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Monday, August 1, 2011

Bookworm Buzz-Special Edition

Hey, I'm Livi, Mrs. Williams' daughter. This is a picture of me on top of Gorham mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine. I love to hike AND I love to read. I will be sharing books that are for older readers, mainly students who are in middle school or high school. I have read about 5 books so far this summer. The first one was called Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen. It is about a boy named Bryce and a girl named Juli. The story "flips" between Bryce's point of view and Juli's point of view. In the beginning, Juli really "likes" Bryce, but Bryce cannot stand Juli. Throughout the course of the book, their opinions of each other change dramatically. Flipped is full of humor, romance, and heartbreaks, and is extremely thought provoking. I love books that make you think about life and altogether make you feel good. It also was made into a movie and I liked the movie too. The next book I read was called Silas Marner, by George Eliot. It was the book I was required to read for high school. Silas Marner (click the link to read this book for free!)is about a weaver, Silas Marner, who twice is robbed of all of his money and finds solace in a little girl who one day appears in his home. This book was o.k. After reading Silas Marner, I read a book called Withering Tights by Louise Rennison. It was a typical teen romance, but I liked it because the girl, Tallulah was my age. Then I read a book called Tangled by Carolyn Mackler. It was also a teen romance, but not like Withering Tights. Tangled was told in four parts, each from a different person's perspective. I didn't really like this book as much as Flipped or Withering Tights, but I liked the ending of this book very much. The most recent book I read was called Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray. Falling for Hamlet is a modern day twist of Shakespeare's classic, Hamlet, told from the perspective of Ophelia. Ophelia is Prince Hamlet's girlfriend. Each chapter in Falling for Hamlet starts with Ophelia on a talk show, then Ophelia's view of the events as they occurred, and then a transcript of Ophelia being interrogated by two special agents. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to other high school readers. I am going to meet Michelle Ray on Tuesday, August 2nd, at the Wellesley Book Store. It should be exciting!
Until next time,


  1. Wow Livi! I'm not surprised to read that you've been reading so many different types of books. I' know you'll love meeting Michelle Ray tomorrow. I hope that Grace and I can come to meet Lincoln Peirce with your mom (and maybe you ?). Thanks for the reviews. Did you read Moon Over Manifest?
    ~ Kate (Mrs. Merten)

  2. Hi Kate!
    I have not read Mooon Over Manifest. I have just started reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.
    I think it would be awesome if we could get together to see that author!