Thursday, April 25, 2013

Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

       This is an amazing book! The main character is a really smart eleven year-old named Melody.  She can remember everything she's heard, and she learns fast.  The only problem is that no one knows this about her because she can't talk, walk, or even write.  Melody has cerebral palsy, and so she has to spend her whole day with the other disabled kids doing basically nothing.  Then, something happens that helps her better communicate with the people around her.  But most everyone isn't wiling to accept her for who she really is.
      I loved how Out of My Mind was never predictable.  The most surprising things happen near the end, and I really wish there was more.  I think that anyone over the age of nine will enjoy this amazing book, and it will really help you to appreciate the things that you have.  I rate this book five out of five stars.

✿ Rosalind ✿

Friday, April 12, 2013

Every Soul A Star

                             View the cover here

     This book is about three kids, all of whom are about thirteen years old.  Ally (short for Alpha, the brightest star in any constellation) lives at the Moon Shadow Campground, which her family runs.  She is homeschooled and loves nature, but is very clueless about life in “civilization.”  Bree is the one of the most popular girls in her class, and she works hard to keep it that way.  Bree wants to be a model when she gets older.  Finally, there’s Jack, who is a quiet loner who loves drawing aliens and spaceships.  He is slightly chubby and insecure about this.  One day, Ally learns something that will change her world forever.  Bree’s family is coming to take over the Moon Shadow, and Ally’s family is moving to the city.  Both girls are really upset about this.  Then Jack finds out that if he joins his science teacher on a trip to see the eclipse at Ally’s family’s campground, he won’t have to go to summer school.  When all three kids meet, they make a plan to get Ally and Bree’s homes back, learn many life lessons, and maybe even become unlikely friends. Wendy Mass is definitely one of my favorite authors, and I would recommend this amazing book to everyone.  I rate it five out of five stars (how fitting). :)

                                                        ✩  Rosalind