Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

The book I recently finished was Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard.  It is the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series. The genre of Pretty Little Liars is mystery.  The main characters are Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna. It all began in seventh grade when their best friend and most popular of them all, Ali,went missing.  Ali and the girls all had secrets that nobody could know.  For three years all their secrets were safe but then all of a sudden they started to receive text messages from an unknown number who calls him or herself “A”. This person started to find out all of their secrets,even ones that the other girls didn't know.  If you want to find out who murdered Ali and is sending the nasty messages to these girls,you have to read the books.
I would recommend this book to girls because the main characters are girls and there is girly drama that other girls would go through.

Kasey D.
7th grader
Mrs. Poulton

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Heaven Looks A Lot Like the Mall by Wendy Mass

The book I've just completed is Heaven looks A lot Like the Mall  by Wendy Mass When Tessa suffers a huge accident in gym class, she ends up in heaven or what she thinks is heaven. She realizes that heaven looks alot like her hometown mall. While shes there, she starts to relive her life. Yet, its only her whole dream. She goes through things that she would rather forget. Maybe things that shed rather fix or change.
There is still one problem. Tessa still has to find the answer to one important question out of all of this. You will have to figure it out and if she does it.

I would recommend this book to people who like free verse. Also people who can make a movie in their head. I would say this book is very discriptive at some moments. I especially like the structure of how the book is written. This was definetly a phenomenalread.
Cymberline O.
7th grader

Unbelievable by Sara Shepard

The book I recently finished was Unbelievable by Sara Shepard. It is the fourth book in the Pretty Little Liars series. It is about these
 four girls named Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer who's best friend
Ally was murdered. The whole series is basically about them and trying
 to deal with Ally's murder and find out who killed Ally. To make their
stressful lives even more paranoid they started recieving texts from a
person named A who threatens them about secrets that only their friend Ally knew.Throughout this series they don't know who A is but in this book Unbelievable
they find out who the culprit is and things take a turn for the worst. Someone is not who they say they are and are going to cause lots of trouble which could put life at risk.If you want to find out who A is and who is Ally's killer you have to read the Pretty Little liars series book
by: Sara Shepard.This is a great series and would be recommended to mostly girls because the girls in the book go through lots of girly things like drama.

Jenna A.- 7th grader
Mrs. Poulton

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

 The book I recently read was called The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. The book is about twins named Josh and Sophie who are  part of a prophecy in an ancient book called The Book of Abraham the Mage. This book is being gaurded by Nicholas Flamel, an immortal alchemist. Nicholas is guarding this book against a force called the Dark Elders. The Elders are people who existed before humans apeared on earth. These elders helped humans first get on there feet. Then humans became the Elders slaves.The Dark Elders want to bring that way of life back and the only way they can do that is by getting the book Nicholas is protecting.
      This book starts out with Josh and Sophie at work. Right now Josh and Sophie don't know anything about the Codex (The Book of Abraham the Mage), the Elders, or about the prophecy they are in. Josh and Sophie are at work when Dr. John Dee enters the book store Josh and Nicolas Flamel work at. Dr. Dee is working with the Dark Elders and attacks the bookshop, an steals all but 2 pages of the Codex. Josh, Nick, and Sophie escape but Nick's wife, Perrenelle, has been kidnapped. Josh, Nick, and Sophie have to save Perry and save the world before the Dark elders do or they are doomed.
       The genre of this book is Fantasy and I think this book is for boys and girls because there is a boy and girl character. I really enjoyed this book and think everyone should read it. This book is the first book of a series of currently 4 books.

by Roshan V.
Mrs. Poulton

Friday, December 10, 2010

Heart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel

The book I just finished reading is Heart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel. Kassey and Elowyn are best friends. They share everything together. Then one day Elowyn dies in a horrible car accident, which changes Kassey's life forever. On Elowyn's drivers liscence she said she wanted to an orgon donor. However she forgot to tell Kassey this. But now it's too late. Then Kassey shockingly finds out a girl named Arabeth has her best friend, Elowyn's heart.
 I would definetly reccomend this book to someone who can handle books because this book has some sad parts in it. One thing that's special about this book is that each chapter is told by a different character. This makes it easier to see what each person is thinking.When I started reading this phenominal book I couldn't stop. You should definetly checkout this book too.

Maithri G.
7th grader
Mrs. Poulton

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

The book Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry, is about Kira, a girl who lives in what's supposed to be the future of the world. Most memory of past technology has been lost, as a result, people must make all resources by hand. People are less generous, and only care about others if the other's life affects they're own. Kira, is crippled, born with a twisted leg she's had to walk with a cane all her life. She is the daughter of a weaver, but when her mother dies the other women turn against her becuase, having a twisted leg, she is no longer any use to the village. Eventually, they hold a trial against her, but they're government, the Council of Guardians, decide to let her live if she repairs and completes a robe for them. As it turns out, Kira is an extremely gifted weaver as well. Kira quickly figures out that things might not be what they seem, and Kira tries to solve the mystery of her village. It's a really good book, and even though the main character is a girl, I would recomend it for both boys and girls, who like Mysteries.

Cynthia C. - Mrs. Poulton's class