Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lost In The Sun By Lisa Graff

Lost in the Sun

By Lisa Graff

This book is so awesome. It's about a boy named Trent who has killed a man. When he was in fifth grade, he was playing hockey with his friends out on Cedar Lake, when he accidentally hit a boy named Jared Richards in the chest with a hockey puck. Well, it turned out that Jared had a rare heart defect that the doctors didn't know about. Who knew that one hockey puck could kill a man. Now, convinced that the town hates him, and going into sixth grade, Trent has even more problems to worry about. His parents are divorced, he has no friends, and his father hates him. Then he meets Fallon and everything changes. Fallon is a mystery to everyone around her. She has a huge scar across her face, and she always makes up stories about where it came from. For example, the infamous typewriter incident, or the one with the frisbee. The book is called lost in the sun because it is a baseball thing, like when the pitcher can't see the ball because it is "lost in the sun". You do not have to be a baseball fan to like this book. Trent is a baseball fan though, thus the baseball phrase.

My favorite character is Fallon, because she is so open to the world. She wears crazy clothes, is a complete baseball freak, and is a complete mystery, even to me.I recommend this book to fifth grade and up. It is awesome and I hope you read it too.

"When you do choose to speak, speak truths."


The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil

By Stephen Collins

Okay, okay, I admit: this doesn't sound like my kind of book. But, then again. This book is not like it sounds. It just goes to show that you should never judge a book by it's cover. ( Or title. Or back blurb. Or whatever everyone judges books by.)

 So this book is about a man named Dave who lives in Here. He is entirely bald except for his eyebrows and one hair just under his nose. Here is an island in the middle of the sea. There is what is on the other side of the sea. The sea is bad. There is bad. Here is good. Here is the tidiest place in the universe. There is not a shirt untucked, a shoe untied, a beard unshaved. Then one day, while Dave is at work, he grows a gigantic untameable beard. Not even chain saws can cut it. It just breaks the blade. Finally, in an act of desperation and fear, the towns people try the most dangerous thing of all. The thing that could mean the end of Dave. I really like how calm and serene Dave seems at the end of his life on earth. In the book it says" Dave looked, well, I guess he looked serene. And I remember he clutched his pad and pencils to his beard... got them to turn up the Bangles really loud... And he just took a last look at his street and he said something so weird. He said : It's beautiful." I'm crying while I write this. I hope you don't think I'm crazy, but I hope that you'll understand when you read the book. Oh Gosh. Now I can't stop. I'm still crying.

" It wasn't pretty, that's for sure. But it looked like an ending. Neat. Complete."