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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – Dark Knight Rises

Tweens Blog Purple BannerThe Dark Knight Rises Movie PosterWhat’s your first name and school?: Andrew; Hadley

What are you reviewing?: Dark Knight Rises

What did you review?: A movie.

What did you like about it?: The Dark Knight is about Batman hen is hated for being the bad guy in the Dark Knight. Ban is the bad guy who try to hurt Batman and take over the city. He is the guy who came out of the hole as a kid and tried to hurt the people who put him there.

Who would like this?: Everyone.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: Good.

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – Chasing Mavericks

Tweens Blog Purple BannerChasing Mavericks Movie PosterWhat’s your first name and school?: Eric; Hadley Jr. High

What are you reviewing?: Chasing Mavericks

What did you review?: A Movie.

What did you like about it?: I liked that the book was about surfing in the ocean, and I don’t really like surfing but I like to swim in the ocean. Also it was a little scarey at the end because he almost dies but he did not. And that is why I like the movie.

Who would like this?: People who like the ocean and surfing.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: Amazing.

Posted in Middle School Reviews, The Middle: GEPL Middle School

GEPL Tweens: Tween Book Review – The Missing Pieces of Me

Tweens Blog Purple BannerThe Missing Pieces of Me by Jean Van Leeuwen Book CoverWhat’s your first name and school?: Merry Lai; Hadley

What are you reviewing?: The Missing Pieces of Me

What did you review?: A book.

What did you like about it?: I like everything about it. I liked that it was a mystery book. It was my favorite book I have read. I felt bad for Winnie because her mom was always mad at her because she never did anything right. Even if she tried to do something right, it always turned out wrong.

Who would like this?: Ages 8-12.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: The Best Book

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Book Review – Red Thread Sisters

Tweens Blog Purple BannerRed Thread Sisters by Carol Antoinette Peacock Book CoverWhat’s your first name and school?: Aisha; col

What are you reviewing?: Red Thread Sisters  

What did you review?: A book.

What did you like about it?: I liked how it talked about sisterly friendship,and how a red thread connected Wen to her new family. I also liked how Wen works so hard to find a family for her best friend. Even when Wens new sister Emily was begging for her to play she found a way to do both.

Who would like this?: My best friend.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: Best.

Posted in Middle School Reviews, The Middle: GEPL Middle School

GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – Minions

Tweens Blog Purple BannerMinions Movie PosterWhat’s your first name and school?: Quinn; Hadley

What are you reviewing?: Minions

What did you review?: A movie.

What did you like about it?: The movie Minions is about the minions from Despicable Me 1 and 2 with out their leader Gru. Unfortunately the movie wasn’t as good as I expected it to be. For example one of the reasons was that the movie couldn’t get me to really get my hopes up when one of the minions was about to get hurt.

Who would like this?: Someone who likes Penguins of Madagascar.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: O.K

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Book Review – One for the Murphys

Tweens Blog Purple BannerOne for the Murphys by Lynda Mullay Hunt Book CoverWhat’s your first name and school?: Quinn; Hadley

What are you reviewing?: One for the Murphys

What did you review?: A book.

What did you like about it?: I liked the book One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt because of how it relates to a foster child’s life. It’s mainly about a girl named Carly’s live when her mom gets in trouble and she has to go live with the Murphy family. I hope you like this book that has many twists and turns.

Who would like this?: Someone who likes sad stories.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: Good.

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – 21 Jump Street

Tweens Blog Purple Banner21 Jump Street Movie PosterWhat’s your first name and school?: Eric; Hadley Jr. High

What are you reviewing?: 21 Jump Street

What did you review?: A movie.

What did you like about it?: I liked that the movie was very funny and it had a lot of action in it. There was a lot of shooting and it was about these to friends from high school cops and save a lot of people.

Who would like this?: People who like action and humor

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: Amazing

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GEPL Tweens: If You Enjoy Harry Potter, You Might Like…

tween-blog-bannerBy: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian

Last Friday, libraries all over the country opened their doors to middle school and high school students for after-hour activities. It was also Harry Potter’s birthday – he turned 35 – so GEPL invited middle schoolers to participate in an interactive showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Most people who have the ability and desire to read the well-known series have by this point. Many leave the series wanting more. While Rowling continues to leak new tidbits of information, and hints to more stories within the Potterverse, I have compiled a list of books to get you through the hard times of HP-withdrawal.

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Book Review – The One and Only Ivan

Tweens Blog Purple BannerThe One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate Book CoverWhat’s your first name and school?: Mariam; Glen Westlake

What are you reviewing?: The One and Only Ivan

What did you review?: A book.

What did you like about it?: Ivan meets Ruby an elephant taken from her family. After Ruby come things started to change.I also liked that Ivan was friends with a stray dog named Bob and a elderly elephant named Stella.Ivan also fulfills his promise to Stella to take good care of Ruby when Stella was taking her lasts breaths before leave the world.

Who would like this?: Someone who likes animals.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: It was good.

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – 21 Jump Street

Tweens Blog Purple Banner21 Jump Street Movie PosterWhat’s your first name and school?: Andrew; Hadley

What are you reviewing?: 21 Jump Street

What did you review?: A movie.

What did you like about it?: 21 Jump Street is about two guys that try to become cops. They start out in the park on bike then they see a gang. They fail to stop them. In the end they stop the and and become cops.

Who would like this?: Anyone who likes funny stuff.

On a scale from yuck to best ever, how much did you like it?: Best ever.

Posted in Middle School Reviews, The Middle: GEPL Middle School