From Chris Garland
titl: Millions [videorecording]
Millions is an uplifting tale about a nine year old boy whose mother has died and is moving with his father and brother to a new home and a new school. Damian is fascinated by the saints, who inspire him to do good deeds.
One day, the heavens provide him with an endless supply of money, which leads him on a complex adventure on which he will learn what money means to different people and what is really important in life.
Alex Etlel turns in a memorable performance as young Damien under the direction of Academy Award winning Danny Boyle.
From Mathew, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Card , Orson Scott
“Ender’s Game” takes placed entirely in the future. In this book’s future, there’s a bug-like, alien race called the Buggers. We are at war with the Buggers since they have attacked Earth two times in the recent past. Since we are at war, the Government has to select the brightest and toughest kids to train for the epic battles with the Buggers. Six year old Ender Wiggin is one of those lucky chosen kids after he won a nasty and really bloody fight with a schoolmate. It was after this fight that the Government thought, after much consideration, that little Ender Wiggin could defeat the evil Buggers. Ender was thought to be the perfect hero because he had two of the best traits that ran in his family. He had the violence and hatred of his brother, Peter, and the empathy and kindness of his sister, Valentine. As the book progresses, Ender launches off with other kids on a ship to Battle School, which is in outer space. Ender finds Battle School to b e an entertaining place, especially the game room, where the team battles happen. You’ll learn about the Game Room, and it’s rules, as you read through “Ender’s Game”, so it won’t be confusing. Ender gets put in the absolute beginners group (team), the Launchies. Ender is teased and made fun of at first, but, because of his abilities, he later becomes respected and befriended by the other kids. The Government advances Ender extremely quickly through Battle school since they want him to be isolated from the other kids and be prepared for battle as quickly as possible. The result is Ender becomes lonely and overworked. Those problems make Ender want to quit Battle School forever. Will Ender quit Battle School? If he stays, will he be the hero that he’s supposed to be? Find out those answers, and more in “Ender’s Game”.