Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Airborn is a terrific book with a take on the past with a fantasy twist. This book pulls the reader in with tales of pirates, airships, and mysterious creatures known to the main characters as “cloud cats.”
review submitted by Marie
ttfn by Lauren Myracle
This book has a lot of drama. It also is the sequel to ttyl. Maddie, Angela, and Zoe all just turned 16 and have been having a fun time. Until one day Angela gets very bad family news. Also, Zoe has a big secret she told Maddie but never Angela, and Zoe just can’t tell her.
review submitted by Carrie
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
This was a sad but touching novel. It showed how important family is in a crisis, and how not many things can break the bond made from parents to their child. This book made me very emotional and it was very well written.
review submitted by Pooja
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Leviathan takes place during WWI. Alek is on the run, trying to escape the Germans alive. Deryn, disguised as a boy, joins the British air force. Together they try to escape both of their pasts.
review submitted by Ariel
Bone Handbook by Jeff Smith
This book was cool because you get to learn the stories behind everything in the Bone series.
review submitted by Keandrea
Shug by Jenny Han
I liked this book because it was well written with emotion and I could really relate to the 12 year old girl. The girl is discovering the changes in middle school and in life. She starts to learn the true meaning of friendship and to always be yourself.
review submitted by Clara
Listen by Rene Gutteridge
Listen is a book about what happens in a small town when people’s conversations they had were recorded and posted on a website. It shows how the little things one says in private can turn friends against each other and also how harmful words can be.
reviews submitted by Joshua
Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo
Fatima works in a carpet factory and then a boy Iqbal comes along. Iqbal shows Fatima the truth about her life to come, and teaches her many things. This interesting book is based on a true story and is a must read this summer.
review submitted by Madden
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games, part of a series, is an amazing book. It is thrilling, romantic, and adventurous. This book would satisfy even the most picky readers with it’s great plot.
review submitted by Jimmy
Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender
This book is great for readers who love haunted-ness. I know I was scared to go into our basement alone for days, but I didn’t regret reading this book. Your sister is possessed and wants to kill you–not only you but your mom, too. There’s also at least 20 more girls and women she wants to kill. Why? You know you have to find out why, to save your life, your mom’s life, the other girls’ lives, and your sister’s life.
review submitted by Pooja