Monday, December 28, 2015
I think this book is very good for kids to read for many reasons. First of all, the story has so many twist and turns it will keep you guessing until the very end. Second, the plot flows so smoothly, but mysteriously it will seem like that is what was supposed to happen and that you should have seen it coming- but you won’t. Third, it is an exciting tale of adventures and past mistakes that come together to make the emotions real. And last but not least, the author describes it so clearly you can imagine it right in front of your eyes. It was one of the best books I have ever read.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
I thought that Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen was a good book filled with action, adventure, and mystery. I liked the plotline that the author, J.L. McCreedy, created; it pulled me in from the first page. Also, everything was well described: from Germany to the characters, it left a beautifully painted picture.
A part in the book that I enjoyed was when Libby tried to escape from the castle in which she was being held. Did she succeed or not? You’ll have to read to find out for yourself.
I loved this book from start to finish. I would recommend it to students ages 11 and up, though it has characteristics that would be appealing to readers of all ages. It would also be enjoyed by people who liked The Series of Unfortunate Events, as this book is similar in some ways.
J. D. Tew wrote an excellent book that was jam-packed with adventure and action! The author has a way with words that made the story very interesting. I loved the genre of this book, which is a mix of sci-fi and fantasy.
The characters were very well written. I especially liked the character Theodore Crane, because he is a hero, and that is what I like the main character to be. I would recommend this book for ages 12 and up.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
This was not one of my favorite books. I feel like there weren't enough details to imagine the scene, like there was bubble glass blocking my view. I also felt the story moved too fast. It quickly jumped from one action scene to the next. Although the characters felt real at times, they also seemed see through.
My favorite part had to be when Olaf and Yuri ditched Vallentina; it was hilarious! I thought it was really cool that I live close to this author, and that the story started in this area. This is the second book in a series, so I would recommend reading the first book because the beginning of this one was a little confusing. I would recommend this book to middle schoolers, action lovers and sci-fi lovers.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
I like how Tyler has to figure out who he wants to be with, and how the story flashes to certain stories about Tyler. My favorite thing about the book is when all of Tyler and his friends meet and get to know each other freshman year, and how they continue to be friends through good and bad times.
I was sometimes confused when the story goes back to Tyler's past. It made me feel lost in what's going on in the present time of the book. What I disliked most of all is how the book ends. It left me hanging, wanting to know what would happen next.
I gave the book 4/5 stars. I would not recommend this book for kids under 13 because of the content that deals with drugs and alcohol.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
A Blind Guide to Stinkville is a spectacular book that shows how a small community with many differences can come together in an adventure of harmony and love. Some things that I really liked about the book was that all of the characters were very different from each other, and that the point of view was in first person, but still clearly explained the plot of the story.
There are a few things that I disliked about this book. One was that the author did not let the suspense of the story last very long. Another was that the vocabulary in the story was not very broad, and could be much more exciting.
Overall, this book is very well-written and full of humor and adventure. I would definitely recommend it to any readers looking for a fun and entertaining book. Enjoy reading!
Monday, December 07, 2015
Mercy The Last New England Vampire was well written. I could understand what was going on and it just drew me in. Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop. I liked that while she was dealing with her struggles she still had to deal with life on top of the strange unexplained experiences. What I didn’t like was that the names started to blend together and get confusing. I would recommend this book to readers 12 and older who would like an extreme paranormal story. I gave this book 5/5 stars because it was beautifully told and now it's one of my favorite books.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
John S. Grammatico crafted an amazing book filled with fantasy and imagination. The characters were very well described, with descriptions like: “Freemont arrived at the front of his shop to find a stranger who stood lean and tall with his back turned. The man was clad from head to toe in what looked like a black, leather flight suit woven with medieval fabrics.”
This book was full of twists and turns, so I had no idea what was going to happen next. I think the author put exceptional thought into creating this wonderful book! I would recommend this book for students ages 9 and up.
I really enjoyed Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot. I enjoyed how the author, Michael J. Bowler, was able to turn issues like global warming and pollution into a storyline that was action-packed and fun to read. I also liked the knights’ motto: do what is right rather than what is easy. If more people lived that way, then maybe pollution wouldn’t have become so bad in the first place.
A part in the book that I really liked was when Lance had to save Billy. He had to make a pretty big sacrifice for him, but it ultimately furthered their goals.
At times, I felt the book lost me and the action slowed a bit. It would have held my interest better in those parts if the pace had stayed consistent.
This is a stand-alone book, but there are five other books in The Knight Cycle series. I would recommend this book to students ages 11 and up, as well as to anyone who has read the other books in this series.