The Puppeteer’s Apprentice

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Poor Mouse. She’s an orphan with no place to call home, except a corner of the kitchen. She is a scullery maids, the lowest of the low. She scrubs pots and pans, peels vegetables, and helps Cook, possibly one of the cruelest people to ever walk the earth. He beats her with a metal hook for every tiny mistake. One day she just can’t take it anymore, and runs away. She meets up with a group of traveling players, who leave her only a few days after she meets them. Mouse is alone. She doesn’t even have a proper name! And the thing that changes her life forever is a puppet show.

Mouse didn’t even mean to see the show, she just got pushed inside the theatre by the crowd. But the moment she sees the puppets, she knows she must make them work. She feels a deep need to pull the puppets’s strings, to make them dance across the stage. And after a long argument, she finally secures an apprenticeship with the puppeteer. But the puppeteer is hiding a secret, and inquisitive Mouse needs to find out what it is. You can find the secret too. Just pick up the book!

Costume Creations

As you all know, it is drawing closer to Halloween, that magical time of year when children dress up in strange clothes and receive free candy from adults. The time of year I spend obsessing over what I should be. Last year I was Katniss Everdeen. And this year, I need another book themed costume. BOOK THEMED. And I want you, my readers, to help me with this dilemma. Either post a comment with a costume idea, or vote for an idea on my poll.

The Boy On Cinnamon Street

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I honestly don’t know why I picked up this book. I mean, I’m not really a romantic person. Well, I guess you could say I am. I wouldn’t know. I also really don’t read love stories. They just aren’t my thing. But, they might be now. This book really captured my heart. And I’m not joking.

Louise lives with her grandparents. Her father and her mother are divorced, and is dead. She used to be the star of the gymnastics team. But a jealous teammate, whom Louise calls Merit Madison,  kept putting discouraging and painful notes in Louise’s bags and locker. This and her mothers death caused Louise to quit. Louise is short (like me), but unlike me, she hates it.

Louise has a secret admirer. He leaves notes outside her door and draws chalk hearts outside her apartment. Louise and her best friend Reni think its the pizza delivery boy, Benny McCartney. Henderson, Reni’s brother doesn’t know who it is. Anasis, Reni’s sister thinks it is anyone but Benny McCarteny. All this leads to a complicated love story, with shoving notes in lockers, science fiction books, and a new store in town where you can customize your own shirts.

I loved the ending. I read it over and over. I don’t know why. I guess it’s just a great book.

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