<![CDATA[WMS Book Winks - Blinks]]>Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:50:14 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[unhappy romance: the fault in our stars]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 14:12:17 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/unhappy-romance-the-fault-in-our-starsPicture
Author:  John Green

Book:  Fault In Our Stars

Genre:  A dramatic, depressing romance

The Fault In Our Stars is a romantic book about teenagers Hazel and Augustus.  Hazel is diagnosed with lung cancer and thinks the support group she attends is a waste of time.  All Hazel wants to do is watch America’s Next Top Model and read An Imperial Affliction, until she meets Augustus Waters.

If you enjoy romance and drama this book is for you!

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SyDney B.

<![CDATA[falling into an adventure: the land of stories]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 12:34:45 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/falling-into-an-adventure-the-land-of-storiesPicture
Title: The Land of Stories

Author: Chris Colfer

Genre: Fantasy 

The Land of Stories is about siblings getting a very special book from their grandmother, the book was called “The Land of Stories”. When Alex takes the mysterious book to her room, she hears birds chirping and bees buzzing! Alex and Connor open it, and somehow fall in to the book! The twins find out that they have to collect very special objects to come home. On their adventure, they meet lots of people like Cinderella and Snow White; the twins also find something out about their grandmother. I think The Land of Stories was an amazing book!  

Samantha T.

<![CDATA[pulling out all the stops: The fourth Stall]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 12:28:01 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/pulling-out-all-the-stops-the-fourth-stallPicture
Title: The Fourth Stall Part 3

By: Chris Rylander

For: Dudes                                                          

I have read The Fourth Stall, Part Two, and I loved it. This book is the third in a three book series and I would suggest reading the first and second books prior to reading this novel. I found this book very difficult to put down because of the constant action, plot twists, and cliffhangers at the end of every chapter. I love books that submerge your brain into the character’s world and this book does a great job of introducing that feeling.

This dynamic read starts when Staples, “The main character Mac’s former enemy” asks Mac for help. He wants custody of his sister because she is all he really has left in his life that he loves. She is currently in a foster home with two very unsavory parents. Staples thinks he can do this by becoming Vince’s mentor (Vince is Mac's best friend) and taking him places like baseball games, movies, etc. A major twist occurs when Mac hands his dormant business over to a kid named Jimmy Two-Tone, everything goes south! Jimmy ends up being four thousand dollars in debt to another competing business run by a kid named Kinko. When Jimmy can’t get the money, it is up to Mac to pull out all of the stops and make four thousand dollars in cash and hand it over to Kinko in just one week!

I would recommend this book series to anyone who likes action, adventure, and a little bit of comedy in their reading. 

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Hayden S.

<![CDATA[ New Land, New Family: A faraway island]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 12:23:15 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/-new-land-new-family-a-faraway-islandPicture
Title: A Faraway Island

Author: Annika Thor

Genre: Exciting story about surviving the war

A Faraway Island  is about two sisters: Stephie who is 12, and Nellie who is 7, who move to Sweden to flee Germany occupation during WWII. Stephie and Nellie’s parents are left in Germany while the girls flee to Sweden. Nellie and Stephie hoped to live together as a family in Sweden, but are separated into different houses. Even though the sisters are in different houses they see each other everyday because their foster parents are cousins. Nellie who learns to fluently speak the new language of Swedish, she has no problem making friends and is popular along the other children. Stephie is different, she has a very hard time adapting to the new culture of Sweden. Through all of the bad times and all of the good, the only thing keeping their family together is the hope of being reunited again.

In my opinion, this is a wonderful book. I love the educational value of the factual events weaved into the characters’ lives to help show how people felt in the time.

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Jaden W.

<![CDATA[Be yourself: stargirl]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 12:47:47 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/be-yourself-stargirlPicture
Title: Stargirl

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Genre: For Chicks

Stargirl is about an unusual girl that comes into Leo Borlock’s life. At first, she is the weirdest girl in school. She has a pet rat named Cinnamon, she wears odd dresses, and she carries a ukulele everywhere with her. Then, she becomes the most popular girl in school. Now, no one is afraid of trying new things. Some students dye their hair wild colors, some join new sports teams they never thought they could play, and some even buy their own rats. One day, Stargirl is only a memory. No one talks to her, and no one cares about her anymore. Leo and Stargirl start to fall in love, but if Stargirl ever becomes popular again, would Leo just be a memory to her?

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Emily O.

<![CDATA[Do you want to join the Order? Harry Potter and THE order of the phoenix]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 12:43:10 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/do-you-want-to-join-the-order-harry-potter-and-the-order-of-the-phoenixPicture
Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J. K. Rowling

Genre: For your magical side

The book begins with a boy named Harry Potter sitting                                                                          in a playground with his mean cousin, Dudley. Suddenly, it gets very cold, then Dudley and Harry run for home. Two hooded, soulless, looking creatures, Dementors trap Harry and his cousin. What happens to Harry and Dudley? Read and find out in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

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C.J. K.

<![CDATA[Fitting In: El Deafo]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 12:36:03 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/fitting-in-el-deafoPicture
Title: El Deafo

Author: Cece Bell

Genre: Fiction

I am currently reading the graphic novel El Deafo, by Cece Bell. I really enjoy this book because it takes you through the series of events from which Cece goes through. The book begins with Cece getting sick, and how she winds up in the hospital for quite awhile. When she returns home, she notices she cannot hear a thing! She eventually gets hearing aids of her own to help her hear people better. She gets a machine called the Phonic Ear, it’s a brown looking box that straps around her waist and two earplugs that go into her ear attached by cords. When she starts kindergarten, she is placed into a hearing school, where all the kids have hearing aids. Cece feels that she fits in and is not embarrassed, but when she joins her local elementary school, nobody has hearing aids. Throughout the plot, Cece tries to fit in with everybody else. I think this book is a good example of making new friends and to never change.

Massey A.

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<![CDATA[The Island: Stranded]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 12:30:08 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/the-island-strandedPicture
Title: Stranded

Author: Jeff Probst and Chris Tebbetts

Genre: Thriller

I read the Stranded series, the best series I have ever read! The book begins when a storm wrecks Carter, Vanessa, Jane, and Buzz’s ship on Nowhere Island (they made the name up). In order for Carter, Vanessa, Jane, and Buzz to survive they are going to have to work together to overcome the obstacles that face them like: wild boars, sickness, hunger, dehydration, and even jellyfish! They must survive until a rescue plane comes to rescue them and they need to make important decisions that can result either in life or death situation.

I really like this series and you will like it to because its fun to read and it has a couple of moments where you might even get a laugh and you are going to love all of the cliff hangers that leaves you wanting more!

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Daniel B.

<![CDATA[The Amazing Adventures of Percy Jackson: Titan's curse]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 12:23:34 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/-the-amazing-adventures-of-percy-jacksonPicture
Title: Titan's Curse
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: His genre is fantasy; it talks about ancient people that are special and their kids.

Curse? If you know what Greek mythology is you have probably heard this term. The book I am reading is The Titan’s Curse. This book is about a young boy named Perseus Jackson and his friends. Percy/Perseus is looking for other demigods. But the main characters run into a problem. Will they fix the problem or will it overcome them?     

My personal opinion is that the book is amazing. The series is really good but if you read the books read them in order they make more sense. The first book is the Lightning Thief then comes Sea of Monsters next in the series is Titans Curse the fourth book in the series is The Battle of the Labyrinth; the last book in the series is The Last Olympian. The books are by Rick Riordan he is an amazing author. If you don’t like to read then maybe try his graphic novel series The Lost Hero.

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Fraziel D.

<![CDATA[ Adventurous Read For Anyone: the raft]]>Wed, 20 May 2015 20:41:35 GMThttp://wmsbookwinks.weebly.com/blinks/-adventurous-read-for-anyone-the-raftPicture
Title: The Raft
Author: S.A. Bodeen
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Adventure, Fiction, Suspense and Thriller

S.A. Bodeen wrote The Raft, a dangerous and thrilling journey of Robie, who lives on Midway, an island of Hawaii. She goes to visit her aunt in Honolulu because she doesn't have much other family on Midway, but the plane crashes in the middle of the ocean during a tropical storm! Robie is stuck in the middle of the ocean with no one except Max, a co-pilot on the plane. The only food is a bag of skittles Robie found in Max’s survival kit and she’s not sure how to survive because Max is asleep. No hope. No chance. No civilization, just endless ocean. What next? Will Robie ever make it home? Will she ever see her family again? Find out in The Raft.

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Robbie V.