Whats New Category: Historical Fiction

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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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sky on fireSky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne

This is a fast-paced, action adventure novel with lively characters. If you like action movies this is a book for you.

Review submitted by Abi.



Red scarf girlRed Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang

Red Scarf Girl is a great book about standing up for what you believe in and being strong. The book focuses on the communism in China. Overall, it’s an excellent book.

Review submitted by Amanda.



Keeping FaithKeeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

After her parents’ divorce, Faith starts talking to imaginary friends and one call her “God” is helping her perform miracles and repeat Bible verses when she has no religious upbringing. When a reality TV show tries to debunk her claims, will they finally believe her?

Review submitted by Paige.


the red_pyramid book coverThe Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Riordan has yet again given readers a book that is a genuine page-turner. Carter and Sadie Kane are descendants of two ancient blood lines. Their lives are turned upside down when their father is trapped. This book is a mystifying tale that will please everyone.

Review submitted by Tania.


The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne and Otto Frank

This is the touching diary of a fourteen-year-old Jew in the Second World War. When her family goes into hiding in an attic, she records her brave life.

Review submitted by Lea.



Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium is set in a time when people in the USA believed that love was a disease. Thus they found a cure. Now, when anyone turns eighteen they have to get the cure. Lena always wanted the cure but when she meets a boy she finds true love. I would recommend this book to all of my friends.

Review submitted by Christina.


AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist draws deep emotions and sparks and thoughts about what is destiny. Learn about your personal legend and Santiago on his journey.

Review submitted by Ariel.



FlawlessFlawless by Sara Shepard

Flawless was the sequel to Pretty Little Liars. The books are really different than the TV show. The end was also really surprising. I really liked this book.

Review submitted by Nicole.



Island of Blue DolphinsIsland of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Karana’s tribe left her with her brother. Three were killed from a pack of wolves. Karana survives years on the island alone, until she finally gets found.

Review submitted by Sofia.



Insurgent book coverInsurgent by Veronica Roth

I love this book. Probably mostly because I loved Divergent and I was dying to know what happened next. And now I’m just waiting for the third book. (I hate cliffhangers) x(

Review submitted by Rhiannon.


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etiquette espionageEtiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

Comical and adventure packed! You will fall in love with all of the characters and see yourself through Sophronia’s exciting adventure.

Review submitted by Ariel.



Diary of a Wimpy Kid book cover

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (the 1st book of the series) is about Greg Heffley dealing with a wimpy life and the cheese touch, but this diary is no “dear diary” this and “dear diary” that, just read to find out.

Review submitted by Michael.



Marley MeMarley & Me by John Gragan

Marley & Me is a great book about the true story of a family and their crazy dog. I really enjoyed reading this book and recommend it to other teens.

Review submitted by Jackie.



Freak the MightyFreak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty is a really good book because it shows all about two different boys who do everything for each other for friendship.

Review submitted by Rosalva.



Lost StoriesThe Lost Stories by John Flanagan

The Lost Stories was cool because it gave you answers to the questions you still might have about the Ranger’s Apprentice series. It was very detailed, especially in one about Tug, Will, and a wolf. It has very interesting facts about all the characters.

Review submitted by Mia.


Eye of the WorldThe Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. For one, Jordan gets into immense detail on basically everything in the book. Also, the world Jordan created is extremely huge and filled with multiple races and cultures. The book reminded me a bit of Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings series.

Review submitted by Nick.


ABC MurdersThe ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Really exciting with a surprise ending! A must read for anyone!

Review submitted by Vanika.



Only the Good Spy YoungOnly the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter

Such a great book! I loved it so much! The new character, Zach, was a nice touch and truly added more to the story. The new missions Cammie had and the funny encounters from the people from the first book were great. This was such a great book!

Review submitted by Tania.


StarclimberStarclimber by Kenneth Oppel

A stunning and remarkable ending to an enchanting trilogy. My original assumption was that the story was tacky and other unoriginal. As it turned out, the conclusion took me into the unknown of space with great vigilance, though the romantic elements were more than I usually take to.

Review submitted by Marie.


Streams to the RiverStreams to River, River to the Sea by Scott O’Dell

A novel about Sacagawea’s travel with Lewis and Clark on their way to the sea along the Mississippi River, the hardship, the tribes, and the adventures of Sacagawea.

Review submitted by Ghanika.

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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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DeliriumDelirium by Lauren Oliver

The USA has been full of lies. Lies that love is a terrible disease that can lead to death. Wilds and Invalids from outside the borders will kill. Later on in the story, one group of kids makes it across to the Wilds.

Review submitted by Sofia.



Tenth CircleThe Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

Trixie lives in a small town in New Hampshire, but when she gets date raped by the hockey star of her school, most people don’t believe her story, especially when big holes are found in it. So is Trixie telling the truth or lying to get back at her ex?

Review submitted by Paige.



Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Found is this really great book that involves time travel and is kind of complicated with a spectacular cliff hanger of an ending. I think there is a whole series so read them all!

Review submitted by Lia.



Lions of Little RockThe Lions of Little Rock by Kristine Levine

The Lions of Little Rock was a great book. Many of the plots happened unexpectedly, making you want to keep reading. This is a book I would recommend to people who like historical fiction and realistic fiction.

Review submitted by Jenna.



Al Capone Shine ShoesAl Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

I really enjoyed the book Al Capone Shines My Shoes. It had a lot of action and suspense in the right places. It was also cool to see Alcatraz from the view of Moose who is my age. The ending had some twists I loved and I think you would enjoy, including a stolen baby.

Review submitted by Mia.


SpeakSpeak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Very good book.  It is interesting about how the point is getting to explain what happened.

Review submitted by Emma.



The Hunger Games book coverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

It’s about 12 districts tht fight to the death for a final winner. Katniss gets inolved in a love triangle with Peeta and Gale.

Review submitted by Becca.



Breaking ThroughBreaking Through by Fransisco Jimenez

It is about a boy who is an immigrant and comes to America. He has many struggles but finds his way.

Review submitted by Samantha.



Pharohs secretThe Pharaoh’s Secret by Marissa Moss

Talibah and Adom accompany her father to Egypt. Someone has tried to erase King Hatchesput from history. Adom and Talibah go through an adventure to stop this person from taking King Hatchesput from history.

Review submitted by Sofia.


BehemothBehemoth by Scott Westerfeld

I think you should read this book and the book before this one because this book is action packed and suspenceful at every turn. I can’t wait to read the next book and hope you pick up this one.

Review submitted by Cameron.