Review of “Elizabeth Gail and the trouble at Sandhill Ranch”, written by Hilda Stahl

Reviewed by: Arabella
Review: The story Elizabeth Gail and the trouble at Sandhill Ranch is about Elizabeth Gail going to Sandhill Ranch and meeting new friends. But trouble finds it’s way into Elizabeth’s dream vacation.Why was her new friend Holly always so afraid? Well the answer was Nolen Brown. Nolen and Aaron [Holly’s brother] were stealing anything from money to knives. But brave Holly returned the things with out them knowing. She was also afraid because she thought Nolen or Aaron would get her in trouble. So she decided to talk to Elizabeth about it. As Holly was having problems, Old Zeb the keeper of the Ranch was telling Elizabeth that once her family went home she would stay on the ranch. But all they need to do was have a talk with their parents.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “The Hunger Games”, written by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed by: Leo
Review: This book is amazing! It all starts in the poor city of district twelve where Katniss Everdeen and her friend Gale are preparing for a feast after the yearning which is a day to draw a persons name to see if the are in the HUNGER GAMES!!!!!!! But everything turns to the worst because Katniss’s sister is chosen but she volunteers; what does she do? She is transported to the capitol of her country to be treated before the games and at the capitol she is being treated like her majesty. But when time is up and they must face their doom they are very nervous,they think about their future and their love ones. What will happen? Will she survive?
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Maggie’s Door”, written by Patricia Reilly Giff

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: Hunger, hunger, hunger. That is all Nory and the people of Ireland have felt after the devastating loss of their precious potato crop. Nory’s friends and family have gone ahead of her, to the port, where they will meet up and board the ship that will take them to America. Nory must trek part of the journey alone, on a road that is full of desperate, starving people, who would steal her meager portions of food in seconds. However, she must press on, she WILL get to see Maggie, her sister, in America. The road to the port is treacherous, but it is also filled with many surprises. Will Nory ever see her friend Sean again? How about her sweet younger brother Patch? Her father? Will she ever stand at Maggie’s door?
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Georges marvellous medicine”, written by Roald dahl

Reviewed by: Ella
Review: This book is about a boy who gets an idea of making medicine for his grandma who takes medicine .He put paint makeup farm animal medicine and more.The medicine made the grandma grew thiner and so tall that her head pokes through the ceiling my favourite character was grandma .This took place at the farm.This book made me laugh.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “The Vanishing Passenger”, written by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Reviewed by: Ryan
Review: The book was about a man named Gilbert Finch. He jumped off of a train to catch a dog in Allerton and no one could find him. My favourite characters were Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They are the Boxcar children.
The book was awesome and I think other people should read it because it was exciting to see how the Boxcar Children solved the mystery of where Mr . Finch went to.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Cinderella”, written by Elizabeth Rudnick

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: Cinderella is a story about kindness,courage,and love. Ella (Cinderella) lives in a beautiful cozy little house with her mother and father. Ella has an amazing life with her family. She has kind animal friends,loving parents,and Ella herself is always sweet and kind. Everything is good, until tragedy strikes. Ella’s mother becomes gravely ill. Although before she dies Ella’s mother wants to her something. Something to see her through all the trials that a life can offer. ”Have courage and be kind. Where there is kindness there is goodness and where there is goodness there is magic.”Is what Ella’s mother tells her. Ella promises to be kind and courageous. Years pass by with Ella and her father living in their home. True to her word Ella remains kind and courageous. With Ella’s mother gone Ella’s father decides to remarry. Ella does the kind thing and supports her father’s decision. Ella meets her new family Lady Treamine (Ella’s stepmother) and Drisella and Anastasia (Ella’s stepsisters). It just so happened that Ella’s step-family was very cruel. Though neither Ella’s father nor Ella knew that yet. One day Ella’s father is off on a business trip. He takes ill on the road and dies. Ella is left with her step-family who have been waiting for a chance to hurt her. Ella becomes a servant girl named Cinderella to her step-family. Through all this cruelty Ella manages to stay strong. One day Ella meets a man in the woods not knowing its the prince himself! Ella falls in love with Kit (the prince) and so does Kit. Though luck may be just around the corner for Ella. As a grand ball decides chance for Ella and Kit to meet again……. The story happens at Ella’s house and the grand palace. My favorite character was Ella. The book made me laugh that Ella didn’t know Kit was really the prince. Overall Cinderella is an amazing story about the power of kindness and courage.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

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 “Flunked”, written by Jen Calonita

Reviewed by: Carla
Review: Flunked is a story a about a twelve year old girl named Gillian Cobbler. Gillian lives in the town Enchantasia. Gillian has a big family ( mom, dad, three brothers and two sisters ). Gillian’s family is very poor. Her fathers shoe business isn’t going well. Gillian wants to help her family, but her only way of helping is by stealing from the spoiled royals. Life for the Cobblers go on until Gillian is caught stealing. Gillian was only trying to take a hair clip to give her sister Anna for her birthday. The police don’t listen or care and take Gillian to Fairy Tale Reform School for three months. At Fairy Tale Reform School their mission is to turn wicked delinquents and former villains into future heroes. All teachers are former villains like….. Cinderellas stepmother,the sea witch,the evil queen,the big bad wolf,and more! With the help of new friends Jax and Kayla Gillian uncovers more and more secrets. Gillian must find out just how reformed these villains really are………. The story happens at Fairy Tale Reform School. My favorite character was Gillian. The book made me laugh at how crazy Gillian was. Overall Flunked is a awesome book filled with adventure,fun,secrets,and twists on fairy tales.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Spy School”, written by Stuart Gibbs

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: When a CIA agent walks into his living room, Ben Ripley’s life is about to change in some major ways. He never thought that he was qualified for the Academy of Espionage, a top secret training facility for future secret agents. However, this is what the CIA spy offers; a spot for him at Spy School. Ben accepts and so begins the greatest adventure of his life. When he gets to the academy, he is shot at and is in constant danger. After some harrowing experiences, Ben starts think that something very suspicious is going on. He believes there is a evil undercover agent feeding important information to the bad guys. Ben is weak, rather small, and not very athletic, but he is going to try to expose the mole no matter what. Can he do it?
Overall Rating: 4

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