WOW, what an amazing ending to an amazing series! Cassandra Clare never fails to amaze me. All of her books are great and this one is no different.
It provoked a whirlwind of emotions including laughter and many, many tears.
The concern for the outcome of the love triangle is prominent throughout the book (though not too overpowering) but the solution is perfect. It links with bits from City of Heavenly Fire but not having read that book does not ruin this book at all. I loved that it explained what happened in the run up to that scene in COHF.
The characters are amazing. They're all fierce, brave and loving (well except Mortmain and the Consul). Tessa is my favourite character- she is great! I love her finesse and determination. Her love is so strong, it is almost alive with admiration and feelings for her institute family and friends. Mortmain and the Consul are both horrible and in my opinion deserved everything that came their way.
The ending was fabulous. It drew together the books and wasn't disappointing. The contrast of the humorous last scene of the book and the heart wrenching epilogue made it perfect. I would definitely read this series again.
I would totally recommend this series and all of Cassandra Clare's books.
On the 10th March, four of us from my Sixth form college took part in the Friends of the Earth debating competition against two other local colleges. For the past few weeks we swatted up, did research on the topics we would be debating and wrote out opening statements.
There were three rounds of the debate and we did not know until five minutes before which of the topics given we would be debating or whether we would be debating for or against.
Our team had to debate
We won the first debate against a local college. We were really proud of ourselves as it was the first time most of us had ever debated and it meant we went straight to the finals. I was surprisingly not nervous though am unsure why. Our team went into the competition thinking it would just be a bit of fun and a new experience. However, after winning the first debate we knew we had a chance so were determined to win.
In the finals we were against the first team again, as they won the second round. Our team had a rough start with the wrong intro being read however we answered, with confidence and surety, all the questions that the other team fired at us.
Waiting for the judges decision was tense but we were certain the other team had won. Much to our surprise our college was announced the winner. We won the trophy and £100 to be split between our team. We were so proud and went home on an unexpected high.
It was such a great experience and I would love to take part in more debates in the future.
Comment below if you have ever taken part in a debate/public speaking experience. I'd love to hear your experience and what it was like for you.
This fortnight is Fairtrade fortnight. Fairtrade is an important charity that helps support the lives of the communities and farmers providing us with much loved produce such as chocolate, bananas and coffee.
I decided to volunteer at my local discovery centre to help out with their massive Fairtrade event. I was given a stall where I provided an activity for the public to get involved in. I helped out at a stall all about Peru and Chile. I got the public to take part in a match the flag game to win a Fairtrade tote bag. It was awkward at the beginning of the day as I only knew 2 out of the 10 but know I know all the flags for South Africa, India, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Madagascar, Pakistan, Palestine, Ghana and the Dominican Republic. I am proud of that as previously I didn't know many flags at all.
At the event there was live performances from my area's samba band and a Columbian Farmer came to the event to give a talk. Julio, the banana farmer, didn't speak English so he had a translator to translate his Spanish. It was enjoyable and interesting talk. I liked being able to test my Spanish from GCSE Spanish which I haven't done since June last year. Julio was very enthusiastic about Fairtrade and was very grateful at how the charity has helped to improve his and his family's lives. I asked him whether he enjoyed bananas and he does. In Columbia they like to eat them raw, fried or cooked.
It was a great atmosphere and a lovely day. I enjoyed the experience of helping out with a public event. I also ate too much chocolate throughout the day and can confirm that Fairtrade chocolate is lovely and worth buying. It was my first time volunteering and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would love to help out at an event like it again. It has also opened my eyes to the world of Fairtrade so from now on I will try and buy Fairtrade where I can.
To learn more about Fairtrade visit http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/
I've really been into horror films recently (which I'm sure is obvious considering I've reviewed a few horror films) and saw this one advertised a while ago. It looked so scary and jumpy so I was really looking forward to it.
I wasted 1 hour and 30 minutes watching this film. It was pants! It did have a few jumps but the constant fighting between characters and their high pitched arguing was so irritating. They were clearly playing into the ghosts hands despite the main character even telling her boyfriend that that is what the ghost wanted them to do. Are they stupid?? Also I came to watch a film not read. Much of the plot was shown through online messages. If I had wanted to read I would have picked up a book. Both things were very annoying and made it hard to watch. I did watch it until the end however, just to see how it would end.
The ending was a disappointment. Now I know that all things can't end happily or resolved but what is the point when everyone dies. I mean everyone. It was such an anti-climax.
I would not recommend this film to anyone unless they want to watch a movie where the basic summary is they all die!
Image sourced from https://www.uphe.com/movies/unfriended after a Google Image search
Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a 17 year old from England. This year I have decided to do something different so have set myself challenges of 18 things to do before I turn 18.
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