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2017 Reviews

Title: Rampage (Movie)


About this movie and why I liked/disliked it: When different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

I really liked the movie.  The story was good and the action parts were very cool.  I love what they did with the animals to make them different after being infected.  It was really cool.  Parts were absolutely hilarious.


How  would you rate this movie: 5/5.  

It was a good movie.  It was funny but it was a good action movie.


Reviewer: SMB

Title and Author:If I ever get out of here, by Eric Gansworth
About this book or movie and why I liked/disliked it:
The author is a professor at Canisius College and he masterfully weaves events from WNY into his story. In this book he uses the Blizzard of '77 as a turning point in the story. Very interesting and entertaining read!
How would you rate this Book or Movie?  Excellent!
Do you reccomend this Book or Movie?   Yes

Reviewer's Initials: J.S.

Title and Author: Twilight: New Moon by Stephanie Meyer (DVD)


About this book/movie  and why I liked/disliked it: Bella Swan is on the cusp of her 18th birthday and blissfully happy with her undead beau Edward Cullen.  While celebrating her birthday with Edward's family of "vegetarian" vampires, a frightening incident convinces Edward that he's simply too dangerous to be around his sweetheart.  He decides to leave the town of Fork in order to ensure her safety - leaving her behind, angry, and depressed.  I liked the movie.  It was cute and funny in spots.  I liked the story line.


How would you rate this book or movie: 4/5.

It might be good for older teenagers.  The story line is something they could relate to.


Reviewer's Initials:  SMB

Title:  Haven (Movie)


About the movie and why I liked/disliked it:   Everyone in the coastal town of Haven, Maine has a dormant curse or "trouble" that could trigger at any time for any reason.  FBI Agent Audrey Parker, the Sheriff, and the town's black sheep must deal with the troubles' deadly effects.

Haven is a sci-fi/drama tv show that is hilarious and sometimes sad.  I love the characters and the story line. It was very good.


How would you rate this movie:  5/5.  It was a good TV show.  It was funny and very entertaining.


Reviewer: SMB

Title and Author:  Twilight: Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer (DVD)


About this book/movie and why I liked/disliked it:  Danger once again surrounds Bella, as a string of mysterious killings terrorizes Seattle and a malicious vampire continues her infernal quest for revenge.  Amid the tumult, Bella must choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob, knowing that her decision may ignite the long simmering feud between vampires and werewolves.

I liked the movie.  The interactions between Jacob and Edward are funny.  It was a good movie.


How would you rate this book or movie: 4/5.  It was a good movie.


Reviewer: SMB

2016 Reviews

Title and Author:    Andrew Henry’s Meadow, by Doris Burn

Copyright Year 1965 ; Illustrator/Reader or Key Actors: Doris Burn


About this book or movie and why I liked/disliked it:                                                                                A book about a boy who keeps getting in trouble for his inventions. He runs off and makes his own house. Tons of other kids come to live there as well. Then the dog shows the parents where the kids are. Three things that interested me in the book were that the kids ran off and built their own houses. The pictures were also very detailed and I liked the meadow. 

If a picture book, are the pictures eye-catching, and do they follow the story:    Yes. The author did a great job showing the details of the nature.  
How would you rate this Book or Movie? Really liked it.

Would you recommend this Book/Movie: Yes  

 Reviewed by: E.C.
Title and Author: Like Dandelion Dust by Karen KingsburyCategory: Fiction (Christian)
Synopsis: Jack and Molly Campbell love their 4-year-old adopted son, Joey, more than anything. One day, their lives are turned upside-down when they learn that, not only was the adoption illegitimate, but his birth parents want him back. Jack comes up with a risky plan…what if they were to flee the country with their son…and disappear “like dandelion dust”?
Review: Kingsbury tells the story from multiple points of view, from the birth mother (Wendy), to the adoptive mother (Molly), the social worker, Molly’s Christian sister, and even Joey himself—which bounces the story around but is still easy to follow. I felt myself cheering the Campbells on in their plan, but felt the fear of “what if they’re caught?” which made me read the last half of the book rather quickly. It’s Christian-based but not preachy. Interesting twists of fate (some good & and some not) throughout.
Rating (0=awful to 5=outstanding): 4
Recommend? Why or why not?:  Yes. I’d recommend both this book, and others by Kingsbury despite it only being the second book I’ve read of hers. It’s engaging, has though-provoking questions at the end (good for book clubs or church groups) and believable without being too predictable. Nice story.
Reviewed by: A. W.

Title and Author: Ramona's World by Beverly Cleary

Do you recommend this Book or Movie?  Yes
How would you rate this Book or Movie?Excellent!


About this book or movie and why I liked/disliked it
A book about a girl called Ramona and her life. Ramona is a 9 year old that makes a friend, gets into some trouble, and in the end of the book has a birthday party. I liked the book because it was funny, and it was about things that real people could relate to.
Reviewed by: B. J.H.



Title and Author:   The Pigs Picnic by Keiko Kasza

About this book or movie and why I Iiked/ disliked it :   It’s about a pig having a picnic with a girl pig. He put on all of things like stripes that the girl pig didn’t like. Then he changed back to normal and went on a picnic. I like this book because the pig put a lower in his mouth, the pig was trying to be fancy, and the fox’s tail.                                              

How would you rate this Book or Movie?Really liked it!                                                                                

Do you recommend this Book or Movie? Yes

Reviewed by: BC


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Title and Author:Twilight- Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer,  Part 2 (DVD)


About this book/movie and why I liked/disliked it:  Bella awakens - as a vampire- from her life - threatening labor, and her newborn daughter, Renesmee, proves to be very special indeed.  While Bella adjusts to her new state of being, Renesmee experiences rapid growth.  When the Vulturi learn of the baby's existence, they declare her to be abomination and sentence the Cullens to death.  Bella, Edward, and the rest of the clan seek help from allies around the world to protect their allies.

This is my favorite movie in the saga.  I love the other characters that were brought in.  I did but didn't like the fight scene because it was cool but not in the book.


How would you rate this book/movie:  4/5.  It is a good ending to the saga.


Reviewer: SMB

Title and Author: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (DVD)


About this book/movie and why I liked/disliked it: High school student Bella Swan, always a bit of a misfit, doesn't expect much to change when she moves from sunny Arizona rainy Washington State.  Then she meets Edward Cullen, a handsome but mysterious teen whose eyes seem to peer directly into her soul. Edward is a vampire whose family does not drink blood, and Bella, far from being frightened, enters into a dangerous romance with her immortal soulmate.

I thought it was a cute movie.  It was funny in parts. I liked the movie.


How would you rate this book or movie:  4/5.  I think older teenagers and adults would like it.


Reviewer's Initials: SMB


Title and Author: Twilight: Breaking Dawn  by Stephanie Meyer, Part 1 (DVD)


About this book/movie and why I liked/disliked it:  At last, Bella and Edward are getting married. When Jacob finds out that Bella wants to spend her honeymoon as a human, he is horrified - for Edward's passion could accidentally kill her.  Bella does indeed survive her honeymoon, but a new complication arises when she discovers she is pregnant and the child is growing at an alarming rate.  The pregnancy sets the wolves against Bella and Edward, but Jacob vows to protect his friend.

I thought the wedding was very good. I loved the story line and how the Cullens and Jacob started to get closer and work together.


How would you rate this book or movie:  4/5.  It was a good movie with a very good story line.


Reviewer: SMB

Title and Author of Book: Taurus GCF 3 by KD Jone


About the book and why I liked/disliked it: Maya is looking for a change of pace. Being a full blood Arian, she is sheltered against the human elements.  She is tired of being kept in the dark and wants to know what the real world is like. She takes a job as a ring girl for the GCFA.  The moment she meets Taurus she is instantly attracted to him but is reluctant to to use her charms. After Maya witnesses something, she is in danger and can no longer keep himself from her.


I love these books. The characters are great and and the story line is good too. The interactions between the characters are downright hilarious.  Each book focuses on a different fighter but all the fighters are still there like a big family.


How would you rate this book: 4/5.   It is a good romance story and the characters are great.


Reviewer: SMB

Title and Author:The Hereand Now, by Ann Brashares
Do you recommend this Book or Movie?  Yes
How would you rate this Book or Movie? Outstanding

About this book or movie and why I liked/disliked it:

This is a story of people from the future trying to escape the world we have made by poor stewardship.

This was a really good book.  It made me think, plus was entertaining with a bit of romance thrown in (but not trashy type)

I would recommend this to Young Adults or Adults.


Reviewed by: W.D.


2014 Reviews