Have I really changed?

I am deciding to do two posts in one here to save blog space. You’re welcome.

Back in September, I read a lot. Now that its the end of the year, I think I have changed as a writer but not as a reader. I don’t read faster or better than I did [...]

Just Ella

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 218 pages

We all know the story of Cinderella. Evil stepmother, big fancy ball, doesn’t work out. Then the fairy godmother comes in and Bibbity-Boppity-Boos Cinderella’s life. Just Ella happens after this story. But in this fairy tale, there’s no godmother. Ella has to do it all herself. Prince [...]

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, 373 pages

The main character in this book is Anne Shirley. At the start of the book, she is 11 years old. She has been an orphan for all of her life. She comes to Avonlea, PEI when Marilla and Matthew Cuthburt, a brother and sister, [...]

A Personal Response to

The biggest difficulty I found in this project was communicating with my group members. I think in total there were only 2 days when we were all present in class at the same time, which was really annoying because it was confusing and annoying to continually try to communicate by email.

The most enjoyable [...]


Bounce by Natasha Friend, 188 pages

Stell? It’s me.

I think Birdie has a screw loose. That is the only explanation I can come up with for why he’s doing this. (page 10).

Evyn is a 13 year old girl. Her father is Albert, otherwise known as Birdie. Her mother is known as Stella, [...]

Love Poetry

In lieu of a better title.

I thought that the love poetry all had something in common; the theme, the overall feel of “Oh My God, my head is going to explode if the romance doesn’t stop”, that sort of stuff. What was good about this mini-unit was that it was short. Poetry is [...]


I hadn’t really understood Portia’s character. I knew she was really smart, and hid it well. She ends up saving the day. Other than that, she was really just another character to me. I think that performing Portia’s speech has made me realize just how important she really was to the play. Not only [...]

The Last Olympian

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, 381 pages

Nico di Angelo is a half blood. He’s not just any half blood either, he’s a son of one of the big 3, which means he’s dangerous. He’s not a son of Zeus, nor a son of Poseidon. He’s a son of Hades, Lord of the [...]

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, 361 pages.

Annabeth. Annabeth is a daughter of Athena, naturally very strategical and cunning, she is portrayed as the answer. She solves a problem that gets in the way. Sort of like Hermione is Harry Potter. She solves problems. In the first book, she is said [...]

The Titan’s Curse

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan, 312 pages

It seems I always start these reviews with a single name. Not wanting to break the tradition, I shall keep going on like that. Thalia. You know you’re name is unique when Spell Check doesn’t even recognize it. Anyway, remember in the last post, how I [...]

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