Lately I have been thinking about the statement, āA leader is born not made.ā Should I really believe that every leader needs to be born into one? Are leaders who are born into that position really better than anyone else just because of that slim chance? I believe that all good leaders need to be made and follow their beliefs. That is how we change the world. Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and many more revolutionary leaders were definitely not born into their power. They stood up to what they thought was right and changed the world and peopleās views of the world to make the world a better place. I think that anyone can be a leader and make a difference in the world if they want to. All you have to do is try.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is about the quest of Percy Jackson, the son of a kind New York City woman and the Greek god, Poseidon. Somebody has stolen ZeusĀ“ lightning bolt and Percy is the one blamed for it. To get the lightning bolt back, Percy has to fight Ares, the god of war, resist getting pulled into the endless pit of Tartarus where he would die, journey into the underworld, fight many monsters, and riskingly take an airplane to get to Mount Olympus on the 600th floor of the Empire State Building while Zeus could blast him to pieces any second. Follow Percy Jackson in this action packed book by Rick Riordan.
This book is full of action and it never gets dull. It is fun to see Rick Riordanās view on how the Greek gods would act in modern times. This is a book combining modern-day events with stories from centuries ago. This book will be hard to drop as you journey through Percy Jacksonās world doing crazy things you never imagined before. This book has tons of description and you will feel like you are there in the moment in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
Readers who enjoy action, myths, and fantasy will enjoy Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. This book is the first in a series of Percy Jackson books. Rick Riordan has also published many other series all relating to Percy Jackson. This book is full of friendship, bravery, and courage as Percy Jackson treks his way across the United States trying to return the stolen lightning bolt before it is too late.
Spy School Revolution by Stuart Gibbs is another action-packed book in the best-selling Spy School series. Spy School Revolution tells the story of Ben Ripley and his fellow junior agents at the CIA Academy of Espionage as they work together to defeat a top-secret spy team, the Croatoan, who have been working to destroy the United States of America for centuries. The Croatoan are like evil puppeteers, working to destroy the Nation from behind the scenes.Ā As the secrets of the Croatoan become unveiled, the team soon discovers that they will have to unite in front of a common enemy, but will friends become liabilities, and who will they be able to trust?
Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Ā Spy School Revolution has a twist around every corner and the action never stops. This book has many different settings including stealing George Washingtonās carriage in the middle of the night while being pursued by two shooting men from horseback, breaking into Mount Vernon to find a hidden room, racing down the steep part of the Potomac after being shot at by evil agents, and flying a helicopter over the National Mall while being pursued by two planes that could blast you into smithereens, and then jumping out of the helicopter onto the National Museum of Art. This book is about who to trust and wondering if friends should be liabilities, or if you need to unite in the face of danger. Spy School Revolution is all about trust and friendship and when you need it the most.
Ā Ā Ā People who like adventure and historical fiction will enjoy Spy School Revolution. This book has fake secrets from Washingtonās time in it. If you enjoy history in fiction, this book would be good for you. Spy School Revolution is about trust in the midst of the action and staying true to the people who matter.
The second human right is donāt discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, no matter their differences. Have you ever been told you canāt do something? Just because youāre a kid? Just because they say you might be too young? Have you ever missed out in all the fun and action just because you were smaller? Some of these rules are in place for your safety, like how you canāt drink alcohol until youāre 21. But why are we the people, who are under 21, not allowed to vote if we live in a democracy? Why are we not allowed to help decide who will ultimately control our lives for the next four years? They say we might be too young, and I agree with that if you are five, but I say we need a voice. We have the right to help shape the future. Can we do that if people are looking down on us and saying you canāt do this, or donāt do that. This discrimination against children has to stop. The times of us getting shunted out of the way and being looked down upon is over!
The third human right is the right to live. We all have the right to live, and to live in freedom and safety. How many times have your parents denied you the right to do something? Is that the definition of freedom? No. Freedom is the right to act, speak, or think as you want without parental control over everything you do. We canāt live our lives like this. I say we stand up for ourselves. We cannot live the next decade of our lives living like people own us, being kept under the control of adults, until they decide toĀ give us away and make us fend for ourselves in the real world. They give us safety and protection, which is what everyone wants, and that should come with a small cost, but that doesnāt mean that they are allowed to take away our human rights for 18 whole years! We need our freedom. We have the right to have it. No one has the right to take it away.
- We are all Born Free and Equal.
The first human right is we are all born free and equal. This right clearly states:
- we are all born free
- we all have our own thoughts and ideas
- and we should all be treated equally and just.
Now, if our parents have the authority over us to choose what we eat, where we go, what we like to do, and when we go to bed, are we really free and are we really treated in the same way as them? While we have to listen to their rules telling us we don’t have the right to our human rights, they get to choose what they do, where to go, what to eat, and when they go to bed. If this discrimination is happening to children all over the world, were we really born free? Are we really being treated in the same way that all other humans are?
Hi! My name is Natalie. I live in Durham. My favorite color is yellow because it is cheery and happy. I love dogs. My favorite thing to do during this pandemic is read new books and ponder the reasons of life.š
Here are 4 pieces of advice:
- Never get near a slippery 10 foot wall an hour away from the nearest hospital.
- Read the Percy Jackson series.
- Do what YOU love as much as possible.
- Try to stay on the good side of your parents.
Here are 4 quotes Iād like to share:
- Ā Ā Ā āIt is not our abilities who show who we truly are. It is our choices.ā-Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter.
- āIt isnāt happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.ā-Anonymous
- āBe who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donāt matter and those who matter donāt mind.ā-Dr. Seuss
- āYou are the author of your own life story, so make it a good one.ā-Anonymous