Review of “Big Nate goes for broke”, written by Peirce Lincon

Reviewed by: Flora
Review: In this book Nate and his friends make a drawing club at school, but then they find out there rivals Jefferson public school has a drawing club to but they can draw way better then them. One night at a beach theamed dance the school springs a leak they all live. The next day they find out they can’t go back to school, but wait the do have to go to school just at Jefferson p.s that really bad. A few days later they a basketball, after Nate has an idea lets have a snow building contest. Will they win or not??????
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Eleven Birthdays”, written by Wendy Mass

Reviewed by: Flora
Review: The main carectors are Amanda and Leo, they share a birthday and for 10 years they had there birthday together intill Leo said some mean stuff to his frinds about Amanda. On there 11th birthday they had different partys the morning after there birthday the same things happened it was there birthday again. How will Amanda and Leo fix this????
Overall Rating: 4

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

Reviewed by: Flora
Review: The main character is Harry Potter. He lives with his cousin Dudley, his aunt Petunia and his uncle Vernon. (His parents are dead because of who-shall-not-be-named.) Also Harry is famous. One of the other main characters is Hermione Granger. She is the best at all of the subjects at Hogwarts (her parents are Muggles, as in not-wizards). And last but not least there is Ron Weasley. He has five older brothers, two of them have left Hogwarts already and he has a younger sister who will go to Hogwarts next year.
The main ideas in the book are about growing up, making friends and enemies, fixing problems, winning/losing, having fun.
In my opinion, this book was AMAZING. It was soooo hard to put down. There were some small adventure scenes or parts that you wouldn’t know what would happen next that would grab you and pull you in and you couldn’t get out. It was like water going over you and you can’t get out. This book made me think about what it would be like if I was at Hogwarts.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Hattie Big Sky”, written by Kirby Larson

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: In the December of 1918, sixteen year-old Hattie Inez Brooks, has just made the biggest decision of her life. She has accepted her deceased uncle’s wish for her to move onto his homestead near Vida, Montana. Hattie has always been Hattie-Here-and-There, bouncing from relative to relative, because she was orphaned at a young age. She sees this new homesteading opportunity as a place for her to truly belong to somewhere, somewhere where she doesn’t feel like a third wheel. In January, Hattie sets out for Vida, to begin her new life. There, she meets Perilee and her husband Karl, who become her biggest helpers in her new life of homesteading. They are kind, peaceful people who are always quick to help Hattie in her times of need. Even though Hattie’s first year of homesteading is sometimes heartbreaking, she finds loving friends and family with Perilee Mueller and her other caring neighbors. Hattie Big Sky is a book with heart, full of the joy of homesteading ,as well as the back-breaking work that comes along with it. Though, it also tells of German racism in WWI, a time when anyone or anything German was looked down upon. Mostly, however, it is a book about friends being there and never thinking twice about giving their time to help you.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Civil War on Sunday”, written by Mary Pope Osborne

Reviewed by: Evan
Review: Civil War on Sunday was a very inspiring book. It made me proud how the brave soldiers from the Union fought to stop slavery. My favorite character was this man in one of the field hospitals his name was unknown though. This man was an African American slave. His wife and daughter were taken away and sold so he ran away from his owner because he heard that the Confederates were going to attack the Union, so he ran 30 miles to tell them. This man is my favorite character because he was very brave to do that. This book made me feel lucky and grateful that Canada didn’t have slavery back then or my family and a lot of other families may have been slaves now. This book took place in Virginia.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Brian’s Winter”, written by Gary Paulsen

Reviewed by: Evan
Review: It is great for learning about survival in the winter. Like so many people learn, Brian accidentally turns on a transmitter and he gets saved. But what if he didn’t get saved what if he had to survive winter, his most deadly enemy. But keep in note that if he got dropped into the wilderness in the winter with his luck and smarts he would still die, but remember there is always a way to get helped.
Overall Rating: 5

Review of “September 17”, written by Amanda West Lewis

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: Three kids. One ship. One torpedo. Ken, Sonia, and Bess are three of the many children on board the luxurious City of Benares, an ocean liner that is being used to transport British children to safety in Canada. All three children are going to Canada for many different reasons. Bess is travelling for the adventure. Ken is going because his parents need another room for boarders. Sonia and her family need safety from the bombing in London. However, none of these children ever expected that the City of Benares was to be torpedoed on September 17. Will Ken, Sonia, Bess survive as the ship sinks rapidly? How about the many other children aboard? Find out in this thrilling page turner.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Delirium”, written by Lauren Oliver

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: Lauren Oliver’s Delirium was a beautifully written novel about a rule-following girl Lena and her adventure as she approached the date in which she is supposed to be “cured” from the worse disease imagineable, love. Through Lena’s adventures she discovers what love truly feels like even if the price she has to pay may be her life or the life of her new friend Alex. This Novel is a true page turner and kept me up for hours past my bedtime wanting more and the excitement consistent throughout the entire book and has me wanting to read the next book pandemonium.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Slated”, written by Teri Terry

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: Kyla is released from hospital after she was recently slated (a process of which is supposed to be a second chance for someone who was a terrorist or posed a threat to the government) Kyla moves into her new house along with her new family. Kyla goes to school like a normal slated girl and makes friends like a normal slated girl but when her one dream continues reoccurring and Kyla starts to remember her past she realizes that her past isn’t so pretty and when her friend Torri disappears and then her boyfriend Ben disappears Kyla knows something’s up. if only she knew who she could trust with her not-so-legal journey into uncovering the frightening secrets of the lorders and their true purpose. If Kyla trusts the wrong person she could end up dead or worse, a servant to one of the trickiest characters.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Before I fall”, written by Lauren Oliver

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: Samantha Kingston goes through February 12 th as it were just another day but little dose she know, it’s her last. Samantha gets caught with her death day being Groundhog Day. Samantha goes through the same day seven times and learns what and who the most important things are. Will Samantha be able to get out of her Groundhog Day cycle or will she eventually give up hopes or do her best to be sure that no one else ends up dead after her death. This book made me cry and laugh and sometimes at the same time. I would recommend this book to anyone 13 and up due to the language of the book and the choices of some of Samantha’s friends. This is my favourite book from Lauren Oliver but all her other books are just as magnificent
Overall Rating: 4