Friday, June 24, 2016

Undertow by Michael Buckley

"Undertow," by Micheal Buckley is about a race of half human/ half sea creatures that start living and trying to invade Coney Island.The sea creature people start going to school with the humans and riots start and many threats are placed. Lyric Walker and her family have a huge secret that could get them sent to a military base and tested on. She and her family have to try and save many humans and sea creature because of a major threat. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, modern books and for 7th grade and up.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 12
Underworld, When Monsters Escape by Tony Abbott

Owen, Jon, Sydney, and Dana are going on an adventure to save Dana and the world. They fight mythological creatures and find a very evil Norse God. How will they save Dana?

Rating: 3.5 By: Caleb Age: 10
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

A compelling, easy, fun read. The storyline should be familiar to everyone currently in existence. Would recommend to people who enjoy the young adult fantasy genre.

Rating: 4 By: Molly Age: 13
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
Its Christmas and the Haffleys aren't going to enjoy this holiday season! First Greg got a baby doll for boys and lost it, Then a flood happened in the basement, mom got a little elf on the shelve and its vary creepy and a bad storm got them stuck in the house, Yup just a regular Haffley Christmas.

Rating: 3 By: Cason Age: 11
The Elementia Chronicles Book Three Part One: The Dusk of Hope by Sean Fay Wolfe

The book about how Stan and his friends are trying to bring peace to Elementia is one of the most amazing minecraft stories I've ever read. The story is full of details that make the book come to life. The book makes you feel like you're in the book. It pulls you in and grasps on to you and it wont let go. It took me a really hard time to put this book down. The series is one of the best. At first I thought is was Divergent then Hunger Games then I'm Number Four, but it turned out that my favorite is The Elementia Chronicles. The age range of this book is probably 10-16. I recommend this book to anybody who likes a good challenge .

Rating: 5 By: Kaden Age: 12
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The story of Scout and her brother is fantastic. This book is full of amazing parts and is filled with descriptive language. I also liked how the point of view was from Scout Finch. My favorite part was the trial where Atticus was defending Tom Robinson. It took me along time to read it because I'm not much of a historical fiction type of reader.

Rating:  4.5     By: Kaden     Age: 12
Mudshark by Gary Paulson

I liked this book because it has mysteries, problems to solve, and interesting animals in it.

Rating: 3.5 By: Aiden Age: 10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days  By Jeff Kinney

Well I think Greg should actually do some stuff outside but overall that stuff it was a good book.

Rating: 4.5 By: Cason Age: 11
The Titans Curse by Rick Riordan

Titan's curse, book three of The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan, begins with Percy's mother driving him and fellow demigod campers Annabeth and Thalia towards the military school, Westover Hall. The group is responding to a distress call from Percy's best friend, the satyr Grover.

Rating: 4.5 By: Hannah Age: 11
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 By Lauren Trashes
People should read this book because it was interesting and will get you hooked on it.

Rating: 3.5     By: Connor     Age: 10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney

The Diary of the Wimpy kid is probably the best book series i've ever read. Dog days is the best Diary of the Wimpy kid book in my opinion.

Rating: 5 By: Mason Age: 10
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Old School by Jeff Kinney

Greg is going old school and he's going to a camp and everone thinks its cursed and all that stuff and going though all this crazy stuff and it has a weird ending you know.

Rating: 4 By: Cason Age: 11
Underworlds 1:  The Battle Begins by Tony Abbott
I love this book becauce of its cliff hangers. and the actors personality.

Rating: 4.5 By: Roman Age 10

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Though Percy the half-human son of Greek god Poseidon, once saved the world, lately he's been feeling less than heroic. However, he doesn't have much time to brood -- the enchanted borders that protect Camp Half-Blood are dissolving, and a horde of mythical beasts threatens the demigods' sanctuary. In order to save Camp Half-Blood, Percy and his friends embark on a journey to the Sea of Monsters -- aka the Bermuda Triangle -- to find the magical Golden Fleece.

Rating: 3.5 By: Hannah Age: 11
Vincent Shadow Toy Inventor by Tim Kehoe

Vincent Shadow is a toy inventor who invents really cool things.

Rating: 4 By: Lily Age: 10
Wake By Lisa McMann

This book follows a character named Janie and her power of being forced into others dreams. The beginning of the book I was unable to really get into the story, but the characters were very relatable and about 70 pages in I became very interested in the story. To be honest it's kind of a love story with a lot of twist and turns. Even with that label it still thought it was a very good book.

Rating: 4.5     By: Joy    Age: 13
On the Trail of Colorado Critters by Mary Taylor Young
In the book On the Trail of Colorado Critters, it helps you understand the life and world of endangered and non endangered animals. This is a non fiction book is just a learning about the world of the animals that we may have not seen. It also tells us about what we may see on the trail and how they are different from each other.

Rating: 4.5 By: Abigail Age: 14

Fablehaven #2 - Rise of the Evening Star By Brandon Mull

School just ended! Kendra and her brother Seth are needed immediately to go to Fablehaven to help. Grandpa Sorenson, the care taker, invites three specialists: A potion maker, a magical relics collector, and a magical creature trapper. To help protect the property from the Society of the Evening Star.Time is running out. The Evening Star is roaming the gates.Will Kendra use her fairy powers in time?Will Seth stay out of trouble this time?Will they overcome paralyzing fear?

Rating: 5 By: Abigail Age: 14
Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry

I loved this book because of its cliff hangers.

Rating: 4    By Sydney     Age: 10
The Maze Runner by James Dasher

I really liked this book. It had lots of action, problem solving, and humor. All of these things I enjoy while reading a book. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy funny and exciting books. I would rate this book 10 out of 10.

Rating: 5     By: Hayden     Age: 12
Dark Secrets by Angela M. Hudson

"Dark Secrets," by Angela M. Hudson is about a girl named Ara-Rose who falls for a boy named David Knight. He has a secrets and she has hers, and those secrets change both of their lives. David is leaving forever and he asks Ara to come with him, but his secrets are involved in him leaving and she must decide if she wants to go but live with his secrets or stay here and be depressed because he was her true love. I would recommend this book for 6th grade maybe 7th grade and up. If you like romance and supernatural books.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 12

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

This book was very good and taught many lessons about friendship but was also funny and very well written. It had combinations of fantasy and realistic life which helped bring it along. It could probably suit many ages and personalities.

Rating: 4 By: Audrey Age: 13
The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo

In this book two main charters find a tiger in the woods in cage that is owned by a someone.They want to let it go. But they go on avenger to let him get free.

Rating: 3.5 By: Hannah Age: 11
Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace

I loved this book. If you are a hiker or backpacker, or just love the outdoors you will love this book. It has a lot to do with Grand Teton National Forest. If you just need a quick book that is also a page turner, you will like this.

Rating: 4 By: Colin Age: 12
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder (#5) by Obert Skye

All of Foo is rushing madly to exit the realm of dreams, While Leven is heading in the total opposite direction. Fate decides to snatc h him and take him into the island of Alder. Leven is poised to pass or fail the final test. Will he pass the final test?

Rating: 5 By: Abigail Age: 14
Leven Thumps #4:  The Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

The Dreams of the mankind are in grave danger.The Dearth, the true evil beneath the soil, rises above the ground and gains the strength he needs to defeat Leven Thumps. Leven, now the want is also gaining strength and must discover his new power before the Dearth finds him.
Meanwhile, Terry and Addy are about to join forces with one time janitor and the most angriest, confused toothpick alive: Ezra. What kind of power is raging inside of that sliver of wood? Will the Dearth find Leven?

Rating: 5 By: Abigail Age: 14
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Sadie and Carter Kane are just two normal kids. Carter travels the world with his dad and Sadie stays with her grandparents in London at a flat.They have almost nothing in common, until one night they went to the museum to see a rock. Something bad happens that changes their lives forever.

Rating:4.5 By: Catherine Age: 11
Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

I loved this book because they are always so close to getting killed it makes you excited for the next page.

Rating: 4 By: Sydney Age: 10
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins

Smoke, by Ellen Hopkins, is the sequel to Burned. This book is a huge improvement from the first one. The reader makes more inferences and the story line is more interesting and goes along better. Yet another incredible book by Ellen Hopkins.

Rating: 4.5 By: Lia Age: 13
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

I rate this book 4.5 stars because of its funniness and just how it was written.

Rating: 4.5 By: Caleb Age: 10

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Slumdog Millionaire By Vikas Swarup

It is a good book. It is a little inappropriate, but it is not that bad. It is about an orphan in India, who lives by himself from place to place fleeing from crime. It gives insight of what some of the world is actually like.

Rating: 5 By: Jack Age: 13
Nice Shot Cupid!! by Kate McMullan

This is a story about how Cupid and Psyche fell in love. Psyche has to complete tasks from Cupid's mom, Aphrodite, to win her approval. This story is about what Psyche had to go through to see Cupid. She has to visit Hades and Persephone in the Underworld. Will she do it!? I liked this book because I thought it was funny. I liked reading about the tasks Psyche had to do complete.

Rating: 3.5 By: Kortlan Age: 10
The Year We Were Famous by Carole Estby Dagg

Clara is a girl living on a farm that is in terrible debt. Her mother suggests to walk across the country. They set off with a bright attitudes and new gear. They walked through rain falling by the wagon load, horrible blizzards and treacherous desserts. They Were working hard to meet their goal of walking from Mica Creek, Washington, to New York City, New York. I literally didn't put the book down for two straight days I was so hooked. The book is a book of adventure and great surprised. I seriously suggest reading it.

Rating: 5 By: Mica Age: 11
Ally, First and Last by Angela Cervantes

This is a great book about a girl who just wants to be first.

Rating: 4 By: Lily Age: 10
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling

A great, easy, fun book to read. A definite classic of our generation that should appeal to fans of the fantasy/fiction genres. It has a familiar story line and is fairly easy to follow.

Rating: 4 By: Molly Age: 13
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins was really interesting and action-packed. I liked it when Katniss Everdeen had to go back into the Games. She was so frightened. I would be too. I would recommend this book to people who liked The Hunger Games. Both books are very similar.

Rating: 5 By: Pallen Age: 11
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, is a poorly focused book about Clay and a dead girl who sent him a box of cassette tapes that told 13 reasons why she killed herself. I thought the author focused to much on the small details that didn't matter much. It said too much about how he opened a box, or walked down the street, and not enough about his thought process. This book was very emotional and had a great story line.

Rating: 2.5 By: Lia Age: 13
Crimson Rising by Nick James

I would rate this book 9 carrots out of ten. I loved the exiting plot twists and constant action the author created in this book. The reason this book missed a carrot in the rating is that it had some plot holes and some parts in the book where I was confused about the authors choice of words. Altogether, I really liked this book.

Rating: 3.5 By: Hayden Age: 12
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

I really enjoyed reading this first book after a while. It began slow and not very interesting or well written but I stuck with it and it became much better and intriguing. It is not necessarily a high level read based on vocabulary or knowledge, but the content can be inappropriate and only for teenagers. I am really into dystopian and futuristic novels and that is mostly why I liked this book.

Rating: 3.5 By: Audrey Age: 13
Naruto Volume 1 by Masashi Kishimoto

I love this book, it has amazing twists and action. I would say that this is one of the best books I have read. But to warn everyone this is manga not a novel! This book is mostly about a boy named Naruto who has trouble in school. So he tries to earn his teachers respect by learning from a stolen scroll.

Rating: 4.5 By: Caeley Age: 13
Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau
Cia is starting her training in government studies at the University. Dr. Barnes keeps her way to busy as he wants her to fail. She is chosen to be the presidents intern and finds out that the president also wants to end the testing. Cia sneaks out to the rebel base her instructor from the testing and discovers her brother Zeen is a rebel. The rebel leader kills her instructor, so she finds out that he is on the other side. The president gives her a list of people to kill.

Rating: 4.5 By: Anna Age: 12
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

"Hush, Hush," by Becca Fitzpatrick tells a story about a girl named Nora and a boy named Patch. They have a special connection that causes some death plans . In this story there are deaths revealed, many cliffhangers, and sometimes stomach turner. I would recommend this if you like mystery and brief romance. I think this is a a book for 6th grade and up. I very much enjoyed this book and I recommend it.

Rating: 4.5 By: Sadie Age: 10
US Navy by Jason Cooper

I highly recommend this book it's very good. It tells a lot of interesting facts about the Navy.

Rating: 4.5 By: Mason Age: 10

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

I have to say that's one of the best books I've ever read its a 10/10.

Rating: 4.5 By: Mason Age: 10