Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One for the Murphys

One for the Murphys is a great, realistic book. After her mom is hospitalized and she is sent to a foster family, Carley feels out of place. Life at the Murphys’ house is the opposite of when she lived alone with her mom. The book tells about how Carley’s feelings change, and how the Murphys go from feeling like someone else’s family to her family. I recommend One for the Murphys because it’s a great book with interesting, believable characters.

Emma, 12

Monday, June 18, 2012

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities is a wonderful book. It reads like a comic book, but without many pictures. Vincent and his pals live in Copperplate City where Captain Stupendous fights crime. During a superheroic battle with a robot, Captain Stupendous gets hurt (gasp!). Everybody worries about him. When Vincent becomes involved with Captain Stupendous' fate, his mom gets kidnapped and things go downhill from there. What happens next? Read the book to find out. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction and super hero adventures.

Tony, 11

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Hero for WondLa

A Hero for WandLa is a great book!
A girl named Eva Nine, who is around 11 or 12, lives in the woods hoping to go to a human city (aka New Attica). One day she gets picked up by a huge aircraft. This aircraft takes Eva to New Attica. Eva finds her sister, Eva Eight, in new Attica . . . Eva and her sister go on a very exciting adventure.

If you like adventure than get this book right know!!!!!

Casey, 11

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Masque of the Red Death

Masque of Red Death has many pros such as a very interesting plot and very good vocabulary for 7th and 8th grade levels and beyond. The characters are likeable at most but will anger you sometimes. There are some spelling errors but that is expected for ARCs and there was a scene where the main character , Araby, blacks out from drugs in which you don’t know what’s happening. I give this book personally 4.5 out of 5 stars due to some errors. I recommend this book to science fiction and romance lovers. 


Friday, June 15, 2012

The Storm Makers

Storm Makers is a fast-paced adventure novel. Simon and Ruby may seem like normal kids, but all this changes when a stranger appears at their home. He tells them that Simon is a storm maker - someone who can control the weather.

Now, Simon and Ruby must embark on a perilous quest to stop another storm maker who has deadly plans. While reading you not only experience adventure and fantasy, you also learn about two young twins growing apart, and learning how to come back together again. 

One thing I liked about this book is that it is very fast-paced, and you never have a moment of boredom. 

I would recommend this book to anyone ages 8-13 looking for a blend of science and fantasy.  

Natalia, 13