Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Hey everyone!!

It seems like I haven't posted in a really long time!!


The Scarlet Pimpernel, by Baroness Emmuska Orczy, is the story of a daring, bold and adventurous band of noble Englishmen who risk their lives to rescue innocent aristocrats from "Madame Guillotine." Set during the height of the French Revolution, this book follows the story of Sir Percy Blakeney, his wife Marguerite, and their involvement with the society of the Scarlet Pimpernel. I don't want to give to much of the story away!!

This book is incredibly fascinating, and if you like adventure stories, love stories, history, or if you just like a good book, then you will definitely like this book.

If you like this one, there at least 10 more books in the series, including "Eldorado," "The Elusive Pimpernel" and "The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel."

Oh! Also, this is where my name is from!

Read it and let me know what you thought.

~Tony Dewhurst

4/5 Recommended

Monday, September 7, 2009

Anne of Green Gables

Written by L.M. Montgomery, this is a classic, bestselling novel that I am sure most of you have read and enjoyed.

A quirky, imaginative, read-headed, freckle-faced, romance-loving, chatter-box orphan named Anne, who, by means of a great accident, goes to live with Marilla (a sensible, straightforward middle-aged woman) and her brother, Matthew Cuthbert (a shy, awkward fellow, who takes a liking to Anne right from the start.) She gets herself into countless catastrophes such as: dying her hair green because she hates it's red color, smashing a slate over a boy named Gilbert Blythe's head because he called her "Carrots" (this causing Anne to strongly despise Gilbert), and accidentally getting her "bosom friend," Diana drunk. Despite her talkative and quirky nature, she is incredibly smart and wins awards and scholarships for her intelligence. Towards the end of the book, Anne really begins appearing as an accomplished and attractive young woman, who has learned a lot from her amusing mistakes.

This book was delightful. Anne is such a charming character whom one wishes she could be like. It was both funny and heart-rending, both light-hearted, and true-to-life. I must warn you though, it did drag at parts because Anne is such a chatter-box! But even so, I think it's a book every girl should read. It's appropriate for all ages.

Rated 4 or 5/5. (I can't remember because I haven't read it in a while.)

Lady Arwen