Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team by Audrey Vernick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team is an excellent picture book. The pictures were colorful and fun but seemed to fit with the positive story of a family who loved each other and baseball very much. I really found it to be a heart warming story filled with neat trivia about the Acerras family, the only family with enough boys to field a baseball team by themselves! The message it portrays is an excellent message in friendship, family and being positive.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I read the entire Hunger Games trilogy in twenty-four hours. Yes, twenty-four hours. No, I didn't get much sleep. I have to say I enjoyed all three books but The Hunger Games was my favorite. I happen to absolutely devour dystopia (books set in a seriously flawed world with characters trying to fix society). Ratings wise I'd say the Hunger Games trilogy deserves a rating of teen and above. Throughout the trilogy there is fighting to the death, descriptions of injuries, and outright murder. It wasn't as graphic as it could have been in my opinion but its not a bedtime story for your fourth grader. The books seem to point out how twisted and outlandish a society can become when it impinges on the basic human rights of its citizens. It was almost as if society wanted to prove that it can influence and warp the very basic goodness out anyone.