Saturday, March 28, 2009

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, is a fictional book set during the Holocaust of World War II. Annemarie Johansen, a 10-year-old girl living in Denmark, faces a life filled with merciless Nazis prowling the streets of Copenhagen. She struggles for survival with her family and her Jewish friend. This book shows what a little girl can do in times of war and that a simple task can mean a lot. This book is very interesting, and it is also filled with suspense that kept me flipping each page faster and faster. I really enjoyed reading this book, it is one of my favorites. I recommend it to everyone, especially to those who are interested in historical fiction. - Reviewed by C., grade 9. .

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Walk to Remember - movie review

This movie, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, is about Landon, the popular guy in school, falling in love with Jaime, the religious, good girl in school. He learns that she has Leukemia, which leads to a lot of very heartwarming and very sad things. This movie always makes me cry because of the sweet things Landon does for Jaime, her state of health, and how much more caring and a better person Landon becomes because of her. I would recommend this movie to anyone. - Reviewed by Katrina, grade 11. .