Monday, September 17, 2012
Author: Lisi Harrison
Series: THE CLIQUE
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
Year Published: 2004
"In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already hired Landon Dorsey, the hottest party planner in the 9-1-4 area code, but her parents insist she has to invite the entire class. Unfortunately that means everyone. Layne is bummed that the boys will be there -- she IMs Claire that's so "DESPR8" -- as Claire wonders if maybe a boyfriend will make her happy.Meanwhile, Massie and the Clique are fighting over who gets to invite Derek Herrington. Dylan thought it was obvious that she was the one who danced all night with Derek at the OCD benefit last month, but says "Whatevs" when Kristen gets all weird about it. Fine, she can have him. He was a terrible dancer anyway and there will be tons of guys to choose from at the party...."
My Rating: 9/10
I really enjoyed the first book in this series and i think I'm addicted to the drama that goes along with this story line. I have fallen in love with the characters and the setting. The descriptions make the setting in my mind crystal clear. I hope that the next book in this series is as good as this one and that all and all they only continue to get better. Nothing as depressing as a great first book and a suckie rest of the series. I can hardly wait to read the next book in this series. The only thing I didn't like was the way that Massie changed. I expected her to act a certain way, but she had changed a bit.
THANK YOU LISI HARRISON FOR AN ADDICTING MIDDLE SCHOOL CHICK LIT!
Thanks for reading,
Claire: Claire really starts to stand out in this book. She isn't afraid to be herself, but she starts to treat Layne weird. I also didn't like the way she treated the guy on the dancefloor. She's ... BECOMING ONE OF THEM :P
Alisha: It's obvious that she is trying to shy away from the pack, she wants her own even if that includes someone as stupid as Olivia.
Dylan: I feel bad that Dylan really is so physched abot losing weight. I hope she doesn't take it to extremes!
Kirsten: We didn't hear much from her, other than she liked Derrington.
Cam: Seems likes a sweetheart, but almost like he's playing them. I hope not.
Derrington: What a jerk!?!?! I hope that he dies alone with 7 cats.
Todd: I find it ridicoulous when he starts to refer to Massie as, "my pet."
" 'She'z ah prafeshhhanal pahtee planna,' Massie said, doing her best Arnold impresonation.
Claire was shocked. She'd expected massie to rush to Landon's defense.
'She'll be beck when we-ya zixteen,' Claire joined in."
" 'At least I wore a costume. You look the same as you always do,' Layne said. 'Identical to Massie.' "
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Title: Chicken Soup For The Kid's Soul
Publisher: Healt Communication Inc.
Year Published: 1998
"Kids wanted a Chicken Soup book of their own, so here it is! Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul is for Kids ages nine through thriteen, and it's 'all that!'
Sometimes you feel like life is a total blast, from scoring the winning goal to hanging out with your friends. Yet other times, life is too complicated: You seem to see violence everywhere you turn, more parents are getting divorced, your best friend moves away, or you feel like you don't fit in.
Now there's a place to find answer and encouragement and to find answers and encouragement and to help you realize that your dreams really can come true.
With funny stories about friends and family, and serious stories about heroic kids and difficult choices, this book with make you laugh, cry, think and feel good about yourself."
Kate's Rating: 9.5/10
The Interview:1. This is the first nonfiction book we've seen you read for Kate's Choice> Do you enjoy fiction or nonfiction more?♥ I tend to read fiction, so I guess I would say I usually enjoy fiction more.
2. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?♥ This book was a clue in that not everyone has it so easy, and we should be happy for a good life.
3. Would you continue reading Chicken Soup Books?♥ Yes, I really enjoy them.
4. Your favorite section?♥ On Love
5. Least favorite section?♥ On Death and Dying
6. Why did you pick this book?♥ It looked interesting.
7. Who would you recommend this book to?♥ Children between the ages of 8-12.
8. Do you find the stories relatable?♥ Somewhat, some of the things I haven't experienced.
9. If you could talk to any author from this book which would it be and why?♥ Christ Holder Ocker, because the story she wrote was touching.
10. If you could right a story, which section would it be in?♥ On Friendship.
Sidny & Kate ♥♪♫