Tags: review

Have you seen Blackfish, the movie that’s making waves?

I hope this movie makes history. Right now, it’s looking like it’s on its way to doing just that. I haven’t posted in a while, but I recently watched Blackfish and remembered why I started Four Leaf Clover in the first place. This documentary shows a little background history as to how killer whales got [...]

More than just a trilogy of books: The Hunger Games trilogy

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is much more than just a trilogy. If you’ve not yet read the books, I highly recommend that you do. They should be read one right after the other, more as one book than three. I read the first one a little over a year [...]

This sisterhood is truly everlasting, pants or no pants

Certain books leave me feeling a bit unsettled, on a line between happiness and sadness. Confused, and yet, understanding. This is how I feel about Ann Brashares’s Sisterhood Everlasting. It’s the follow-up novel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, which I fell in love with after watching the first movie (before, I had [...]

This novel makes me want to be Reckless

It’s been way too long since I last read a book. I used to devour them almost daily and recently have gone months without reading a single novel. Because of that, I probably would have loved this book even if it wasn’t as great as it was. Cornelia Funke is a German author and has [...]

A good dose of teen literature

I’m way behind on my book posts and since today is Support Teen Lit Day, it’s the perfect time for me to share some old reviews of mine. One summer in high school, I read around 100 books and most of those were young adult. A couple years later I got obsessed with the weRead [...]

Morning Glory is great, but…

My friend Meredith once told me that she takes the movies I like seriously, so to speak, because it’s rare that I actually like a movie. Even with low expectations, I am continually disappointed. I used to expect every movie to be great so it was no wonder that most of the movies I saw were [...]

Sleeping naked, among so many other things, is green

I read this book in January of last year and absolutely loved it. After reading it, I specifically sought out books that were about green living. Sleeping Naked Is Green is a compilation of Vanessa Farquharson’s blog posts on her website, Green As A Thistle. Vanessa started her blog to document a challenge she had decided [...]

Constant Gardener, take me to Africa with you

While movies with an important and difficult message always leave me feeling sad, I like to watch them because I find them to be the most educational type of film after documentaries. The Constant Gardener is right there among Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond. Although the movie is from 2005, I’d never heard of it [...]

Little Women have some of the best lives

Lately I’ve been into reading the classics. I don’t know why these books didn’t get into my reading classes at school; they definitely could have made class and books much more cheerful. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott took me through a range of emotions. It took a little bit to get into it and [...]

The Great(est) Debaters

I watched The Great Debaters a couple months ago, but it was such a great movie that I knew I had to share it on here eventually. Today is the perfect time for me to share it with you. As soon as I watched the trailer, which I found coincidentally, I knew I had to [...]