May 3, 2010

Magic or Madness by Justine Larabestier

Posted in book review tagged , , , , at 5:05 pm by blueblazeslib

Esmeralda believes  in magic and practices horrifying dark rituals on her daughter Sarafina. This wicked evil mother tortures her own child because she wants to make her believe in magic, too. Since her daughter won’t believe she locks her in a cell. When that didn’t work, Esmeralda tried by killing her daughter’s cat. Sarafina gets scared and runs away from home and gets pregnant. Sarafina passes on stuff to protect her daughter, Rican. She teaches Rican that magic is bad.  Over time Sarafina goes crazy because she  regrets the lies she is telling her child (she has not been telling her the truth  about magic.)  Rican is forced to live with her grandmother, Esmerelda: the place she fears the most. Nothing  about the house or Esmeralda  is what Rican expected. For the first time she finds herself questioning her mother’s teachings, I like this book because  it has a lot of mystery and suspense. It was easy to read and quickly.
I would recommend this book to anyone  who likes mystery with a hint of fantasy.

Susan Z., Class of 2010

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January 19, 2010

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 2:14 pm by blueblazeslib

Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular and best plays.  It is about a power-hungry man named Macbeth that kills a well-loved king to take his title.

When Macbeth gets nervous about people finding out he begins to kill anyone who might know.  He can trust no one and best friends become enemies.  He gets too deep in, must keep killing, and he can’t turn back.

When an apparition tells Macbeth that no man born of woman can kill him, he gets boastful and believes that nothing can stop him.  He sends out to murderers to kill friends and innocent families, and when people start to think that Macbeth killed King Duncan they go to kill Macbeth. HE believes that he is unstoppable until the future that the witches and apparitions begin to unfold.

There are murders, witches, and plenty of twists in every act of the play.Macbeth was an exciting and well-written play that was written by William Shakespeare so it is obviously a great read.

Dylan, Class of 2012