A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Fantasy Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a really compelling and complex book. It is now in fact one of my favorite books. It really gives you a lot to think about, and the monster’s stories can be a bit hard to understand, so you really have to think about the hidden meanings. I strongly suggest to people looking for a read … Read more
The X-Files: Origins by Kami Garcia Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book was about a teenage boy who is trying to deal with the loss of his sister after she was kidnapped. Later, he finds out that another girl was kidnapped and he tries to save her and tries to find out more info about his own sister. I really love this book. The climax was spread throughout … Read more
Nevermore Maximum Ride #8 by James Patterson Fantasy Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars Max and her flock are at the end of the world. Max loves Fang and Dylan but she doesn’t trust Dylan even if he’s perfect for her. I really liked it because even if Max is a mutant with wings, she is a teen and you can have the same thoughts. She makes choices that … Read more
The Activist Theodore Boone #4 by John Grisham Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Theo’s town is planning to build a bypass for trucks and destroying homes, buildings, and public spaces to do it. Theo is against it and has to help people realize that the bypass is a bad idea. I liked this book because it was exciting and a really good book.
Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Gabe Johnson is a high schooler that loves Code Red soda and drinks 3-4 a day. He then gets made fun of because of his added weight. After learning his contributions to the soda machine go to the cheerleaders, him and his “geek nerds” come together to petition the school and raise money for band camp. In the … Read more
The Breadwinner Breadwinner #1 by Deborah Ellis Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Parvana’s father is taken away by the Taliban for no reason at all. Living in Pakistan, her family of all girls are not allowed to go outside without a man. Their food starts running out so they think of a plan – they will disguise Parvana as a boy. She can go outside to buy food … Read more
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Prisoner B-3087” is about a boy named Yanek during the Holocaust. Yanek and his family are experiencing the worst that could possibly happen to them. Yanek goes to 10 different concentration cams and every time he thinks it’s the end, he lives. He is the only one in his family that’s still alive. Yanek must survive.
Fairest: Levana’s Story Lunar Chronicles #5 (prequel) by Marissa Meyer Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Fairest” is the 5th book in the Lunar Chronicles series and it tells us the backstory of why Levana is so evil and how she got her throne. When I read this my thoughts about the horrible queen turned to sympathy.
Ms Marvel: No Normal Ms Marvel #1 by G. Willow Wilson Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Supernatural Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Kamala is a 16-year-old girl who is just starting to become rebellious against her parents. She sneaks out to a party, then suddenly she has powers! In this book she is figuring out everything in life.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Play Romance Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) In Verona, two families are in a feud. At a Capulet party, Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet. It is arranged and the two marry in secret, but during a street fight, Romeo is banned. In a desperate attempt to reunite, Juliet fakes her death, but the message fails to reach Romeo, and believing she is dead, … Read more