Whats New Category: Graphic Novel

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Catching Fire book coverCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen gets put back into the Hunger Games with the victors from the last 25 years. All of the victors then have to fight to the death.

Review submitted by Anthony.

 

 

CupcakeQueenThe Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler

It’s a great book for middle grade students. Very interesting. Great book for passing time.

Review submitted by Veronika.

 

 

Black Duck book coverBlack Duck by Janet Lisle

This is a book when an ordinary 14-year-old boy is surrounded by the Prohibition. He must decide between following or breaking the law.

Review submitted by Emma.

 

 

Ghosts GraveThe Ghost’s Grave by Peg Kehret

He is haunted by a ghost telling him to dig up his body because his location of burial is not where he wanted.

Review submitted by Atit.

 

 

maximum ride: the Angel Experiment book coverThe Angel Experiment by James Patterson

I loved the book, it is action packed with adventure and humor. Join Max and the gang for an epic journey and possibly saving the world.

Review submitted by Ariel.

 

 

Wolf BrotherWolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Wolf Brother is about a boy named Tomak, and how he saves the world 6,000 years ago. The threat to the world is a bear with a demon stuck inside of it.

Review submitted by Kurt.

 

 

SmileSmile by Raina Telgemeier

This book is about a girl who can never get her smile right. When she comes back from Girl Scouts and she races her friends back home, she trips and falls and breaks her 2 front teeth. It took 3.5 years to repair! Read the book to find out!!!

Review submitted by Jacob.

 

Persepolis book coverPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi

It was great. It was also fun to read since it was a comic. Funny and it tells about Iran war.

Review submitted by Linda.

 

 

 

lion witch wardrobeThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Lucy goes into a magic wardrobe and meets a fawn. She goes again with her brothers and sister, and they become kings and queens of the land inside the wardrobe. Lucy and her family have many adventures together.

Review submitted by Brandi.

 

 

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I really liked the book Stargirl. This book was full of suspense and difficult decisions. The book is about a mysterious girl who is new at public school, and expresses her true original self.

Review submitted by MaryKate.

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the Running Dream book coverThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

The Running Dream is an amazing book. One reason I like this book is because I can relate to the main character, Jessica. Jessica loves to run and so do I. Another reason I love this book is because there is always an interesting climax going on. It is not one of those books that you have to break into. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.

Review submitted by Jenna.

 

Troy HighTroy High by Shana Norris

A book about two friends who go to rivaling schools. They work together to try to save their friendship while being loyal to their school.

Review submitted by Karina.

 

 

Marked book cover

Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Although it is a book about vampires, it was very enjoyable to read and almost seemed realistic. This book begins with Zoey’s unusual marking as a vampire and continues through her change from a fledgling to a full adult vampire.

Review submitted by Sonia.

 

JanuaryConspiracy 365: January by Gabrielle Lord

This is the first of twelve books in the Conspiracy 365 series. It’s an action packed story of a 15-year-old fugitive accused of attempted murder. A family heritage causes all this chaos along the way.

Review submitted by Emma.

 

 

The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

I enjoyed The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney very much. My favorite part was when the senior citizens came to the Valentine’s Day dance and ruined it. I liked how the story was very suspenseful.

Review submitted by Irene.

 

 

Mad About Super Heroes

Mad About Super Heroes Edited by Nick Meglin & John Ficarra

This book was really fun and made fun of Batman a lot. The small strips were the best or the classic art with the super heroes added.

Review submitted by Kathleen.

 

 

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordian

I think this book was really great because it was full of action and suspense. This book kept me wanting to read more… one of my favorites!

Review submitted by Grace.

 

 

EmblazeEmblaze by Jessica Shirvington

Violet is an angel and she is in love with an exile Phoenix and another angel Lincoln. Phoenix betrayed her and she can’t be with Lincoln. Phoenix is trying to get the scriptures from her and is threatening her family and friends to get it.

Review submitted by Stephanie.

 

 

Belle EpoqueBelle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross

Just as a foil is placed under a jewel to make it shine, a Repoussoir is a companion to a beautiful girl just to make her stand out more. In France, Maude desperately needs a job to survive, so she becomes a Repoussoir. She is a “hideous” girl who is hired by an aristocratic family to accompany their daughter for her season. But is the feeling of rejection and ignorance worth the thousands of dollars and glamour?

Review submitted by Nida.

 

the Enemy book coverThe Enemy by Charlie Higson

All the zombies (grown ups) have been diseased 16 years ago and their offsprings were not harmed. So now only kids rule the world and it’s up to the kids to survive and not get eaten by the zombies.

Review submitted by Atit.

 

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IncarceronIncarceron by Catherine Fisher

Finn lives in a prison made of metal and wants to escape. Finding a key, it leads him to a girl, Claudia. She has another key. She believes Finn to be the lost prince Giles and is the rightful leader.

Review submitted by Stephanie.

 

 

small stepsSmall Steps by Louis Sachar

Small Steps is a sequel to Holes and it tells the entire story of Ziz, Zag, Magnet, X-Ray, Armpit, and Squid and what happens once they live their own real lives.

Review submitted by Michael.

 

 

The Hunger Games book coverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games was basically about a girl named Katniss fighting for her country. She volunteered to fight. Along the way, she fell in love.

Review submitted by Chelsea.

 

 

Public EnemiesSuperman, Batman: Public Enemies by Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Dave Stewart, and Richard Starkings

Great comic book/graphic novel that has amazing illustrations! Also, a very good story that compares Superman and Batman. They have different lives! 5/5 stars!

Review submitted by Dev.

 

The Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinney

This is a very funny book. It tells the life of a boy in middle school. It shows his life in a very funny manner that will make you want to keep reading.

Review submitted by Rithia.

 

 

Divergent book coverDivergent by Veronica Roth

Very, very good book! The main characters’ challenges and hardships were very detailed and it seems like you’re taking her place. Over all the book was awesome and I can’t wait until the third book comes out in October!

Review submitted by Tania.

 

Scurvy GoondaScurvy Goonda by Chris McCoy

This book is about a pirate Scurvy and he is ruining Ted Merrit’s life.

Review submitted by Joshua.

 

 

Mississippi Trial, 1955Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe

Hiram was so excited to be spending the summer of 1955 with his grandfather in Mississippi until the body of Emmett Till was discovered. Hiram’s views of Mississippi, his grandfather, and his father all change as he searches for answers of what happened to Emmett.

Review submitted by Emma.

 

 

Atlantis ComplexThe Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer

The Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer describers the adventure of a genius kid trying to save the world with the help of a few friends.

Review submitted by Lia.

 

 

BloomBloom by Elizabeth Scott

Bloom is an intense story of how to not be scared of being yourself, that life is not perfect and does not have to be. Lauren will discover that as she learns to let go and open up to the world.

Review submitted by Diana.

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Running DreamThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

I loved this book! It is a cross between emotional and exciting. I’d recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction stories. It is a book you will not want to put down!

Review submitted by Brianna.

 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid book coverDiary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

I really liked the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, because it is talking about a boy who is just about to start middle school. Greg had a bad day on his 1st day of school. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.

Review submitted by Vrund.

 

 

Lawn BoyLawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

A boy (the book does not tell the boy’s name) gets a lawn mower from his grandma and finds a boy named Arnold to be his stock person, so he has a big lawn mowing business. But will the business be too big for his family? Find out in Lawn Boy!

Review submitted by Michael.

 

SpellbinderSpellbinder by Helen Stringer

Five stars! Wonderful theme! Amusing, entertaining. Those two words describe this book perfectly!

Review submitted by David.

 

 

Darth VaderDarth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

This is a great book! It is amazing and very humorous. The characters are Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (as a young boy). If you love Star Wars, you’ll definitely love this quick-read. 5/5 stars!

Review submitted by Dev.

 

Angel ExperimentThe Angel Experiment by James Patterson

6/5 stars! This series is amazing! If you love sci-fi, you should read this.

Review submitted by Morgan.

 

 

 

A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

This was a book that is seamlessly good, what can go wrong with Hansel and Gretal? A lot. This book is bloody and gruesome, not for the faint of heart, but it is a great read on a stormy day.

Review submitted by Kelsey.

 

 

The Hunger Games book coverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It was a really great book with a main goal to survive the Hunger Games. An easy, fun to read book with little details that brighten up your day. Very adventurous but has a bit of romance in it as well.

Review submitted by Tania.

 

 

Insurgent book coverInsurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent was an exciting sequel to Divergent. The story always left you wanting more. Four and Tris struggled together, while still finding a way to show passion.

Review submitted by Kate.

 

 

the Hobbit book coverThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit is about Bilbo, a hobbit living in the shire. Bilbo goes on a long journey to help another hobbit take back his throne. Bilbo faces deadly challenges and finds a ring that can turn him invisible. The Hobbit is a book that I think most teens will love.

Review submitted by MacKenzie.

 

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MacbethMacbeth by Shakespeare

Macbeth and his wife seek a great amount of power. They will do anything to get it, including murder and other horrified crimes, making them criminals. Do they achieve their goal? Find out!

Review submitted by Atit.

 

 

All Your BaseAll Your Base Are Belong to Us by Harold Goldberg

If you grew up with video games or just like to play them, then this is definitely the book for you! It gives you the amazing history of many famous video games and systems that changed our lives forever! 5/5 stars!

Review submitted by Dev.

 

Change of heartChange of Heart by Shari Maurer

Athletic Emmi learns horrible news: her heart is failing. Throughout the story Emmi meets Abe, who already had heart surgery, and they instantly bond. Emmi goes through many tough times in her high school years.

Review submitted by Brandi.

 

Shug

Shug by Jenny Han

This book was about a girl named Anne Marie, and she likes Mark. But Mark likes Celia. Celia is Anne Marie’s older sister. Also, Anne Marie told her mom about Mark so the mom said try it out.

Review submitted by Kimberly.

 

homecomingHomecoming by Cynthia Voigt

In Homecoming, Dicey, James, Maybeth, and Sammy are abandoned by their mother. They go all over the country searching for a loving home. I love this book because it shows really good friendship, motivation, and kindness.

Review submitted by Alice.

 

Kimmie66Kimmie66 by Aaron Alexovich

It’s about a girl named Telly and her friend committed suicide and she’s trying to figure out why she did this and what was the point of it. At the end, Kimmie was still her friend and Telly was not mad at her.

Review submitted by Kaitlyn.

 

 

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

The book was suspenseful, adventurous, and creative. There are dragons and enchanted things. There are freaky parts, like when Hansel and Gretel hide in a closet when there is screaming in the kitchen and a devil in the house.

Review submitted by Anthony.

 

Wednesday WarsThe Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt

If you don’t like Shakespeare, you might want to take a look at this. Holling thinks his teacher hates him, especially when his teacher makes him read Shakespeare outside of school.

Review submitted by Jenefer.

 

 

BewareBeware! by R.L. Stine

It’s really scary especially when you read it at night. The slightest creek or something falling will make you jump.

Review submitted by Gabriella.

 

Between Mom and JoBetween Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters

This book was well written and about how the main character struggles to face the cruelty of kids while having two moms. This book was exciting and thrilling. I highly recommend it.

Review submitted by Emma.