The Witches

The Witches by Roald Dahl is about a boy who encounters witches. Twice. The first time he was lucky. The second time not so lucky. So he seeks revenge. 

1. Where did you find the book? My Aunt Lindsay gave it to me because she thought I'd like it and I did. 

2. What did you love about the book? I loved the witches most of all.

3. What turned you off about the book? The boy's father's will requested that the boy live in England but he ended up in Norway, and that confused me.  

4. What is your favorite quote from the book? “Jeepers, creepers, he’s gone up my trouser.”

5. Who was your favorite character and why? The Grand High Witch of All the World, because instead of saying witches she says vitches and that always made me laugh.

6. George R. R. Martin famously said that “a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” What about this book’s life do you want more of in your own life? Nothing! I am glad I have none of this book's life in my life but it was fun to visit that world for a little bit. 

7. If you could have dinner with the author, what would you ask him/her? Who or what inspired The Grand High Witch character?

8. Who would play the lead characters in a movie based on this book? Meryl Streep would play the grandmother and Ty Simpkins would play the boy. 

9. What are you reading next? Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart. 

10. What rating would you give the book?  

 Five cherries

Five cherries

 

 

 

 

Storm Horse

Storm Horse by Nick Garlick is about a boy named Flip whose mom left when he was young. Then his dad dies so Flip has to move in with his scary uncle.  Within his first few days in Mossum, a storm rolls in and Flip sees a horse who is about to drown. Flip saves the horse and names it Storm. This book is about their friendship and inseparable bond. 

1.    Where did you find the book?  At the library. 

2.    What did you love about the book? I loved that the book included horses.

3.    What turned you off about the book? I did not like that the name of the horse was so obvious.

4.    What is your favorite quote from the book? "Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

5.    Who was your favorite character and why?  Mr. Bouten because he was so nice to Flip when he first moved to town.

6.    George R. R. Martin famously said that “a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” What about this book’s life do you want more of in your own life? I would love to live on a farm and own a horse.

7.    If you could have dinner with the author, what would you ask him/her? I would ask him how he came up with the idea for this book.

8.    Who would play the lead characters in a movie based on this book? Josh Hutchinson would play Flip and Emma Watson would play Flip's cousin Renske. 

9.   What are you reading next? I don't know. I have about 30 books to choose from. 

10.    What rating would you give the book? 

 Five Cherries

Five Cherries

 

Mango Shaped Space

Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass is about a girl named Mia who has a cat named Mango and a big secret: numbers, sounds and letters all have color for her. 

1. Where did you find the book? I received it as a birthday gift.

2. What did you love about the book? How numbers and sounds and letters all had color for Mia. How cool. 

3. What turned you off about the book? Nothing really. I loved every minute of it.

4. What is your favorite quote from the book? "I don't like the sound of anything that ends in the word syndrome.”

5. Who was your favorite character and why? Mia, because she was really brave when the whole school found out about her unique condition.

6. George R. R. Martin famously said that “a reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” What about this book’s life do you want more of in your own life? I want to adopt a cat or save an animal.

7. If you could have dinner with the author, what would you ask him/her? How did you assign the colors to each of the letters and sounds?

8. Who would play the lead character in a movie based on this book? Jennifer Lawrence would play Mia. 

9.   What are you reading next? Storm Horse by Nick Garlick 

10.    What rating would you give the book? 

 Five Cherries

Five Cherries