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Winning means fame and fortune.

Losing means certain death.

The Hunger Games have begun…

The Hunger Games is an interesting, awesome and adventurous book by Suzanne Collins. I haven’t finished the entire book yet, but I think I’ll finish it next week. So far,  16 year old Katniss Everdeen (the main character) is from District 12, one of the poorest districts out of all the districts. She lives with her mother and her 12 year old sister Primrose (Prim) Everdeen. Katniss hunts with her friend Gale Hawthorn to get food for her family. Every year, there is something called the Hunger Games. Children ages 12-18 get their name put in. The day when people from each district pick a name out of the hat, Effie Trinket (district 12’s escort) picks Prim’s name, and Katniss volunteers for Prim to be in the games, because she’s afraid Prim will get hurt. The boy representative for District 12 is Peeta Mellark. Katniss, Peeta and the other representatives go training for the games. The winner of the previous games were from the richer districts with very good weapons and skills. Katniss still tries her best with the other weapons. When the games begin, Katniss, Peeta and a few other tributes (representatives from other districts) still are alive, while the others are killed while playing the games. Katniss finds out that Peeta is with the people who are trying to kill Katniss for getting a eleven on her training test (because it’s almost impossible to get that kind of score). Katniss wants to find out why Peeta is trying to kill her.

I really liked this book because whenever I put it down, or when I have to stop at the next chapter, I always either pick the book up again, or read to the chapter after the chapter I was supposed to stop on. The Hunger Games is also put in a movie. What I really liked about this book is when Katniss was a risk-taker and trying new things like when she volunteers for Prim and when she tries different weapons. I also liked when Katniss tries and still is trying to keep her promise to Prim, she will win, that shows she is really kind to her little sister, even though she might get killed. What I didn’t like was when Katniss got mad at Peeta for no particular reason, and also when Peeta and a few other tributes from districts 1,2 and 4 try to kill Katniss. I’m really excited for the ending and I hope Peeta and the other tributes will stop trying to kill Katniss and I also hope that District 12 wins the Hunger Games. There are also 2 books after this, they are called Catching Fire (2nd book) and Mockingjay (3rd and last book). I want to read those too. I would recommend this book to girls and boys ages 11-16. Hope you can enjoy this book as much as I do!

Forever Four

Forever Four is a awesome and interesting book by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel. It talks about 4 girls Miko Suzuki, Paulina Barbosa, Ivy Scanlon and Tally Janeway the 4 are in middle school (seventh grade). There is the Prom-Queen in Training (PQuit), the Brain, the New Girl and the Actress. Miko is the PQuit and is always into fashion, at school and out. Paulina is the brain, Paulina knows what is right and knows what they need to get done. She also is trying a new school year without her best friend Evelyn because she moved to a different country. Ivy is the new girl, she tries to blend in, she’s cool, and doesn’t really mind her appearance to other people, and actually makes good friends with Paulina. Tally is the actress, she always knows what plays are coming up and sometimes doesn’t follow along with the group, but she still tries her best to keep up. They are grouped together to create a magazine for a school competition, it seems like they can’t agree on a thing. Then their biggest rival The Athletes accuses them of cheating, with their deadline looming and the school dividing behind the different groups, the four girls race to complete their first issue of their magazine called 4Girls. They meet at lunch times but it still doesn’t work, they don’t get enough work done. So Paulina decides to have a sleepover at her house to get work done, the girls finish their work on time and hand in their work and get it in on the deadline. They are so nervous if they would win or not. On the day of the voting, students from their school vote and see which group will win. When the results were in, Miko, Paulina, Ivy and Tally were so nervous. When their principal announced the winner, it was 4Girls!!! They were so happy they won. They have to make a second issue for next time.

I thought that this was a really interesting and awesome book because whenever I read it, I wouldn’t want to put it down. I think I’m most like Ivy because I don’t really care about my appearance but I’m also not the new girl. So I guess I’m sort of like Ivy. I have a good friend who is in my class and she is Alpha-Adventurer 13 (aka. Stargirl) I think she is most like Paulina because she is really smart and she’s got the brains! She also has a best friend who moved to a different country. What I liked about this book is when the girls finally agreed on something, they ended up laughing all together. I didn’t really dislike anything, but I would strongly recommend this book to girls aged 9-13. Hope you can enjoy it as much as I do!

Katie, batter up!

Katie, batter up is a really good book by Coco Simon. Katie’s Cupcake Club friends all have other activities besides making cupcakes. Mia and Alexis are on the soccer team and Emma plays the flute. So Katie tries to find a sport that suits her. Katie tries a lot of sports, like soccer, basketball and a lot of other things, but still doesn’t find her sport. She also has to handle the fact of making cupcakes with her Cupcake Club friends for her grandmother’s birthday celebration. Then one day… Katie caught a softball that Mia’s stepdad Dan threw. Katie finally knows what sport she’s good at. Katie tries out for the softball tryouts at school by following her sporty grandmothers words and she makes it! Mia, Emma and Alexis were so happy for Katie. Katie’s grandmother also had a really successful birthday celebration. Later on, Katie quits the softball team because she thought it was so much pressure. The softball coach (Coach Kendall) gave Katie’s place to Maggie (one of the popular mean girls, but also can be very nice). Maggie really wanted to be in, but she didn’t get through, now she thanks Katie so much for letting her have her place. So I think those 2 are sort of friends.

I really thought this was a good book because Katie wants to try new things like her friends and she tries something she usually doesn’t do much. I want to try and be like her sometime. I think Mia, Alexis and Emma were very encouraging to Katie when she tried and tried to find a sport. Katie also was very honest to Coach Kendall about wanting to quit the softball team, Coach Kendall was very understanding to Katie, and she was willing her to join next year. I wrote about one of the books in the series called Alexis and the Perfect Recipe, here is the link. I think that’s also a really good book, actually, all the books that I read so far in this series are good. I really like the cupcake making, they work together and get their job done. They also earn a lot of money for their delicious cupcakes. I would really recommend this book for ages 8-12. Hope you can read this amazing and delicious book soon! 😛

No and Me

No and Me (you might think that this is a weird name for a book, but it’s not) this book by Delphine de Vigan. I haven’t finished the entire book yet, but I’ll tell you about the parts I read. Lou Bertignac is a 13 year old girl who is 2 years ahead of her age group at school. Her friend Lucas helps her get through the day. Lou’s family is struggling to hold things together since the death of Lou’s baby sister, and her mother is distant. The last thing Lou wants to do is give a presentation in front of her class, but then while Lou watches people come and go at Austerlitz Station (she likes watching the emotion), Lou meets No, a 18 year old who is homeless. Lou chooses to do her presentation about the homeless, and she interviews No. Thats all I read so far.

I think that maybe Lou will pass her presentation about the homeless and maybe No is going to find a new family. I’m not sure what is going to happen next, but I think it will probably end happy. My favorite part so far in the book is when Lou and No met, it was sort of awkward at the same time because they didn’t ask a lot of questions about each other (if you meet someone, you always want to know more about them).

Their conversation was sort of like this (Black= No. Blue= Lou):

“You got a smoke?”

“Sorry, I don’t smoke. I’ve got some gum though.”

“Hi, I’m No. What’s your name?”



“I’m Lou… Lou Bertignac.”

“I’ve seen you here a few times before. What are you doing?”

“Watching people.”

“Isn’t there anyone to watch at home?”

“Yes, but that’s different.”

” How old are you?”


“You got a couple of euros? I haven’t eaten anything since last night.”

Lou hands some money to No.

“Lou, what class are you in?”

“Year eleven.”

“That’s unusual for someone your age.”

“Well, yes, I moved up 2 years.”

“How come?”

“I skipped 2 classes.”

Their conversation wasn’t that long, so I’ll stop. They didn’t ask so many questions about themselves.

What I disliked…  I didn’t really dislike anything, but maybe later on in the book I will.

If you read this book and you would like to comment, please don’t tell me the ending in the comment. Thanks! 😛

Alexis and the Perfect Recipe

Alexis and the Perfect Recipe is a really good book by Coco Simon. Alexis Becker has always been organized and plan and set goals for herself, which is why she is in charge of the business end of the Cupcake Club (a group that she and her 3 other best friends Emma Taylor, Mia Velaz and Katie Brown created to bake cupcakes for customers and earn money). Suddenly, Alexis’s life changes, she has developed a major crush on Matt Taylor, who happens to be Emma’s older brother, then things start to get disorganized. Alexis tries to find out more about Matt, without anyone knowing, but it’s hard to keep secrets from her best friends. There is also 1 mean girl, and a nice sweet girl, but a follower of the mean girl. There is Sydney (the Cupcake club’s enemy and the mean girl) and Callie (A really sweet girl, who was Katie’s former best friend until she met Sydney, but has to follow whatever Sydney tells her to do.) Meanwhile, Alexis has to work things out with Dylan (her older sister), who’s being very bossy and rude to the Cupcake club because she asked them to bake cupcakes for her sweet 16 party, and is being picky about the cupcakes, also Dylan makes the Alexis and the Cupcake club wear a dress/gown that suites the theme of her party (which is gold and black), but Alexis found this pretty pink dress and bought it, and her sister is NOT happy about that. I won’t tell you the ending because it will just ruin the whole book. So you have to read it to find out the ending.

I really liked this book because it was interesting, and whenever I put the book down, I want to pick it up again. In this whole series that I read so far, I think I’m a mix of Mia and Emma, because I Mia is nice and caring, and not afraid to tell someone something that is true about them, and Emma is a shy girl, and I can sometimes be shy. In this series (called the cupcake diaries)  I believe there are 8 books. Here is the order: Katie and the Cupcake Cure, Mia in the Mix, Emma on Thin Icing, Alexis and the Perfect Recipe, Katie Batter Up, Mia’s baker’s dozen, Emma all Stirred Up and lastly, Alexis Cool as a Cupcake. I think there will be more, but I might be wrong. The Cupcake diaries is a fantastic series, and I recommend it to girls age 8-13.

Here’s a link to know more about the Cupcake Diaries.

Here is a video about the cupcake diaries:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a really good book by J.K. Rowling. I’ll tell you what it’s about (missing some parts). Harry starting his second year in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with his 2 good friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry finds a message on the wall saying the Slytherin’s heir has opened (or something like that) and hears weird voices saying kill, death… etc. Ron, Harry and Hermione make a potion in Moaning Myrtle’s (a ghost) bathroom because hardly anyone goes there because moaning Myrtle haunts girls when they go to the toilet. The 3 of them turn into Slytherin’s because they want to find out more about Harry’s enemy Draco Malfoy in Slytherin because his dad knows about the chamber of secrets and how the chamber of secrets has been opened. Later on, monsters from the chamber of secrets starts petrifying people (including Hermione)  and Harry and Ron want to know how the monster does it. In Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom, Harry finds a diary and starts writing to it and the person who owns the diary which is Tom Riddle, is writing to him back. He tells him that Hagrid (a friendly giant and gamekeeper of Hogwarts) has opened the chamber of secrets 50 years ago when Riddle was still going to school at Hogwarts. Hagrid gets taken away to (Harry and Ron thinks he’s taken to) Azkaban, the place of prison. Professor Dumbledore (the school’s headmaster) gets taken away too and all the house masters are worried that more students will get petrified. At one part, Ginny (Ron’s little sister) tries to tell Harry something, but nothing will come out of her mouth. Ginny sooner gets taken away by the monster and gets taken to the chamber itself. Harry and Ron think that the chamber is in Moaning Myrtle’s bathroom, and people get petrified by looking at the monster, but they die if they look at the monster straight in the eyes. They ask moaning Myrtle about the girl who died 50 years ago by the monster, and they found out that the girl was Moaning Myrtle, she was teased by another girl because of her glasses when she was a human, and she kept crying in the bathroom, when she opened the door to go out, she saw yellow eyes and died instantly, she haunted the other girl who made fun of the glasses and the girls wishes she had never made fun of Myrtle. Later on, Harry goes and saves Ginny, but finds out that Tom Riddle is there, and he tells Harry that Ginny has told many things about him and tells Riddle her thoughts. Harry tries to fight Riddle and soon finds out that his real name is Tom Marvolo Riddle, and if you unscramble it, it becomes I am Lord Voldemort. Riddle opened the chamber 50 years ago because he was Voldemort. Harry somehow got rid of Voldemort and saved Ginny. Professor Dumbledore came back and got Hagrid back, he told Harry that not many people know Voldemort’s name was actually Tom Riddle. He also told Harry that Voldemort is still in the forests somewhere, but might come back. Mr and Mrs Weasley (dad and mom of Ron, Ginny, and the other Weasley’s) thank Harry for saving Ginny. Harry is happy he can help save her. Dumbledore gives Ron and Harry 200 points each for Gryffindor for saving Ginny and stopping the monster and Voldemort from the chamber of secrets. Hermione is cured and so is the other kids. Gryffindor is the leading house and beat Slytherin for the second year in a row. The ending is really happy, but Harry is not happy because he has to go back to the Dursley’s who treat him really badly.

I really like this book because it’s really interesting and makes me want to read more every time. I really like the character Hermione, because she’s smart, always there for her friends like Harry and Ron and she can do a lot of spells. I really like J.K Rowling’s style of writing because she makes the book sound really interesting and making the audience wanting to read more! I really want to go to Hogwarts and try magic, maybe I can become friends with Hermione, Harry, Ron or Ginny! It’s all about imagination! I really hope that you can read this book or any of the Harry Potter series! 🙂

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a really good book by J.K. Rowling, It’s the 1st Harry Potter book that J.K. Rowling made. I haven’t finished the entire book (I’ll still tell you the parts I read), but I think that the ending will be very interesting. This book is about Harry, living with his uncle Vernon, his aunt Petunia and his cousin Dudley. He gets treated really badly and they make him sleep in a closet below the stairs, until letters from a mysterious person comes to Harry, and he soon finds out that he gets to go to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a school for training magic with wizards and witches. Why? Harry Potter is a wizard. Before he goes to Hogwarts, a giant called Hagrid tells Harry about his mom and dad. Harry finds out that Voldemort killed his parents but didn’t kill him, he’s still suspicious why Voldemort didn’t kill him. When he gets to Hogwarts, he meets Ron (Ronald) Weasley, he has 6 siblings, (from oldest to youngest) Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron then his little sister Ginny. Harry also meets Hermione Granger, a nice, brave and caring girl. They have to get put into houses, they all have to go to the stage and put on a magic hat, the hat shouts out which house you are in.The 3 of them end up in Gryffindor house (the lion). In Hogwarts, there are 4 houses, Slytherin, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff. Harry doesn’t want to get in Slytherin because Voldemort, the bad guy in the series, was in that house, and no one wants to say his name so they call him you-know-who. The philosopher’s stone is hidden and guarded very well, but Professor Snape (the headmaster of Slytherin house) wants to steal the stone, and Harry thinks he knows why. Snape is trying to get the stone for you-know-who, and trying to let him have more power. Harry, Hermione and Ron try to find out more why Snape wants to steal the stone, and how Snape can get past the strong and powerful guard, Fluffy.

This book is for people who like adventure and fantasy. I really like J.K. Rowling’s style, she makes this book sound really interesting and making me want to read more. I’ve never seen or read anything like it before, but maybe I can get the 2nd book, and read it, it’s really interesting (I’ve said it so many times because it its interesting). In this book, I like Hermione because she is brave, nice and can be a very good friend. She is not afraid to stop Ron and Harry from doing dangerous or to risky things. Hermione also helps her friends when their in need, she helps Harry and Ron for studying for the test to get to their 2nd year, and helps them for homework. I’m really looking forward to the ending of this book and also reading the 2nd book, which is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. My friend Alpha-Adventurer 13 wrote a reading reflection about the 3rd Harry Potter book, which is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, here is the link. Hope you can read the Harry Potter books too! 🙂

Sassy The Birthday Storm

Sassy The Birthday Storm is a really good book by Sharon M. Draper. This book is about Sassy and her family (her Dad, Mom, older sister and older brother) during their summer vacation they are going to Florida to celebrate Sassy’s grandmother’s birthday. Sassy is a really sweet girl who always has her sparkle sack with her, with all the supplies she or other people need. Like her nail polish, lucky ribbons, bracelets, ink pens in glow-in-the-dark colors. Pansy Pink. Gala Green. Cherry Red. Banana Yellow. Juicy Orange, and Passion Purple, she also has a lot of other things in there. When they get to Florida, the weather reports say that there’s a hurricane swirling in the Atlantic, and is heading towards Sassy’s grandmothers town. After the hurricane hits, there’s no electricity, stores are closed, and there’s no birthday cake. Sassy thinks the birthday party will be ruined. Even worse, the lives of sea turtles are going to be threatened by the storm, but luckily Sassy has her sparkle sack with her. With her family, she saves 100 turtle eggs from being washed away in the storm. Later on, Sassy learns that her, her family and her grandmother have a unforgettable celebration. Sassy and her family learn about the power and beauty of nature, and being together is the best gift of all.

I really liked this book because it shows the meaning of being together with family is the best gift of all. I really like the author Sharon M. Draper’s style, because she made this story sound really interesting and making me want to read more. After I finished reading a few chapters, I just wanted to read more and more. I really recommend this book to girls who love adventure and who loves being with family.  I really hope you can read this book! 🙂

Braving The Lake

Braving the lake is a amazing book by American Girl. In the series, there are different books with different characters in it. The 8 main characters are all girls. Emmy, a brave girl who loves swimming and boating. Isabel, a confident girl with a funky sense of style. Amber, a animal lover, and a loyal friend. Neely, a creative girl who loves dance, music and art. Riley, a good sport on and off the field. Paige, a nature lover who leads hikes and campus cleanups. Logan, a super smart girl who is curious about everything, and Shelby, a kind girl who is always there for her friends, and loves making new friends. This book is about friendship and confidence. There are no main character(s) because it is you, for example, there’s this sentence that says “When you break the surface of the water, Emmy gives you a thumbs up.” There is the word you in it, so you are basically the main character.

I really liked this book because you get to pick your path, what I mean by that is you get to choose your ending, for example in one of the pages, it says If you decide to snorkel, turn to page 84, below that it says If you’re too scared to snorkel, turn to page 89. I really like those books. My friend Alpha-Adventurer 13 (aka Stargirl) read a book that also has pick your path in it. Pick your path books are really interesting because you don’t know the ending of the book. Out of the 8 main characters in the book, I think I’m most like Neely because I love dance and art and I’m also like Shelby because I think I’m always there for my friends, and I like making new friends. I really like this book, and I hope you can read it too! 🙂

Take Two

Take Two is a amazing book also by Sienna Mercer, and makes you really want to read it.  This book is about Hollywood coming to Franklin Grove, where Olivia Abbott and Ivy Vega live, and Olivia’s favorite teen star Jackson Caulfield is there too! Theres also a chance to audition for a role with Jackson, because the co-star Jessica Phelps quit the show. Jackson also asks Olivia to go on a date with him, and Olivia is so excited! Meanwhile, Ivy and her best friend Sophia are trying to figure out if Jackson is a vampire or not, because if he is, Olivia can’t date him, vampires and humans can’t mix.

I think I’m most like Ivy, because she likes wearing dark colors like dark blue, dark purple, black and red. I like wearing blue, purple and black, and many other colors. Ivy is not new to her town, which is Franklin Grove, and I’m not new to where I come from, which is Hong Kong. Olivia is new to Franklin Grove, and mostly likes wearing pink and white. This is a girls book, and I would recommend it to any girl. It’s about friendship, mysteries, and sometimes some romance. Overall, I think this is a really good book and you should read it. 🙂