Archive | September, 2011

Thirteen by: Lauren Myracle

30 Sep

I finished The Wide-Awake Princess last week and, as it turns out, my prediction was right.  Annie found three more princes and took them all to her sister, but the first four princes she had found didn’t wake Gwen up.  The last prince that she had found did.

This week I’m reading Thirteen, a realistic fiction book by Lauren Myracle.  This book is about a thirteen-year-old girl named Winnie.  Winnie has two best friends and a boyfriend.  Throughout the book she has some problems with her friends.  Cinnamon, one of her friends is growing up too fast, the other one, Dinah, too slowly.  She and her boyfriend have some problems, ultimately leading to their break-up.  I won’t spoil the ending, but I really liked the way things worked out in the end.

I chose to read this book for two different reasons.  One reason was because my friend recommended it to me.  She had read it and really liked the book so she recommended it to me because we like a lot of the same books.  The other reason I read it was because I had read another book by this author and really liked it.

Winnie and I are a lot alike.  We both have really busy older sisters who can be helpful with advice on school and some other things.  We both have a couple really close friends and a couple friends who aren’t quite as close.  We both have cats and like horses.  I don’t have a little sibling like Winnie, but I wish I did.  Those are some similarities between me and Winnie.

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The Wide-Awake Princess by: E. D. Baker

23 Sep

I really like The Wide-Awake Princess. This book is a fantasy book. I like this book because it’s not that frilly and princess-like. I also like it because Annie, the main character, is fun and we are kind of alike.  I also like the author’s way of describing things in the book and how she wrote it in the third person.

The character Annie and I are alike in several ways. We both think that our sixteen-year old sisters are nice but slightly annoying.  Both of our sisters don’t have that much time for us.  We are also different.  Annie is a princess and I’m definitely not royalty.  Annie is kind of interested in boys and I’m completely not. That is how Annie and are alike and different.

The book is about Sleeping Beauty’s little sister, Annie, who cannot be touched by magic.  Her sister, Gwendolyn, and the whole castle are asleep, and Annie is on a quest to find her sister’s true love.  So far she has two princes going to the castle to kiss Gwendolyn.  I predict that neither of the princes will wake her and Annie will have to find another one.