Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ellen, and I work at Spangler Children's Library here at ImaginOn, part of the PLCMC system. After hearing Carlman, Darth Bill, and Master Jedi Zack go on and on about this ridiculous hostile takeover the girls were planning, I had to start this blog.
All right girls, let's set the record straight. We never intended a hostile takeover of the Boys Read, Boys Rule site. We simply needed our OWN site. A place where we don't have to become "honorary boys" to read or write book reviews or talk about all the cool stuff happening at ImaginOn.
So now, here is your very own special place to come read about good books (I never recommend bad ones) and to share some of your favorites. Please leave comments, if you wish, and together we'll show the boys that we can all get along and maybe even work together.
Besides, if we're planning a takeover, and I'm not saying we are, it wouldn't be of "Boys Read, Boys Rule." It would be of the world...
With that in mind, my first two book reviews will be totally girl power.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
A totally fantastic book that is a companion to The Giver (another favorite). It is set up in a similiar futuristic society, with a girl main character (woohoo!). Kira has a bad leg and is newly orphaned, so she is sent to live in the Council Edifice to restore the pictures on the historical robe worn at the Ruin Song Gathering each year. This robe shares the history of their world's past, which Kira soon learns is full of many lies and coverups. Will Kira be able to expose these dark secrets and change her society? Read this book to find out.
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
Primrose is an eleven year old girl who lives in a fishing village in British Columbia. When her parents get lost at sea, everyone assumes they are gone for good...except for Primrose. While she waits for her mom and dad to return, she meets an interesting cast of characters, from her business not-so-savvy uncle, to Kate Bowzer, who owns a restaurant that really serves EVERYTHING on a waffle. Pick up this book if you want a good laugh, but also if you've ever believed something when everyone else doubted it.