Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Exorcist

The Exorcist was a fantastic horror movie. For some, it would frighten them, but for me it was more for the laugh of it. Many people think that's crud, but I'm naturally not scared of most horror movies. Most of the time I look for the funny parts of a horror movie because for the most part it does not scare me.

How about you watch the movie and let me know what you think.

~ Ciara

Wattpad (@wattpad)

Wattpad is an app for aspiring authors. Anyone can write and post a story they wrote, people who read these stories can 'vote' on the chapters they like, and you can comment on things or characters you like in the story. It's a great place to converse with other young authors.

It's awesome!

~ Ashlynn W.

Ava's Demon - webcomic

Not a book or movie, but if you're looking to read a really cool story and happen to be into comics, I STRONGLY SUGGEST the webcomic Ava's Demon by Michelle Czajkowski. (artist and storyteller, basically she does it all by herself) it's fairly popular and it updates every Monday and Thursday. The story is sci-fi and crayyyyzayyyy. If you're into some really far out stuff (yes, I'm talking magic and weird robot aliens) (It's better than I'm making it sound ;) ).

Anyway, it's worth a read.

~ Aiden B.

P.S. Avasdemon.com, everybody, not too complicated.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Worst Case Scenario

By Joshua Piven

I read the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel. This book was very interesting because it is the only place I could think of to tell me how to survive an alien abduction. The author also managed to fit in some humor. I would recommend this book for people who travel.

- Ben W.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reality Boy, Noggin & Going Rogue, Blogged by Miss Sue!

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Gerald ‘the Crapper’ had been a reality show star when he was 5-7 years old and as a teenager still has ‘anger issues’ that he needs to come to terms with. He meets a girl from a dysfunctional family and realizes he is not the only one with issues. They escape on a road trip which ends in disaster and clarity.

Noggin by John Carey Whaley

Travis is dying from leukemia and nothing has worked. He is given the option to have his head taken off and cryogenically frozen, to be reattached to another body when science has advanced enough to do so. He wakes as if from a nap five years later with a new buff body. He is still 16, but his family and friends are 5 years older and have made their peace with his death. Now he has to figure out how to make the old and the new fit together as neatly as his head and new body.

Going Rogue by Robin Benway

Maggie uses her safe-cracking skills to help clear her parent’s names when they are falsely accused of theft. Unfortunately it also puts her family and friends into even more danger and she discovers that the

agency she and her parents work for has become corrupt. She and her friends flee to Paris to form a new team and reveal the guilty.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tease by Amanda Maciel

Blogged by Miss Sue!

Sara and best friend Brielle are on trial with 3 boys for bullying which lead to the suicide of a classmate Emma. Between meetings with lawyers and a court appointed therapist she has time to reflect on what happened and come to terms with the fact that what she had done had crossed the line from ‘normal’ teasing into bullying and that she had also been bullied.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebran

Blogged by Miss Sue!

Elizabeth, a New Jersey beach girl, only child of a gay dad and busy mom, tired of her boyfriend who pressures for sex, and tired of spending so much time alone at home, sends and email to her roommate-to-be at UC Berkley. Lauren, oldest of 6 siblings in boisterous loving family Just. Wants. Some. Privacy. and is dismayed she will have a roommate. They find in each other a confidant for dealing with their separation from long-time friends, family and new boyfriends. Email is not a perfect medium and miscommunication can happen.

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Blogged by Miss Sue!

Iolanthe looses a great bolt of lightning in an attempt to protect her guardian’s position, but Prince Titus sees it, knows that his destiny is upon him and reaches her just before the Inquisitor can find her. She is shocked to hear that she is to be the greatest mage of their generation and is destined to defeat and kill both the Inquisitor and Atlantis’ ruler the Bane.  No place is safe for them, not Eton the boys’ school in nonmage territory London where she pretends to be a student and not the fairy tale pages of the crucible where she practices to increase her powers. She is the Prince’s means to an end but he discovers that he has fallen in love with her. He is supposed to die, but she won’t let that happen. Can they still succeed, fulfill their destinies and hold onto each other?

Monday, June 23, 2014

How to Train your Dragon, Blogged by Aiden

Dreamworks DVD


I've been really obsessed with this movie for a while. The animation is amazing and the story is so great that anybody, at any age, could fall in love with it.

I strongly encourage you  to watch this masterpiece and fall in love.

~ Aiden B.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Percy Jackson, Blogged by Ashlynn W.

Author: Rick Riordan

  • Built off Greek Mythology.
  • Characters that are so unique and built solely from the magic residing within the author.
  • The plot rages and roars, filled with love, loss, trial, courage, and suspense and will leave you gasping for the final words.

~ Ashlynn

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Maximum Ride, Blogged by Abby C.

Author: James Patterson

Do you want a book filled with excitement, suspense, and sarcastic teens?

Maximum Ride is a book with 5 kids and a talking dog. Taken by white coats and given wigs, the fight to live is an immense struggle. Join their adventure as they take on the marshmallow doctors (white coats).


~ Abby

An Abundance of Katherines, Blogged by Kaitlyn

Author: John Green

Okay, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, AKA John Mean. An Abundance of Katherines was very predictable. Very predictable. Very annoying. It also was slow-moving and hard to get into. The End.

~ that homeless fangirl

The Fault in Our Stars, Blogged by Aiden B.

Author:  John Green

This book involves characters with cancer, but it is truly not about cancer.

This book will shower you with happiness, drown you with sadness, and hug you with cuteness.

~ Aiden

The Fault in Our Stars, Blogged by Kaitlyn

Author: John Green

Two words. Okay? Okay. (TFIOS)

~ That homeless fangirl

Maximum Ride, Blogged by Ashlynn W.

Author: James Patterson

Summary: Revolves around scientific mutations and experiments performed on children.

98% human 2% avian (bird) children live in the envied life of most children with no parents and no rules! But to them this is not the life of paradise, because constant running - or flying - from people with a death wish for them, no home, and not enough food and never knowing if survival will last through the night, and flashbacks to the horrible days of experiments constantly plague their daily existence. But even through all the loss, death & betrayal, do you still think its possible for these funny, sarcastic, unfortunate children to have a somewhat happy ending?

You will have to read to find out. Just a fair warning when you pick up these books all else ceases to matter to you & you will have a hard time putting it down.

~ Ashlynn