Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mama's Bank Account

So I recently read a book called Mama's Bank Account, by Kathryn Forbes. It's a quick read, but very enjoyable. It's about a Norwegian-American family whose Mother, "Mama", is the main character in this book. Her daughter, Katrin, later known as Kathryn, wanted to write a book about her strong mother, and the tough times she got them through. The way she carried herself through these times impressed me the most. She was always firm, loving, and kind, and never lost her temper. It's not exactly an action book, but if you are looking for a light hearted read, this is the book for you. 

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

So I just read a book called the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It probably is my FAVORITE BOOK OF ALL TIME!!! It can be a little violent sometimes, though, so I'd recommend it for ages 12 and up. 
This book is about a girl named Katniss Everdeen, who lives in a nation once known as North America, now known as Panem. Panem has twelve districts, and every year two people ages 12-18 are sent to an event known as the Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is not your average televised game show. The rules are last one standing wins. And by last one standing, that means last one alive. So it's a brutal fight to the death.
When Katniss's sister, Primrose, is nominated for the Hunger Games, Katniss quickly takes her place, along with local boy Peeta Mellark. The minute they set foot in the arena, they are at risk every moment.
Will Katniss survive? Will she somehow avoid killing Peeta?? OOOOHHH! Read it to find out! (It may sound like a weird book, but trust me, once you read it, you'll LOVE IT!)