Friday, May 7, 2010

Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows
by: Wilson Rawls

The story Where The Red Fern Grows was about two dogs named Little Ann and Old Dan and a boy named Billy. Billy loved to coon hunt; he was so good at it he went to the championship coon hunt. He came first in the beauty pageant competition. They also came first in the coon hunt. When Billy got home that’s when everything went bad. After like 2 weeks they been home Billy and the dogs went hunting again. They went into the mountains. The dogs was in a battle with a mountain lion and Billy killed the lion when the lion had made a big cut in Old Dan. When they were walking home the dog’s intestines fell out and when they got home he died. So that made him sad; also it made Little Ann devastated so she died from loneliness.

I liked the book Where The Red Fern Grows. It was mysterious at times because you didn’t know what was going to happen next. It was also sad at times. So it’s a good book for you if you like stories of friendship and if you like animals.

--Tashawn S.

Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden
by: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Luke is a shadow child. Shadow children are forbidden by the Population police. So Luke has never had a friend and has not seen farther than he can see out his window. You see Luke has to hide from people everyday so that the people don’t discover him and have him killed. Then one day Luke sees a girl in the house a crossed from his where two kids already live. So Luke wants to go meet this girl. Now he has to be willing to take a risk to go meet her.

I really liked this book because it kept me wanting to read more and people who know me know that I don’t like to read. From a one to ten I would rate it a ten. It has lots of action and adventure. This book also keeps you hanging off your seat.

-Holly K.

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf
by: Jennifer L. Holm

This fiction story is about a twelve year old girl named Genevieve Davis, known as Ginny, who is in the seventh grade. This book is about how Ginny has a wish for ten items on her big to-do list for seventh grade year. Some things on her list are get a dad, win something, and try to be friends with Mary Catherine Kelly, who was friends with her before an incident that occurred. Ginny has been waiting to accomplish the “Getting a dad” first every since her dad left. Ginny has been planning dates for her mom. The next big thing on her list is to get this yellow sweater she has wanted all summer and the next BIG thing on her to-do list, is to get the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker. If you want to know more about her to-do list, CHECK OUT this book.
I think people at the ages of nine and up would enjoy this book because it also includes images but has a lot of words with the image. Also because it is about those ages, well just about. The book is about fashion, gossip, and middle school. People these ages would enjoy it. This book includes first person point of view. The narrator is Ginny and her best friend, Becky. Ginny calls her BeckySoo. So if you like books with images, gossip, friendship, and fashion. Check out this book. I know you would enjoy it.

--Deliyah N.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

by Patrick Carman

The book is about a boy and a girl who together try to solve mysteries about Skeleton Creek like finding out why it is called that. It might sound like fun and games, but they have to go through some problems even just to make a plan. Imagine how it would be like to sneak out the hou……… I've said too much. Read Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman and find out the rest of the story for yourself.

I like Skeleton Creek because it is like a mysterious book and a horror book at the same time. I am trying to convince you whether you are a boy or a girl to try and read this book.

--Oscar P.

Horrowitz Horror

Anthony Horowitz

This book is about 9 stories that are chilling to me. They may seem true but they are not. Don’t read all of them in one nine or you’ll have nightmares…… Unless you want to get it over with all in one night. All of these 9 horrific stories are very cool. I hope you like this book.

--Oscar P.


By Gary Paulsen

Hatchet is about a teenager, Brian, who is on his way to visit his dad in the Canadian forest. His parents just got a divorce, and Brian was very sad. He was flying in a single engine plane. The pilot was getting pains and then… the plain crashed and Brian had to live in the wild for months. When they finally found him he had been attacked by animals and had been having to find his own food.

I recommend this book for everybody that likes to read adventures. I have read the book twice and have a feeling that this is the best book ever!!!!

-- Connor J.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a boy and his best friend Rowley. They are both in middle school. It is not just any middle school; it is very weird. Some things that are weird are the stinky cheese. It is a piece of cheese that has been outside for about three months. If you touch it you get the cheese touch. The only way to prevent from getting it is to cross your fingers. They do many other things also like big snow men to comic books to a haunted house. They do every thing. I don’t want to ruin this very funny book but that is a short summary of the book.

I recommend this book to everybody. This book is not for just girls or boys but both. I recommend this book if you like comedies. Have fun reading it, I hope you enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-Connor J.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Money Hungry


By: Sharon Flake

This book is about a girl named Rasberry Hill who’s trying to save up enough money so that she and her mom will never have to live on the streets in the projects .And she gets in trouble almost every day for selling her knock off stuff in school .She also lives in this home with some boys that are discussing boys who always get her in trouble.

I liked this book because it’s really serious, but it can be funny at times. Also this book was kind of sad, so if you don’t like sad books I wouldn’t recommend it for you.

-Sherman C.

Bone: Ghost Circles

Jeff Smith

In Ghost Circles, Bone and his friends have to find a way to shelter before the world disappears by Ghost Circles. The main characters are Fone, Smiley, Thorn, Gran-ma, Phony and the baby Rat Creature companion. This book was written by Jeff Smith.
In the book, they start out lost deep in a cave and Smiley won’t stop shocking people. Around the time Phony started getting up in Smiley’s face, Thorn started hearing voices in her head. It was more like a dream. She was in a Ghost Circle with Bone looking for food. Then a ghost appeared and started warning them to run. Bone, Thorn and Gran-ma split up with Smiley, Phony and the baby rat to find a way out. They met up at their Base Camp in the cave and found a thin bridge to the way out. I enjoyed this book because it’s funny, suspenseful and exciting.

-Evan L.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

Jeff Kinney

In the third book to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series the main character, Greg Heffley, suffers through another diary bought by his mom. If you liked the other two Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, then you’re going to love this one. If you like animation and comedy and a little drama, you should definitely consider reading this.
Greg wants to get a date with Holly Hills before his dad ships him off to military school after seeing an annoying teenager come back respectful and put together. After attempts to change his dad’s mind, he realized nothing would stop him. Then Greg goes to Boy Scouts to show his dad that one day of manual labor can turn a wimp like Greg into a strong man. Greg finally got a chance to show his dad that he is one big man by going to a campsite to spend the night. But when they got there, the camp was 5 feet underwater. I enjoyed this book because it was funny and entertaining. You never know what Greg, Rodrick, Manny, Rowley or Fregley will do next.

-Evan L.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

By: Jeff Kinney

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book is about a boy named Greg and he’s trying to get through middle school. Greg has 2 brothers , 1 older and 1 younger .The younger brother gets all the attention, while the older brother tricks him into doing funny things that will embarrass him .The main characters in the book are Greg, Rodrick , Manny, Rowley, and of course mom and dad.

I liked this book because it was funny and I can relate to most of the things in the book . Also, I thought this book was a great read because if you’re like me and don’t like to read much ,this is a great book for you .

-Sherman C.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Skin I'm In

The Skin I'm In
Sharon Flake

The book I’m reading called The Skin I’m In is a really good book. This book is about a middle age girl named Maleeka. She has always been picked on all her life growing up; she has been picked on because of her skin color and her hair and her clothes. Maleeka goes to an alternative school which means the school isn’t so nice a clean. So Maleeka finally gets sick an tired of people picking on her that she decides to make an change; maleeka starts hanging out with some of the popular girls in school. Once she starts hanging out with the popular girls she noticed that nothing has really changed. Then Maleeka decided to change some things about herself; Maleeka cuts her hair off buys new clothes and puts lip gloss on. Once she changes those things about herself she feels so much better about herself. So then Maleeka goes to school with her new look feeling good, and still nothing changes everybody is still picking on her. Then Maleeka just decides that she has to love herself for who she is and how god made her to look.

-Kierra M.

Rosa Parks: My Story

Rosa Parks
My story

The book called Rosa Parks: My Story is an awesome biography about Rosa parks. She tells us about her whole life from growing up to becoming a lady. Growing up Rosa Parks' grandfather told her that he doesn’t want to ever see her cleaning and cooking for white people, because she is worth more than that. When Rosa parks was growing up education and schooling was so different from education and schooling now. Back in those days when she was growing up kindergarten through sixth grade was all held in one small classroom. After Rosa was 25 she got married to Raymond parks. After they got married they both joined the NAACP.

-Kierra M.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Les Miserables

Les Miserables
by: Victor Hugo

Les Miserables is about many people. The main character of the book is Jan Val Jean, (French) who was once a criminal to becoming the mayor of a little city in Paris. As his journey goes on, a man by the name of Javre, a cop at the time when Val Jean was in prison, starts to wonder if the mayor is truly Val Jean, so he can put him back in jail. Through the book you will see how Val Jean has to flee Paris because he sees Javre and knows he wants to lock him up in prison.

Val Jean takes a leave of absence to flee from Paris so that he can find a place to hide. Javre hears that Val Jean has left and won’t be back for a long time, because of pride he goes after him day and night. While Val Jean leaves he changes his appearance, and his name. Through that time Val Jean meets Fantine who has been dying and she happens to have a child. Val Jean promises to Fantine that he will always look after Cosette, (her child).

I enjoyed this book because it teaches people about different cultures. The book also is very interesting because of the suspense it has. Whoever enjoys suspense books should read this book.

--Frank G.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rosa Parks: My Story

Rosa Parks: My Story

Rosa Parks’s story is a good book because of everything that goes on in it. Rosa Parks' book talks about segregation and all the struggles she went through to finally get her freedom. The book goes through from Rosa was a child and how she was since her passing a couple years back. One story she talked about was how when she was little her grandfather told her the thing he never wanted them to do was work for a white man. Rosa grew up in Montgomery, Alabama, she went to Mrs. Whites school were she was one of the top students in her class.
Rosa Parks as a young woman (17) started to date Raymond Parks, who was a barber at the time. Rosa eventually did marry him and had a great marriage with him until he died.
This book in my opinion is a great book because it teaches character and history. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history, biography, or anyone who enjoys reading about the world and its history.

--Frank G.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
The Lightning Thief
by: Rick Riordan

When Percy Jackson goes on a school field trip his who life changes. His math teacher turns into a monster and tries to kill him but luckily his friend Grover saves him. Grover brings Percy to Camp Half Blood. The camp is for kids who are half human and half god. A camp Percy discovers that he has been framed for stealing the god Zeus weapon of choice, his master lightning bolt. Percy must go on a quest with Grover and his new friend Annabeth to convince Zeus of his innocence and find and stop The Lightning Thief.
Percy has to fight monsters, gods and traitors in this explosive book. I recommend it for anyone who likes action, suspense, and maybe a little romance than this is the book for you. This book and the other four in the series are books with unlimited possibilities worthy of godly proportions.

--Sam G.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse

Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
The Titan’s Curse

by Rick Riordan

When Percy Jackson’s friend Annabeth is kidnapped He must go on a quest to save her with the mysterious Hunters of Airtimes. They must travel to across the country to save her while being pursed by unstoppable skeleton monsters sent by the mysterious General. They face many challenges and even the wraith of a titan lord on this explosive journey.
If you like adventure and mystery books than you will love The Titan’s Curse. I would recommend this and the other books in the Percy Jackson series, there is never a dull moment in this book.

--Sam G.

Who am I Without Him?

This book is by Sharon G. Flake, whom in my opinion is a great author. She leaves you wanting more and you can never get enough. She continued to showcase her greatness in this book, “Who am I without Him?” In this book she tells numerous stories about kids who get stuck in sticky situations by chasing after the opposite sex. Some try to impress while others try to escape. I think that this book is great for both boys and girls; it gives great information for both genders. This book tells from different points of view, for instance in one story you hear from a pregnant teen, a boy and girl that come from two different worlds , and from many more individuals that make you wonder, “What would I do?”

by: Destyni T.