Insider information tells me that the next book in Cathy's series will be named Cathy's Ring. I think she gets married (to Victor) what do you think happens?
Monday, August 11, 2008
READ TO FIND OUT! My lips are shut! I know short, but I really don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet. I know most of you have, there still are those few who haven't. 10 and out of 10!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Here we go...
On the day of the contest Jada dressed in a lovely brown dress and some black flats and so did her friends. When it was their turn they got up and sang her song. Everybody loved it and the camp leaders were all persuaded into letting the girls read their Bibles at camp. They were all thrilled and celebrated by having a little party with a Jesus theme.
Jada and her friends never got tired of camp when it was time to go they got each other's cellphone numbers and always stayed touch. 'Till this day all of the girls remember the song by heart.
GOD bless you all. Bye-Bye!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
"Dad rumpled Keith's hair as he waled by. "It's good for you", he said, "and it pleases the Lord. "That afternoon Keith and his dad decided to take a bike ride.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
1.I love Jesus and I'm a proud Christian who's not afraid to broadcast it!!!!!!!!!!
2. I am a fast runner.
3. Everybody tells me I'm addicted to reading.
4. I am a good speller.
5. I want some pocky now. Wait I'll go get some...
6. I'm much younger than you think. Ha-Ha!
7. I'm a picky eater.
8. I'm obsessed with the Twilight Saga!
9. I love Edward Cullen!
10. I wish he was real!
11. I obsess over organics. If it's not organic (or natural) I'm not eating it (usually).
12. I thought this was fun!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Ida B. by Katherine Hannigan was a great novel that I liked. This story took place in Lawson's Grove,Wisconson 55500 P.O. Box 42 and occasionally in Ernest B. Lawson Elementary. The main characters are Ida B. Applewood, Ida Applewood, Evan Applewood, Lula, and Rufus. The conflict in this story was that Ida B's mother got breast cancer and her life takes a turn from a perfect paradise to a place of mind-numbing torture. This is a very exquisite story!!!!!!!!!!!!
The setting took place in a rural town in Wisconsin named Lawson's Grove, where there were a lot of apple orchards, farms, plants, and flowers and without the apple trees the Applewood family would have been in great debt. Since Ida B. lived in a rural town full of green grass and land, she loved apple trees and she even had long conversations with the trees even though people said it was impossible. In Lawson's Grove there weren't a lot of sky scrapers and big office buildings, so the Applewoods had to travel a long way to get to a hospital. In the setting the town was filled with many water sources such as rivers, streams, and brooks. Ida B. thought that the brook in her backyard traveled all the way to Canada, but she didn't get any proof that it did. The setting was great, but now lets talk about the characters who lived there!
There are many great characters in this story, but the most important are Ida B, Ida, and Evan Applewood. Ida B. is a cheery homeschooled fourth grader who loves the environment, the apple trees in her backyard, and her pets Rufus the dog and Lula the cat, but her lives goes downhill when her mother develops breast cancer, she is forced to go back to public school; which she hates, and her parent's love and kindness towards her, is only thing that motivates her. Next, Ida B's mother Ida Applewood is a caring, devoted, and loving mother and wife who develops breast cancer and starts to loose her hair. The thing that motivates her the most is her family. Last, but not least Evan Applewood. He is a great man who loves his wife and his only daughter, who is also his only child. He is forced to sell part of his family's apple orchard to pay for his wife's medical expenses. That really hurts Ida B. because the people he sold half the apple orchard to, cut it down and the trees were her only true friends. Evan's motivation is his wife. The characters are very important, but the story would be nothing without a problem.
To start with, the saddest thing about this story was that Ida B's life changed dramatically after her mother developed breast cancer, so she hat to find a way to overcome her circumstances. First, Ida B. tried to have fun. She played with her dad and had conversations with the apple trees in her backyard. Second, Ida B. tried to change her negative attitude into a more enthusiastic one. She tried many things like playing with her friends. Last, she tried to turn her enemies into friends. In the process she befriended a girl named Claire and her family. The conflict was sad, but the resolution wasn't.
To end with, the conclusion was my favorite part of the story. It was that Ida B's mother got better and she started to like school. First, Ida B's mother got better. So she'll probably be healthy in no time! Second, Ida started to like school a little bit and she adjusted to many of the things that had happened. It was hard, but she did it. Lastly, her parent's love for her made her forget about her bad consequences and think about how to make them even better. Her parents helped her through thick and thin. In conclusion, I love this book because it taught me that I had the power to turn any bad situation around and I would recommend this book to everyone who reads my blog!!!!!!
It gets 9 out of 10 apples 'cause it was special!
By Abby O.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
"Well I was thinking we sing a song for the talent show about how much we love God", Jada said nervously.
"It's time we use the power of music for something good", Penelope said strongly.
"Well the flyer did say that free speech was allowed, but it might be hard especially 'cause there might not be many Christians or Messianic Jews on camp", Lily said.
"You never know, Penelope said confidently.
"I agree and as the Bible says "Be strong and courageous and get to work. Don't be frightened by the size of the task for the Lord my God is with you; he will not forsake you. He will see to it that everything is finished correctly"~1 Chronicles 28:20
"You're right we should at least try to see whether this will change anything", Lily said
"Have you written any lyrics yet,Jada",Penelope asked.
"Yup",Jada says handing them each a copy of her lyrics, "You could put it to the sound of your instruments".
"But you should sing it so we can see what we can do with our instruments", Penelope added.
"Okay,We will not be silenced,'cause the Bible told as to not, We will not be silenced, 'cause our GOD is so good, you can take away my book, you can take away my pencil, you can take away our papers. We will not be silenced, 'cause our Lord is so good, He provides us with food, And I'll never forsake Him. For He loved me so, That he gave his only begotten son, That who so ever believed in Him, Shall not perish,but have everlasting life, We will not be silenced,"cause our Lord is here,We will not be silenced, We will praise and cheer. We will not be silenced,'cause Jesus loves us so,This I know, cause the Bible told me so, If we see an atheist, we will go and preach, If we see a demonic worshiper, We wont turn to violence.Oh our Lord is so good. We will NEVER be silenced", Jada sang.
"Wow, that was amazing, I love your singing voice",Penelope said finishing of with wild applause.
"I loved it too,but I'm a bit sleepy", Lily said with much praise for Jada's singing.
"Thanks guys, I'm a little sleepy too",Jada said yawning.
"Good night guys",Lily said.
"Good night ,Lily", Penelope and Jada both said.
GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY SEE YA TOMORROW!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
We Will Not Be Silenced by Abby O.
"Hurry up in there I'm gonna be late",yelled Jada to her sister Nia who was in the bathroom.
"Don't you think it takes time to make me look as good as I do",Nia jokingly retorted back.
"Beauty is only skin deep",Jada shouted.
"It's all yours lil' sis",said Nia walking out of the bathroom looking truly divine.
"Finally",Jada yelled sarcastically out.
You see Jada was going to Ruby Stone's Tennis Camp in New Hampshire and she didn't want to be late because she had heard really cool things about it. But she will later find out that the camp is not all that it's cracked up to be!
After a couple of minutes Jada got out of the bathroom and she looked even better than Nia. She had on some Sheer Cover and Burt Bees Natural Lip Balm/Shimmer. She was wearing her favorite blue "Jesus Loves Me" shirt with her dolphin necklace and matching earrings. She was also wearing her Nike tennis Fauna Skort and her Blue Chuck Taylor X-His. She walked to her room got her racket case and her three huge blue luggage bags and went down stairs to get her parents so she could go to Tennis Camp and then they all jumped into their Tahoe hybrid and drove all the way to New Hampshire.
"Bye",said Jada to her parents when they finally got to the camp.
'Bye,Honey",said her parents and then they drove away.
When she finished registering. She decided to go see her cabin(Cabin 34) since the first day of tennis camp was for exploring the camp and making new friends. She decorated her single bed and the space around it and then she took out her book and started to read. She dozed off in the middle of her novel. Suddenly the door started to creak and she was immediately startled.
"Are you okay",asked a nice girl,about Jada's age,as she walked into the cabin.
"Oh,nothing serious just a mini heart attack is all",said Jada jokingly.
"Oh I see we've got our self a Cabin Clown in here",said the girl in a assertive voice(jokingly of course).
"Indeed we do",Jada said sarcastically.
"My name is Penelope",said the girl nicely.
"My name is *drum roll please* Jada",said Jada.
"I was born in Jamaica",said Penelope,"What about you?"
"I was born in Jamaica too",Jada said,"How old are you?,I'm 13"
"Me to",Penelope said.
"What school do you go to",said Jada,"I'm going to Alabaster Prep after summer vacation"
"Me too",Jada exclaimed excitedly.
"We have so much in common",they both sang in unison.
They both broke out into a flood of hysterical laughter.
"One more thing",Penelope said,"Are you a Christian?"
"Well clearly",said Jada excitedly gesturing to her shirt,"Wanna see the Bible I got for my birthday?"
"Ha-Ha,why Not",Penelope said sitting down on Jada's bed as she pulled out a big slick looking blue Bible.
"Wow it's beautiful",Penelope said.
"Wanna go read it at the lounge",asked Jada,"I've got another one that my mom said I should give to a friend, you can have it"
"That's so generous of you, thanks",said Penelope looking very grateful.
So with their new matching Bibles,the girl's hopped over to the lounge,picked a seat and started to read.Lots of other girls in the lounge were looking at them as if they were aliens,but the girls didn't pay them much mind,they just went on reading their Bibles. Finally someone spoke,It was one of the camp counselors.
"Girls, Bibles aren't allowed in this camp",said the counselor.
The girls couldn't speak. They were simply dumbstruck.They were just suddenly full of sadness. They were very angry.Lots of things jumbled through their heads. They were simply speechless,but they finally said something.
"Whaaaaaaaat",they both said looking like they had just been smacked for no reason,but that was it. All they could say was "what?".
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
So I had to read this book for a school author study that we were doing and not only did I love it, but I worship it(okay that might be a little over the top). This book is about a unusual girl named Susan Caraway who calls her self Stargirl. At first everybody was really creeped out by her partly because she knew everybody's name and birth date and she sang everybody "Happy Birthday" on their birthday and she had the strangest sense of style that anyone had ever seen before. Then gradually she becomes accepted and also becomes a cheerleader. Then she becomes Leo Borlock's girlfriend and she shows him really amazing things! They become serious lovers that everybody hates. Then Leo persuades her to become normal because everybody hates them and then there's some serious drama in the story and Stargirl moves away. Overall this book gets a 9 out of 10! I also found out that Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount are going to make the book into a movie and I can't wait!!! See Ya!!!!!!!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
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Saturday, March 1, 2008
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