Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Emiline's Frankenstein Book Report

Emiline's Review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
     Victor Frankenstein is a young medical student who wishes for one thing--to unlock the secret of life.  When he tries to create a living creature out of dead parts, disaster strikes!  The fiend he has created lashes out on his friends and family.  But why is the monster doing this?
     I loved all the sorrow and tragic events in this book.  I thought that it was really sad that the monster killed Victor's bride on his wedding day.  But even though the monster did this, he wasn't all bad, everyone was just really mean to him. I think Marry Shelley did a great job, I give Frankenstein 5 Monsters.  I recommend this book to all readers who love a thrill.

If you aren't quite ready for Frankenstein, then you should read This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel.  Its the first book in the series, The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein.
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday!

Welcome to Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday at 
A Monster Ate My Book Report!
This is a great meme started by Ms. Shannon Messenger, author of her own Middle-Grade Book, Keeper of the Lost Cities.  There are lots of fantastic bloggers out their who are excited to tell you all about Middle-Grade Books, so make sure you check out Ms. Shannon's Blog to get all the links.
Marsh and Emiline

The Man Who Was Poe
by Avi

     Edmund and Sis's aunty promised to only be out for a couple of minutes; but, instead, she stayed gone for days.  The children began to starve.  Sis's stomach gets so empty that Edmund steps out to get something for them to eat.  When he gets back, Sis is gone.  A fine man by the name of Auguste Dupin agrees to help him find his sister.  Will they find her?  Read The Man Who Was Poe, coming July 2013.
     I thought everything in this book was wonderful.  Every part intrigued me.  The Poe connections were great.  I loved how Avi presented Edgar's character--brilliant.

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