Independent Reading #4

Frindle

This book is a very creative and imaginative book about how a boy named Nicholas Allen changed the name of a pen to Frindle. I enjoy this book because of how it all goes. I enjoy how one event can lead to another event in such a simplistic way. For example:

In the book, Nicholas felt like he couldn’t change anything about the world he lived in, he felt like he couldn’t make a mark in history. So he wanted to change a basic word everybody uses, that word is pen. When he told that he wanted to change the word pen to frindle to his language arts teacher, his school went to a word war. Everyone was fighting about what word to use! Eventually, that war would spread from his school, to the community, to the city.

This fascinates me because it is a great example of the butterfly effect, which is how one minor event can lead to catastrophe.

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✭✭✭✭✭Brian’s Book Reviewer

Very creative book, inspiring, and imaginative.

Letter To Malala

Dear Malala,

Your actions have inspired so many people about the issue of education and have inspired so many people to do the same to their schools. I see you as an admiring person and a good example of speaking up about the issues of the world. So I want to thank you for everything you have done to protect the rights for girls to go to school. You really do deserve the Nobel Peace Award and I respect that. Thank you so much for everything you have done and the effort you put in to the education of girls.

You Can’t but We can

You can’t climb a mountain
or stop world hunger.
You can’t travel the world,
but all of us can.

You can’t make a difference
or stop global warming.
You can’t bring world peace,
but all of us can.

You can’t become famous
or discover something huge.
You can’t find alien life,
but all of us can.

You can’t achieve your dreams
and you never will,
but all of us can,
and all of us will.

 

Independent Reading Assignment #3

Edward Bloor: Tangerine

This story is a great book for people who like mysteries about their own family! It is one of the most amazing stories I have ever read. It has tension, mystery, and suspense.

This story is about a boy named Paul Fisher and his brother, Erik. Paul is in 7th grade and Erik is in 9th grade. Paul was told in school that you are able to look at solar eclipses directly using your naked eye. So he did, and was cursed with having to wear glasses for the rest of his life. Paul’s dad wanted to get a better job than what he had, so the family moved to Florida. Life for Paul was difficult in Florida. The developing community was being mean, citrus trees were cut down and houses were susceptible to termites, and disgusting smells that came from the continuous burning fires down below, made life for the Fisher family a very bad place. Erik is cruel to Paul daily, unbeknown to his parents particularly his father, who dotes on his older son’s football talent and largely ignores Paul’s skills as a soccer goalie. However, as time goes by, strange things begin happening. He sees weird flashbacks and thinks strange thoughts about Erik. Paul begins discovering Erik’s cruel and disturbing past. He also discovers more of his own past and more pasts from his friends. And after putting all the pieces together, he discovers Erik’s ultimate truth.

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★★★★☆-Great Book!-Brian Reviewing Company

Memoir: A FIAHH!!! 🔥

January 8, 2014

One day, when I was 8 years old, my mom was cooking steak until she left the oven running. Then the fire started A.K.A. the FIAHH! No one knew that there was a fire in the house, not even me. Then I smelled smoke. Me thinking that the food is already made when I smell something coming from the kitchen, I go in. I was met with a red-orange, moving, no-faced ghost. It is also known as a FIAHH but I did not know what it was. Since I didn’t want to touch the “ghost” (lucky me), I went the long route to where my mom was which was to open the window, jump off the window, run to the front of the house, and go through another window next to the hallway. When I got there, I screamed “THERE IS A GHOST IN THE KITCHEN!!!” My mom was laughing and tried to show me that there is no ghost. She was right, but was met with an even bigger problem. She told me calmly, “This is not what you call a ghost. This is called a fire.”Then she yelled “GET THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!!” My dad was sleeping and my mom thought he wasn’t. So it was MY job to get the fire extinguisher. I woke up my brother to help me, and he did. I got the hammer and broke the glass, then got the extinguisher and pointed the extinguisher to the fire. My brother pressed the button and it worked. I thought that we solved a fire problem with clouds. You could say that I defeated a no-faced ghost with clouds.

 

Moral of the story is, do not touch red-orange ghost things, cause you wil DIE!

Happy Ending!

Wild Animals Aren’t Pets

Based On Editorial by USA TODAY

 

Wild Animals ≠ Pets

Exotic pets are now becoming more popular. However, as more people are starting to buy them, more are being killed by them. People have overlooked this problem that is harming us and the animals themselves. This is the problem that this essay will address.

 

First of all, wild animals can always go wild, no matter how tamed or loved it is.  The editorial says” A Connecticut woman was mauled and disfigured by a neighbor’s pet chimp.” Keep in mind that this is a neighbor’s pet chimp. A family pet which was a PYTHON killed a 2-year-old girl and strangled it to death. The python was a family pet. It could have been loved like it being part of the family and yet it killed a defenseless 2-year-old girl. If any exotic animal like these can kill us no matter how much they love us, then why own one. Why take the risk?

 

Some people don’t just take wild animals for loving them, they use them for other things too, like dogfighting! Out of all people, a football star (Michael Vick) was caught dog fighting with other people! People are also going crazy and unleashing them in public places! Terry Thompson unleashed dozens of lions, tigers, bears and other wild creatures before killing himself in Zanesville. These people are not taking care of these exotic animals. Some of them are nearing extinction, and we don’t care! That is wrong in my opinion.

 

Society has not opened its eyes in the distressing world of wild animals. It’s not the death rate that’s the problem, it’s how people die, the damages that its causing, and the injuries both the animals and the people have taken. So now you know, now you know that exotic animals have hurt us and the animal itself. You can make a difference in the world and stop the people who have exotic animals. You can make wild animals a thing of the past.

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Book Review Brian’s Winter

Brian’s Winter is a novel by award winning writer Gary Paulsen. It is a sequel from the book Hatchet. But instead of surviving with a hatchet, you survive with a survival kit in the plane that crashed near him.

With only a little bit of food and tools, Brian has to survive in the winter. With the discovery of flint and steel, he made better arrowheads for his arrows, uses rabbit and moose skin to make himself warm clothing, and makes snowshoes  for the winter. Suddenly, the shooting pin on the gun breaks, so now he depends on using his bow and arrows. Brian misses the signs until it is nearly too late. A week long rain storm leaves Brian very aware of the winter and the difficulties he is about to face. Will he survive the winter that he will encounter? Will he be rescued and recovered, or will he die in the process? Read this book to find out.

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

★★★★★ “Great Book 10/10. Amazing for people that like the “What if ” scenarios”

-Book reviewing Company

Book review

Do you like suspenseful stories? Well you would love this book! It is called Holes, a book made by Louis Sachar. I will tell you about the book without spoiling it!

Stanley Yelnats, a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great – great-grandfather, is sent to Camp Green Lake, a detention camp, for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day. Stanley eventually realizes that they are digging these holes because the Warden is searching for something. As Stanley continues to dig holes and meet the other boys at the camp, the narrator intertwines three separate stories to reveal why Stanley’s family has a curse and what the Warden is looking for. Will they find the item that Warden needs? or will they remain in the camp forever? Read the book to find out! What I like about this book is that it keeps you in suspense and it is very interesting.

Order Here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holes-louis-sachar/1100014971?ean=9780440414803

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” Very suspenseful , exciting, and a cliff hanger!”       -Book reviewing company