Monday, May 13, 2013

Wonder (Thing 2)

We read Wonder by R.J. Palacio.

We've been reading this on our road trip and on normal days. Now I want to share ten things that I like about this book.

1. It made me laugh.
2. It made me cry.
3. It has good characters.
4. It is a unique book.
5. It says A LOT about things I enjoy (Star Wars, video games, etc.)
6. I like how it has different characters' perspectives.
7. I like the main character, August.
8. I like how August's family is nice to him.
9. I like the book cover.
10. I like their dog.

In the book, one of his teachers teaches them about precepts and has the students make their own. I am going to make my own too.

"Live life the way you expect it to be, don't let anyone stop you from reaching the sky, and the sky is the limit."

I think that everyone at some point in his or her life should read this book.

I would give this book

because it is funny, sad, sweet and has A LOT of good characters.

Wonder (Thing 1)

Our family read Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Instead of a "normal" book review, we're going to write our ten favorite things about the book.

1. The sweet, funny, wonderful (and not so wonderful) characters.
2. The fact that the story is told from so many different perspectives.
3. The emotional parts that brought tears to our eyes (happy and sad ones).
4. The wise messages that could make the world a better place if we all listened to them.
5. The way you can get wrapped up in the story so easily.
6. The laugh-out-loud funny parts.
7. The simplicity of the book.
8. The never-ending surprises.
9. The end.
10. The way the author helped to teach me to never judge a book by its cover or a boy by his face. You might miss out on your only chance to meet a wonder.

I would give this book

for all of the reasons above and so much more. I can't compare this book to any other. It's one of a kind.

There was a teacher in the book that came up with a monthly precept. He asked the kids in the book to come up with their own precept, so I decided to come up with my own.

"Don't waste time, because there's no time to waste in the first place."

Monday, March 25, 2013

"The Help" (Thing 1)

Our family watched "The Help." I've already done a review of this movie (and the book) on my blog, so if you would like to read it, please click HERE.

I  would give this movie . It was sweet, funny, and inspiring. I highly recommend that you watch it.

The Help (Thing 2)

Last week we watched "The Help."

It's about three women. Aibileen is a black woman who is telling the story. She also works for a white person that sometimes treats her poorly and sometimes treats her nicely. Minnie is another black woman who works for a horrible white person. Then there is Skeeter, who is a white woman who wants to write a book. She has to interview black people about their experiences while working with white people. But she and the black people she are interviewing might go to jail because of it.

I would give this movie


because it is exciting and interesting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

"Evita" (Thing 2)

We watched "Evita." It is a musical about Eva PerĂ³n. She goes to Buenos Aires and goes through jobs to get to the top. In the end, she became the first lady. She helped the poor and didn't like the rich. At the end of the movie you don't know if she is good or bad. I think she was doing it for herself to get revenge on the rich for when she was a kid going to her father's funeral.

I would give this movie

 because it was exciting and had good music.

Evita (Thing 1)

We watched "Evita" as a family. It is a musical made in 1996 about Eva Peron. Eva Peron was married to Juan Peron who was the leader of Argentina. Eva was often called Evita and was a very good speaker. She supported the lower class and most everyone in Argentina loved her. Almost the entire movie is music telling the story of Evita. It shows her good side and her bad side, which leaves you to decide for yourself whether or not Evita was a good or bad person. My favorite character in the movie was the devil's advocate played by Antonio Banderas.

I would give this movie
It had awesome music and told a very good story. There could have been some more dialogue, in my opinion, but overall it was a good movie. By the end of the movie I thought that Evita was a good person that made some mistakes.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bridge To Terabithia (Thing 2)

We read Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. It is about a boy named Jess who wants to be the fastest runner in fifth grade. He gets all ready to be the best, but when he raced he was beaten by a girl named Leslie Burke. He makes friends with her and they invent a world called Terabithia. The only way to get there is to swing on a rope to the other side of the creek. Terabithia is a world where they pretend to be the king and queen. The world has villagers and giants.

I would give this book

because it was funny and simple.

Bridge to Terabithia (Thing 1)

We read Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. It is about a boy named Jess who wants to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. Then a girl named Leslie moves into his town and beats him in a race. They become good friends after that and Leslie introduces Jess to a magical, imaginary land called Terabithia. Jess and Leslie are the king and queen of Terabithia and go on adventures to protect their kingdom. Together they become good friends through Terabithia.

I would give this book

. It was sweet, funny, and very sad. It had great characters and I loved all of the imagination in the story.