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Book Review Contest
CKW Studio is  having a reading contest this summer, but that is not all!
After y
ou read each book, you will write a book review and send it to us through this site! Make sure you proofread and we can publish your book review! Book reviews should be 300 to 400 words.
The person who reads the greatest number of books and writes some great reviews will win a gift certificate and a particapation certificate!
Submit as many reviews as you like!
Deadline July 30.
 
 
The Tail of Emily Windsnap

By Meghan Gajula
 
 
 
Bang! A loud peal shook the ground. The boat lurched and shook as the waves churned below us.
"How are we going to get out of here?" I called to Emily.
"You’ll see," Emily replied calmly, as if the storm had stopped. But unfortunately, the clouds were still swirling above us like an angry whirlpool.
"Do you have a plan?" I shouted.
"Yes," she answered.
"What is it?"
"That’s for me to know and you to find out."

Emily is the main character in my favorite book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap. I am telling you about the adventure she dragged me into, but if I am going to tell the story right, I am going to need to start from the beginning.

I was reading my favorite book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap, at home lounging on my bed, when suddenly I saw a flash of light and a strong wind swirled around me. I glanced around the room. None of my windows were open, and nothing else was caught in the wind. Where was it coming from? Then, just as suddenly as it came, it disappeared, and in its place was Emily Windsnap. "I have to be dreaming," I thought, and just to be sure I pinched myself.

"Ow!" I yelped. Pinching hurts. Emily was really there. I wasn’t dreaming.

"Do you want to go on an adventure?" she asked, and without waiting for an answer, she grabbed my hand and yanked me out of of my room, and just like that, our adventure began. Before I knew it, I was on a boat, watching New Jersey grow smaller and smaller. A storm started and thunder shook the sky. Bang! A loud peal shook the ground too. The boat lurched and shook as the waves churned below us.
"How are we going to get out of here?" I called to Emily.
"You’ll see," Emily replied calmly, as if the storm had stopped. But unfortunately, the clouds were still swirling above us like an angry whirlpool.
"Do you have a plan?" I shouted.
"Yes," She answered.
"What is it?"

"That’s for me to know and you to find out," and, just like that, she dove into the ocean. In shock, I saw her tow us away from the storm, her tail propelling us through the water. Oh, I forgot to tell you, Emily is half mermaid and half human. In the water her feet disappear and a tail appears. I saw the mainland up ahead and happiness filled me like sand in a jar. I was going to go home!

As we raced up to my room, some of my happiness drained away through a tiny hole. It was time to say goodbye to Emily.

"Meghan! Meghan! Get up! Get up!" Misha, my younger sister called.

"It’s eight o'clock!" Oh well, my exciting adventure was just a dream, but a good one anyway. I wonder what would happen if Emily really did come to life. Hmmm...
The Tail of Emily Windsnap

By Meghan Gajula