Cammie is now a Junior at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. However, this school holds a secret that only the students and teachers know. The girls studying there are studying to become international spies. When school starts back up for the year, Mr. Joe Solomon, a teacher, is not there. Cammie has heard rumors that Joe Solomon has become part of “the Circle.” The Circle is a group of young teens and young adults that want to overtake the US Presidential Race. As Cammie gains more information about the Circle, she learns that her father was killed by a member of the Circle. As she gains even more information from her father’s old journals, she learns that Joe Solomon killed her father. Now Cammie has only one question on her mind: Did Joe Solomon REALLY kill my father?
—K.D. (age 14)
Cole Matthews has always been the person who everybody was afraid of. Now, after he has beat up Peter(who did nothing), he was thrown in jail. This time his parents won’t bail him out, so they are getting him to learn from his “mistake.” After some rehab and jail time, Cole has been accepted to Circle Justice. Circle Justice is a system in which it sorta replaces being in jail. It ”repays” the victim with replacing what was lost. In Cole’s case, Peter’s injuries are not repairable. The only problem, Cole doesn’t feel sorry for what he did. Instead, he feels that Peter should be the one punished. As for his punishment, Cole gets sent to an abandoned Alaskan island for a year. There are rumors of a Spirit Bear lurking in the area, but Cole thinks it’s a piece of junk. But then, Cole sees the bear.
–K.D. (age 13)
This is the 5th book in the Harry Potter series.
Even before Harry’s 5th year at Hogwarts starts, the adventure begins. Lupin, Moody, Sirius and others come to retrieve Harry from the Dursley’s to take him to the headquarters of Order of the Phoenix. Years ago, this club was put together with dozens of people who were willing to fight Voldemont. Now, since the Dark Lord is again rising the Order is again rising. Finally, when Harry, Ron, and Hermione get to Hogwarts, Harry starts having strange dreams were he is in the body of a snake controlled by Lord Voldemont. Will he fall for the Dark Lord’s tricks or will Ron and Hermione talk Harry out of it?
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)
The Host by Stephanie Meyer is very passionate and addictive. I loved the way she wove events together so in the end it was like a sandwich that deserves reading.
—S. S. (age 12)
Katniss Everdeen has been the “man” of the household ever since her father died in a mining accident. Now, it is just her, her mom, and her sister, Primrose. Every year, there is an event called ‘The Hunger Games.’ Two representatives, one boy and one girl, are chosen from each of the 12 districts to partake. Beginning when you are twelve, you get one entry. Then, each year until you are 18, you get another entry. However, if you want a year’s supply of food, you can put another entry in, one for each family member. When Judgement Day comes to decide the representatives, tragedy strikes the Everdeen family. First, Peta Mellmark is chosen from district 12. Then, the girl from district 12 is Primrose Everdeen. Instead of letting her sister die, Katniss steps in for her.
Now, Katniss has to fight 23 other boys and girls until she is the last one standing. But, she falls in love with one particular boy.
—K.D. (age 13)
David is an autistic boy who has a sister trying her hardest to keep him under control and change him to a normal brother.
—A. C. (age 12)
Susie is raped and killed by her neighbor. But no one suspects him because he seems too nice. Susie is telling the story from Heaven, looking over her family. Her parents split up because her father has become so absorbed in finding Susie’s killer that he doesn’t acknowledge anything else. Harvey, the neighbor that killed Susie is never discovered but is killed by an icicle one day when he tries to pick up another girl. This story was different. The details in it really brought it out and made it alive. I have also seen the movie and it was great as well.
Janie discovers that her face is on the back of a milk carton for missing children, but the name is Jennie. Finally, her “parents” tell her that they are really her grandparents and that they changed their names because their daughter, Janie’s mother, Hannah, was in a cult. Hannah ran away from the cult and they were afraid that the cult would try to take Janie back. The book ends with Janie calling her mother. This story was shocking. Until the end, there was new things being revealed that were unexpected. I haven’t read the second book yet, but I want to.
In this book Nancy and her friends are helping some local college students film a movie. One night the boys go missing in the woods. Nancy goes looking for them and ends up unraveling a mystery in the local mines. Although this series is different than the original Nancy Drew books, i still enjoyed it because it’s full of adventure and mystery.