Sunday, 29 May 2011
Friday, 27 May 2011
In other news, Brigid Lowry Facebooked me back today! It was a bit anti-climatic though - she only said "lovely xx" ......but at least she replied! :D
OK, this story was originally an idea for a book, but after me sister telling me it was too much like the film "Hanna", I gave up on it. I still love the idea though so here it is! I really hope you enjoy it!
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
This story was actually a Social assessment. It's a short story set in WW2 and I hope you like it!
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Callum is a nought - a second-class citizen in a world run by the ruling Crosses...
Author: Malorie Blackman
Publisher: Corgi Publishers
I read this book a while ago and, mostly out of boredom, I decided to read it again. I'm so glad I did! For a start, I think the concept is fantastic - a world ruled by the "Crosses" (dark-skinned) and tended to by the "Noughts" (pale-skinned). In this parallel world, history has been rewritten to have the pale-skinned Noughts serve as slaves to the Crosses, and despite the law being changed years before Sephy and Callums time, prejudice and discrimination still play a major part in their world.
The plot is extremely well written - a modern Romeo and Juliet but with lots more betrayal, bloodshed and racial tension. With more than enough twists and tension in the plot to keep the reader interested, this book is a goldmine for any self-respecting book enthusiast. The characters are well portrayed and the description is outstanding. The only criticism I have is that the time jumps can be a little off putting and confusing eg. Sephy changing from 14 to 17 in a couple of seconds. Other than that, there are no faults with this book and I would recomened it to anyone.
The main theme in this book is obviously discrimination and racial differences which is shown clearly throughout the novel. Just reading this book makes you think differently about the way you treat others and the harsh prejudice that goes on into today's world.
In conclusion, this is a must-have book that will blow you away with its action, romance and tension. Please buy it!! It's part of a 4-part series and they are all amazing!
Amazon - £3.29!
Thursday, 19 May 2011
P.S - Be warned! Random overload!!
"I'mm heerree toooo hheeeellllllppppp yyyyyyouuuuuuuuuuu....." The banana slowed down and sped up, it voice becoming slurred and jumpy. It suddenly started jerking and starting. It was having a fit! I screamed and ran around looking for a nurse. Suddenly, the banana stopped moving and looked up at me, it's face a pale green colour speckled with electric blue freckles. I didn't know bananas had freckles.
"Follow me," it said, it's voice suddenly low and rumbling like an earthquake or a kitten barking. I walked with it, which was weird because bananas can't walk. Oh well....
Magically, we arrived in a large rock cavern, which was littered with old mattresses and beer bottles. It smelt bad. I looked down at the banana. He had gone. Suddenly a large voice echoed through the cavern, " Sir, Sir? Can you hear me?" The world around me turned black. "Sir you've had an overdose of LSD...." The voice faded into the distance. I could hear a scrabbling at the walls and little high pitched squeaks of laughter. I panicked and screamed. The elves were coming to get me! They were feared, evil beings with a taste for my flesh. I screamed again. They were running towards me. They latched onto my clothes, ripping my jeans and tugging me so I fell over.
"No!!!" I screamed.
"Sir, we're taking you to hospital"
The elves were carrying me now. I was on my back and I could feel the individual padded fingers of the elves pressing into my back. They were taking me....I was leaving my perfect world. I screamed again and then everything flashed white....
My name is Anybody and I live on the edge of Nowhere.....
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
P.S. I had a really good weekend at Loch Ken. :D
To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It’s where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in case Old Nick comes.
Room is home to Jack, but to Ma it’s the prison where she’s been held for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for her son. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s desperation — and she knows Room cannot contain either indefinitely. …
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
I loved this book! Told from the point of view of a 5-year old boy, Jack, it has profound, simplistic ideas on life and society. Based on the Josef Fritzl case, Jack and his "Ma" live in a single, locked room in the back garden of "Old Nick", the man the imprisoned Ma 2 years before Jack was born. The book follows the pair as they escape and begin life on outside Room.
Jack, being only 5, speaks in simplistic language. This gives the book a surprisingly childish feel, despite the dark subject and alarming twists and surprises. Jack describes things as proper nouns, such as Room, Table and Rug which stresses the fact that he is blind to the world outside, and when he does go outside he has to make a choice that could devastate his mother - does he like Room better than the outside?
This heart-warming book proves that love can grow anywhere and that you don't have to write in long sentences and tricky similes to create an award winning book! I recommend this book to anyone and everyone! It is impossible to put down and I was still thinking about days after I finished this book :)
Thursday, 12 May 2011
Oh well, on with the show!
Sunday, 8 May 2011
|Rose on the Highland Camel|
|The highland :D|
|Jemma and Rose|
|The cooking staff on Tuesday night :)|
|Franny and Sarah|
|The foot star :P|
Anyway I hope you enjoyed them :) Rose, the girl in most of the photos , became my best friend! She has a blog (that has a really good description of Pushkin) so check it out here :P Poem next week :D I might start doing book reviews as well, but to do that I need more followers! So please share my blog!
'Till next week, adiós!