Yotsuba &! Volume 2 by Kiyohiko Azuma

Throughout the book, Yotsuba makes a new friend named Miura from her neighbor, Ena. Yotsuba also played a bad guy in a game with her “dad” and her friend named Jumbo. She starts squirting them with her water gun and her neighbors too. At the end of the book, her neighbors (Ena, Fuika, Asagi, and their mom) try to figure out where Yotsuba came from. I like this book because you never know what Yotsuba will do.

— D.B. (age 17)

Yotsuba &! Volume 6 by Kiyohiko Azuma

In the novel, Yotsuba and her dad got their first bike. Throughout the book Yotsuba gets grounded for riding her bike to Fuuka’s school along without a license (she wanted to give Fuuka milk). She then eventually gets ungrounded for working so hard helping make a bookshelf. I like this novel because it’s realistic and Yotsuba learns a valuable lesson from her mistakes.

— D.B. (age 17)

Heebie-Jeebie Hullabaloo by Matt Groening

This book is tall tale stories about the Simpsons. It shows how aliens took over Springfield, how Bart turned into a panther and more. It’s an endless novel of funny pictures and sayings. I like this book because everything involving the Simpsons is funny.

— D.B. (age 17)

Yotsuba &! Volume 8 by Kiyohiko Azuma

In Yotsuba &!, it’s opposite day for Yotsuba, making her dad all confused. She visits the cultural festival she was invited to by Fuuka. There, Yotsuba tries Fuuka’s pound cake by mistaking it for a loaf of bread. At the end of the novel, Yotsuba and her dad have a contest of who can find the prettiest acorns in the park all day. This novel is great because it is funny and you never know what will happen.

— D.B. (age 17)

The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt

I read The Loser List and liked it.  It’s about a kid named Danny Shine and his friend Jasper.  He wants to break every rule in the school to get off the loser list, which is a list of people who think are losers. I would recommend this book.

—B.Z. (age 12)

I Am Neurotic:(and so are you) by Lianna Kong

This is a nonfiction book about people and their little “quirks.”  It was really interesting to see what kinds of things people are bothered by (like how they can’t eat chocolate chip cookies unless they have exactly 12 chocolate chips in them!).  A funny and quick read!

—B.C. (age 16)

How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart

The book How to Survive Middle School is a good read.  There’s comedy and relates to stuff now a days.  I liked it and strongly recommend it.

—B.Z. (age 12)

Rangers Apprentice Book 6: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan

This book was very suspenseful and action.  I would highly recommend this book to just about anyone.  Some words to sum it up thriller, action/adventure, suspense, and exciting.

—M.H. (age 11)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5 by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid; The Ugly Truth was the newest and funniest out of all.  So far my favorite.  I enjoyed re-reading it.

—B.Z (age 11)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw was one of my favorites.  It involved humor like the first and Greg life looks harder.  I enjoyed re-reading it.

—B.Z. (age 11)