Wednesday Wars – Read It and Rate It

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about a 7th grade boy named Holling Hoodhood and as he deals with school and holding afternoon sessions with Mrs. Baker, whom he believes hates his guts. A series of events take place such as a camping trip, his sister missing, and Hoodhood Associates. It all wraps up funny and charming. The main characters … Read more

Crooked Kind of Perfect – Read It and Rate It

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars The book is about 11 year old Zoe Elias whose #1 dream is to play Carnegie Hall, and to be a prodigy. But when her dad gets her a wheeze-bag organ, the Perfectone D-60, everything changes. The main character is Zoe Elias. Other characters are Wheeler, Emma, Joella, Ms. Person. I liked this book because even if you … Read more

Shark Girl – Read It and Rate It

Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham Novel in Verse Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The book Shark Girl is about Jane, a regular 15-year old girl attacked by a shark on a regular day at the beach…or so Jane thought. Jane woke up in a coma 10 days later, realizing they amputated her arm. Leaving Jane learning again. The main characters are Jane, Michael, and their mother. Other characters are Lindsey, Justin, … Read more

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

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

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

Indigo Blue – Read It and Rate It

Indigo Blue by Cathy Cassidy Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Indigo Blue is an 11 year old girl and her mom has had it with her boyfriend Max and moves her 2 daughters Indigo and Misti into a nightmare flat. She doesn’t know what to do with her BFF Jo Ashton or school. Things get worse before they get better. Some of the characters are Aisha, Jo Ashton, Shane, Max, … Read more

Deep Down Popular – Read It and Rate It

Deep Down Popular by Phoebe Stone Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Deep Down Popular is about a teenage girl, Jessie Lou, who has a crush on Conrad Parker Smith – the most popular boy in school. When Conrad gets a leg brace and Jessie Lou helps him with his books and other things, he and she become closer and closer. The main characters are Conrad, Jessie Lou, and Quentin. Other … Read more