Monday, February 28, 2011

The lost Boy

The lost Boy

By Dave Pelzer

Main Characters: Dave Pelzer (the abused boy), his Mother, his three brothers.

Dave is a little boy who is badly abused by his Mother. She sticks him into a bathroom and closes the door with a bucket filed with two cleaning chemicals that create gas; which he calls the gas Camber. He wishes his thoughts away from his abusive life into la-la land or dream world as he calls it.

His father tries to stand up for him, but eventually he quits coming to the house all together. Dave starts to lose hope that he will be rescued and wonders if he will ever leave ‘the house’ and ‘the mother’. Will he ever be rescued from ‘the house’ and ‘the mother’? Will he ever be happy again (before ‘the mother’ turned abusive)? Read and find out!!

I feel sorry for him, but now he has a family; he served in the military and now is happy with his Brothers and family.

PG-13 for abusive violence,

and emotional trauma

Read this!!

posted by Mittens

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bumpy Landings


by Donald J Carey

What a delightful read!

LDS returned missionary Jordan MacDonald has a secret. A secret he refuses to share with his mother, who has life figured out for him. It is one that he has promised his father he'd fulfill no matter the cost.

But when it becomes apparent that he can hide it no longer, life unravels and he is thrust into the cold of resentment.

Should he be true to his mother, or his girlfriend, or himself? This is a story about a young man's struggles to find the answers to his personal riddle of integrity.

 I fell in love with the storyline and understand, with all of my heart, Jordan's struggles. Life as a young person is never easy, especially when everyone is shouting out how you should live it.

I especially love when Jordan starts to realize that his life is his own, and becomes true to the most important person: himself. For, how can he be true to anyone else if not for him?

This story certainly wrenched me from my mundane tasks, and whisked me into the lush green of Hawaii's vista.

Don J Carey is masterful at bringing people, places and things to life. There wasn't a place where it felt unreal. The dialogue was natural, the characters sincere, the dilemmas unfurled with genuine believability! He has a knack with folding time without my noticing.

Hey, Carey, do you have the recipes for pani popo or malasadas on your website? I would sure love to know how to make them!

UPDATE! click here for recipes! (Thanks, Don!)

Donald is a graduate of Kahuku High School where, when he wasn't in the band room, he could be found in the library with his nose in a book.  He was awarded the David O. McKay scholarship to attend BYU--Hawaii, where he met his lovely wife, Kara. His day job involves writing computer programs, which is almost the same as fiction but with a lot more semicolons.

Watch Bumpy Landings' book trailer!

I recommend this book!

Rated G: I have no doubt my 11 year old would love this, too!

Posted by Mittens

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Sisters Grimm: the problem child

By Michael Buckley

Main Characters: Sabrina, Daphne, Puck (fairy boy), Relda, Mirror, Uncle Jake and Mr.Canis.

The parents never came back from work late one stormy night. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are trying to find their mom and dad with the help of their grandmother, Uncle Jake, and Puck (he likes Sabrina). Sabrina doesn’t like being a Grimm because it means one thing and one thing alone: she always thinks that something bad is going to happen. But Daphne loves it. Sabrina tries her hardest to avoid Puck (he keeps teasing her). While Mr.Canis is struggling to control to big bad wolf (he is the big bad wolf). A Jabberwocky is on the lose with an insane little girl: red ridding hood a.k.a the problem child. The Grimms and Puck look for the vorpal sword to get rid of the monster. Puck faces mortal danger with the gruesome beast.

The thing I really don’t like is when Sabrina gets addicted to keep using Merlin’s wand.

And the awful thing the Jabberwocky did to Puck. The other thing is what Uncle Jake becomes after using too much magic.

I think the story is quit interesting with its plots and its Characters. It really hooks you.

This is my most favorite part of the Book: Puck kisses Sabrina. She didn’t like it though she thought it was nice. Sabrina never ever (even in her worst nightmare) thought her first kiss would be with Puck. It really surprised me when I read that part.

I really recommend you read this!!!

PG for mild violence

posted by Mittens.