Saturday, April 30, 2011


Sidekicks is alright. Sidekick Scott Hutchinson (A.K.A. Bright Boy) finds his world turned upside down when he finds out his arch-nemesis, Monkeywrench, goes to his school. I would recommend this book to older readers.

Peter, 10

Friday, April 29, 2011

The School for the Insanely Gifted

In this exciting adventure, Daphna Whispers, and her friends set off to find her missing mother, a pilot. They discover a secret about their school, The School for the Insanely Gifted, and it’s founder. I really enjoyed this book because it has a very suspenceful plot. It has a great ending and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a good book.

Laura, 11

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Last Little Blue Envelope

The Last Little Blue Envelope is the sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Just by looking at the titles you can already tell the books would be related. The story starts out with the main character Ginny getting a somewhat mysterious message from a boy who found her stolen bag, with the envelopes, and wants to give them back; or so she thinks. Her bag was stolen months earlier while she was on summer break in England. As the story continues she has to collect the last envelope left by her deceased aunt and complete whatever task is inside. This book is great because it's not a happy-go-lucky book with a goopy fairytale ending. The characters are described well and the topics in the book are something most girls and even boys can relate to. I would suggest this to any of my friends and I hope that anyone who reads this book likes it as much as I did.

Samantha, 15

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates

War . . . That is all Louisa and Maddie have have seen growing up. No freedom, no trees, just tall gray skyscrapers. But now they are escaping this mess to go to a boarding school called Country Manor School (CMS). But something is weird about this school; they take away your cell phones and electronics. I would really recommend Tomorrow Girls: Behind the Gates to my friends! I like everything about this book! I like this book because it makes you want to see how their life turns out.

Sage, 10 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Displacement, written all in poems, is an incredibly quick read. It is about a girl named Vera whose sister Amy just died in a tragic accident. Thrown into confusion she fleas away from her family and friends and into a small desert town where she befriends several people but learns that no matter how far you run the past will always catch up to you. I enjoyed this book but found that once I finished it I did not really think if it again.

Jenna, 14

Monday, April 25, 2011

Princess for Hire: The Royal Treatment

The Royal Treatment isn't a topic I usually read about, but I found I liked it. It had magic and princesses, which sounds cliche but it wasn't. Normal girls turned into princesses so the princess can have a vacation. It was funny and smart.

Katrina, 13

Blood Magic

I give a lot of credit to the author for writing a book about something that a lot of people would be disgusted by--cutting yourself so that you can do magic. And at times, I found Blood Magic to be a little graphic; but overall I thought it was really awesome. The plot really pulled me in and I loved both the characters. I would definitely recommend it.

Jenna, 14

Fire World

I really liked Fire World. I just couldn't stop reading! It was so full of fantasy, the whole book long. There are some of those book where the beginning and the end are great, but in between it is really boring. But this book wasn't. There was no space where you had the feeling you could stop. My favorite part was  the part with the arch. I liked how the author took that from the Bible, since it was the same idea (that humans have to be changed . . .).

I am really looking forward to the next book from the series.

Adal, 11

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fire World

Fire World by Chris D’lacey was a great book. One thing I didn’t like was that this book was a little off topic. What I mean is that the topic in Fire World didn’t really relate to the other books (which I’ve read) in The Last Dragon Chronicles. I would recommend Fire World to a friend and already have! One strange thing about Fire World is that it takes place in a different world than all of the other books in the series, so it’s easy to understand if you haven’t read the other books (although I recommend doing so).

Allison, 11

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Viola in the Spotlight

Viola in the Spotlight was a perfect sequel to Viola in Reel Life. It showed her life in Brooklyn and how she feels when everything is changing around her.

I think it is also something a lot of kids can relate to, when things start to change around you. I didn't like the fact that in the end she went back to boarding school. I think that made the book a cliche and boring to read. There weren't many surprises in the book which was unfortunate. I like that she gets to explore more of her love for film and that she meets up with her friends from boarding school again in this book. It was a lot of fun to read. I think people who like fun, realistic fiction that you can relate to will definitely enjoy this book.

Olga, 13

The Great Hamster Massacre

I think The Great Hamster Massacre is a good mystery and that it is a good book for early readers. I also think that it is confusing at some parts and It had parts that made me feel sad because lots of animals die.

Will, 9

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Lipstick Laws

The Lipstick Laws was really good. I would recommend this book to kids ages 12 and up because the book has some inappropriate words. The story is about a girl named April Bowers who likes a boy called Matt Bowers. Britney Taylor is trying to make April's life miserable, by making up the lipstick laws. There's a Spring Formal and Britney steals Matt from April. Britney gave April a black eye when they were playing tennis. 

Lucy, 11