by Louis Sachar
is an entertaining book about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who gets sent to a hard-working,
hazardous camp. Everyday Stanley and his fellow inmates each have to dig a perfect
hole for their bad behavior. At this camp, Stanley makes new friends and goes
through many difficult situations. After a few encounters, Stanley begins to think
something suspicious is going on.
I wasn't too thrilled about reading this book in the beginning because of the book cover and setting; it didn't seem very interesting or adventurous. The story takes place on a bus in the desert so I thought the book would be very monotonous. After the first few chapters, the book got more and more exciting and I couldn't put it down. This is a great story so don't judge this book by its cover.
Book of Greek Myths
by Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
This book is oversized and has 192 pages. It is fairly comprehensive of the major and lesser figures in Greek mythology. It includes timeless stories about these beings. Because of the tremendous influence that Ancient Greek culture has had on western civilization, to this day, this volume is useful--a treasure.