Posted on July 27, 2012 by Corey W.
Hey readers! I’m Neeloy Chakraborty and I’m an 8th grader at Science and Technology. I just love reading mystery books and Sci-fi. We do have to do a lot in my school, so whenever I have the time, I read. I also have an interest in Lego robotics so I want to become a robotics engineer when I grow up. I hope you enjoy reading my book reviews.
The Blending Time by Michael Kinch
Once upon a time, I was in the library and picked up a book called “The Blending Time”. It looked interesting so I got it to read. This book was amazing to read so I want you to read it.
The year is 2054 and the world has been turned into a dystopia. Once a person turns 17, you have to get a job or your life takes a turn for the worse in deadly canal work. Three S’teeners, whose names are Jayme, D’Shay, and Reya, get their jobs in Africa being blenders. A while ago, a huge solar eclipse happened not allowing Africans to repopulate. The Blender’s job is to help save Africa’s population in separate villages. The three S’teeners quickly become friends and help each other out until Reya gets abducted by Renegades and the others get separated too.
Will the three S’teeners get back together? I can’t really tell you because it goes against the principle of reading a book! I thought that this book was very interesting with a clutch of action. If you ever read this book, you have to read the next book with even more action and a new setting. And so, I hope you get the chance to read this book and this is Neeloy, signing off!
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Posted on July 27, 2012 by askewb
In just a few hours the XXX Olympiad will kick off with a star studded Opening Ceremony. The Games will officially be opened by the Queen of England, but not before British actor Daniel Craig makes an appearance as English super spy James Bond. Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has designed the ceremonies to reflect both the urban and rural aspects of Britain. Music from wide ranging sources will be featured throughout the event. A medley of songs in Punjab to reflect Britain’s Indian influences, plus the theme from English TV series Dr. Who, English rock band Muse and Sir Paul McCartney will be featured.
A lot has been made of controversies surrounding this Olympic Games in London from security concerns to transportation but there’s no denying that the Olympics has created some of the most amazing examples of sportsmanship, achievement and triumph over great odds.
Here are a few of my favorite Olympic moments to get you ready.
Kerri Strug completes a perfect vault on an injured ankle to clinch the all around gold medal for her team!
Michael Phelps wins just one of a record 8 gold medals at single Olympics in 2008
A team of amateur US hockey players defeat the Russian hockey power house despite all the odds in 1980
- Brooke, CLP-South Side
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