Monday, August 25, 2014

Under The Empyrean Sky, by Chuck Wendig

Under The Empyrean Sky, by Chuck Wendig is about a dystopian society in which the only crop grown is corn which cannot actually be consumed. The entire country lives under the Empyrean, a group of sky overlords who zoom overhead in hovercrafts and make little contact with the people below. 

Cael McAvoy, the protagonist, owns a ship that sails over the corn, and he constantly tries to better his crew in order to beat the mayor's son, who he despises. Cael is tired of the control the Empyrean has over his family and friends and seeks to put a stop to it. I greatly enjoyed the book, as it was very interesting and I could not stop reading. The characters are multidimensional and many hide secrets that are exciting to discover. There was quite a lot of language in the book, but it was never enough to deter me from finishing the novel. In terms of plot, the book starts out slow but becomes much more thrilling as you read further. 

 This novel is also very relatable, as it involves teens that must overcome problems that the average teen must also face, even though it takes place in the future. I would recommend it for anyone who likes science fiction and action novels, but it is not solely a book for kids, and has some mature themes with which anyone can relate. However, it is the first book of a trilogy and the rest of the books have not yet been written, so you will probably want to read more when you finish. Steven Cavataio, Gra
de 12

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Giver Takes The Big Screen!


Tonight Lois Lowry's all time favorite The Giver will take the big screen! Check out the trailer!!! 
Elwood Cinema on Jericho Turnpike is has has showings at 5:15, 7:30, & 9:45



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Punished, By David Lubar

The Book Punished, by David Lubar, was a book about a boy who goes to the library to do a project with his friend. While in the library, he and his friend play tag. He is stopped by a man who blows dust at him but the dust is magical. Now whenever he talks, he always talks with a silly pun. He can’t ever stop saying puns for more than three words. His mom, dad, the principal, his teacher, his friend, and even his dog are annoyed by his puns. 

 He goes back to the library and the man sends him on a quest. The quest is to find seven oxymorons, seven anagrams, and seven palindromes. He has a little help from his friend who eventually gets so annoyed at him that he tries to steal what the main character teaches him. On the missions, the man only gives him 24 hours for each. T

his was a quick easy read and it was very funny and very interesting. If you want to make people laugh or at least just seem funny, this book may have some puns for you. But the real question is does Logan get his normal life back and stop making silly puns? It’s up to you to find out. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a god joke or anyone who likes a quick funny read