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If you like The Maze Runner…

Maze RunnerIn honor of the release of the awesome movie trailer for The Maze Runner, here are a few books to pick up if you liked The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

 

 

 

IncarceronIncarceron by Catherine Fisher

YA FISHER, C.

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a 17-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl who claims to live on the Outside.

 

lockdownLockdown: Escape from the Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith

YA SF SMITH, A.

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.

 

KnifeThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

YA SF NESS, P.

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

 

compound book coverThe Compound by S.A. Bodeen

YA BODEEN, S.

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

 

enclaveEnclave by Ann Aguirre

YA AGUIRRE, A.

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong–and dangerous.

Book Trailer of the Week– Grasshopper Jungle: a history by Andrew Smith

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Grasshopper Jungle: a history by Andrew Smith.  This novel, narrated by sixteen-year-old Austin, is pretty much about every weird thing you can imagine.  Austin is chronicling the end of the world, after he and his friend Robby accidentally released a plague of six-foot-tall praying mantises.  As he is relaying the account of the end, you also learn about his growing love for both his girlfriend Shann and also his best friend Robby.  He is confused, and so in the midst of all the destruction Austin is also just trying to figure out life.  Click here to find Grasshopper Jungle: a history in the Library!

Reviews by You!

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.

Reviews By You!

Angel ExperimentMaximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

A very good book. There were many surprises along the way. It is well written and keeps you interested.

Review submitted by Emma.

 

 

Black Duck book coverBlack Duck by Janet Taylor Lisle

I thought that the book Black Duck was an OK book. It is about a boy who finds a buddy on the beach and then a series of events happens leading him into the drug smuggling world.

Review submitted by Sam.

 

 

UnwantedsThe Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

I liked this book because it is full of adventure. I recommend it to anyone who likes adventures in 6th grade and older.

Review submitted by Alexa.

 

 

the Running Dream book coverThe Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

This book was inspiring and one I could not put down. I recommend this book for a lot of people to show them that they do have it easy. I loved this book.

Review submitted by Emily.

 

 

A Long Way Gone book coverA Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

This book is about the lost boys in Africa. It is an action packed and violent true story about Ishmael’s journey. I would recommend this to those in grades 6-12.

Review submitted by Sara.

 

 

Put Your Best Foot ForwardPut Your Best Foot Forward: A Young Dancer’s Guide to Life by Suki Schorer

I found this book very interesting and helpful for being a young ballerina. Do not read if you do not take ballet, it would be very confusing.

Review submitted by Cora.

 

I am Number Four book cover

I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore

I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore is a superb science-fiction book. It’s about a boy who is from another planet that was destroyed/taken over. He has powers like super speed and strength. He has to save Earth from Mogadorians.

Review submitted by Abby.

 

 

Strong Right ArmA Strong Right Arm by Michelle Y. Green

I loved this book. It showed racism back then and how Peanut Johnson overcame it. I recommend to everybody.

Review submitted by Tony.

 

 

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl book coverThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is the personal diary of Anne, who grew into adulthood while in hiding from the Nazis in the attic of a work building. It takes you day to day in her life and shows a great example of the Nazi’s oppression against the Jews during WWII.

Review submitted by Merrily.

 

 

Project 17Project 17 by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Project 17 is a great book about teens coming from all backgrounds and school groups to create a movie about a mental institution that is about to be destroyed. It’s a great, suspense-filled novel that all will enjoy.

Review submitted by Rachel.

Reviews by You!

a tale dark and grimm book coverA Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

A Tale Dark and Grimm is about the REAL story of Hansel and Gretel and he puts them back together and makes a gruesome book with a lot of stories put together.

Review submitted by Michael.

 

 

the invention of hugo Cabret book coverThe Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

This book was so easy to read but yet fun to read. This book is good for people who don’t like to read a lot of words.

Review submitted by Jill.

 

 

RithmatistThe Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

This is a creative book about lines and ability to make them come alive. The book takes you through Joel’s life showing you his gift. This story has many changing characters with a huge twist at the end. Hope you like the book.

Review submitted by Jordan.

 

AquamarineAquamarine by Alice Hoffman

When Hailey and Claire spend their last summer together, they find a beautiful mermaid named Aquamarine in a pool after a big storm. Aquamarine left her six sister to find love on land. She then falls in love with a boy named Raymond. Raymond then falls in love with her after they had a date. Aquamarine began to dry up, and Hailey and Claire quickly bring her back to the sea. Aquamarine makes it. At the end of summer, Raymond goes off to college and Claire move to Florida. Claire then sees Raymond at the beach in Florida and she also sees Aquamarine. Hailey and Claire know Aquamarine is still swimming out there.

Review submitted by Amanda.

Dana's ValleyDana’s Valley by Janette Oke

This dramatic book is about a normal girl: Erin. When suddenly her best friend and sister becomes seriously ill. How will Erin handle it? And will Dana be ok?

Review submitted by Lea.

 

 

House RulesHouse Rules by Jodi Picoult

Jacob has Asperger’s Syndrome, which makes it hard for him to show emotion and to loook others in the eye. When his tutor, Jess, goes missing and is found dead, Jacob is blamed and although he may act guilty, did he really kill Jess?

Review submitted by Paige.

 

Independence HallIndependence Hall by Roland Smith

This series is one of my all-time favorites. It is action packed and never boring. Roland Smith knows about everything he writes about, and this book is no exception.

Review submitted by Noah.

 

 

lastolymppianThe Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

This book was entertaining and fun to read. I have read this book many times before.

Review submitted by Matt.

 

 

hatchetHatchet by Gary Paulsen

This book is about Brian on a plane, and the plane crash in wildness. He is alone and he only has a hatchet that his mom gave him.

Review submitted by Chintal.

 

 

clockwork prince book coverClockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

The second novel in the Infernal Devices series is action packed. More battles unfold as the search for Mortaman continues. Overall, a fantastic read.

Review submitted by Ariel.