Sunday, February 1, 2015

I'm Gonna Miss You Guys...But You Don't Have to Miss Me!

Well, it's nice to see you guys again, after my spread out vacation of mock state tests and watching Galavant on ABC. (Love that show! *This is my moment....*)
Anyway, this is probably my last post on this blog, book blogging. I'm gonna miss this job. Well, it's not really a job, but you get it.
But, (yes, there's a but) I am starting a new blog called (drum role):


The Awesome Mix of My Life (By all means, click on it!)
(Inspired by my favorite movie Guardians of the Galaxy)

This will give you sneak peeks into what Middle School's really like, from the perspective of me, your relatively normal stressed out middle school girl who blogs and writes and a whole bunch of other stuff.
The Awesome Mix of My Life is basically my online diary journal (I like journals better), but for you to read and *hopefully* I can teach you something about life. As much as I can. Maybe I'll teach you that some authors realistic fiction about middle school really isn't that realistic, or that mini cupcakes really aren't that mini...when you eat a lot of them.
I'll be packing some awesomesauce in there too, you won't loose the spontaneous awesomesauce fangirl in this blog. If anything, I'll be embracing my awesomesauce even more before.
I'd love for you to join me on this crazy adventure through school, life, and *a bit* of life drama. Hope you can jump on the bandwagon with me!

I won't be completely abandoning this blog, but this is my official last post, and I'm going to review and reveal my all time favorite book.
I first read this book in second grade, but it has a lot more meaning and heart than most books I had read. This is technical THROWBACK THURSDAY (I love these, especially when it's not Thursday).

Please welcome:
Riding Freedom

She wasn't destined to be like everyone else. She's survived so many fiascos that her doctor isn't surprised when she lives through the carriage crash killing her parents. Charlotte is sent off to an orphanage with only a leather rein tied around her wrist. Not any old orphanage, an all boys orphanage. Charlotte has to live in this orphanage working under the evil cook, her only freedom in the horse pasture with her friend Hay and Vern.
Once her best friend Hay is adopted, Charlotte can't take it anymore. She makes a decision that will change her and history...

**** (Four Stars)
This book is amazing. I'm jut going to go out there and say that. Here's what you're in store for:
-Plot Twists (sorry, but you know had to say that)
-Chucking the book at a wall
-Rooting for the characters, and wanting to slap some too
-Mostly accurate history facts
Ok, you guys know how I hate historical fiction, right? THIS book is historical fiction. And it is AWESOME! The only inaccuracies are the fact that they missed out on the opporunity to bring up Charlotte's two siblings, her sister that went to the orphanage with her, and the brother that died in two years of being alive. The parent's death is also inaccurate, Charlotte's mother died givingbirth to her and Charlotte has an unknown father. We also don't know if she went to a all boys orphanage.
Other than the historical innacuracies (the reason the review was brought down to a four), this book will please no matter what age. It's a pretty short read, the print is HUGE, but every page is worth it. This book has stayed with me since third grade, and it's pretty cool to have a book almost everyone can understand and get something out of it.

Anyway, I hope you guys have an awesome Super Bowl Sunday, filled with queso dip.
I'm going for Seattle.
*ducks behind tall person* Don't kill me, ok?
But I do have some Seattle fandom for those of you that are going for The Seahawks:

Who's going to go to the Super Bowl? (Pre Playoffs)
Aaron Rodgers: "Us!"
Sherman: "Really Now?"

No explanation needed.

But I do have a message to the people going for New England: