The Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth is an exciting fiction novel that keeps your attention until the end. Percy Jackson has to go to high school orientation, because he got kicked out of his last school, again! While he is there he notices that things don’t seem quite right, and later he figured out why! He ran into a mortal who could see through the mist and a cheerleader who isn’t who she has been disguised as. Camp Half-blood realizes that some how they are going to have to fight the titan lord, Kronos. They figured out that they would have to travel through the labyrinth, underground tunnels that have no reason for their twists and turns. Will Camp Half-blood be saved, or will the Titans over rule?

 I really liked the continuous writing style from the books before. I like how the characters keep building and growing to their fullest potential. I think that one of the biggest strengths of the book is the writers ability to keep the reader interested the entire time. Every time I picked up the book, I would read about 100 pages because I just couldn’t put it down!

I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the series before because it is intense! First of all, the book keeps you interested to the point where your heart is racing because you favorite character is in a fight for their life. It also teaches you many things about Greek Gods and Greek Mythology. Finally, I would recommend this book because it makes you think that you are running for your life just like the characters in the book.

I read this book in the Fourth Quarter, and I would give it a 10/10. I finished and surpassed my goal, so I am done with my reading challenge! I read 1,232 pages this quarter.

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Titan’s Curse

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan is an amazing book in the series of Percy Jackson and The Olympians. The Titan’s Curse is the third book of the series and is just as thrilling as the others. Percy knew something was wrong when his friend Grover called him and told him to come help him right away. Percy got his friends Annabeth and Thalia to come along to help. When they get to Grover, they found out that he has found two knew half-bloods! Half-bloods are people were one parent is mortal and the other parent is a god/goddess. The three team up to get the half-bloods back to camp, but they run into a problem…. the Titan curse! Can the team figure out how to ward off evil while also coming to peace with people from their pasts? Will they be able to have others join the team? Will they be able to save Mount Olympus? Figure out by reading The Titan’s Curse!

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that The Titan’s Curse is the best book I have ever read, but it is definitely up there. I have two favorite series, the first one is Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the second one is the Mysterious Benedict Society. So even though this book is in one of my favorite series, I wouldn’t say the book itself is my favorite book. Having said that, I really, really enjoyed this book!

I thought that the writing was very beautiful in a way that isn’t beautiful. In other words, it was gory enough that it kept me interested, but it wasn’t so gory that I wanted to put it down. So, if you like books that have some gore to them, the Percy Jackson series is the perfect book for you!

I would recommend this book to others because it is an interesting book and it doesn’t let you put it down. I also would recommend it because, since it is a series, it is still building off of the first two books. This allows the reader to know the characters really well. Finally, I liked it and would recommend it because it makes the Greek God mythology seem like it actually is happening right now.  

I read this book in the Fourth Quarter and I would give it a 10/10. I only have 329 pages left, so I’ll keep you posted!

Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

The book Percy Jackson and The Olympians the Sea of Monsters written by Rick Riordan is a fiction book that has a great setting. Percy Jackson has been at his school all year without interruption by monsters. During his last day of school, at gym class, Percy and his friend Tyson become in a dodge ball match with Cannibal giants. Cannibal giants are huge monsters that could rip you to shreds in a matter of seconds. (cool right) Annabeth, Percy’s friend, shows up to the dodge ball match and Percy gets confused. After the match ended and Tyson saved the day with his magical heat touching hands, Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson headed off to Camp Half-Blood with the fear that something major was about to happen. Once they got there they realized that the magical boarders that protect Camp Half-Blood have gotten poisoned. Annabeth, Percy, and Tyson realize that they are going to have to go on a quest to find this magical fleece that will save the camp. The only problem is that they aren’t supposed to leave Camp Half-Blood according to Chiron, an important leader within Camp Half-Blood. What will they do in order to save the camp. Will they leave and disobey orders and risk getting suspended, or will they stay at the camp letting others take over the quest?

      I thought that the writing style of the book was just my type because it was so suspenseful and exciting. I really like the Percy Jackson series because it doesn’t allow you to put the book down even for one minute. I also like how the author kept making major twists that you never would see coming!My overall response of the book would have to be that it is interesting. I think it was so appealing to me because I enjoy fighting and intense situations without the goriness that some books offer. The Sea of Monsters provided just that for me which is why I was so happy with the book.

      I would recommend it to others because although it is fiction, it makes it seem like all of the things happening are real. I also would recommend it because it isn’t a really hard read, but it is a good book. Finally, I would recommend it to people who have liked other books that I have read. The series is much like the Mysterious Benedict Society in where it doesn’t allow you to put it down!

      I read this book in the Fourth Quarter and I would give it a 10/10. I only have 641 pages left so I’ll keep you posted!

Deep Down Popular Prediction

Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone is about a sixth grade girl named Jessie Lou Ferguson. Jessie Lou has to carry Conrad’s books home from school. Conrad is the most popular boy in school, and his leg is in a brace due to a leg problem that is never explained.  Therefore he can’t ride the bus which is why Jessie Lou has to help him.  Jessie Lou is very far from popular but will she become more popular while she helps Conrad, the popular boy?

I haven’t finished the book, but I am only 70 pages away! I think that Jessie Lou is going to continue to hang out with Conrad. I also believe that Conrad will make Jessie Lou fit in to the popular group as a repayment to her. I can’t wait to see what happens next!! I will make a new post when I am done with the 70 pages. Until then!

The Mysterious Benedict Society

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is a science fiction book. Kate, Constance, Reynie, and Sticky are all orphans who didn’t know each other until they meet with the help of Mr. Benedict. Mr. Benedict is a man who was looking for children who were beyond genius and could figure out problems that many adults can’t. The children are summoned by Mr. Benedict to go on a mission to stop a man who is planning on changing the world through children’s voices. They have to work together to accomplish the task at hand. Will they be able to succeed the impossible task?

I believe that some of the weaknesses of the book were definitely being able to predict some of the events. I was able to guess some of the events that the author was trying to hide. You get that with every book, right? I thought that this book was amazing and interesting. I also thought that it taught a very good lessons. One of them especially stood out to me which was learning how to ‘‘deal’ with your surrounding people even if you don’t see eye to eye.

I would recommend this book to people who want some mystery yet not a scary book. If you want blood, guts, and gore then I wouldn’t read this book. If you want a perplexing book that keeps you interested you should read it. I think that the characters are well developed with their own personality. I also think that the book is written very well, and it is targeted towards the right audience.

Finally done and over the requirement! (1196 pages)

    I believe that Mia, the main character, changed the most during the book. I think that the reason she changed so much was because of her boyfriend, Michael. Michael always surprises Mia at the last second. For example, Michael wouldn’t ask Mia to the prom so Mia asked Michael at her party. Michael said that he would rather go bowling. Once at the prom Michael and Mia go farther into their relationship. Mia, at the beginning of the novel, was afraid to ask Michael if he was going to ask her to the prom. As the book went  on Mia, I think, got even more scared as a character. I think the reason why, was because she kept thinking that Michael was going to ask her to the prom and he never did. Toward the end of the book, Mia got the courage to ask Michael to the prom and have his band play at the prom as well. Mia changed from being a scared person in a relationship, to the one who really controlled the relationship between Michael and herself.

940 pages finished so far, only 60 more to go!

 ???LOVE???     In the book Princess in Waiting by Meg Cabot, Mia has major conflicts that she is trying to solve. Some of them are internal and some are external. One of Mia’s external conflict, is that she just got a new boyfriend. The next night she had to go to Genovia. Genovia is the country that she is going to rule some day. While she is there, she begins to get very worried that Michael, her boyfriend, might not really love her and might break up with her when she returns home. She thinks that he will because she has been gone for so long. A internal conflict of Mia’s, is that she is trying to figure out what she should get Michael for his birthday, she wants it to be special, and she doesn’t like her friends’ advice. Her friend said that she should get him a sweater, but she didn’t think that that was such a good idea since Michael was so special to her.

Almost done, only 265 more to go!

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     Princess in Love by Meg Cabot is an exceptional book. I believe that it is written appropriately for the teen audience it targeted. I gave the book a 8.5/10 because, although it was very good, I thought it was a little to romantic and gushy for me. I know that the title entails that it will be romantic, but it just wasn’t me. For example: Mia, the main character, is going out with this boy that loves her but she doesn’t like him. She loves her best friend’s brother, Michael. The whole book leads up her finally breaking up with her boyfriend at a dance. She then goes out with Michael. Like I said before, the book wasn’t exactly my type but it was written very well.