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Lucky T reviewed by Urszula

Lucky T book coverLucky T is one great adventure. My friends inspired me to read it because it was a great page turner. As soon as I read the inside cover I knew this book would be the one for me.

Carrie is a girl who has all the luck she could possibly have. From the cutest boyfriend in school to being the only sophomore girl on the varsity basketball team. When her mom sends her Lucky T accidentally to India, Carrie is determined to get it back, but along the way she realizes that there is maybe more to life than having luck.

I really enjoyed this book. It was indeed a great page turner. I liked how Carrie goes above and beyond to find a silly T-shirt. To travel around the world like that was crazy, but maybe it was meant to be. It leads her to new friends, love and a completely new life. The new Carrie at the end of this novel might just surprise you.

My only dislike about this book was the author’s lack of the setting. It didn’t make me feel like I was really there. Kate Brian should have included more detail about Indian culture, people’s lives and their customs.

You wouldn’t like this book if you are looking for teenager drama and high school life. Some is portrayed at the beginning, but most of it is about Carrie’s life in India. If that is all you read you could still give it a try and enjoy this adventurous novel.

If you love adventure and romance then this book is perfect for you. As a ninth grader in high school I really enjoyed it. This book is great for high school students because it shows how life actually is beyond high school walls. It also shows how people can change themselves, make enemies best friends, and be a more helpful person to others.

reviewed submitted by Urszula

Throwing Like a Girl reviewed by Olga

Throwing Like A Girl book coverThrowing Like a Girl

by Weezie Kerr Mackey

This is a good book for preteens. It’s about a girl who moves from Chicago to Texas and how she deals with making new friends and all the problems that come along with moving. She also decides to join the softball team which to her is a big deal because she has never played sports before. I liked this book because it was really funny and I just couldn’t put it down.

reviewed submitted by Olga

Must Love Black reviewed by Nancy

Must Love Black book coverMust Love Black is a very interesting book. I say interesting because Philipa was written to look like a Goth who did rebellious things, but she then she takes an interesting Nanny job for ten-year-old twins, with an agreement that she would have to love black. When I read that, I figured that I would give it a shot. I am very glad that I did. This book was indeed strange, but it was also amazing. As you get to know the twins, you fall in love with their practical ways of doing things. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to try a fun and creative book.

reviewed submitted by Nancy

Runt reviewed by Anna

Runt book coverRunt is a survival tale involving the young wolf pup Runt, who has no true name. His puppy life is fraught with sorrow and disappointment that follows him in every step. He is too small, and it seems he can never impress his father, the great black wolf King. This story is very well executed. There are beautiful descriptions and defined characters. Each segment of Runt’s path is filled with action, sentence fluency, and strong word choice. But the most amazing thing about the novel is its rhythm. The writing flows through the reader’s mind in a mellifluous way. No parts are choppy or erratic and none are too dull.

Runt is a great book for many ages and reading levels. It is not too hard for elementary children, nor is it too young for adults. I haven’t picked it up in years, and when I picked it up again I was just as amazed as the first time I ever read the story. Bauer has written an enchanting and memorable story of a young wolf pup. A nominee for the 2005 Rebecca Caudill award, Runt, will have readers soaring through the pages, desperate to find the answers for Runt. Will the young wolf find his own voice, or will he fall, being swallowed by the harshness of the world.

reviewed submitted by Anna

Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley

Sucks To Be Me Sucks to be Me

by Kimberly Pauley

A fantastic book to read.  At first, I was a bit skeptical but as I was reading, it got me hooked.  I saw a lot of myself in Mina, the main character as she has the emotion and thoughts of a modern teenager.  I also love how this book has to do with vampires, but it is not dramatic or depressing. There is a lot of humor and that just made it a very funny read.

reviewed submitted by Nancy