Benjamin's book review
by benjamin waddill
The book Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde is a fantasy that involves a young girl that goes by the name of Giannine Bellisario. Giannine gets a $50 gift certificate for Rasmussen Enterprises to play a virtual reality game. This game however happens to be a medieval fantasy RPG, or Role Playing Game. Mid-game, she receives a message stating that she is stuck and that the only way to get out is to beat the game.
In my opinion, this book was very exciting and adventurous. You never know what's going to happen next. I enjoyed the fact that each character had their own very distinctive personality. The scenarios in the book were also very intriguing. There were a million ways for her to win the game, but there were also a million ways for her to lose. Can Giannine get out before her brain overloads? Find out in the book Heir Apparent.
If you enjoy this book, I would recommend the two other books in the series. They are titled User Unfriendly, and Deadly Pink.
How to Plant in a Barrel
Do you like planting? Do you ever get bored of planting in a regular in the ground garden? If so try doing something fun and creative like planting in a barrel.
Planting in a barrel is not as easy as it sounds. First you need to collect all the resources you will need. For this project all you will need is a nice empty barrel in good condition, a trash barrel also works for this. Grab a shovel, some dirt, and about a dozen seeds and your good to go.
Once you have gotten all the supplies you need, the next thing you need to do is empty the barrel of any content inside of it. After you finish emptying the barrel you need to drill tiny holes in the bottom for the extra water to be drained out of. Then fill the barrel up with dirt and poke tiny holes in the soil to place the seeds in. Once you place the seeds in and they're covered with a light layer of soil, you're done. Remember to be careful with your plants.
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A Letter to Lonnie
Dear Lonnie C. Motion,
My name is Miss Edna. I have raised two sons who have grown up and moved on to their own houses, so I know a little bit about raising a boy. Ever since they have moved it has been very lonely her. I was wondering if you would let me adopt you to give you a home and to keep me some company. If you accept my invite please tell me when I come up to the orphanage. If you choose to come you can sleep in one of my sons old rooms and I will put you in a good school. I hope you decide to come and stay but if not its fine.