Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Book Review

The Looking Glass Wars

The Looking glass wars by Frank Beddor is the first book in a series. The main character, Alyss Heart, is going to become the princess of Wonderland, when her evil Aunt Redd kills her mother and father and takes over Wonderland.
Hatter, a royal body guard, has to send Alyss into England through the looking glass, while he ends up in Paris. Alyss has to face living in England on her own. After 12 years in England Dodge, Alyss’ best friend show up and takes Alyss back to Wonderland to defeat Redd so she can be Queen. First they have to go on a journey to the looking glass maze so Alyss can get stronger and kill Redd.

If you enjoy Alice in Wonderland you would really enjoy this book! Alyss and the other characters are really awesome. I like the way the author mixed up the real Alice and wonderland and twisted it up in his own way. The book was really good also, but I didn’t enjoy the way the book was written. The plot was kind of confusing and it jumped around from character to character.

The second book is Seeing Redd and the third book Archenemy just came out.

Interested? See which library owns a copy for you to check out at http://gapines.org/

You can also check out the author's website http://www.lookingglasswars.com/home.html

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl

Congratulations to the Luella High School Reading Bowl Team
They placed 2nd in the the GA Metro Area District Level of the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
Great Job!
Don't know what the reading bowl is?
It is a State Wide competition for the Elementry, Middle, and High School grades.
Each level is given a list of books to read and meets within their division to answer questions about the books.
The top two teams for each level goes on to the next competition.
There are four competitions.
The Middle School Level uses the Georgia Children's Books Nominees.
Check out your school library to vote for these books or to see if you have a reading bowl team.
The High School Level uses the Peach Award Nominees.
Check out Hampton Public Library to vote for these books
go to your School Library to see if you have a reading bowl team.