Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Carnivorous Plants: by Jacob Stevenson


        Elizabeth Smart: My Story 

             My story is about a young girl named Elizabeth Smart, who was taken from her 
home in the middle of the night. She was living in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was part of a tight knitted mormon family. This book is an autobiography written by Elizabeth Smart herself. My story describes the pain she and her family endured during her kidnapping.

    The people in the real story are Elizabeth, Brian David Mitchell, Wanda Barzee, and Elizabeths close, but not so close family. Elizabeth was a nice 14 year old girl, who liked to play the harp, be with her friends, and have fun times with her extended family. Brian David Mitchell~the man who stole Elizabeth out of her home~ claims he is the prophet of god, and has been commanded to take upon 7 wives to descend below all things. Wanda Barzee~according to Mitchell~ is the Mother of Zion. Brian has taken sweet Elizabeth out of her home, so she can descend below all things~which what really means to go against everything god has asked of them~ to become more god like. This Book contains what Elizabeth had to go through, including being hungry, being raped, and being forced to drink alcoholic drinks, smoke, and do drugs.

  I did not make many connections to this book, because I have never been taken from my home and had horrible things done to me. But one thing that I connected with, was Elizabeth remembering her family BBQ's. I love having dinner with my family and playing with my older and younger cousins. I felt bad for Elizabeth because she couldn't have them for such a long time, and thought that they would never happen again for her. I could not imagine that because I love to get together with my family and spend time with them. 

  My favorite quote from this book was when Elizabeth got rescued. It is from one of the police officers that help save Elizabeth. "Are you Elizabeth Smart? Because if you are, your family has missed you so much since you were gone! They want you back. They love you. They want you to come home." I love this quote because Elizabeth thought that she was never going to be able to live through what was happening to her, and this quote shows that she endured through all of it. 

  I loved this book. At times is got very scary, but I knew that she would be al right. This book got me on the edge of my seat, and kept me reading until midnight. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know about Elizabeth, and what her story is. 


Monday, May 11, 2015

Nate huntsman book review Tom Sawyer

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Have you ever heard of tom sawyer?  He is the ruffest, tuffest kid there is around.  The only on tougher than him is good old Huck Finn!  This book is about a young man by the name of tom sawyer.  He is always getting himself into trouble.  He is getting engaged, running away to be a pirate, and getting himself trapped in a cave for 3 days!

  This book has the theme of action, mystery, and even a hint of historical accuracy!  This book has it all. It goes from one minute, he is on top of the world, to the next, where he is in super deep trouble with his Aunt polly. This book is fun for anybody that likes to read, cause i sure enjoyed it.

 I think one of my favorite quotes is,"Getting engaged is fun!  All you have to do is promise to love me, and no one but me, and then we kiss.  Its easy!"  Just by reading this quote, you can tell how much of a trouble maker that kid tom really is! Getting engaged at the age of 12?!?  I hope everybody else knows that that is wrong. 

     I have always kinda related to tom, because he is always getting into trouble, and likes to be the spotlight of attention.  When he runs away to become a pirate, he finds out that people thought they had died.  So to get a ton of attention, they "came back from the dead," To go to their own funerals.

      I LOVED this book!  It was such a great book.  I have always been one for the action/mystery books, and this had everything I had asked for, Plus more!  I hope you will all read this book.

Friday, May 8, 2015

How They Choked
By Georgia Bragg
Do you enjoy history? Or the study of medicine? Or just learning new things? If so you will love How they Croaked by Georgia Bragg.

How they choked is a fantastic non fiction book that will grab everyone’s attention. In this book, Bragg teaches you about how many famous people died. She tells their story and how they “croaked”, then you get to see interesting facts about their life, their death, the time period they lived in and more! I loved learning even more about Charles Darwin, Ludwig Van Beethoven, James A. Garfield, and other famous people and their deaths.

“The people in this book didn’t become famous because of how they croaked but because of how they lived. The people in this book were doing what they love, and it probably didn’t feel like work at all–they were just playing.”

I love this quote because it is really true. People do not remember your death, they remember how you lived, what made you different, what made you, YOU! I want to encourage you all to pursue your dreams and do what you love. You will be so much happier and you will be better at what you do, because you love it.

I honestly have not read any books like this before. The writing style is very different and Georgia Bragg has fantastic voice in her writing. She makes what would bore me to death in history class, the most exciting thing I have ever read. Here is a quote from the first chapter.

“King Tut is more famous for being dead than alive. He was a blip in Egyptian history until 1922, when some explorers hit pay dirt and found his three-thousand-year-old mummy nestled inside a giant sarcophagus.”

I would recommend this book to everyone! I loved it so much and I learned a lot! It is so entertaining, interesting and hilarious. Georgia Bragg has changed the way I view history.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Steelheart Glog by Olivia Purles

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Adventures Wanted

By; M.L. Forman

     Have you ever wonder if you has a secret life in a another world. If you could go on amazing adventures? Fight Three Legged Trolls? Fight A Dragon? Well if you are wondering all this happens in this amazing book!!

     The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter s bookshop window: Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within. No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation. Upon entering Mr. Clutter's bookshop, Alex is swept away to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves. Alex becomes the eighth man in a band of adventurers seeking the lair of Slathbog the Red an evil dragon with a legendary treasure. Along the way, Alex and his new friends must battle dangerous trolls and bandits, face undead wraiths, and seek the wisdom of the Oracle in her White Tower. Alex s adventure takes him to distant and exotic lands where he learns about courage, integrity, honor, and most important friendship.

      I would give this book a 10 of 5 stars because it has so many twists and turn that you don't what is going to happen in the next chapter! I would recommend this to anyone who loves adventure and exciting books. I would also recommend this book to anyone who like Ranger's Apprentice. They follow the same story line.

      Alex is a young 15 year old boy who doesn't like his step dad or his step brother. He wants to change his life by doing something else. When he enters the book shop he just wants to know why the sign kept changing but learns that his life was to be an adventure. At the beginning of his adventure he doesn't trust himself that much but by the end he learns to trust himself and his fellow adventures.

     My Quote "Adventures Wanted, Apply Inside" Everybody is hoping a adventure will come to them in their life but I learned in this book that you have to go and find the adventure in your like.

By: Kaden Mecham