Review of “Tom Swift and his Giant Telescope”, written by Victor Appleton

Reviewed by: Matthew
Review: This book takes place as Tom is in his house. Tom starts to test his new made telescope dish which is so clear it can disappear. Tom also makes flexible glass. Tom Swift and his financial manager/friend ned, both go to find an meteorite of which the glass is made out of. Tom Swift wishes that he can make a glass big enough to see Mars if it has any inhabitants.
Overall Rating: 3 (Okay)

Review of “Tom Swift and the city of gold”, written by Victor Appleton

Reviewed by: Matthew
Review: This book takes place at Tom’s homestead. Tom swift had received a letter written by a missionary he had once saved in another book. The letter said that the Aztec’s had made a city full of Gold statues and houses under ground. Immediately Tom Swift and his friends decided to go to the city of Gold. Tom Swift and perilous times during his journey to find the city of Gold. But at the end Tom Swift came home with an airship full of gold.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon”, written by Victor Appleton

Reviewed by: Matthew
Review: This story takes place in Tom Swift’s house. Tom Swift has sent for explosives for his cannon. the explosives were sent on a truck whose gasoline has leaked and has created a fire. Fortunately, Tom Swift’s recently caught giant takes the explosives of the truck. After testing his cannon’s explosives, he finally finds a explosive that suits him. It looks like Swiss cheese. Tom Swift had his cannon made and after testing made a record of 33 miles.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle”, written by Victor Appleton

Reviewed by: Matthew
Review: This book is about a boy named Tom Swift, an inventor. Tom swift has created many a a plane. In this particular instance Tom Swift is testing out his new electric rifle in his Target Field. Later in the book, Tom Swift goes to Africa and hunts elephants for their tusks with Alexander Durban, Mr. Damon, and his best friend Ned. On the way he saves two missionary, Mr and Mrs. Illingway, and also Andy Foger and a German plane inventor.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Gabriella and the Snow Kindom Fairy”, written by Daisy Meadows

Reviewed by: Amelia
Review: The story takes place in a cabin. Kirsty and Rachel are best friends and they are on vacation. It is almost christmas and they are hoping to find another fairy while they’re on vacation. Jack frost sent his goblins to get the three magic objects from fairyland and bring them back to his castle. My favourite character is Rachel.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Willow the Wild Pony”, written by Jenny Dale

Reviewed by: Jisoo
Review: Willow and his owner Samantha were taking a walk.Willow saw the wild the ponies. Samantha had never seen wild ponies before. Tomorrow was Samantha’s first day of school. The next day it was time for Samantha to go to school and Willow did not like that. After she went Willow stared rubbing on the bark around him to keep him safe. After a few minutes it BROKE! He ran away from his farm and he went where the wild pony were. He even made a friend, his name was Storm. But Samantha was sad because she could not find Willow. A few days later Storm said go back to your farm you do not belong here. So Willow went back to his farm and Samantha was very happy. My favourite character was Willow. It was happy then sad then happy. It takes place in the wild and the farm.

Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Goddess Girls: Aphrodite the Fair”, written by Joan Holub

Reviewed by: Jiwon
Review: This book is about Aphrodite, the greek goddess of love and beauty. She was falling behind in Hero-ology and thinks she can boost up her grades a bit by starting a club for lonely hearts. Then she receives a mysterious note asking for love advice. She goes there with her friends to Egypt, but they find something unexpected. My favourite character is Aphrodite because she is smart, beautiful and, well, the main character. It makes me laugh because sometimes Aphrodite says stuff in her head that is really funny.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Fairest of All”, written by Sarah Mylnowski

Reviewed by: Jiwon
Review: The book, “Whatever After: Fairest of All” is about a sister named Abby and a brother named Jonah that got sucked into a magic mirror in their basement of their new house. The magic mirror took them into a fairy tale. And that fairy tale was Snow White. The two kids accidentally stopped Snow White from eating the poisoned apple. That means Snow White doesn’t get to meet her prince for her happy ending. So Abby, Jonah and Snow White takes off to find her happy ending. It was really funny to see how very organized Abby got along with her brother, adventurous Jonah. My favourite character was not one character. They were 7 of them! And of course, the seven in Snow White is of course, the Dwarfs. They all had totally different personalities and I loved them all.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Breakout!”, written by Tracey West

Reviewed by: Drew
Review: This book is about how the ninjas lost their powers and are trying to escape. They come up with a plan to build a roto-jet. They have to hide their jet from the guards. They use the jet to blast an opening to get out. My favorite character is Karlof because he is funny and afraid of a giant snake. I liked this book.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Hangman’s Curse”, written by Frank Peretti

Reviewed by: Donny
Review: The Veritas Project is a project dedicated to discover the cause of unnatural events. The Springfields, father, mother, Nate, and Sarah, and a pair of twins, Elijah and Elisha, are working in this project. They are sent to investigate a “ghost” that is haunting a school and attacking students. The students are seeing hallucinations of “Abel Frye”, who seems to be controlled by Ian Snyder, a student who’s a witch. But Elijah and Elisha don’t believe so. I like Elijah Springfield most, because he is quick-witted and smart. Hangman’s Curse is a great book, and I would recommend it to pre-teens and teens.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of ” School Play”, written by Susan Nees

Reviewed by: Iris
Review: This book is about a girl named Missy who wants to be a star. When she finds out that her class is having a play everything goes wrong ! This story takes place at school . My favourite character in this book was Missy. This book was funny because Missy does very funny things.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “The 39 Clues Bone Yard”, written by Rick Riordan

Reviewed by: Evan
Review: This book starts the series greatly, these stories will teach you culture, history, and puzzles as well as having traits a story needs like. The hunt for clues starts here when two teenagers[Amy and Dan Cahill] discover that there ancestors were people very famous and all of that leads to the clue hunt, something that made all Cahill branches fight, Cahill against Cahill trying to get the master serum, the serum that makes the drinker the most powerful person in the world, the clue hunt get introduced by Grace Cahill, the grandmother of the Amy and Dan. Together they fight against there family and make some friends on the way. One of there good friends Nellie Gomez 16 of age has been there AU pair the person who helped them get from the USA to Europe. Grace Cahill left Amy Cahill in chaarge. At the start of the book Fiske Cahill, also known as the man in black, sets Graces mansion on fire to start the clue hunt. People all over the family tree are trying to get do and maybe even kill to try to get there branch[either Thomas, Lucian, Janus, and Ekat] all the power in the world.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Here’s to you, Rachel Robinson”, written by Judy Blume

Reviewed by: Charlotte
Review: I enjoyed the book by Judy Blume. The main theme of this book is Rachel’s older brother Charles, being expelled from boarding school leaving his only option to be coming home. Charles is a big trouble maker and Rachel is very stressed and he does not help the fact. On top of that Rachel is feeling she is being asked to do to many school clubs and opportunities since she is a very mature student. Also it is hard for her being the one out in Stephanie and Allison’s friendship.
I liked this book a lot. I would recommend it to anyone aged 11 and up. And those who like realistic fiction.
Overall Rating: 4