Friday, June 18, 2010

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

Jeremy Fink & the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass is about Jeremy Fink who finds a box that his father left him before he died. The only way to open it is with four keys, but there’s a catch- Jeremy doesn’t have the keys. With his friend Lizzie, he goes on a journey all over New York City to find the keys and open the box before his thirteenth birthday… and before it’s too late! Anyone who likes Wendy Mass books would love this book. It’s an easy read and the story line is very enjoyable. Like her other books, this is a very optimistic and “cute” book. Try it out!

-Nicole P., 7th Grade.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Names Will Never Hurt Me by Jaime Adoff

Names will never hurt me is about 4 teen's lives and what they go through. There is Kurt, who people call freak. There is Tisha, who the call the "white girl" with the tan that never fades. She is mixed and is made fun of because of that. There is also Ryan, who is a football player. He rules the school. Floater is the eyes and the ears of the principal. All the racism, loneliness, and secrets come together to make this great book. Will these 4 teens become friends with each other to help prevent the tragedy?

Alexis G.- 7th grade

For Keeps by Natasha Friend

The sixteen-year-old Josie and her mother finally begin trusting men enough to start dating seriously. Then, suddenly the father Josie never knew comes back to town and shakes up what was already becoming a difficult mother-daughter relationship. Josie is fine with not knowing her father. To Josie, Paul Tucci, is a normal guy that got her mom pregnant and then left her. All this happened sixteen years ago, when Josie's mom was a teenager. But now Josie's father is back in town. Now Josie has to deal with not only one but two guys- her father and her boyfriend. Josie fears that he will hurt her just like Paul Tucci hurt her mother.

~ Parminder
7th grader

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Gone by Michael Grant

14 year old Sam is in the middle of his social studies class when out of nowhere his teacher disappears. One second there the next gone. Everyone but this one 15 year old Sam never knew was in the class room. Sam and his friends, Quinn, Astrid, and Edilio start to figure out that everyone older than 14 disappeared at the exact same time. At the same time, Sam and his friends have another problem on there hands. Animals are mutating, like a flying snake, and humans are developing powers, like turning gravity on and off. Sam and his friends have to fight to survive The Big Poof, when you turn 15, and starving to death with the limited amount of food they have. In this page turning thriller you never know what's going to happen next, and the only way to tell is to keep on reading...

7th grader