Book Reviews

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Rating: 5

313 thoughts on “Book Reviews”

  1. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan is fantastic, along with all his other books, but this series is especially good because it’s action-packed, very humorous, and it really teaches people about Greek myths. I learned many Greek myths by reading this series. Rick Riordan also made his characters seem real. This book series really got me reading Greek mythology. Every series he writes makes me interested in that mythology(Egyptian, Roman, Greek, etc.). It’s really good, and if you haven’t read it yet, read it now.

    Rating: 5
    1. Author: Rick Riordan
      Pages range: From 279 pages to 432 pages throughout the entire series.
      Genre: Fantasy(I guess…)
      Summary of series(summary of first book, actually, since no spoilers): Percy Jackson got out of yet another school with ADHD and dyslexia. He needs to make it to a special camp because he is a demigod. He has to recover a stolen object before complete war breaks out. He goes on a journey to try to retrieve the object, even all the way to the Underworld.

    2. Hey JN Bookworm! Please put the individual titles of the books, not the series name. I changed this one for you. I think this is a great series too. Lots of people became interested in mythology because of it!

  2. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne is an awesome, 426 page science fiction novel. It is about a man named Pierre Aronnax, who goes on a voyage with the famous harpooner Ned Land and his servant Conseil to find and kill a mysterious creature that had been terrorizing ships all over the world. Instead, the ship is destroyed by a submarine, which was unknown in the 1800’s, and meet the captain, Captain Nemo, a man with mysterious character. The trio travel all over the world in the submarine, embarking on many thrilling adventures.

    Rating: 5
  3. The title of the book is The Selection by Kiera Cass. The book has 327 pages. The book’s genre is romance. A girl named America Singer was selected to be in the Selection. The Selection is a competition to see who can win the prince’s heart and the crown. America didn’t want to be part of this. But throughout the book, she realize maybe this isn’t so bad.

    Rating: 5
    1. I LOVED The Selection by Kiera Cass! It’s one of my favorite books. I read the entire series, and it was really good. Are you reading the rest of the books in the series? If you aren’t, I highly recommend reading them. 🙂

  4. I was not really interested in reading The Selection by Kiera Kass, but my aunt (who is a librarian) gave me the entire series, and I wanted to read the books just so I can talk to her about them. Now, after reading the first book, I am hooked on the series. The book is about a futuristic society that takes place after World War IV. The book is narrated by a girl named America. The book is centered around an unfair caste system, a Selection of possible girls to marry the prince of the fictional country, and a rebel force constantly attacking the country. This book was not your typical YA royalty book. I really enjoyed it, even if it was a very easy read and I don’t usually read books like this. The book goes very fast once you get into the third or fourth chapter, and once you do, you won’t be able to put it down.

    Rating: 5
  5. Since summer started, I have been eagerly reading every single book in The Selection series. The second book, The Elite by Kiera Cass is more like a continuation of the first book than sequel. I don’t want to spoil too much from the first book (even though these books came to it in 2012 and I’m really late to the party reading them), but it continues to follow the girls in The Selection as well as the rebel attacks. You can’t help but love every character in these books. They are all created with so much detail and unique traits that the book is very fun to read. I found this book just as engaging as the first one, if not more.

    Rating: 5
  6. The book Divergent is by Veronica Roth and its very interesting, 400 page is science fiction. In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into 5 factions. Factions are basically how people are categorized. Abnegation the selfless, Dauntless the brave, Erudite the intelligent, Candor the honest, and Amity the peaceful. When all teenagers reach the age of 16, they must choose to either stay in their faction of birth or transfer into another faction. Beatrice Prior must make the decision to stay with her family in a faction she feels she isn’t right for, or to transfer into another faction, and leave her family behind.

    Rating: 5
    1. I enjoyed reading the book Divergent by Veronica Roth. If you loved Divergent, you will also love the rest of the Divergent series which include: Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four. The entire Divergent series contain surprising events that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

  7. Big Game by Stuart Gibbs (Part of the Fun Jungle series)
    339 pages
    Genre – Mystery
    The books main character is Teddy. His parents work at Fun Jungle, a zoo that is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country. The owner of this zoo, J.J Mc Cracken has a daughter named Summer. Teddy and Summer learn that a rhino, named Rhonda is being targeted for her horns and try to discover and figure out who is the one who is trying to steal the horn. It can be anyone. This book is one of the great books in the Fun Jungle series and you should read the book and the series too!

    Rating: 5
  8. I read the book, ” I Survived the Joplin Tornado,” by Lauren Tarshis. Though this is a short book, for me personally, I think it is still a good book to read. Even though it is fantasy, it has real facts because it is realistic fiction. Throughout the story, I wanted to know what happened, so it kept me hooked. The author also did a good job in the way she wrote it because I feel as if I was Dexter, (the main character) and as if I was experiencing what he was experiencing.

  9. The third book of The Selection series, The One by Kiera Cass was just as good, if not better than the first two. These three books were more like one book split into three than sequels, but I still really enjoyed them. In this book, The suitors have been narrowed down even more, and the book ends with the prince making his choice. In the interest of not spoiling, I won’t reveal much more, but the third book is the end of the story for the characters from the first three books. I really enjoyed the first three books of this series!

    Rating: 5
  10. The fourth book of The Selection series, The Heir by Kiera Cass, follows the daughter of the King and Queen from the first three books. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get into the new characters in the same way I did with the characters in the first book, but I found that after a bit of a slow start, the book picked up the pace and I couldn’t put it down. The new characters and the new Selection are similar enough to the first one that I still liked them for the same reasons, but different enough that it wasn’t redundant or boring. This was an amazing fourth book to the series, and I would highly recommend it.

    Rating: 5
  11. Space Case by Stuart Gibbes
    368 Pages
    This book is the starter to the moon base alpha series. The main character Dashiel lives on the moon in a place called Moon Base Alpha. It seemed great when NASA recruited his parents there but after landing, Dashiell realized it wasn’t anywhere like what it seemed. According to Dashiell, everything there is boring. So of course after some time, the whole base realized that someone had been murdered. This was something interesting (not in a good way) for the base. After all, world travels fast in such a small base. Who did it? Read this book to find out.

    Rating: 5
  12. The book I read is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling. It has 341 pages, and is a fantasy story. The main plot is that Harry and his friends are trying to figure out everything that is happening with the chamber of secrets, and to put a stop to whomever is causing all the trouble in Hogwarts.

    Rating: 5
  13. Pages: 441
    Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
    Genre: Fantasy
    Kendra and Seth were having a normal school year when a mysterious boy joins Kendra’s class Kendra sees him as a goblin but everyone else sees him as a normal boy. After getting recruited by Errol Fisk and helping him get a gold frog which leads the goblin away but Kendra and Seth get a call from their grandparents telling them that Errol Fisk is bad and they would be safer in Fablehaven. Once their school ended Kendra and Seth head to Fablehaven where they find themselves meeting many people and fighting a magical lynx. Rise of the evening star is full of adventure suspense magical creatures and excitement.

    Rating: 5
  14. The last book of The Selection series, The Crown by Kiera Cass, was a very satisfying ending to the whole series. The selection is narrowed down to one person, and the ending is not what you would expect but exactly what you want. Most series get worse as they progress, but I found that I enjoyed every single book in this series equally. I probably should have read these books when I was younger, but I still enjoyed them a lot. They were an amazing summer read and I’m really thankful my aunt gave them to me. I would 100% recommend these books to anyone who likes fantasy books.

    Rating: 5
  15. Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill.On The Come Up, By Angie Thomas is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you. It is a 447 page book that will make you want to cry and cheer just like it did to me. On The Come Up is one of the best realistic fiction books you will ever read. I hope you get to read this wonderful book and enjoy it as much as I did.

    Rating: 5
  16. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradly is a 316 page realistic fiction novel. It is about a girl named Ada who has never gone outside because of her mother who is too embarrassed to let anyone see Ada’s twisted foot. When her brother, Jamie, goes to fight in a war, Ada sneaks out to join him. Later, while at the war site, she and her brother live with a woman named Susan who cares and starts to love both of them dearly. Ada learns a lot while looking out for German spies.

  17. Esperanza Rising
    Pam Munoz Ryan
    Pgs: 262
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    This book is about a wealthy girl named Esperanza that lives on El Rancho de Rosas. Her father was murdered and her family had to shut down the farm. Esperanza’s uncle, who is evil, asks to marry Esperanza’s mother. Esperanza, her mother, and her servants run to the United States as peasants looking for jobs. Her grandma stays behind in Mexico with her uncle. Esperanza is worried about her grandma and wonders what will happen to her. Esperanza’s life gets ten times harder than before because she goes from being a wealthy girl to a peasant.

    Rating: 5
  18. The title of my book is called Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein. The book contains 271 pages. Kyle Kelley and his teammates are participating in the first ever Library Olympics with teams from all over the country. The competitors have to solve a series of mind boggling tasks. When books start disappearing from the library though, Kyle and the competitors must save the books. This is a great book and I recommend it to anybody.
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    Rating: 5
  19. Title – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Author – J.K. Rowling
    Pages – 734
    Genre – Adventure, Fantasy
    Summary – The book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling is an amazing book with lots of different adventures! It was a very interesting book, and I truly recommend to all to read it whenever they get the chance. I also recommend watching the movie that goes along with the book after you have read the book because it is truly one of the best movies I ever watched!

  20. Title – Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
    Author – J.K. Rowling
    Pages – 336
    Genre – Adventure, Fantasy
    Summary – The book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling is an amazing book. It introduces us to the Harry Potter series that followed in the future and was a true adventure. I truly recommend to all to read this awesome book. I also recommend watching the movie after reading the book because it was amazing!

    Rating: 5
  21. Title: One For Sorrow
    Author: Mary Downing Hahn
    Pages: 293
    The book “One For Sorrow” is a horror story about a girl named Annie who had moved to a new town. A girl named Elsie had set her mind to become Annie’s friend and turned out to be not-so-innocent. Annie was determined to get away from her, but nothing would stop Elsie. Instead, things take a turn and cause something absolutely horrible to happen to Elsie, and it might haunt Annie forever…

    Rating: 5
  22. Title – Because of Mr. Terupt
    Author – Rob Buyea
    Pages – 268
    Genre – Historical Fiction
    Summary – The book Because of Mr. Terupt is truly an amazing story! All the students in Mr. Terupts class love him because to them he is special. I truly recommend reading this book. When I first picked up this book, I didn’t want to read it after I looked inside of it. But, a few months later, I picked it off the shelf and read it in less than a week because it was so good! The book was so good, it encouraged me to read the rest of the series. Again, I recommend reading this book and the 2 books that follow it.

    Rating: 5
  23. The Island of Dr.Libris by Chris Grabenstein is a really good book. It has many well-known stories and the characters make alliances and there are a lot of interesting things that happen on the island. The main character, Billy, even makes an unexpected ally to help him beat the enemy. I learnt a lot about many different stories because of this book. The book is 235 pages long and it is a fantasy book.

  24. Big Nate Game On!
    By: Lincoln Peirce
    Genre: contemporary
    This Book is amazing. I suggest that people that like to have a good laugh or love comics to try this book. The book follows Nate a funny yet annoying character. Nate even though he’s not the greatest at the sports that he plays, but he will make you laugh.

    Rating: 5
  25. Alex And Eliza
    Melissa De La Cruz
    Genre: romance
    Pages:358
    I love this book. It seems as if am in that year during that time. I personally choose this because I loved the musical. The Book is about Alex and Eliza how they met and there hardships. I suggest reading this book if you like love or history.

    Rating: 5
  26. Big Nate Greatest Hits
    Lincoln Peirce
    contemporary
    This book is great! It’s full of humor and will make you laugh till the very end. Follow the main character Nate as he tries to rock the drums and school at the same time. While some of his plans might be a bit insane, he will make you laugh in till the very end of the book.

  27. Spy Camp
    Stuart Gibbs
    320 pages
    realistic fiction.
    This book is the second one int the series and is about how young Ben Ripley is training to be a spy. Between seeing a prisoner in an Arcade, Ben takes risks in learning to become a spy in Spy Camp.

    Rating: 5
  28. Firestar’s Quest by Erin Hunter is 510 pages!!!!!!!!! It is fantasy, like all of the other books in the Warriors series. In this book, Firestar (the main character and the leader of Thunderclan) and his mate Sandstorm go on a quest to find and rebuild the lost Skyclan, after getting dreams from the previous leader of the clan. I won’t spoil anything, but Firestar loses a second life. =( YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

    Rating: 5
  29. The Stranger by Albert Camus is 123 pages. Apparently, it is philosophical fiction. The main character Meursault, a man living in Algeria, is put in an absurd situation to point out one of the flaws of society. Meursault is an incredibly apathetic and emotionally indifferent towards everything. Coupled with his brutal honesty, he doesn’t play by the rules society expects him to follow. When he shoots someone, he is put on trial. Rather than being judged on his guilt of murder, Meursault ends up being tried on his general personality; he is attacked for not crying at his mother’s funeral and his lack of devotion to God, instead of whether his murder was justified. As Camus stated, “the hero of my book is condemned because he does not play the game [not because he is actually guilty].” The book was short and refreshingly straightforward (at least until you attempt to analyze it), and I enjoyed it a lot.

    Rating: 5
  30. I read My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. It is 158 pages long. I am pretty sure it is realistic fiction. In the story Hank doesn’t know what sport to play because each time he tries he doesn’t have fun. Then, he finds the sport he loves- Ping-Pong. Everybody thinks that Ping-Pong isn’t a sport so Hank waits till the right moment before he tells everybody that he plays it. This is a great book to read.

    Rating: 5
  31. I read The Robot Ransom by Getrude Chandler Warner. It is a book in the Boxcar Children series and it is amazing. It is 107 pages long. It is a mystery. In the story, the Alden’s go to a robotics competition and their robot goes missing. They have to find the robot in time.

    Rating: 5
  32. I read The Amazing Mystery Show by Getrude Chandler Warner. It is part of the Boxcar Children Series and it is 111 pages long. The Aldens are on a game show in Philadelphia where they have to use clues to find gold coins hidden around the city. While they are hunting for clues, they find that somebody has been switching places on their map and taking some of their things to slow them. Can they overcome these obstacles and still win the game show?

    Rating: 5
  33. One book that is a favorite of mine is the sequel to The Kid Who Ran For President: The Kid Who Became President. This book is about a kid who won the presidential election and experiences a wild and crazy presidential year. And at the end he stops a dictator from taking over a small country that the USA depends on for oil.

    Rating: 5
  34. A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, 306 pages.
    This book was both a realistic contemporary fiction, and also a mystery thriller. The book is told from the point of view of a boy on this way down an elevator who is trying to decide if he should take revenge by killing the person he thinks killed his brother. This book is kind of sad but it also makes you think and I like books that are both sad and make you think.

    Rating: 5
  35. “Interstellar Pig” by William Sleator, 197 pages
    In this SciFi/Adventure novel, a teen named Barney is on vacation with his parents when he meets a mysterious group of people who lure him into a bizarre game they call Interstellar Pig. This book is often very funny, thrilling, and frightening, and it taught me a lot about how to speak like an alien.

    Rating: 4
  36. I you haven’t read the Harry Potter Series that is a must read. It is a story about a orphan boy who starts off with his biggest problem being his mean uncle and aunt. But then when he is invited into the wizard world he encounters all sorts of challenges, makes friends. And the end faces off with the most dangerous challenge yet, the dark wizard who killed Harry’s parents and now wants Harry dead.

    Rating: 5
    1. I assume this review is for the first book? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? Please put the title and author in your future reviews instead of the series name! Thank you!

  37. Title – Throne of Glass
    Author – Sarah J. Maas
    Pages – 434
    Genre – Fantasy fiction

    Throne of Glass is the first book in the Throne of Glass Series and masterfully written by my favorite author of all time. It is full of adventure, mystery, romance, action, and everything that makes a good read. You will follow the journey of the heroine, who is an assassin, through the whirlwind is her life. It is such a good series that I own all books seven books plus the novella in both hardcopy and paperback!

    Rating: 5
  38. The 5th wave by Rick Yancey 457 pages, is a suspenseful dystopian book set in a crazy society in which Aliens also known as Others have appeared in a giant ship looming ominously over the earth. For main character Cassie and the people of Earth, the ship may bring knowledge and opportunity, but soon the others start sending disastrous waves, no one will know what might happen next.

    Rating: 5
  39. Although Spy school goes south by Stuart Gibbs 384 pages is interesting and has action, with
    adventure, it is like all the other spy school books.

    Rating: 4
  40. Dorthy must die by: Danielle Paige 452 pages is a interesting book that stretches upon the plot of the original Wizard of Oz Story, while also including betrayal, revenge, and a lust for balance and power.

    Rating: 5
  41. Waste of Space
    Stuart Gibbs
    321 pages
    Genre – Mystery
    This book was a really good ending to the series “Moon Base Alpha”. It hooks you into the story and there is a shocking discovery at the end. From the 3 book series to the epilogue, this series is an interesting story from start to finish. Start this series from the beginning and read it till the end!

    Rating: 5
  42. The Selection – Kiera Cass
    Pages: 327
    Genre: Dystopian
    This book was a handful of serious, heartbreaking, comical, and intense events, all put together so well… even though this is just the first book of the series. Though the plot may seem just a little bit surreal, once you have started to get the grasp of everything in the book, “The Selection” becomes a book that is too good (but intensely extreme) to be true. This book is about a girl named America Singer who was chosen to be a part of the Selection to compete for Maxon’s love and the crown to be the queen of Illea. However, America truly loves someone from her hometown… but was betrayed by him. An unexpected coincidence occurs during the Selection, and it causes America Singer to be very, very doubtful.

    Rating: 5
  43. Scythe by Neal Shusterman is an AMAZING BOOK! It’s the first book in the Arc of a Scythe series and it is amazing! The book is 443 pages long and the genre is dystopian.
    Short Summary: Rowan and Citra are teenagers living in the world where death, world hunger, homelessness, and etc. have been overcome. The only way for people to “die” is from Scythes. The Scythdom “gleans” people to reduce overpopulation. But with overpopulation becoming a problem Citra and Rowan train to become scythes. But after problems occur with the Scythedom and the world only one of them can become a scythe. And the other will be gleaned…. This amazing first book by Neal Shusterman leaves you awake all night because you can’t stop reading it.(Trust me it’s good!)

    Rating: 5
  44. Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan is a fascinating book with every thing a good book could have! It is fantasy and fantastic! It is filled with fun and wonderful stories not to mention Greek mythology and it has 503 pages! I could never stop reading these books at times, after all it is New York Times number one best-selling author! I would really recommend this book even for those who love Harry Potter or even hate Harry Potter.

    Rating: 4
    1. Um… Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan is a book series. It has Norse myths, not Greek myths. By the way, none of the Magnus Chase books have 503 pages. Maybe you mean 513 pages in the first book, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer. But yes, it is amazing, isn’t it?

  45. Lion down by Stuart Gibbs 332 pages
    is a mystery book where a 13 year old who lives at a zoo tries to, with the help of his friends and others solve mysteries that have been popping up around him. He is stumped by the death of a dog and goes through several obstacles to find out the cause. This mystery has several red herrings that will make you shocked by the time you find out the truth.

    Rating: 4
  46. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    449 pages
    Romance/Fantasy
    Heartless is a novel about how the Queen of Hearts came to be so ruthless through events in her youth. Catherine, the main character, is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess, and is expected to act per that fact. However, she has a strong passion for baking and hopes to one day open up a bakery with her best friend. After going to a royal ball and encountering Jest, the court jester, she falls in love but struggles to manage the painful events that come with it. This book is really interesting especialy if you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland and like seeing multiple shades of a classic childhood story.

    Rating: 5
  47. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
    Realistic Fiction
    328 pages
    Eleanor and Park is about two teenagers who become unlikely friends and learn to help each other through their problems. Eleanor is the new girl, who’s pretty lonely due to her obscure fashion and low self esteem, and has a troubled home life. Park is a reserved guy who doesn’t feel like he fits in with his popular and obnoxious friends. Slowly, the two open up about their problems and worries to each other. This book was overall really sweet while dealing with some larger themes, but I felt like the ending could have been a lot better.

    Rating: 4
  48. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
    Adventure
    471 pages
    Through an ad in the paper, many children enroll to take qualifying tests that only allow for the smartest and capable to succeed. Out of the children taking part, 4 are selected to become a team to carry out an important mission given to them by the society’s leader/founder Mr. Benedict. I reread this book just after school ended and the story was interesting as always, however I found that it took a while for it to actually go into the story and certain parts could be a bit dull.

    Rating: 4
  49. I just read the book, ” Tangled” by Carolyn Mackler. It has 308 pages. This book is about 4 people, Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen who had never known each other at first and then all of a sudden they find that they have a little connection with each other. They meet at this beach called, “Paradise” and a lot of drama happens. Owen and Dakota are brothers and Skye and Jean are frenemies. Somehow, they find each other and make memories and connections. This book has a little bit of romance but is mainly a realistic fiction book.

    Rating: 4
  50. Speak (the Graphic Novel) by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll
    Realistic fiction
    384 pages
    This graphic novel adaptation of Speak focuses on the main character, Melinda, who becomes depressed and lonely after being sexually assaulted by an upperclassmen who she still attends school with. Nobody listened to her during the incident, and the novel follows her journey on finding her voice.

    Rating: 5
    1. I think that the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson was good also. Anderson was really descriptive when describing Melinda’s inner struggles and her fight to find a voice. When reading the novel, I wondered what all the characters looked like. So the graphic novel version of Speak helped me to visualize that. In my opinion, the only improvement that could have been made in the novel was for Melinda’s truth and its effects to have occurred earlier in the novel rather than towards the end because I felt that the journey before the truth was dragged out too long.

  51. Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
    Mystery
    316 pages
    Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her artist husband due to all the evidence being against her. 15 years later, her daughter approaches detective Poirot to reinvestigate the case and figure out who out of the 5 others involved really killed her father.

    Rating: 5
  52. Always and Forever, Lara Jean
    Romance
    325 pages
    This is the last book in the series To all the boys I’ve loved before. The story focuses on Lara Jean and Peter in their senior year, and the heavy decisions and surprises that threaten to weaken their relationship.

    Rating: 4
  53. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan is fantastical and so is all his other amazing books! This book is good because it’s action-packed and it really taught me about geek mythology. If I were you, I wpuld be reading it now!

    Rating: 3
  54. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
    262 pages
    Realistic Fiction
    This book is about a once rich girl named Esperanza that lives once lived in a ranch. Sadly, her father was killed and her family had to live somewhere else because her husband’s brother burn down their house because he wanted Esperanza’s mom to marry him. Eventually move away and with their servants they have to go live somewhere else in a different camp that Esperanza is not used to. Leaving the grandmother behind was sad it was like leaving their father and the grandmother behind. Esperanza was once a wealthy girl who had lots of money and everything she wanted, but now she is a poor girl until she realizes how lucky she is then she realizes that she is actually not poor but a rich girl.

    Rating: 5
  55. The Elite – Kiera Cass
    323 Pages
    Genre: Dystopian
    This book is a follow up of “The Selection” by Kiera Cass. In “The Elite”, we anxiously read as more and more girls get eliminated from the competition. With the situation of the rebels getting worse and America Singer finding out about Maxon’s true relationships with the other girls, America starts to wonder if she wants to stay after all. She’s getting so close to the finish line, but a heap of disapproval from Maxon’s father stands before her.

    Rating: 5
  56. I loved the book Middle School The Worst Years Of My Life. It is about the troubles of a middle school boy named Rafe Katchadorian. The author is James Patterson. The genre is realistic fiction.

    Rating: 5
  57. the book i read is how to disappear by sharon huss roat. it has 377 pages and is about a girl named vicky. vicky’s best and only friend moved away a few months ago, and now she has no one. she becomes lonely. then one day she decides to start an instagram named vicurious were she dresses up into a costume and photoshops herself into places. the book is a realistic fiction. i would rate it a 4.5 out of 5.

  58. I have recently finished Legend, by Marie Lu. It is 305 pages long and its genre is dystopian. It is a great book, and I would recommend it to anyone who loved reading the Hunger Games series. It’s full of action, romance, and mysteries where the truth is not always beautiful. In the book, two kids June and Day, cross paths when June’s brother is killed and Day is the suspected murderer. After a turn of mind blowing events, the two of them must find out the dark secrets their country has hid from the world.

    Rating: 5
  59. The book The Siren, by Kiera Cass is a Fantasy Fiction book and is 327 pages long. It was a beautiful book carefully crafted by the author, who took lots of care to write this unique Young Adult book. This book is about a girl named Kahlen who was rescued by the Ocean from the drowning as a child. To repay this debt she has become a Siren and used her voice to lure countless people to their deaths to feed the Ocean. One day, she meets Akinli, a boy who is everything Kahlen ever dreamed of, and even though she can’t talk to him, they soon fall in love. Falling in love breaks the Ocean’s rules, but this time, Kahlen decides to follow her heart instead of her head.
    It was absolutely a book that I will always remember reading, the joy this book has given me is irreplaceable and will always be remembered.

  60. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman is an awesome second book to Scythe. After I read Scythe I got Thunderhead as quickly as I could. Yet again Neal Shusterman wrote an amazing book.
    Summary: Rowan has gone out of control destroying Scythes who are completely useless. The Scythedom wants to eliminate him. Citra, a junior scythe , seeks to end the Scythedoms corruption. With a new main character Greyson added in, the mix of problems leads to something that may lead to the end of the Scythedom itself. (I can’t wait for book 3 to come out!!!)

    Rating: 5
  61. Title: Quests for Glory
    Author: Soman Chainani
    Pages: 568
    Genre: Fantasy
    Quests for Glory is the fourth book in the series, The School for Good and Evil. All of the fourth years in The School for Good and Evil have dangerous quests to complete, and when they all mysteriously start failing them, it’s up to Sophie, Agatha, and their quest team to find out who’s behind it all. Meanwhile, Tedros is back at Camelot, trying to be a better king to his people. This book was so suspenseful and I couldn’t put it down!

    Rating: 5
  62. I read the book, “Saint Companions for Each Day” by A.J.M Mausolfe and J.K. Mausolfe. This book contains 365 saints with awesome facts and cool stories about how devoted they were to their religion, Christianity. This is a nonfiction book. Some saints in the book are, St. Boniface, Padre Pio, Edith, Stein, and many more.

    Rating: 4
  63. The book a Grimm Warning is part of the Land of Stories series and is written by Chris Colfer. There are 2 worlds. When Alex and Conner Bailey were born they connected the worlds together. Connor is in Germany with a few classmates to explore some landmarks and the extra special event: a reading of some “new fairy tale stories” written by the Grimm brothers. After the stories were read, Connor figured out that one of the stories was probably a warning to the Land of Stories about something. When Connor tries to tell Alex about what is happening, through a “magical mirror”, Alex isn’t responding I would rate this book 5 stars.

    Rating: 5
  64. The book Jacky Ha-Ha (My life is a joke) Was really funny and exciting! This is a fiction book, and the two authors James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein always make books that I’m interested in. The main character (Jacky) And her 6 sisters have to do summer jobs since her mom is busy applying for a job as a police and her dad is busy with work. Annd, lets just say that was not exactly Jacky’s plans for the summer. But as the works she meets new friends and she pretty much has a great summer until… She finds money stolen which gets her fired and her friend in a lot of trouble. Will she retrieve the money and turn everything back to normal? (Pages: 343)

  65. I loved the book The Odd 1s Out. It is about the childhood life of a man named James. The author is James James Rallison. The genre is auto biography.

  66. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
    Dystopian

    Allegiant by Veronica Roth is a page-turner, dystopian themed book. This book is unique because it is told by two people and switches perspectives almost every chapter. It teaches an important lesson about life, and is touching yet action-packed at the same time. I am very glad I chose to read this book, and I encourage you to read it too (after you read Divergent and Insurgent).

    Rating: 5
  67. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a suspenseful and thrilling book. It is he 4th book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and if you haven’t read the series, I recommend it to everyone.
    Summary:
    Harry is chosen to be in the TriWizard Tournament, although he is too young. He competes against 3 other wizards/witches in this dangerous event to be the TriWizard Tournament Champion.
    Harry Potter is a fantasy book that includes concepts of magic and mythology. (Mythological creatures). It is very exciting, and always keeps you hanging on to every word. I think that the books are amazing, and that everyone should read it when they have a chance.

    Rating: 5
  68. The One – Kiera Cass
    Pages:323
    Genre: Dystopian
    I am appalled by this book because of how many surprising and unexpected things happened. I was also very intrigued by all of the “exposing what was really going on” because it changed my thoughts on the characters. In this book, The last three girls fight in a queenly manner, but the rebels’ situation gets worse, and the choice for the queen becomes even harder, though it once stood clear.

    Rating: 5
  69. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway was 127 pages long. It is somewhat like an adventure novel. Set in Cuba, the book centers on Santiago, an old fisherman who hasn’t caught a fish in 84 days. On his 85th day, he hooks an enormous marlin, the largest he’s ever encountered, and the two days he spends trying to capture it make a thrilling and powerful story. I really enjoyed the writing style; the simple sentences were really effective in conveying emotion and making me feel.

    Rating: 5
  70. Girl In The Blue Coat by Monica Hesse is a fantastic, 301 page historical fiction novel. It is about a girl named Hanneke Bakker, who lives in Amsterdam. She loses her boyfriend in World War II, and Amsterdam is occupied by the Nazis. Now making a living selling black market goods, one of her clients asks Hanneke to find a missing Jewish girl, and this leads to a long and twisted tale about what happened after that.

    Rating: 5
  71. Mary Poppins:
    Pamela Lyndon Travers
    Pages: 299

    Originally, I chose this book as a light read. As the book progressed, I became more engrossed with the fabulous nanny. In the story, Mrs. Banks looks for a cheap nanny to look over her children, Micheal, Jane and her baby twins. She finds a no-nonsense nanny named Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins does not tolerate foolish behavior from any one of the children, which is especially challenging for Micheal, a michevious boy. Peculiar instances of magic and sorcery lead the children on an adventure, even if Mary Poppins denies these adventures ever happened at all. This book is great for anyone, especially people who watched the movie version. It’s incredible to get the chance to see the nanny who started it all.

    Rating: 5
  72. I loved the book “I Funny: The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest, I funny ever” By: James Patterson and Chits Grabenstein. This book is about a comedian named Jamie Grimm who is entered into the Funniest Kid Comic on the planet competition. But the producer (Joe Amodio) is putting lots of pressure on him by also entering a bully representing Russia that is ruining his reputation. Will he prove the world (AGAIN) That he has the power to win, or is a loser… This book is fiction and has a total of 312 pages.

    Rating: 5
  73. My hero academia volume 8, Yaoyorozu rising
    Kohei Horikoshi
    science fiction(I guess…)
    186
    In this book the students of U.A. are working on trying to pass their finals exams for the year. Watch as the students try to pass their exams with there crazy and even a bit insane plans. As the students try to pass, more villains show up hoping to destroy all of society. I would suggest this book to everyone who loves manga, superheros, or are just looking drama.

    Rating: 5
  74. The Chicken Squad
    Doreen Cronin
    92
    mystery
    The chicken squad is a about 4 chicks Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar. In this book the 4 chicks are trying to figure what there friend Tail is afraid of. When the groups asks tail the only clues they get is that it’s huge and that it’s very very scary. Will the chicken squad figure about what they friend is truly afraid? Read more to find out. (I didn’t really the book but i didn’t hate it so that why it’s 3 stars)

    Rating: 3
  75. The Titanic Series by Gordan Korman
    Each book has around 200 pages.
    It is about a bunch of kids who are really excited to go on the Titanic, the most successful ship ever, but when a disaster arrives, they are forced to work together.
    The genre is historical fiction.

    Rating: 5
  76. Keeper of the lost cities Book 7: Flashback
    By : Shannon Messenger
    Pages: 845
    Genre: Fantasy
    This book is about Sophie Foster-an elf- and her friends trying to destroy the Neverseen. But in the beginning, an event occurs that results Sophie and a close friend to be injured and stuck in the healing center. Meanwhile, a big betrayal spreads through the lost cities. Will Sophie and her friends be able to stop the Neverseen for once and for all, or is there a bigger plot, that is being kept in the shadows?
    This is a really good book part of a really good series. I recommend reading the first 6 books first though.

    Rating: 5
  77. I loved the book Middle School Get Me Out Of Here. It is about the troubles of a middle school boy named Rafe Katchadorian. The author is James Patterson. The genre is realistic fiction.

  78. Let the sky fall
    By:Shannon Messenger
    # of pages: 404 pages
    Genre: Fantasy

    Let the sky fall is a good book about a boy named Vane Weston. At age 5 he survived a Category 5 storm. Ever since, he has dreamed about a dark haired girl.
    Though Vane doesn’t know it, the dark haired girl is real. Her name is Audra, and she is a sylph.
    Together, they must face Raiden and the Stormers and stop them before it’s too late.
    This is a really good book and I recommend reading it.

    Rating: 5
  79. I loved the book Middle School Big Fat Liar. It is about the troubles because of her older brother of a middle school girl named Georgia Katchadorian. The author is James Patterson. The genre is realistic fiction.

  80. The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence is a supernatural fiction book written by three authors; Stan Lee, Stuart Moore and Andie Tong. It is a 463 page long book packed with adventure, a tint of romance and sneaky subplots. The book is about a kid named Steven Lee who goes to China on a school field trip. When visiting a museum, he stumbles upon mysterious ancient pools that for some reason are filled with powers that are connected to the Chinese Zodiac. After unwillingly and unknowingly receiving the powers of a Tiger, he finds himself joining a group determined to stop the Vanguard, a corrupt organization in the middle of a dangerous ritual to harness all of the powers of the Zodiac. The might of the Vanguard is unlike anything the Earth has ever seen, or so the Vanguard would like to think.

    Rating: 5
  81. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
    Pages: 225
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    I really enjoyed this book because it was full of action and hope. In this book, a young girl named Kim has no choice but to travel with her family and move to America. They go on a navy ship and they flee, and the obstacles pile over them. Kim wonders if she will ever get the grip of English and her family doesn’t have much, but they have enough to still have hope.

    Rating: 4
  82. The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle is an awesome, 307 page realistic fiction novel. It is about the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, going out and solving many perplexing and exciting cases with his right hand man, John H. Watson, from murders to frauds. Holmes, a mastermind, is always correcting the police when it comes to cases. He can deduce anything someone has been up to just by looking at them. He has a keen sense of observation. Whether it is finding kidnapped women, or convicting the correct person of murder, Sherlock Holmes is always on the job.

    Rating: 5
  83. Genre: Mystery and Realistic Fiction
    Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus is a 323 page book all about the mysteries of Echo Ridge. Twins, Ellery and Ezra, move to Echo Ridge in their senior year just a month before homecoming and five years after a homecoming queen’s death. They soon discover threats pointing towards Ellery and two other girls. Ellery, Ezra, and their friends hope to solve the chilling murders that have been cold cases for many years.

    Rating: 5
  84. Title: Save Me
    Author: Jenny Elliot
    # of Pages: 309
    Genre: Fantasy
    Cara is a normal girl in a normal town. Or so she was. One day Cara goes on a whale watching tour and meets a man named David. Cara’s world turns upside down as her best friend changes, and mysterious boy appears, and a former student at her high school has come back for revenge. Will Cara be able to solve this mess?
    Save me is a really good book and I recommend it for others.

    Rating: 5
  85. Big Nate: Payback Time
    By Lincoln Pierce
    The book has about 200 pages
    This book is about Nate planning to get revenge on the school bully, Randy Betancourt
    The genre is realistic fiction.

    Rating: 4
  86. Final Four by Paul Volponi is excellent. It is filled with action and it is about the semifinals of March Madness. It is about all the challenges the players had to overcome and how hard they have worked and how hard they are working to try to win the game. It is 244 pages long and it is realistic fiction.

    Rating: 5
  87. I read the book Prodigy by John Feinstein. It is 371 pages long and it is realistic fiction. It is about a boy who is great at golf and his journey to the masters. There are lots of challenges he has to overcome to make it to the masters. This book is really good and I loved it.

    Rating: 5
  88. Believe by Eric LeGrand is an amazing book. It is 191 pages long and it is non-fiction. It is about Eric LeGrand and it starts when he is a young boy and it talks about his life and all the highs and lows he had. It also talks a lot about his injury and how it affected him. This a great book to read

    Rating: 5
  89. Dystopian
    Attack on Titan Volume 24 by Hajime Isayama is a manga part of the Attack on Titan franchise. In this book, the point of view is switched to the people of Marley nation instead of Eren Yeager, the protagonist. It traces back to the beginning of the whole series, where the main characters face a titan. That titan ended up being part of the Marley army, which opposes the main characters. However, there are spies among the Marleyans.

    Rating: 5
  90. Orange, by Ichigo Tanako, is a sci-fi manga series. It is about a group of friends, who receive letters from their future selves. Their new friend, will die soon! Will they be able to save him, following the information on the letters? It is a very good book, and if you haven’t read it, READ IT NOW!

  91. Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut (303 pages), is not solely about one character, but the stories of many different characters and how they impact each other’s lives while the main character, Dwayne Hoover, descends to madness due to the writings of Kilgore Trout. The novel really has no real sense of direction, but that is Vonnegut’s style of writing. He uses a lot of humor only to reveal heavy facts and parts of his life are reflected through how he creates his characters. It’s a very engaging and thought provoking read.
    Genre: satire, metafiction

    Rating: 5
  92. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling is absolutely brilliant
    This is my 4th time rereading the series and I definitely am going to read it more than 4 times.
    It has a total number of pages : 734
    Harry potter is chosen to participate in the tri wizard tournament even thouh he happens to be too young too join, but fate surpasses all at hogwarts, and harry is forced to join.
    Can he survive this hasty experience?

  93. Yotsuba and !, by Kiyohiko Azuma is a very funny realistic fiction book! It is about a little girl named Yotsuba, who was adopted by a kind man. She has many adventures with her neighbors, Jumbo, and her dad. You should all read it!

    Rating: 5
  94. Attack on Titan Volume 30 by Hajime Isayama
    Dystopian
    In this manga book, the point of view is switched from Eren Yeager to the Marleyan point of view. When the leader of the Tybur family gives a speech, Eren Yeager and the Survey Corps attack the nation of Marley to get revenge on Reiner Braun. He engages in a death battle with the War Hammer Titan, but is confronted with someone who betrayed his family.

    Rating: 5
  95. Title – Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Author – J.K. Rowling
    Summary – Harry Potter yet again faces challenges against Voldemort
    Genre – Fantasy

    Rating: 5
  96. Title – Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Author – J.K. Rowling
    Summary – Harry Potter yet again faces challenges against Voldemort
    Genre – Fantasy
    Pages – 870

  97. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan is part of the Magnus Chase Trilogy. It is 512 pages long and it is a fantasy book. It is filled with action and has many twists. In the story Magnus must stop Ragnarok by defeating an evil demon and keeping a wolf in prison.

    Rating: 5
  98. Title – The Heroes Of Olympus The Lost Hero
    Author – Rick Riordian
    Pages – 557
    Three new demigods venture on a quest that will ultimatly lead to saving the world
    Genre – Mythology

    Rating: 5
  99. Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder was amazing. This book was 181 pages. This book is about a girl named Marin who was abandoned by her mother. Marin jumps from foster home to foster home hoping she will reunite with her birth Mother.
    The genre of this book is realistic fiction. If you like the “I survived” series then make sure to check out this book.

    Rating: 5
  100. Playing For The Commandant by Suzy Zail
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Pages: 256
    This book was very sad to read, but the intensity of the book was what kept me reading. It really helped me gain an understanding of the Holocaust, and how it was nothing but downright cruel, biased, and hurtful. In this book, Hanna and her family once lived a great life with not much to worry about. Now, they are forced into a boxcar and no longer titled as who they are, but a number. Hanna gets a job to play the piano for the Commandant, but her mother and sister are struggling, and the Dad? They don’t even know where he is. Everyday, their lives get torn even more, and by the end of the book, you’ll be left with a cliff hanger, leaving you in the air of sadness… but also relief.

    Rating: 5
  101. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo is a 364 pages long fictional book. This book is about two girls, Princess Diana and Alia Keralis. Princess Diana wants to prove herself to her warrior sister and Alia Keralis just wants a chance to escape her overprotective brother. These two girls will have to face an army of enemies and if they have any hope of saving their wolds, they will have to stand side by side against the coming war.

    Rating: 5
  102. Switched
    By: Jen Calonita
    # of pages: 304 pages
    Genre: Fantasy
    Gilly and her friends are in the middle of a big problem. Gilly’s sister, Anna, has gone off to join Rumpelstiltskin’s crew. A new student appears, and Gily really just has to decide if it’s for the better or worse. When an opportunity arrives, will Gilly and her friends save Enchantasia, or just cause a bigger mess they need to clean up?

    Rating: 5
  103. Attack on Titan Volume 26 by Hajime Isayama is a dystopian themed manga. The battle with the Marleyans continues, and Eren ends up winning. However, there is a trade off. Just how many lives have to be sacrificed for Eren Yeager’s victory?

    Rating: 5
  104. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman was a very intriguing book. This book had 307 interesting pages. This book is about a boy who’s family had been murdered when he was a baby. When the murderer went to kill the baby, it was and some how found himself in a graveyard. A lonely ghost couple found him and took him in. He lived there until it was safe to go into the outside world. This book’s genre is realistic fiction. I recommend it, if you like books about ghosts and ghouls.

    Rating: 5
  105. Amulet, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi is one of my favorite graphic novels. This book is full of 192 awesome pages. When Emily’s dad dies in a car crash her family moves away to her great-grandfather’s house. When they are cleaning the house, Emily finds an amulet. Then she becomes one of the stonekeepers and is destined to save the land of Alledia from the evil elves. Before Emily finds the amulet the story is realistic but everything after that is mostly fiction. If you read this book and like it, then make sure to check out the rest of the series, because the story develops fast. 🙂

    Rating: 5
  106. The Lost Stories by John Flanagan, which is fantasy fiction and 424 pages long. This book includes short stories that are the responses from the author that were asked about the previous books. They are about Will, Halt, Crowley and many others. Each story is just as action packed as the others, which is why I loved it.

    Rating: 5
  107. Book- Charlotte’s Web
    Pages-184
    Book genre-Realistic
    This book is so good.
    Wilbur was lovingly raised by a girl named Fern. But now he’s a barn pig. He’s bored and lonely– until he meets Charlotte, the beautiful grey spider who also lives in the barn. Charlotte thinks of a wonderful way to save Wilbur from a pig’s unhappy fate. Her clever plan will delight you, in this amazing story

    Rating: 5
  108. Alice In Wonderland
    by: Disney and Tokyopop
    genre: Fantasy

    n this graphic novel, a girl named Alice fall into a hole, and is trying to help the white queen by slaying the Jabberwocky. Along the way she meets many strange creatures, and has to deal with many challenges. But this book isn’t very clear about what is going on until the middle of the book.

    Rating: 4
  109. Be Prepared
    by: Vera Brosgol
    genre: realistic fiction/realistic contemporary

    In this graphic novel, a girl named Vera feels that she doesn’t fit in because her family is extremely Russian. She thinks the only way she can fit in is if she goes to a Russian camp. At the Russian camp she struggles with many issues. This book is amazing. The end is also really good.

    Rating: 5
  110. Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass
    Pages – 416
    Genre- Fantasy
    This book is basically an add on or “behind the scenes” of the series “The Selection”. It talks about things that happened before, after or during the book that wasn’t mentioned in the actual series. It also gives the point of view from other characters in the story.

  111. Ski Spy School
    Stuart Gibbs
    350 pages
    Mystery
    This book is a great addition to the series “Spy School”. The main character Ben Ripley is a spy in training. His family and even his best friend all think he goes to some special elite science school while in reality, he is training to be a spy. In this book, he and some of his classmates go on a mission to uncover the truth behind a rich man. They suspect he may be evil and how he may have not earnfully gotten his money. Did he or did he not earn his money? What will happen to Ben and his friends? Read this book to find out!

    Rating: 5
  112. Title: Wished
    Author: Jen Calonita
    # of pages:240
    Fairy tale Reform school has never been more stressed. All anyone does is prepare for battle. Even Royal Ladies-in -Waiting has lost it’s purpose. Gilly’s friend, Maxine doesn’t believe everyone should panic. So when she gets a hold of a magic lamp, she wishes everyone in the school to be happy.
    Will Gilly be able t convince her friend to call off the wish before it’s too late?

    Rating: 5
  113. Title: Keeper of the lost cities: lodestar
    Author: Shannon Messenger
    # of pages: 688
    Genre: Fantasy
    Sophie and her friends are back in the lost cities. But everything is a mess. Sophie doesn’t know who to trust. Anyone could be bad. After a friend chooses the wrong path, Sophie works hard to save him. Will she be able to talk sense? Or is it too late?

    Rating: 5
  114. The Hidden Witch
    by: Molly Knox
    genre: Fantasy

    This graphic novel is pretty good. It is about a girl meeting a new girl who has just recently moved to Charlie’s school. Aster has just met his grandmother who will teach him more magic for a little price. But every now and then a shadow comes and helps or haunts Charlie.

    Rating: 5
  115. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    Watch along as a young orphan Sophie, learns to adapt to her new foster family and discover new, amazing, and quite creepy things around her.
    The book’s genre is realistic fiction.
    It has 578 Pages

    Rating: 5
  116. The book I Survived by Lauren Tarshis is action packed, thrilling, and much more. It teaches you about all the dangerous tornadoes like the (Tri-state tornado) and the (Joplin Tornado) that have hit and what impacts they had on the states and the towns. For people who like reading true stories and thrilling natural disasters it’s a great book.

    Rating: 5
  117. The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin is great. It is 353 pages. It is about Benedict Arnold and it shows why he betrayed his country. It is filled with action and has a lot of information about the American Revolution. It is a biography.

    Rating: 5
  118. I really liked Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game by Chris Grabenstein. It is 290 pages long and it is fantasy. It is humorous and it is filled with action. It is about another one of Mr. Lemoncello’s amazing game. If you liked the other Lemoncello books, I recommend this book to you.

    Rating: 5
  119. The Kane chronicles, The Red Pyramid is an excellent book filled with tons of adventure,humor, and love. While reading this book I learned a ton about Egyptian mythology. After reading this book, I got really excited to read the next one!

    Rating: 5
  120. Title: Isle of the Lost
    Author: Melissa de la Cruz
    Genre: Fantasy
    Summary: On the Isle of the lost, it’s every man for themselves. More like every villain. The isle of the lost contains all the fairy tale evils and their children. Learning from their parents, most children are a nightmare. But when Mal, daughter of Maleficent, has to team up with Carlos(Cruella’s son), Jay (son of Jafar), and Evil(Evil queen’s daughter who Mal hates.) to find Maleficent’s scepter, a special bond bring them together. WIll they become friends, or will they listen to their parents and plan each other’s doom?

    Rating: 5
  121. Tokyo Ghoul Volume 2 by Sui Ishida is a horror-themed manga part of the Tokyo Ghoul franchise. In the manga, Kaneki meets people at Anteiku who are willing to help him eat like a human after he was turned into a ghoul. However, one of his close friends got killed by a ghoul hunter, leaving him in sadness. Touka wants to fight the doves who stalk the ghouls, but Kaneki isn’t so sure of the idea yet still cares for Touka.

    Rating: 5
  122. The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    316 pages
    Ada is a 10 year old girl and her mother won’t let her out of the apartment because of her twisted foot. When World War II started, her little brother Jamie was shipped to London and she snuck out to join him. When they get there, a women named Susan Smith takes them in. While Ada is there, she learns to do many things.
    Genre: historical fiction

    Rating: 5
  123. The book Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass is a book that contains four extra novellas that accompany The Selection series. I really enjoyed this book. The first mini novel follows the queen from the first three book through her selection experience. The second mini novel is a portion of the first book in the series told from the prince’s perspective. The third mini novel follows Aspen through the end of the third book in the series. The fourth mini novel follows Marlee through a portion of her time in The Selection. I really enjoyed these extras, and I enjoyed how the author made the world created in this book series feel real.

    Rating: 5
  124. I read the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets which contains 251 pages. It is a really good book. This book is fantasy. Harry Potter is a wizard who is in his second year at Hogwarts. He loves spending his days at the school away from his mean relatives. However, when someone or something begins attacking his classmates, everybody blames it on him! Now he must prove to everybody that he isn’t the culprit.

    Rating: 5
  125. The book Turtles All the Way Down by John Green was a great book. The main character, a girl named Aza, who has an anxiety disorder, works with her best friend to solve a mystery about a missing billionaire who happens to be the father of her old friend from camp. This book was great, although it was difficult to get into it because the beginning was a bit slow. I really enjoyed all of the different characters and how the story unfolded. This was a great realistic fiction book for anyone who enjoys both mysteries and other books by John Green.

    Rating: 4
  126. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell is a great book! This book is 282 pages long. This book is about how Nikki deals with all the annoying stuff in her life, Mackenzie, the mean girl, her mom won’t get her a phone, being a dork, and more. This book is realistic fiction, because this could happen to a middle-schooler.

    Rating: 5
  127. The Odd Squad, Bully Bait by Michael Fry is a good book. This book has 214 pages. This book is about Molly (super tall ),Karl (CLUELESS!!), and Nick ( the shortest kid in the school) who have to deal with being the weirdest kids in school. On top of that they are also forced to join the lamest club ever. The genre of this book is realistic fiction.

    Rating: 4
  128. The Key Hunters, The Haunted Howl by Eric Luper is a good book. This book is made up of 110 pages. This book is about when one of the main characters get bitten by a werewolf and have to find a cure. This book is filled with thrill and chills! The genre is fiction.

    Rating: 3
  129. The book Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus was amazing. I had read the author’s other book, One of Us is Lying, and I thought that nothing could top it, but I found this book was just as satisfying of a mystery as that book. I didn’t quite get into this book until halfway through, but once I got into it, I couldn’t stop reading it. The book takes place in the town of Echo Falls, home of an attraction formerly known as Murdertown. It had been renamed after a homecoming queen had been strangled in side of it five years earlier, her murderer’s identity still being a mystery. The town was also home to a missing persons case from even further back that hadn’t been solved either. The book is told in alternating perspective by Malcom and Ellery. This mystery novel was amazing, and I highly recommend it to everyone. Everyone.

    Rating: 5
  130. The Enemy Above by Michael P. Spradlin is a great book. This book is full of 227 exciting pages. This book is about a boy who has to escape the NAZIS because he is Jewish. The genre of this book is historical fiction.

    Rating: 5
  131. Pashmina
    by:Nidhi Chanani
    genre: Fantasy
    pages:159

    This book is about a girl named Priyanka who finds a special scarf. She then actually travels to India, and discovers many new things. This book is a great book!

    Rating: 5
  132. The Dumbest Idea Ever!
    by: Jimmy Gownley
    genre: Autobiography
    Pages: 236

    This book is about a boy named Jimmy, who had the best grades in his entire class, and always gave his team the most points in basketball. Suddenly he got chicken pox which lead to pneumonia. His grades sank lower and he missed the championships. Can he fix everything? I think this book is awesome, but the end of the book was a great surprise. The last page really teaches everyone a lesson.

    Rating: 5
  133. The Program by Suzanne Young. 405 pages. Science Fiction. At first, I didn’t really think I would like this book but I choose it anyway because of how long it is. I later realized that I made the right decision. This book is one of those books where you pick it up and you just don’t want to put it down. This book has a lot of suspense. You never know what’s going to happen next. The book is about a crisis in which the government establishes a program to help fix it. Everyone sugar coats this thinking that it will help cure the people but instead makes them live in fear.
    This book isn’t just a science fiction book, it combines a whole lot into it. For someone who doesn’t read a whole lot of Science Fiction. I would recommend this book 100%. If you haven’t read it yet I suggest you go pick up this book from your local library right now. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I have.

    Rating: 5
  134. The Selection by Kiera Cass was a really good book. It had 328 pages but it never got boring. It was a dystopian, young adult novel but it wasn’t a book that makes you feel depressed. It was more about a girl who was thrust from a life of poverty into the complete opposite, a life in the royal castle. In addition to that, there was a sort of love triangle situation which made the story more interesting. There are more books in the series so I plan on reading them all.

    Rating: 5
  135. Rollergirl by Victoria Jameson is a great book. This book has 240 pages. This book is about a girl, called Astrid, and her best friend. When they saw a roller derby match Astrid got inspired but her best friend, not so much. Joining roller derby camp made the two of them drift apart. This book is realistic fiction.

    Rating: 5
  136. Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms)
    Brandon Mull
    Pages: 416
    Fantasy
    On Halloween Cole, Dalton, Jenna, and other friends in the neighborhood decide to visit a haunted house and when they get in they get trapped but Cole hid under a blanket and escaped, he watches as some people take his friends down a hole. Cole decides to follow them and he ends up in another dimension when a girl spots him and tells the boss that he is there Cole gets marked as a slave and traded off into a sky raider. He then makes friends with Mira, Jace and Twitch. They escape from the sky raider place and go on a dangerous and magical mission to take down the High King and reveal his secrets.

    Rating: 5
  137. Real Friends by Shannon Hale is a great book. This book is about a girl who is attached to her best friend until she realizes she can’t have her friend all to herself. Her only friend becomes part of the group of people that make fun of her. So now she has to stand up and get her friend back. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. If you like graphic novels, like me, don’t miss this! 🙂

    Rating: 5
  138. Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms)
    Brandon Mull
    Pages:403
    Fantasy
    Cole is following Mira and helping her find her sister and her shaping power. There was a knight that everyone called The Rogue Knight, and no one could ever beat him in a fight. They continue to fight for their and everyone in the Five Kingdoms lives. They continue on to find Mira’s sisters and destroy the High King.

    Rating: 5
  139. The Dealer by Robert Muchamore is a thriller/mystery book. It is about a kid called James, who is a spy along with many other kids in Great Britain. He has to bust a drug dealer for his mission, which is dangerous. He goes undercover and narrowly avoids death. He busts the dealer, and returns back the base and thinks of the base more like home.

    Rating: 5
  140. I read, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown” by Jeff Kinney. It has 217 pages. This book is about how it is so hard in the winter for this wimpy kid and the dilemmas he has faced, such as snowballs. This is a realistic fiction book with a little bit of imagination in it.

    Rating: 3
  141. I read the book, “Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova. It has 210 pages. This book is about a little girl who just entered middle school and has her problems to find who her friends really are and how to have a good picture of yourself without being fake. This is definitely a realistic fiction book.

    Rating: 4
  142. The Alchemist
    by: Paulo Coelho
    genre: fantasy
    pages: 234

    This book is about a shepherd who is trying to find some treasure! He gets tricked by many people, and meets many kind people along the way.

    Rating: 5
  143. Bill Nye
    Undeniable
    Pages: 324

    As a fan of his TV series and someone who wants to learn more about the process of evolution, I was quick to reach out for Bill Nye’s latest book “Undeniable.” When I read his book, it almost felt like he leaped out from the pages and explained a complicated topic with everyday words. In one part, Nye explains our tendency to identify patterns in our lives with the phrase “tastes like chicken.” As an incredible science communicator, there is little wonder why he is revered by millions today.

    Rating: 5
  144. School for Good and Evil: Crystal In Time
    Soman Chainani
    Fantasy
    Pages: 624

    In the new installment of this New York Times bestselling series, Chainani does not disappoint his readers who are hungry for more thrilling adventures. The author shifts between different characters and their perspectives to let the reader more deeply analyze his well-written protagonists. In the book, Sophie, after being kidnapped by two twins who claim to be King Arthur’s eldest heirs, struggle to free her friends as well as figure out the truth behind the crown. Agatha, who has fled in fear, does the same, only to realize that the antagonist has muddled up Truth with his own propaganda which calls him “The Lion,” or savior of the people. As a direct result, every kingdom has sided with a liar… unless these heirs aren’t liars at all. In this sensational story, the reader is kept guessing until the very end.

  145. An Ordinary Man
    Autobiography
    Paul Ruseabagina
    Pages: 204
    Autobiography

    After finishing this book, I realized how important and calculated words can be. They can bring us together or break us apart. The story starts off with Mr. Ruseabagina’s childhood as well as his life pre-genocide. Even two decades and an ocean away, I could understand how he felt about traditions like the creation of banana beer and his old school friend, Gerald. As the book progresses, a darker image sweeps in. He beautifully illustrates how the tragedy of the Rwandan Genocide was allowed to take place. Not only did media whisper hateful messages, but some people failed to act. Some may believe parts of his book were dramatized or changed (No credible source can verify his writings), but as a Rwandan who was there when the killings took place, it’s interesting to hear his view on the situation.

    Rating: 5
  146. Operation Redwood
    by: S. Terrell French
    genre: Realistic Fiction
    pages: 353

    In this book, a boy named Julian lives with his uncle, who he doesn’t like at all. One day he finds out his uncle’s company is logging many redwood trees. Julian wants to save these redwood trees with the help of his friends Robin and Danny. Will he save the trees? This book is AMAZING!!!! There is so much ups and downs in this book. PLEASE read this book!!

    Rating: 5
  147. Apollo 8 by Jeffery Kluger is amazing. It tells about Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders’ trip around the moon. Apollo 8 is non fiction, and it happened in 1968. It is such a good book, that by the time that I was over with it, I could not wait to read all of the other Apollo books!

    Rating: 5
  148. I read The Hammor of Thor by Rick Riordan and I really liked it. It is the second book in the Magnus Chase trilogy and it is as action-packed as the first book. It is fantasy and it is 491 pages long. It is about Magnus Chase and his friends looking for Thor’s hammer. They have to find it or doomsday will come sooner.

  149. The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch
    Joseph Delaney
    Pages: 335
    Fantasy

    The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch had potential. A mysterious man named “The Spook” (Gregory) recruits “a seventh son’s seventh son.” (whom are rumored to have special instincts.) This leads us to the protagonist of the book, Tom. He accidentally crosses path with Alice, a girl who is rumored to live with infamous witches. Is Alice to be trusted?

    Although the plot is well-planned and the writing was great, I firmly believe that a memorable book must also have memorable characters. Anyone can fend a wizard or challenge gods, but not everyone can live and think like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, which is one of the few reasons they are so likable in literature. If the author had thought about the characters’ specific personalities rather than their catchphrases, the book would have been more enjoyable for me.

    Rating: 3
  150. Title: Float
    Author: Laura Martin
    Genre: Fiction
    Pages: 342
    In the book, a boy named Emerson can float! Though… not really well. Which is why over the summer he is sent to a special facility during the summer with a bunch of other kids who also have different risks! Though with his level 5 floating and being around other kids that are dangerous to him, will he make it? This book is really exciting and has lots of detail in it!! And I recommend you read it too!

    Rating: 5
  151. The Novice
    Taran Matharu
    Fletcher is a man who works as a blacksmiths apprentice. He is able to summon demons and after being chased away from his village for a crime he didn’t do, enters an academy. He meets many new friends and is training to become more powerful. He has a demon called Ignatius. They are working together to help fight a war.
    Fantasy
    (If you read this book too, please click the reply button below my comment. I want to hear your thought of this book too. I love this book so much. )

    Rating: 5
    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I have also read this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a big fan of fantasy novels, and this is definitely one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read!

  152. The book Apartment 1986 by Lisa Papademetriou was awesome!! This book is about a girl who has to face being poor, skipping school, and lots of problems in life, though this book is really fun, cool, and can teach you lots of life lessons! This is a fiction book with a total of 254 pages and i really recommend this book. Overall, This is a really exciting book with lots of plot twists, and you should try it too!

  153. Book Name: Darius the Great Is Not Okay
    Author: Adib Khorram
    Darius the Great is Not Okay is an amazing book, with a lot of great changes in the book. Darius the Great is Not Okay talks a lot about the Iranian Culture, and what its like. It also talks a lot about his depression and what he has to go through everyday. This book shows how it is to be picked on at school everyday, even with a zero bullying tolerance policy at the school. Life is hard for Darius, especially with all the things he goes through everyday. As the book goes on, everything is changing very fast. This book is amazing and one of my favoirte books I read this summer. If you haven’t read it yet you should read it.

    Rating: 5
  154. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger (302 pages; short story collection)
    A collection of (to me, at least) confusing short stories that I didn’t really get the point of until I read analyses online. Definitely reminded me of The Catcher in the Rye, in that you don’t really get why anything’s significant until it’s explained to you. The stories were pretty…weird. For example, one of them had a character explaining what “bananafish” are, and it was a little odd. And a lot of them had ambiguous endings that were really interesting to think about but also annoyed me because I wanted to know what really happened.

    Rating: 3
  155. The Testing
    Joelle Charbonneau
    pages:355
    Malencia is a young 16 year old, she lives in the Five Lake Colony and is smart. every year there is a chance that a few students will be chosen to do the testing, Cia gets chosen for the testing with a few friends and Cia figures out that there is more to the testing than just pencils and paper. She learns more than she might want to know about 2 friends that aren’t who they really are.

    Rating: 5
  156. Spy School British Invasion is yet another great book by Stuart Gibbs. The main character Ben goes on another mission this time to stop SPYDER (an evil organization) once and for all. Ben is a spy and he goes to a school for CIA spies in training. Will he stop SPYDER or will they fail? Read this book to find out.

    Rating: 5
  157. Title: A single shard
    Author’s Name: Linda Sue Park
    Book’s Genre: Historical Fiction (I had to google the genre because I couldn’t figure it out myself 🙁 )
    Short Plot Summary: Tree-ear is the main character of the book. When Tree-ear was young, his parents couldn’t take care of him so he was brought to a temple of monks and they took him in. A kind man named Crane-man took him in. They were both homeless, but lived happily under a bridge. Tree-ear wanted to become a potter. Tree-ear was looking at Min’s pottery, who was a professional potter, and broke something of his by accident. He ends up having to work for him for a while to pay it back. When Tree-ear finishes his services he asks to work for him for free and after a bit of convincing Min says yes. Min gains Tree-ear’s trust and they become closer. Min’s wife provides Tree-ear dinner everyday he works, and then something magical happens. This book is amazing and you should read it.

    Rating: 4
  158. The wicked will rise by Danielle Paige. This book is the next book of Dorthy must Die. It is following the attempted murder of Dorthy with the forces of the Order scrambled throughout Oz and Amy being lost. How will she get to Dorthy and complete her mission?

    Rating: 5
  159. Yellow Brick War, by Danielle Paige. Amy is back in Oz. The wicked is with her. The only way back is Dorthy’s original shoes. She has to go back to her abusive mom, her ostracizing school, and her normal life to get Dorthy’s shoes and get back to Oz to stop Dorthy. Have things changed with Amy’s disappearance in Kansas? And how will the wicked get back to Oz.

    Rating: 5
  160. The end of Oz, by Danielle Paige. This book is about Dorthy supposedly being dead, Queen Ozma being back, but the nome king planning to take control of Oz. Is Dorthy really out of the picture? How will Amy beat the Nome king, and will she go back home?

    Rating: 5
  161. I read Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu. It is 325 pages long and its genre is adventure. It is action-packed and it has many plot twists. This story takes place when Bruce Wayne is only 18 and it is the first time he helps the police. This a great book to read.

    Rating: 5
  162. I read Behemoth by Scott Westerfield. It is 480 pages and it is fantasy. It is the second book in the Leviathan series and it is when Alek and Deryn/Dylan really start to become close friends. One person even figures out that Dylan is really a girl.

    Rating: 5
  163. I read Goliath by Scott Westerfield. It is 554 pages long and it is fantasy. It is the third and final book of the Leviathan trilogy. In this story, Alek and Deryn grow apart after Alek figures out who Deryn is but in the end they have to join forces because of the war.

    Rating: 5
  164. I read Shatter City by Scott Westerfield. It is adventure and it is 401 pages long. It is about a person, named Frey, who has been forced for all her life to be like her sister and to make sure she is safe. Frey is almost always pretending to be her sister and she rarely gets to be herself. The mission all of the rebels are trying to accomplish is to overthrow Frey’s father because he is very harsh and unfair. This is a great book to read.

  165. The Wicked Will Rise, by Danielle Paige
    293 pages
    Fantasy
    This book is the sequel to Dorothy Must Die. Amy Gumm is part of a group called The Order, where all the wicked witches that are still alive are trying to kill Dorothy because she’s turned very evil. Even though Amy is part of the group, she doesn’t quite trust the group, given their evil reputation. Except for Nox, who she’s trying to find. The whole group is missing. Now, all she has to do is find the others in the group, restore the real queen for Oz, and take down Dorothy.

    Rating: 5
  166. The Beast by Ally Condie and Brendan Reichs is a great book. This 324 page book is a great sequel to The Darkdeep. The gang of friends has just stopped a figment invasion months ago. But when a new breed of figments arrive that the friends can’t stop, they must discover the origins of the darkdeep, along with that Thing in a Jar. To make matters worse a bad YouTube channel thinks that there’s is a Beast in the town of Timbers. With all these problems stacked on their heads, how will the friends ever be able to stop this mess?

    Rating: 5
  167. The Battlemage is the 3rd book of the trilogy, Summoner. These books are very action packed and very fun to read. The book talks about a bunch of different demons like salamanders, dragons, drakes, mites, golems, hydras, and more. Fletcher is fighting a war with the other summoners, and working together to save everyone. This is a very good series, and you should read it if you haven’t done so yet.

    Rating: 5
  168. (oops forgot to add)
    Title: The Battlemage
    Author’s Name: Taran Matharu
    Number of Pages: 457
    Book’s Genre: Fantasy Fiction and Science Fiction

    (Hey admin if you see this, this book is 400+ pages!!! I’ll send you an email, or a message.)

  169. King of Scars:
    Leigh Bardugo
    Fantasy
    513 pages

    This book had great potential. The plot follows two main characters: Nikolai and Nina. King Nikolai is fit to rule, except for one thing; He has a tendency to turn into a monster at the worst times. Nina is a Grisha, or a witch, who is shunned and is burdened by the lost of her lover, Matthias. With the help of other characters, they will restore peace. The plot is great, as well as the writing style that accompanied it.

    However, I felt that the characters involved made the book feel bland. Each character seems to share similar values, knowledge and personalities. There are no memorable characters that leaped out of the pages like Leo in “Heroes of Olympus” nor Ron in “Harry Potter.” It was a struggle to keep interest when the characters were so dull. However, I did eventually read the ending only because I was curious to see how it would end.

    Rating: 3
  170. Physics Explained: The Britannica Guide to Particle Physics
    Edited by Erk Gregerson
    Nonfiction
    Pages 203

    As explained by the title, the book is about particle physics. Although I got most of the broader concepts, I struggled to get an in-depth view of the content being covered. Additionally, there were a lot of terms I wasn’t familiar with, and I had to additional research on the topic. This is an good read for anyone needing a secondary source to verify research.

    Rating: 3
  171. Title: The Buried Bones Mystery
    Author: Sharon M. Draper
    # of pages: 94
    Genre: Mystery
    Plot/Summary:
    This book is #1 of 6 in the Clubhouse Mysteries series. School is out for summer. Four friends decide to form a clubhouse to keep them busy after their favorite hangout spot got destroyed. They have decided to get together to solve mysteries. As they work together they find courage to explore their neighborhood and help their community in the process. In this book, as the title indicates, they find a box of buried bones on one of their explorations. The friends go on a mission to identify what kind of bones they have found. This book kept my attention because I love solving mysteries myself. Stay tuned for my short review of the next book in the series!

    Rating: 5
  172. Girl’s Can’t Hit!
    by T.S. Easton
    realistic contemporary
    262 pages
    Meet Fleur Waters who never took anything seriously in her life, but one day she starts boxing and everything changes. being the only girl there that wants to fight might be hard, but fighting aganist the others that dislike her changes in her life might just be a little harder. Read this book if you like Girl-power, a story that seems way to believable, or you’re is just looking for a good book.

    Rating: 5
  173. My hero Academia(Vol.12)
    Kohei Horikoshi
    supernatural ( I guess?)
    189 pages
    In a world full of superpowers of all kinds, where would you go to train said powers? The hero Academy of course! Meet 1-A a class full of crazy powers that are working to togther to reach the same goal of becoming a hero. While each student is working hard on passing the Licensing exam, The villains are working on something that might destroy everything the students worked so hard on. Will the students pass the Exam? What are villains planing? Read more to find out!

  174. I read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It was 343 pages long and I loved the book. It is about a girl who lives in the bubble of her room because any external things including particles in the air can get her fatally ill. She falls in love and is faced with the decision to stay safe in her room as always or risk her life to get a taste of the real world. The book was a romance/drama novel. I loved the format and way it was written. I really liked the author’s choice to include pictures. poems, and excerpts from the main character’s journal. It made me feel more connected to her.

  175. Maximum Ride: Angel Experiment by James Patterson with 455 pages is about 6 kids who are raised in a place called The School. They have the ability to fly and get new superpowers along the way . The school was terrible to them so they ran away. They are always being hunted down, trying to be returned to The School against their will.

    Rating: 5
  176. Yellow Brick War, by Danielle Paige
    270 pages
    Fantasy
    This is the third book in the Dorothy Must Die series. Amy Gumm has to stop Dorothy, Glinda, and The Nome King with her friends and The Order. Along the way, she faced betrayals, deaths, and many wars. But this time, she will finish Dorothy once and for all.

    Rating: 5
  177. My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich
    Isa Zoboi
    Pages: 256

    This is the best book I’ve read all summer! The book is painfully realistic and moving despite the difference in decades. The story takes place in the summer of 1984. It follows a young girl named Ebony-Grace who dreams of becoming of astronaut and has a wild imagination which often gets her in trouble. Her granddaddy is an engineer for NASA and her mother is a divorcee who lives in Alabama. Ebony-Grace gets the chance to meet her father in Harlem for a week, but quickly realizes that life in New York is different than what she would have expected. She retreats to her imagination, and is called “crazy” by everyone around her. Oftentimes, realistic fiction stories try avoiding certain aspects of life to appeal to general audiences, and thus, lessen the realness of the character. The author of this book, instead, wrote in such a tactful way that a younger audience would read the book and understand the broad message, while an older audience would read the same book and understand deeper topics mentioned. It’s truly a piece of art.

    Rating: 5
  178. A Wrinkle in time by Madeleine L’engle (245 pages) is a fantastic sci-fi/fantasy book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy. The seriousness in this book mixed along with humor and joy makes an amazingly written book. And, if you haven’t read this book yet, I suggest you read it now.

    Rating: 5
  179. The House of Hades by Rick Riordian. The book has 597 pages. The book is action. I really like the book a lot. The 7 people of the prophecy are on their quest, and they rescue Nico from the bronze jar and the twin giants. Nico reveales his adventure and how to open the doors. In the end, Percy and Annabeth fall into Tarterus and going to try to open the Doors of Death from both sides.

    Rating: 5
  180. The Red Pyramid
    506 pages
    Genre is fiction
    After months of separation Carter and Sadie, two siblings find out the secrets about their parents. They find out that the Egyptian gods are real, and they are waking. They also find out that this evil god Set wants to destroy the world. But most shocking of all, Carter and Sadie find out that they have to stop Set…

    Rating: 5
  181. Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs
    352 pages
    Action/ Mystery
    This book is a great book and a good addition to the Spy School series. Ben Ripley, the main character attempts to stop SPYDER, an evil organization once and for all. Will he make it or will they fail and have SPYDER win it all?

    Rating: 5
  182. 101 Famous Poems
    Roy J. Cook
    Pages: 186
    Poetry Collection

    The book amassed some of the greatest poetry ever written. Anyone who loves poetry or is in need of ideas for artwork would enjoy the collection.

    Rating: 5
  183. The Selection by Kiera Cass
    Romance
    In the book, the main character America Singer enters the selection, despite her not wanting to. She is reluctant to be in it because she is secretly in love with a boy at her hometown. Over time, she realizes that the Selection isn’t that bad, and is determined to win.

    Rating: 4
  184. Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Pages: 221
    Non-Fiction

    Although seemingly short, Tyson’s book provides useful insight on the universe. Even complex content is molded into conversational-like text which helped me understand more about the universe and Einstein’s works in-depth. Any reader interested in the subject can understand Tyson’s language regardless of their prior knowledge on space.

    Rating: 5
  185. The book “It ain’t so awful falafel” Was great! The book was by Firoozeh Dumas, and the book is about a girl named Zomorod (Cindy) who came from Iran temporarily to america for her father’s work. Though while they are in america some bad things happen in iran and same with america and the pressure is rising, where if they go back to iran they could be killed but if they stay in america they could also be killed… This is a Realistic Fiction book with a total of 378 pages.

    Rating: 5
  186. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordian is a action book. The book is about how the seven of the prophecy continue their quest around the world to stop Gaea from waking. Annabeth finally understands what her mother requires her to do. Annabeth goes under the city of Rome and defeates the spider Arachne and rescues the Athena Parenthos from her grasp. But just as the group were oing to leave, Annabeth, then followed by Percy got dragged into Tarturous.

    Rating: 5
  187. Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
    269 pages
    Dystopian genre
    On an island, everything is perfect. There are nine children, who are all orphans, and they have everything they need to survive. There’s only one thing that changes, every year a boat comes by to drop off a new kid and picks up the oldest from the island and is never to be seen again. Today, Jinny’s best friend, Deen, is leaving and is replacing him a new girl, Ess, to take care of. Now she needs to teach Ess everything she needs to know to keep everything the same on the island. When the boat comes back, will Jinny be able to leave?

    Rating: 5
  188. The Trials of Apollo:The Burning Maze by Rick Riordian is a action book. It has 448 pages. Apollo gets casted down from Mount Olympus and land in New York. Apollo meets Meg McCafrey and they go to Camp Half-Blood. Apollo reslizes that Trimutive holdings is trying to kilil him so he goes to the grove of Dodna and finds out thta ne of the members is Meg’s uncle nd she had been unwilling working against him. He fights some monsters but knows that there are more waiting for him.

    Rating: 5
  189. I read the book Vanishing Act by John Feinstein. The book contains 279 pages. It is realistic fiction.
    Summary: Two young sportswriters, Stevie and Susan Carol are lucky enough to get press passes to the US Open. Everybody thinks that Russian tennis phenom Nadia Symanova is going to win. However, she is kidnapped and Stevie and Susan Carol are determined to bring the kidnapper to justice.

    Rating: 5
  190. Bakuman
    Story: Tsugumi Ohba Art: Takeshi Obata
    Pages per book: about 200
    Genre: realistic contemporary (and also a little bit romance)
    This is a manga series about two boys in middle school who want to become manga artists. They compete with other manga artists, many who have strong or loving personalities, to create the best work for the magazine they work for. This series is full of humor, and the books are a quick read.

    Rating: 5
  191. The Science of Harry Potter
    Mark Brake with John Chase
    Pages: 272
    Non-fiction

    Although promising, The Science of Harry Potter does not delve deeper into the “science” behind their explanation. The Science of Harry Potter talks about different objects in the Wizarding World, like plants and broomsticks, and tries to see if it’s possible in the real world. Each section is brief, and oftentimes, the reader has to find secondary sources to get an in depth view of many of the topics. However, the concept of connecting science and magic was interesting.

    Rating: 2
  192. The Burning Sky, by Sherry Thomas, is a fantasy-romance book which basically follows the story of Iolanthe Seabourne, whose circumstances and destiny basically force her on a mission to defeat the evil of the world, alongside the outwardly cold and cunning Prince Titus. It’s a really good and suspenseful read and I highly recommend it to people who like this genre. It has 449 pages.

    Rating: 5
  193. I finished the book, The Elite by Kiera Cass. It was 222 pages long and I finished it a few days ago, but wasn’t able to log it till now. It is a dystopian drama/romance novel and the second book in the Selection series. In the first book, the main character has to go compete for a prince’s love along with 34 other girls but now the count is down to eight girls and it is getting more intense. The main character is also stuck in a bit of a love triangle making the situation more complicated. I really enjoyed the book and plan on going on to finish the rest of the books in the series.

    Rating: 5
  194. The Perilous Sky, Sherry Thomas, 414 pages
    Fantasy, Adventure, and a bit of Romance
    The threat of the Bane is ever-present and Titus and Iolanthe are hard at work trying to find a way to defeat him once and for all and save the Realm. Switching between the past and present, there’s a lot of suspense and mystery, as events of what truly occurred are hidden up until the end.

    Rating: 5
  195. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
    315 pages
    Non-fiction

    I was actually assigned to read this for AP Econonomics (not on summer reading list though). From the introduction, I was already lured in.

    Instead of using conventional wisdom to answer the most pressing questions of economics, Levitt and Dubner attempt to assess these questions using the concept of incentives: what motivates people to do things.

    Several questions are answered in this book, addressing the similarities between sumo wrestlers and teachers to talking about perfect parenting.

    Rating: 4
  196. Ungifted by Gordon Korman
    Pages: 280
    Genre: Fiction

    In this book, Donovan Curtis, an extreme troublemaker receives a letter from the Gifted School (on accident, unfortunately). He knows that he won’t fit in there with his silly blood and his humorous but trouble-making personality. However, when he gets there, he gradually becomes the star of the class (in the perspective of the students [not the teachers]) because he’s… normal to them. Everybody can sense that he does not deserve to be in the gifted school, though. He decides to join the robotics team because he loves video games, and enjoys it! He’s caught between two sides… his new smart and astute friends… & his old and naughty friends. Additionally, since this book is written in several different character’s perspectives, we see the relationship/thoughts of/with Donovan. Will his passion for robotics somehow help him at the end?

    Rating: 4
  197. The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth
    464 pages
    Dystopian

    This is the second book of the Carve the Mark series.
    In my opinion, this book was better than the first book. The tension was so strong between the two main characters (who are in love by the way) as they find out more about their true families and past events. This book is super suspenseful but some scenes are dragged out for a while.

    Rating: 4
  198. milk and honey by rupi kaur
    204 pages
    poetry

    What’s so great about this book is that the poems are all based on events that have occurred in the author’s life. Her words are so emotional and impacting. Although the poems are short, each one has its individual purpose in developing a plotline from the hurting to the healing.

    I was not a fan of poems before reading this but I am now super intrigud by the works of Rupi Kaur.

    I will be reading her other book too!

    Rating: 5
  199. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
    Fantasy
    761 pages

    This book dives more into Daenery’s journey as she claims her rightful place (by doing things which I will not talk about if you haven’t read this book already) and The Night’s Watch as Jon learns the ways of his brothers.
    As always, Martin does not disappoint but because I did already know the plot before reading the book, I wasn’t able to experience much of the suspense which is why I rated the book four stars (so, yes, personal bias is indeed included in my rating).
    Nonetheless, read the book! But read A Game of Thrones first.

    Rating: 4
  200. The book The Selection by Kiera Cass is 327 pages long. This book is a romance based in a society where you are ranked from a One to and Eight, One being the highest. This determines your social class and place in society, as well as your general profession. The main character, America Singer, and her family are Fives, meaning that while they can pay for dinner, there is almost never leftovers. The prince of this society, Prince Maxon, is holding an event called “The Selection” where 35 girls around his age are selected to be possible brides. America doesn’t have an interest in applying to the selection, for she already has someone in mind to marry. But the money that she would get from the selection would help her family, and after persuading from some people, America finally applies, not expecting to be selected. Unfortunately for her, her face shows up on the screen with all of the other selected girls. America doesn’t seem to care about winning, quickly she becomes acquainted with someone who she didn’t expect to like in the beginning. This is a great book, and I stayed into it the entire time I was reading it.

    Rating: 5
  201. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
    384 pages
    Fantasy

    I’m a big fan of Riordan’s books even though I’m 16 years old xd so this book was a pretty easy read for me making some of the language seem dull and uninteresting at first glance.

    However, I was immediately intrigued with the plot and the creativity of Riordan. I would’ve never thought that we would get a full on series of Apollo being an average teenager having to suffer through the “obstacles” of daily life.

    There’s a lot of comedy in this book which is something I like as it spices up the plot a bit.

    Rating: 4
  202. The book The Elite by Kiera Cass is a 323 pages long romance. This book is a continuation of the first book, The Selection. The main character, America Singer, competes to become Prince Maxon’s wife. She felt confident of his feelings towards her before, but now, America feels confused about who he really loves. America, herself, is also confused because she is having some feelings of uncertainty about who she should love. This book is full of festivities, but also dangerous rebels that bring the concern to America and the rest of the people residing in the castle. This book, the second in the series, is just as good as the first and has the same amount of suspense and romance.

    Rating: 5
  203. Twilight by Stephanie Meyers
    544 pages
    Fantasy

    After reading Twilight, I became obsessed with Meyers’ writing. I’m also a sucker for unique romantic plots which, without a doubt, Twilight has. Bella and Edward do not fall in love at first sight, rather, because Edward is a vampire, he must stay away from close human contact to reduce his thirst for human blood. Bella is also really shy and awkward which makes their relationship… not the best. However, after a series of events, Bella feels a desire to be with Edward and wants to learn everything about him.

    Rating: 5
  204. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
    256 pages
    Realistic contemporary

    I’ve had many of my friends recommend me this book but I never had the chance to read it until during the summer when I actually had time xd
    I do not regret reading this book at all.
    It is a heartfelt coming of age story where Charlie becomes aware of basically everything about his life from the minute details to the big picture.
    I ended up watching the movie after reading the book and, contrary to many other book-movie franchises, the movie was better than the book! The actors encompassed the characters exactly like the descriptions I read in the book.

    Rating: 4
  205. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
    480 pages
    Romance

    Will, who was once a successful London businessman, had been paralyzed as a result of a motorcycle crash. He has become depressed and does not fully feel like “himself” and has attempted suicide several times. He makes a deal with his parents that in six months he will go through physician-assisted suicide. Will’s mother desperately tries to find someone that may be able to help. She stumbles upon Louisa who’s family is in a tough financial situation. Louisa is cheerful, upbeat and has never hated anyone in her lifetime making her one of the best choices to help Will.

    However, it becomes clear that as Will and Louisa’s relationship develops, it is much more than a mere caretaker-patient relationship.
    Will Louisa be able to change Will’s mind?

    To be honest, the whole plot had me shocked.
    I watched the movie and was even more impressed by how accurate the characters were and the chemistry between the actors portraying Will and Louisa.
    But, with the controversial topic of physician-assisted suicide, both the book and movie, despite them being absolute wonderful works, did not receive the best reviews,

    Despite this, I really think that everyone should read Me Before You as it provides a unique outlook on life, and, if you do end up watching the movie, tears will surely be falling in no time.

    Rating: 5
  206. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
    368 pages
    Fantasy Adventure
    Kendra and Seth come to their grandfather’s seemingly innocent home while their parents are on a cruise, not knowing what they were getting into. There is more to the reserve to that meets the eye and Seth and Kendra make discoveries and get into their fair share of mischief, while trouble brews from evil residing within the reserve.

    Rating: 5
  207. Ruby Holler – Sharon Creech
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    Pages: 142

    In this book, two thirteen year old fraternal kids grew up in an orphanage with terrible owners. They were treated terribly and had little freedom. It all changed when a kind couple invites Dallas and Florida to Ruby Holler, the most amazing place in the world in the twins’ eyes. However, the Trepids (their original owners) hear about the twins’ “understone” savings, and hires “Z” to help find the savings.

    This book was breathtaking and my favorite thing about it is how detailed the settings were all throughout the book.

    Rating: 5
  208. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer
    563 pages
    Romance, fantasy

    I definitely liked the first book, Twilight, better because the heartfelt relationship that stemmed out of the events in Twilight all collapsed in New Moon. Edward does something (can’t spoil agh) to make Bella infuriated and depressed, leading her to make irrational choices.
    The book is very suspenseful, but I preferred the progressive plot of Twilight.

    Rating: 4
  209. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    480 pages
    Fantasy

    I don’t know why but I read Heartless before reading Meyer’s more popular books like Cinder and Scarlet.
    If Cinder and Scarlet are even better than Heartless I will surely read them because Heartless is excellent.

    The plot is sort of like Alice in Wonderland but with some minor twists that make the story a whole lot more interesting. I can’t give any spoilers but some plot events include the Jabberwocky and the Joker. The ending was shocking and the person behind the evil schemes was someone I never would have expected.

    Rating: 5
  210. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull
    456 pages
    Adventure and Fantasy
    Kendra and Seth are back at Fablehaven facing a new threat from the Secret Society of the Evening Star. There are traitors in their midst, and plot twists at every turn.

    Rating: 5
  211. Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull
    480 pages
    Adventure Fantasy
    Kendra and Seth are back at it again as another threat endangers Fablehaven as never seen before. Creatures are turning dark and evil like never before and the plague is spreading amongst all magical creatures. Kendra and Seth must work together and combine their powers before it is too late for the reserve.

    Rating: 4
  212. The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan
    414 pages
    Fantasy

    I liked the second book of this series better than the first book (The Hidden Oracle) because there was so much suspense and so many events that occurred which I never would have thought would happen. Apollo is distraught as he has no idea where his “master” is and felt betrayed after knowing who Meg’s father was.
    Apollo must go through several quests to find the oracle despite the numerous threats made in order to convince his father, Zeus, that he can go back to Olympus.

    Rating: 5
  213. Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
    Kendra and Seth must find the artifacts before they can get in the hands of their enemies who want to try to open the demon prison, thereby ending the world. However, it’s hard to know who to trust as the Society day of the Evening Star always seems to be a step ahead.

  214. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
    426 pages – Genre is Fiction
    After the battle with Set, Carter and Sadie Kane face a new more powerful threat: Apophasis. In order for them to defeat him they must acquire the Book of Ra. In their journey to acquire the magical book, Carter and Sadie face new threats, bond with their peers, and learn more about their magical gifts.

    Rating: 5
  215. Title: Salt to the Sea
    Author: Ruta Sepetys
    # of pages: 391
    Genre: Historical
    In the winter of 1945 there are 4 teenagers born, each of a different homeland. As many refugees travel to the coast in the middle of a Soviet Advance their paths cross all getting passage on the Wilhelm Gustloff and ship that promises its passengers safety and freedom, though many promises cannot be kept.

    Rating: 5
  216. Title: Across the Universe
    Author: Beth Revis
    # of pages: 398
    Genre: Science Fiction
    Amy and her parents believe that they will wake up on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. But 50 years before the spaceships landing her chamber is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is woken from her sleep. Now, Amy is caught inside a tiny place where nothing makes sense. The 2312 passengers on the ship have forfeited control to the Eldest, a frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest’s teenage heir is fascinated with Amy and wants to discover whether he has what it takes to lead. Amy wants to trust Elder, but why should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship’s walls. All she knows is that she and Elder must unlock the spaceship’s secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill once again.

  217. Title: A Mango Shaped Space
    Author: Wendy Mass
    # of pages: 221
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    The novel is about a girl named Mia and her experiences with synesthesia and the problems it causes her in school, with friends, and her ultimately winning the understanding of her family and peers.

  218. the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur
    248 Pages
    Poetry

    Rupi Kaur never fails to disappoint me with her beautiful works.
    This time, rather than focusing on the act of love, she stresses the theme of life being similar to a flower: life may wil and fall, but then root, rise and bloom again.
    Just wanted to share one of my favorite phrases from this book: “my eyes make mirrors out of every reflective surface they pass searching for something beautiful looking back.”

    If you liked milk and honey, you will also love the sun and her flowers.

    Rating: 5
  219. Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull, 600 pages
    Adventure and Fantasy
    Kendra and Seth are running out of time as the powers of darkness grow stronger. They must prevent the Sphinx from releasing the Demon King and his followers from their prison. Sacrifices have to be made, comrades fall left and right, but new allies can be found in surprising places.

    Rating: 5
  220. Sisters by Raina Telgmeier
    197 pages
    Comic, realistic contemporary

    I decided to treat myself to a comic this time around.
    I’ve read her most popular book “Smile” and I really enjoyed it so I decided to read this one as well.
    To be honest, the plot wasn’t as special as Smile where the main character has to learn to cope with the bad and to always have a positive outlook. In Sisters, the readers follow the journey of Raina and her sister Amara. The plot is very relatable as the two constantly fight but then proceed to make up but there are no out-of-the-blue or unique events that occur to spice up the plot.

    Rating: 4
  221. I finished reading The One by Kiera Cass. It was amazing and I loved it. It was a little bit longer than a lot of the books that I have been reading since it was 368 pages but I finished it really fast because I was so interested. It is the third novel in a dystopian drama/romance series, which I plan on finishing because I have absolutely adored the first three books. I don’t want to spoil the first and second book by saying much about the third however in this book the protagonist has to really figure out her own feelings and make some bold decisions in order to really fight for what she wants. I would highly recommend reading this series because it is really good.

    Rating: 5
  222. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    528 Pages
    Realistic contemporary

    This book is probably one of my favorite books.
    From the very first page, I was intrigued and I ended up finishing the book in less than two days.
    An African American who has worked her way to becoming a nurse takes care of a baby after he has been born. However, she finds out that the father of the baby is a Confederate and he expresses outrage towards the African American nurse touching his baby.
    A serious event occurs after this realization that leads to the nurse losing her job. But, things get heated up quickly from here as the Confederate father becomes suspicious of the nurse’s true intentions.

    Who will get convicted and will the nurse stay unemployed just because of her race?

    This book is truly an eye-opener and is perfect for addressing issues that are prominent today.

    Rating: 5
  223. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
    210 Pages
    Romance, a bit realistic

    Mia is a cellist and has been admitted into Julliard. However, she must choose the musical path or Adam (her boyfriend) who is a rock singer.
    Despite the heavy snow outside, Mia and her family go out for a drive and end up getting into an accident which completely changes everything.
    Mia is now in a coma and has to make grueling decisions even though she is not physically moving.

    Rating: 5
  224. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
    448 Pages
    Fantasy

    I almost couldn’t finish this book because of how dragged out it was. The Trials of Apollo is supposed to be a five-book series so I guess Riordan was trying to make room for the other two books?
    The plot was interesting and Riordan’s word choice is as always captivating towards the readers but there weren’t many events for the readers to reflect upon or say “wow, I didn’t expect that.”
    We find out more about the antagonists and the importance of the oracles. Apollo becomes stronger and tries to solve the issue at hand.
    All in all, I was a bit disappointed in this book but I do hope that the last two books of this series are better.

    Rating: 3
  225. Whatever After spill the beans” is the book I read. Sarah Mlynowski is the author. It has 160 pages. This book is a fantasy book. In the story, a girl named Abby and her brother Jonah have a magical mirror in their basement. they jump into the mirror and land in the story Jack and the Beanstalk. But when Jonah spoils the story for jack, they have to fix it so that Jack can climb the Beanstalk and get his riches.

    Rating: 5
  226. A Mango Shaped Space
    Wendy Mass
    270 pages
    Realistic Fiction
    Mia seems like a normal child, but she has a big secret that no one knows about. Sounds, numbers, words, and letters all have a color for her. But when trouble at schools forces her to reveal her secret, she learns to embrace her gift, called synesthesia, especially after a tragedy happens.

    Rating: 5
  227. The Black Lotus
    Kieran Fanning
    291 pages
    Fantasy
    Ghost, Cormac, and Kate and different. Ghost can turn invisible, Cormac can run up calls, and Kate can talk to animals, making all of them perfect for the Black Lotus, and school for ninjas who have sworn to protect the world from the Empire. But when a sword of unimaginable power is stolen, these three kids are forced to test their skills and retrieve it.

    Rating: 4
  228. The Heir by Kiera Cass
    Romance
    After America and Maxon found their perfect ending, they had a daughter who is ready to find her special someone. Even though she doesn’t want a selection, she has to hold one for the country’s sake. She plays along, but when her brother leaves, her mom gets sick. She realizes that she has to find someone in the selection no matter what.

    Rating: 5
  229. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
    101 Pages
    kinda realistic contemporary ig

    This book was probably the shortest book I’ve read in a while but it was worth it. There’s a reason why this book earned a John Newbery Medal.
    The main character, Wanda Petronoski, is bullied because she wears the same dress every day and because of her name. One day, she disappears and her classmates are only sad because they can’t bully her anymore. However, after a few days, Wanda makes a “comeback appearance” that shocks her classmates.
    A Hundred Dresses teaches an important theme to children and adults alike. Read the book to find out what the theme is!

    Rating: 5
  230. Matched by Allie Condie
    366 Pages
    Dystopian

    I really liked the first hundred pages or so of this book but then it just went downhill for me.
    I wasn’t able to enjoy the plot because it was just boring.
    The idea behind this book is also really similar to other books that have already been published like Divergent and The Hunger Games- all tightly controlled societies.
    But, in this world, people are matched to the opposite gender. Cassia gets matched to her best friend and she must face the biggest decision of her lifetime: love or order?

    Rating: 2
  231. Between by Jessica Warman
    480 pages
    Mystery

    I got this book at the dollar store (for, you guessed it, a dollar) so I wasn’t expecting much.
    I also looked at the reviews prior to reading this book and they weren’t great.
    To my surprise, Between was amazing.
    The plot was just “my type” of plot. It’s almost like “If I Stay” but what happened wasn’t an accident. Elizabeth Valchar who was popular, rich and had everything (except her mom) wakes up to find out that she is dead.
    There was the perfect amount of suspense- enough that the reader would be able to make conjectures and piece together clues but not enough that the reader could solve the mystery.
    The author introduces a plethora of characters, most likely to throw the readers off and create more of a list of suspects.
    I’m not sure if other people felt the topic was too deep or they just weren’t connected with the book like I was but I felt that Between deserved much better reviews and a place on a shelf not at the Dollar Store.

    Rating: 5
  232. The Volunteer: One Man, An Underground Army, And A Secret Mission To Destroy Auschwitz
    By Jack Fairfield
    Non-fiction

    This book is easily one of the best books I’ve read all summer. Jack Fairfield researched about the story behind a 39 year old man named Witold Pilecki who lived through WWII. Witold went to the Auschwitz willingly under a fake name, and discovered the atrocities behind it’s doors. At this time, the Allied forces were not concerned with Auschwitz because they believed it held no significance. However, using his wits and recruits, he ends up exposing Germany’s plans to the entire world. Fairfield’s book is extremely well-researched, and lists over 400 credible sources; a large feat considering that Witold is not well-known. The book also exhibits little, if any, bias. It openly admits Witold, the supposed hero of the story, most likely had harbored popular anti-Semitic views of the day and people who were crucial to the “underground” were later convicted of war crimes. This is a great read, but is very intense and bloody. It may not be suitable for all readers. Pages: 500

    Rating: 5
  233. Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer
    629 Pages
    Fantasy

    This book was action packed and stressing (for me at least).
    Bella is finally back together with Jacob but a series of events puts her in danger. Another vampire is trying to get her revenge on Bella, Edward and his family after they killed her husband. Edward must seek the help of the werewolves to provide maximum protection for Bella. However, this sparks complete chaos between Jacob and Edward as they both love Bella.
    Who will Bella choose and will the vampires and werewolves be able to work together to protect Bella?

    Rating: 5
  234. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
    316 pages
    Realistic contemporary / history

    Back in middle school, I was assigned to read the second book of the “Seeds of America” trilogy and so I thought to myself: why not read the rest of the series?
    Ruth and Isabel are planned to be released from the chains of slavery when their master dies leaving them in the hands of yet another owner. The owner sells them to a Loyalist family where they meet a servant boy Curzon who urges them to spy on the Loyalist family for the patriots.
    Chains is written so well and is perfect for a variety of audiences. This book can be used for history lessons or just for your own pleasure.
    I enjoyed the book (not as much as the second one though) and am planning to read the last book of the series. FYI, you do not need to read the books in order.

    Rating: 4
  235. I love “The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl” by Stacy McAuntly, a realistic fiction book that explains what happens when you hold a chain link fence during a thunderstorm. When Lucy does this, she becomes a math genius. As always, she is punished by going to middle school, a place where our brains rot. She meets two friends, Windy (Not a typo) and Levi who help her get this dog adopted. There is a bully, a chance at a genius school, and a turn of events that make this book such an amazing one. I loved reading this, and if you do, you will too.

    Rating: 5
  236. Rangers Apprentice, “The Emperor of Nihon- Ja,” by John Flanagan an amazing fantasy book! It was 590 pages long, but it went by like it was 100. It’s about higher class people in the nation of Nihon- Ja trying to take over the country by killing the Emperor. Unfortunately, Will’s best friend Horace gets caught up in the war and along with his friends will has to save him. This book was just as great as the others and I recommend reading it.

    Rating: 5
  237. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
    147 pages
    Non-fiction (I think)

    Fun fact: Edward B. Burger is actually the creator of a series of calculus videos that I watch!

    We are constantly told in our lifetimes: “Think harder! Think outside the box!” But the truth is, it is never that simple.
    In this book, the authors attempt to teach readers how to be effective thinkers. They teach us that effective thinkers aren’t just smart. They use their brains differently. They stress the importance of failing to succeed, thinking about simple things with detail, etc.
    This book has opened my mind to so many possibilities and has taught me that thinking more efficiently and not necessarily harder works the best.

    Rating: 4
  238. The Blackthorn Key: The Mark of the Plague
    Kevin Sands
    Fantasy
    Pages: 422

    This book is a fast-paced thriller that is undoubtedly amazing. After Master Benedict’s death, Christopher Rowe, an apprentice at an apothecary finds himself poor and in the middle of a plague. Suddenly, a strange man arrives claiming to be a prophet and can predict who will be the plague’s next victim. At the same time, an elusive man claims to be a revered apothecary and can cure the plague, a feat that has never been accomplished before. Christopher also finds a hidden message from his former master informing him of a “treasure.” This seems to good to be true. Out of nowhere, Christopher finds his store has been rummaged even though nothing appears to be taken. He and his friends Sally and Tom will work together to uncover the truth. Although the plot seems cliched, no summary can do justice to the intricacy of the Mark of the Plague.

    Rating: 5
  239. I read the book Reel Life Starring Us by Lisa Greenwald. It was 294 pages long. Personally, I felt the plot was a bit predictable and not very unique but the book was still written well and the characters were developed very nicely. The book is a realistic book about two girls from different ends of the school ‘social ladder’ who have to work on a project together. They both have some secrets and personal problems aside from this. It isn’t a very challenging book or an extremely long book so if you want a nice, easy read this would be a good choice.

    Rating: 4
  240. I read The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan. It is fantasy and it is 452 pages. It is the final book in the Magnus Chase trilogy. It is full of action and it is when Magnus defeats Loki and he is put back into prison. This is a great book to read.

    Rating: 5
  241. The Giver by Lois Lowry
    240 pages
    Dystopia / science fiction

    This book gives a very detailed and shocking insight into a world where emotions and unique behavior is prohibited.
    We take a lot of things for granted in our daily lives but when you read this book you suddenly become grateful for the minor details you are able to observe.
    Jonas has been chosen to be the next Receiver of Memory. The Giver mentors him about color, love, war, and pain: all qualities that are essentially prohibited in this dystopian world.
    Jonas becomes “abnormal,” doing things with the Giver that aren’t allowed.

    Rating: 5
  242. Crossover – Kwame Alexander
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    Pages: 245
    This book was great and hard to read (in terms of how sad it was) at the end. Josh and Jordan are brothers who love basketball. Their father used to be a professional basketball player, but quit for an unknown reason. When Josh tries to find a box to contain something, he discovers the reason why his father quit his career. His father also had some medical issues, and by the end, you will be left in despair from the outcome.

    Rating: 5
  243. Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer
    756 pages
    Fantasy

    The last book was pretty cool as the book is written in the perspective of both Bella and Jacob.
    Bella and Edward are finally getting married but Jacob obviously does not approve because of what being married to a vampire could result in.
    During their honeymoon, Bella discovers something shocking that Edward and his family never thought could happen. This event leads to the Volturi leading onto Bella and Edward creating, yet again, a series of conflicts.
    This book was the perfect ending to the series. Meyer was able to truly capture all the moments Bella and Edward spent together in the last few scenes of the book.

    Rating: 5
  244. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin was an awesome book! It had a lot of deep meaning to it which is what I love. It had 352 pages on it. It is a realistic fiction story. In this story, the main character named Suzy had a friend named Franny. In 6th grade, Franny became one of the “popular ones” and Suzy was more still the awkward. Suzy gets a little upset and their friendship got a bit messed up. In the summer, Franny drowned and dies, before Suzy could fix up their friendship.

    Rating: 5
  245. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
    388 Pages
    Realistic Contemporary

    After all the hype following the release of the movie, I decided to read the book and I wasn’t too impressed.
    Lara Jean is a typical teenage girl until her love letters get released (you can find out how this happens by reading the book!) As a result, her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Peter, and others confront her about the love letters. In order to persuade her sister’s ex-boyfriend that she doesn’t actually like him, she pretends to date Peter as Peter wants to make his ex-girlfriend jealous so it’s a win-win situation.
    But, as they continue to date, they forget about the initial goal of the whole scheme.
    My main problem with the book was that it was too comical. Yes, most books usually have comic relief but in the tensest situations, there was just a burst of laughter or some weird dialogue that kind of ruined the moment. Also, the movie was just so much better so I guess I had too high expectations.

    Rating: 3
  246. Blackthorn Key: Assassin’s Curse (book 3)
    Kevin Sands
    Mystery
    Pages: 545

    Sands fails to disappoint his readers with another exciting installment of the Blackthorn Key! In this book, Tom, Sally and Christopher are recognized by the King himself, and are invited to a dinner. They immediately realize that someone was trying to poison one of the guests, Minette. Being fond of Minette, the King asks the three children to find out who is responsible for the murders by going undercover as noblemen. But being in a dangerous situation, you can never know who is trustworthy. Perfect for mystery readers looking for a book that isn’t bloody or gory.

    Rating: 5
  247. The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
    Genre is Fiction
    Page count is 406
    Apophis is very close to rising, meaning the end of the world. After Carter and Sadie lose the book they need to destroy him, they lose all hope. Then they find out there is one more way. But the risks are high, because the only other way is to team up with the most evil magician to ever live…

    Rating: 5
  248. In the book The Sword Thief, a mystery genera, by Peter Lerangis, Amy and Dan search for the 3rd clue while trying not to get killed by their family. This 156 page book is filled with lots of action, drama, and comedy.

    Rating: 5
  249. In the book Seaward by Susan Cooper, a fantasy book, Cally and West both have lost their parents. Their parents told them to meet them at Sea. Without knowing anything about the Sea, Cally and West appear in a different world and try to save their parents. In this 224 page book Cally and West have to get to the Sea.

    Rating: 5
  250. I enjoyed the book The Program by Suzanne Young. It is a 405 page Science Fiction novel about an international suicide epidemic, killing 1 in 3 teens. The government invents The Program, a treatment for the ones affected with depression that cures them of their illness but also takes away their memories. The main character Sloane and her boyfriend James try their best to stay positive and avoid The Program at all costs.

    I really liked to book because it was filled with suspense and drama. Each character was different with separate personalities and strong beliefs. I also liked the book because of the strong bonds formed between different characters.

  251. Blackthorn Key: Call of the Wraith (Book 4)
    Pages: 512
    Mystery
    Kevin Sands

    Honestly, the best book I’ve read since Percy Jackson and Harry Potter! Christopher Rowe, after long time adventures, has woken up confused and groggy. Worse, he doesn’t remember anything. His friends, Tom and Sally, try to tell him of his adventures but he cannot recall ever being Christopher Rowe. Still preoccupied with a task by the King of England, Rowe takes on the alias “Baron of Chillingham.” Locals tell him he has been possessed by the spirit of a demon who has stolen his soul (explaining his memory loss) that was summoned by a lonely lady named Sybil. That’s not the only mystery: Several children have been missing and one unknown child has been found. Legends say it is the work of the White Lady. Who’s behind the kidnapping, and who has Rowe’s memories? Beautifully written and heartwarming, Kevin Sands shows the dangers of blind fear. At the same time, the relationship between Tom, Sally and Christopher is realistic and developed with skill. This book is great for anyone!

    Rating: 5
  252. My Sister’s Keeper
    Jodi Picoult
    423 pages
    Realistic Fiction
    Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By 13 years old, she has done countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so her older sister, Kate, can fight the leukemia. Anna makes a decision that would be unthinkable, and will tear her family apart and will have fatal consequences for the sister she loves.

    Rating: 5
  253. Title, Wildwood
    Author, Colin Meloy
    # of pages, 541
    Genre, Fantasy
    Prue McKeel’s life is very ordinary. Until her brother is abducted by crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest on the edge of Portland. Everyone who have entered the woods have never returned. It all began with Prue and her friend Curtis travelling deep into the Impassable Wilderness. Where they discover a world of warring creatures, peaceful mystics, and powerful figures with dark intentions. What began as a rescue becomes something much greater as the to friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the the very freedom of the wilderness.

    Rating: 4
  254. I read Kenzie’s Rules for Life written by Mackenzie Ziegler. It is 256 pages long. It was technically an autobiography but it didn’t feel like boring history. I don’t usually read non fiction or biographies but this book was more of the author giving tips and tricks to make the most of life. She included lots of activities like crafts and recipes and she also added in relevant stories from her own life making the book really amazing. It is a pretty easy read and a book worth reading.

    Rating: 5
  255. Tokyo ghoul volume 3
    Horror
    In this volume, Kaneki and Touka want to get revenge on the ghoul investigators for killing Hinami’s mom. Little do they know how dangerous this is.

    Rating: 5
  256. Moon Over Manifest
    Clare Vanderpool
    351 pages
    Historical Fiction
    Abilene Tucker feels abandoned when her father put her on a train, sending her off to live with an old friend for the summer while he works. Bringing only a few possessions, she jumps off the train in Manifest trying to learn about her father’s childhood. Having heard stories of Manifest from her father, Abilene is disappointed to find that it’s just a worn old town. But it soon turns to excitement when a cigar box full of moments are found. The letters in the box send her on a quest with her new friends, even though they were warned to “Leave Well Enough Alone.” It seems to her that Manifest’s history is full of secrets, but it is time for them to be revealed.

    Rating: 4
  257. The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
    Stuart Moore and Stan Lee
    512 pages
    Fantasy
    When the twelve magical superpowers are let into the world, a teenager named Steven will be thrown into an epic chase. He will get a chance to unlock his strange new powers, and find out the secrets of the powers of the Zodiac.

  258. The Selection by Kiera Cass.
    Genre: Romance
    Pages: 328
    This book is focused on a young woman named America Singer, who’s social class is low, and gets called to be part of The Selection. The Selection includes 35 beautiful women who might be Prince Maxon’s wife and the future queen of Illéa. There is intense competition between the girls and America had no intention to stay. Until…

    Rating: 5
  259. I read the book The Duff by Kody Keplinger which was 300 pages. It was a realistic/romance novel. The story is basically about a girl in high school who considers herself as the ‘duff,’ the designated ugly fat friend in her friend group. On top of this, she has a lot of stuff going on at home and to cope with it, she starts having a “friends with benefits” relationship with a boy she always found repulsive. However, as you may guess she ends up falling for this guy causing a lot more drama. I would reccommend this book for people in highschool because they will connect with the character and her experiences more.

    Rating: 5
  260. Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    Author: J.K. Rowling
    Page #: 309
    Plot summary: A young boy, Harry Potter, finds out after numerous years that he is a wizard! He attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and experiences many challenges.
    Genre: Fantasy

    Rating: 5
  261. I read the book Gimme A Call by Sarah Mlynowski. It was 310 pages long. It was a fiction book since it had some magic involved but majority of the book was realistic. The book was about a girl who is going through a heart breaking breakup and wishes that she could give advice to her fourteen year old self so she wouldn’t be going through this right now. She drops her phone in a fountain and she is able to talk to her fourteen year old self. Together they change the future, however that brings in lots of unexpected problems with it. This book really shows the meaning of the saying “live in the present.” Some parts are a bit predictable but the book keeps you interested so I’d recommend it.

    Rating: 5
  262. The story Just Grace by Charise Mericle Harper was a great book. It has 137 pages in the book. this story is either realistic fiction or a fiction story. In the story, Grace is an ordinary girl who likes cats. At her school, there is a boy named Sammy Stringer that she hates. she has many ideas, but her neighbor’s cat goes missing and she does the most that she can to help her feel less lonely. Unfortunately, her plan backfires. But Sammy Stringer is there to help her!

    Rating: 5
  263. Ghost by Jason Reynolds
    Sports fiction
    181 pages
    The story follows a boy named Castle Cranshaw (nickname Ghost), as he joins a track team, creates a strong relationship with his coach, and learns valuable lessons about the world, all while trying to heal from his past. I loved this book!

    Rating: 5
  264. The Candymakers
    453 pages
    By Wendy Mass
    Realistic Fiction/little mystery

    This story follows 4 characters as they compete in a candy making contest. They each learn more about each other and themselves as the contest day gets closer and closer. I really loved this book!

    Rating: 5
  265. One for the Murphy’s
    Lynda Mullaly Hunt
    224 pages
    Realistic Fiction

    Carley Connor’s is sent to a foster home after her mother is sent to the hospital and her abusive stepfather is sent to jail. As weeks pass, Carley bonds with the Murphy’s, her foster family, and her foster mother, Julie. Carley learns more about herself and becomes a more loving and an even stronger young woman, after spending time with the foster family.

    Rating: 5
  266. I read the book Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita. It was 297 pages long. It was a realistic book about a girl who goes to sleepaway camp for the first time as a CIT. She makes new friends quickly but also gains a couple enemies. There’s a lot of fun in the book along with lots of camp drama. I liked the book a lot and it gave me a really good idea of sleepaway camp.

    Rating: 5
  267. The Magic Trap by Jacqueline Davies
    257 pages
    Realistic fiction

    The fifth and last book of The Lemonade War series, this one is about a magic show, a hurricane, and Evan and Jessie Treski’s long-lost father. This book was pretty suspenseful and funny all at the right times, and it was an easy read, too. I really enjoyed reading this fun book!

    Rating: 5
  268. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
    J.K. Rowling
    734 Pages
    Fantasy
    This book is about Harry Potter competing in an annual tournament for wizards and witches. Harry goes through many challenges which are very intense. This book as a lot of action and if you like magic you should definable read it… after you have read the previous books of course.

  269. “Halts Peril”
    John Flanagan
    386 Pages
    Fantasy
    This book is about Will and Halt tracking down skilled assassins. During a battle Halts gets shot and Will is forced to abort the mission and find help. This book was great! And I recommend reading it.

    Rating: 5
  270. “The Kings of Clonmel”
    John Flanagan
    403 Pages
    Fantasy
    Basically, a band called the “Outsiders,” which are criminals and crooks, are preying on the Kingdom of Clonmel. Halt, Will, and Horace go through a lot of battles to stop them, but do they? This was a great book they all the other ones in this series.

    Rating: 5
  271. “Erak’s Ransom”
    John Flanagan
    441 Pages
    Fantasy
    In this book the Oberjarl of Skandia, Erak, is captured and it is up to Halt, Will and the others to save him. This was a great book and I recommend reading it!

    Rating: 5
  272. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown By Jeff Kinney
    217 Pages
    There is a big snowstorm that shuts down Greg Heffley’s school. As soon as that happens, his neighborhood turns into a battlefield, with all the kids getting in a snowball fight. Greg and his friend, Rowley must try and survive the battle, and work together as best as they can.
    Genre: Realistic fiction, comedy

    Rating: 5
  273. The Elite by Kiera Cass
    Romance
    336 pages
    I can’t say much about this book because it’s the second book in the series. The Selection is narrowed down to six people, called the Elite. Competition gets tense between the girls and they would do absolutely anything to be the next princess and the future queen of Illéa.

    Rating: 5
  274. Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram was a great book, and while I wasn’t able to make it to Booked for Dinner, I still read and thoroughly enjoyed this book. Darius feels out of place when he talks to his grandparents. He doesn’t speak their language, and he’s only ever seen them through a computer screen. Suddenly, he finds himself on a trip to visit his sick grandfather and he learns a lot along his journey. He even makes his first real friend, Sohrab. This book was great, and I would recommend to anyone who enjoys learning about cultures different from their own and to anyone who enjoys a good realistic fiction read.

    Rating: 5
  275. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott was a good book. I had seen the movie when it came out, and even though I am a huge believer in reading the book before the movie, I didn’t read this book until 3 months after I watched the movie. I would have to say that this book was very similar to the movie, and I enjoyed reading a lot. It follows Stella and Will, two teenagers who have a medical condition known as Cystic Fibrosis. It’s a very easy read, and a great light summer book. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of John Green books.

    Rating: 4
  276. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera was a great book, and not at all what I was expected. In this society, there is a service called Death Cast. Death Cast calls you at around midnight on the day that you will die, otherwise known as your End Day. The book mainly follows around two “deckers,” which is what people who have been called by death cast are called, who meet each other through an app for lonely deckers in need of a friend on their last day on Earth. This book was really great, and I highly recommend it to fans of Scythe and Elsewhere.

    Rating: 5

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