Posts tagged ‘Corbin DesJardins’

‘StormBreaker’: James Bond at 14?

Cover of "Stormbreaker"

Cover of Stormbreaker

A Book Review

By Corbin DesJardins, teen blogger

Anthony Horowitz’s StormBreaker is a story about a 14-year-old English boy with an everyday life, normal problems, and an uncle in the banking business. But since when do bankers go on trips all over the world and come back with strange injuries?

Alex Rider lives in England with his uncle Ian Rider.  Alex’s parents died in a plane crash when he was just a small baby.  Now the police have arrived in the middle of the night to inform Alex that his uncle had a car accident and died.  The police said Ian Rider wasn’t wearing his seat belt.  Alex knows his uncle wouldn’t drive down the drive way without his seat belt on.  When Alex sneaks into the junk yard to find his uncle’s car, he finds bullet holes in the side and knows that it was no accident that killed Ian Rider. Read more…

‘The Hunger Games’: A Sister’s Sacrifice

Cover of "The Hunger Games"

Cover of The Hunger Games

A Book Review

By Corbin DesJardins, teen blogger

The Hunger Games is a widely read book written by Suzanne Collins. The book is now a major motion picture that brought in millions and millions of dollars.

The book takes place in North America, which has been split into 12 districts. Seventy-five years in the past a civil war went on between the Capitol (the people completely in charge) and all of the districts. The war was soon over, and the Capitol won. Each year, to prove to the districts that they are in charge, the Capitol has the Hunger Games.

During the Hunger Games, the Capitol randomly picks two tributes: one male and one female between the ages of 12 to 18 from each district to compete in an arena. But the tributes don’t compete in sporting events. The tributes are given weapons and forced into a fight to the death. Read more…