Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Michael Writes Again!

Our good friend Michael, who sent us so many fantastic reviews over the holiday break, is back with a new one! Here it is:

The Original Choose Your Own Adventure, book 160
The Computer Takeover
by Edward Packard
It's the mid 21st century. You are a computers genius and work with different computers all over the world. One day you get a call from your friend Maria on the moon. She tells you that the computer that helps them run the moon, Acorn, is doing something extra. Late at night, Acorn is having the robots carry out an extra project. You think it's no big deal. Acorn did stuff like that sometimes. Once it made a laser shield around the moon for better protection against meteors. But then Maria tells you that it's not telling them what it is. That's a problem. Now you must make a choice. Do you go to the moon and deal with Acorn yourself? Do you go to the creator of Acorn, a frail, old scientist incapable of much travel, and who needs frequent naps? The choice is up to you. I personally chose to visit the scientist, and then I... well, I'm not telling you. You'll just have to read it for yourself. There are many other Choose Your Own Adventure books. The original series, the new series, and the younger kids series. So pick one up today!

Thanks, Michael! Your reviews are always great. The library has several of these Choose Your Own Adventure books--come on in and take a look.

Today is January 12. Do you know what that means? ONE MORE MONTH UNTIL THE LIGHTNING THIEF MOVIE!!! Woo-hooooo!! Are you guys as excited as I am?? Who's going to see it right away? Who's going to see it the first day? Who's going to Master Jedi Zack's Camp Half Blood program at the Matthews library? (see his post of 1-08 to find out more) One. More. Month!! Can't wait!!


1 comment:

Charlie said...

Cool blog! I think it's great you're trying to get boys interested in reading, but I wish more boys were brave enough to explore genres other than action/adventure/comics. There are so many fantastic books and authors out there if you're willing to give it a try. A few suggestions: A Hole in the World by Sid Hite, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen, edited by James Howe. Also check out authors like David Almond, Gary Soto and Jerry Spinelli, etc. I'm in high school now, but I loved these when I was 9-12 years old.