Saturday, February 26, 2011

A pocket full of Rye ~ Agatha Christie

Author: Agatha Christie
Pages: 211
Age level: 11 +
Publisher: Unknown
Publisher's description: 

In this ingeniously plotted Christie classic, a child's nursery rhyme holds three clues to finding a cunning killer when a well-to-do household becomes infested with murder.

This is the best of the best of the novels starring Christie's...Miss Marple. -- New York Times

My Thoughts:

This is the only book of Agatha C.'s that I have read, so I haven't anything to compare it to except Sherlock Holmes and The Mandie books, and I must say, it scores well.
I am a Sherlock Holmes addict, and an It-is-only-good-if Holmes-is-in-it type, But this one held me quite rapt, and I must say it was WONDERFUL!
They eventual Killer is NOT who you would think, Christie had a wonderful way of twisting and turning until those you suspected grew innocent and the innocent ones grew suspected.
The above mentioned Miss Marble was able to pin point the killer while the detective was scratching his head in wonder...She is awesome.

Would I suggest this?:

I star this:
5 stars.
For well written plot, great character forms and overall greatness.

Have you read any of Agatha Christie's books?

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Clone Codes by the Mckissacks

Author: Patricia, Frederick and John Mickissack
Pages: 165
Age level: 11 +
Publisher: Chicken house
Publisher's description: 

The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. In the year 2170, despite technological and political advances, cyborgs and clones are treated no better than slaves, and an underground abolitionist movement is fighting for freedom. Thirteen-year-old Leanna's entire life is thrown into chaos when The World Federation of Nations discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement. After her mother's arrest for treason, Leanna must escape as she is chased by a ruthless bounty hunter. Soon Leanna finds herself living among the Firsts, and nothing will ever be the same again. But what does The World Federation want with the daughter of a traitor? So much is uncertain. Danger hides everywhere. Fear takes over. With help from unlikely sources, Leanna learns the origin of The Liberty Bell Movement and how its members may have answers about her past-and her new reality.
As family secrets are revealed, Leanna must face startling truths about self-identity and freedom. Through time travel, advanced technologies, and artificial intelligence, this exhilarating adventure asks what it means to be human and explores the sacrifices an entire society will make to find out.

My Thoughts:


Really, it was awesome.
Good Character formation, Good plot, good thrill.  The Mickissacks are geniuses.
The detail was wonderful, Like actually being there. 


Great characters, wonderful plot. crisp detail. Stunning work.
It was very, I don't know how to say this, Okay,  it was GREAT all over!


Language: None, That I remember anyway, so if there was any, it was VERY mild.
Romance/sexual content: None.

Violence: There was description of Biobots that ate anything (even people) in their way. A cyborg is about to punch a first, small stuff like that.
Drugs/alcohol: None.

I rate this book 5 stars for GREAT plot, GREAT characters, and holding the reader captive.

I would like to thank Scholastic for sending my this book to review.  I was not paid to do this review.