3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows – Read It and Rate It

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows by Ann Brashares Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) The book 3 Willows is about 3 girls: Ama, Jo, and Polly. They are just finishing 8th grade, and summer is near. As the 3 girls head in different directions for the summer, for instance Polly wants a glamorous life (but watches as her friends move farther ahead), or Ama going to outdoors camp (and she hates … Read more

Peter and the Shadow Thieves – Read It and Rate It

Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is the sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers and has almost all the same characters, including Peter, Molly, Tinkerbell, and Molly’s father. There is a new character in this book called Lord Ombra. Nobody knows what he really is, but he sucks up people’s shadows and can then control them. He is … Read more

Peter and the Starcatchers – Read It and Rate It

Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Peter, an orphan boy, is on a ship to become a slave when he befriends Molly, another passenger with a rich father. Molly also belongs to a secret organization called The Starcatchers, who track down and return the starstuff. The starstuff is a magical substance that can turn animals into half-humans (mermaids, centaurs), and … Read more

Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – book review

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart Realistic Fiction * * * Stars (Pretty good) Frankie blossoms over the summer between her freshman and sophomore years in high school, and when she returns to her elite boarding school (Alabaster), she’s suddenly the focus of a lot of male attention – in particular, gorgeous senior Matthew. They start dating and although Frankie really likes Matthew, she feels like he doesn’t take her seriously. After … Read more

Life of Pi – Read It and Rate It

Life of Pi by Yann Martel Adventure * * Stars (Just ok) This is a very slow book. About half the book the main character (Pi) is telling about his life. There are only a few exciting parts. It was also hard to follow along. That’s why I disliked that book. The main character’s full name is Piscine Molitor Patel. He got a majors degree in religion and zoology. He’s also a skilled swimmer. His … Read more

Overboard – Read It and Rate It

Overboard by Elizabeth Fama Adventure Survival Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is about a 14 year old named Emily, and how she ran away from home and got on a boat. The boat sank and she was swimming in an ocean for almost a whole day with another survivor. Emily hated living in Indonesia. She lived there because her parents are doctors there. She ran away cause she … Read more

Coraline – Read It and Rate It

Coraline by Neil Gaiman Fantasy Graphic Novel Horror Review #1 * * * * * Stars The main characters are Coraline, the Other Mother, and a cat. The plot is very intense. Coraline Jones believes that her parents don’t love her. When they move to their new home, an apartment, Coraline finds a hidden door that leads nowhere. After opening it and going in, she discovers a fantastic world where everything is better. There, Coraline … Read more

Notes from the Midnight Driver – Read It and Rate It

Notes from the Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex was left alone at home because his mother was going on a date. That’s when he gets drunk and takes the car and drives off. So he has to volunteer at the hospital and finish 100 hours of service. He is assigned to Solomon Lewis. Review #2 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex Gregory decided … Read more