3 Willows: book review

•September 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Title: 3 Willows

Author: Ann Brashares

Number of Pages: 336 pages

Age: Girl 12+

My Rating: 3 of 5 stars

3 Willows is another book written by Ann Brashares about three teenage girls that are just about to begin their first year of high school. Their names are Polly, Ama, and Jo. In the book, it explains how the girls used to be best friends, until they grew apart as they got older. The only things left connecting them to each other are the three willow trees they planted when they were little.

I think that this story reaches out to girls my age. It was inspiring, but the characters were not as charismatic and realistic as in the Sisterhood series. A few of the characters  from the Sisterhood are also mentioned in this book. I thought that this book was a little difficult to get into, but got better as I read. I also thought that the ending was a little predictable, and that the story itself was weaker than the Sisterhood series. All in all, I rate this book with three if five stars. Thanks for reading!

girls in pants & forever in blue: book review

•August 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Author: Ann Brashares

Age: Girl 13+

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood and Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood are the last two books of the Sisterhood Series, by Ann Brashares. They continue telling the story of Carmen, Lena, Bridget and Tibby, and their magical pair of pants.

Out of these two books, I liked Girls in Pants more, because I thought it was more interesting. Forever in Blue was a bit more serious because it was the last of this series. One thing I didn’t like about the last two books was that the charcters’ problems were rather redundant. They kept worrying about the same people and the same things, and continued running into the same problems and situations. But other than that, I liked these books a lot, but not as much as the first.

I would rate these books with 4 stars, and the whole Sisterhood series with 5. I would definitely reccomend the series to any girl my age. The books are inspiring and deep, and I think the series teaches an important lesson about friendship, and what it means to be a real friend. Thanks for reading!

taylor swift- fearless: secret messages

•August 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I’m sure most of you have heard of Taylor Swift, and her new album Fearless. But, did you know why some of the letters are capitalized in the album booklet? Well, those letters spell out secret phrases, and there is one for each song. Here hey are:

  • FearlessI loved you before I met you.
  • FifteenI cried when recording this.
  • Love StorySomeday I’ll find this.
  • Hey StephenLove and theft.
  • White HorseAll I ever wanted was the truth.
  • You Belong With MeLove is so blind you couldn’t see me.
  • BreatheI’m Sorry I’m Sorry I’m Sorry
  • Tell Me WhyGuess I was fooled by your smile.
  • You’re Not SorryShe can have you.
  • The Way I Loved YouWe can’t go back.
  • Forever & AlwaysIf you play these games we’re both going to lose.
  • The Best DayGod bless Andrea Swift.
  • ChangeYou made things change for me.

twilight: movie review

•August 9, 2009 • 1 Comment

Release Date: Novemeber 21, 09

Length: 2 hrs

Rated: PG – 13

My Rating: 2/5 stars

I found this movie to be disappointing. First of all, the cast was poorly chosen, and the actors did not portray the character correctly, especially Rob. However, I do think Kristen Stewart did a good job in this movie.

Secondly, the special effects in the movie were absolutely terrible. I understand that they didn’t have a lot of money to produce the movie, but I believe that they could have done a better job in that aspect of the movie.

One positive thing about this movie was that it did stick to the original story line relatively well. I think they did a good job in quoting the book, and following the order of events as nearly as possible.

All in all, I rate this movie with only two out of five stars, and I don’t plan on seeing it again. Please feel free to comment and share your opinion, and thanks for reading!

twilight series: book review

•August 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Number of Books: 4

Author: Stephenie Meyer

My Rating: 4 1/2 of 5 stars

I enjoyed reading these books almost as much as Harry Potter. I loved the first book, but from then on, I think they weren’t as good as the first.

The first book I found to be quite compelling. It was mysterious enough to keep you interested and wondering. It was funny, and serious, romantic, and sad. I liked Edward more in the book than Bella, but my favorite character was Alice. While reading, I became attached to the characters, just as if they were real people.

New Moon to me was very disappointing. I thought it was excruciatingly redundant, and I thought it was predictable. Also, the whole situation with Jacob, I thought was annoying. I felt like Bella was overly dependant in the second book, and she could have been a more independant character.

Eclipse was better than New Moon, but not as good as Twilight. I felt it was a little forgettable at times, but I wasn’t overly bored or disappointed with it. It was good, but not great.

Breaking Dawn was my second favorite book in the series. I sort of wished that Bella was turned into a vampire earlier, but that wasn’t that much of a disappointment. There was enought excitement and action involved that I didn’t get bored. The only other problem I had with this book was the ending. I was hoping for some big, grand ending with a fight, but that never took place. I wished that the battle with the Volturi had happened, but other than that, the book was great.

All in all, I give this series four and a half out of five stars. I would definitely recommend the series, but nearly everone has read it already. Anyway, thanks for reading! And be sure to comment and share your opinion!

colbie caillat: breakthrough

•August 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Colbie Caillat’s new CD, Breakthrough, will be in stores on August 25th. It features the new single, Fallin’ For You and a bunch of other new songs as well! Find out more at http://www.colbiecaillatmusic.com.

harry potter 6: movie review

•August 8, 2009 • 2 Comments

Release Date: July 15, 09

Length: 2 hrs, 55 mins

Rated: PG

My Rating: 4 1/2 of 5

This movie was by far my favorite of all the Potter movies. I believe it was pretty close to the storyline, and it was funny and action- packed.

One aspect of the movie I didn’t like was that they added more romance into the movie then there was in the book. That was one of the dominant parts of the movie (other than the whole harry vs. voldemort thing), and it wasn’t like that in the book. However, I did like that the movie was funny. Lately, the Potter movies have been getting darker and darker, and I like that there was a little humor involved with this one.

One major problem I had with the movie was the whole corn maze scene. That never took place in the book, and the Weasley’s house was never burned down in the sixth book. I understand that it’s hard to cram a whole book into a two hour movie, but it infuriates me that they decided to add a whole new scene into the movie that never took place in the origional story. But other than that one scene, I still think this movie was closer to the story than most others.

I believe that the part where Dumbledore died was ok. It could have been a better, but I wasn’t that disappointed. I would rate this movies with four and a half stars. I plan on seeing it again, maybe when it comes out on DVD. Anyway, feel free to comment and share your opinions, and thanks for reading!


•August 8, 2009 • 1 Comment

Obviously, this blog is a book review blog. But I realized that I don’t want to limit myself to any certain subject. So, I’ve decided that I will start writing about music, TV, and anything else I like. So there won’t be just book reviews. There will be much more.


•August 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Title: Bloomability

Author: Sharon Creech

Pages: 273

Age: 10+

My Rating: 3/5 stars

Bloomability is a book I read a while ago. It’s written by Sharon Creech, and is about a young teen named Dinnie Doone who is tired of moving all the time. Her father is a trucker, and his work brings them all over the United States. However, her whole life changes when her aunt and uncle bring her to Switzerland. There, she attends a boarding school and meets Guthrie, Lila, Keisuke, and Belen, and they become good friends. But, when the group decide to go on an annual ski trip, Guthrie and Lila get trapped in an avalanche. Dinnie is able to save them, because she knows the location at which they fell. At the end of the story, Dinnie is faced with a difficult decision. She can either go home to America for the summer, and come back to Switzerland for the school year; or go back to America permanently.

I found this book to be quite refreshing. It was unique, and well-written, and had an interesting plot. It was a little slow in the beginning, but picked up later in the story. I found the ending to be a little disappointing, because it was predictable in a way. But, I would rate this book with three out of five stars. It was a good story all in all, but I believe it could have been better. There were parts that I found to be absorbing, and others that were pretty uneventful. Anyway, thanks for reading!


•August 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment
Books are men of higher stature;
the only men that speak aloud for future times to hear.
~ E.S. Barrett ~