TAKS and The Hunger Games

So, yesterday I had to take this little test called "TAKS" or, in fancier terms, the "Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills." It's a joke. I'll tell you that. I took my exit level ELA, or English Language Arts. We answer a bunch of reading comprehension questions, some editing and revising questions, and write an essay. Well, being a writer and avid reader, it didn't take long. So, doing the only think we're allowed to do now that we can't even sleep after TAKS, I read.
I finished Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting, and while I think I liked The Body Finder better, this was just as engaging as the first one and had me on the edge of my seat. I can't wait for the next one, and I highly recommend the book to all y'all. It's written in third person, which is something I don't like, but I think it flowed well for the story.
Since I only had, like, fifty pages of that, I read another book by Carrolly Erikson, and I can't even remember the name of it. It was about the Romanov family and it was a bore, but because reading was all we were allowed to do, I read the sucker. 300 something pages. It was.... not her best work.
Then, I got to The Hunger Games. I'll admit, I was skeptical, everyone loved the book and at first, I really struggled to see what the great idea was. I mean, great plot, but the writing was just simple. But, now that I've finished it, I loved it and I can't wait until tomorrow when I start the sequel, Catching Fire. This book is most certainly a read.... It starts off slow, but it's a great ending.
I gave it five stars on Goodreads.....
I think.

love, lala

One more thing.
<3 Peeta


Qui said...

No no no no no....Finnick. <3 Both Peeta and Gale are morons. Though if i had to pick between the two, I'd go with Gale.
Though you haven't been introduced to him yet...but trust me. ;)
Anyway, I'm homeschooled so I never had to take the TAKS test, but my friends did. And whoo, lets just say that I hardly saw any of them all week because they were always asleep when they weren't at school.

Riv Re said...

I must agree with Qui: Finnick all the way, with Gale pulling in second.
Never even heard of the TAKs before, but glad to hear you aced it!
Glad you liked HG!

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