Thursday, November 18, 2010
Okay, so I got a little behind in my countdown. The movie comes out at midnight tonight. Oh well. The fourth book in the Harry Potter series is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In this book Harry gets to go with the Weasleys to see the Quidditch world cup. But everyone freaks out when the dark mark appears in the sky. Plus everyone is saying that something exciting is going to happen at Hogwarts this year. And sure enough when Harry arrives at Hogwarts, they announce that the Triwizard Tournament which hasn't been held in years due to death incidents, is going to take place this year. Everyone is excited at the arrival of the two rival schools, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons. And finally the night comes when the Goblet of Fire will pick the name of the three who compete. The three champions are chosen, but then another name comes out of the cup. And the name is.... Harry Potter. This book has it all. Dragons, merpeople, blast-ended skrewts, nosy journalists, a fight with a friend, and possibly an encounter with Voldemort. I recommend this book for ages 11 and up. Author: J. K. Rowling. Release date: 2000 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 10.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Because the new Harry Potter movie is coming out in 8 days I am doing my own countdown by reviewing the books. I thought I would start with the first one. But oh my goodness. Where to start? To sum up this book in one word: Genius. This book is the first in the best series of all time. The Harry Potter series. Harry is not an ordinary boy. He lives with his horrible Aunt and Uncle and has a spoiled cousin who picks on him constantly. He has a scar shaped like a lightning-bolt. And weird things are always happening to him. Then strange letters start arriving. Eventually Harry meets Hagrid, the largest man he's ever seen. Hagrid tells him that he's a wizard and that he has been accepted at Hogwarts school of witch craft and wizardry. I read this book for the first time during my summer break after first grade. I admit that I wasn't a huge fan at first. I think part of that is because I was seven at the time, so I recommend this book for ages 10 and up. This is now my favorite series ever. Author: J. K. Rowling. Release date: 1997 On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 10.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
This is the forth and newest book in the Secret Series. In this book one of the main characters, Cass, is stuck in a coma after eating chocolate that has sent her consciousness into her ancestral past. Meanwhile, back in her own time her best friend (and the other main character) Max-Ernest, is trying everything he can to wake her up. Will he succeed? Will Cass find out the secret? Will we finally find out who Pseudonymous Bosch is? I found out about this series through the National Geographic Kids magazine last year. There are three books that come before this one, all of which are very funny. This book does have some words that are hard to understand, so I recommend this book for ages 12 and up. Author: Pseudonymous Bosch. Release date: 2010. On a scale of 1 being not so good, and 10 being the very best book I've ever read, I rate this book a 4 and a 1/2.