Monthly Archives: November 2017

Rita Porcarelli Letter Essay #3: Because of Winn-Dixie

Recently, I finished reading Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate Dicamillo. The genre of this book is Realistic Fiction. Kate Dicamillo is a famous American writer, who is 53 years old. Kate Dicamillo usually writes children’s literature books mostly about animals. Because of Winn-Dixie won the John Newbery medal, Dorothy  Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award, and … Continue reading Rita Porcarelli Letter Essay #3: Because of Winn-Dixie

Kendall Ross letter essay 3: Million Dollar Throw

Dear readers of the blog,   Recently, I have been reading the book Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica. The genre of this book is fiction, and it is 244 pages long.  Author Mike Lupica is a newspaper columnist who is best known for his sports writing in the  New York Daily News. He wrote … Continue reading Kendall Ross letter essay 3: Million Dollar Throw

Letter Essay #3 Speak – Sasha Feliciano

Recently I’ve been reading this book called Speak a 198, mystery book by Laurie Halse Anderson. This author is an American writer best known for children’s and young adult novels. She received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 2010 for her contribution to young adult literature.  She has earned numerous … Continue reading Letter Essay #3 Speak – Sasha Feliciano

Aidan Ordway’s Letter Essay #3

Dear Blog Readers, Recently I had finished a book called Slider by Pete Hautman who was born in 1952 in Berkeley, California. He attended college, first at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, then at the University of Minnesota. He now has settled down with his wife and novelist in Minnesota and loves to … Continue reading Aidan Ordway’s Letter Essay #3

Stella’s Letter-Essay #3: Walls Within Walls

Dear Reader, I have just finished the novel Walls Within Walls written by the youngest Managing Director at Bear Stearns and Cornell graduate, Maureen Sherry. She is well known for her book, Opening Belle, a national bestseller, and Walls Within Walls was given many awards from the states of Texas and Connecticut. Also, Maureen Sherry’s … Continue reading Stella’s Letter-Essay #3: Walls Within Walls

Diego Saez’s Letter-Essay #3: Alex Rodriguez,Hot Corner,Hot Shot

Recently I have finished the book Alex Rodriguez,Hot Corner,Hot Shot, a 100 page biography and this book is by Serena Kappes a Senior Editorial Director for Scholastic Parents her book was published on January 30, 2012. I chose to read this book because I know that A-rod retired last year, and I wanted to know … Continue reading Diego Saez’s Letter-Essay #3: Alex Rodriguez,Hot Corner,Hot Shot

Anya Gorder Letter Essay #3: The Clan of The Cave Bear

Yesterday, I finished reading The Clan of The Cave Bear, a 468-page of realistic fiction by ‎Jean M. Auel. Auel was born in 1936 in Chicago and has written the famous “Earth’s Children” series. The Clan of The Cave Bear is one of my favorite books. It has been translated into 15 languages and was … Continue reading Anya Gorder Letter Essay #3: The Clan of The Cave Bear

Letter Essay #3- Brennan Schick

Dear Readers…


Recently I finished the book Harry Potter and the prisinor of azkaban, The Book really had me thinking most of the time and I thought that it would be quite easy to type this considering all of the action that was packed into this book and movie series of Harry Potter. It was A Fictional book that had me intimidatingly reading until the very last page. All of the action that was in the book really paid out for another JK Rowling Happy ending. My favorite part of the book was when Harry and Hermione went back in time and fixed what Dumbledore wanted them to fix. Then they walked into the hospital room and Ron was astonished about how they had disappeared a second before they reappeared outside the door.


One of my favorite characters is definitely going to be Hagrid. I feel like him and I have a lot in common. In my last letter essay I mentioned how I loved the Idea and career of being a Falconer, all the while Hagrid was sitting here owning a Griffin. Hagrid also had a love for animals considering he owned a baby dragon that was soon going to be mentioned in the next movie/book. My least favorite character is the same throughout the whole book, and the unimaginable reward goes to Drako Malfoy. Wow! Try spelling that fast… Throughout the entire book, Drako continues to converse in his sarcastic and ignorant way towards the other members of the Harry Potter friend group. This lasted until about the middle of the book when Hermione Slaps the heck (wow can’t say that other word in school) out of him for being to ignorant. But it’s OK readers, never fear! The non loving Drako comes back next year!


If that wasn’t enough, then I have good news for you! Hagrid’s griffin was sentenced to death…  I mean he probably has like three more, but his is the sad grieving moment so just don’t read this sentence… Anyway! All Harry wanted to do was make things right around school by doing… What exactly did he do? Oh right… Nothing! But Something did happen, his long lost uncle (You know the one who wants to kill him) is back and ready to rumble from the dead (That was just an expression, he’s not actually dead).

His name is Serious Black. Yes readers, literally SERIOUS. But you know the cool last name of Black makes up for the unsatisfying word Serious. Anywho, short story short, he was banished to Azkaban for eternity! And Rightfully so may I add. He did after all kill his friend. All was going jolly and nice, until it didn’t. Hey of course there’s got to be a twist to any sort of fantasy magical wand waving, flying broomstick and gory headless ghosts book! So guess what? Black escaped and is know trying to kill Harry. DUN Dun DUUUUUUUUUNNNNN. (Now, PAUSE for a sec, you are probably wondering why I asked you to do this, and you are also probably wondering correctly… I’m just trying to waste space so it doesn’t look like I’m bad at writing and then I get an “F” on this assignment) OK Now that i got another few lines under my belt I’m going to wrap up and say that overall this book to me is like a classic, everyone has read it, but no one talks about it, except for people who do. I am 98% sure that you probably stopped reading by now and started writing a comment based off of my first few paragraph. And Since this one is eternally long I am going to stop and put the conclusion onto another paragraph.


Ah, nice and new. So, in the .81 seconds that it took me to press the ENTER button twice, I remembered to also tell you that Harry’s life got turned upside down when he figured out that his uncle (Serious Black) is actually his friend not his foe, and is on his side in the fight against evil. And the man that he supposedly killed happened to coincidentally be the pet rat of Harry’s best friend Ron. Mind Blown? Yup me too, magical swirly books about wizards and flying horses tend to do that kind of thing to you… it’s crazy right? But anyway’s I hope you enjoyed the book report as I am bored right now and made myself laugh more that a few times. I will post the movie trailer down below.

Thx again for reading!—————————————–Brennan Schick



PS… All the trailers were restricted so I could only find the opening scene but, here you go anyway.


Letter Essay #3 by Peter Martinich – “IT” by Stephen King

To help you sleep tonight, I left out a trailer. Happy reading… I have recently read 420 pages of the novel IT, by Stephen King, an obviously renown and profound writer that many may call one of the greatest. IT, having a complex and terrifying fantasy story, spans over a long plot for a little … Continue reading Letter Essay #3 by Peter Martinich – “IT” by Stephen King

Cooper Haas Letter-Essay 3: The Hunger Games

I recently finished reading The Hunger Games; a 373-page fiction novel by Suzanne Collins author of the famous series called Hunger Games. This is the first book in the series out of 3 books. This famous series has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. This is not surprising because The Hunger Games makes anyone … Continue reading Cooper Haas Letter-Essay 3: The Hunger Games

Allie Schuldt Letter Essay #3: Queen of Shadows

I finished reading Queen of Shadows, a 656 page book by Sarah J Maas. This is the fourth book in my favorite series in the whole, wide world, Throne of Glass. The Throne of Glass series is a mix of multiple genres, mystery, fiction, a little bit of realistic fiction, sci-fi, action and mostly, a … Continue reading Allie Schuldt Letter Essay #3: Queen of Shadows

Letter Essay #3 The butterfly Garden Julianna Wojenski

I am currently reading The Butterfly Garden, it is 276 pages and is realistic fiction, it was written by Dot Hutchison, who has a background in theatre and a love for surfing the web, and anything renaissance. The Butterfly Garden is a pretty well known book with more than 100,000 copies sold, because of popular … Continue reading Letter Essay #3 The butterfly Garden Julianna Wojenski