Thursday, June 15, 2006

Teens Talk Books: A Teen Forum

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marcus said...

the lion the witch and the wardrobe/ by:C.S Lewis
I heard about this book threw a friend and decided to give it a chance. Once I started reading it I must say I was glued to the book. The author does a very good job of pulling you in and not letting you go. The book is about a group of brothers and sisters separated from their mother and father in a war. Four brothers and sisters are sent out to live with there very wealthy uncle. In the house the kids play and find them self in a world where any thing is possible. They wonder a world called Narnia with lions and evil witches and find them self in a pinch. I don’t want to give away the ending but needless to say “in a blink of an eye, there lives are changed for ever” as quoted from the book. This is now one of my favorite books and if you’re looking for a good book you should take a look at The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe. I give this story two thumbs up.---marcus miranda

Paula Chapman said...

Thanks for posting, Marcus! I'd second your recommendation. Did you see the recent Narnia movie? How did you think it compared to the book?

marcus said...

yes i say the movie i felt it did a good job with puting the book into the movie. But just like any other movie it tented to leave out a fue key points in the book. I really liked the movie for the most part.

Dahmen said...

Just recently I finished reading the book "Downsiders" by Neal Shusterman. The appropriately named book was about a child, named Talon, who lived in a great civilization under the feet of the people in New York City. A world made up of, abandoned subway shafts, stations, and city plumbing, kept secret by strict rules and guidelines, which if broken, imply great consequences. These rules, however, were being broken by young Talon when he would go into the world above to get medicine for his sick sister, although medicine was not all he gained. He became friends with a girl, and learned great secrets and truths about the world he lived in and the world above, that almost gets him killed. Later on, Talon proves himself as a great leader when the secrecy of his world was in jeopardy, after a part of it was discovered during the building of a new aquaduct. This is a riveting book of great detail and adventure, one I would strongly advise reading. I give it 4 1/2 Stars. I hope you'll also enjoy it.
-John Dahmen

Amanda said...

The book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is one of the best books I have ever read. It has one of the biggest twists that make's you fall in love with the main charecter Melinda out of sympathy from what had happened to her. I loved this book because it was down to earth and the author had a great way of expressing the way the charecter felt. I was actually introduced to this book some time ago by my friend from Michigan, she bought me a copy and made me read it. After the first chapter I was hooked, I got my friend Casey to read it as well. We both love it.

petey said...

I recently finished The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was a great book. It’s about a man named Nick Carraway, who meets a WWI veteran who calls himself Jay Gatsby. As you get into the book, you find a great story of love, lies, deception, and murder. One character, Jordan Baker, is a professional female golfer, who cheated herself the championship. Gatsby went to Oxford (sort of) after WWI. One day, he is riding with the love of his life, who is married to another man, they run over and kill a woman and don’t even stop. The woman’s husband find’s that the car belongs to Gatsby. To find out what happens when he confronts Gatsby, or the truth behind the accident, you will have to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Kimmy N. said...

The Year Of Secret Assigntments
This past month I read The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty and I really enjoyed it. It is about three best friends, Lydia, Emily, and Cass. They go to a Ashbury, a private school and Brookefield is the rival school across town. The girls's English teacher tells them that they have a new assignment. The assignment is to write to a person from Brookefield. The girls first try to protest, but give in and start writing. They begin writing to Sebastian, Charlie and Mathew. They at first hate their pen pals because they have nothing in common and are in many ways rude, but grow to like them and try to meet them in person for different reasons. Emily and Lydia worry about Cass when they learn that there is nobody of the name Mathew Dunlop that goes to Brookefield and think that she is making up her pen pal because she is going crazy after her father died. The two girls turn to their pen pals for help to find who Mathew Dunlop is and why he is using a secret name. All six of them become linked in some way. I dont want to give away the ending but this book is very addicting and you dont want to put it down. This is one of my favorite books and I strongly suggest that you read it.
~Kimmy N.

janese s said...

Avalon High // By: Meg Cabot
Having already read one of Meg Cabot’s books, I checked this book out from the Aurora Library because I was interested in reading another one of hers. This book was very good; I couldn’t seem to put it down. The author put a little catch at the end of every chapter, and I just couldn’t stop reading it. It is about a girl, named Elaine, who moves from St. Paul, Minnesota to Annapolis, Maryland because her parents are professors and are researching medieval times. The story of King Arthur and his great leadership and heroism are used to tie this book together. Elaine, who usually shows no interest or support in her parents work, is suddenly forced to find out all she can in order to save her new friends. I really like the writing style Meg Cabot uses it is full of great detailed, description, and really draws in the reader and makes a great story that is hard to put down.

Justin Kangas said...

In this excellant book set in 1941 North Dakota, Phyllis Naylor combines a number of strange occurrences, brings them together in a breathtaking plot, and gives key information with pin-point accuracy. First off, she introduces Kate Sterling, a teenager still trying to get over the death of her mother, Ann Sterling. Four years earlier, Zeke Dexter was drunk and got involved in a car crash with Ann, fatally injuring her. Zeke, now released from prison a year early on good behavior, is on his way home with the blizzard of the century arrives leaving him stranded in the wild. Doc sterling and his son are on the way home from medicine runs when they too are caught in the mass white out. When they get a knock on the car door they could hardly believe who it was. Find out when you read Phyllis Naylor's amazingly suspensful novel...Blizzard's Wake. I couldnt believe how pulled in I was to this book within the first 10 pages!

matt h said...

Black Wind by Clive and Dirk Cussler was an exceptional read! I am a big fan of Clive Cussler and I will probably read anything that he writes. I like the way that he links historic events to the plot of his books which are set in a modern time. The plot of this book was particularly interesting. Cussler finds a great way to link WWII Japanese submarines, with an attempted unification of the Koreas by a power hungry owner of a trusted business, and also a biochemical terrorist attack on the U.S. This book book has the classic good guy-bad guy feel, but with a modern twist. It contained plenty of action and narrow escapes and it moved along very fast. The author kept me drawn into the book until the very end. I enjoyed this book very much and would recommend it to any action-adventure fans.

Cyndi said...

You’d think after receiving 37 tardies at your job in one year that you’d be fired, but Mel has got luck on her side. I just recently finished reading The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot. It’s a very humorous love story. The main character of the story is Mel, who is a gossip columnist at a local paper in New York City. She’s single, funny, and loves weather disasters. Then there’s her best friend Nadine, who is getting married and is freaking out about the wedding. The worst part is that her fiancĂ© is a chef and she’s trying to lose weight. There’s also a guy named Max who has to come to walk Mel’s next-door neighbor’s dog, but Max insists on having Mel call him John. “John” has come to walk the dog, Paco, because Mel’s neighbor is in the hospital because she was almost murdered. Lastly, there’s a man named Aaron. He’s Mel’s ex, but why did Aaron punch “John” at the office and who would want to murder a sweet old lady? Why does Max insist on having her call him “John“? Is his real name John or is it Max? And will Nadine ever lose those last few pounds? Since I’m not going to tell you, I strongly suggest that you read this hilarious book that just keeps you on the edge of your seat. The most unique part of the book is that it’s all in emails. I know you’re probably like “No, that’s not for me.” That’s exactly what I said too, but it is a very fun way to read a book. I give this book an A+ and I strongly recommend it to anyone who is bored with his or her life, because this book will certainly entertain you.

Jake W said...

Around the world in 80 Days
By Jules Verne

Phileas Fogg is a man who lives be routine. He always has his steps right every day. Then a new servent Passepartout comes around. the day he comes Mr. Fogg goes to his club like usual. Then he places a bet. The bet is that he can go around the world in 80 Days. When i started this book I thought it would be very engaging. For the First few chapters it was to. Then his writing style started to bore me. the story line was good but like i said the writing just did not click for me. The reason for this is that because the length of his sentences were to long and the vocabulary he used is not used today. So i did not understand some words. Some people might like this book but i did not.

Anonymous said...

I read the book the Wind in the Willows. I’ve never heard of it before I checked it out at the school library. It is a very good book. It’s one of those books that gets you thinking about the complexity of life. The story is about four animals, (who all talk!): the Mole, the Water Rat, Mr. Toad, and Mr. Badger. To them, their lives seem difficult sometimes, but I envy them. Their stress is nothing compared to the stress of humans. They all seem to be very wise as they have a lot of time to think about things. I also think they have deeper emotions than humans. For example, when a stranger tells the Water Rat of ocean voyages, the Rat’s personality changes and wants to “head South” with the stranger. The Mole eventually saves him but during his recovery, the Rat becomes sad and depressed about the situation. Also, they seem to be particularly passionate about their hobbies. The Rat loves to go boating, for example. The Toad’s hobbies change frequently and some may get him in trouble. A big thing I see in the book is that they all seem to get along most of the time; if not, they are always forgiving.

I recommend this book to anyone. 4 stars! Mike

Kaitlyn said...

Normally, I enjoy reading a romantic novel with dramatic details that lead to a happy ending. A book that I recently read, Angela’s Ashes, isn’t such a book, yet I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This story is told in first person by the author himself, Frank Mc Court and is told throughout his childhood and teen years. It is not about how he was a battling knight or a super hero who saves the day. Instead, it is about how Frank grew up as a poor, Catholic, Irish boy. He was born in America but after the death of his sister, Frank and his family move to Ireland.
Frank and his family struggled everyday not only to fight off diseases and fleas that were everywhere in the poor neighborhoods, but also to have food, shelter, clothes, warmth, and just trying to stay in good health. It didn’t help matters that Frank’s father was an alcoholic who couldn’t keep a job; therefore the family rarely had any source of income. This book probably seems like an extremely depressing story because of all the hardships that Frank and his family had to deal with, but Frank and his family found things to make life worth living. It also is enlightening because it makes you appreciate everything that is good in your life so much more.

Tim said...

The Elfstones of Shannara/ by:Terry Brooks
This is the adventure of Wil Ohmsford , the grandson of Shea Ohmsford from the quest for the Sword of Shannara. The Ellcrys, a great tree that holds the spell of Forbidding, is dying. With the Ellcrys dying the spell is slowly falling apart. The Forbidding holds thousands of demons waiting to destroy the Elves for imprisoning them many years ago. Allanon, last of the great druids, reappears and asks Wil Ohmsford to assist him. Wil has to protect Amberle, last of the chosen, with the seed of the Ellcrys to the Bloodfire to awaken it, while a demon called the Reaper is released and hunts them down. All Wil has for protection for is the magic of the Elfstones which he has lost control over their power. This is a wonderful book full of adventure.-Timothy Bombich

Anonymous said...

a great book I thought was The Transal Saga. The book is about a boy who goes on a camping trip all by himself for two weeks. After the two weeks he is goin to meet his parents. After a few days he sees a blue light in the sky. Being curious, he fell into the light and transported into a world similar to Earth. He had trouble at first, but he survived. Every day he went further from the place that he was sleeping. Then finally one day he saw people... weird people. He went to talk to them but was scared they would run away. He then followed them to their village. After following the people to their village, he tried to cook himself dinner. Every time he tried to make something to eat, something would disappear. The person that took his food was one of the people he had followed. They didn't speak the same language as him but after time he learned to communicate with them. After living with the colony for a while and going to war with them they were all captured by another colony. After some time, he escaped from the warriors and went looking for the blue light. Later on in the story, he finds the blue light and goes back homw to Earth. I give this story two thumbs up. Travis lesemann

Paula Chapman said...

Thanks for all of your posts! I have enjoyed reading them, and have added titles to my list of books I'd like to read based on your reviews. Amanda (and others who read and enjoyed the book _Speak_)--Aurora Public Library recently purchased a movie based on this book. I haven't seen it, but it has been given excellent reviews. If you watch it, I'd be interested in hearing how you thought it compared to the book. Matt H, and others who enjoy Cussler's action novels, a newly purchased library Cussler novel is _Treasure of Khan_.

Anonymous said...

I have finally taken the time to read the reviews in this blog and I want to compliment you young folks for reading some great novels. Your reviews are excellent and I too have found a couple of titles I want to check in to.

I encourage all of you to keep reading and do write reviews often. Great job.

Joan

Jake W said...

Angels And Demons

When you ask someone what Dan Brown has written, they will say The DA Vinci Code. That's not the only thing that he has written though. He also wrote Angels and Demons. The story is the "prequel" to his big book. It starts when Robert Langdon, the main character, is called to a lab so help figure out a murder. After, he gets sucked into a whirlwind of ancient orders and dead scientists. There are many twists and turns that I found very interesting. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes murder, adventure and science fiction. This book is not for everyone so don't read it if you don't like the categories. Happy Reading

Anonymous said...

A great book I read was
"The Klone and I". It's a really good love story full of suspense and wonder. I would recommend this book to girls in their late teens or to anyone who loves a good high-tech love story.
It all starts out with a woman, named Stephanie, who has been married for thirteen years to a man named Roger. Her marriage has had its ups and downs, but over all she was happy. Until one night Roger decides to tell her that he no longer loves her and is leaving her and their two kids, for someone much younger.
Steph wasn't too happy about it and tried to convince him to stay, but it dosn't work. After a period of some change and some depression she decided to start dating. After dating a few guys with drinking problems and mental issues, she gives up dating completely.
Stephanie then decides to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Paris. She was at a bistro when she saw, Peter, a man she couldn't take her eyes of off. Later they meet and start dating.
They have a strong relationship going,and her son,Sam, likes him. Charlotte, her daughter, thinks he's a complete dork. Peter works with bionics and has to leave for California for two weeks for a business trip, but says he's leaving a surprise for her. The next day she answers the door and Peter is standing there, or so she thought. The man at the door is actually Peters clone, Paul Klone.
After spending a few weeks with the clone she ends up falling in love with both men. Who will she choose or will she loose them both?
-Nicole Q.

Cyndi said...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: Forever In Blue
If you have never read a single Sisterhood book, I think you are truly missing out. The fourth book, Forever in Blue, has by far beaten the rest. It is still the story of four best friends, Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen. What’s different this time though? They are all on their own terms. Each of them is at a different place, whether it be NYU with Tibby, digging for artifacts in Turkey with Bridget, a summer art program with Lena or maybe doing more than making sets with Carmen, it really is an adventure for the teenage girl.
This time around, each girl faces a new challenge. Tibby has to decide whether or not the love of her life really is the love of her life. Will she make the right choice? Carmen might have a new hobby: acting, but will it make her have the best summer of her life? Lena is whisping away her worries on canvases at a summer art program. Where she is finally hoping to get over Kostos, but who’s that cute new boy across the room from her? Bridget can’t stand to not get what she wants. So what is she going to do when there happens to be a cute boy with her in Turkey, and she is still with Eric?
Ann Brashares will answer all of those questions if you read this one of a kind book. It will keep you captivated and interested to the point where you will not be able to put it down. This book is an amazing read for anybody who is looking to have a good laugh and maybe even a good cry. I strongly recommend it for anybody who has ever had a best friend or has ever been in love. I promise you won’t be wasting your time.

Anonymous said...

Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares 4th book in the series of Sisterhood of the Traveling pants is the best in my opinoin. All of her books are very interesting but this one has a certain flare to it. It really reaches out to young women who are confused about dating and who they are.
The book starts off with all of the girls Lena, Carmen, Tibby and Bridget busy in their own lives, When all of the girls get together, except for Carmen they realize how different they are. Since they are all in different places living their lives, Bridget tells you about everything that has been happening.
Lena is at art school, staying for a summer course when she starts noticing an older student Leo. When she starts to fall for Leo her life is interrupted by a former love Kostos.
Bridget is off to Turkey for a summer archaeological excavation while her boyfriend is in Baja at the soccer camp where they met. While in Turkey,makes new friends, but not the friends you'd expect. One inparticular friend she becomes very close with.
Tibby stays in New York, takinga filming class. Her relationship turns for the worst when she starts to question her love for her boyfriend.
Carmen has decided to try something new this summer. She had been working behind the scenes on play sets all year, she decides to go to a Theater Festival for the summer. When she arrives she assumes she will be doing sets like usual, but when a director asks her to try out she finds a new talent to be proud of.
By the end of the summer a tragedy brings all the girls together, but their tragedy turns out to be good for the girls. It brings them together again and makes htem realize that somethigns in life aren't really want they seem.
-Brenda Olson

loe said...

The book Hatchet is about a young teenage boy, Brian, who gets stranded in the Canadian wilderness. Brian is on his way to see his dad. traveling on an airplane, the pilot has a heart attack and brain is forced to try to land it. Brian doesn't know how to fly it, so he crashes into the water. He then has to swim all the way to shore. Throughout the book Brian must complete several tasks to survive. Struggling to get fire, Brian finally gets a rock and and uses his hatchet to get it started. This is a very action packed book. If you like suspense, this is a perfect book for you. This is one of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy it, I sure did.

Lauren Williams said...

In this story, young Keturah Reeve is daring, courageous, and charming. One day while walking along the forest's edge she is drawn in by the hart where she meets death face to face. She is very weak when he comes to her. She tells him she is to young to die, and he agrees. He tells her she must choose someone to go in her place. He tells her it doesn't matter who, but she refuses. This is when Keturah learns about the plague that is going to overcome her sweet village Tyde by Rood. To have one more day to live, Keturah tells Lord Death a story of love, true love, and also unknowingly wins his heart. Keturah longs to find true love someday. She does not finish the rest of the story though, and asks him for one more day, in which he grants on one condition: that she come back the next night and tell him the rest of the story. He also tells her if she does not find true love before the next night, he will take her and make her his bride.

She returns to Tyde by Rood and to the rescue comes young John Temsland. He is a fine gentleman, the son of a king. John escorts her home to her family who is amazed she survived.

Kenturah finally realizes she has two missions: to stop this plague from coming to her cherished Tyde by Rood and to find her one true love.

Will her village believe her about the plague? Will her true love be someone from her village, maybe John Temsland or will she become the bride of death?

the irony of this ending will show you love is surprising ans dometimes it requires giving everything up for the person you love.

From my point of view it was a very good book. If you're a person who's into love stories, fantasy, and adventure, than this is the book for you. I think if anyone gets a chance to read this book they should.

:) Lauren Williams

Paula Chapman said...

Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal / by Mal Peet--reviewed by Paula Chapman, Aurora Public Library

Tamar Hyde was 10 years old when her father disappeared, and in 1995, when she was 15 years old, her grandfather committed suicide. He did not leave behind a letter explaining himself. Instead, he left Tamar a box. It contained a crossword puzzle, four maps, a fat bundle of money, a small black and white photograph, a small folded up sheet of silk printed with rows upon row of letters, and a think booklet.

"Tamar" and "Dart" were young men from Holland. They were recruited by the British, trained as spies, and in 1944 were returned to Holland to organize and command the resistance to the Nazis who had taken over their country. They were also both men in love--and both of them were in love with Marijke Maartens.

Mal Peet's Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal is well-titled. It tells two stories. One is that of the contemporary Tamar and her search to solve the puzzle her grandfather had left her. The other is that of Tamar, Dart, and Marijke and their desperate efforts to liberate their country as well as to survive. The book is tense and dramatic, peopled by very real characters and details, and it balances fast-paced action with reflections on identity as well as both love and war. It was a 2005 British Carnegie, and is an interesting and thought-provoking read.

Anonymous said...

Can You Keep a Secret
By: Sophie Kinsella

Everyone dreams of the big promotion, a chance to make their way up in the company. How they get there is another story. Emma Corrigan had her chance at the big promotion and she flew across the country to do so. Did I mention that she hates to fly? Well, she really messed up that promotion and managed to share her every secret with the man next to her on the plane when it hit a little turbulance. That's ok, it was just a promotion, until she gets back to work and the owner of the company shows up, who turns out to be the man who sat next to her on the plane. He now knows all of her vey personal secrets. She also has a perfect boyfriend, Connor, who she intends to move in with as soon as they find a flat. Throughout this journey she finds that she and Connor are the cutest, a perfect couple, but that does not make her happy. In the end, Emma is publicly humiliated in front of the entire world, but she still has a job, and about that promotion? The rest of this story is waiting for you; get ready to laugh out loud.
-Leah Blake

Mike M said...

This is a review on a book I read called The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper. It is a story set during the Seven Years War (1756-1763) in the woods of North America. It is about a white scout named Natty Bumppo and his Indian companions. The general plot of the story deals with two sisters, Cora and Alice Munro, who are trying to return to their father, commander of a fort called William Henry. Along the way, their path is disrupted by the actions of Magua, leader of the Huron Indian tribe. Much of the book revolves around the two companions of the scout (Natty Bumppo), Uncas, and his father Chingachgook, who are the two last Mohican Indians. All three of these main characters use their cunning and knowledge to escape and stay one step ahead of their enemies. It is very interesting reading about the techniques the Indians used to covering their tracks and using the land to their advantage.

Although the book has some fun and thrilling content, it was published in 1826; thus is somewhat difficult to read. There are very excessive descriptive details in my opinion, and leaves you yawning in some parts of the book. If early American Literature is the thing for you, then this book is a must read. If not, it wouldn’t hurt to pass this one up.

volleyball said...

Seventeen October 07
loved it thumbs up

volleyball said...

Seventeen may 07
forgot to give thumbs up

volleyball said...

Seventeen Magazine
October 07
two thumbs up

Anonymous said...

i have read the march and september 2007 edition of 17 magazine. i think they were excellent and very interesting. their were so many facts also.
I give both a thumbs up.

lollipop

Anonymous said...

title-bratfest at tiffanys
author-lisi harrison
thums up
screen name-monkey
liked most of it

Anonymous said...

The magazine I read was American Girl Jan/Feb 08. I give the magazine a thumbs up. My screen name is butterfly. American Girl was very interesting and had alot of cool stuff I was into.

Anonymous said...

The magazine I read was Highlights Feb 08. I give Highlights a thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. Highlights had some really funny jokes and riddles.

Anonymous said...

This magazine that I read is called Ranger Rick Jan 08. Ranger Rick gets a thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. Ranger Rick had some interesting facts about animals that I didnt even know about.

Anonymous said...

This astonishing magazine that I read is called Zoo Book June 08. This awesome magazine gets a really big thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. Zoo Book magazines are almost like Ranger Rick magazines. You learn alot about animals from both of them. They both had some very cool facts. I also got to know more about my fav animal which is the Elephant.

Anonymous said...

This magazine I read is called Peta's Grr! Kids bite back 05. I give this magazine a thumbs down. My screen name is butterfly. Peta's Grr! Kids bite back wasnt as good as I thought it would be. It didnt have a lot of interesting stuff in it.

Anonymous said...

This book I read is called Blizzards Wake, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. I give this book a Super Duper big thumbs UP. My screen name is Butterfly. I liked about this book how if you start reading it you cant keep your nose out of it. And if you do put your nose out of it, your very anxious to know what happens in the next chapter. I have to say most people wouldnt be into drunk driving books, but I certainly was.

Anonymous said...

This book I read is called A Child Called It by David Pelzer. I gave this book o good thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. This book is a very sad tragedy. It's about a mother who beats up her oldest son, yet he isnt really that old. Later in the book it talks about how before in life when the mother was nice and how she started abusing her son. She has like 3 sons and no daughters. Later the son gets taken away and the mom loses custody of him. In the end it all turns out to be a good ending, like a fairytale. I like this book alot, and you would think that alot of people wouldnt like child abuse stories, but I for one thing do.

Anonymous said...

This book I read is called Shioh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. I give it a thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. To make a long story short lets just say I liked the book alot.

Anonymous said...

This book I read is called Sahara Special. I gave it an in between thumb. My screen name is Butterfly. It is about a child who is in special ed class. And thats about it!

Anonymous said...

title:Judy Moody Gets Famous
author:Megan McDonald & Peter Reynolds
thumbs up
I really liked it.

Anonymous said...

Blade Silver color me scarred

Melody Carlson

Thumbs up

Princess17

Anonymous said...

title:Garfield Takes Up Space
author:Jim Davis
thumbs up
It was really funny!
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Garfield Chews the Fat
author:Jim Davis
thumbs up
It was also really funny!
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Doug's Vampire Caper
author:Nancy Krulik
thumbs up
I liked some of it.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

Bright Purple color me confused

Melody Carlson

I gave this book a thumbs up..

princess17

Anonymous said...

Title: it's all about us
Author: Shelley Adina
Thumbs up

it was a good read

screen name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Model
Author: Cheryl Diamond
thumbs up

it is great to learn about the life of a model from some one who is a model

screen name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Nick of Time
Author: Ted Bell
Thumbs up

A grea story of a boy's adventures through time to find a relative to help his dad.

Screen name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Author: Andrew Peterson
Thumbs up

Like some of the story

screen name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

The book I read is called Healthy Eating by Claire Llwellyn. I give this story a thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. This story was about what types of food are good and bad for you. And other stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

This book is called Should I play the Piano? by Nicola Barber. I give this book a thumbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. This book talks about the different parts of a piano and how to play it and other thungs like that.

Anonymous said...

The School Skeleton by Ron Roy. I give this book a thunmbs up. My screen name is Butterfly. This book is about a school skeleton who becomes missing. Sooner or Later they find him.

Anonymous said...

Title:Girls of Many Lands:France:Cecile Gates of Gold
Author:Mary Casanova
thumbs up

this book is about a girl named Cecile who is poor and doesn't have a mother. Cecile gets a chance to get a spot in court.In this book its like being there.There is information about France and French words.While reading this book you may get emotional.
-am

Anonymous said...

Friends for a Season Daisy Chains

Sandra Byrd

thumbs up

princess17

Anonymous said...

title-very funny elizabeth
author-valerie tripp
thums up
screen name-monkey

Anonymous said...

Title:Girls of Many Lands:Ethiopia:Saba Under the Hyena's Foot
Author:Jane Kurtz
thumbs up


this book is about a girl named Saba.Saba lives with her grandma and borther named Mesfin.soon Saba and Mesfin find out they're are royalty.this book is a little bit funny.
-am

Anonymous said...

Title: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Author: Ann Brashares
Thumbs up

This is a great story about four teens going through the troubles of becoming adults. But even though each of teens had to face their own problem they were there for each other afterwards to help each other. I love reading this book.

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Avalon High
Author: Meg Cabot
Thumbs up

This is one of my favorite books ever. The story is a remake of the King Arthur legend. Elaine is telling the story of how she moved from Mineapolis to Annapolis and started going to a new school called a "Avalon". She meets Will, and his friends. But when going to Avalon, she realizes that she is a big part of the fate affecting Will's future. Great story, I recommend that anyone who likes alittle history when they read should read this book.

Screen name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Star Wars:Allegiance
Author: Timothy Zahn
Thumbs up

This is a great story that occurs after A New Hope(4th in the saga).
It weaves between our rebel friends, a group of storm troopers, and a emperial agent.

Screen name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

title:The White Fox Chronicles Escape
*Return*Breakout
author:Gary Paulsen
thumbs up
Its a really good action pacted book that will keep you wanting to read it till the end!
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Listen for the Whippoorwill Harriet Tubman
author:Dave & Neta Jackson
thumbs up
I really loved it. But there are some parts that I don't really like.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

Deep Green Color me Jealous
Melody Carlson

Thumbs up

this book is about a girl named Jordan Ferguson. Her friend Shawna Frye was jealous because Shawna's ex-boyfriend went out with Jordan.
-princess17-

Anonymous said...

Title: Airhead
Author: Meg Cabot
Thumbs Up

This was a great read. The story is about a girl named Emerson Watts, a normal high school junior who was making fun of the "Walking Dead" and trying to get her friend Christopher to see she was a female. Then a fatal accident happens that turns her life completely around. Instead of being a geek, Em is so popular she hopes this will help her in getting Christopher to finally see her. This story was so cool, I could hardly put it down. Cabot really made a great book.

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

title:The Berenstain Bears and the Female Fullback
author Stan & Jan Berenstain
thumbs up
It was ok, I liked the part where they fight for womens rights in sports! Thats always a cool cool.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Maximum Ride School's Out Forever
author:James Patterson
thumbs up
It was awesome! I love this fantasy
series and how creative the author gets with having kids with wings and stuff like that is just awesome!
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Girls of many Lands:Turkey:leyla the Black Tulip
author:Alev Lytle Croutier
thumbs up

this book is about a girl named Leyla.Leyla has three brothers.Leyla's father went missing during the war.Leyla and her family is very poor so leyla sells herself to slavery.so Leyla's adventure begins.

-am

Anonymous said...

Title: Girls of many Lands England Isabel Taking Wing
Author: Annie Dalton
thumbs up
This book is about a mistress named Isabel. Her father sends her away from London because Isabel was getting into trouble. Isabel disguise as Master Robert her brother for safety.
-princess17-

Anonymous said...

Someone like you
by:sarsh dessen
Superb! great storyline & a great writer!

Anonymous said...

Skullcrack
by:Ben Bo
It was ok. to me it was kinda confusing.

Anonymous said...

Jinx
by:Meg Cabot
WOW!!! IT WAS GREAT!!!!!! definatly a book to get!

Anonymous said...

The Sweet Far Thing
by:Libba Bray
This book has the right mix of blood (not too much but there is some) a little gore(not too much,but it has its moments) & a little romance(not like PG-13 but not just PG). All in all a very very good book!!!

Anonymous said...

The pact of the wolves
by:Nina Blazon translated by Sue Innes
it was good. I got confused a little but not too much. otherwise cool!!!

Anonymous said...

The Unspoken
by:thomas fahy
Nicely written.i thought it was a little too gorey & bloody.But the plot makes up for it.

Anonymous said...

How not too be popular
by:jennifer ziegler
It was SOOOO cute!!!! an awesome book I'd HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Title: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince?
Author: Melissa Kantor
Thumbs up

This story is about a girl named Lucy Norton. When her dad remarries and they move from the their home to a suburb in Long Island, Lucy is positive she had everything Cinderella had before her prince rescued. So now Lucy is wondering, where is her prince?

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Author: Howard Pyle
Thumbs up

I love reading about this great king!!!!

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Star Wars, Legacy of the force:Betrayal
Author: Aaron Allston
Thumbs up

It is fun to read these books because they are in the time-frame after the last episoid 6.

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Pegasus in Space
Author: Anne McCaffrey
Thumbs up

I love reading books by this author because the stories a fantacy which makes it easy for some one to feel like they become part of the book.

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

title:Berenstain Bears and the Drug Free Zone
author:Stan&Jan Berenstain
thumbs up
I liked it. Its a good learning book.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Judy Moody Saves the World!
author:Megan McDonald and Peter Reynolds
thumbs up
Its a good way to learn to recycle.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Berenstain Bears and the School Scandal Sheet
author:Stan&Jan Berenstain
thumbs up
Its funny and I like it.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Junie B.,First Grader (at last!)
author:Barbara Park
thumbs down
Its a good book to some but not entirely to me.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

Title: Spindles End
Author: Robin McKinley
Thumbs up

This story is great because it is a remake of the sleeping beauty fairy tale, only this one is more colorful and keeps you reading to the very end.

Screen Name: aurora14

Anonymous said...

Title: Girls of Many Lands India
Neela Victory Song.
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This book is about a Indian Girl named Neela. Her older sister Usha had a arranged marriage. Now their mother want's Neela to get married now. Neela's father went to Calcutta to fight for their freedom.
-princess17-

Anonymous said...

Read my lips/teri brown

this book is 1 of the greatest books you'll ever read!!!!!!!! YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS BOOK OVER & OVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I it so many times & i never got tired of it...its very cleverly written too i might add. ;-)

Anonymous said...

saba under the hyena's foot/by:jane
kurtz

this book wuz ok it cud have been better though...haha but it had a great plot!!! ;-) l8r pepo!!!

Anonymous said...

leyla the black tulip/by:alev lytle croutier

this book wuz GREAT!!! a very good piece of literature im sure!!! haha...a great plot & storyline!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Title:Girls of many Lands France
Cecile gates of Gold
Author:Mary Casanova
thumbs up
This book is about a twelve -year old girl named Cecile. She is poor and does'nt have a mother. Then she had a chance to work at court.Cecile becamed friends with the Royal family.
-princess17-

Anonymous said...

title:Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch
author:Barbara Park
thumbs down
Its a good book for little kids to enjoy but not me.
jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Beans on the Roof
author:Betsy Byars
thumbs up
I really like how the kids are determined to write poems on the
roof, its funny and a really good book.
jasmine17

Anonymous said...

title:Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunch Zombie Nerds)
author:Dav Pilkey
thumbs down
I just didn't like it. Its weird.
-jasmine17

Anonymous said...

Cross my heart hope to spy by ally carter
thumbz up high!!!!! Haha it wuz a great book!!!

Anonymous said...

Faded denim color me trapped
by melody carlson
Thumbz up!!! great book!!!

Anonymous said...

Blade silver color me scarred
melody carlson
another great book!!! Haha very cool!!!

Anonymous said...

Avolan High
by meg cabot
this book wuz good...i think it needed more action tho! Haha it wuz ok

silvester said...

Just recently I finished reading the book "Downsiders" by Neal Shusterman. The appropriately named book was about a child, named Talon, who lived in a great civilization under the feet of the people in New York City. A world made up of, abandoned subway shafts, stations, and city plumbing, kept secret by strict rules and guidelines, which if broken, imply great consequences. These rules, however, were being broken by young Talon when he would go into the world above to get medicine for his sick sister, although medicine was not all he gained. He became friends with a girl, and learned great secrets and truths about the world he lived in and the world above, that almost gets him killed.
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Kyle said...

Soul Surfer



The last couple of days i have been reading a book called Soul Surfer. This book was hard to put down when i started to read it. It taught kindness, thankfull, caring, and was inspiring. A home-schooled girl named Bethany Hamilton who lives in Hawii. Surfing is her passion, This sport was carried on by her parents. Between surfing and school she would be involved in her church. this was also passed down from her parents.

One morning Bethany decided to go surfing at a local spot called 'The Tunnels' There she met up with her best friend Alana. the waves were bad so they relaxed on their boards off the bay. Bethany had her arm dangling in the water when out of nowhere a shark bite off her arm. Bethany was calm about the incident and swam to the shore.Then she was rushed to the hospital. Her arm was completely off.




After this fatal accident Bethany became famous. Bethany would be on talk shows like Oprah and talked about the accident. Many people from all over the U.S. sent cards with money and prayers. She was very thankful for all the caring and generous people. The money helped her family pay for all the surgery bills. It was weird cause Bethany didn't like all the fame and attention.She loved that she was inspiring people around the world. She would tell people that God had a lot to do with her accident. She said believe in god and everything becomes easier.





Bethany still surfs today. She learned how to get up and balance on the board with one arm.She adjusted her whole life by learning how to do normal things in life with one arm. This was a great book.It was inspiring to me. If u seen this book make sure u read it.

Kyle Berg

Jade said...

From being orphaned to joining a street gang to looking like a boy and setting sail and finding love. This is the beginning of Mary "Jacky" Faber's adventures in Bloody Jack. At first, the book tells of "that dark day" as Mary says when her parents and little sister die. From there on, she joins Rooster Charlie's small gang. That's not even the half of it.

After an incident occurs, she is no longer known as Mary, but as Jack. From there on, she goes as a boy and joins a sailing crew on board the HMS Dolphin. Everything takes time getting used to, but she's quick to her feet and makes new friends along the way. Eventually her deception is found out, but by the one she loves. They are soon in love and wish to marry.

Things don't go as planned for Jacky as everyone finds out that she is indeed a girl. She is, however, blessed that they don't throw her overboard. Jacky learns that she will be attending Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston. This is just the first book of this adventure series, and I am currently reading the second one. I would recommend this to anyone who likes suspense and, of course, adventure. Plus, a girl like no other.

Anonymous said...

Adriana Trigiani's story for teens is also very enjoyable for adult women. An only child, it was her 9th grade year that she found herself relocated from Brooklyn NY to South Bend Indiana. I could relate from my experience of freshman year in college. Whether a boarding school year for 14 yr old Viola, or my first year away from home at 18, there is much similarity.

Viola struggles with the change that she did not choose. But
eventually and philosophically she settles into this temporary
situation and flourishes. She is pretty wise for one so young:
"Night is always worst for sadness of any kind. The dark just buries you and makes you feel worse. Also, night seems to drag on twice as long as the day and
therefore gives you twice the amount of time to be upset." "What Mom never told me is that along the way, you find sisters,
and they find you.... Yes, we get annoyed, and sometimes we fuss, but for the most part, we have figured out a very cool way to be a family to one another. And that realization has been the best part of life at the Prefect Academy."

Adriana Trigiani has created another compelling story whose
appreciative audience will be broad.

Emily Brown, Friend of the Library