Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"Pulse" Is a sci-fi book is about a teenage girl who can move things with her mind. But to save the world, she also needs something that she doesn't have yet, because without it, she has a disadvantage against all the others with the same power that she has.

~Posted by a Homestead sophomore

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Girl is Murder

The Girl Is Murder is a book about a girl named Iris in the 1940's who used to have a very privileged life but her life changed after her mother's inheritance ran out. Her father works as a private detective. Iris found out he had a case about one of the boys at her school, and trys to help him solve it without telling him. I thought this book was very interesting. There were so many plot twists that I did not expect at all. However some parts dragged on too long, especially in the beginning. The ending made up for that and I will definitely be reading the sequel.

~ Posted by a Homestead freshman

Friday, September 22, 2017

Review of Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

I strongly recommend this book because it's full of surprises and really interesting story. The book is about a 18 years old teenager name David Charleston whose father is murdered by Steelheart when he is 8. A few years before, a giant red star appeared in the sky, and people start to have powers. In all of them all, the mightiest is Steelheart. He conquer the city Newcago and rule the place. To seek for revenge, David join a rebellion called the Reckoners to bring Steelheart down from his throne of cruelty and monstrosity.
~ Posted by a Homestead freshman

The Rig, by Joe Ducie

William Drake is a boy who lived with his mother in Britain most of his life. Then his mother got leukemia. In this world there is a pill called the Miracle Pill which cures any disease but is highly expensive. Since his mother was dying, Drake stole the Miracle Pill and went through many prison escaped but got to a prison called the Rig...
~ Posted by Eric N., Homestead freshman

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pegasus Review

The Series Pegasus my favorite series. The books are filled with action, adventure, and these books force me to use my imagination. Overal these books were a 4.5 star and I enjoyed all of them.

The Flame of OlympusOlympus at WarThe New OlympiansOrigins of OlympusRise of the TitansThe End of Olympus

Monday, September 11, 2017

Review of The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

In this story, a man previously thought dead returns to save his love from an evil prince and his count. I really
loved this book because everything about it is good. The characters are funny, unique and interesting. The plot is suspenseful and well-written. The writing is unique (the author injects his own comments) and switches seamlessly between funny and sad. I would heavily recommend this book if you have not read it yet. I rate The Princess Bride 10/10 (Side Note: Despite the title, the book is not a Disney themed, lighthearted romantic comedy.)

~ Posted by a Homestead junior

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, by Mackenzi Lee

An ultimate story finding oneself, love, and adventure, set in 18th century Europe, Mackenzie Lee spins a hilarious tale in The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Henry (Monty) Montague is your stereotypical sarcastic and privileged frat-boy with daddy issues who is also inexplicably in love with his childhood best friend. Not deterred by the racist and homophobic nature of society at the time, Monty suffers the effects of unrequited love, whilst dealing with his expulsion from Eton, a prestigious academy, and the arrival of his infant brother, “the Goblin.” His partying antics are suddenly halted as his inheritance, which he has to this point taken for granted, is in jeopardy. Embarking on his “last hurrah,” Monty goes to tour Europe and is determined to make it spectacular. It was unputdownable (ask Larissa--I accidently crushed her banana) and I abso-bloody-lutely recommend it.

~Posted by Michelle H., Homestead senior