Friday, May 15, 2009

Shade's Children by Garth Nix

Shade's Children is a novel set in an Orwellian future where every kid "dies" on their 14th birthday, turning into a robotic monster. The novel follows several children who have escaped the "orphanages" where the kids are held, on their journey to stop the killing transformation of kids. Rating: 5 out of 5

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Light by Rebecca Stead

I loved First Light. It was mysterious and exciting. This book was a page turner and at the end of a chapter the author leaves you hanging. This book is the best for people who like realistic fiction and best for people in middle school. Rating: 4 out of 5

The A-List by Zoey Dean

The A-List is about this pretty, quiet, rich girl Anna who wants to come live with her estranged father in L.A. to break out of her shell. On her way to L.A., on the plane, she meets rich hottie Ben and later becomes his girlfriend but encounters numerous problems including a jealous ex, Cammie, and people who just hate her for being niche and pretty! Rating: 4 out of 5

Sammy Keyes (Series) by Wendelin Van Draanen

I love this series because it is easy to read and easy to relate to. It's well-written but not confusing or too mature for our grade level. Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief is the first book in the series. Rating: 5 out of 5

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Fairest is a really great fantasy book. You step into the shoes of the main character and her life. She goes through many adventures like living with gnomes and falling in love. Rating: 3 out of 5

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder

A vicious little tale around the most envied clique the "Pretty Little Devils." Hazel, the main character, was not an exception. She was accepted into their group, too bad they are going to die. Rating: 5 out of 5

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

A great read! The Book Thief is a great way to get a historical background of Nazi Germany during WWII. It was interesting and a good book for a school project. Rating: 4 out of 5