Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Book Four: Undone

Author: Paul Jennings
Pages: 166
Rating: 10/10
Date of Completion: Monday, September 28, 2009
Summary of Book: Contains 8 very connected stories with awesome endings and is really authentic.
Comments/Remarks on the Book: TOTALLY love this book because of connecting the endings with the beginnings; uses similes. Hard to describe about this book because some stories here are unbelievable and some are like out of the real world. There are stories like Noseweed, Wake Up to Yourself, Moonies, and You Be the Judge have endings that you realize that you tell yourself, "Oh! I think I remember that part in the beginning!"

Monday, September 28, 2009

Book Three: How Hedley Hopkins did a Dare

Author: Paul Jennings
Pages: Approximately 220 (not accurate)
Rating: 9/10
Date of Completion: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Summary of Book: Hedley Hopkins is a loner, in desperate search of friends. One day at school, he finds Ian and the gang having fun, talking. Hedley desires to be in that gang, and in order to join the group, he must do a dare. He goes through several challenges and barriers along the way...
Opinion: What I love about this book is that there are plenty of similes and additionally many words and phrases that are very interesting. Even the story is high quality. Read the blurb, and you may die of laughter.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Book Two: The Long Lost Map

Author: Pierdomenico Baccalario
Pages: 162 (this is not accurate)
Rating: 9/10
Completion Date: Monday, September 7, 2009
Summary of Book: Rick, Jason, and Julia enter the world of Egypt, into the past. When Julia ran, she arrived back in the present, in Argo Manor. The door was shut behind her and cannot be opened. Therefore, Rick and Jason are stuck in the past, and the only way to return to the present is to find a map of Kilmore Cove. They will have to decipher more messages and solve more questions from the enigmatic Ulysses Moore. Unfortunately, Rick and Jason are not the only time travellers who are in desperate search for the map. Someone else is searching for the map too...
Comments/Remarks on this Book: Very connected to the first book. I love the way where Rick and Jason are using their common sense and logical thinking to solve the mystery. In addition, I love the event in Julia's point of view. (You will know when you read the book.)

Book One: The Door to Time

Author: Pierdomenico Baccalario
Pages: 222
Rating: 9/10
Completion Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009
Short summary of this book: This is the first book into the mystery of Ulysses Moore. Rick, Jason, and Julia are kids who are deciphering many codes, and solving problems by the enigmatic Ulysses Moore. When they found a door, they discover what lies behind it...
Comments/Remarks on the Book: I like this book because the author persuades the reader to read more of the book. I like the intense feeling of characters' actions and also their response of what they are seeing in the setting. I do recommend this book for students who loves mystery books.