Reviewed by Jessica B., 11th Grade, Homeschool
If words could describe Haruhi Suzumiya, you’d probably choose words like “weird,” “rude,” and “arrogant.” And yet, she and this anime of hers have an inexplicable charm about them.
I mean, who wouldn’t love a stylish anime filled with cute time travelers, book nerdy aliens, handsome espers, and Haruhi Suzumiya, a high school girl who unknowingly has the supernatural power to achieve anything and everything, and even to alter the universe itself?
Reviewed by Jessica B., 10th Grade, Homeschool
Yukito is a traveling puppeteer, searching for “the girl in the sky.” Misuzu is a lonely, immature highschool girl, just looking for a friend.
One day, their paths cross, and though Yukito finds her annoying at first, he and Misuzu eventually become friends, after Misuzu’s constant requests to play. And, upon learning that Yukito was homeless, she insists that he live with her, and eventually convinces her mom Haruko to let him do so.
After spending more time with her and learning of her dreams to fly, Yukito begins to believe that Misuzu might somehow be “the girl in the sky” he has been looking for…
AIR is tear-jerking, heart-wrenching, and down-right beautiful, with top-notch animation and musical score. You won’t want to miss it.
Star Trek The Original Series
Reviewed by Elizabeth
Yeah, yeah, I know! You would have to be old, a total nerd, or just plain crazy to watch a campy science-fiction show that was off the air before anybody was on the moon. But give Star Trek a chance. It’s not just a cheesy show about space travel. Instead, it uses the premise of space travel to introduce concepts and ideas which are relevant today. An engaging cast of characters keeps things interesting and a sprinkling of humor lightens the mood. And when the science gets too fantastic, the special effects too bad or the acting too melodramatic, Star Trek is also good for a few laughs. So pick up an episode or two if only to learn what’s so great about a forty-year-old sci-fi show. Who knows-you might even like it