Friday, February 6, 2009

The Dark Knight - movie review

There's one word that completely describes The Dark Knight: awesome. It was hands down one of, if not my favorite, movie of all time. I personally think that anybody who likes killer clowns and big bats will love The Dark Knight. The movie begins with a bang. Literally. As the window of a large building is shattered and robbers in clown masks casually slide down to the bank, you can tell this movie is worth its money. The Joker was the character that made the movie so great, and Heath Ledger's performance earned him a Golden Globe. There are even rumors of a re-release, so people may still catch their chance to see Batman punch, Gotham City scream, and Joker laugh on the big screen. - Reviewed by Gamer, grade 9. .

Monday, February 2, 2009

Burned, by Ellen Hopkins

Burned, by Ellen Hopkins, is about Pattyn Scarlet von Stratten, a Mormon girl who is tired of her religious lifestyle and soon rebels against her family and her church. Her father spends most of his time angry and drunk and her mother spends most of her time picking up the pieces and supporting the household. After a year of trouble, Pattyn is sent to live with her aunt, where she finally begins to live life with some crazy twists and turns. I recommend this book to everyone because it is beautiful. This book is written like a series of poems, but is a story all in one. It is a great book that you should definitely read, because it is sad, happy, fun, exciting, and filled with passion you will remember for a long time.

- Reviewed by Ina, grade 9.