East of Eden – Read It and Rate It

East of Eden by John Steinbeck Classic Historical Fiction Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) Set in the Salinas Valley, California, Steinbeck tells in immense detail the story of two families and how their stories intertwine. The Hamilton family is based off of Steinbeck’s family. This book is hard to read because the details are sometimes “too descriptive,” and it becomes hard to follow.

Brain on Fire – Read It and Rate It

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) At 24 years old, Susannah Cahalan is an ambitious dedicated reporter for the New York Post. She is seemingly healthy until little things start to go awry and her health starts to deteriorate. Doctors are perplexed at what is wrong and suggest she has mono, but later her seizures prove otherwise. She starts having hallucinations and is admitted to … Read more

School for Good and Evil – Read It and Rate It

The School for Good and Evil book #1 by Soman Chainani Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The School for Good and Evil” tells the story of Sofie and Agatha. Sofie wishes to be a princess and Agatha wishes to live alone, but when they find themselves at the School for Good and Evil, there seems to be a mistake. Sofie finds herself in the school for Evil and Agatha … Read more

Friendship According to Humphrey – Read It and Rate It

Friendship According to Humphrey According to Humphrey series #2 by Betty G. Birney Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Friendship According to Humphrey” is a must read. The book starts out with Humphrey going back to school and Mrs. Brisbane hinting at a surprise. The surprise turns out to be Og the frog. Humphrey tries to be friendly, but Og is silent. The class in room 26 is writing poems, and … Read more

Trouble According to Humphrey – Read It and Rate It

Trouble According to Humphrey According to Humphrey series #3 by Betty G. Birney Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Trouble According to Humprey” is an enjoyable book. In Room 26, a town called “Humpreyville” is invented and there are also ‘jobs.’ When Humphrey gets out of his cage, he gets Miranda in trouble, and she is ‘fired.’ Humphrey feels awful, because he can get out of his cage and it wasn’t … Read more

House of Sixty Fathers – Read It and Rate It

The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The House of Sixty Fathers” is a book by Meindert DeJong about a Chinese boy. Tien Pao and his family have to escape from Japanese soldiers who are attacking his village. They are staying in Hengyang, and then Tien Pao meets a ‘Yellow River God.’ He takes him across the river and then loses … Read more

Giver – Read It and Rate It

The Giver The Giver Quartet #1 by Lois Lowry Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Jonas is chosen as a Receiver at the Ceremony of 12, and begins his training. He is a little frightful because he will have to feel pain, and in his community there is no pain, no feelings, and no color! When The Giver starts to teach him feelings, he realizes that … Read more

Snakehead – Read It and Rate It

Snakehead Alex Rider #7 by Anthony Horowitz Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Alex Rider wanted to stop being used by M16, but his hopes were not respected. When ASIS (Australian Intel) puts him on the case of his life, so he is put on a mission to stop Snakehead, the most notorious gang in southern Asia. Then, Alex has to detonate a missile to save thousands of lives in Australia. … Read more

Kill Order – Read It and Rate It

Kill Order Maze Runner #4 by James Dashner Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Mark and Alec wanted to explore the woods one day, but men with blow darts shoot people, so some of them die, others go crazy. Then Trisa and Dee Dee are captured by some crazies and Mark and Alec are the only ones who can save them. I liked this book because you don’t know if they’re … Read more

Jake Drake: Teacher’s Pet – Read It and Rate It

Teacher’s Pet Jake Drake #3 by Andrew Clements Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book was really interesting. It was about a boy named Jake Drake who becomes a teacher’s pet for helping out a few teachers. It is an entertaining and funny book. Jake is trying to make teachers stop treating him like a teacher’s pet, but everything he does just makes his teachers treat him even MORE like … Read more

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