Throw Back Thursday (Library Style)
Have you ever wanted to breathe under water? Or be able to control water at your own will? Well, Percy Jackson soon discovers he can when he figures out he is the son of Poseidon (in Greek mythology, the God of the sea). And being a demi-god is no cake walk. In the book, you will see all the trials he faces trying to return Zeus’s master bolt. If you are a fan of Greek mythology, or kids with powers, you will love this series. Also if you enjoyed any fantasy books such as the Harry Potter series, though they are very different, you would enjoy this book as well. I give these books 5/5.
Not all trilogies are boring, and Hunger Games is an example of that. Katniss finally steps up to the plate and shows everyone what she’s really made of. I recommend this book to anyone because of the hard decisions Katniss must face, although she is only 17 years old. This trilogy shows how one person can start a revolution. Women Power!
Have you ever met a person who always stayed confident and never lost hope? In the book ShawShank Redemption by Stephen King, a man named Andy went into prison for a murder he didn’t commit. The entire time he was in the prison he had a plan to get out. He helped the warden and cell mates by doing taxes and helping them get an education. He stayed close with the people who had more power than he did. This book reminds me of the phrase “I keep my friends close and my enemies closer,” because this is exactly what he did. If you like Lifetime movies you would definitely like this book because it is full of tragedy and drama. This book will grab your attention because it is constantly throwing a curve ball. It slowly ties everything together that gives you that “Oh Yeah!” moment. I would give this book 5 stars and highly recommend that you read it.
This is a great book to read if you really love basketball. This about the greatest player whoever played basketball. It talks about him being in the NBA and the games he played like the “Flu Game” he played with the flu and won for his team, the “Last Shot” and “The Shrug.” This book reminds me of the movie “Space Jam” in which Michael Jordan helped other people win basketball games to go to the championship. I love this book because I play basketball and he made history so reading this book motivates you to go harder in the game and to try to make it to the NBA like he did. I would only read this book if you play basketball or like Michael Jordan. I give this 4 stars and athletes should read this.
Fighting for the right thing is a great thing to do. The main conflict of the story is all about the ring of power. Everybody wants this one particular ring. There is one kid who is brave enough to protect it on a journey to destroy it. The Harry Potter books remind me of this because they also show the courage of a young man who has to constantly save the school from dark wizards. To me it shows courage and determination and that is sort of someone like me. Actually read and take in what the book is showing you about courage and bravery. This book deserves a 5 star rating.