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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Twilight: The Graphic Novel (Volume 1) adpated by Young Kim and written by Stephenie Meyer

Pages: 224
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: 4


(Note: I copied the summary from

When Isabella Swan moves to the gloomy town of Forks and meets the mysterious, alluring Edward Cullen, her life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. With his porcelain skin, golden eyes, mesmerizing voice, and supernatural gifts, Edward is both irresistible and impenetrable. Up until now, he has managed to keep his true identity hidden, but Bella is determined to uncover his dark secret...

Why Read It?

Why not read it? I mean its Twilight all over again in a new and fresh way. You may or may not like it, but why not give it a try? If you’re a graphic novel reader or not this illustrated copy of Twilight (vol. 1) will most likely blow you away all over again. I believe this is a must-have for any Twilight fan.

My Thoughts

Even though I’m a big fan of Twilight, I really had no intention to read this graphic novel. It wasn’t because I was worried about how Young Kim would present it, it’s just that I don’t really care for graphic novels.
However, one day my friend and I were sitting in the book store and just looking at books and she insisted that I read it. It didn’t take me long, of course, but I did take some time to admire the pictures. I found it quite a addictive and I finished it right there in the store because we A) had the time and B) I had no intention of buying it. However, I am considering it.
The graphic novel was no a strict interpretation of the books or movies, which was actually a nice change. Maybe some people would have preferred the pictures to resemble the actors a little more, maybe not. I was quite content with it the way it was.
I cannot and will not try to pick out flaws in this graphic novel for the main reason that I do not read graphic novels and this is the first one that I have read.
I enjoyed this enough to read it again, maybe if I simply want to refresh my mind on the first book. All in all, though, even though I wish all the drawing had colour, it was great.

P.S. This is only volume one, so it was not the entire book and I am looking forward to volume 2.

Maximum Ride: School`s Out - Forever (Book 2) by James Patterson

ATTETNION: If you have not read the first book in the series scroll down to the bottom of this post and look in the LABELS for the link The Angel Experiment.

Action, Thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction
Rating: 5
Pages: 368


(Note: I thought the summary for this book was better off copied from the book. So here it is...)

Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, Angel and Maximum Ride: six incredible kids genetically engineered with the ability to fly, free as birds...until Max and her gang are discovered by an FBI agent and forced to face their worst nightmare. Yes, you guessed it-school. That is the abominable place where they learn everything except how to survive as winged mutants relentlessly hunted by killers...

Flock Report Card:
Computer Skills: A. Can hack into any computer at lightning speed-bonus in a quest to locate missing parents.
Scientific Research: B-. Score points for discovering source of a diabolical plot, but often fail to identify clones and imposters.
Extreme Sports: A+. Earn extra credit by trading Dumpster diving for supersonic travel, aerial ballet, and flying with dogs.
Dating: C. Relationships with non-winged peers improve. Need work on picking suitable mates.
Discipline: D. Setting off explosives, stealing hidden documents, and harassing faculty are no-nos – even if the headmaster is evil.
Saving The World: This is a pass/fail course...

Why Read it?

I hope your ready for another thrill ride because here it comes. James Patterson has continued the Maximum Ride Series and it’s about to get even more pulse-pounding, with twists and turns that are going to come out of nowhere. If you loved the first Maximum Ride book, you’ll go bird crazy for this! Keep your feathers on will you! Sheash...

My Thoughts

I don’t know where to begin, because I read this so fast my head is still spinning. Let me think. Right, Maximum Ride and her gang or should I say flock are back in a second book.
I wish that I could have dedicated an entire day to reading this book, however it’s really hard to do when I have school, and every chance I get I’m reading it. Eventually, I was able to take Friday night and just read the entire book.
Yes, I guess you could say that I am loving the series!
Apparently, the characters are not well developed according to a few reviews I’ve read. I think personally, that it’s difficult to stop, take the time to develop six characters in these lightening-speed-paced books. However, I believe that the characters are actually well developed. What do you think?
I love Max’s ability to be strong, independent and sarcastic. The fact that... A) she hates girly stuff, B) refuses to show emotion, C) is a terrible cook, D) acts like she’s a mom, and E) knows a lot of swear words and sometimes uses them but tries not to shows that she has a matured far beyond anyone. It also shows that she is a reliable leader who loves her flock to pieces. However, she is burdened with a bunch of kids, people trying to kill her and her family (the flock) twenty-four/seven and lack of food and shelter which produces the flaw of swearing. I think she should be allowed to swear as much as she wants, to be honest. And the nice thing about it is, she does her best to keep those words locked up around the flock.
I’m not going to describe the rest of the flock. But I’d say the characters are pretty well developed. They are all well developed but Angels, the Gasman’s, Nudge’s and Iggy’s parts aren’t as big as hers. In fact, their parts in the book are not equal. Fang, on the other hand, probably has the second biggest part. However, he’s a little more hard to figure out because he’s so quiet and mysterious, his two biggest traits.
What do you think? And I hope you enjoy reading the second book! It’s so worth buying!

Thunder From The Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow

(ATTENTION: I’d just like to say that this is NOT a sad story!)

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Adventure
Rating: 3
Pages: 238


(Note: I copied the summary form the back of the book.)

It’s 1929 and thirteen-year-old Tom Campbell has always wanted a real family with a real house and a dog of his very own. Since he was three years old, the only home he has ever known has been the Mission orphanage.
When he is sent to live and work with fisherman Enoch and his wife, Tom finally sees his dream within reach. And when he rescues a Newfoundland dog in the middle of a terrifying squall, Tom feels as if both he and the dog, which he names Thunder, have found a place to call home at last.
But when Enoch’s wife becomes pregnant and it looks like Thunder’s owner might be found, Tom’s wonderful new world is turned upside down. Will the Murrays still want Tom? And will Tom be forced to give up his beloved Thunder?

Why Read It?

If you love dog stories, coming of age, stories and happy endings, you’ll fall in love with the characters of this children’s novel. It’s really meant for all ages!

My Thoughts

First, I have to say that this story made me want to run to my dog, Oscar, and squeeze him to death. I’m sure if you have a dog, you’ll want to do the same thing and if you don’t have a dog then you’re gonna want one.
What I loved about Thunder from the Sea was its not suspenseful, but it kept me guessing. Its easy level of reading made it so I could read it in a day, which I always love being able to read something all at once. Another thing I lvoed about it was, it had a happy ending!
I didn’t feel there was anything wrong with this novel, so just because I rated a three, which means I wouldn’t read it again, doesn’t mean it’s not worth reading at all. It really was a great heart-warming story! I recommend this for boys and girls of all ages.