Saturday, October 31, 2015

May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson

     Ten year old May Bird is a lot of things, but a popular girl at school, is certainly not one of them. She doesn't have a single friend on her list, except for her ugly furless cat, Somber Kitty. At home, she is safe from all evil.

     But one day as she accidentally falls into the lake, she has no idea that she may not ever come back.

     When May gets out of the river, she finds a world that no living thing has ever seen. Was she dead? Because the place she was in right now, had all sorts of ghosts! 

     She makes a new friend named Pumpkin, a skeleton with a pumpkin as its head. And to her surprise, Pumpkin has always been watching over May all thees years inside her room, never seen. She meets ghosts, and the most horrible thing ever. To go back to the beloved place called home, May must retrieve the Edifice, the book of the dead. And, defeat Bo Cleevil, the most evil ghost. Inside of the Edifice, answers to everything in the universe is revealed. When you'll die, when you were born, and how you'll die.

     Along the journey, May and Somber Kitty have a few er, ghosts, coming along with them. Pumpkin, of course is with them. Beatrice, a girl like a princess, perhaps a year older than May, who becomes one of her friends. Fabio, an adult pilot. And John the Jibber, a well known leader to survive a lot of journeys, but can mostly be too confident.

     Will May Bird ever reach the book, protected by Bo Cleevil? Or better yet, will May ever survive a day in a world full of ghosts? 

      Halloween is just around the corner, so read this at your own risk. If you're into extreme horror stories, I'll tell you that this book won't be the best fit. I should say that I'm a big coward, and my greatest fear is the dark. But I'm also adventurous, and this book is in between the action of making you want to scream, and making you want to flip the page for more. I guess that the scare rate would be a two out out of five. With a lot of ups and downs, you'll be having a one of a kind moment in your life. 

RatingO  O  O  O  O
Suggested Age of Readers: 10-14 years old
May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Cover designed by Debra Sfetsios
Cover illustration copyright by Jonathan Wayshak 
Genres: Young adult fantasy, Action, Children's Literature
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About the Author
Jodi Lynn Anderson
     I write books about vaguely magical peach orchards, resorts in the afterlife, enigmatic island princesses beloved by Tinkerbell, and...civics! I was an awkward and strange child who kept lots of secrets. Now I live with a sweet Basenji dog named Peanut who loves to eat shoes, and a sweet husband who is good at all the things I'm bad at, like being organized and thinking things through. I've loved writing and reading about mythical and strange things since I can remember.
Jodi Lynn Anderson
Photo from Google images
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Friday, October 30, 2015

School of Fear: Class is Not Dismissed! by Gitty Daneshvari

     Have you ever been afraid of spiders, tight spaces, any body of water, or dying? And do you think that you've finally overcame it? Think again, because the brave in you may only be phase one of overcoming your fears! 

     Madeleine Materson, Theodore Bartholomew, Lulu Punchalower, and Garrison Feldman are going back to School of Fear for a mission AND phase two of overcoming their fears! But, they find themselves having the need to save the school as well. A burglar is on the loose, and he/she's even stole Grace, a dead turtle shell that saved Schmidty back then. 

     To make things worse, a new fifth grader is joining the gang. Say hello to Hyacinth and her pet ferret, Celery. I should warn you by now, that she isn't really nice to be with. She loves singing made up off-key songs, and talks to Celery as if it understood her. And, she has Isolophobia, the fear of being alone.

     They go through countless adventures, and in the end, Mrs. Wellington's life is put into danger. Things get more surprising when Hyacinth manages to bring Aberthany, Mrs. Wellington's full grown son, back into the school.

     Just like the first book, this story has lots of adventures you are not will not want to miss. Though on the outside, the story looks real scary, the book also has tons of hilarious tear jerking moments, and heart melting words. I do have to say that I'm excited to read the third and final book, "School of Fear: The Final Exam" since the ending if the second book was a total cliff hanger, 'cause it just ended with Schmidty saying welcome home to Aberthany. 

RatingO  O  O  O  O
Suggested Age of Readers: 8-12 years old
School of Fear: Class is Not Dismissed! by Gitty Daneshvari
Cover art © Carrie Gifford
Cover design by Dave Caplan
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction
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About the Author 

Gitty Daneshvari
     Gitty Daneshvari was born in Los Angeles to an Iranian father and an American mother. As a child she talked incessantly, feeling the need to comment on everything around her. While at first charmed by her verbose nature, her family soon tired of the constant commenting. This is how she found writing — it was better than talking since she didn't even need anyone else to do it with.

Gitty Daneshvari
Photo from Google images 
     She currently lives in New York City and yes she still talks too much. 
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

"If we wait until we're ready, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives."- Lemony Snicket

     Have you ever had the need to do something, but chose not to because you knew you weren't ready? I bet you do. We all do. 

     Sometimes, we think that the natural feeling of being ready will naturally come to us, with perfect timing.

     But if we wait for that moment where we're truly ready, I'll tell you, we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives.

     Here's a really simple example of how long we'll be waiting if we don't tell ourselves that we're ready. Back when I was a little kid, I was deathly afraid of having my shot at the clinic. I'd always tell my parents that I needed some water first, then I'd yell and freak out, not caring about how many people stared at me, as the cotton balls with rubbing alcohol were touching my skin. And until now, I have to admit that I'm still afraid of the needles. But, I knew that the pain wasn't that bad, and it only lasted for like, five seconds. If I hadn't overcame at least a little of my fear, I know that at this old age I'd still be freaking out over shots. 

    The message I think, me and Lemony Snicket are trying to say, is that we shouldn't wait until we're ready. Because not being ready has nothing to do with your words. If that's what you think, and if that's how you put it into action, you won't ever be ready. 

     Good luck, believe in yourself. Know you are readier than ready.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hogwarts to Narnia: Chapters 4-5

Chapter 4 
Meet the king

     "ARGHHHH!!!!!" Suddenly Peter, Edmund, hundreds of men, centaurs horses, unicorns, and the weirdest creatures imaginable were in gear, with swords all in their hands, the shiniest shields, and the best of armor. Harry's mind began bursting of curiosity. How did they change so fast? Could it possibly be that they HAD magic in them? Was Snape punishing them in potions? Or was this really an exercise they didn't know about? Whatever reason there was, he didn't want to die yet. Only Hermione and Ron were with hin now. All the others probably hid in the rooms, including Susan and Lucy. Harry, Ron, and Hermione of course couldn't do anything now. Using magic immediately might cause to death or danger. They ran to the closest wooden door and slammed it shut. The inside was a plain room with a few closets, a bed, and simple walls. "Finally, we're away from danger, all safe and sound" said Hermione taking a seat in the bed. Then suddenly, she felt sharp claws touching her back. Each strand of hair on her neck stood up and she screamed horribly. Ron and Harry had screamed too, and they all ran out. They went to another room next door and saw Lucy and Susan near the window, watching the battle. Tired from all the running and screaming, Harry, Ron, and Hermione thought they were finally away from harm. 

But then a small but wide figure appeared out of nowhere.

      "AHHHHH!!!!!" The three confused wizards hadn't moved a muscle. They all shrieked in horror as the lion went nearer toward them. "Lucy, Susan, do something!" cried Harry. Not even noticing anything in the room, Lucy and Susan turned around wth gasps. The sisters ran with big eyes . . . Lucy and Susan ran towards the lion! With open hands about to hug him! "Aslan!!!" the girls cried. "I knew you wouldn't leave us alone" said Lucy. The lion, Aslan, roared then replied, "Child, do you still not know me to even think I wouldn't be here?" Lucy smiled and hugged him even tighter.

Before any thing else, the lion ran out the door as Susan opened it and went out as she closed it again. 

     The lion went out, raised a paw, and the creature went back under the water, nowhere to be seen. Everybody, gasping for air, clapped their hands. Lucy and Susan came out after that, joining their brothers, then the three wizards. Before anyone could thank Aslan, he disappeared, like he had been one with the wind. "Well, that's Aslan." said Edmund. "No telling when he leaves" replied Peter "Or where he goes" said Susan "Or why he does it" said Lucy.

Chapter 5 
Going back

     After two days of staying in Narnia, with no such contact with Hogwarts, you'd probably mistake our wizards as three pure muggles. 
     "Guys, I think we should get out of here." said Harry while walking around the ship. 
     Hermione crossed her arms and said "It's been two days! Finally, you realized that we're practically a dimension away! You two are just so lucky I didn't burst your bubble and find a way to get back." 

     "Er, Edmund, I think we need you and your siblings' help to get back. It's been two days, and we have to get home." said Harry. 
"Are you guys sure? Narnia isn't really that bad, you'll learn to love it."
"No thank you."
"Well, if that's what you want, you'll need bigger help. Alsan."
"The lion?!" screamed Hermione. "No way! I'd rather stay here" said Ron. "Guys, we've got to. Wether we like it or not, we have to get home. I can't even bare thinking how many points'll be deducted from Gryffindor again." With that, the three wizards nodded as a change of plan was arranged. 
     "Let's see, South, west, east or north?" Peter had said. "Well, we ALWAYS see Aslan at -" "South it is!" 

     Days passed, and the slightest glance of land was nowhere to be seen. There was nothing to do but sleep and move around. After the Pevensies and the wizards passing time by playing another game of tag, the ship finally bumped on a big rock, with sand and trees up ahead. The air was fresh, and birds of all kinds were chirping all around. Everything looked so peaceful, graceful, and colorful. It was like nothing but happiness mattered.

As soon as everyone was down, a wooden house was seen far beyond some leaves and branches. Unexpectedly, Aslan came out of the door and greeted the crowd. "Well, that was easy" said Lucy. "Aslan you've got to help these guys get back to their world" said Susan. "Yes, I know. You know that it wouldn't be all too easy to find me if it weren't for nothing." Harry, Ron, and Hermione approached Aslan. "Sir, could you please help us get home?" said Harry. Aslan looked at Harry in the eyes as they were having a conversation without anyone else understanding them. Aslan pointed to the ocean. "Go straight through the biggest wave in the next minute." said Aslan. "Don't worry if you get caught up in an accident, I have given you the ability to breath underwater. You will also stay dry, but you will have to make your way to the nearest streetlight you see within five minutes. You will be back where you came from, the same time. That'll be your only chance. If not, you'll get trapped in the ocean forever." The threesome gulped. "Thank you, Alsan."

The three wizards went to the ocean forcing theirselves to be at their bravest. "Don't forget to say hi to Albus for me!" Aslan roared. Before Harry, Ron, or Hermione could reply or gasp, their feet became one with the water. Aslan knew Dumbledore. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Not really an enemy

     There was once a girl, Tara, who had never understood the true meaning of happiness. She never had a single friend. She always hid in the shadows. She would cry herself to sleep. And then wonder why a little unwanted, ugly, and annoying piece of dirt, like her, became a part of the world. 

     One thing Tara is going through right now was the worst. She's practically an insect fighting a humongous beast. Try your best to be nice and say hello to the humongous yet unseen beast she's fighting, Sadness.

     Different people have weird definitions of what this so called Sadness means. "The complete opposite of happiness" "A feeling terribly hard to get rid of." "Something like chewing gum stuck to your shoe - you can't make it go away easily" "Falling into a bottomless pit with darkness without another soul next you" 

     No one in the world loves sadness. It's the cause of everything negtive! 

     Another girl, a little bit older than Tara, obviously never had a sad experience. She was the opposite of her. Always optimistic and friendly. But little did anyone know that these two girls were so much related. They weren't sisters though. They also weren't mom and daughter. They weren't cousins, nor friends. But they were one. 

      And they were me.

     Two years ago, I was practically nothing. And now, I'm not. I have more happiness in me than anything else, and sadness isn't going to trap me again. I'm done with the past.

     There was a girl, happiest of everyone. She had friends, a wonderful family, and the best life anyone could ever ask for. She had been through the worst pain. She knew the feeling of being invisible, and having nothing. This life, was never sad. She'd say. Because happiness will never happen without failures, mistakes, and embarrasment. Happiness would not be alive without sadness. I have dark and light inside of me, but what matters is what I choose. That is who I truly am.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hogwarts is here

     Have you ever dreamt of studying at Hogwarts? Sure, there are Harry Potter books. There are Harry Potter movies. And there's already a Wizarding World. But do you want to make a feather levitate? Do you want to make a pineapple tap-dance? Do you want to open a door with a flick of a wand? Well, you don't have to travel to the end of the world for that, because I introduce you to Hogwarts is here!

     Just so you know, "Hogwarts is here" is an online fan made website where you can study everything Harry, Ron, and Hermione learned! What I mean, is that you'll be going through everything like a Hogwarts student. Cool, huh? But that means you'll have some homework and you'll have to study lessons. And don't worry if you miss muggle school! There isn't any deadline for the Hogwarts homework, but make sure you do it if you want to get high grades and have house points! You also get to choose your own house, you're free to chat with your friends in the common room, you'll collect chocolate frog cards, you'll have your own Gringotts vault, and you'll be free to read anything you find in the library! And here's even better news. It's all for free. Everything. You're welcome.

     Er, I forgot to tell you, that you'll also need a few stuff before you get accepted. But not to worry, these things aren't really hard. *forces a laugh* Okay, here's a list of what you'll be needing.

1. An email account
2. Your full name
3.  A password 
And, you'll have to be 13 years old and above since a lot of series discussion and academic content is targeted for an older audience.

     I should also tell you that at times, the speed of the website can be really really slow. I guess it's because lots of wizards and witches like you are using the site as well. But, you'll really enjoy it if your a hardcore true blue Potterhead or Harry Potter fan.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

     Four twelve year olds with different personalities and different lives battle to create the best piece of candy in history. 

     Meet Logan Sweet. The guy full of scars. The most expected one to win because his dad runs the Life is Sweet factory. He knows everyone in the factory and he's been there countless times. He practically lives there.

      Introducing, Daisy Carpenter. The spy. Don't be fooled by her bright colored dresses and beautiful ponytails, this gal can kick your face before you could say Hi, Daisy. She's really a spy, and doesn't know her real surname. Also, she's thirteen years old, pretending to be twelve.

      Say hello to Miles O'Leary. The boy allergic to merry-go-rounds and the color pink. He often dreams about weird stuff, and he carried a really heavy backpack when the four first saw each other.

     And last but not the least, Philip Ransford III. The most mature one. He often wears suits and ties, brings a briefcase, and scribbles in a notebook. Technically, he's the guy who never wanted to open his doors, and didn't want to make friends.

     Right now, these kids all seem normal. Nothing unusual, they're kids, why be curious? Each of these kids have their own secrets. Everything happens for a reason, right? Why would Logan be full of scars if somebody didn't do anything to him? Why would Daisy wear stuff that are too attractive and have a weird surname? Why would Miles have weird dreams if they didn't mean anything? And why would Phillip be so closed if he hadn't done anything wrong? See how Mass manages to create a candy making contest story, into a mission that means much more that winning. 

     My opinion time! First of all, I just want to say that the cover of the book is really nice! Thumbs up to the illustrator! What I really like about this story is that the events were divided, being narrated by all of the kids, so you see their opinion. And, I just love how much mystery and surprise was put into the story, and still not make the ending a cliff hanger. The characters are all nice, great personalities! I forgot to tell you, don't ever ever dare to open this book if you're hungry, and craving for candy.

Rating: O  O  O  O  O
Suggested Age of Readers: 9-12 years old
Genres: Mystery, Suspense, and Adventure
The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

*Book Review

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

     There was once a twelve year old boy, who you could say reeked at everything. He gets kicked out at each school he gets in to. He had the worst stepdad in the world. Smelly Gabe Ugliano. He always played poker with his friends at home, and was nothing but trouble. His real dad died, the boy's sweet mom, Sally Jackson would say. But there was something special about this boy. Don't take him for granted. 

     Because he's a half blood. In other words, he's half human. And half god.

     Meet Percy Jackson.

     After a long school year at Yancy Academy, Percy and his mom go to a beach called Montauk. But, who would have known that a few minutes inside a cabin of that beach was one, or should I say, the only friend of Percy's at school, Grover. He suddenly knocked on the door, but Percy discovers Grover being a satyr! Then they find theirselves inside the car running away from a monster, with Percy's mom knowing all along that Grover is protecting Percy.

     The monster ends up taking Sally, and Percy gets a horn of the monster and gets Grover to safety inside a farmhouse his mother had told him about. 

     The next morning, Percy wakes up on a bed being fed pudding by a girl sitting next to him. And with that, I'd like to welcome you to Camp Half Blood. A summer camp for all the children of the gods. Kids all around are wearing "Camp Half Blood" shirts and are canoeing, running, swimming, and shooting bows-and-arrows.

     After recovering, Percy also finds his favorite teacher at Yancy Academy, Mr. Brunner is actually named Chiron at camp! Some other things that happened in camp were; He finds out that he's a half blood since normal humans won't be able to see the camp. Percy was put into Cabin Eleven aka Hermes' cabin since they weren't sure of who his god parent was. He immediately meets a bully named Clarisse, daughter of Ares who almost drowns him in toilet water, but instead water shoots Clarisse and her friends and finds himself as the only one dry. He meets Luke, part of Ares' cabin, who trains him in sword fighting. The girl feeding him pudding on his first day at camp was Annabeth, the daughter of Athena. He discovers himself son of Poseidon, which means his dad is still alive. And, he, Grover, and Annabeth are granted a quest to visit the underworld to save Percy's mom and because of accusations that Percy has stolen Zeus' lightning bolt, so now, they think that Hades has stolen it.

     With Zeus as the lord of the sky, it seems impossible for the three to reach the underworld before the summer solstice. They meet obstacles ahead too. Aunty Em's restaurant, where they find out that Aunty Em actually stands for Aunty M, meaning Medusa. The Lotus Casino, where they become trapped for days which becomes a deduction of days. They meet Ares, the god of war. Annabeth and Percy ride the tunnel of love to retrieve something for Ares. They get to a water bed store where the entrance they finally arrive to the underworld. But, what if Hades didn't stel the bolt? What if they wouldn't save Percy's mom? And better yet, would they even survive?

     I should say that this story is very much like Harry Potter. Three friends of two boys and one girl on a deathly adventure. A place for their kind. A male protagonist who thought he was nothing. But, I had to wait until I was eleven to read it because I hated it back then. I think that the fun of being a twelve year old was iust left out too much. On the bright side, the story isn't so bad either. It makes kids know all about the different Gods and Godesses, with a twist, and still have the adventure present. Good job!

Rating: O  O  O  O  O
Suggested Age of Readers: 9 years old and above
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick
Cover Design by Christine Kettner
Cover illustration by John Rocco
Genres: Fantasy Literature, Young-adult fiction, Greek Mythology

*Book Review 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Foundation Week Celebration 2015

     The school's open area had Anchors away with children screaming and smiling. It was also filled with giant inflatables with children, tickets in their hands. The whole open area had hundreds of stands and tents! Almost anything you could possibly want. There were lots of booths making something like a mini arcade. And, the covered court had a big banner right in the stage. This week, has been one of the best times of the year at school. This week, has been the school's foundation week celebration! 

     It all really started on October 20, 2015, on 1:00 pm. After a day of practicing for our performance, while playing duck duck goose inside the classroom, a sparkle in my eyes appeared when I found out that the rides and booths had opened. Me and my friend Emma immediately went outside with our pre bought tickets and rushed to the booths. We shooted some hoops and earned some tickets, which could be converted for a prize. We went all around the school, like we were in a different dimension. And, I even bought myself a three hundred peso time turner! (There were loads of Harry Potter stuff there!)

     But sadly, I have to say that this was the WORST foundation week. Why??? Teachers. Teachers. Teachers!!! While seeing the other levels at school go outside and try out the rides the following day, OUR teachers punished us for being noisy during our practice time. (I forgot to tell you that every year, each level should present a performance on the department's foundation day) And that was so unfair! It's as if the other levels weren't noisy as us. It was foundation week! And that rarely happened! I cannot believe them for being!!! And there I was in the classroom, staring at the flying ship outside. 

     October 23, 2015. Today was the big day. Three levels. One championship. Despite all the fun and rides, we all hope that our practices weren't put to waste. The theme for this year's foundation day performance was Broadway musicals, and we had a big chance of losing because our teachers chose Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. And you will not believe what we were up against. The Wizard of Oz. And Singing in the Rain. I know. We WILL lose. 

     October 23, 2015. 5:30 PM. We just came home! Me and my friends tried out more of the booths and rides, and my dad, who watched our performance, ran into a chat with his friend who is a dad of my schoolmate. Oh, who won you ask? You wouldn't believe it. WE WON!!! It was unbelievable. And I'm not sarcastic. But, because we won, we get a plus eight in our periodic exams, plus five in our mastery exams, and a perfect performance test. All of us couldn't believe it either. But, we did our best. But I'm still wondering. Did we really win? Or maybe it was all just a big cheat because the principal's granddaughter is our batchmate? 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world."

     "Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world."- Nelson Mandela. Yes and no. 

     Ever since each of us were tiny toddlers, parents have taught us countless things we used to think were nonsense. "Pointing is rude." "Don't talk while your mouth is full." "Focus on your studies."

     Those people at school whom we call teachers, are also full of words. "Multiply this with that first." "No. Colonel is pronounced as kernel." "You use "are" when your noun is in plural form." 

      Though we think that these things don't do any good, I bet we're all wrong. I myself haven't proved it yet, but I know I'm about to. If my Language teacher had never taught me, would my fingers even be typing on this keyboard as your eyes move more and more through these words? If my mom hadn't told me not to point, would I have a single friend? My future isn't very clear yet, and I've got a long way to go, but right now, I learn while I grow.  

     We need education to have the best world. To change it. Yes, I agree with that. But how would we have books, music, and entertainment if it weren't for creativity and imagination? How would we have ended World War II if it weren't for happiness and peace? We still need these things, we have more than education! We need to be our best if we want to change the world. Education is very important, but you can't change the world with that and that only.

P.S This is actually my first quote article where I didn't agree.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My one and only

     I never knew what kind of power my friend had. He wasn't to be taken for granted. He made me laugh, smile, and be beautiful. 

      He always helped me do wonderful things. He made me smile when tears start filling my eyes. He lent a hand when I fell apart. He never left me hanging in the air.

     He made me transform into an angel. He healed my wounds. He showed me the beauty in the world, and the happiness in little things. He guided me no matter what. He changed me.

     He did a crazy dance whenever I was lonely. He made me a crown and became his queen. He banished my troubles and fears. He sat next to me when I was alone. He followed me wherever I went. He made me feel like we were the only ones alive. Like nothing else mattered, like worries didn't exist. He loved me.

     In my whole life, I never felt this way. But one day, he was at his thinnest. I wept that whole night, not letting a single finger go. "Please, don't leave me" I would cry. But he couldn't reply, as I turned his very last page. Goodbye, book, you won't be forgotten.



Sunday, October 18, 2015

How to Train your Dragon

    Two days ago, me and my mom finally got to watch How to Train your Dragon 2, and How to Train your Dragon just recently as well. One word. ONE OF THE BEST!

     This isn't really a book review, nor a movie review. Just my opinion going wild and mad. 

     I think that almost everyone's already watched How to Train your Dragon, so this isn't really new. With Hiccup and Toothless meeting for the first time, it felt impossible to not let your heart melt. My favorite part was when Hiccup starts visiting Toothless and gives him some fish, then Toothless spits out the fish for Hiccup to eat, then he starts imitating Hiccup's smile. First of all, I just love it. I cannot really describe it even more. Perfect. Amazing. Cute. Lovable. Beautiful. Life changing!

     On the other hand, How to Train your Dragon Two was just the same as the first movie. This isn't because it wasn't good, but because both were just so perfect to me. Now, Hiccup is all grown up, and he's about to become chief of Berk. I just love how he finds his mother keeping dragons, knowing that he wasn't at all abandoned. But, I guess the part where Toothless accidentally kills Stoick because of the Alpha's command is still nice because it shows that a father will do anything to protect their child, but I don't think younger kids will be able to understand why Toothless killed him, which will just make kids hate the movie. But still, I loved it!!! 

     Honestly, back in 2010, I kind of hated this movie since the characters weren't very nice to me. I didn't like vikings much, and it's still a wonder why I suddenly got so addicted to it. (P.S: I hated Harry Potter as much as How to Train your Dragon back then, but I love How to Train your Dragon just as I love Harry Potter now!)
     Rating? Infinity out of infinity!!!! I cannot wait for How to Train your Dragon 3, but sad news was brought by DeBlois, the movie's writer, that How to Train your Dragon 3 will cover the story of why dragons are no more, which means bye bye dragons! 

     Oh my gosh I just said bye! I'll miss you Toothless!! But hopefully, it'll have a good ending, cause then it'll just be a useless movie. By the way, here's a description of the two movies I got from IMDb.

How to Train your Dragon (2010)
     A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes
*Animation, Adventure, Family
Photo from Google images 
How to Train your Dragon 2 (2014) 
     When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Rating: PG
Running Time: 103 minutes
*Animation, Action, Adventure
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Dear DeBlois, 
     Please don't dare to have a sad ending in How to Train your Dragon 3. Wanna take away the dragons? Go. But please, don't make people cry and make another Toy Story 3 ending. Hiccup and Toothless CANNOT be separated forever. 

        ~A girl who hates sad endings

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White

     One day, in a house unlike yours, was a barn, where a pig was born. A father, John Arable, with an ax in his hand, went outside. Then his little daughter asked what he was about to do. Kill the pig, that was his point. This pig was different. He was tiny unlike the others, and he had no use at all. He was going to die, but the father's daughter didn't let him. She couldn't allow her dad to kill a pig just because he was different! What if she was unlike the others, would she be killed? Certainly not! And so, she let the tiny useless pig stay with her instead.

     Wrapped in blankets, put in baby doll strollers, and tummy pamperd with milk, the pig's life with the girl, Fern Arable was heaven. He was pampered like a little baby. Cute, pink, innocent, cuddly, and harmless.

     The pig's name was Wilbur. But everything has its end, no matter how happy things may seem. Fern's uncle, Homer Zuckerman, becomes Wilbur's new owner. Fern visits Wilbur each day after school, making sure to give him company. 

     One day, Wilbur becomes really bored while Fern isn't around. He tries to make friends with the animals in the barn, but none of them ever became friends. Wilbur felt like he was dying inside, dying of loneliness. How unfortunate the situation he was in. Weeping and going mad, a voice was suddenly heard. But the speaker was nowhere to be found. And that's when Wilbur suddenly has a friend spider named Charlotte. And his whole life becomes the dullest to the brightest. But will Charlotte take their friendship seriously? Does Wilbur really have the right to call Charlotte as his friend? 

     If you want to be free from tears, I suggest you to not read this book, especially in the last chapter. It will totally make you cry, no matter how much you fight it. I myself rarely ever cry because of books and movies, but if it's animals we're talking about, prepare your tissue papers. I really really really love this book. 

Rating: O  O  O  O  O
Genres: Classic, Animal Story, Children's literature
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Illustrated by Garth Williams 
Suggested Age of Readers: 8-12 years old

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

"Why stop dreaming when you wake up?"

     Have you ever dreamt of having a palace out of clouds? A school made of candy? A carrige as a bed? A unicorn as a car? Or fairies as your best friends? And do you want these things to just become real? If so, I congratulate you for coming to the right place.

     If there's one thing a lot of us love, it's making the impossible possible. But we only think that things ARE impossible. We fed our heads the fact that sometimes things are impossible, because of our experiences. So, why stop dreaming when you wake up? Why let your imagination be the limit, when there's a possibility of your very eyes seeing those beautiful impossible-like dreams? Why? 

     Now, as you've finished reading, you're probably like "Yeah! Why not?" We CAN achieve the impossible! There isn't any dream too big! Go to the basics and do your very best! Wether flying on your own or being the best student in class, dreams don't always have to be dreams. They can always become reality.

     Quote by Neil Gaiman

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hogwarts to Narnia: Chapter 2-3

Chapter 2
Who are you?

     "C'mon Ed! Race you to the basement!" shouted Lucy. She had her hair fixed beautifully, and her face was full of beauty, kindness, and fun. Edmund ran all the way, not wanting to loose. Lucy ran faster than ever, as far as her little feet could let her. Back in the basement, Harry seized Ron and Hermione through the robes and hid behind the boxes. "Someone's coming", he whispered. "Wish we brought your invisibility cloak, eh?" replied Ron. The three wizards heard running footsteps and laughs of kids. For one thing, they knew that these people wouldn't be too dangerous, since they were just kids, they were only people like them. But you never knew what could happen. Edmund burst through the door with Lucy running behind him. "Good one Ed. But that doesn't mean I you're going to be a winner forever." Edmund rolled his eyes and chuckled along with his little sister while getting out. But Lucy accidentally tripped her foot on a big pile of boxes revealing three people in robes. A red haired kid, a girl with messy brown hair, and a kid with round eyeglasses and black hair. Before anything else could happen, Harry opened his mouth and said "We aren't enemies, we suddenly got here and we don't know how we did." "No need to explain yourselves, we all got here that way. C'mon, we'll show you around." Harry, Ron, and Hermione followed Edmund outside the door, stepping on some stairs, until the sunlight greeted them warmly. They saw a whole crew of a ship. There were people everywhere. They went near the steering-wheel where Susan and Edmund were talking. "Ed, who are these?", asked Peter. "Er, what were your names again?" the three lost wizards introduced themselves one by one. "What was your name? Hermyonie?", asked Lucy stroken with curiosity. "Never mind. You'll get it soon enough.", said Hermione. 

Chapter 3
The creature

     "Perhaps you're kings and queen of Narnia as well." said Peter. Ron looked at Harry and Hermione for a moment and said "Um, excuse us for a minute." Harry and Hermione looked at each other with worries, while Ron just grinned like nothing could possibly go wrong. "Harry, do you realize that these muggles are clueless of us wizards? If they believe we're royalty, they've got to help us get back to Hogwarts!" said Ron. "No, no, no! If we lie, that'll get us into bigger problems and bigger lies!" said Hermione. "Oh please. You're just being so negative." replied Ron. "Alright then. If you're so smart, tell me what we'll do when they catch us doing magic. We're in danger, and emergency, and the Ministry of Magic will surely allow this!" Ron looked at Hermione like she was going mad and stood closer next to Harry. "Harry, come on. Please, have mercy and deal with her." "Er, Ron, I think Hermione's right. If we lie to them, we might just get into bigger problems than where we already are in now." said Harry. Ron stared at them, but he had no choice - two surely wins against one.
     After the argument, Harry was the one who told Peter that they weren't at all royalty of Narnia. "Peter, we've got to tell you that we a -" Before he could finish, something jumped out of the ocean which made a lots of water join the crew in the ship. There was a creature, and it was as big as the Eiffel Tower, it had slimy skin and webbed feet, and it was green. It screamed horribly with its big lips. They were all dead for sure.

Visit my blog next Wednesday to see what happens next.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An Unseen Enemy

     My brain almost peed of nervousness when I was alone in that dark and silent room. Nothing hit me at all - not a word, not a sound, not a song. I've always wrote something on a paper. I knew I could do it. I knew I could... I knew I...

     Words have always been my purpose in life. If not, perhaps it would be books. I've written lots of things, for hundreds of times. But this was the first time in a million thousand bazillion hundred crazy years. I had that thing where you couldn't write anything on a single paper! But my bones were perfectly alive. Inspiration was no where to be found! I felt like I needed to be electrocuted. What did you call that thing? Blocking write? Or is is it Write the block? Ah, I know, it's Block and write! Wait, no that isn't right. Writer's block it is!!!

     I couldn't believe it when that white lifeless paper continued blinking at me with nothing. "Do something!" he would say. But what could I do? I wasn't a witch to make a word appear on that paper. I've written about school, my life, short stories, poems... And then my eyes became as big as a wheel and my head had a light bulb above it. 

     Do any of you get that feeling? Please do tell me that I'm not alone. Yes? Well what a relief! Been there, done that, you could say. Writer's block leaves a really huge impact on us, but you won't want to be friends with it.

     It's a big obstacle course that won't let you write anything. It will make you scream, shout, and have a bad mood. And, if not treated, it will absolutely kill everything in you. Every piece of the writer in you.

     Scared, huh? Good news is you don't need a million dollars to say ba bye to it! To get rid of writer's block, be fun!!! Watch movies, read a book, eat sweets, listen to music, go on a trip, stay with your friends (real friends alright, not books, but that's ok too), play with your pets, go to the mall, draw, paint, watch people, eavesdrop, and do anything and everything! Your friend named inspiration can be found anywhere. He will always be willing to cure writer's block and it'll always be for free. In no time, you'll be going to the mall to buy more papers and pens.

Monday, October 12, 2015


     From spells, aerial sports, witches and wizards of the best, one of a kind creatures, and the weirdest banks, I present to you, twenty five  signs that you're a true blue Potterhead. Before this crazy bucket list, I would like to say that it doesn't matter who was here first. What matters is who was here until the very end. Being a hundred percent potterhead doesn't mean you know everything about Harry Potter, even the not so important details like which potion was next to that potion. Adoring the magic of Rowling is well appreciated.

1. You always think about anything Harry Potter. At least once a day (OR MORE!)
2. You always read Harry Potter again and again.
3. You always watch Harry Potter movies without even hesitating.
4. You always dream of going to the Wizarding World.
5. You totally freaked out when you heard there was a Wizarding World in Universal Studios.
6. Almost any object Harry Potter or related to it is like gold to you.
7. You've road a broom at least once in your life and pretended to play quidditch.
8. You hate Harry Potter haters.
9. You love J.K Rowling.
10. You would do almost anything to be a pureblood.
11. You have a hogwarts is here account.
12. You have a Pottermore account.
13. You adore J.K Rowling.
14. You stare at a cat on the streets and wait for it to turn into McGonagall.
15. You just hate the boringness of muggles.
16. You be more careful of rats.
17. You say Mischief Managed whenever you have a map.
18. You want an owl.
19. You want a house elf.
20. You LOVE butterbeer.
21. You end a fight by saying Avada Kedavra.
22. You've always expected a letter from an owl on your 11th birthday.
23. You sometimes wish you had a lightning scar.
24. You wish you could drop muggle school or work and get a wizard life.
25. You know you're a Potterhead in your heart without any hesitation and love Harry Potter beyond words. 

Congratulations! You are now a hundred percent true blue Potterhead.
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