It’s senior year and Keeley Hewitt has her heart set on kissing Jessie Ford, a boy she’s had a crush on since the 6th grade. The only problem is that their hometown of Aberdeen has been constantly flooded by a swelling river and an apocalyptic downpour of constant rain showers.
Things start to go her way after Keeley and her friends are called in volunteer to stack sandbags in hopes of stopping the river. Keeley and Jessie end up next to each other in the assembly line and the flirting begins although Keeley has no idea what to make of it, after all Jessie Ford is the cutest boy in the senior class and she’s pretty much invisible.
Without giving too much away this is a story about young romance and a story about self-discovery. I found this story very exciting an it tugged at my heart-strings. With so much of the summer still left why not add this one to your summer reading list.
Write a story about this place.
This is a reminder that the Young Arts deadline is approaching. If you are between the ages of 15 to 18 years old this is a great competition for you to enter. It’s for teens in all areas of the arts: writing, fine arts, music, acting, dance, cinematic arts, and design.
There are cash prizes but one of the great things about this competition is that you will be paired with a mentor who will help guide you on your path to pursue your art. A friend of mine won in photography and Darren was flown to Miami he put up in a hotel for a week and all his expenses were taken care of. Darren was paired with two mentors who took him around Miami as they gave him advice while took photographs. Lots of famous people went through this program and the mentors are Academy and Grammy award winner!
- Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships that can be spent any way you see fit.
- Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field.
- Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
- Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers.
- Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities.
Click on the link for more information.
Deadline: October 13, 2017
Write a story about what happens when you walk through this doorway.
(You can continue this story or create one of your own.) Be creative and have fun.
I opened the doorway. As I opened it the door moaned like an old woman. The first thing I was greeted by was the smell. It smelled like the ocean mixed with earth. I heard stories about this place. It was once a place where monks would house the children from the nearby town. The townspeople were afraid of them because they were born different.
A plane crash lands on this island. What’s on this island? Are there monsters? Are you alone or are there other people there with you?
Write a poem based on this picture.
Generation One by Pittacus Lore is a new series that was based on the I am Number Four series. This series continues the story of the Human Guard, humans who were given Loriac powers after the Monadorians invaded Earth. The only person from the original series is Nine, although there was a brief appearance of Four and I have a feeling that he will show up again.
This series feels a lot like X-Men. Children now have special powers and the children are outcasts who people want to contain or use. The main characters of this series are Taylor, a girl from the Mid-West who is a healer, Kopane, a Nigerian teenager who has superhuman strength and telekinesis, Isabella, a Brazilian shape-shifter, Ran, a young Japanese girl who can create explosives, and Caleb, a military brat who can duplicate himself.
Although I liked the series I was a bit concerned with these characters being stereotypes. Kopane came from a family where his father was using his powers to help others commit crimes, and Ran is portrayed as a quiet, passive girl. Isabella is a sexy flirt who shows interest in several boys.
The series does have lots of excitement and in the end, I couldn’t put it down because I really cared about the characters and gratefully soon saw the stereotypes dissolve as the characters became more developed. I can’t wait for the next book.
We had to pack up all of our belongs but could only take one personal item. For me it was a locket that had a picture of me and my best friend, Sam, short for Samantha. Our world was dying and if we stayed it was certain that we would all die….
What happens next? What if you had to leave Earth? If you could only take one personal item what would it be? Tell me about the new world that will be your new home? What is the voyage like getting there?