My Opinion On: “The differences between right and wrong are very clear.”

There is a saying that says, “The differences between right and wrong are very clear.” This means that someone can easily identify whether they should do something or not; the choice is clear.

This is not always true, though.

Say I’m in a situation where I am forced to choose whether I want to stay loyal to my friend or stand up for what I think is right. This differs between people and the situation, but overall, the choice is pretty hard.

Now let’s say I was pondering whether I should jump off a cliff or not. The choice is pretty clear; I shouldn’t jump off the cliff!

But, of course, there are exceptions. Some people’s minds could be warped or they are not thinking correctly and they think it’s right to jump off of a cliff. You always have to think that even if you think something is wrong, others may disagree.

Overall, this quote can be right, or wrong depending on the person or situation.

My Opinion On: “Awkward” By Svetlana Chmakova

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova is about a girl named Penelope who has just started at her new school. Although she quickly makes friends, she can’t seem to get over a certain incident that causes her to be extremely rude to a boy, Jaime, who was only trying to help her. On top of that, Penelope finds out that her beloved art club is in danger all because of their rival, the science club. Penelope and her friends must find a way to get back their club and seek revenge on the science club. Penelope must also find the courage to apologize to Jaime. But wait, Jaime is in the science club! What will Penelope do now?

Awkward is extremely funny and interesting. It follows Penelope through all her funny moments, friend crises, and completely awkward situations! Penelope faces problems many girls can relate to and shows how she perserveres through them. Penelope is also very shy and that’s important for people who read it because it will let them know that it’s okay to be shy, but you shouldn’t let it stop you from using your voice. Awkward doesn’t have much action at all. Most of it is set at Penelope’s middle school. You’ll like Awkward if you like realistic fiction and some drama.

Awkward is best for readers probably nine and up. It doesn’t have any action, fantasy, or romance. You’ll like Awkward if you like reading about drama filled middle school and completely awkward moments!

If you like Awkward don’t forget to read the sequels, Brave and Crush!

My opinion on:”Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret”

          The wonderful book Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume is about a sixth grade girl named Margaret Simon. Margaret and her family have just moved to New Jersey and she is desperate to fit in with the rest of her new friends. They all seem so much older and mature than Margaret and she wonders if she will ever be normal like them.

         Margaret is also faced with the choice of religion. Until then her family had no religion. This leaves Margaret asking herself who she really is.

         Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret follows Margaret through her journey as she finds out who she is supposed to be in this world. Through it all, Margaret knows she will always have one person she will always be able to confide in… God.

        Or will she?

        This book shows Margaret struggling with a question most girls her age face, Who am I? It shows how Margaret must power through this even if it might take her a while to answer this life-changing question. This shows people with the same question that it’s okay to not be sure of who you are and to make mistakes along the way.

         Margaret must also face the challenges of making friends in her new school. Even though she quickly makes friends, certain situations leave her asking herself who her true friends really are. It shows how Margaret must be strong and not let anything bring her down.

          What was really nice in this book is that the problems Margaret is experiencing are similar to problems many girls face. It can help you know it’s okay to feel this way. This is something that was very enjoyable about this book.

          The best audience for Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret would be girls from ages ten to thirteen. You would like Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret if you like books like, Just as Long as We’re Together also by Judy Blume and The Secret Language of Girls by Francis O’Rourke Dowell. Both show how the main characters must cope with the changes in their lives.

How to make Christmas Santa Grahams

Hello, everyone! Today I am going to be sharing my Christmas Santa Graham recipe with you. My family and I make many holiday treats, but these are overall the most fun to make. This holiday treat is fun, tastes sweet and most of all is SUPER delicious! 

This recipe makes 12 Santa Grahams and takes about 30 minutes to make. Follow the directions below to make these wonderful Christmas Santa Grahams!

For this recipe you will need:

1 ¼ cups of vanilla frosting [From 16-oz. can]

12 graham crackers [2 ½ square inches]

1 cup of miniature marshmallows, halved

6 small red gumdrops, halved

¼ teaspoon of red food coloring

24 red cinnamon candies [For eyes, substitute if you don’t have these]

 

Directions:

1. In a small bowl, stir ¼ teaspoon of red food coloring into ¼ cup of frosting; blend well [This will be the red for Santa’s hat]. In a separate bowl, stir 1 drop of red food coloring into the remaining 1 cup of frosting; blend well [This will be the pink for Santa’s face. You can also use brown food coloring if you like].

 

2. For each cookie, frost 1 inch of one corner of the cracker with red frosting for Santa’s hat. Place 1 marshmallow in the corner for the hat’s pom-pom.

 

3. Frost remainder of the cookie with pink frosting you just made. Place marshmallows on the pink frosting around 2 sides for the beard [See photo] Add gumdrop for the nose and cinnamon candies for the eyes.

 

4. Enjoy!

Recipe and Photos from: https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/santa-grahams/d18bf04d-64b0-4536-9ffe-6279b098a3e2