I just watched Wonder Woman! If you don’t already know I am a big lover of Wonder Woman, so this is probably my most looked forward to movie of the year. 😀
This movie was FANTASTIC! The action sequences were incredible, and so thrilling! I got goosebumps so many times watching this movie.
It was so amazing having an entire superhero movie based on a woman! It did make the reason for fighting, and the plot slightly different, which was cool. I was so hopeful and pumped for this movie, and it is just as Wonderful (get what I did there) as I thought it was going to be. This movie did NOT disappoint.
I absolutely love this movie! It is definitely my favorite superhero movie (next to Guardians of the Galaxy). Patty Jenkins directed an incredible movie, Gal Gadot played an INCREDIBLE Wonder Woman, and altogether I love the movie. Wonder Woman’s backstory was very well thought out, and the plot was great.
I give this a 5 star because it was just so WONDERFUL!
Hmmm. . . How do I start?
I rarely read teen books, but starting this year I decided to try more teen books because they can’t all be as bad as my bad experience.
Guess what? I was right! I really really enjoy this book. In fact, I read it in one day! I tend not to read books in one day because I am pretty busy during the day. However, I enjoyed this book so much that I stayed up late to read it (even though I probably shouldn’t have)!
Lily was a surprisingly funny heroine. Cade was okay, a little to cliché for me, but not that bad.
The story itself was incredible! Kasie West’s writing is SO good! The character’s and their misunderstandings of each other were very perfect, realistic, and just complex enough (which is something most authors miss).
This book is a teen book, so if you’re not a teen you probably shouldn’t read it. That being said, there were a few kisses at the very end, but not anything even close to inappropriate. I think girls 13 and older can read this book.
I give this book a 4 star because I so surprisingly really enjoyed it! 😀
Link to book summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25486998-p-s-i-like-you?ac=1&from_search=true
This book was so good! Of course I was already going to say that regardless of what the book was like because I knew I would like it! 😀 It was about Landon and Piper! Who can’t like Landon and Piper! 😀
This book seemed to have a lot more romantic tension than the first which I wasn’t a huge fan of, but it was still good. The beginning was actually kind of depressing but at the same time it was needed for the plot, and if a I can feel sadness from reading a book that shows signs of good writing. After the first few chapters things definitely weren’t as depressing or sad.
The mystery and adventure of this book were actually very good. I did not figure out the mystery until the characters themselves realized the culprit.
Piper and Landon were both adorable! Their banters were awesome! I just realized I am totally fangirling which is really weird ’cause that is NOT me. 😀
I was actually a fan of Darcy and Gage which I wasn’t expecting. I love Darcy! She was so cool! So once again I am looking forward to the next book! 😀
They said Cali again! AHHHH!!!! 😀 A Californian’s worst nightmare. But there was this part that they went to Southern California and I knew every place they were going to. That was a lot of fun. 😀
Warning: This book again has content more geared towards older teens and adults. I would not recommend anyone under the age 13 or maybe 14 read this. This doesn’t make it an inappropriate book just not right for certain ages.
I give this a 5 star review.
Link to summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15713049-shattered
This is such a perfect elementary to young middle grade book! I would seriously recommend that kids read this book.
The only things I didn’t like so much was that the dialogue just wasn’t very well thought out. I probably wouldn’t have noticed this so much if I had been reading it instead of listening to the audio book.
Besides the dialogue the book was fantastic. I love the story plot. It’s basically all book nerds’ dream right? 😀 The story was very clever. I would never have been able to think up anything like it. Also, Mr. Lemoncello and the librarian (I can’t remember her name) were just so cool.
I without a doubt recommend this book to kids of any ages (or people who enjoy cleverly written children’s books). This book is really fun to read (or listen to :D) so I give it 4 stars.
Link to the book summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16054808-escape-from-mr-lemoncello-s-library?ac=1&from_search=true
I’m not sure about you, but junior year in high school has been pretty stressful. There was once a time when I just could not wait to become an “adult”, but now that the time has finally come I find myself scared.
At the beginning of the school year (late August 2016) I was suddenly overwhelmed with the amount of important things I had to accomplish by the summer 2017 in order to become a “proper” almost adult. My list of “important stuff” contained:
- Get permit/liscense
- Study for SAT and ACT
- Get good grade on SAT and ACT
- Start picking and touring colleges
- Find out what I want to major in
- Get a job
- Gain more volunteer experience
- Start attending Community College classes (I’m homeschooled)
- Stop procrastinating and actually start checking things off the list
I became way more intimidated by this list than I ever thought I could be when I daydreamed of this day at 6 years-old. I guess I realized that many of the things on this short list were deciding what course my life was going to take. So many doubts started flooding my head, ruining the “perfect future” I’d imagined for myself.
Suddenly a million “What ifs?” and “How am I going to get this all done?” flooded my mind.
After attempting to do everything on my list at the same time I realized that I couldn’t do it all. God showed me that I just needed to pause for a minute and pay attention to Him. In turning to God I have begun to be more diligent in reading the scriptures and applying Him to my daily life. Through this struggle I am closer to God than I was before. I am better in tune with what he wants instead of my earthly success. I don’t need to be stressed about my list anymore. Of course I still need to do those things, but now I’m assured that everything will be alright because God has the wheel.
Don’t freak out because you don’t have everything together, none of us really do. All I can say is pray to God, because he’s pretty great and has answered all of the questions and doubts I once had concerning growing up. Stop thinking “How will I get all of this done?” and just check off ONE thing at a time. I’m still struggle with being anxious, but I’m also excited. The future’s gonna be good. ;D
I have so many wonderful kids books to review that I was having a serious dilemma choosing this weeks review. I was trying to choose between Matilda and some Disney fairy books by Gail Carson Levine when I saw Diary of a Fairy Godmother. Since this book is much lesser known than the Matilda and all Gail Carson Levine’s books I decided to review this story.
Diary of a Fairy Godmother is one of those books that I read so often when I was young that I almost had it memorized. I have never read any other books by Esmé Rahi Codell, but remembering this book makes me want to read more works by her.
The story is pretty much about a young witch who decides to give up the witching business and pursue becoming a fairy godmother. The writing is very clever and witty along with imaginative. This book is so original and fun that I would recommend it to any young girls. I love this book so much that I fully intend to buy it (I don’t often love books enough to spend money on them).
I don’t really think an age range is necessary, but for those who are skeptical of books with magic I will inform you that this book has magic (which is kind of obvious given the name :). I do however promise you that the main character, Hunky Dory, is quite able to be a good role model. Her change from being a salty witch to a helpful fairy godmother can be very admirable to young kids. I recommend this book to everyone because I really enjoyed it and found nothing to not like (does that sentence make sense?).
I give this 5 stars because it is truly one of my favorite kids books.
Link to summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/157799.Diary_of_a_Fairy_Godmother
This book is incredible! The story brought me to tears, and that rarely happens! Everybody should read this book! I would write one of my super long multiple paragraph reviews but this book is to good for words! I actually mean it. I got the wonderful childish happy fantasy feeling as well as the bittersweet feeling that only good books can give you.
Who wouldn’t recommend this book to everyone they know? It was amazingly written and is a classic child’s book that everyone should to read. I would recommend this book to anyone ranging from a small child to a 100-year-old grandma.
I give this a 5 star review. This book definitely deserves it. 😀
Link to summary via goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2839.Bridge_to_Terabithia