Tuesday, May 19, 2015
This was a pretty good book, it just seemed at times old fashioned and other times very modern. I am not entirely sure the time period it was supposed to be written in. But the message and how it was dealt with was done really well, there aren't many books written for this age group about the affects of bullying.
This was a good book. The pace was fast and the characters were believable but sometimes jumped between the time then and the more modern times, but it seemed to work out ok in the end. There are no huge surprises, but still had enough suspense to keep you reading until the end and looking for another book to see what happens next to Elizabeth and her friends.
4 1/2 STARS
This is a awesome short story by Susan Kaye Quinn set in the world of her singularity series. Restore is told from the point of view of a medical (AI) robot, that is suppose to provide restorative care to humans. But how much can a AI feel?
Like I said this is a awesome short story, very interesting from the point of view chosen, the perception of the relationship and how it works its way through as the story progresses. Not to mention, how the robot changes and progresses as the story is told and end up being the one in need toward the end, makes this story very thought powerful and thought provoking. The story will definitely leave you wanting more.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This the third book in the Assassin series, and is jammed packed with high octane, non stop action, this story just keeps on coming. The characters, old and new, are awesome and very believable. Since this is the third book in the series the characters have had time to build and evolve, it has been great to watch them grow. This is a great young adult series for anyone who loves action and suspense. The only bad part is having to wait for the next book to come out to see what happens next.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This is a really great book that not only shows great diversity among the children and adults, but also in the way it handles the problem of bullying. Yes, the school has a no bullying policy, and yes, the school had a anti-bullying assemble, but when the EKHO kids first brought the problem to the principal it was kind of swept under the carpet probably like a lot of schools still do. That is why Elvis and his friends decided to take a stand and formed EKHO, a peaceful way to deal with the bullies, through sound and video recordings (to use as proof), and sheer number members to show up at the scene of the bullying to defuse the immediate situations.
I found the whole concept of this book just so cool I wanted to know where EKHO was when I was being teased in elementary school, I would have joined right up! I really can't wait to see what 5th grade brings for Elvis and his friends, and of course EKHO.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
This is a well played, and strategically crafted adventure. Masterminds has many twists and turns that will keep you guessing but surprise you just the same. You will cheer for these very real characters while laughing at the same time. Be prepared to sit for awhile because you will not want to put this book down.