Whats New Category: Science Fiction

Reviews by You!

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.

 

Reviews by You!

ProdigyProdigy by Marie Lu

I really like Lu’s idea of what the USA could be like in the future. I give this 4 out of 5 stars. I recommend this for people who like action and futuristic stuff.

Review submitted by Tim.

 

 

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

This book was easy, yet really fun to read. It was easy to read because it was divided into small stories instead of a big one. This book is really great for people who like fantasy and adventure together!!!

Review submitted by Jill.

 

 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children book coverMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

After witnessing his grandfather’s death, Jacob travels to a remote Welsh island hoping to find answers. As Jacob searches for answers, he meets a peculiar group of friends and finds the peculiar within him.

Review submitted by Emma.

 

 

finallyFinally by Wendy Mass

Rory has finally turned 12! She has made a long list of things she wants to do. One problem – everything keeps going wrong! I found this book exciting to read.

Review submitted by Caitlyn.

 

 

Dead End in NorveltDead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

This book was very good because it has a good moral. The moral is that you have to learn from your mistakes so you don’t repeat your mistakes. 4.5/5 stars.

Review submitted by Jonny.

 

 

Whatever Happened JanieWhatever Happened to Janie by Caroline B. Cooney

I really enjoyed this book. I think it had a great plot and it makes me want to read more of the series. I think it is very intriguing and it kept me very interested. Overall this book was great, and I would recommend this to other readers.

Review submitted by Katie.

 

 

 

perfect youPerfect You by Elizabeth Scott

I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. It was very interesting. The book was all about Kate, a girl in high school, who has to deal with trouble in school, with friends, and her family. The worst thing is her dad sells vitamins and humiliates her.

Review submitted by Victoria.

 

 

The Lightning Thief book coverThe Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I recently finished Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief. I LOVED IT! The ending is very thrilling. The Greek mythology concept made the book even more interesting. I LOVED this book!

Review submitted by Claire.

 

 

HP and the Half Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

I thought that this book was very good. The ending was very surprising and I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed this book from the series.

Review submitted by Nicole.

 

 

Wild RosesWild Roses by Deb Caletti

When Cassie’s parents divorce her mother quickly remarries the crazy violinist Dino Cavalli, but she and her father are the only people who see his craziness. Will Cassie keep his secret, or spill it?

Review submitted by Paige.

Reviews by You!

Saving JulietSaving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

This book was amazing! It was so action-packed. I had some serious trouble trying to put it down. I would recommend this book to just about anyone, especially Shakespeare lovers, and anyone who loves action, romance, or is just looking for a great book.

Review submitted by Ivanka.

 

Lit Report

The Lit Report by Sarah N. Harvey

When Ruth discovers that she is pregnant, she and her best friend Julia come up with a plan to keep a big secret from their very religious families.

Review submitted by Paige.

 

 

Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner by James Dashner

I was reading this book for school. It is a great page-turner and very quick read! I actually wanted to turn the page! Now that’s what I call a good mystery and fantasy book. 5 stars!

Review submitted by Dev.

 

 

Scorch TrialsThe Scorch Trails by James Dasher

After completing the Maze the Gladers thought the tests were over, but little did they know the worst was yet to come. In the sequel to The Maze Runner, the Gladers are sent to the Scorch Trials where they must reach the safe haven in two weeks time in order to be cured of the disease, the Flare.

Review submitted by Emma.

 

CrunchCrunch by Leslie Connor

I think this book was really good. It was funny and had some realistic elements, but also some fictional parts. It was about these kids who were home alone due to a gas shortage in the country.

Review submitted by Sarah.

 

 

The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman

It was a good book with lots of adventure and mystery. A boy named Anthony meets a boy named Calvin Schwa who secretly inside is depressed because his mother left him when he was three.

Review submitted by Anthony.

 

 

The Hunger Games book coverThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This is a great book. It’s about a girl and boy that get sent to kill each other and they also love each other. See who wins the games at the end…

Review submitted by Olivia.

 

 

cinder - the lunar chronicles book coverCinder by Marissa Meyer

This book is about Cinderella, but Cinder is a robot and this story is based on Cinderella. I like this book because it has good parts in it.

Review submitted by Jessica.

 

 

Love AubreyLove, Aubrey by Suzanne M. LeFleur

This book is full of excitement and sacrifices. A heartwarming story that will reel in anyone.

Review submitted by Veronika.

 

 

CrossedCrossed by Ally Condie

You won’t be able to put this amazing sequel to Matched down after you just read one page. Cassia and Ky’s love-twisting story is so romantic and has suspense on every page. This phenomenal page-turner will have you reading for hours!

Review submitted by Vicky.

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!

I'd tell you I love you but then I'd have to kill you book coverI’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

This was a really nice book. I love that Cammie is a spy and that there is a whole school for spies. It’s a great book that makes you want to read it over and over.

Review submitted by Tania.

 

 

night of the purple moonNight of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer

This book was really nice to read. It was so interesting that I finished it in one day!

Review submitted by Jill.

 

 

oogy

Oogy by Larry Levin

Oogy is a book about a dog disfigured but so passionately loved by just one family. The bond between the dog and humans show just how hard you can love something/someone.

Review submitted by Kate.

 

 

Lord of the FliesLord of the Flies by William Golding

Kids are stranded on an island and must survive. They have chosen a chief but many people disagree and drift off to make another team. Also a “beast” exists. Find out about it by reading it.

Review submitted by Atit.

 

 

Girl who threw butterfliesThe Girl Who Threw Butterflies by Mick Cochrane

I liked this book because I can really relate to books that are realistic fiction. It’s as if I know the person and understand what they’re going through.

Review submitted by Allison.

 

 

New MoonNew Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Bella has learned about the vampire world, but it all is gone when Edward leaves her. She is depressed until that world comes back. Her best friend is a werewolf and some old enemies come out looking for a bite.

Review submitted by Stephanie.

 

Parvanas JourneyParvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis

In this book, Parvana goes on a journey to find her family. On this journey, Parvana comes across many struggles, but manages to keep moving on.

Review submitted by Janae.

 

 

CrushedCrushed by Sara Shepard

This is the newest edition to the Pretty Little Liars series. Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are back with thrilling adventures from “A” at their senior prom. Relationships will be tested and trust will play a big role throughout the book.

Review submitted by Kendall.

 

Catching Fire book coverCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins

This book was better than the first one, and the first one was one of my favorite books of all time. It was very exciting and has a huge surprise in it. It is a 10 out of 10.

Review submitted by Ravi.

 

 

CodeThe Code by Mawi Adgedom

In my opinion, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to everybody because this book talks about life. That is why I think everyone should read it at least once.

Review submitted by Angelica.