Saturday, July 2, 2011

Review: The Land of Corn Chips

From Goodreads: Eleven-year-old Nate Hansen never believed in dragons before an eccentric man with a purple-feather hat kidnaps him. Spirited to the Land of Corn Chips on the back of a mechanical yellow dragon, Nate must find a way to avoid being ground into compost. His only hope of escape is to earn the friendship of the local wrestling gang and zombie kids, and to believe in a parent he no longer trusts.

I love books that have a lot of fantasy and adventures in them, and this one really had a lot! In the beginning of the book, I felt really bad for Nate, because he wanted his father to be at his big game but his father wasn't there. 

Then his father was supposed to pick him up but never did. This is when the weird guy with the purple-feather hat comes in and Nate ends up in the Land of Corn Chips. From there, Nate has a lot of adventures and has to figure out how to save himself.

I liked this book and would recommend it to some of my friends. I give it: 

Review: Plain Old Kirby Carson

From Goodreads: Kirby Carson was not the most popular kid at school nor was he a standout in any way. In fact, very few people even noticed plain old Kirby Carson at all.

Everything was about to change when Sue Andrews, Monika Randolph, and the class bully all came looking for Kirby in the same day. He knew that his old tattered jean jacket would not be enough to keep him hidden any longer.

Plain Old Kirby Carson is the classic coming of ages story that has been modernized and updated to appeal to the average young adult. This humorous tale of told from the point of view of two seventh grade students who are partnered to complete a class project. Together they help one another to navigate through the perilous and confusing waters of loneliness, peer pressure, and romance.

I absolutely L-O-V-E-D this book! It is about a non-popular boy named Kirby Carson who always wears his jean jacket that his dad gave him. When he gets assigned to work with Sue Andrews, her best friend Monika thinks that she is Kirby's girlfriend and bad things happen. Kirby has to deal with bullies (which I don't like very much), being lied to, and lots more!

I really liked Kirby a lot. I think if he went to my school, he and I would be good friends. My favorite part is when Kirby makes pizzas with Sue and her dad. I would recommend this book to all my friends, and I think people who enjoyed Diary of a Wimpy Kid would really like it. I give this book: