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 “Between Shadows”, written by Kathleen Cook Waldron

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: At the age of nine, Ari went to his Gramps’ log cabin with his family for one whole summer. It was one of the best times of his life. His Gramps taught him how to swim, paddle his canoe, and fish. Then, a horrible accident occurred and his mother was killed. His father found it too hard to go back to the cabin and Gramps. There were too many sad memories. When Ari was twelve he was going to journey up to the little cabin, and he and Gramps would do everything they had done that summer when he was nine. The summer was going to be great, until, Ari’s beloved grandfather died. Now, he, his father, and his Aunt Laurel, are going up to the cabin and Gramps’ property. Both his father and aunt are in agreement that they are going to sell what they see as a run-down homestead. Ari sees differently. He sees an idyllic environment, somewhere to build memories, and be truly happy, but can he convince them?
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 “The Search For Baby Ruby”, written by Susan Richards Shreve

Reviewed by: Julia
Review: Jess O’Fines is stuck babysitting her little baby cousin instead of going to her older sister,Whee’s wedding rehearsal which takes place in California,because Whee only likes the best. When Jess watches her two older sisters,Whee and Teddy head to the elevator she THINKS she closes the hotel room door behind her. Jess steps into the washroom but when she comes out again Ruby is gone! Jess texts Teddy and tells her what happened. Jess leaves the hotel,thinking she can find Ruby herself. Teddy calls the police. Just when she thinks things couldn’t possibly get any worse Jess is kidnapped and dumped at the edge of the highway. Will Jess ever be rescued? And worse-Will she get Baby Ruby back? This book didn’t make me laugh or cry.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Completely Clementine”, written by Sara Pennypacker

Reviewed by: Julia
Review: Summer is finally here! When Clementine becomes vegetarian the rest of her family follows too, except for her Dad. Clementine is so mad at her Dad she won’t speak to him. After being invited to stay at an extremely fancy hotel with her best friend Margret Clementine realizes one thing: Will not speaking to her Dad ruin her entire summer? My favourite character is Clementine. It made me laugh a little bit at some parts. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about people’s lives. This book is told from clementine’s perspective.
Overall Rating: 4

Review of “Ms. Cuddy is Nutty”, written by Dan Gutman

Reviewed by: Michelle
Review: This is a story about a kid who hates school. Someone gives the school one million dollars and the school decides to buy a TV station with the money.
Miss Cutty is the crazy TV station manager and she wants to get more viewers than another school. For example, Miss Cutty made the kids at school sing a song . The kid who hates school becomes an actor for the TV station.
I really enjoyed the book and it made me laugh.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

Review of “Wonder”, written by R.J. Palacio

Reviewed by: Sarah
Review: August “Auggie” Pullman likes to think that he is a normal, ordinary kid. He has an XBox, he plays with his dog, and likes ice cream. However, there is one thing that Auggie possesses that makes him extraordinary. He has a severely deformed face. A face that makes other kids run away from him, screaming, at the playground. One that makes everyone stare at him. At the beginning of the school year, Auggie takes the plunge and enrolls at Beecher Prep, a middle school. There, he is subject to bullying and name-calling. Through all this darkness, there are tiny slivers of light. Kids reach out to Auggie and are kind to him, they are able to see past his facial deformities, seeing a worthy friend. Joyful yet sometimes heartbreaking ,this wonderful book, told in six different points of view, tells of Auggie’s first year of middle school.
Overall Rating: 5 (Awesome)

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 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Reviewed by: Alice

 

Review: In this book, there is a boy called Charlie. (Charlie is the main character in this story.) Charlie lives with his mom,dad,grandma Josephine,grandpa Joe,grandma Georgina,and grandpa George. They are very poor. All they have to eat is a cup of lettuce soup in the morning, 1 lettuce leaf for lunch,and a half of a lettuce leaf for dinner. Until Mr. Willy Wonka starts a golden ticket contest… on the newspaper, Mr. Wonka wrote: “I have hidden 5 and only 5 golden tickets in my chocolate bars all over the world and the five people that find them will get a full day tour around my chocolate factory and will have a lifetime supply of my sweets”. Then, Charlie found a 1 dollar bill on the road and he bought 2 chocolate bars the second one had the last golden ticket in it!!!!!!!!! Then, at the end of the day, Charlie (Mr. Wonka’s favourite child of the 5) was chosen to be the one who would run the factory when Mr. Wonka was to old to run the factory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favourite character was Mr.Willy Wonka and Charlie.This story made me happy and a little bit silly.
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)