Must 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 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
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
The Dragon Keeper
by Carole Wilkinson
It’s a good book about a slave girl in Japan that does not even know her own name or age. She is forbidden to go past this one fence and around the third or fourth chapter, she finds a way.
review submitted by Merrily
by Robin Benway
Audrey hears her name everywhere she goes. The song “Audrey, Wait!” is playing on the radio, it seems every five minutes. It would not bug Audrey so much, if the song wasn’t about her break up with her boyfriend. The hit song, “Audrey, Wait!” is about Audrey and her ex boyfriend, Evan’s break up.
Audrey becomes famous and has to live like a celebrity while her ex-boyfriend’s band is out touring China. Audrey suffers and has to change her e-mail three times and switch her phone numbers five times. It doesn’t help much when a reporter calls her house for an interview and Audrey is sarcastic. But it turns out the reporter took everything Audrey said seriously, so now her life turns even more horrible. Her current boyfriend, who never got noticed before, keeps getting attacked by the paparazzi. When a music video of Audrey is made, her life doesn’t calm down.
This book is really fun to read. With Audrey’s humor and sarcasm, it makes reading even more fun. You can’t put down the book, until it’s over and even then you still think about Audrey and what happened to her. I grew to love the character of Audrey. As you read this book, you soon realize how crazy this girl actually is and how her life got seriously turned upside down. I recommend this book to any one. This book can relate to almost any girl. It is just a fantastic read.
review submitted by Emmy