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

Review of “just as long as were together”, written by Judy Blume

Reviewed by: Charlotte
Review: I enjoyed the book “Just as Long as We’re Together” by Judy Blume. The main character in this story is Stephanie and her two friends Allison and Rachel. The main problem in this story is that Stephanie’s parents are going through a “trial” separation and this is very hard on her. Another problem she’s facing, is that her BFF since second grade, Rachel, is feeling left out from her and Allison (who just moved in). Steph and Rachel don’t talk for more than a month! They eventually start talking again but are not the same best friends as they used to be. Stephanie is still very sad about her parents “trial” separation especially when her mom says they probably won’t get back together.
In they end of the book Allison and Steph are very good friends. Steph finally agrees to live with the separation especially because her dad is moving back to New York!
I thought this book was good, but I didn’t love it. My favourite character in this book is Allison because I can relate to being the new person as she had to. I would recommend this book for kids in grade 5 and up.
Overall Rating: 3 (Okay)

Review of “Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost”, written by Cornelia Funke

Reviewed by: Brandon
Review: It starts when Tom figures out he has a averagely spooky ghost (an ASG for short) in his cellar. The ghost tells him he was kicked out of his house because a huge ghost which was the Incredibly Revolting Ghost (an IRG) had taken over the house. Tom helps the ASG to kick out the other ghost, and finally the ASG could move back in.
The story mostly took place at Tom’s house. The ASG was my favourite character. The book made me laugh. I recommend this book to anyone who likes funny ghost stories.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Sleuth and Dare#1: Partners In Crime”, written by Kim Harrington

Reviewed by: Kaysia
Review: This is a book about 2 best friends named Darcy and Norah. They set up a business to solve mysteries for a school assignment. After they present to the class they actually get a real mystery to solve, it’s about a missing twin sister. It is from Fiona the most popular girl in the class. Fiona finds a birth certificate of a person named Bailey Ann Banks and thinks it is her twin sister. Unfortunately there is someone who doesn’t want them to find out so they write notes and emails to the girls such as” Back off the case” or” You are putting Fiona’s life in danger”. There are 2 more books in the series and if you like mysteries you should read this book.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, written by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by: Brandon
Review: It all starts when Voldemort kills Harry’s parents and he is sent to live with horrible Mr. and Mrs. and Dudley Dursley. He lived in a small cupboard under the stairs and rarely got fed. But then mysterious letters start appearing in their house, so they keep moving to different places. Next when the were on the boat, a big person burst in and told Harry to go to Hogwarts. Harry goes to Hogwarts, becomes great at Quiditch and at the end they battle Voldemort in Professor Quirrel’s body.
My favourite character was Ron Weasley because I thought it was cool when he battled professor Gonagall’s giant chess set. The story took place mostly at Hogwarts. It didn’t make me laugh or cry, but made me feel excited.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window”, written by Lemony Snicket

Review by: Julia

Review: This is the continuation of the miserable events that befall the three orphans: Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. In this book they are sent to live with yet another relative on Lake Lachrymose. However, even a lake filled with leaches misfortune still fallows the orphans. filled with humor tinted with misfortune makes for a captivating read.

Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Artemis Fowl”, written by Eoin Colfer

Reviewed by: Christine

Review: From the get-go it appears Artemis Fowl is going to be about Artemis Fowl, a criminal boy genius with Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deduction, but then bomb squad-esque faeries take over the story and we end up spending just as much time, if not more, reading about them. That’s fine since they’re interesting and their story moves with a good dash of fun and excitement.

Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)