Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen

In Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen, Ruby lives in a complicated world where her mother is missing and the sister she has not seen in ten years has to take care of her. All of a sudden she has to move to a different school with different people and a possible different future than the one she had in mind. The only person who talks and listens to her is the popular boy, Nate, who is now her next door neighbor. He seems to get her even in the middle of all the madness in her life could it be that it is because he has something to runway from to?

This book can really be enjoyed by many people it will win your heart over and make you stop and appreciate things. I enjoyed it because like many other books it is a boy meets girl but with other things in the middle. I recommend it to girls like me in middle school ot high school. It will be fun to read and keep you guessing.

-Reviewed by anonymous, grade 9.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

In the Hand of the Goddess, by Tamora Pierce

In the Hand of the Goddess, by Tamora Pierce, is about fourteen year old Alanna of Tredbond is entering her second year in her knighthood process: being a squire. Her squirehood is not going to be easy because she is the squire of the second most important man in the kingdom: Prince Jonathan, the heir to the throne. Her life is not getting any easier but she is learning tricks on how to keep her identity a secret. Some things are good and others bad. One good thing is that no one knows her true identity. Unfortunately, she is falling in love with the prince. With her ordeal soon approaching Alanna wants to spend the majority of her time practicing, not loving. But with the mysterious Duke Roger lurking in the shadows at court all Alanna will think about is destroying him and proving to everyone girls can be knights too. But is it worth it?

Any one who has a love of the medieval knighthood process should read this book. It is one of my all time favorite books. The free spirited Alanna has plan that is bigger than the whole kingdom. Her free will and true friends are just a small factor in the quest to prove her. The sequel to Alanna: the first adventure is one that should be read over an over again.

-reviewed by T.A., grade grade 10.