Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me on a Deserted Island

Hermione Granger
1.    Hermione for the Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling|She is obviously my first choice!  She clever and book smart, and wouldn’t crack under pressure.

2.       Gale from The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins| He has really good hunting and wilderness survival skills.  I feel like he would be a good asset to the group.

3.  Thorgil from Sea of Trolls Trilogy by Nancy Farmer| She is a tough fight and could help Gale with hunting, but could also be good protection.
Leo Valdez
4.   Leo Valdez from Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus Series| He is has a great personality, which I think would be very important.  I really feel like we would be friends in real life.  Also, he’s pyrokinetic, which would be super important for cooking.

5.    William Robinson from Swiss Family Robinson by | Okay, I’m going to be honest. I haven’t read the book, but I have seen the play… so I don’t feel bad including him.  I feel like he’d be smart about organized a little island society.  

6.    Ky from the Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie| Ky would be a good companion on the island, because he grew up in the outerprovinces and has had to deal with a lot in his life.

7.    Raven from Delirium by Lauren Oliver | Raven was the leader of Lena’s group out in the Wilds.  She knows how to survive and is a good leader.

8.    Mila from Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza | I think Mila would be a good asset; she has tracking skills, GPS, and can perform amazing feats of strength. It’s also a bonus that since she is an android she won’t have to eat.

Niko from Monument 14
9.     Niko from Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne | Niko is a boy scott with good survival skills and good at keeping people calm in scary situations.  

10.                     Clary Lane from The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau | Clary's life would has been in the greenhouses in Ember.  She would be a good asset because she would know how to farm and garden the island.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Book Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Hardcover, 470 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books

Mila 2.0 Discussion
Title: Mila 2.0
Series: Mila 2.0 #1
Author: Debra Driza
Hardcover, 470 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
If you like your YA novels to be full of androids, government conspiracies, and running from the law, then this book is perfect for you.  It’s a fast paced sci-fi, not the aliens and outer space type, more of the advance government technologies and sentient robot style.

If you enjoyed watching Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse or are a fan of non-space, android sci-fi’s in general, you should try Mila 2.0.

If you read and enjoyed any of the follow… check Mila 2.0 out!
·        Dualed by Elsie Chapman
·        Transparent by Natalie Whipple
·        PODs by Michelle K. Pickett
·        Coda by Emma Trevayne
·        Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
·        Reboot by Amy Tintera
Mila is just a normal girl trying to fit in at her new school in a tiny town in Minnesota.  She and her mother moved from Philadelphia after her father’s death in a house fire.  Mila has been told that she was also in the house during the fire, but she has been suffering from memory loss and impaired memories since the incident.

Things are starting to get better for Mila; she has a new friend, Kayleigh and a crush on the new guy Hunter.  Kayleigh and Mila are in a not-so-friendly girl competition for Hunter’s attention. One day Kayleigh makes Mila seat in the back of her pick-up so that Hunter can sit in the cab.  Mila is flung out the back of the trunk and her arm is ripped open.  Instead of exposing a broken bone, flesh, and blood Mila’s arm is full of metal and a silver fluid.  Shocked and confused Mila returns home and questions her mom.  Mila is horrified to find out that she is not a 16 year old Philadelphia-native, but actually a stolen top-secret government android. 

Mila’s life is now out of control! She’s mad at her mother for lying to her, and she’s confused by her memories and her origin.  If that’s not bad enough now Mila and mother are on the run from the government.  They must flee the United States.

·      I like how even though Mila is mad at her mom is still considers her as her parent.  Their relationship is complicated, but sweet.
·      I love the pacing of this book.  I needed to read something fast paced.
·      I like how even though Mila has a crush on Hunter; she and her mom are the heroes on the story not a boy.
·      Mila’s friendship with Hunter is based off of nothing.  It makes Mila seem needy and desperate.
·      Kayleigh… ughhh! I can’t stand her.
·      Mila is SO clueless.  Even though her memories are artificial her mom DOES have a past.  It’s so obvious with how special her mom considers her necklace, and how she calls Mila the wrong name once.  Obviously her mom had a child in the past!  Duh, Mila!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

YA Programs!

YA Programs! 

July 21 Just Teens Experiments @West Monroe, 1-4pm
July 22 Wii Night @Anna Meyer, 3-6pm
July 22 Movie & Snack @Carver-McDonald, 1pm
July 22 TAB Interest Meeting w/ Pizza @Main, 2pm
July 22 SciQuest: Egg & Vinegar Ex. @Ollie Burns, 2:30pm
July 22 Movie: I Robot PG-13 115 mins. @Searcy, 3:30pm
July 22 DIY Flubber @ West Ouachita, 4pm
July 22 Science w/Eggs @Sterlington, 10-11:30am
July 23 Kids & YA Back-to-school Fashion Show @AM, 12pm
July 23 YA Teen Scene @Louise Williams, 2pm
July 23 Kay & Anime @West Monroe, 3:30-5pm
July 24 Teen Craft @Carver-McDonald, 1pm
July 24 Paranormal Sciences w/ Real Ghost Hunter@LW, 7pm
July 24 DIY Galaxy Shirt (Reg. or BYOS) @Main, 4pm**
July 24 DIY Lava Lamps @Ollie Burns, 2:30pm
July 24 Altered Book Craft @Ouachita Valley, 3pm
July 24 Flubber & Craft @Sterlington, 5:30-7pm
26 Lunch & Sherlock Holmes @Anna Meyer, 11am