Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ben And Me By: Robert Lawson

         Ben and me is an amazing story written by Ben Franklin’s good mouse, Amos (it was written by Ben himself). Even though Ben wrote it it is still very convincing. Everything is written as from a mouse’s view as if Amos was real.

    It does teach a little history about Ben Franklin, but not anything that you did not know. I wonder where Ben got his inspiration. Hum… Great story, it has a great flow to it, even though the book is only one hundred and fourteen pages long, it has pictures so there not allot to read.

   Amos got Ben in allot of trouble for things Amos thought would help Ben with his experiments. Though sometimes Ben used Amos for experiments especially the electricity ones Amos still loved Ben. Even though Amos caused some trouble Ben still loved him just the way he was. Great book for anyone to read, might read again.             

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

                                              By: Alex & Brett Harris
   Do hard things is a book for teens by teens, Alex & Brett are the founders of the website and blog, The Rebelution all about doing hard things for Christ. With real to life true stories from teens going thru different situations some just like yours. This book offers great examples of ways the small things can make a huge difference in someone’s life including your own. After you read this book you will be wondering “what have I been doing for all these years”. Doing hard things is not about testing physical strength or even mental power; it is about testing yourself spiritually and finding out were you need to work on.

     Written in a nice flowing style, not to draw out like many books are. If you are tried of the low expectations adults in this century put on teenagers, stand up, stand up and fight for something you believe in. It can be something small like mowing your neighbor’s lawn to doing the dishes for your mom. Small things can make a difference. Alex & Brett are not afraid of going above and beyond the normal expectations for teens. This is a must read for all teens. Defiantly will read the second book: Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Door Within By:Wanye Thomas Batson

The Door Within is the classic good vs. evil story with a twist…. When Aiden Thomas’s parents tell him they are moving in with his grandfather he becomes bitter, thinking his life is ruined. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get any more boring, excitement and adventure comes in the form of three scrolls. After Aiden read the scrolls he was taken on an amazing adventure in Alleble where knights and dragons roam. Then Aiden is knighted by the great king Eliam and becomes the twelfth knight of the elite unit.

 He joins the fight against evil, with the other twelve he finds evil does more bad than good. While being thrust onto the battle for the greatest battle of good vs. evil he finds out that that there was a reason he was summoned to this world by King Eliam. For there is a plan for everyone’s life including his own. Great Book with just the right amount of real life and fantasy mixed in. Defiantly will read the rest of the series, some times I got confused but always figured it out.