Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Unforgettable by Cecily Von Ziegesar

This book is the part of the “It Girl” series. It starts out with Jenny Humphrey going out with this guy named Easy Walsh, who just broke up with his ex girlfriend, Callie Vernon, who is Jenny’s room mate. Throughout the book Easy goes back and forth between girls, and finally chooses Callie. Callie, Jenny, and Tinsley’s best friend, Brett Messerschmidt is still upset about her breakup with Jeremiah, so she swears off boys. Tinsley is the leader of this clique. She starts liking a freshman guy named Julian, who has feelings for Jenny, and in return Jenny starts having feelings for him too. The breakups become complicated and lead to the climax of the book.
To find out more you can read the fifth book, “Lucky” which just came out. (Also this series branches off from the New York Times Bestseller “Gossip Girls.”)

by Christine 7th grader

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Everworld by K.A. Applegate

David, Jalil, April and Christopher get pulled into a fantasy world called Everworld where the Aztecs and Vikings still exist and other ancient cultures too. David, Jalil, April and Christopher are stuck in an Aztec city ruled by Huitzilopoctli, a heart-eating god. As they are waiting to be sacrificed, they try to find an escape route out of the city. Will they be able to escape the clutches of a heart-eating god?
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action books. But be warned, this book can get graphic.

Peter C. - 7th grader

Friday, June 6, 2008

Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman

Blake is the responsible member in the family with some sense,while his brother Quinn takes many
risks and goes overboard. Quinn goes into a bizarre phantom carnival where if you
don't survive 7 rides you don't leave.
If they want to escape the carnival, the boys must find the secret way out of each ride. To make it
worse, the rides are designed from your worst nightmares and fears.

Kyle C. 7th grader

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Big Field by Mike Lupica

In this book we follow Keith “Hutch” Hutchinson and his baseball team as they compete in an American Legion summer tournament, where they have to win just to keep playing. But through it all Hutch has to try and keep relations between him and Darryl Williams, the team’s star player, from ruining their chances of winning. Hutch is normally a shortstop, but on this team he has to play second base, because Darryl’s their shortstop. And he doesn’t mind, except the whole time Darryl is constantly baiting him about being team captain. Plus, his dad, who almost made it to the majors, has seemed to shun baseball from his life, which upset Hutch, but not as much as seeing him practicing with Darryl at practice one night. Will Hutch be able to work all these issues out and still manage to focus on playing and winning games?
For anyone who likes a good sports book, especially baseball, I would highly recommend this book. I don’t know if you read Mike Lupica’s other baseball book, Heat, but I did, and I didn’t really like the ending that much. This book is different, though. It’s much better than the other, a great choice for anyone looking for a sports book.

Eric- 7th grader