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Throwing Like a Girl reviewed by Olga

Throwing Like A Girl book coverThrowing Like a Girl

by Weezie Kerr Mackey

This is a good book for preteens. It’s about a girl who moves from Chicago to Texas and how she deals with making new friends and all the problems that come along with moving. She also decides to join the softball team which to her is a big deal because she has never played sports before. I liked this book because it was really funny and I just couldn’t put it down.

reviewed submitted by Olga

Must Love Black reviewed by Nancy

Must Love Black book coverMust Love Black is a very interesting book. I say interesting because Philipa was written to look like a Goth who did rebellious things, but she then she takes an interesting Nanny job for ten-year-old twins, with an agreement that she would have to love black. When I read that, I figured that I would give it a shot. I am very glad that I did. This book was indeed strange, but it was also amazing. As you get to know the twins, you fall in love with their practical ways of doing things. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to try a fun and creative book.

reviewed submitted by Nancy

50 First Dates reviewed by Merrily

50 First Dates The movie I wanted to write about is 50 First Dates. In this movie there is a guy named Henry Roth (Adam Sandler), Who is a big ‘player’ in Hawaii, meets a woman and then makes an excuse so that he’ll never have to see that woman again.

Henry works at an aquarium as a vet. His big dream is to fix his ship and go to the Arctic to study walruses in their natural habits. As he is testing his ship, the mast breaks, and he has to go to shore and wait for the coast guard to come, he goes into a dinner. While he waits for some food, something flashes sun light into his eyes, as he looks around to see what it was, he sees a girl (Drew Barrymore). She starts making a waffle house, and he walks over to make his move. He sees she’s having trouble with the door of the house. He takes a tooth pick and slides it in the door to make it work, then the girl says how she should’ve thought of that. She says her name is Lucy, and she wants to see him tomorrow. He shows up the next day, and she says she doesn’t know him, he then finds out that Lucy got into a car accident with her father and she has short term memory loss.

I don’t want to spoil too much so I highly recommend this movie. 🙂

reviewed submitted by Merrily

Runt reviewed by Anna

Runt book coverRunt is a survival tale involving the young wolf pup Runt, who has no true name. His puppy life is fraught with sorrow and disappointment that follows him in every step. He is too small, and it seems he can never impress his father, the great black wolf King. This story is very well executed. There are beautiful descriptions and defined characters. Each segment of Runt’s path is filled with action, sentence fluency, and strong word choice. But the most amazing thing about the novel is its rhythm. The writing flows through the reader’s mind in a mellifluous way. No parts are choppy or erratic and none are too dull.

Runt is a great book for many ages and reading levels. It is not too hard for elementary children, nor is it too young for adults. I haven’t picked it up in years, and when I picked it up again I was just as amazed as the first time I ever read the story. Bauer has written an enchanting and memorable story of a young wolf pup. A nominee for the 2005 Rebecca Caudill award, Runt, will have readers soaring through the pages, desperate to find the answers for Runt. Will the young wolf find his own voice, or will he fall, being swallowed by the harshness of the world.

reviewed submitted by Anna

Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Sucks To Be Me Sucks to be Me

by Kimberly Pauley

A fantastic book to read.  At first, I was a bit skeptical but as I was reading, it got me hooked.  I saw a lot of myself in Mina, the main character as she has the emotion and thoughts of a modern teenager.  I also love how this book has to do with vampires, but it is not dramatic or depressing. There is a lot of humor and that just made it a very funny read.

reviewed submitted by Nancy