Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Light written by Rebecca Stead

Peter is thrilled to join his parents on an expedition to Greenland, where his Dad will be studying global warming. Peter will get to skip school, drive a dog sled, and share in his dad's adventures. But Peter is having visions that both frighten and interest him. Peter and his mom suffer from terrible headaches.

Thea has never seen the sun. Her people have retreated to a secret world they've built deep inside the Arctic ice. Thea dreams of a path to Earth's surface, Peter searches for answers brings him to Thea's hidden home.

What is the first light?
A Virginia Readers Choice selection

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lawn Boy written by Gary Paulsen

I loved this book. It had me smiling and laughing. All he wanted to do was make enough money to purchase a new tire for his bicycle. Instead he made enough money to purchase a brand new 10 speed bicycle. One of his clients didn't have the money to pay for the lawn care, the client was a stockbroker, Arnold, he invested his payment into stocks. The more money he made cutting lawns the more money was invested. He owned a lawn care business with employees, stocks and a prize fighter. This is a great story for starting up your own business. Told in the first person 'I'.

This is a fun book, read and enjoy it. The parts of the book are on google books, read it online!
A Virginia Readers Choice selection

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Night Tourist written by Katherine Marsh

Jack spends alot of his time alone with books. He has a near fatal accident that changes Jack's life forever. Jack's dad sends him to NYC. to see a mysterious doctor. Jack hasn't been to NYC since his mother's accident. After seeing the doctor he is at Grand Central Terminal, he meets Euri. Euri offers to show him the stations secret hidden places. Jack with Euri's guidance stumbles upon NYC's ghostly underworld. Jack wants to find his Mom or has she moved on. What is the real reason for Euri for showing Jack the underworld? Jack's Mom has an * next to her name what does that mean? How can Jack help is Mom move on? Does Jack make it back to the real world before 3 nights has passed?

This book is the 2008 winner for Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. I liked the book, enjoyed the mystery. I didn't figure out the ending until I got to the end. Enjoy the book.
The sequel to this book is The Twilight Prisoner, look for it at the bookstore.