|A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
I liked the book, A Kiss in Time. It was a modern day version of Sleeping Beauty. I learned a lot from it! I would recommend it!
review submitted by Sara
|A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
A Mango-Shaped Space is a great book that teaches readers about the difficult life of a child that is somewhat different from most everyone around her. Mia was very strong through her journey of self-discovery, even when a tragedy makes its way into her life.
review submitted by Marie
|Smells Like Dog by Suzanne Selfors
I recently read an awesome book called Smells Like Dog. Homer Pudding inherits a dog whose name is Dog, because he couldn’t figure out a good name for him. Homer’s best hobby is searching for things for absolutely no reason at all. He is interested in a Galileo Compass that his uncle gave to him, before he got digested by a large turtle leading to his sudden death. After a punishment by Homer’s parents, Homer cannot search for anything anymore. He decides to sneak into the library to read some of the books he is now forbidden to read. He brings a candle in through the window to read. After a little while, Homer falls asleep, and the candle falls from his hand, setting the library on fire. Homer is in a lot of trouble. To find out how this crazy story is finally going to end in less than 300 pages, I suggest you read the rest of this book. I read it a little while ago and was clearly impressed by the plot of the book. I would recommend this for adventure seekers, boys and girls alike. I enjoyed this book and I hope you will like it too!
review submitted by Caitlyn
|The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
A girl named Katniss has volunteered to go into the Hunger Games for her sister. Once the games start, she makes an alliance that could win her the game. Should she let love lead the way, or go with her instincts and fight.
review submitted by Zack
|Never Die easy: the autobiography of Walter Payton by Walter Payton with Don Yaeger
Never Die Easyis an inspirational book about Walter Payton and his life. I liked this book because it goes throughout his life and tells what he went through. It goes from his childhood, to high school, to the NFL. This book is good and I think you should read it too!
review submitted by Sean
|Oh, Yuck!: the encyclopedia of everything nasty by Joy Masoff
This book is about all icky stuff people don’t like to read about. These passages include boogers, poop, pee, vomit, and lice. This book makes learning cool! It tells you different words to say the word vomit. My favorite vomit words are praising the porcelain king, puke, and upchuck. There is also a sequel to the book called Oh Yikes!. It’s a cool book as well!
review submitted by Sam
|Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
This book is about a third child, when you can only have 2 children. I can relate to most of his feelings. His life is hard because he is illegal and he has to come out of hiding. When new families move in, his life gets harder because he is forbidden to go outside, even though he lives on a farm. It was a good book and it was well written.
review submitted by Lucas
|Plague by Michael Grant
Plauge is the fourth book in the Gone series.Life in the FAYZ is getting worse. A plague is going around and the Darkness is becoming more of a threat. Plauge is a great addition to the Gone series, filled with action and many surprises. I’d recommend Plague and the other books in the Gone series to anyone who can handle the disturbing yet exciting life of the FAYZ.
review submitted by Natalie
|The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
A boy named Helmuth is in the middle of World War II. In jail! This story tells about a boy who dares to talk in front of judges! This story is a life-changing and true story of a boy who dared.
review submitted by David
|Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen
A kid named Sam Carrier has a disease called Tourettes that makes him jerk. His dad died and now his mom remarried a guy who treats him badly. Sam meets one of his dad’s best friends, George. George tells him about his dad, and he sends Sam on a journey that helps him understand his dad more.
review submitted by Sonia