Yankee Girl – Read It and Rate It

Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman Historical Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Yankee Girl takes place in the 1960s in Jackson, Mississippi. Alice Ann Moxley’s father gets transferred from Chicago to Mississippi, where racial ensions change for the worse. Alice Ann finds herself mixed up in the racial issues surrounding her, especially when a new negro girl arrives at an all-white school. I liked this book because it has just enough action … Read more

Rules of Survival – book review

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin Realistic Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty Good) Matthew knows that something has to be done about his mother, Nikki. She’s vicious, unpredictable, abusive, and she’s constantly putting him and his sisters, Callie and Emmy, in danger. So, when he sees Murdoch – a man he doesn’t even know yet – standing up for another kid, he comes up with a plan. Maybe Murdoch will protect … Read more

Rumble Fish – Read It and Rate It

Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton is about a boy named Rusty-James who goes on adventures with his brother, who is known as the Motorcycle Boy. Some of these adventures that they go on are wild and dangerous. Rusty-James continually seems to be getting in trouble with the police because he always wants to use his fists and not his … Read more

Rules – Read It and Rate It

Rules by Cynthia Lord Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is about a girl named Catherine. She is 12 years old and her brother has autism. Catherine’s brother’s name is David. Catherine tries to teach him “rules” so he doesn’t always embarrass her. Catherine meets 2 new friends in the book. Kristi is one of them – she moves in nextdoor with her mom. Then, there is Jason who … Read more

Clique – Read It and Rate It

The Clique Clique series #1 by Lisi Harrison Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing) This book, The Clique, is about 4 “mean” girls. The head one is known as Massie Block. She is rich and goes to a private all-girl school called OCD. Her friends’ names are Dylan, Alicia, and Kristin. Massie lives in a huge home that also has a guest home where the Lyons family moves in, which … Read more

ttyl – Read It and Rate It

ttyl (Talk to You Later) Internet Girls series #1 by Lauren Myracle Realistic Fiction Review # 1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) It’s about these girls and they are going into 10th grade. One girl just hangs out with a girl they all hate! And then she starts to get at the other girls. A teacher is hitting on one girl! It’s just an amazing book. The cool part is that it’s all … Read more

Lock and Key (Dessen) – Read It and Rate It

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen Realistic Fiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Lock and Key is about a girl named Ruby who has to go through tough times. Some of the tough things she goes through are what we go through every day. I liked this book because Sarah Dessen knows how to keep the book interesting with the things we have to go through.

Please Stop Laughing at Me – Read It and Rate It

Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco Nonfiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a great book (true story) about a girl who’s beat up, taunted at, and made fun of by almost everyone in the school. At first she just wants to be one of them and it just turns into a mess. Anyone who has trouble at school will love to read this and know they’re not … Read more

Secret Hour – Read It and Rate It

The Secret Hour The Midnighters series #1 by Scott Westerfeld Horror Supernatural Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) The characters in this book are Dess, Jessica, Jonathan, and Melissa. Everyone but Jessica, the new girl, is very special. They found out that at 12 o’clock, the whole world stops for an hour, but they don’t. So, now they have to help Jessica discover this hidden power, too.

Everlost – Read It and Rate It

Everlost by Neal Shusterman Adventure Horror Mystery Supernatural Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book, Everlost, is a great book for teens who want to be surprised at what happens chapter after chapter. It unfolds many surprises as you turn the page. When you think you know what’s going to happen, you turn out to be wrong every time. A great book for teens with an explosive imagination.