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The Danger Box: Blue Balliett’s Latest Adventure/Mystery

Zoomy was dropped off at his Grandparents’ house when he was three days old.  He had lived there ever since, in Three Oaks, a small town in Michigan.  Zoomy Chamberlain Lived in peace, until his severely alcoholic father showed up at the Chamberlain house.  He gave the Chamberlain family a box to sell in their store, and that’s where the story truly begins…

The Danger box is a suspenseful mystery novel.  The main hero of the book, Zoomy, is a twelve year old boy who has long, messy hair, is a fairly good detective, and is legaly blind.  Despite only being able to see a few inches from his nose with clarity, He sees the world much, much differently than the other kids in his neighborhood  and is very smart.  In fact, when he meets a girl named Lorrol, she nicknames him “Brain Boy”.  Although the mystery Zoomy and Lorrol solve takes center stage, the book is really about Charles Darwin’s life, secrets and how some people see the world differently than others.

When Zoomy’s s father left, Zoomy decided to go to the library to conduct some research into his father “Buckeye”, who he was, and whether he had done anything noteworthy.  What he had done was not exactly honorable.  He had stolen a truck from an antique dealer, and the box was in the truck at the time.  But after reading the book that was inside the box and discovering that it had something to do with Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle, Zoomy decided not to tell the police.

When Zoomy and Lorrol start to write a newspaper  about Darwin’s life called the Gas Gazette, you won’t be able to stop turning pages.  The suspenseful endings of each chapter will keep you reading.  Over all, The Danger Box is an immersive, interesting, And sometimes humorous story.


House Of Many Ways

This book is somewhat emotional, and readers of all ages will love this magic filled, action packed book.  I highly recommend it as a lesson-learning book.  It will make kids of all ages magic-happy for some while, and it is very good anyway.  And it is a seqal to “Howl’s Moving Castle,” and has almost every single character in it, plus new ones.  It is a very good book anyway, and all readers over 6 years will love it..  it is about a girl named Chairmain, who has magical adventures and misadventures throughout the maze-like house.  it is the best children’s story.


Virus games is a very surprising book.  It is also one of the best books any reader can read.  It’s about a fourteen  year old Peter Dempsey, (a fourteen year old Peter Dempsey that hates computers, rather) who is dragged into a PC 101 class.   But, when he is doing his homework, a bolt of lightning hits his house, and Peter gets the ability to see the “packets”, so, Peter Dempsey might have to change his mind about computers. The packets are, say, animals that live in the computer, and, there are different kinds of packets. But, there are viruses that are destroying  the Internet, and Packet World. The packets that live in Peter’s computer  are the only ones left to thwart the evil viruses.   Readers will love this book.

Book Review: OODLES OF POODLES of dark corner

OODLES OF POODLES had a pretty slow start, but it started not only to get good, but was getting adventurous. The story is about a family that has a family of poodles that are for sale.The main character was: Helmut (also known as Mutt). The girl(Claire) got kidnaped, and the adventure began. The picture of Mutt at the back of the book gives young readers a better idea of what the dog looks like. In my opinion, that book is good enough and deserves to become a movie. So congratulations, Lynda, for writing such an awesome book! And good luck on any future books that you might write! One more time, good luck!!

Way Of The Mantis

Way of the Mantis really inspires me. First of all, at the begining, the young monk is strugling against the wind, but he  should be sweeping  with the wind.  The thing that  inspires   the young  monk  is the  mantis,  that’s  were  the  film  got  it’s  name.   The  thing that inspired the young monk about the mantis was it’s fast moves.

one thing in nature that inspires me is the ant.   The  thing that  inspires  me  about the ant  is  it’s strength.