Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A Horse of Her Own by Annie Wedekind

Jane Ryan has always loved horses, which is why she's taken horseback riding lessons at Sunny Acres for half her life. But when she goes to summer camp there the summer before ninth grade, her favorite school horse, Beau, is sold. She feels empty, heartbroken, and plain sad. But an opportunity opens to ride Lancelot, a crazy warmblood, in the camp's dressage-showjumping-cross country competition. Should she, or should she not? Find out in this funny reality fiction!

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

In The Alchemyst, twins Josh and Sophie Newman are living normal lives in San Francisco. Josh works at a bookstore run by the Flemings. Sophie works at the coffee shop across the street. One day, their lives change forever. The Flemings are actually the immortal Flemings, and the twins are the twins of legend.

I liked the plot, concepts and nuances of this book, but the writing and dialogue were...off. It also seems a little contrived, but overall it's a good series.

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

It is about an eleven year old girl named Melody. She can't talk, walk, or write. Suddenly, something surprising happens and Melody can talk for the first time.

One True Way by Shannon Hitchcock

One True Way is about middle schoolers finding out who they are. Every page has some kind of drama or event that can't be missed. One of the best parts is that it's a perfect book for readers that are easily bored at the slow climax at the start of most books.

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart

It is the story of her life. It is sad, funny, and emotional.

Grendel by John Gardner

In Grendel, John Gardner retells the epic poem Beowulf from the monster's point of view. The novel deals with themes of fate, religion, existence, and truth. Grendel grapples with his identity as he terrorizes the humans. Despite Grendel's immoral behavior, Gardner manages to make Grendel a sympathetic character. This balance between philosophy and entertainment makes Grendel an interesting and enjoyable read.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Three Times Lucky is a good suspenseful book and is a murder mystery solving story. Overall I liked the book and would recommend to people who like to read mystery books.