Monday, Feb 7, 2011
Best friends since the age of 3, Sam (Samantha) and Jesse now in high school are experiencing many changes, some good and some not so good. The good: after years of being best friends Sam and Jesse are falling in love and their bond is stronger than ever. The bad: Jesse has been diagnosed with a rare treatment resistant form of cancer. Jesse is dying.
Friday, Jan 28, 2011
Easy A is an absolutely brilliant movie! Emma Stone is fantastic in the lead role, and the rest of the cast are terrific, too. The script is incredibly smart, sharp, hilariously funny and emotionally resonant. The movie shows some of the gritty reality of high school and has a protagonist who is, in the end, incredibly moral, and yet it never feels preachy.
Thursday, Jan 13, 2011
“Teen Suicide Tragedies Deadly Bullying - At least three teens, tormented by classmates have taken their own lives in the past month. Why did this happen, and how can it be stopped.” The cover of October 18, 2010’s issue of People Magazine caught my attention, so I read the inside story. “He thought he was just being funny and cool, but then Daniel Harrison realized th
Thursday, Aug 19, 2010
Lucy, by Laurence Gonzales, questions what it means to be human. Even more, it questions how we treat those we consider to be less than human. Lucy is not what she appears to be. While she looks totally human, she is not. Does that mean that she has no rights? This biological thriller dives right into the controversy between evolutionists and creationists.
Monday, Aug 16, 2010
Rated by Sarah W.
I bought Beastly shortly after I saw the movie trailer. I wanted to read it before the movie came out. Then it got lost on my bookshelves and I didn't unearth it until Audiobook Community chose Beastly as a free audiobook last week. I started listening and couldn't get enough. It was fun to listen to and pick apart the differences I could see in the movie already.
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Cathy Ferris is sitting at her lunch table with her friends minding her own business when all of a sudden another student, Tommy, approaches her calling her by the name Murielle and insisting that she is his lost cousin. The story comes out that five years ago Tommy's aunt and uncle had swindled millions of dollars from their clients five years ago and had fled the country before being apprehended.
Friday, Jul 23, 2010
The Pact, a Love Story by Jodi Picoult
Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010
In Unwind by Neal Shusterman the Pro Life/Pro Choice debate caused a global war resulting in a compromise called the Unwind Accord. Technology had been developed which would allow every part of a human to be used in a transplant. The Unwind Accord did not allow abortion but allowed parents to "unwind" their children between the ages of 13 and 18 should they so choose.
Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010
Kevin is an 8th grader at a small rural school and the star of the track team. The school is so small that the whole 8th grade class is on the track team except for two students. Kevin hates track but he’s good at it and as all his friends are on the track team he goes along for the ride. One cold spring day the team is at an away meet, where Kevin lets a team mate run for him in his best event.