Monday, March 29, 2010

Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks

Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks, was one of my favorites from Nicholas Sparks. It was in John's point of view which made it more interesting. It's about a boy in his twenties who joins the army. During his first break, he meets Savannah and falls in love the minute their eyes meet. Although they'll be far apart from each other they do their best to keep their relationship going on by sending each other letters. But does their relationship really work out? Will John leanr the meaning of true love? All I can say is that this book was amazing and had me feeling very emotional. I recommend this book to everyone who loves love stories.

-Reviewed by CH, grade 9.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, by Roger Lancelyn Green

In King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table, by Roger Lanceyln Green, a legend is born when young Arthur meets Merlin and draws the Excalibur from its stone. As he becomes the King of Britain, Merlin tells him that new knights will come to the Round Table and he will become the greatest king in history. Merlin is put to eternal sleep by the lady of the lake and before it happens Merlin tells that soon Morgana Le Fay will try to overthrow Arthur and that there will be a Last Battle in which many knights would die in. I read many different versions the classical King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, but my favorite author of all them is Roger Lancelyn Green. He is one of those authors that make you want to turn the page quickly and find out more. It all comes to life from the adventures of the knights, the quest of the Holy Grail to the Last Battle. It is well-written and makes you feel like you’re fighting side by side with the knights. I recommend this book to every teenager who likes adventure stories and action.

-Reviewed by AS, grade 9