Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Revenge of the Wannabees by Lisi Harrison

Revenge of the Wannabees is the the third book in the Clique series and you never see what's coming. A member of Massie's clique attempts to make her own "pack". But her plan backfires and Massie seeks revenge on her. Will Massie always be the alpha or will someone actually stand up to her?

Cujo by Stephen King

Aaah, Cujo. Most people remember this story through its debut to film, but believe me when I say this - the book is far better. Putting aside Stephen King's arguably overrated writing style, the story alone was ferociously entertaining, if somewhat sad....what? I felt bad for Cujo, I did!

Perk! by Lisa F. Hall

Perk! is a very realistic story of a teenage bulimic girl who goes through the trouble of hiding her disorder and the stress it causes her. It's very easy to connect to the character. Short but good.

Messenger by Lois Lowry

The Messenger is an excellent book! You should definitely read it! This book is about a boy who has special powers to cure anyone or anything. I don't want to give too much away, so you should read it to find out yourself! READ IT.

The Naming by Allison Croggon

The Naming is good for fans of the Lord of the Rings. Part chase, part magic, The Naming is thick, but definitely worth reading. Maerad is a complex and intriguing protagonist and her struggles seem very realistic. A good read if you have a of time!

The Pretties by Scott Westerfield

The Pretties is a very good book. I think it was well written and a great sequel to The Uglies. Tally goes through another amazing adventure this time with a twist of romance. This book is a must read, but a word of caution read the first book( THE UGLIES) then read this one it will be easier to follow the plot! This is a MUST READ!

Dead Connection by Charlie Price

Dead Connection is a good mystery. Just when you think you've discovered the culprit, a new clue is found. The main character's ability to speak to ghosts is awesome. The dialogue is witty; definitely worth reading.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Though Coraline seems to have originally been intended for children, its intelligently precise marriage of abstract macabre and lasting plot devices makes it more than appropriate for all ages. Regardless of what grade you may find yourself in at the current, pick it up for an eerie (yet entertaining) read!

Me Talk Pretty One day by David Sedaris

Let me start off by saying that Me Talk Pretty One Day is in no way appropriate for anyone under the age of , say, fifteen-a fact that allows it to be that much more jarred in its humor. Frankly, David Sedaris knows what funny is; and he makes that hilariously obvious throughout this memoir of sorts.

The Zombie Survival Guide by Maxwell Brooks

Night of the Living dead left little impression on me. Dawn of the dead was entertaining but not truly frightening. And Day of the Dead? I have nothing to say about it. Yet this book....ha. The Zombie Survival Guide, regardless of it orginal humorous intentions, actually tricked me into believing that zombies are out and about, prowling the modern world.

Heroes by Robert Cormier

Heroes is a thrilling and passionate piece of literature. It captures your emotions so that you won't be able to put it down. Robert Cormier is a very sophisticated and talented writer.

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

In my opinon, The Catcher in the Rye wasn't as great as some people say. It was an okay book which is told in the perspective of a teen's life, named Holden Caulfield. I wasn't very fond of this book, but some people are so, you might want to read it.

The Clique by Lisa harrison

The Clique

Massie lives the perfect life of an only child that gets everything she wants. At school she is envied and adored by all. her dad's old friend comes and stays with them including his family. His daughter Claire is the total opposite of Massie but they have to go to the same exclusive school. Claire is not accepted by Massie and her clique. They all gang up on Claire and she has no choice but to play Massie's little game. Will Claire and Massie make peace, or continue their revenge on one another?

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker is pretty good for people who like adventure books. It's really interesting. There are a lot of twists and turns in the plot, that are really hard to think of ahead of time.

I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree by Laura Hillman

I will Plant You a Lilac Tree is a very good choice if you are interested in the holocaust and a heartwarming story of love.

Transformation by Whitley Strieber

Transformation is the sequel to the book Communion. Whether you believe Strieber's tale or not, his analysis of the situation the human mind is very interesting.

Invasion of the Boy Snatchers by Lisi Harrison

Invasion of the Boy Snatchers

Pretty good- especially ages 12 and up. May want to read first 3 books of series first. Overall: LOVED IT!!

Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak was about a freshmen girl, named Melinda, that went to Merryweather High School. In the beginning of the novel, all of her ex-best friends hated her for calling the cops at a party. For most of the story, Melinda did not talk to any of her friends, family, or teachers. At the end of the novel, she was talkative and told her friends that she was raped. This book was intense and interesting.

Storm Thief by Chris Wooding

Storm Thief is about two thieves in a city wrecked by probability storms, storms that defy reality, who find a device that lets you into any building. One thief wants to become rich, while the other wants to escape the city.

Mimus by Lilli Thal


A compelling novel that I just couldn't put down. Prince Florin is captured by their kingdom's enemy, King Theodo, and forced to be a court jester. Florin struggles to maintain his identity and rescue his father from execution.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

An old pair of faded blue jeans , probably the last thing to come to mind when thinking of a bonding farce to keep four close friend together on their separate ways for the summer. Well, that's what happens when Carmen leaves for North Carolina to see her dad, Bridget goes to Baja California for soccer camp, Lena goes to Greece, and Tibby stays at home working on a documentary. So, throughout the summer they send the pants to one another with a description on something special that happened to them while wearing the pants. This book is great for those who love "best friends forever" books. I personally did not like the book but I do think it is a well written story. Read the book to find out if the pants help the sisterhood!

The Dog with Golden Eyes by Frances Wilbur

The Dog with Golden Eyes

This was a wonderful book! It was a a descriptive book, and it kept me reading. The book was a about a girl, named Cassie, that had to take care of an Arctic wolf. The wolf, named Tokie, came to Cassie's backyard. She fed Tokie, but she had to get money by working to people's yards. Along the way she learned about responsibility and bravery.

Tangerine by Edward Bloor


Paul Fisher's life changes completly in this mysterious place, strange occuriences happen all the time and you can never guess what's coming. Paul also must realize not to tell people what they only want to hear, but the truth. Can he face his fears, or will he continue as a wall flower?

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, the all-time classic by Dickens will keep you on the edge of your seat. When a poor orphan named Pip aids an escaped convict, he never dreams that, that would be the start of his life's adventures. Pip wants to be a gentleman, but thinks that it would be impossible. But, one fine day, he unexpectedly receives a fortune from an anonymous benefactor. Pip sets out for the big city, London, where many adventures await him. Will he succeed in his quest to be a true gentleman? Read the book and find out!

Milicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee

Millicent Min is a sweet, thoughtful, and hilarious book! Millicent is a genius, but she doesn't have any friends- until she meets Emily Ebers. Millie doesn't want Emily to know her true identity, though, so she pretends that she's just a normal pre-teen girl. But what happens when the truth is revealed? Read this book and find out!

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult

The Tenth Circle will draw you in deeper and deeper. The comic book style drawings at the end of each chapter bring out the intense emotions in this mystery/drama//thriller. It will keep you awake at night, feeding in the back of your mind, making you question,"What happens next?"

Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Sea of Monsters is an awesome book. I loved it and I think everyone should read it. It's about a boy who goes on a mission to save his camp and his best friend.

Raven's gate by Anthony Horowitz

Raven's Gate was an amazing book and a must read book. It is about a boy who steals some stuff and gets involved in a project called LEAF. If you want to know more, READ IT!

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

This adventurous book is a must read and a page turner. When Lina and Doon find hope in a mysterious instructions manual to another city, no one believes them. So they venture on their own to find another place besides Ember. The only problem is no one knows where they are and how to tell the others about this unknown fortune.

Shug by Jenny Han

Shug by Jenny Han

Annemarie, also know as "Shug", wishes she could look like her older sister Celia, who everyone adores. Although Shug's family is very unstable, the one thing she wants is to be more than "just friends" with her best guy friend, Mark, that she's known forever. But what she doesn't realize is that the person she thought she knew isn't the right guy. But, the least expected person of all, who is the right guy, sees her for her she truly is.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot

When Sam saves the life of the President of the United States, she gets a lot more than she expected. Struggles with this new life include: she is still in love with her sisters boyfriend, but the President's own son uses his witty charm and love for art that just might make Sam change her mind.