Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Review: Olive's Ocean

Sometimes, you realize things because they never happened. That's what happened to Martha, the main character. Martha now regrets what she didn't do, and the struggle all happens because of that. How do you live when you keep thinking, Why didn't I do that?
Olive, a girl from Martha's class, who had no friends and was bullied, just died in a bicycle accident. Olive's mom looks through Olive's journal, and finds a page where it is labeled, "My Hopes". One of those hopes on the list is to become Martha's friend. Olive's mother brings it to Martha.
When Martha reads it, a lot of feelings she never felt before, come out. Feelings that she never thought she would feel, let alone think about. Wanting to change the past can be one of the hardest feelings to deal with, because you know you can't.
It is a very emotional book. And a very well written book. Much more happens, and more feelings come out when Martha goes to visit her grandma, who lives near the sea, a place were Olive had hoped to go...


Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Review
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis

In this book, the author does a great job setting the story up through the main character, Kenny's, eyes. It shares all points of view of a family; how you feel you don't like eachother at times, but you all ways have a spot were you love them; how kids feel when there parents are having arguments; how their life situations are, and more. The characters are so well built, and you will discover more and more about each one as you read.
I loved reading it, I couldn't stop reading reading it, I really liked the story.
It is a story about family, while through that the author tries to share the setting of segregation, which was enforced mostly all over America, but mostly in the south, during the time that the Watsons go to Burmingham, Alabama.

Book rating

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Book Review
Featuring: Luka and the Fire of Life
by Salman Rushdie

When you love somebody, you most likely will risk your life to save theirs, even if it means putting yourself in danger. Luka, a young boy, struggles to decide if he should save his fathers life. If he does, he knows he will have to go on a very dangerous journey. Beneath this struggle, Luka has to face all the hardships that will lead him to the Fire of Life, were he can get the magical power to save his loved father.
Nobodaddy, the man, or "ghost" that tries to take away Rashids life (Luka's father) by becoming stronger when Rashid gets sick and weaker, and becoming more and more transparent as Rashid gets healthier, is a very complex character. Luka was never sure if Nobodaddy was meant to help or not, by the way he acted. Nobodaddy has many sides to himself, many ways of acting, and it is as if he is on both sides, all sides, or no sides. He is helping Luka but wants Rashid to die.

I recomend this book.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The timing, the amounts, too much, too less. Here, there, up, to the side, to the door to snow, to the door or shelf the soon to have food on things go. To the sahara dessert; from the hot morning, to the heating mid day, to the burning afternoon, to the plate.
Its a chef's job. But it turns out to be the way that we run life.
I really like cooking. Anything you do, mistakes too, leads to a final product, which might be a product to be added to a product to make the final product, and so on.
But i'm the queen, choosing what way to do things, sometimes just doing, just going, moving, waiting, mixing, mixing, mixing, changing, changing back, cooking, and living life.
Life. What would we do with out this word? Its meaning is infinite.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Its hard to believe that i can say "my old school" now. It has been an awesome week, my birthday, summer vacation, graduation, but p.s.321 has come to an end!
I really had such a GREAT time at 321. Thinking and remembering all the great memories i have makes me feel so good, i know i have a whole history at that school. It will always be my school to me!