Thursday, September 5, 2013

Congratulations to our RAFFLE WINNERS!

All of our winners have been contacted! Thank you all SO MUCH for sharing what you read this summer! We'll see you back here next year!


WINNERS:

Yuen Ting
Cole
Deirdre
Anna
Alia
Anusha
Liz

Monday, August 26, 2013

THE RAFFLE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!

Excitement! The raffle winners have been chosen! We are contacting the winners this week, and we'll post all the names once we get in touch with them!

What a phenomenal summer for middle schoolers in Cambridge! You guys are amazing readers!

Friday, August 23, 2013

What Else is New

I watched The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and was extremely disappointed. The movie didn't feature Luke, Isabelle, Alec, or Hodge as much as I thought it should have. Also, the scene where Valentine gets the Mortal Cup was completely off. So was the acting, which needed a bit more work. Lily Collins was fine but I didn't think she did a great job with the character. Jamie Campbell Bower was fantastic as Jace except he lacked the defensive side that Jace has, but I am guessing that was due to the script which wasn't that well thought out. Valentine did not look like Valentine. I wish Valentine wore a blonde wig or something but nope, he did not so he looked inaccurately portrayed. The casting could have been done a bit better because since they are going out for the long run, the characters need to stay looking young which doesn't seem like it's going to work out with the various ages of the actors.

Especially Alec who looks like he's thirty. Oh wait, the actor is twenty-eight! Could that be a concidnence?

The Moon and More by Sara Dessen

I expected a lot out of this book, but it wasn't as great as I hoped it would be. In this coming of age story, Emaline tries to figure out what she wants with her boyfriend, father, and life. She goes from being the perfect girl who got into Columbia, has an amazing boyfriend and friends to the girl who got into Columbia but can't go because her father is a really mean guy who lied about tuition, broke up with a jerk of a boyfriend who cheated on her after three years of commitment, friends who are struggling with their own romances before college, a ten year old half-brother who is great with real estate, and a summer fling that hopefully won't last (I know, that was a really long sentence). Overall, it's a fun quick read (400 pages does count as quick) with some romance but a lot about discovering who you are and how you affect the people around you.

Sarah Dessen did a good job with this book, but compared to her other books (Along for the Ride, This Lullaby, etc.) this one wasn't amazing.

-Mary

The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels

Contains some spoilers:

So...Jace and Clary can finally be together! YAY! But it's really messed up at the same time because someone is controlling Jace after he died. The reason for that is because once a Shadowhunter is born, they are weak to strong demonic forces that want to control them. Since Jace died, the protections that he had no longer protected him. So Lilith, the mother of all demons, is controlling Jace and causing him to stay away from Clary. On top of all that, Simon is two timing (Maia and Isabelle) and is being sought after (but the hot Jordan protects him for some time). Turns out Lilith wants Simon to raise the horrible Sebastian from the dead and accomplishes just that after a bunch of stuff. Now Jace and Sebastian have this connection that makes them brothers, which is completely sickening. I just hope that Jace and Clary stay forever and together.

Sebastian must die! MUAHAHAHAHA *Sorry, I don't like Sebastian. He killed Max.*

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Lena Duchannes truly becomes devasted when her Uncle Macon dies trying to protect from her evil mother Safarine. And didn't to become a caster so she has to wait for her 17 birthday to choose again and her with Ethan Wate relationship degenerates and she has a new friend called John Breed who runsaway with her and Ethan tries to find her with the of his friend Link and Olivia and Lena's dark caster cousin. -Daryl

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

The main character is named Ethan Wate who falls in love with a caster (a witch) which is not possible because Ethan Wate is a mortal and she's a caster. When a caster is sixteen he or she choses if they want to be a dark or light caster but Lena Duchannes can't choose for herself because her family is cursed by what happened in the past. As the countdown to her birthday starts she starts falling hard for Ethan Wate but when her birthday comes she becomes a............ - Daryl

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