Sunday, June 20, 2010

Matt's Summer Reading

Ok, I’m not much of a blogger, so don’t expect much, but here I go…


I recently read The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M. Campbell, which is one of our summer reading books, and it was amazing! It’s the story of a sixteen-year-old villain, only he finds out that he’s really only half villain since his father is a superhero. Now he has to spend some time with his superhero family and figure out what he really is: villain or hero?



I also just finished The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, which is similar to Harry Potter in only one way: a boy finds out that magic is real and he goes to a school for magicians.  I know that sounds exactly like the premise for Harry Potter, but it’s really not, I promise.




Next, and this just may be my crowning achievement for the summer, I finally read To Kill a Mockingbird. I know, I know, everyone in the world has already read this, and it’s an American classic and whatever, whatever... but I never did. I was supposed to in the tenth grade, but just didn’t, so I hope you’re proud of me. (Oh, and p.s. - it’s really good.)




I am currently reading The Girl Who Played With Fire, the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I would tell you more about it, but I’m only on page 21.




Finally, I have a few books waiting for me on the shelf, and I’m not sure which one is next, but the three at the top of my list are: Fluke by Christopher Moore, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America by Bill Bryson, and Sideways by Rex Pickett.





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