Saturday, August 28, 2010

Teen Book Review: Spells & Sleeping Bags

Title: Spells & Sleeping Bags

Author: Sarah Mylnowski

Rate It: 5/5!

Review It: Miri and Rachel go to camp along with Prissy, their stepsister. They get sent to camp because their dad and their stepmother are trying to have a baby. At camp, Rachel and Miri find out they have a cousin. Also, Raf & Rachel have a romance going on.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teen Book Review: Found (The Missing, Book One)

Title: Found (The Missing, Book 1)

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Rate It: 4/5

Review It: This novel captivates you from the first page. A mystery that haunts you until all the secrets are revealed. Unfortunately, with this not being the end for the young heroes, we will have to await for the next chapter in the story. We will wait to know the fate of the heroes.

Reviewed By: Kimberly Barba

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Teen Book Review: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Title: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Rate It: Very nice

Review It: A very good book that uses fear, love, and friendship all together. Good book to read.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Teen Book Review: Scary Stories

Title: Scary Stories

Author: illustrated by Barry Moser; introduction by Peter Glassman

Kittens / Dean Koontz -- The Magic Shop / H.G. Wells -- Miriam / Truman Capote -- The tell-tale heart / Edgar Allan Poe -- Genesis and catastrophe (a true story) / Roald Dahl -- The squaw / Bram Stoker -- Here there be tygers / Stephen King -- Man overboard! / Winston Churchill -- The lottery / Shirley Jackson -- The bus-conductor / E.F. Benson -- Thanksgiving / Joyce Carol Oates -- Excerpt from The legend of Sleepy Hollow / Washington Irving -- The terrible old man / H.P. Lovecraft -- John Charrington's wedding / E. Nesbit -- The furnished room / O. Henry -- The man upstairs / Ray Bradbury -- The music on the hill / Saki -- The boarded window / Ambrose Bierce -- Fingers on the back of the neck / Margaret Mahy -- The cremation of Sam McGee / Robert W. Service.

Rate It: 2/5

Review It: It had some good stories but most weren't the least bit scary. Some didn't even make sense.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Teen Book Review: The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles, Book 1)

Title: The Fire Within (The Last Dragon Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Chris D'Lacey

Rate It: 4/5

Review It: It was about David who moves into a house with Elizabeth and her daughter Lucy. They make special clay dragons and give him his own. Lucy begs David to write a story about squirrels an while he does he learns much more about the dragons.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Teen Book Review: The Giver

Title: The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Review It: This novel is a story about a boy given the most dangerous task --- to obtain the memories from the Giver & be the next one to inherit the place. little by little, the boy starts to realize that there is a lot more than just the life in the community he lives in.
Reviewed By: Wan Fong

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Teen Book Review: They Never Came Home

Author: Lois Duncan
Rate It: 4/5
Review It: The book was very mysterious & was definitely a page turner. The end was very surprising and I never expected it to happen. Pretty interesting.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Teen Book Review: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles Book One)

Title: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

Author: Rick Riordan

Rate It: 5/5 stars

Review It: This story is about 2 kids who discover that the Egyptian gods are real and that they (the 2 kids) have special powers. Through many dangerous misadventures, they must find a way to control Set (god of Chaos), save their dad and escape from magicians before Set takes over the world.