Summer Reading Project

by Lily Page

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah

This is a very tragic story about an unwanted daughter, who's mother died when she was born. Her grandmother died when she was five. She called her Nai Nai which means grandma in Chinese.

She went to a school with only girls. One day she was lost because nobody came to pick her up from school, or brought her to school.

The girl's name is Adeline. She got very close to her aunt Baba, they even shared a room. Her aunt Baba is the only one who loves her in her family.

She once got a baby duck and it died. She named it PLT. She became very close to PLT, in fact she even buried it. It was sweet.

In the middle of the book Adeline's sister got married. She went to an orphanage and then came home with her aunt (not Baba) that she didn't remember. Her parents now live in Hong Kong. A few days later she went to a boarding school. She then got very sick and had to go to the hospital. After that she had to go home. her grandpa died a little while later.

She went to England with her third brother to go to medical school.

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A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

This is a story about a girl named Meg and her brother named Charles Wallace. One day the two of them and their friend Calvin went to a different dimension with these women named Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit. Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which, and Mrs. Whatsit became very good friends with Meg, Charles, and Calvin. Meg's dad is a scientist and her mom too. Her dad went on a mission a long time ago and didn't come back. Meg has two more brothers and they are twins. Their names are Sandy and Denny.

The reason why Meg, Charles, and Calvin went in to a different dimension was because they needed to find their father. At first it was black and scary then it was beautiful, the place had gold trees! Then Mrs. Whatsit turned into a sentaur. Mrs. Whatsit flew them over to a mountain and Meg, Charles, and Calvin saw a shadow in the sky and stared at it, then went back to were they started because they didn't like it, but they still had to go through it so they did and Meg felt like she was being flattened out like a peace of paper. Meg, Charles, Calvin, Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which went through one dimension were there was a city, and that was were their dad is. Meg, Charles, and Calvin went to see the city and when they walked in there were little girls skipping rope and boys bouncing balls, but there was something weird about it. It was all on rhythm, but there was one boy who was not. A women came out of the door and looked straight at them and pulled the boy inside as if she was worried. Charles and Calvin said "Lets go knock on the door." so they did and the women said to go away.

They had to go to the middle of the city, when they got there they saw a man siting on a bench that they talked to. He had to report them to his boss, so they went and Charles hit him. The man had red eyes they can't look at. They called him the man in the chair (the boss). The man in the chair hypnotized Charles so he can show them around and brought them to Meg and Charles father. Charles didn't know who he was. They had to go. Meg thought Charles was evil because it wasn't him. IT was controlling him (someone who was controlling every one in the city) and they had to go to IT. When they got to IT they realized that IT was a brain! IT is to powerful. IT made Meg feel like stone. Her dad and Calvin dragged her out. It was almost like she was dead, but she wasn't she was cold and couldn't move. Calvin and her dad thought she was dead, they kept saying and asking if she was dead. Meg tried to say that she wasn't but she couldn't speak. Finally she was almost back to normal. She could speak but couldn't move then she noticed that she was on another planet. There she saw some type of creature coming toward them, they were scary at first but they turned out to be nice they picked up Meg and brought her somewhere were she fell asleep on something very soft. When she awoke she felt much better and went to Calvin and her dad.

She had to go back and save Charles Wallace so she did. She saved him from IT alone because she had something IT didn't, love. They went home with Calvin, her dad, and Charles, the real Charles. Her mom was so happy to see her husband so were the twins. Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which appeared behind them and went home. They all had a group hug even there dog and cat.

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