Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is an orphan who, unfortunately, lives with his horrid aunt, uncle, and cousin.  They have be hiding a very important secret from him.  On Dudley’s birthday at the zoo Harry gets a taste of what the secret is when the glass of a snake’s cage disappears and his cousin falls in.  After that strange letters keep appearing and this uncle […]

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Old Major a boar on the Manor Farm gets things in motion by teaching his fellow animals a song called Best of England.   This fills the hearts for the animals with a yearning to live in a society where they are free from humans.  Old Major dies shortly after.  Napoleon, Snowball,  and Squealer pick up where […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“I’m late. I’m late, for a very important date.” Alice follows the white rabbit down a hole into the world of Wonderland. Wonderland is a strange place were a sip of a drink can make you shrink and a bit of a cake can make you the size of a giant. This is a place […]

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hester is a married woman who’s husband is away.  Hester has a newborn baby, but the baby is not her husband’s.  She has committed adultery and now has to wear the letter A on her chest  for all to see.  Hester will not give the name of the father of the baby and so she must bare the shame […]

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a chilling tale of what can go wrong when civility is taken out of humans.  A group of school boys are on a plane  during a war heading  for safety when they are shot down.  Their plane lands on an island.  No adults survive the crash leaving the boys […]

Arthur Christmas (Movie 2012)

Looking for a new Christmas movie this year? check out Arthur Christmas, it’s sure to delight.  Arthur is a Claus but not the next in line to be Santa. He is a bit of a screw-up, but he loves Christmas.  Arthur responsibility is to answer the mail that is sent to Santa.  The movie opens with a little girl sending […]

Aquamarine (Movie 2006)

Claire and Hailey  are two teens that find an unexpected treasure during a difficult time.  Claire and Hailey are best friends that are about to be separated because Hailey’s mom has gotten a job in Australia.  Hailey is determined to make the best of the time they have left together, but Claire keeps bringing it up.  The next day after a great storm Claire […]

Clueless (Movie 1995)

There’s drama at Beverly Hills High. Cher, the most popular girl in school loves her projects.  This time she may have bitten off more than she can chew.  Her grades are low and her teacher will not listen to her pleas and excuses so she decides to try to make a love connection to soften her teacher’s cold heart.  While this goes on a new girl, Tai,  enters […]

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries is not your typical princess story.   You would think that a girl might be somewhat thrilled at the idea of finding out that she is a princess, but this is not the case for Mia.   Her parents kept it from her until it became clear that her father could no longer […]