Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

 

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Natasha Says:  I really liked this book. It took me couple chapters to get into it, but it ended up amazing. This story is about a girl named Olivia (Livy) and a not-zombie creature (Bob).  5 year old Livy was going to Australia to visit Gran Nicolas. While she was there she found a green creature. She named it Bob, and took it home without Gran Nicolas knowing. After a couple days Livy left and forgot Bob. So Bob lived in a closet for 5 years. Then Livy came back. Her and Bob searched for clues to find out what he was and where he came from.

I recommend this book from 3rd to 6th grade. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars *****

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On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

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This book was really good! The end was a bit confusing though. It takes place in Amsterdam, when a comet is about to hit the earth. People are preparing, and some are lucky enough to get permanent underground shelters or even get onto a generation ship to build colonies on the twin planets. Denise and her mom are getting ready to go to a temporary shelter when they pass Denise’s old teacher who is hurt and needs to make it to her shelter. But her “shelter” is a actually a generation ship. The ship will not take any more passengers, but the captain of the ship lets Denise and her mom stay for the impact, but conditions are worse than expected and Denise is determined to stay on the ship and find her missing sister Iris and get her on board also.

I recommend this book for grades: 7th-9th

Revolution by Deborah Wiles

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This book was pretty good. I had to read it for school for our civil rights unit. It was kind of long and a bit hard to understand at times. This book is about a white girl named Sunny and her step brother Gillette who see a black boy at the pool. Sunny is always curious so she tries to find the boy all over town and learn more about the civil rights act that is turning her town into a war zone. All of Sunny’s relatives and friends want Sunny to stay away from it, but Sunny just wants to know more.

I recommend this book for grades: 6th-9th

The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

28220778.jpgThis book was so good! It was thrilling and exciting. The book is about a boy named Chance and his brother Patrick who live in a very small, middle of nowhere town called Creek’s Cause. Chance’s parents died a few yeas before in a car wreck, and now Chase and his brother live with his aunt and uncle. Everything is normal, but suddenly a parasite takes over all the adults in town as hosts. For some reason, not the kids. The hosts chase and steal kids. Chance and Patrick go to the high school, where they find other kids taking shelter. The kids figure out that when you turn 18, that is when the parasite takes over. Patrick’s 18th birthday is in a week. Chance and Patrick have to find a cure to save Patrick, and the other kids, and the whole world.

I recommend this book for grades: 8th-9th

How to Write Good by Ryan Higa

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This book was really good. Ryan Higa is a youtuber, and he is really funny and also appropriate for kids. I will link his channel at the bottom. This book is not really a grammar or writing book. It does have a writing “lesson” at the beginning of each chapter that describes necessary parts of every book. The book is mainly an autobiography. It is really interesting and funny. Some of the book is written like a normal book, but it is also written like graphic novel sometimes and I think that is really cool.

I recommend this book for grades: 5th-9th

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSAUGyc_xA8uYzaIVG6MESQ

 

 

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

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Maya Says:

This was a great book! At first I was not so sure about it, but later, I could not put it down. The Glass Arrow is about a girl named Aya, who is living in the woods with her family, hiding from society where she will be taken along with the rest of the girls and sold. In this society, girls are sold to wealthy men to be their servant and wife. Aya has been hiding for her whole life, when suddenly, Trackers come and take her away to The Garden, where she is kept with the rest of the girls. Aya is different than the other girls, they think it is an honor to be sold, but Aya is desperate to escape. With the help of a strange mute boy she finds, they make a plan to escape before it is to late, and Aya is sold into a miserable life.

I recommend for grades: 7th-9th

Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar

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Natasha Says: This is such a good book!! At first I was not that exited to read it because the cover didn’t look that good, but never judge a book by it’s cover! This book is about a girl named Ruthie. she just moved to America from Cuba. Ruthie is getting used to her new home. she was in the dumb class at school just because she didn’t know English! How unfair is that? She has been begging her parents for gogo boots. Her and  her parents and little brother Izzie all don’t have much money, so they kept saying no to the gogo boots. But on her birthday she got her first pair of gogo boots!! Ruthie is the neighborhood’s hopscotch queen. Then one night driving back from their aunt’s house, everything changes. Ruthie was sitting in Aunt Baba’s lap, sleeping. They got in a car accident. But how? Ruthie lost her gogo boots and broke her right leg. She has to stay in bed with a body cast for 6 months! She can’t go to the bathroom so her mother has to bring in a bedpan. Ruthie feels like a baby in diapers again. Finally she gets her body cast off but has to wear a new one again for 4 months! will she ever get better? Read Lucky Broken Girl to find out.

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I recommend 4th-6th graders