I love all the stories that tell the background of the villains in classic fairy tales, especially because the villains usually turn out simply misunderstood. This movie is awesome, if a little sad. I hated it when Maleficent was being tortured, it tore my heart out.
This book is good for a short indulgent read, but if you want some deep and intense reading that has more meaning I don't recommend this book. J.K. Rowling has gotten off to a good start on her series with this book, but I do not like all the rule-breaking involved. Added to that is the rivalry between Harry and Malfoy which leads them to fight with magic and petty fighting is not the sort of thing magic should be used for.
Calpurnia Tate is a wonderful tale about finding your talents, deciding what to do with your life, and how to set about doing it. And Calpurnia's crusty old grandfather seems to know how to teach Calpurnia to use her skills. The book is full of Calpurnia's cunning schemes that often lend hilarity to the plot. I highly recommend this book.
This book is a wonderful read for Harry Potter or Percy Jackson fans. Even if you aren't drawn to that genre this book covers many boundaries. It is a compelling plot that you can bury yourself in for hours, and is one of the books where you feel as if you are on the spot watching the action take place. I love this book.
With a wonderful story that follows Jane Austen's signature of spinning everything around on you, this book is amazing. Being pressured by the evil forces around her, Piper struggles to define her beliefs and find the difference between right and wrong, while at the same time spread love to everyone around her. But when Piper is gone, her friends have to remember her philosophies of love and forgiveness.
All the Redwall books are superb. They are suspenseful, exciting, and full of feeling, wit, satire, and glorious food. 5 stars to every single one of them. Redwall is considered the first book, since it was written first, but chronologically speaking Martin the Warrior is the first book. It comes from before the Abbey was even built, so if you haven't started the series first, things will make much more sense if you figure the list chronologically. Singularly, Redwall is a wonderful book, showing Matthias's inner journey to continue Martin's legacy and become the Warrior of Redwall.