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Drunk Goggles in Health Class

I just typed this in Health Class. I thought it was hilarious. Dyer (the teacher) brought out drunk goggles because we are focusing on alcohol at the mome4nt. Anyways, Dyer said every year, someone falls. One girl said it’d be her… And it was. At least, the first. Then another girl fell, but it wasn’t nearly as funny as the first. When the first girl fell, everyone (including her) started cracking up. When she got up, she got a bunch of applause.
It made my day. I hope it made yours too. ūüôā

The ’80s Weren’t Good to You People, Were They?

My mom’s friend (we refer to her as Aunt Charlene) texted me this last weekend, telling me she had a boxful of the Sweet Valley High books. Never heard of ’em. But her husband (one of the town’s judges) took them over to my house. Inside the box was about fifty of the series, a few missing here, a few missing there. Impressive, right? Not all of those books were impressive, though.
 
One title – “Karen Kepplewhite¬†is the World’s Best Kisser.” Believe me, I’m grateful she dropped off the books. But “Karen Kepplewhite is the World’s Best Kisser”? So crazy. The word ‘jazzed’ was often used. It’s from 1983, something like that.
 
Another book – “Cute”. Wow, these books had lame titles. Which makes me think –¬†I’m a 21st century girl. Born in the ’90s, I have no clue what possessed you people to think the way you did in the 1980s.
 
Mom tells me she wore blue eyeshadow. I’ve seen movies from the ’80s with guys wearing shorts no longer than modern girls love to wear. You spoke so weird, saying you were ‘totally jazzed’ and all of these lame lines. So, like I said –
 
The ’80s weren’t good to you people, were they?

The Lost Hero (Rick Riordan)


For my recent birthday, my friend Kelli ( http://klmsbookreviews.blogspot.com)gave me a hardback (thank you!) copy of the first ‘Heroes of Olympus’ book, “The Lost
Hero.” Now, you might think that this ‘Lost Hero’ guy is the main character. But that’s not it. The lost hero comes into play when this kid, Jason, and his friends Piper McLean, daughter of Aphrodite and movie star Tristan McLean, and Leo Valdez, son of Hephaestus and a deseased mother, show up at Camp Half-Blood. Jason thinks of the gods in their Roman forms, speaks Latin, and is the full brother of Thalia Grace. Annabeth Chase, daughter of Athena, tells them that her boyfriend, Percy Jackson, is missing. But Jason, Piper and Leo first have to free Hera, or, to Jason, Juno. The three go on a quest to save the goddess, and after they get back to Camp, Jason and Annabeth agree that, if Jason came from a Roman Camp, and is at Camp Half-Blood, without any memory, Percy must be at Jason’s camp, known as the child of Neptune.
 
It‚Äôs not a Percy Jackson book, sure, but ‚ÄúThe Lost Hero‚ÄĚ is definitely just as good. Rick Riordan is a great author, and when he dies, people will remember his books like we remember anybody else with works that we revere. Thank you, Riordan, for the material to pass the time with and to entertain me so much. I apologize about my summary, but it was a little bit complicated to do this. After all, this is a great book and good books are hard to write reviews on.
 
 

Conclusion to ‘The Hunger Games’

First, I would like to say that the friend of mine that felt that ‘The Hunger Games’ are just unfortunate has created a book review blog, too. She first posted last night about a book by John Flanagan. So, she needs to be read, too. Go to http://klmsbookreviews.blogspot.com¬†to check it out.

Second, I feel that it would be a great idea if, to extend the series just a little bit, Suzanne Collins should re-write ‘The Hunger Games’, just book one, from Peeta’s point of view. It would be an¬†interesting way to see how he earned his training score and how he survived the Arena.

Finally, I feel that there are a few issues. These issues are in the new movie coming out on March 23, 2012, ‘The Hunger Games’. I can understand why they chose Liam Hemsworth to be Gale Hawthorne; he’s tall, he’s got a strong voice, and any ‘Hunger Games’ fan can see why he’s the perfect one for the role.

But, the other two actors are not the best choice. First, Peeta is blond. The actor playing Peeta Mellark, Josh Hutcherson, is absolutely opposite of blond. You’ve all seen him in ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’, right? The dark-haired kid that brought home the extinct little birdie? Well, he’s Peeta. Not a good idea! He’s not right for the role!

Next, the role of Kaniss Everdeen. This dark-haired, grey-eyed,strong-willed young woman is to be played by none other than blond-haired, blue-eyed Jennifer Lawrence! Holy crap! It’s like these casting operators never read the frickin’ book! What’s up?

Here’s my closest guess as to why these idiots choose unfitting actors – money. That’s right. They don’t want to spend the time or money to look for good roles, so they throw in whoever is¬†available. Sure, go watch it next year when it comes out, but remember the book when you watch it. Remember Katniss, Gale, Prim, little Rue, too. Think of the things you saw when you read ‘The Hunger Games’.

Katniss Everdeen

Peeta Mellark   Gale Hawthorne

Suzanne Collins (Mockingjay)

In the final installment in The Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss is living in District 13. She has been asked to become the Mockingjay. Unfortunately, though, Peeta is not there to support her. The hovercraft that rescued her from the Arena was not able to take him or they would all be destroyed. So Katniss must convince the Districts to move on without the boy with bread to help her.
I found ‘Mockingjay’ was a very captivating book. It was full of war, emotion, and so many more things that I do not know. I nearly cried a countless number of times. And Suzanne Collins has created a book worthy of great praise. ‘Mockingjay’ is a book that should be loved, honored, and cherished forever. And, if anyone says otherwise, they are lying.

Go Katniss! Long live the Mockingjay!

Suzanne Collins (Catching Fire)

As I stated in my previous post, ‘Catching Fire’ has a huge contrast to ‘The Hunger Games’. In the sequel, Katniss must go back into the Arena for the Quarter Quell. Every twenty-five years, the Gamemakers announce that year’s twist on the Games. And for the third Quarter Quell, past victors must go into the Arena and fight each other. Most have become allies, friends, and will have a tough time killing each other. And, as I mentioned before, Ms. Collins could always have done a better job.
‘Catching Fire’ was confusing from start to finish. (spoilers ahead)
At the beginning, it was really hard to figure out what¬†was happening. And President Snow’s visit was pretty strange. And when Katniss remembers the kiss with Gale, I was a little confused. But the most confusing part of the book, I must say, was at the end, when Katniss is lifted from the Arena. The last chapters of the book were so confusing, and I never truly understood what had happened until I read ‘Mockingjay’. This book dragged on too much, like the old movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Ms. Collins needed to get to the point in this book. If I have to wait for the next book to fully comprehend what happened, it’s a pretty bad book.
Now, at this point, I would love to say something nice like, “Oh, but nonetheless, I felt this book was a home run,” but I can’t lie like that. Of course, If you do plan to read The Hunger Games series, you cannot skip ‘Catching Fire’ and go straight to ‘Mockingjay’ from ‘The Hunger Games’, because it won’t work. you won’t know how Peeta’s favorite color ties into the point in ‘Mockingjay’ where Peeta in restrained and Katniss goes to cry by herself.
My next installment will conclude my reviews of ‘The Hunger Games’. Then, I plan to share what Suzanne Collins could do to advance the series, just a little bit. And everybody loves Rick Riordan, right?

Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)

One of the very first books I read this school year was ‘The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins, and I have to tell you, it was amazing! If you haven’t read it¬†yet, you may want to turn away, because you may experiences spoilers.