Friday, June 29, 2012

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Theodore 'Theo' Boone has grown up around law. His mom is a divorce lawyer, his dad is a real-estate lawyer, and his only uncle is an ex-lawyer. So when Pete Duffy, a well-to-do man who lives in Theo's town, is put on trial for murdering his wife, it's no shock Theo is interested. When Theo digs deep, nobody believes what he finds. This was a very good book, Theo is a great character, and I would recommend his book for anyone ages 11-14. If you liked this, be sure to read the sequel, Theodore Boone: Vanished. Happy Reading, Native New Yorker!

Theodore Boon: The Accused by John Grisham

According to my dad, Grisham is a well-accomplished adult writer. I think he makes a wonderful children's author too. Theodore 'Theo' Boone is in the sticky spot himself in the third of his series. A local computer store was robbed and Theo is the prime suspect. The police think they've nailed him, so it's up to Theo to prove himself innocent. On top of being accused, somebody is out to get Theo. Slashed bike tires and his favorite baseball cap stolen aren't even the worst of it. This book kept me constantly turning pages. Grisham successfully combines funny and serious in a perfect blend. I recommend this book for any boy or girl ages 13-15. If you liked this, you'd like the other Theo books; Theodore Boone: Kid lawyer and Theodore Boone: The Abduction. You also might enjoy the Hardy Boys series and Nancy Drew series. The book is 272 pages. Happy Reading, NNYer!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

TSS was a good book. However, it was fairly similar to the rest of the other books. There are a few surprises though, the first one is (SPOILER ALERT) that when Walt dies (yes he finally dies), well I won't tell you what happens, but it is very interesting. Also, a very interesting thing happens to Ra (I also won't tell you what that is). The third surprise is the best. Riordan hinted that (you'll have to read the book to find out). Ok, sorry, I'm not that evil. Really, Riordan hinted that he would be combining the Percy Jackson series and Kane Chronicle series! I'm very excited about this, I think the interaction with all the characters will be awesome. I recommend this book for kids 12-14, boys or girls. If you liked it, you really should read the PJ series (if only for backstory). Happy Reading, Native New Yorker!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

I learned something from this book that I probably never would have learned anywhere else. A Wahoo is a type of fish! Who woulda thunk it (Carl Hiaasen, evidently)? Anyway, Chomp, like may a book, starts out in a suburban home. But this home is no ordinary home. You see, Mr. Cray, the head of the house, is an animal wrangler. Wahoo Cray (named after the wrestler, NOT the fish), his son, knows their mortgage paymest are long due. When egotistical TV (not really) reality star Derek Bager shows up offering 1000$ a day to provide animals for his show Expedition! Survival, Wahoo excepts. After a crazy incident with an aligator, Derek deciders to do his own stuns. The Cray men he'd out into the FL Everglades with a friend they pick up along the way. When Derek goes missing and the friend's dad show up waving a gun around, Wahoo get way more than he bargained for. Chomp, like all of Hiaasen's books, was great. I'd review then too, but I read them a while ago so I'm not really sure of the details (and I never re read a book). Anyway it's totally worth you time to read Chomp. I'd recommend it for boys or girls ages 10-13. Happy Chomping, Native New Yorker! PS I'm looking for a new pen name, any suggestions?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Oopsie! by Native New Yorker

You probably haven't noticed I haven't posted in awhile. One reason is that I just haven't posted.  I've read more than ten books, but I haven't reviewed any... The other is that my system isn't the best. So, I'm simplifying it. Now I'm only going to post every Sunday. Happy Reading, Native New Yorker!