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  1. Title: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

    Author: Rick Riordan (aka Percy Jackson)

    Genre: Mythology (can also be considered as fantasy, I suppose)

    Summary: This book tells the stories of the Ancient Greek gods. It is told in Rick Riordan’s wildly humorous way, in the style of Percy Jackson. It gives a chromatic story on how the world was formed, how the Titans and gods fought, etc. After the war’s climax, the individual gods are focused upon and anecdotes about them are shared.

    Rating: 5
    1. Title: Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise

      Author: Coven Burris

      Genre: Fantasy Fiction

      Summary: This book is about a girl named Heidi, who doesn’t really like Halloween. Heidi likes candy, and the scary decorations, but she doesn’t like how people wear costumes of witches. She is secretly a witch. Her family and her aunt knows, but no one else does. She doesn’t like how every body thinks how witches are in story books because real witches are different. When someone picks out a witch costume, Heidi cannot stand it.

      1. Title: Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses

        Author: Coven Burris

        Genre: Realistic Fiction

        Summary: This book is about a girl named Heidi, who wants a new look. She decides to get glasses! When she gets the glasses, there is one problem. She can’t see a thing! Read the book to see what happens and how this problem is solved.

  2. In the book Mark Of Athena written by Rick Riordan is a thrilling book were people that love Fantasy will be in love with this book.
    In this book Two camps that the gods have tried to separate for years because they would always fight when they met until know when they the two camps met to see if they can stop Gea the Earth goddess from waking up from her deep slumber.

    Rating: 5
  3. “El Deafo” by Cece Bell is a beautiful autobiography that illustrates the struggle of deaf children. Rather than focusing on the physically painful parts, though, they specify more on her problematic social life and the struggles she goes through to make friends. The creative aspect of the book is that it is actually an autobiography in graphic novel format; and everyone has bunny ears! It is definitely quite realistic with the exception of the giant bunny ears the author has bestows unto all of the characters. You will shake with laugher, tears, and mirth when you follow Cece through her journey of school life, childhood friends, childhood crushes, and the entirety of growing up deaf, while Cece imagines herself as a superheroine, El Deafo. I totally recommend it.

    Rating: 5
  4. “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” is a literary fiction epistolary novel by Ocean Vuong. This novel is written as a collection of moments in his life (and others’) addressed to his mother; she can never read it, however, because she cannot read English. It tells Vuong’s story of growing up as a Vietnamese-American with a family still affected by the Vietnam War. The book explores his identity, sexuality and how his experiences have shaped him, and it beautifully explores his path to finding his place in the world. I would totally recommend this book for older readers as there is sensitive material, but I loved it!

    Rating: 5
  5. “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei was a young adult/middle grade graphic novel depicting his and his family’s experiences in the Japanese internment camps in America during WWII. It was painful to see how all of these families had to go through drastic life changes and make do with their tough situation. It helped me to learn more about this historical event through a personal lens, and it was also cool to see how Takei grew from this experience and became an incredible actor later in life.

    Rating: 4
  6. The book is “The Apollo Trials: The Tower of Nero” by Rick Riordan. In this final installment of the “Apollo Trials,” Lester (the banished mortal form of Apollo) must regain his place at Mount Olympus by completing a grueling quest left by Zeus. While action-packed and a must-read for adventure lovers, the last book of Riordan’s Greek mythology series seemed formulaic compared to his other works.

    Rating: 2
  7. Book title – Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
    Book Author – J.K Rowling

    Genre – Fantasy
    Review – So HP has been my favorite series ever since I read it aand it has to be on top of you next-to-read list if you haven’t yet. The story has s o many twists and turns, and there are NO boring parts.

    Rating: 5
  8. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl! By Erica Henderson, Derek Charm, and Ryan North

    Marvel Superhero Graphic Novel
    I really like these books because of of the style of how they talk. It is super realistic and entertaining. I would highly recommend this series if you want to read about some of the newer, less- known Marvel characters.

    Rating: 5
  9. The War That Saved My Life
    By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
    Historical Fiction
    In this book, the heroine named Ada is living through World War II in London. Due to her foot being twisted, her single mother has never let her go outside. The fear of war causes many to send their children away from London, Jamie, Ada’s brother being one of them. Ada sneaks out, following her brother, and finding new freedom.

    Rating: 5
  10. Book: Lost in the Sun
    Author: Lisa Graff
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    Review: This book was a fun read that showed the power of true friends. It’s about Trent, a sixth-grader who is trying to get past the fact that he accidentally killed someone with a hockey puck. Then he starts to become friends with Fallon Little, a girl his age who tries to get help him put the past in the past.

    Rating: 4
  11. Echo
    By: Pam Munoz Ryan
    This book, is truly amazing. It is also full of so much meaning. This book, gives you a taste of life during the war and holocaust. One of the character in this book, Friedrich is growing up in Germany while Hitler is gaining more power.

    Rating: 5
  12. Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
    Anthony Horowitz
    Spy Fiction
    In this book, Alex Rider, a fourteen-year-old boy finds out his uncle was a spy and was killed on his last mission, instead of in a car crash like he was told. After finding this out, he is sent to complete the mission his uncle died on. This book is action-packed, and it is very well-written.

    Rating: 4
  13. Title – A Wrinkle In Time
    Genre – Fantasy?
    So I watched the movie on this. I loved it so much that I had to read the book! I read the book and when I tell you its AMAZING, it’s amazing. I loved it so much and how the brother get manipulated and more, it is just the best twist-and-turn-thriller book.

    1. Yes, I loved “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle! I read the graphic novel version when I was younger, and it was surprisingly good and interesting since many people have said that the actual book was confusing. I have not watched the movie yet, but I am planning on it!

  14. Title : The Mystery of the Haunted House
    Genre : Fiction
    In this book, Noah and his little brother Josh, and his friend Olivia live near a house that was claimed to be haunted. The trio use their knowledge of tracking and technology to figure out the mysterious flashes of light coming from the window.

    Rating: 3
  15. The book “New Kid” written by Jerry Craft is a graphic novel. This story is about a kid named Jordan and his experience at a new school. I would rate this book 4 stars because I think that New Kid is a good book, but it doesn’t compete with my favorite!

    Rating: 4
  16. Wilder girls
    By: Rory Power
    Fiction
    In this book, Hetty, Byatt, and Reese battle a disease called the Tox, on a island, Raxter, by Maine. As Byatt goes missing, Hetty becomes determined to find her friend. I rated this 4 stars because while it is an intriguing book, the first part was not as action filled as the rest, and took me a while to get over.

    Rating: 4
  17. In the book, “Give the Dark My Love” by Beth Revis, Nedra is given the opportunity to study alchemy at the prestigious school, Yugen Academy. She works with Master Ostrum and another student named Grey to cure a mysterious plague that is ravaging poor communities, including Nedra’s hometown. As the book progresses, it seems as though the only way to cure the plague is to resort to the forbidden practice of necromancy. The perspective of the novel shifts between Grey and Nedra. While the plot is endearing, the characters are forgettable and heavily cliched. Some characters are irritatingly one-dimensional, including the deuteragonist, Grey, whose entire personality revolves around Nedra. (In fact, halfway through the book, the author forgot to include Grey’s perspective.) The novel also struggled with its pacing. The main plotline starts after completing about 65% of the book.

    Rating: 3
  18. “Death of the Nile” by Agatha Christie is a thrilling read. The charming heiress, Linnet Ridgeway, is about to be wed to her fiance, Simon Doyle. However, her best friend, Jacqueline de Bellefort, was once engaged to Doyle. Jacqueline stalks the young couple’s honeymoon and swears revenge. When Jaqueline drunkenly shoots Doyle on a cruise ship on the Nile, it seems as though his to-be bride has been murdered and robbed at the same time. It is up the the world renowned detective, Hercule Poirot, to find the culprit(s). The characters and plot are both endearing and delightful. This conundrum can leave veteran mystery lovers stumped!

    Rating: 5
  19. The book “Real Friends” by Shannon Hale is a graphic novel. This book is a true story and talks about a girl named Shannon who is having trouble making friends at school. I would rate this book 5 stars because it is one of my favorite books.

    Rating: 5
    1. “Real Friends,” by Shannon Hale is one of my favorites! I like how it can be relatable at times, and how it really captures the meaning of friendship and what it is to be human. Graphic novels are definitely my favorite genre.

  20. Once
    By: Anna Carey
    In the second book of the Eve trilogy, Eve runs right into the King’s hands and now has to deal with the royal life.

    I rated this book a 4 because things tend to move fast and can be hard to comprehend.

    Rating: 4
    1. “Eve,” by Anna Carey is a great book! I love how the author takes you on an adventure of suspense and wonder. I do agree that this series, can go really fast though and can get confusing at times. I am planning on reading the next two books, and I am excited to do so!

  21. The story “Drama” by Raina Telgemeier is a graphic novel. This book talks about the story of a girl who loves theatre. She wants to make school plays the quality of broadway shows with the school budget. I would rate this book a 5/5.

    Rating: 5
    1. “Drama,” by Raina Telgemeier, is another graphic novel I love! I like how modern it is and also how it can be relatable to us at times! Additionally, I recommend reading the “Smile” series, also by Raina Telgemeier, since they are also great reads!

  22. In the book The Assassin’s Blade written by Sarah J. Maas is a book where fantasy lovers will dive in. In this book The main character Celaena Sardothien who is an Assassin will be roaming the lands because of her punishment and she will find friends that helped on this journey… Now i am waiting to get the 2nd book and to read that.

    Rating: 5
  23. The book “Cujo” by Stephen King is a psychological horror novel. The book involves two families, the Trentons and Cambers, and the Cambers’ dog, Cujo. While playing around outside, Cujo gets infected with rabies and starts going on a rampage, killing people. This book is quite the ride and something you would expect from Stephen King.

    Rating: 5
    1. Hm, I never read “Cujo,” by Stephen King, but I heard that it is a great novel. I will definitely put this book on my reading list as Stephen King is a wonderful author of thriller and mystery. Thank you for giving a little information about this book!

  24. “Fractured” by Karen Slaughter is a crime fiction novel. This book is actually the second book in the Atlanta series. I didn’t read the first book of the series however, but I will probably try to read it because this book was quite good. This book is about Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his investigation of the murder of a teenage girl who is part of a wealthy family. Anyone who loves crime novels will love this!

    Rating: 5
  25. “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth is a popular dystopian novel that has also been adapted as a movie. The protagonist of this book is a girl named Tris who must choose one of the five society’s factions. She chooses the soldier/warrior faction, “Dauntless,” and struggles to fit in. Many people wonder if her choice was good not only because she is one of the weaker links, but also because her brain operates differently from the common person. Therefore the societal hierarchy of government cannot control her.

    Rating: 5
  26. “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult is a realistic fiction novel that gives multiple perspectives about a horrific school shooting that occured. This book follows the motives behind the incident and what led up to the shooter to go about his actions, the aftermath of the incident, and the emotions that overwhelmed everyone. In such a surreal event, this book teaches life lessons of heartache, but also understanding and moving forward. I would definitely recommend this book!

    Rating: 4
  27. After becoming a Harvard graduate and the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama talks about the behind the scenes stories of her life from family to politics in order to establish how she transformed into the successful lady she is today. “Becoming,” by Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that takes the readers a trip down memory lane from when Obama was a little girl to the woman she is now. She wants everyone who reads her book to take away the fact that whatever failures or uncertainties they may face, they can certainly rise above the challenge, be persistent, and make their dreams into a reality.

    Rating: 5
  28. “Before She Knew Him” by Peter Swanson is a mystery thriller novel. The book is about Hen (short for Henrietta) and Lloyd, a couple who moves into a new neighborhood where they meet another couple, Matthew and Mira. When Hen and Lloyd visit Matthew and Mira’s house and go into Matthew’s room, Hen spots the trophy of a man named Scott who was murdered two years ago, giving Hen the growing suspicion that Matthew is a killer. This book was a good mystery book with really good plot twists.

    Rating: 4
  29. “Real Friends,” by Shannon Hale and Leuyen is a graphic novel about an awkward girl named Shannon. This book embarks upon Shannon’s journey of friends. Throughout her years of school, she has gained friends, lost friends, found who her “fake” and “real” friends were and the difference between the two, and struggled to find her voice and person. This book is a great read!

    Rating: 5
  30. “The Patient” by Jasper DeWitt is a psychological thriller. The book is about a psychiatrist named Parker who takes on a job at a mental asylum. There is a mysterious, supposedly dangerous patient at the asylum that no one has succeeded in curing. Parker, who is confident in his abilities, takes on this patient and things just get crazy. This was a really good read with a lot of plot twists.

    Rating: 4
  31. Alex Trebek’s stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis was the driving force behind the construction of his book, “The Answer Is … Reflections on My Life.” In his memoir “The Answer Is … Reflections on My Life,” author Alex Trebek, although hesitant to write about himself for many years, finally decides to inform his supporters about his life’s journey and the individual whom everyone is encouraging in order to give back to the loving community who has helped him throughout his tough path. Trebek produced his memoir in hopes that his readers will embrace life to the fullest and stay optimistic during any obstacles that may be encountered in the road that lies ahead.

    Rating: 4
  32. “The Woman in the Window” by Makiko Ikeda is a thriller novel. This book is about Anna who lives alone in her big house. She has agoraphobia after a car accident. She has a husband who she is separated from and a child, both of whom she calls a lot. Anna loves spying on her neighbors, the Russells. She is close with the son and the mother, and knows that the father is quite controlling. When spying on them, she witnesses Jane being murdered and tries to report this to the police with no avail with the Russells denying this and the police not believing her. This book is really good and has a lot of plot twists.

    Rating: 5
  33. Rise
    Anna Carey
    Fiction
    In the last book of the Eve trilogy, Eve continues the rebels attempts of overthrowing the current government, her father. She is left working through the pain and guilt of her dead lover.

    I rated this book a 4 because it moves fast and can be hard to comprehend.

    Rating: 4
  34. The book “Roller Girl” by Victoria Jamieson is a graphic novel. This book talks about Astrid learning to follow her dreams instead of her friends’. I would rate this book a 4/5.

  35. The book, “The Science of Breakable Things,” by Tae Keller is a amazing book! It is a fictional book focusing on a girl whos mom has depression and how she try’s to pull her mom out of it, making mistakes along the way and new friends. Natalie, Twig, and a new friend try to get Natalie’s mom back. I would rate this book a 5/5 and would defiantly read it again.

    Rating: 5
  36. Tui t. Sutherland
    Wings of fire the graphic novel book 3
    Fiction
    Glory gets mad at everyone cause she has anger issues . Then she gets mad and wants to be queens so they do challenges to she if she can be queen. They do this then glory is queen and wants to attack the night wings cause they robbing her subjects. It decent book cause it decent and summarizes the 3rd book in a graphic novel quite well

    Rating: 3
  37. The Maze Runner
    By: James Dashner
    Genre: Dystopian
    This book is about Thomas who wakes up in this place called the Maze and meets friends and enemies. They have to try to escape the shapeshifting maze before the Grievers(monsters) kill them one by one. When they get out, they are “saved”. They don’t know it yet, but this is all a test. I am working on trying to get the next book of the series and highly recommend it.

    Rating: 5
    1. The “Maze Runner,” by James Dasher, is a great movie! I personally have never read the book, but based on your description, the two are pretty similar. I will surely read the book after your recommendation, so thank you for giving a little information about it!

  38. Title: Roller Girl
    Author: Victoria Jamieson
    Genre: Realistic Fiction

    Roller Girl takes readers on a journey about self discovery and friendships. Astrid has a tough time with handling situations life has thrown at her. First she has a fight with her best friend Nicole and then she goes to roller derby camp which proves to be tough. She finds out that she is not as skilled as everyone else enrolled camp. Moving on she works hard and starts to get a little better. Astrid later on offers an apology to Nicole. At the end of the derby Astrid realizes she has made a friend named Zoey who shares the same love of roller derby. This was an enjoyable read because for middle school students I feel the book and Astrid are relatable. Also Astrid’s favorite color is black just like me.

    Rating: 4
  39. Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja
    By Simon Higgins
    Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
    This book is about Moonshadow, a ninja who has to steal some plans from this power-hungry lord before he creates a destructive weapon. along the way, he meets Snowhawk, who was working for another shadow clan, and stole the plans. They realized that powerful bounty hunters were after them so they teamed up. Near the end, Moonshadow takes Snowhawk to the Grey Light Order.

    Rating: 5
  40. Moonshadow: The Nightmare Ninja
    By Simon Higgins
    Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
    This book is about Moonshadow and Snowhawk and how they receive a message from the White Nun, a powerful sorceress(good guy), who needs help. Turns out the message was a fake, intended to spring a trap and capture the two ninjas. They face deadly foes like a street gangster, experienced samurai, and a ninja who fights using his dark magic by entering dreams and killing people in them. The White Nun helps them to fight off their enemies.

    Rating: 5
  41. Where is the great wall
    By Brennan Demuth
    I rated it 5 starts because it is a great and fun way to learn about the great wall of china. It is just amazing how long the great wall of china is and how old it is, and how many people died building it

    Rating: 5
  42. Who was Robert Ripley
    Kirsten Anderson
    It was great because it showed how an author’s life and how not everyones dreams cant always happen. It is also great because it shows how he came up with the 0belive it or not book series which i love

    Rating: 5
    1. The “Who Was” series, written by various authors, are one of my favorites! I love it because they are easy reads, but they are also very interesting and informative! I now know a lot of different facts about a variety celebrities because of this series haha. I definitely recommend reading more from this series.

  43. who was Babe Ruth By Joan Holub. This is a great book because it showed the racial inequalty yet he was o good that they he could play. It is also so amazing that how good he was. It is also so amazing how many home runs he got playing for hyankees

    Rating: 5
  44. Who was John F Kennedy By Yona Zeldis McDonough. I like this book because it is easy to read yet has tons of information. I find it amazing how he was in a solider and how he saved everyone and was the youngest president every elected

    Rating: 5
  45. Who was Roald Dahl By True Kelley. I think it is so easy to read and you want to read more so you . I love how he was in the war yet being an author fpor a popular book

    Rating: 5
  46. Who was Albert Einstein By jess Brallier. It is an awesome book because it showed who he is yet making me want to read the book.

    Rating: 5
  47. Who was Milton Hershey by james buckley jr. This is a great book because it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo easy of a read and it showed how nice hilton is and why he did what he did

  48. Who was Christopher Columbus by Bonnie Bader. It is such an easy read and it was amazing that he got deinied to sail by so many places unti; he does and hpw cruel he was.

    Rating: 5
  49. what was the underground railroad by yona zeeldis mcdomoughm . I rate it 5 stars because it had so much info yet being a fun read yet having so much information . i think it is so sad that slaves were a thing and how bad they were treated and how hard the underground railround was to function

    Rating: 5
  50. Romance novel: After You by Jojo Moyes
    I had read this book in one sitting and absolutely loved it. I am usually not a big fan of these types of books however, watching the two characters grow in their relationships and seeing how they used the pain of their past to help each other was really amazing to read.

  51. Romance novel: After You by Jojo Moyes
    I had read this book in one sitting and absolutely loved it. I am usually not a big fan of these types of books however, watching the two characters grow in their relationships and seeing how they used the pain of their past to help each other was really amazing to read.

    Rating: 5
  52. Cinder
    Marissa Meyer
    A new take on Cinderella, Cinder is part android and a talented mechanic. Living in uncertain times with a plague Cinder does the best she can. Attempting to revive Prince Kai’s disabled android and getting drafted in an android attempt to find a cure, Cinder uncovers startling secrets and a new identity.

    Rating: 5
  53. Nancy Drew Books 1 & 2 (Back to Back) by Carolyn Keene

    Nancy Drew books are all mystery. These mysteries kept me reading and interested. Book #2 very pretty intense and was fun to read. I enjoyed trying to figure out the mysteries with Nancy Drew.

    Rating: 4
  54. “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black is written in the perspective of a young girl named Jude. Jude and her sisters, Cardan and Taryn, live amongst a world of Faeries, after their foster father had murdered their parents. Jude, in spite of the stigma surrounding mortals, tries to find a place of belonging through knighthood. Much to my personal displeasure, the book focuses on its romantic overtones rather than its adventurous plot. It is more suitable for romantic readers. The book is well-written and well-paced.

    Rating: 3
  55. Outside Beauty
    Cynthia Kadohata
    Shelby, her sisters, and her mom have a very interesting bond. Shelby’s mom weaponizes her beauty and teaches her children the same. But when a car accident sends there mom into a hospital, the sisters are separated and sent to live with their different fathers.

    I think this book is good but can use stereotypes negatively.

    Rating: 4
  56. The Running Dream
    Wendelin Van Draanen
    Realistic Fiction
    I really loved this book. It is about a girl who gets in a horrific accident and isn’t able to do her favorite thing: run. She goes through so much conflict: not being able to run, and the most important one which is… read it and find out! I’m sorry I’m not spoiling it. : )

    Rating: 5
  57. “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is a raw, heartfelt, compelling masterpiece about the intersections of race, socioeconomic status, and police brutality. Alongside Thomas’ critical analysis, the dialogue and setting are brutally realistic. This is one of the best books that I’ve read this Summer.

    Rating: 5
    1. “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, is a great read! I love how current it is, how it pushes us to stand up for what we believe in, and how it teaches us to move forward. I have not watched the movie yet, but I am planning on it!

  58. In the book The House of Hades written by Rick Riordan. This was a book where fantasy lover would dive in and never want to leave the book. The House of Hades was an interesting story but I felt like Rick Riordan was expanding an extra 100 pages or so i think that they could have lessened the books amount of pages. In this story percy and Annabeth don’t give up when they are in taturs and the rest of the 7 go out ot the doors of death because that is the destination of Percy and Annabeth to close the doors to have chance of making gea go back to sleep.

    Rating: 4
  59. Title: Here to Stay

    Author: Sara Farizan

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

    Summary: This book was oKaY–I didn’t really enjoy it as much as some of the other books I have read. Some parts of it were mildly fascinating, such as the parts where Bijan (main character) was made the target of a Photoshop prank because of his race. Another fun part was figuring out who did this prank with Bijan as he reviewed the clues. Some of it was a bit…questionable, so for those reasons, I rated it lower.

    Rating: 3
  60. Title: Ghost

    Author: Jason Reynolds

    Genre: Realistic Fiction

    Summary: Castle calls himself Ghost. Ever since that day his father tried to shoot him and his mother, he discovered his speed. He tries to make it through, just one more day through this neighborhood, one more day through his school, one more day without an altercation…but he can’t. Ghost has run away from his problems so many times, he doesn’t know how to face them. I did enjoy this book, but it wasn’t an all-time favorite.

    Rating: 4
  61. Ghost Boys, Jewell Parker Rhodes. This is a cross between realistic fiction and supernatural. It’s a gripping tale told in between views of “Alive”…and “Dead.” Jerome is just a kid, 12 years old, so it comes as a shock to everyone when he’s shot dead on the street by a police officer. Alive, Jerome deals with everyday struggles–bullies, acting normal, etc. Dead, he sees the aftermath caused by his death. He tries to fit in with this new ghost world around him, but he doesn’t want to accept that this is now his reality. It is such a good representation of the struggles in society today. I found this book again after I saw the author of another book in the Summer Reading list (HMS) was the same author of this book, which I had read before.

    Rating: 5
  62. Towers Falling, Jewell Parker Rhodes. This book is realistic fiction. I found this book the same way I found Ghost Boys (which I just reviewed above). It’s about a girl named Deja, and she lives in Avalon. It sounds pretty, but really, she lives a life in a city she knows nothing about. Avalon is Deja’s prison and she’s been caged there until she finally goes to school. The anniversary of 9/11 is approaching, but Deja doesn’t know anything about it. She doesn’t know what they’re talking about, but she has been a native New Yorker all her life. When she looks further into it, she sees a lot of stuff she doesn’t want to. Her father gets angry, the new friends she’s made think she’s insensitive, and Deja feels lost in the sea. This book offers a poignant view on the first experience of learning about 9/11.

    Rating: 4
  63. Along for the Ride
    by Sarah Dessen
    Romance, realistic/contemporary
    This is an amazing book! The story is set in a cute, close-knit beachside town, where the protagonist, Auden, goes to visit her father, his new wife, and their baby daughter. As the summer progresses, Auden meets many people in Colby, who change the way she sees life, especially Eli. I really grew to like Auden as a character, and it was interesting to see how she changes throughout the story. I think the author did a great job crafting each of her characters and the setting, allowing the story to move along really nicely. This book is a perfect summer read!

    Rating: 5
  64. The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante, sci-fi romance. This book is about a girl named Marisol who arrives in the U.S. with her sister, Gabi, only to be denied her request for asylum. They can enter legally if Marisol agrees to take part in an experiment, but this experiment is like no other. Marisol agrees to take on the grief of other people, such as veterans (PTSD). It was around this part that I actually read the blurb, and it all sounded pretty interesting…except for when it says that somewhere along the line, she falls in love unexpectedly. I’m not a romance fan whatsoever, so I rated it pretty low for this reason (it’s mainly around romance). I did enjoy the rest of the book (minimal) without it.

    Rating: 2
  65. My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi, realistic historical fiction. It’s the summer of 1984 and Ebony-Grace is coming from down south in Alabama to the streets of Harlem, New York. She’s reluctant about staying there, but she knows she has a friend, Bianca because of their shared interest in space. Ebony-Grace’s grandfather has taught her all about the vast reaches of space and the possibilities of what might be out there. But this very same thing is what causes Ebony-Grace to alienate (pardon my pun) herself from every other kid in the ‘hood. I gave it a 3 because it wasn’t that interesting and it was a bit hard to discern between Ebony-Grace’s adventures in her brain compared to real life.

    Rating: 3
  66. Tell Me Three Things
    by Julie Buxbaum
    Romance, realistic/contemporary, a bit of mystery
    This story is set in L.A., which is the new home of the protagonist, Jessie. Previously, she lived in Chicago, but after her mom died and her father eloped with a woman he met online, she was forced to move to the fancy Californian neighborhood. At first, Jessie has a really hard time at her new school. She doesn’t feel like she fits in with the high-end crowd and she misses her old friends. But then she starts receiving emails from “SN,” who offers to be her guide at the high school, however, he does not reveal his identity. This is a funny and realistic book that kept me turning page after page! As the story moved on, I really grew to love Jessie, SN, and many of the other characters!

    Rating: 5
  67. All the Bright Places
    by Jennifer Niven
    Romance, realistic/contemporary
    This was an amazing book, although I must warn you it made me cry really hard at some parts. It is about the story of Finch and Violet, who are seemingly very different individuals, but both have a lot to think about. As they spend time together, they grow and learn a lot from each other. I was hooked on the story right from the first page, and it continued to become better and better. The story is actually based on the author’s personal experience, which made it even more interesting to read. I think she does a great job of writing about a tough topic while making the story around it really beautiful.

    Rating: 5
  68. Sanctuary
    By Paola Mendoza
    In a futuristic America, Vali and her mother are undocumented. With government issued chips inserted in everyone and an update to expose illegals, the future looks bleak. With this in mind Vali and her family, including her documented younger brother, get on the move to escape the U.S. On this heart wretching story, friends are made and lost, bringing awareness to the struggles of immigrants.

    Rating: 5
  69. Pretend she’s here
    By Luanne Rice
    In this story, Emily’s best friend, Lizzie Porter is dead. Emily is trying to cope with such a big loss, but when Lizzie’s family invites Emily on a car ride, she is forced to pretend to be her friend. Emily befriends the next door blind kid and starts falling in love. In this twisted story, people get hurt and there reactions turn into reality.

    5 stars

  70. Where is the Brooklyn bridge
    By Megan stine
    It is amazing that it has so much info yet wants you to read it so I rate 5 stars. It is in New York and killed a couple people building the bridge.

    Rating: 5
  71. Bear Bottom
    By Stuart Gibbs
    Is this book, Teddy, a young detective, takes a vacation away from Fun Jungle. On his vacation, he encounters a mystery. Bison are going missing, but where and how. And an encounter with a grizzly bear leads to ending up with expensive missing jewelry.

    Although the book is targeted towards younger audiences, I really enjoyed the thrill and journey of this story.

    Rating: 5
  72. Baby Sitters Club
    Ann M. Martin
    In this series, a group of girls join together to make this club for baby sitting services. These girls learn to make friends, work together as a team and to know how to make a business, with a little bit of teenage and middle school drama.
    I really enjoyed this series, along with the TV show. I love the novels and also the graphic novels as well!

    Rating: 4
    1. I never read or watched “The Baby-Sitters Club,” by Ann. M. Martin, but after your description, I will! They seem to be relatable and modern which are books I tend to read. I think I will go and read the graphic novels since they look interesting, many people love this version, and they are my favorite genre.

  73. White Bird by R.J. Palacio
    In this story, Julien, from Wonder, asks his grandmother to tell her story of the Holocaust. His grandmother, being Jewish, finding refuge and escaping from the anti Jew occupation in France.

    A very compelling and heartfelt story of the past, promoting hope onto the future.

    Rating: 5
  74. “The Beautiful” by Renee Ahdieh is the first book of a romantic YA vampire series. The book belongs to many genres like romance, mystery, thriller, and fantasy. The book is about Celine Rousseau, a 17 year old girl, who lives in New Orleans which is known as the city ruled by the dead. She becomes close with Sebastien Saint Germain who is the leader of the city’s underworld. After a series of murders, New Orleans breaks out in fear of a serial killer who is now after Celine. This is a great book to read and I may read the other books in the series.

    Rating: 4
  75. “The Summoning” by Kelley Armstrong is the first book in the Darkest Powers series, the genre being paranormal and horror. The book is about a 15 year old girl named Chloe Saunders who has the ability to see ghosts. This ability gets her admitted to the Lyle House which is a center for troubled teens. The Lyle House doesn’t seem normal, and the other kids also have paranormal behaviors, so she sets out to find out the truth. This is a great read for those who love paranormal type stories.

    Rating: 4
  76. “The Fall” by Bethany Griffin is a take on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story called “The Fall of the House of Usher”. The book is about Madeline Usher who is kind of doomed. The Usher family is cursed and can’t leave their house at all. You could say that the house is alive, driving all its inhabitants mad to insanity almost. Madeline tries to save her and her twin brother by attempting to escape the house and even trying to destroy the house which may be the only way to escape. This was a good time pass book for me, but I wasn’t the greatest fan of it.

    Rating: 3
  77. The Seven Swords by Nils Johnson-Shelton
    Genre: Adventure/based on a legend
    This was actually the second book but I didn’t know it until I started reading. I will be getting the first and third soon. It’s about Artie Kingfisher, aka King Arthur, and his loyal friends (the knights) who go on a quest to find the legendary Seven Swords. Finding them seems easy, but each has its own guardian, and an angry antagonist trying to kill them. I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it.

    Rating: 5
  78. The book the OGRE of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson is a adventure book because a boy and his friends go on a boat to a castle to find a princess that ran away but the people thought the ogre took her.
    At first I thought it was boring but if you go deep in a book it get really interesting

    Rating: 5
  79. Heros of Olympus: House of Hades By Rick Riordan
    Adventure Fantasy

    Very entertaining and full of action. Very well writen.

    Rating: 5
  80. In the book Restart written by Gordan Korman is realistic fiction book where a kids= that used to be a star in the a school but used to bully everyone is know a kind and loving kid who helps those in need but in the and it is up to the JURY to decide what will happen to Chase Ambrose.

    Rating: 5
  81. In the book The Blood of Olympus written by Rick Riordan the last book for The heroes of Olympus is a fantasy book which tells who is going to win Gea or the 7 a

    Rating: 5
  82. The Library of Lost Things
    by Laura Taylor Namey
    Realistic contemporary Fiction/a little hint of Mystery and Romance
    – I just finished this book and kind of wished it could’ve kept on going! The characters (especially Marisol and Asher, even though they weren’t the main characters) are really well described by 1st person POV. The author made the character’s situations real to the reader, even though I (myself) had never experienced a plane crash accident or having one of my parents types of disorders. The “romance” part of the book between the main character, Darcy, and Asher was really low-key (which I enjoyed) and mainly just demonstrated their moral support for each other by being there and giving an ear to talk to because both were getting through hard times/doubting themselves. As well as the strong friendship bond between Marisol and Darcy during the times they’ve needed cheering up, and a person to share ups, downs, secrets, girl drama, and smoothies with 🙂 Overall, I feel that as Darcy found herself, not hiding behind the shadows of her books, intellectual gift of words, (or her mother) it was really encouraging to see her grow as a character. I’d definitely rate this book a 5 star!

    Rating: 5
  83. What is the Constitution by Patricia Brennan Demuth. I would recomend this ok because it is an easy book to read and is fun to read. The constitution is the outlines of the rights of the pople of our countrie.

    Rating: 5
  84. Wings of fire the Graphic novel TUI T . Sutherland. This is 5 satrs because the art work for the book is really nice and it recaps book one well for being a graphic novel.

    Rating: 5
  85. Plant vs zombies volume 2 by Paul Tobin
    i dont really like this book because the book really dint makes= any sense. The book is really just lants being angry at zombies

  86. WIngs of Fire The dangerous gift. TUI T Sutherland.
    Queen snowfall had just become queen after her mother died to a plauge that killed many ice wing. After that she gets a ring that helps her understand that dragons can help each other

    Rating: 5
  87. This is My America by Kim Johnson (realistic contemporary, mystery):
    Seventeen year-old Tracy Beaumont has to race against time to try and prove her father innocent before this approaching death penalty date, while also aiding in an investigation to prove her brother’s innocence as well. This novel mentions the racial discriminations and oppression that occurs within our own country today and addresses various solutions such as Innocence X and the BLM protests against racism. It is majorly empowering and also informative in a way as well, I would definitely recommend it.

  88. Cat’s Cradle Book 1 The Golden Twine by Jo Rioux
    Graphic Mystery

    I liked the book because there are many different cliffhanger moments that make you wonder what will happen next and there are many surprises even though it’s a short book.

    Rating: 4
  89. Saving Mr Terupt By Rob Buyea
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    This book is about kids entering 7th grade and it is all about their troubles. It is in a diary form, so you can know what everyone thinks at a certain time. I definatly recommend it!!

    Rating: 5
  90. I finished Retake by Jen Calonita. I really liked it. It’s about a girl with a time travel app on her phone. She uses it to try and fix her friendship with her best friend, Laura. This genre is kind of like realistic fiction but with fantasy mixed into.

    Rating: 4
  91. Refugee
    By Alan Gratz
    I really liked the book, it was how people in different time periods and different places ended up connecting altogether.

    Rating: 5
  92. “The A.B.C. Murders” by Agatha Christie is ingenious. In the book, the retired Belgium detective, M. Poirot, meets his friend, Captain Hastings, in England. Poirot stumbles upon a note from the mysterious A.B.C. which forewarns of a murder in Andover. The murderer will continue the alphabetical killings until Poirot can bring him to justice. Even in the first book of the series, Christie manages to break conventions and mystery norms. Out of all of the M. Poirot books that I have read, this book displays Poirot’s signature charming arrogance the best. Any mystery lover would enjoy this book.

    Rating: 5
  93. “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare is an interesting read. After the death of the Danish King, Hamlet returns from his university to reclaim his throne. Instead, he finds out that his corrupt uncle, Claudius, had been crowned King and married Hamlet’s mother. Believing that Claudius had murdered the Danish King, Hamlet descends into madness as he acts upon a lust for revenge. Hamlet has a charming and intelligent persona that resembles the typical “villain.” Even when his actions are unjustifiable, Hamlet is oddly captivating. The structure of the play is coherent. The ending is predictable. The play is a good read for anyone who is a fan of true crime and prefers character development over plot.

    Rating: 5
  94. The Quest of the Missing Map is a great mystery novel with several plot twists that keeps you in the story even when you think it’s over. It is about the journey to find the missing half of a map that is rumored to lead to a great treasure and there are a lot of people on the hunt to find it first.

    Rating: 5
  95. Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
    This is an amazing book that manages to combine history and a mystery thriller into one. The main character goes on a road trip with his grandmother to leave his home for a break. However, he starts to notice things that are off in his grandmother’s behavior and he quickly realizes that there is more to the story. This is a great book for anyone who likes thrillers.

    Rating: 5
  96. Best Nerds Forever by James Patterson
    This is a book about a kid who dies from a crazy driver, or at least that’s what he thought. This story shows him understanding just what happened and it also shows the effect that it has on those around him. This book was okay but not perfect because it had some really sad parts but overall was a decent book.

    Rating: 3
  97. Secret of the Red Arrow
    This is the first book in the Hardy Boys Adventure series and it is a great mystery novel. The story follows the plot of several pranks in Bayport and even when they are stopped, more serious crimes arise and it seems that there is a lot more to what was previously seen as harmless.

    Rating: 5
  98. Mystery of the Phantom Heist
    This Hardy Boys book is about how a group called the Scaredevils starts to vandalize several places in town, started by the viral video of someone who keyed the car of a rich kid. They start to post videos of crimes and it is up to Frank and Joe to stop these terrible things from happening.

    Rating: 5
  99. Book : New Kid
    Author : Jerry Craft
    Genre : Graphic Novel
    This book is a wonderful read. It is about a kid named Jordan who is forced to a new school could RAD, while he would much rather go to art school which is his passion. He struggles to find where he belongs in the school and where he will fit in with the others.

    Rating: 5
  100. Book: Saving Mr. Terupt
    Author : Rob Buyea
    Genre : Realistic Fiction
    This Book is a great read and has a great storyline. What most interested me about this book was the dairy format of the book it allowed for the reader to see a whole different side of characters and there perspectives.

    Rating: 5
    1. The “Mr. Terupt” series, by Rob Buyea, are one of my favorites. I love how the book is modern, relatable to us at times and gives the views of every main character. I also like how every character has a different personality and each of us can surely connect with one of them.

  101. Book – HP and the Chamber Of Secrets
    Genre – Fantasy
    Author – JK Rowling
    This is by far my FAVORITE HP book. It has so many plot twists and the descriptions are beyond amazing. I could see my self acctually being in the chambe. This book is a great one if you read the first and want to see the Dursleys fall from a window (literally).

  102. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Genre – Fantasy
    Author – HP

    This is HP and ya know it is the best series ever, but this book was really confusing for me, I had to read it two times to get it. But when I did, it was a great stroy and I can see how it isn’t as bad as future books but still has danger signaling Harry will be having more encounters with Voldemort.

    Rating: 5
    1. My favorite HP book would be a tie between this book and the second book, HP and the Chamber of Secrets. Loved when Aunt Marge blew up.

    2. same, when I first read it it was kinda confusing but I re-read it and it made more sense.

      My favorite books in the series are Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire

  103. “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury is a science fiction book. Guy Montag lives in a futuristic, dystopian version of America. He is a firefighter. Instead of “fighting fires,” firefighters are responsible for burning books. Books, as some character argue, are a venue towards divisions and discord. Montag slowly questions the practice of “book burnings.” I have never been so emotionally touched by a book. As Bradbury masterfully illustrates through a high-stakes journey, a book (or any form of art) itself should not be banned/burned because it “promotes” depression, extremism, or prejudice. Blocking off an entire world of thought in order to avoid conflict and confrontation is equivalent to social isolation. On the contrary, controversial books can challenge the values of its readers. I highly recommend this book.

  104. Absolutely Almost
    By Lisa Graff
    Realistic Fiction
    This book is about Albie, who struggled in his previous school and went to a public school instead of a private one. He meets people like Betsy and Calista (his new babysitter) that are nice to him and some mean kids like Darren who calls him names and acts like a jerk. Read the book to find out what happens.

    Rating: 3
  105. The Candymakers
    Wendy Mass
    Realistic Fiction
    This is about Logan, Miles, Daisy, and Philip, who are only 4 of the 32 twelve-year-olds competing in the annual Confectionary Association’s candy contest. They each have to make their own candy and the best candy that is chosen will be mass-produced to share with the world. All the kids want to win, but in the end, secrets are revealed and interesting alliances are made. TOTALLY RECOMMENDED.

    Rating: 5
  106. Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    Realistic Fiction
    This is a book that tells a story through verse of the problems of a young basketball star. It shows his growth and how much he learns through his unique experiences. He especially struggles with the loss of his father and this book shows him overcoming it.

    Rating: 5
  107. Bump by Matt Wallace
    This book is about a girl who dreams to be a wrestler and one day, she finds out that her neighbor runs a school not too far from her. She manages to get in and she learns the true meaning of being a wrestler and she finds a new type of family. This a great book about someone who finds their passion and does so much so they can succeed.

    Rating: 5
  108. The Byte-sized world of technology
    by Melvin and Gilda Berger
    Nonfiction
    This book is filled to the brim with 372 facts about ancient and modern tech. From animal bone ice skates to the fastest vehicles on Earth, it covers a lot. Fun to read and lots of cool stuff.

    Rating: 5
  109. Title: A Little Life
    Author: Hanya Yanagihara
    Genre: Realistic fiction
    “A Little Life” was hands down the most beautiful, shattering, and insightful book I have ever read. This book can be extremely triggering for a lot of people since it deals with sensitive topics, so I do not recommend anyone to read this unless you are in the right headspace. Throughout this book, the reader will learn about the course of the traumatic events that have happened during Jude’s life. Some of the most prominent themes that showed up were the intimacy of friendship, secrecy, and pain.

    Rating: 5
  110. Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
    Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Genre: Historical Fiction and Romance
    This book made me feel so many different emotions at once. I loved it. Monique, a journalist, randomly got hired by an extremely famous, retired actress by the name of Evelyn Hugo to her home. Hugo would like Monique to tell her life story to the world, consisting of her seven husbands, tragic losses, and a shocking component of her life that intertwines with Monique’s own in irreversible ways. It was so interesting and I could not put it down. I will say that I did not enjoy Monique’s parts of the book where she talked about her job as a journalist; I was much more drawn and appealed to Evelyn Hugo’s life story and the huge plot twist.

    Rating: 5
  111. Title: Red, White, and Royal Blue
    Author: Casey Mcquiston
    Genre: Romance/Realistic Contemporary
    This book was so humorous, fun, and a very fascinating read overall. It was about the president’s son, Alex Claremont-Diaz, and his forbidden love with the Prince of England, Henry. It also dealt with a lot of political aspects as well which gave the book even more flavor. Some themes integrated into the book were the trials and errors of love, personal identity, friendship and family, etc.

    Rating: 3
  112. “Crooked Kingdom” by Leigh Bardugo was a really good fantasy book in my opinion. It’s the second book in the duology after “Six of Crows”. It is a continuation of the story of a team that includes; Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, Jesper Fahey, Nina Zenik, Matthias Helvar, and Wylan Van Eck. This team was commissioned by Jan Van Eck to break into the Ice Court (a Fjerdan military stronghold, supposedly impossible to break in and out of) and find Bo Yul Bayur, a Shu scientist who had developed a dangerous drug for grisha (people with supernatural powers, different types of grisha have different powers), called jurda parem, that enhances their abilities and give them new abilities as well. They successfully make it in and out of the Ice Court, but find out that Bo Yul Bayur is dead, and instead find his son, who has been able to recreate his father’s discovery. The team takes the boy, Kuwei Yul Bo, and escape Fjerda. Jan Van Eck originally offered a large sum of money, and they rendezvous on an island to exchange the boy for the money. Kaz, knowing that Van Eck might not honor their deal, has Nina, who is a grisha, make Wylan, Jan’s son, look like Kuwei. Van Eck and his soldiers had no intention of just giving Kaz the money, and a battle ensues. Van Eck had grisha on parem with him, and was able to capture Inej to ransom to the rest of the team for Kuwei, who was safely hidden somewhere else. In “Crooked Kingdom”, the team schemes and fights, and they encounter new enemies. They give some more backstory on the amazing characters, and in the end, the protagonists are victorious, but they did have some losses. I definitely recommend this duology.

    Rating: 5
  113. Title: Three Dark Crowns
    Author: Kendare Blake
    Genre: Fantasy

    This book was really interesting and was packed with action towards the end. I really enjoyed reading about the three main characters and watching their stories come together. The plot was engaging and had plot twists making the classic story of killing for the crown a little more exciting. In addition, this is part of a trilogy so it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, making me want to read the other two books right away. The only thing I didn’t love was the slight confusion in the beginning. There were a lot of characters and until getting at least 5 or 6 chapters in, it was a bit challenging to keep track of them all and separate their individual stories.

    Rating: 4
  114. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum
    The story revolves around a teenager whose name is Jessie. Jessie’s life suddenly goes downhill when her mom dies and her father gets married to someone he has barely known. Jessie then moves and is left on her own without her father’s help to adjust to the new town. As soon as Jessie begins school she begins to receive letters from an anonymous person with tips and they begin to chat.

  115. The Mysterious Benedicts Society
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    I loved this book because it was a mystry and how each charecter was unique was very cool a I thing that people should read it because it symbolizes that with team work you are able to achive many great things.

    Rating: 5
  116. Book title: The Mysterious Benedicts Society
    Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
    I loved this book because it was a mystery and how each character was unique was very cool a I thing that people should read it because it symbolizes that with team work you are able to achieve many great things.

  117. Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
    Fantasy
    This is the first book in the Percy Jackson series and it shows the journey of a boy who struggles through his life and things just get more complicated after he finds out who he is. He then has to save his mother all while still trying to understand what is going on.

    Rating: 5
  118. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe
    C.S.Lewis
    Genre is fantasy
    This book is a great story and is so exciting. I couldn’t put this book down and was amazed by the ending. I also love how you don’t have to read the Chronicles Of Narnia in order (this is the first one I’ve read yet)

    Rating: 5
  119. Title: To Kill a Kingdom
    Author: Alexandra Christo
    Genre: Fantasy

    I finished this book in one night, but honestly it was less out of suspense but more out of wanting to see how the characters ended up. The book had a relatively predictable ending but there was one plot concept I was surprised by and found to be really interesting–I won’t share since it would be a spoiler of sorts. The book is good for fantasy and fairy tale lovers since it has similar energy to the Little Mermaid, but much darker. It is about a siren who is given a week to be a human and take the heart of a prince (like physically because in this world, sirens take the hearts of people) however the prince whose heart she needs happens to be the siren-hunter. There is an underlying love story in the book, but the focus is more on the action than the love. The prince and siren (who is a human as far as the prince knows) embark on an adventure to get a magical stone, that could end all siren-kind forever if in the hands of humans or alternatively, end all human-kind forever if in the hands of sirens. I enjoyed the book, and only knocked it a star because it started off a bit slow and ended in a pretty predictable way. In addition, I feel since the underlying love story between the prince and the siren is crucial to the plot, it could’ve been developed and focused on a bit more.

    Rating: 4
  120. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down
    Jeff Kinney
    Realistic Fiction/Comedy
    This book was meant to be a fun read cause I don’t read these books usually. It’s about Greg and how he has plans to get candy before Halloween since his mom won’t let him eat candy until that day. He also tried to make a movie with his friend Rowley.

    Rating: 3
  121. Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
    By Stacy McAnulty
    This book was so unique and what Lucy has to go through is so interesting. The friends she makes adds so much and no side character is filler or has no use.
    The ending (I won’t spoil it) takes a small yet important part of the story and turns it into a major plot point!
    I love this book and it is such a page turner!

    Rating: 5
  122. Heres another book I finished at the end of June:
    Esio Trot
    by Roald Dahl
    This book i read whenever I just want a quick and fun story, its very short and can be finished quite quickly. Its about a man who goes crazy for his love with TORTOISES!
    I won’t give away anymore but I love this book and it is a book I have read many, many times.

    Rating: 5
  123. 2019 book of world records by CYNTHIA OBRIEN.
    This book is about telling records that are crazy. this is a great book because it shows crazy world records and makes you want to find more world records that people have brocken

    Rating: 5
  124. A Child Called It
    Dave Pelzer
    Genre:memoir
    I saw this book in Barnes and Noble and was intrigued so I started reading it, the book was very interesting so I decided to find it in the library.After I got it I read it in one sitting and was shocked by what I read. While it is well written, this story is so sad and insane, and I can’t believe it’s a true story. This book informed me of child abuse and was overall a good read.(not good for people who cry when they read sad scenes)(they’d have waterfalls coming out of their eyes) Rating: 4

  125. “Kingdom of the Wicked” by Kerri Maniscalco is a YA fantasy mystery romance book. The book is about Emilia and her twin sister, Vittoria, who are witches secretly living among humans. Emilia later finds the dead body of her twin sister and sets out to hunt her sister’s killer. While on her journey, she meets Wrath who is one of the Wicked (princes of Hell) who claims to be on Emilia’s side. This book was really good, and I enjoyed the plot.

    Rating: 4
  126. “The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall” by Katie Alender is a YA horror book. The book is about Delia and her new house which once was an insane asylum for “troubled” girls called “Hysteria Hall.” The house has a desire to keep girls trapped inside, so Delia gets trapped inside this haunted house full of ghost girls who have dark secrets. The house itself has some dark secrets as well that Delia must uncover to be set free. This book was really awesome and a great read for anyone who loves the paranormal.

    Rating: 5
  127. American as Paneer Pie
    Supriya Kelker
    Genre: realistic fic
    This book is very empowering and interesting about a girl who was once very quiet about racism acting out about it and spreading awareness, she makes friends, enemies. This book is very good and I highly recommend it.

    Rating: 5
  128. In the Book My Miserable life written by F.L. Block is a book where realistic reader would love to read any see the world that could be in front of them. In this book Ben Hunter says that he is have a miserable life but in the end will his life change or will it stay the same miserable life that no knows except the reader.

    Rating: 5
  129. Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
    Fantasy
    This is the second book in Percy Jackson and just when he starts to have a relatively normal life, chaos erupts. He learns that the magical boundaries of Camp Half-Blood are weakening and all sorts of monsters are coming in. This means that he has to go on a journey to the Sea of Monsters, also known as the Bermuda Triangle, to fix everything.

    Rating: 5
  130. Save me a seat
    Gita Varadarajan and Sarah Weeks
    realistic fic
    This book was really good and the different perspectives where the 2 main characters misunderstood each other was so funny, the ending was great and I loved all the characters in the book. highly recommend

    Rating: 4
  131. We Were Liars
    E. Lockhart
    Young adult fiction, Psychological thriller

    This book has become really popular on social media(specifically tiktok). Yet, I must say it isn’t overhyped in the slightest. It is one of the few books I give a rating of 5 stars to. The plot twist is fantastic and I completely missed all the foreshadowing(I ended up re-reading it just to see all the blatant hints I missed). It’s a perfect book to read for the summer, with the author’s descriptions keeping you hooked to the very end.

    Rating: 5
  132. WinterSong by S. Jae Jones (romance, adventure, fantasy)

    Winter Song is about a girl named Elizabeth (Liesl) who goes off on a dark journey to find the Goblin King who kidnapped her sister. She vaguely remembers meeting him in her youth and falls deeply in love throughout the book, making it an awfully dramatic but addicting page-turner. I would definitely recommend this book to any romance novel readers.

    Rating: 4
  133. Adventure according to Humphrey
    Betty G. Birney
    Realistic fic
    This is a Humphrey book about the class having a boat race. We get to learn a bit of a story for each character from Humphrey’s view which makes it a lot better, overall it’s a SUPER easy read but it’s kinda funny.

  134. Title: One Half from the East
    Author: Nadia Hashimi
    Genre: Realistic Fiction

    This book was set in Afghanistan and portrayed gender inequality really well. It wasn’t really action-packed or suspenseful so it didn’t quite have the “you can’t put it down” feel however the concept for the plot was cool. A young girl has to become a boy to bring her family luck (since in this context, boys are treated far better in society than girls) and it is about her or ‘his’ life. I found it to be a bit amateur for me (but that is also because the target audience was middle school) and I usually don’t read such books. It is a quick read though (a little more than 260 pages).

    Rating: 3
  135. The Million Dollar Race by Matthew Ross Smith
    This is a book about a boy who is so good at running that he can break world records. He gets the opportunity to win a million dollars through running and he takes. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a country and he has to come up with more creative ways to get into the competition.

  136. Who is Pele? by James Buckley Jr.
    This was a great book that shows just how much Pele had to go through to become successful and just how amazing he was a soccer player.

    Rating: 4
  137. What was Alexander Hamilton? by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso

    This book tells the story of a Founding Father of the United States and how many challenges he had to go through before he could even get to the United States. Then it shows his journey through the ranks all the way to becoming a pivotal part of American history.

    Rating: 4
  138. What was Milton Bradley? by Kirsten Andersen

    This book is about Milton Bradley and everything he contributed to modern board games. He has invented so many of the classics that are still popular today and this book shows how he did it. He went through a lot of ups and downs but this was actually inspiration for some of his games.

    Rating: 5
  139. Who was Black Beard? by James Buckley Jr.

    Black Beard was the most feared pirate of his time this book tells the story of his rise through the ranks and how he managed to become the pirate of his own ship. It explains what he did and just how much influence he had even after his death.

    Rating: 4
  140. Who is Derek Jeter? by Gail Herman

    This book tells the story of Derek Jeter, one of the greatest players in the New York Yankees. It shows just how much he believed in himself and the legacy he left behind for others who wanted to follow in his footsteps.

    Rating: 5
  141. The Miscalculations of Lighting Girl by Stacy Mcanulty
    This book is a story about a girl that gets struck by lightening and gets really smart. She is qualified for collage as a 12 year old but her nana makes her go through middle school first. This shows how she dealt with real life situations and that is is okay to be different.

    Rating: 4
  142. The title of this book is ‘every day by David Leviathan and the genre is realistic fiction. This book is from the perspective of a 16-year-old girl who falls in love with a person who inhabits a different body every day. The person who she falls in love with is referred to as ‘A’. They must choose if they can continue to stay in love as A takes on new bodies every 24 hours.

  143. Title: The Song of Achilles
    Author: Madeline Miller
    Genre: Fiction/Greek Mythology
    This book was beautifully written. Every page consisted of such detailed, thoughtful, and lovely descriptions. I could not put it down. It is about two star-crossed lovers, Patroclus and Achilles, and the tragedies that occur when they have to go to war with the Trojans. It prominently contains many of the ideas and characters of the “Iliad.” It was shattering in the end but amazing nonetheless. I have nothing critical to say about this book.

    Rating: 5
  144. The Terrible Two Go Wild is about 2 kids named Miles and niles. They are the schools pranksters. This book is about their summer vacation in the woods were they have a prank war with the principals son.
    Genre: humor and fiction
    Author: Jory John and Mac Barnett

    Rating: 4
  145. Black Canary Ignite by Meg Cabot
    Graphic novel.
    I liked the book. I like the background story and the twists and turns that the plot took.

  146. Title: Rivals
    Author: Tim Green

    I rated this book 4 stars because there was a lot of action. I would have rated it five stars, but the story had moments when it was so boring and moments when it was action packed. This book was very good overall and I definitely suggest that you read it.

    Rating: 4
  147. Title: Rivals
    Author: Tim Green
    Genre: Sports Fiction/ Realistic Fiction
    I rated this book 4 stars because there was a lot of action. I would have rated it five stars, but the story had moments when it was so boring and moments when it was action packed. This book was very good overall and I definitely suggest that you read it.

    Rating: 4
  148. Title: The House of The Scorpion
    Author: Nancy Farmer
    Genre: Science Fiction
    This book is about a boy named Matteo Alacran, a clone of a drug lord in the future. I found this book very interesting because of the plot and how it is very creative. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction and anything that relates to genetic engineering.

    Rating: 5
  149. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiography comic. The main character is a girl named Marjane. The book takes place in the 1970’s in Tehran which is the capital of Iran while the Iranian revolution is taking place. The comic focuses on Marjane’s experiences during the Iranian revolution and how she must survive all the political changes which will change Iran forever. The comic focuses on the damages of the war and how women are being treated there. Read more to see if Marjane will make it out of Iran in one piece….

    Rating: 5
  150. Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee
    Norah used to have cancer for the last two years and she can finally go back to in person school. The kids in her grade have mixed opinions about her. Worst of all, she’s switched to 8th grade math and science because she went ahead when she had cancer. She tries keeping her cancer a secret to one of her eight grade friends. Some think she’s super fragile and others think she wants attention. I really liked this book. Oh and the genre is realistic fiction.

    Rating: 5
  151. Let Me Fix That For You by Janice Erlbaum
    Realistic Fiction
    Gladys tries to fix everyone’s problems by giving them a smart excuse to get away from trouble. The jobs are easy, like an excuse for missing band, but they get harder. Glad still finds solutions until she finds one problem that is impossible: her parent’s relationship. She helps everybody, but at the end of the day, she decides that her family needs the most fixing.

    Rating: 5
  152. Upstaged by Diana Harmon Asher
    Realistic Fiction
    Shira is shy. She never speaks and blushes at everything. But her friend makes her audition for the school play, The Music Man. Shira gets the prat in the barbershop quartet. It isnt her ideal role, but it will do. She realizes how much fun rehearsing with her new friends is. Her teacher asks her to understudy the lead role and she says yes. Monica, the lead hates that idea. Then some pranks are played on Monica and Shira is dragged into it.

  153. Double Feature by Julia Devilles and Jennifer Roy
    Payton and Emma are identical twins. and they’re known for switching places. When they go to Hollywood to be in a commercial, they see all sorts of disasters. Payton’s nemesis, Ashlynn is also in the commercial and they’ll see each other a lot. Of course they can’t resist, and a few switches have to happen!

    Rating: 4
  154. The sun is also a star
    Nicola Yoon
    Realistic Fiction
    Natasha Kingsley and Daniel Bae meet and they fall in love with each other in New York. While she and Daniel fall in love she is in the process of being deported the next day. Natasha and Daniel then spend the rest of the afternoon together. Read the book to find out what happens next….

    Rating: 3
  155. Title: The Bridge
    Author: Bill Konigsberg
    Genre: Young Adult Fiction
    This book was pretty interesting and it kept me hooked until the end. It is about two teens who are both suicidal but have never met. They both meet at the same time at a bridge to jump. The book gives us all four outcomes, instead of just one. I think that many people can relate to this book and the thoughts of both characters.

    Rating: 4
  156. Title: The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom

    Authors: Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis Mcelroy, Carey Pietsch

    Genre: Fantasy

    This is a graphic novel based on a podcast of the same name. This book is the 4th installment in the series, but the general story is about this group of friends who go on adventures to save the world. I think the series is funny, though this book was more serious than the others. If you want to try it out, you should probably go for the first book.

    Rating: 4
  157. In the book swindle Written by Gordon Korman was a fantastic book where real and fantasy were mixed together to create a book about kids doing a robbery.

    Rating: 5
  158. Title: The Mark of The Dragonfly
    Author: Jaleigh Johnson
    Genre: Fantasy
    This story I would give four stars since it was interesting and creative. It is about a girl named Piper and she lives off of being a scrapper. After a storm, she meets a girl named Anna who has a tattoo that shows that she is protected by the king of the Dragonfly territories. They both go on an Adventure to help Anna.

    Rating: 4
  159. Title: REVAN
    Author: Drew Karpyshyn
    Genre: Science Fiction
    In this story the is a Jedi named Revan He has Experienced both the Light and Darkside of the FORCE, He must go on a journey to stop the Dark Emperor From leading an attack on the republic. He must protect them. But little does he know how powerful the Sith Lord is.

    I would give this book 4 Stars

  160. Evil Spy School by Stuart Gibbs is action packed science fiction book about a boy named Ben that gets kicked from spy school and decides to work for the enemy. He tries to find out what they are planning but he has to face a lot of challenges to figure it out and stop them.

    Rating: 5
  161. Title: Who Is Bruce Springsteen

    Author: Stephanie Sabol

    Genre: Biography

    Bruce Springsteen was born on September 23, 1949 in Freehold, New Jersey. When Bruce was 13 he bought his first guitar for 18 dollars. When Bruce was 15 he joined his first band, The Castiles. Bruce’s first album came out in 1973, it was called Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. In 1984 Bruce and The E Street Band released their album Born in the U.S.A. This album be came the best selling album of 1985. Bruce Springsteen still releases music to this day.

    Rating: 4
  162. Title: Slider
    Author: Pete Hautman
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    I give this book five stars because it’s interesting to see what happens next in each chapter. It’s a very hooking book to read.

    Rating: 5
  163. Title: The Only game
    Author: Mike Lupica
    Genre: Realistic Fiction
    I give this book 5 stars because it’s very interesting and eye-catching. It also makes you read in suspense.

    Rating: 5
  164. Title: I Will Always Write Back
    Author: Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, and Liz Welch
    Genre: Non-Fiction
    This is a true story where two pen pals meet after a school assignment. Students needed to send letters to someone far away, and you got to choose where. Caitlin chooses Zimbabwe because it stood out, and meets Martian. They talk back and forth for about six years and this story talks about them and their friendship.

  165. Who would win ultimate showdown
    Jerry Pallotta
    Nonfiction
    This book is about 5 different “battles” each with 2 animals that use their stats and facts to their advantage and win. The book compares size, armor, claws, body shape, speeds, and other characteristics that make them formidable enemies. It is a fast fun read.

    Rating: 4
  166. Who Would win Battle Royale
    Jerry Pallotta
    Nonfiction
    This book has another 5 battles each with 2 animals fighting for victory. It shows different facts that help each animal try to win the fight. It is another fast fun read.

    Rating: 4
  167. Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny
    John Himmelman
    Fiction
    This book has a collection of different short stories about Bunjistu Bunny, who fights enemies, helps friends, and overcomes her own fears. This was a fun read.

    Rating: 4
  168. Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation
    Stuart Gibbs
    Realistic fiction
    This book is the first in the Charlie Thorne series and is about Charlie, a 12-year-old genius with an IQ of 220 who helps the CIA find a super dangerous equation that could help or destroy the world created by Albert Einstein. I definitely recommend reading this, as well as reading the second book. This was one of my favorite reads.

    Rating: 5
  169. Title: Step Sister

    Author: Jennifer Donnelly

    Genre: Fantasy, Fiction

    Stepsister is about a girl name Isabella, one of Cinderellas ugly stepsisters. Their mom forces Isabella to cut her toes off to fit into the glass slipper (its good if you know the main premise of cinderella as a lot of this story is kind of around that). When walking out to the prince, the whole glass slipper fills with blood, and basically all of their families reputation is ruined, besides Cinderellas (they refer to her as Ella a lot in the story). Later on, she meets a fairy queen. The fairy queen asks her what is her wish, Isabella says her wish but, she has to do something in order to get her desired wish. She will have to find her “lost” pieces of her heart. The rest of the story talks about how they survived, and how Isabella finds the parts of her heart again.

    Rating: 5
  170. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
    James Patterson
    Science Fiction
    Maximum Ride, the Angel Experiment is about a group of genetically modified kids ranging from 6-14, each with a set of birdwings attached to their backs, and their own unique powers. 4 years ago, these kids ran away from a lab called the School, where they were created. Unfortunately, the scientists have finally found the kids and kidnapped the littlest one, whose name is Angel. Now they must rescue her before the scientists start experimenting on her.
    Overall this book is very interesting, especially at the end and I would definitely recommend reading it.

    Rating: 4
  171. Restart by gordan korman realistc fic.
    This book was amazing with lots of twists and turns and how the book switches perspective is great, the ending with the painting and the medal is great!

    Rating: 5
  172. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    Mystery, fiction
    The story is about a nine year old kid name Nicholas who has a terrible condition called narcolepsy. On top of that he is a orphan and is sent to a new orphanage where there are lots of bullies and selfish adults. Luckily for Nick, he is a genius, He goes on a journey to find treasure and meet some unexpected friends while helping them. This book was really interesting and I would definitely recommend this book.

    Rating: 5
  173. Title: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
    Author: V.E. Schwab
    Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
    This book was beautiful, inspiring, touching, and left me speechless when I was finished. I related to the protagonist, Addie, in ways that I never imagined, provoking deep, insightful thoughts while I was reading the novel. It’s one of my favorite standalones now which is something that does not happen very often. It’s about a girl who, out of desperation, makes a deal with a god who answers after the dark. She gains immortality but at a cost: no one remembers her. I highly recommend this book to all.

    Rating: 5
  174. Title: The Similars

    Author: Rebecca Hanover

    Genre: Mystery/Realistic Fiction

    Summary: This book tells the story of a girl named Emmaline whose best friend recently passed away. She then finds out that there is a clone who looks exactly like her friend attending her school. Together, they uncover a plot to investigate these clones and figure out more about the man who made them. Emmaline even realizes that her friend is actually alive.

    Rating: 5
  175. Title: Shadow and Bone
    Genre: Fantasy
    Summary: This book is about a girl named Alina who figures out she is a sun summoner. This means that she can summon light. She is forced to live a new life in aa kingdom. But, when she discovers the darklings scheme to use her she and her best friend Mal must hatch a plan to escape. This is easily one of the best books I have ever read.

    Rating: 5
  176. Percy Jackson: Greek Heroes
    Rick Riordan
    Fiction
    The book talks about the Greek heroes with a little twist with modern day items. The book is about twelve Greek stories told by Percy Jackson. I loved the book and I would defiantly recommend it.

    Rating: 5
  177. Wonder
    by R.J Palacio
    Realistic Fiction
    August Pullman was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to middle school. But then he decided to go to school for the first time at Beecher prep . August was new to school and so people were bullying him because of his extraordinary face . Then he convinces his classmates that he is just like them dispite of his appearance.

    Rating: 5
  178. “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” by Agatha Christie is the author’s first murder mystery novel. The wealthy widow, Emily Inglethorp, is poisoned via strychnine. The world renowned detective Hercule Poirot works with the narrator, Lieutenant Hastings, to find the murderer. Compared to her other works, the clues that were presented were more vague, as if the author was trying too hard to trick the reader. The book seemed to drag on. Regardless, the book is cohesive and well-written.

    Rating: 4
  179. The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle Of Ages
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    The Book is about the The Mysterious Benedict Society when they grow up and are entering collage. They have separated for a couple of years and are back because a new villain is helping Curtain get revenge on them. I thought the book was ok and I thought the book could had more effort in it.

    Rating: 4
  180. The Outsiders by S.E Hilton
    Genre – Realistic Fiction

    Summary: This book is about the two groups called the greasers and the socials {socs for short}. These groups compete for land. When the greasers members kill a member of the socs, they must go into hiding in order to not get caught. These brave boys risk their lives to save children out of a burning church and finally one of them dies from the burns. This is a very compelling book and super heartfelt.

    Rating: 3
  181. Percy Jackson: The Last Olympian
    Rick Riordan
    Fiction
    The story is about Percy trying to stop the rise of Kronos and over throwing the Greek Gods. Percy and his friends must also help fight and defeat all monsters in his way. I though the Book was awesome and I would defiantly recommend this book.

    Rating: 5
  182. Percy Jackson: the battle of the Lybirth
    Rick Riordan
    Fiction
    The story is about Percy Jackson and going into the lybrith and stopping Kronos from going to physical form. Percy also meets a new friend and she helps him. I defently recommend this book

    Rating: 5
  183. Spider man and Deadpool don’t call as a team
    Stan Lee
    Spider man and deadpool find each other in a world and help save the world. The book did get confusing and was sometimes boring.I defently do not recommend this book.

    Rating: 3
  184. Blazewrath Games – Amparo Ortiz (Fiction)

    The book talks about a girl, Lana as she reaches her dreams of competing at the Blazewrath games. A tournament where dragons and humans alike compete in a dangerous game to bring home glory for their country. Through twists and turns, Lana discovers that the game isn’t as glorious as it seems. The book itself is suspenseful and I’d really recommend it to those who are hoping to find a book filled with mystery and action.

    Rating: 4
  185. Shine – Jessica Jung (YA)

    Everyone has a dream, for 17 year old Rachel her dream of becoming a K-pop star seems well in reach, until she meets a boy. The boy of her dreams. She becomes torn between love and following her dreams. Through ups and downs, she starts to wonder whether or not she made the right choice. This book is perfect for k-pop fans as well as those who like a lighthearted romance novel.

    Rating: 5
  186. The mysterious Benedict society
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    The book is about a group of young kids who complete a mind bending test to save the world. The test is to prove who is Capible of going to Nomans Island and defeating Ledroptha Curtain. In Nomans Island they meet new people friends and enemies. I defiantly recommend this book. It was really cool.

    Rating: 5
  187. Around the world in 80 days
    Jules Verne
    historical fiction
    The book is about a man named Phileas Fogg A rich man who makes a deal that it is possible to go around the world in eighty days. Along the way he makes new friends and goes on crazy adventures and at the end gets married. I thought the book was great and there was a lot of action, but there were some parts that you just wanted to skip. I would recommend this book.

    Rating: 4
  188. Title – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Author – JK Rowling
    Genre – Fantasy
    Summary – This is the last book in the harry potter series. (Besides the cursed child). It shows how Harry and his friends find all of the horcruxes of Voldemort and destroy them. It is very suspenseful and finally harry kills Voldemort at the end. I loved the harry potter series and I thought this book was really good however it was a little confusing.

    Rating: 4
  189. Title – The hate that you give
    Author – Angie Thomas
    Genre – Realistic Fiction
    Summary – This book is about a young black girl who has watched her friend die by the police. It is a story about how she has to separate her worlds in her black neighborhood and her white private school. It is a story about how she gets justice for her friend and learns to use her voice to speak out against racial injustice. This book is so compelling and really makes you understand the struggles that these people have the go through.

    Rating: 5
  190. Shannon Hale’s graphic novel “Real Friends” is a must-read. This novel is based on a true tale of a girl named Shannon who struggles to make friends at school. This is such a amazing book. I give it 3 stars because it got a little slow at times.

    Rating: 3
  191. Title – Wonder by RJ Palacio
    Summary – August Pullman was born with a facial abnormality that made it impossible for him to attend middle school. But then he made the decision to attend Beecher prep for the first time. August was a new student, and because of his unusual appearance, he was bullied. Then, despite his looks, he persuades his classmates that he is just like them.

    Rating: 3
  192. Percy Jackson: the battle of the Lybirth
    Rick Riordan
    Fiction
    The plot revolves around Percy Jackson and his journey into the lybrith to prevent Kronos from becoming physical form. Percy also makes a new acquaintance, who assists him.

    Rating: 4
  193. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
    Realistic Fiction
    Summary – This is a story about a girl who has lots of difficulties with her teeth. She has to go through many treatments to fix it. It shows how she navigates friends, school, grades and everything else. I thought it was quite good and funny.

    Rating: 3
  194. Frankly in Love – David Yoon (Fiction)

    “Frank Li has two names. There’s Frank Li, his American name. Then there’s Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents.” (Yoon 1) The book follows Frank as he discovers the world of first loves, expectations, and living up to his parent’s expectations. The story talks about life as a first-gen Asian American as he struggles to find himself and his identity. I really liked this book as it was really relatable to me personally but it’s a great book that I’d recommend to any book lover.

    Rating: 5
  195. Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly
    romance/fantasy
    A snow white retelling but when the huntsman found Sophie aka. Snow White, the heart really ends up being taken! With her life on the ticking clock with a now -mechanical heart- (that maybe feels just a tad too much emotions?) Sophie flees into what would become a long wild adventure.
    I did enjoy this book but it was just a tad off for me comparing this to Stepsister ( one of her previous retellings)? The character just didnt have that kind of power or impact and relationships as it did in Stepsister. But it was still a good read!

    Rating: 4
  196. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    Fantasy/Romance/Action
    Katniss Everdeen was not ready to go into a death match at the age of sixteen. The hunger games have been annually hosted for decades by the Capitol, a reminder that the districts did not have any power against them. One girl and boy from each district are chosen annually to go into a game of survival of the fittest, even if it means to kill. But with everyone on the edge would Katniss be able to survive a day in there?
    So, I really liked this plot and the whole idea, but -and no offense- I didn’t really fully enjoy the book? The writing was just a bit stale for me and couldn’t reach me and I think I was just overhyped from all its popularity that was expectations were just hightened? But nonetheless, it was enjoyable in many aspects. Maybe 3.5/5?

    Rating: 3
  197. Pelican is an indie poetry collection by Emily O’Neill that explores loss, grief, and past relationships. She looks back on her life and reflects on her naivety and the experiences she went through while growing up, all in deeply metaphorical prose. It wasn’t my favorite poetry collection as some of the experiences were too unfamiliar to me, but I enjoyed her perspective and wit.

    Rating: 3
  198. The Mysterious Benedict Society
    Trenton Lee Stewart
    Fiction, Mystery
    The Mysterious Benedict Society are hiding from L.D. Curtain and also trying to stop him from getting the whisperer and gaining full control of the universe. They are captured but later escape and send Curtain to jail instead. I liked this book, but it was awfully short and could’ve been written better. I would recommend this book though.

    Rating: 4
  199. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Harry is on his third year in Hogwarts where he finds out he has a God father and has broken out of Azkaban the most secure prison. He is acused of killing thirteen people with a single curse. He left two clues of where he is and everyone is looking for him. I thought this book was confusing but I would recommend this book.

    Rating: 3
  200. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
    Realistic Fiction
    SUMMERY
    is about a girl who knocked out some of her teeth while doing a race with her friends. so she has to do a lot of treatments for her teeth. Then she has to find friends because her old friend make fun of her and bully her . At last she has perfect teeth and finds funny nice friends to hang out with. I really liked this book.

    Rating: 4
  201. Title: The War Outside
    Author: Monica Hesse
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    This story takes place in 1944 during WW2. Two girls named Haruko and Margot, who are Japanese-American and German-American are in a camp with their families. They become friends after they were forced to leave their homes during the war. I gave this book 3 stars because it was interesting, but the plot was hard to follow.

    Rating: 3
  202. Percy Jackson: Greek Heroes
    Rick Riordan
    Fiction
    The book is about Percy Jackson telling 12 geek stories . I did not really like the book so I would not recommend it.

  203. Drama
    by Raina Telgemeier is a graphic novel. the book talks about a girl who likes theater but cant sing. So she is on stage crew to make school plays with the school budget.

  204. George Washington socks
    Historical Fiction
    Is about a boy named Matt. He and his friends and his sister get into a mysterious boat that takes them back in time to the 18th century when George Washington was still alive. Then Matt Gets taken away to fight to fight in the war then he sneaks out and his friends and sister find the boat and go back home. It wasn’t as good as it sounds but it was still OK but I would not recomend it

    Rating: 1
  205. Title: The Bell Jar
    Author: Sylvia Plath
    Genre: Fictional Autobiography
    Sylvia Plath describes her own emotions and struggles in great detail through the protagonist in this novel: Esther Greenwood. I thought it was beautifully written, however, it was very heavy on subject matters. I would recommend looking up warnings before reading this book. I felt a bottomless void in the pit of my stomach after finishing this, but it brought with me new depth and perspective about the human mind and the world as a whole.

    Rating: 4
  206. Title: Dorothy Must Die
    Genre: Fantasy
    Author: Danielle Paige
    This book is about a girl named Ami who was born in Kansas. She never fit in at school and her dad left when she was young and her mom became a struggling alcoholic. She lives in a trailer and is often bullied at school. When a tornado hits Kansas, Ami and her pet rat Star are swept away in the tornado and brought to Oz like Dorothy had years ago. But when she arrived she saw that Oz had changed from a joyful and sweet place to a dry and dark place. She met people along the way and became a wicked witch but in reality they were more good than Dorothy and her crew. All the once good people in Oz had gone bad in their search for power. Dorothy had the most power in the city and when Ami goes undercover she discovers secrets in the Palace. By the Order of the Wicked she is trained and taught how to use magic. Ami’s job is to kill Dorothy but before she can do that she must take the Scarecrows Brain, the Tin Wood Man’s Heart, The Lions Courage, and then she can kill Dorothy. In a final battle she is able to take the Tin Wood Man’s Heart and show Dorothy that Ami is more capable of things than she believed in the start.

    Rating: 5
  207. The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
    Nonfiction Memoir
    THis book was an amazing happy ending to a quite sad memoir of Dave’s childhood. This is an amazing ending and I love the series, can’t wait to read the final book in the series “A man named dave”

  208. Kpop Confidential – Stephan Lee (Fiction)
    When Cadence, a normal high school girl from NJ gets the chance of a lifetime, she gets swooped into a world of music, idols, and Seoul. A city that can make all her dreams come true, a place where she feels she belongs. However theres more to this world that meets the eye. Finding the harsh reality of a Kpop trainee, she learns that behind every perfect image is a scandal. This book dives more into the world of idols, showing us the harsh realities they live with everyday. I’d really reccomend this book to anyone who’s a kpop fanatic.

    Rating: 4
  209. Charlie Thorne and the last equation
    By: Stuart Gibbs
    In this book Charlie Thorne in the second smartest person in the world with an IQ of 220. She is blackmailed into helping the CIA find Pandora before it gets into the wrong hands. Pandora is to most dangerous equation in the world. She does not know what she is up against.

    Rating: 5
  210. Charlie Thorne and the Lost City
    By Stuart Gibbs
    This book is the second in the sequel. In this book Charlie Thorne finds out that Charles Darwin found a missing piece in evolution but she does not know what he discovered. So she goes on a dangerous mission to find out.

    Rating: 4
  211. Theodore Boone The Abduction
    By: John Grisham
    Theo was a ordinary eight grader, and like a detective too.
    One night his best friend April was kidnaped. Theo goes on a mission to find out where she is. But he will encounter very dangerous criminals on the way, he must be prepared.
    I was not ready for the ending.
    Rating 4 stars

  212. Spy Ski School by Stuart Gibbs is an action packed book about a spy in training named Benjamin Ripley and has to have a successful mission to save Colorado.

    Rating: 5
  213. Spy School a Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs is an action book and is about a spy in training, Benjamin Ripley to try to save the president from the evil organization Spider. Will he succeed or will the president get assonated?.

    Rating: 5
  214. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus, mystery, realistic fiction.
    This book is sooooo good. 10/10 would most defiantly recommend. I was reading this book like 40 pages in one sitting and finished it in less than four days. It has a bit of everything; romance, drama, mystery, murder, and coming of age; your classic YA novel. No one knows how Simon died, and that is what the driving point of the book is, but you come to realize that the book is not really about. This will keep you constantly wanting more, so luckily there is a second book. Hint: who is the narrator. (also there is apparently a show coming???!!)

    Rating: 5
  215. The Selection by Kiera Cass, dystopian, action, coming of age, romance.
    This book/ series is set 300 years in the future, after World War 3, and the old country, America, is a well kept secret. America is also the name of the main character. There are Castes that dictate everyone’s status, job, and income. When the Prince comes of age the royal family holds a selection to find him a princess. Only a few people lower in the castes are selected and meant to be gone as soon as possible, so what is one of the only 5s still doing here?

    Rating: 5
  216. Tyrannosaurs Wrecks
    By Stuart Gibbs
    In this book Teddy’s friend had a secret, he had a whole fossil of a tyrannosaurs in his own backyard. But then someone magically stole it . Teddy had saw it the fossil before. But he had know idea how it happened. Teddy had solved many mysteries before, but can he solve this one.

    Rating: 4
  217. The Genius Files by Dan Gutman, mystery, action.
    This series is in the children’s section, but it is not to be slept on. This series in very suspenseful and you will wonder why some twins are being chased across the country on their family road trip.

    Rating: 5
  218. Bear bottom
    By Stuart Gibbs
    In this book Teddy goes on a vacation with his friends to a farm. Some of the bison go missing. but that is not a concern to Teddy.
    But then there is a break in. A large brown bear gets into the house at midnight. Thankfully everyone is safe, but one of the very super expensive necklaces go missing the same night. Everyone thinks the bear ate it, but teddy knows that the bear did not eat it. But the question is, who stole it .

    Rating: 4
  219. Orange by Ichigo Takano, manga, romance, coming of age, but also sci-fi ?
    This series has two collection books at the library, which is sad but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. These books follow a close group of friends as they are sent messages from themselves in the future. Parallel universes anyone?

    Rating: 5
  220. The Last Musketeers
    By Stuart Gibbs
    While on a trip to Paris with his parents, fourteen-year-old Greg Rich’s parents disappear. Before his eyes, they vanish through a portrait and into the 1600s. And of course Greg follows. And then Greg finds out that he went back in time but he could not find his parents, over time he joins the musketeers. and finds out that there is a major Immortal criminal behind all of this. He must find a way back home and defeat him before Michael can do any harm to his life in the future.

    Rating: 4
  221. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, mystery, coming of age, romance, realistic contemporary.
    This is one of my new favorite books. It has a lot of depth and suspense. It also brings a new perspective on mental illnesses and honestly had a kind of sad ending. Can you figure out where the body is before they do?

    Rating: 5
  222. Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World by Kimberly Nicholas, PhD, non-fiction.
    This book is really scary, informative, and funny. the author explains the was humans have ruined so many ecosystems and continue to destroy them and more. Along with evidence from many other scientists she explains why this is our doom. She also tells us how to fix in in order to save humanity- all before 2030. This is a must read for ANYONE WHO IS HUMAN. Please read this and spread the message.

    Rating: 5
  223. The Grace Year – Kim Liggett (Dystopian)
    The book takes place in a society in which men rule and believe that women have magic. Magic proves dangerous in this otherwise male-dominant society which is why girls on their 16th birthday are banished into the wild to release their magic and come home to make loving wives. However, there is much more to the story than the cherry on top. As we dive into the story, our main character, Tierney James, finds the flaws and problems with this system. Will she do anything to change it? Overall I really like this book with its many plot twists keeping the book compelling. Although this book is a little bit on the more mature side, I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes dystopian or horror.

    Rating: 4
  224. StarWars a new hope
    By Alexandra Bracken
    In this book 📕 there are three main characters. Leia, Han and Luke. They will go on a mission. They have to find the dark empires secret weapon(The Death Star) before it can destroy any planets. They will have to join forces . But they will Will encounter someone on the way… Darth Vader

    Rating: 4
  225. Where it All Lands – Jennie Wexler (Fiction)
    Stevie Rosentine has never made one true friend. Due to her father’s job, she tends to move from city to city. However, this time thing’s are a little bit different. She learns how to trust, but more importantly to love. Twice. Drew and Shane are best friends, but when both guys suddenly fall for the same girl their relationship becomes more and more complicated. A simple coin toss changes the course of their future as Stevie finds herself stuck between two guys. Although this is a book that I normally wouldn’t read, it was quite enjoyable.

    Rating: 3
  226. Theodore Boon
    Kid lawyer
    By : John Grisham
    There was a Murder. And the victims husband was blamed. Is it true? If not who killed Mrs. Duffy and how would they bring them to justice. Theo is very interested in lawyers and wants to be one when he grows up. He in very interested in this case. He hopes to bring the person to justice.
    Rating 4 stars

  227. Evil Spy School.
    By Stuart Gibbs
    Ben is blamed for treason in the CIA. Because “apparently” he was working for SPIDER a Evil organization. But he was really on a secret mission to thwart SPIDER’s plans. Will he succeed?
    Rating 4 stars

  228. Crier’s War by Nina Varela is a fantasy novel following Crier, an Automae princess, and Ayla, a human rebel with a mission: to kill Crier. When Ayla makes the choice to save Crier’s life one night, she gets thrown into the palace job of being her handmaiden. Both Crier and Ayla tell chapters from their perspective, exploring the changing political climate in Zulla, secrets uncovered from the past, and lives on the line. It was the first book I truly got swept up into in a while, and I think it’s a beautiful fantasy for those who enjoy good world building, forbidden romance, and political intrigue. Definitely 5 stars, and I cant wait to read the sequel!!

    Rating: 5
  229. Rogue Heart – Axie Oh (YA Fiction)
    Part action and part romance, this book carries us through the thrills of the future. Neo Beijing, 2201. A city protected from the rest of the world. A world of war. Our main character Ama learns to survive here. However, when a resistance group, PHNX makes her an offer she can’t refuse, her whole world changes. Thorugh first loves, power, and betrayals, this book seems to bring a new adventure with every page.

    Rating: 4
  230. Tokyo Ever After – Emiko Jean (Fiction)
    Izumi “Izzy” Tanaka has never really known her father. Being raised by a single mother in California, she’s never been super concerned about him. However, when one thing leads to another, she finds her father is none other than the Crown Prince of Japan. In other words, Izzy is a princess. She travels to Japan to meet her father, after all every girl’s dream is to be a princess. However, she finds that the world isn’t all sparkles and tiaras. Soon Izzy finds herself caught between worlds. Will she ever find her happily ever after? This book was a little too cliche for me however you’re always welcome to read it.

    Rating: 2
  231. We Used to Be Friends – Amy Spalding (Fiction)
    The book tells the story of James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat. The two were inseparable at the beginning of high school however, by the time graduation rolls around they are no longer friends. The author touches on the topic of breakups, disagreements between childhood best friends. As James and Kat get ready for college they start reflecting on their past. What they could’ve been. The story is funny, honest, and loving but also the pains of growing up and going separate ways. Overall, it’s a really good coming-of-age book.

    Rating: 4
  232. What if it’s us – Becky Alberalli & Adam Silvera (Fiction)
    “What if it’s us” tells the story of Arthur and Ben who meet by a chance of fate. Arthur who’s only in NYC for a summer and Ben who is on his way to return him ex-boyfriends things. When the two boys unexpectedly meet at the post office, one smile can make all the difference. The book tells the story between two very different boys who can’t seem to figure out what the universe is trying to tell them. Personally, I really enjoyed reading this book and I think that you should try reading it too.

    Rating: 5
  233. Guardians of the Galaxy Phase 2
    By: Marvel Cinematic Universe
    (This is actually the book not the movie.)
    Peter Quill has been kidnaped by Yandu . He has turned into a Ravanger (Thief). He calls himself The Star Lord. He escapes then he goes on a mission to stop Ronin From Getting his hands on the ORB. Will he stop Ronin or will Ronin rule the universe.

    Rating: 4
  234. Spy School British Invasion
    BY Stuart Gibbs
    In this book the mission is for the CIA to team up with the M16 so they can find the leader of SPIDER the mysterious Mr. E. So they can end SPIDER once and for all. They will be in great danger. But will they succeed?
    Rating 4

  235. Title: Lust For Life
    Author: Irving Stone
    Genre: Biography

    This biography of the life of famed painter Vincent Van Gogh is beautifully descriptive and very well researched. Some say that the accuracy is warped with too much melodrama, but I disagree. I think that being dramatic and extravagant was in Vincent Van Gogh’s nature, and that by writing the book in such style, it gives the reader a closer look into his life and more sympathy for him. It also hooks the reader in. I gave this book a 4/5 because sometimes there are lulls in the book that aren’t the most interesting but for the sake of accuracy I understand it must be included.

  236. The story “Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story”, by Nora Raleigh Baskin is historical fiction. The book talks about the life of a teenager through the events of 9/11. One of the themes in this book is when people stand up for what is right. I rate this book a 4/5.

    Rating: 4
  237. The book “Eleven”, by Tom Rogers is historical fiction. The book talks about a boy named Alex whose birthday is September 11, 2021. All the boy wanted was a dog. The day before his birthday, he finally thought his dream became true. Alex said he hated his father, and that was the last thing the boy said as his father was leaving to work at the World Trade Center. I rate this book a 5/5.

    Rating: 5
  238. The story “Wonder”, by R.J Palacio is realistic fiction. The book talks about how Agust has a facial disorder and how he is treated in real life and doesn’t fit in. I will rate this book a 4.5/5

  239. The book “Holes” is a novel. It talks about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who is sent to Camp Green Lake for a crime he did not commit. I rate this book a 3/5.

  240. Spy School Goes South,
    Stuart Gibbs,
    This Sci- Fi book is about a spy in training Benjamin Ripley who tries to stop the evil organization SPIDER and save the world. He has thwarted there plans before but will he be able to do it again?

    Rating: 5
  241. The book “Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.” by Bonnie Bader is historical fiction. The book talks about his journey through life, and how he tried to solve the problem of equal rights. I rate this book a 5/5.

    Rating: 5
  242. Goodbye Mr. Terupt
    Rob Buyea
    Realistic Fiction/Coming of Age
    Some things I enjoyed about reading this book are how the chapters are written, kind of like in a diary/journal format, as well as how a lot of the character grow closer (*spoilers* Luke and Danielle, instead of Jessica) together in unexpected ways. Right before Mr. Terupt moves away, the “gang” reunites to figure out something similar to a bucket list to decide how to spend the last special moments with each other before all their lives are about to change. In this middle school stage personal issues at home start to arise, and the author beautifully depicts each feeling from everything from eating disorders to developing relationships. I’d rate this book a 5/5, and would like to say that I am thrilled that Mr. Buyea wrote a 4th extra book to end the series.

  243. In the book Charlie throne and the last equation written by Stuart Gibbs is a Amazing story where realistic fiction was put into place. In this book The cia was trying to find something that Einstein had and they could only find with somebody with almost the same iq Charlie Throne.

    Rating: 5
  244. In the Book Jingle written By Gordon Korman is an amazing book realistic fiction book where a 10 million dollar start was stole and a group of kids teamed to get it back. With many setbacks will this team succeed.

    Rating: 5
  245. Title: Educated
    Author: Tara Westover
    Genre: Autobiography/Memoir
    This book is about the life of a girl, Tara Westover, born to a survivalist Mormon family. She lives in the mountains of Idaho having never gone to a hospital, school, town, or anything related to mainstream society. Then, when she goes to college, her life changes as she pursues knowledge and deeper insight into the world. I really enjoyed reading this book! I found it very fascinating how big of a role education, or the lack thereof, can play in one’s life.

    Rating: 4
  246. Title: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Author: J.K Rowling
    This book is about Harry Potter. He is an orphan after both his parents were killed by one of the best sorcers of all time that had turned evil. Harry Potter was hidden for 11 years and then taken to a boarding school for witches and wizards where he discovered he was a wizard and so were his parents. He met a lot of new people on the way and made a lot of friends and enemies. Year after year he had been faced with life endangering events. Harry and his two best friends set off to find horcruxes trying to take down Voldemort. They succeed but first Harry had to die. They succeeded and lived happily ever after. Harry became the master of death. I really enjoyed this book and the rest of the books in the series.

    Rating: 5
  247. The story Betty Before X by Illashau Bason & Mason Guilin. This book is historical fiction. The book talks about how eleven-year-old Betty’s house feels uncomfortable. She doubts whether or not her mother wants her. I would rate this book a 4/5.

    Rating: 4
  248. The book Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is a Fiction Novel. The book talks about how Ally is struggling at school. I rate this book a 4/5.

    Rating: 4
  249. The book, President of the Whole Sixth Grade by Sherri Winston is realistic fiction. This book talks about how Brianna is determined to raise enough money for her school field trip.

    Rating: 4
  250. The book New Kid by Jerry Craft is a fiction novel. The book talks and explains the struggles that Jordan has to face when entering a new middle school. I rate this book a 5/5.

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