Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Review...

It's Lydia, and I have another review. As I said in my last post, I know that reviews are boring somethies, so I'm looking for ideas of things to post about OTHER than reviews! Thanks!

The Good Girl by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann (summary from inside flap of the book)
Ever since her brother Mark's accidental death, fifteen-year-old Lindsey has been the good girl--good daughterm good friend, good student. She puts everyone's needs before her own. Secretly though, she's frustrated by her family's silence about Mark; she wishes she had the never to tell off on of her so-called best friends, a queen bee who wants the new boy at school all to herself; and she longs to ditch obligations that prevent her from starring in the school musical. But instead of speaking her mind, Lindsey does somethine else. She starts to steal-and immediately wonders how good she really is.
The pressure to be what others expect fuels Lindsey's impulse to take things. Each time the risk becomes greater, and each time she thinks she'll be caught. Wants to be caught. And then, finally she is...

I've never read a book about a theif before, so I though t it would be a cool change of pace. And it was. At the beginning of the book, When Lindsay first steals, and he sister gets blamed for it, I thought that was going to contune for the whole book, and I'm glad that it didn't. If it did, I probably wouldn't have finished it. I also liked when she asked her principal about switching lockers, and what her excuse was. Then the chain of events that lead to the ultimate downfall at the end of the book.
The charachters didn't seem to mesh well with each other, some relationships to believable or unbelieveable to be real. And the cover didn't make much sense in relationship to the book. Overall, it was good, with a good plot, but some of the senerios didn't seem to make much sense..


Friday, May 28, 2010


   Hello everyone! It's Amy, and I don't really  have a review....I just felt like posting and I wanted to apologize for being gone. I also wanted to say two things (and I'm very very very very late at saying them!!): happy book launch day to Liz Kessler and a happy blogaversary (I know I spelled that wrong)  to Khy. Sorry for being so late one those!! And thank you to all of our followers!!! We have 8 now!!! I know that's nothing compared to other blogs, but we are excited.                                                                                                                         
   I'm reading about seven books at the moment, so that's why I haven't posted. I did read a comic book. It's called Indiana Jones and the Tomb of the Gods, but it's the fourth in a series, and I didn't read the first three. So, I can't really tell you what's going on. Great art though! Um...This post is really awful. Oh! I deleted the picture of me lying on the books in our Buddie Post, because it looked quite bad. Lydia, don't be mad I bet all of our followers will stop reading after this. Bye!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lush by Natasha Friend

It's Lydia, and I have another review (yay!) although reviews are helpful, I think they are getting kind of boring, so PLEASE give me some tips about things to post about OTHER than reviews. Thanks!

Lush by Natasha Friend (summery from inside of the front flap)
Samantha has a secret....It's hard to be a thirteen-year-old girl. But it's even harder when your father's a drunk. It adds an extra layer to everything-your family's reactions to things, the friends you're willing to bring home, the way you see yourself and the world. For Samantha, it's something that's been going on for so long that she's almost used to it. Only, you never get used to it. Especially when it starts to get worse.
Sam knows things have to stop. But she doesn't know how to make them stop. So she picks a random girl in the library and starts sending her notes, asking for advice. And she keeps an extra-close eye on her little brother, trying to protect him from getting hurt. Sam doesn't want her family to fall apart. But that might be what has to happen for things to be okay again.

This book was compleatly amazing. I love Natasha Friend. She's a great author, and I've read Bounce, Perfect and now Lush and they were pretty freakin amazing. The book starts great with Sam sending the note in the library, and ends amazingly, with...well I'm not going to spoil it. But when Sam goes to the party...that part was so freaking awesome, and shows Sam excatly what alchol will do to people. I would recomend this book to anyone. It seems like a girl book, but I think guys would love it too. Lush is written well, and powerful and kind of moving, while also being compleatly AWESOME!


Sunday, May 23, 2010

My First Middle-Grade Review!

Ok, it's Lydia again, and Amy has not posted in a while becasue she is (once again) book-hopping, and just got two new ones that she has been DYING for! I'm personally dying for Thirteen Plus One by Lauren Myracle, but that's just me... ok, on to the review!!

It's Raining Cupcakes by Lisa Schroeder (summary from inside flap of the book)
Tweleve-year-old Isabel is dying to get out of Oregon. She spends her free time in the library, reading and dreaming about faraway places. When her mom decides to open a cupcake shop in their little town of Willow, Isabel feels just like buttercream frosting to a cupcake--stuck.
It seems as if it will be another disappointing summer, until Isabel learns of a baking contest. If she can come up with a winning recipe, she might have a chance of competing in the bake-off in New York City!
But Isabel's best friend, Sophie, is also entering the contest, and things always seem to go Sophie's way. To make matters worse, Isabel and her mom don't excatly see eye-to-eye on the type of recipe Isabel should enter.

I thought that this was a cute read. It's exam time, and it kind of relieved the stress of exams for a few minutes a day. I liked it a lot, but there were some parts of it that didn't seem very real to me, like when Isbels's hair gets messed up, that just didn't seem very much like that something that would happen. And the relationship between Sophie and Isabel was kind of shaky throughout the book.
Other than a few small flaws, It's Raining Cupcakes was was a fun, cute and sticky sweet book, just like cupcakes!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Reading Slump?

ok, so, as you can tell from the title, I'm in a reading slump. And if you haven't guessed yet, it's Lydia. well, it's not really a slupm, but I'm reading a series that I started a while ago, and am finishing. I didn't want to post a review for a book that would spoil the rest of the seires. Plus I'm rereading two of my favorite books. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass and 20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. I might post a review on 11 Birthdays, but I'm not sure yet, because tomorrow my family is having a garage sale, and I don't know how much reading time I'll have.

So there anything you'd like me to post about to keep me from going so long between posts?? Please comment. thanks!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

In My Mailbox (Lydia)

In My Mailbox was started and hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It's a weekly meme where you post about the books that you've gotten in the past week.

I'm happy, because I just got back from the library by my cousin's house, and have a ton of books! I'm going to write the title and author, and then something about the book. I guess this will be the format for most of my In My Mailboxes'....

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen - I got this book at Barnes and Nobel on Friday and am really excited to read it!!
My 13th Season by Kristi Roberts - This book looks awesome! I love books about girls on boys sports teams! I started reading it in the library, and let me tell you, it is AMAZING! far.
Lush by Natasha Friend - After I read Perfect and  Bounce I've wanted to read Lush, so I'm excited about it!
The Good Girl by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann - This book looks awesome. I've never read a book about a girl who's a theif, and hopefully it'll wow me!
The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O'Roark Dowell - I love this cover! It's really cute and totally awesome!
Th Invisible Rules of the Zoe Lama  by Tish Cohen - This book looks a little juvinile, but there are some kids books that I really like!
Teen, Inc. by Stefan Pentrucha - WOAH! This book looks amazing! It's about a boy who's parents are killed, and a company takes custody of him, and they control every part of his life, like who he can date, ect. Awesome? Maybe...
The Homeschool Liberation League by Lucy Frank - I saw this book on Sarah's blog and really wanted to read it!!

Well, that's In My Mailbox for this Sunday. I'm still reading Uglies, but it's taken me longer than I thougt, because I have to read The Time Travlers Wife for school, and they're both long. So...yeah.
ps- i guess toodles is my new thing!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Book-Related Update?

It's Lydia, and currently I have no books to review, but sometimes that is a good thing, because it means that I can post about random stuff that still have to do with books. So I guess this is kind of a update on book-related stuff. But I'm not really sure. Oh, and the reason that Amy has not posted in a while is because she is on a trip to Washington DC, so that is why she has not posted in a while..yeah.

Guess what! Right now I'm at my cousins house, and will be here for a while, and I just found out something VERY HAPPY AND GOOD!!! I can walk to the library by their house! Well, as long as I take my cousin with me..Hopefully he will want to go with me tomorrow, because their hours on Sunday are 1-5.

Books I've read in April: Ok, I can't really post about this because my list of books is at my house, and I didn't bring it with me so I can't really post anything about that.

Currently Reading: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. This book is GREAT! I now understand why Khy is such a HUGE Scott Westerfeld fangirl! He writes AMAZINGLY! It's such a descriptive book, and the charachters are written so well! This is the first Scott Westerfeld I've read, and can't wait to get Pretties, Specials, Extras, Leviathan and all the other books he's written (if there are any other, I'm not 100% sure how many books he's written).

Uh......I don't really have anything else to say, but hopefully I'll be back tomorrow to participate in In My Mailbok (hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren)!!
ps- there i go saying toodles again...oh well, i'm weird...