Before the Levins met Oogy, he was just a dog with only one ear. Before he entered the dog fighting ring, he was a normal, happy-go-lucky puppy. At only a couple of months old, Oogy was put into a dog fighting ring as bait. After the fight was over, the puppy was left with no left ear and many scars on his face and body. After he was brought into the hospital, the vets couldn’t do much because there was no one to pay for the surgery in order to help heal the dog. After Diane, an employee, couldn’t stand to see the dog in any more pain, she offered to pay for the surgery. After about four hours in surgery, Oogy was healed and good as new, with the exception of an ear. But the only problem now was that he does not have a family. Would Oogy be able to find a family that would love him as much as he should be loved?
—K.D. (age 14)
I like that the book because it gave seven helpful tips to make you successful in life. Sean made it interesting and teen friendly. I enjoyed the book and wold recommend it to others.
—S.C. (age 13)
This book describes the gambling in New York and the underground casinos in New York.
—N.D. (age 13)
This book is narrated by the author, Mitch Albom, as he tells his story of the last fourteen Tuesday of his former professor’s life – Morrie Schwartz. Morrie discovers he is dying of ALS, and he appears on the news and Mitch, a former student, happens to see, so he decides to pay a visit, something he always promised to do but never actually did. Mitch ends up visiting Morrie every Tuesday, right up until the last Tuesday before he dies. Morrie continues to teach Mitch about life, love, family, marriage, money, and everything in between.
The book was ok it was boring at times. It was about some of the cases that Mary Manhein helped solve.
—K.R. (age 15)
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)
Ozzy Osbourne has really outdone himself with his new creative effort – his autobiography. I am Ozzy is the story of one man’s struggles to escape his dead-end hometown, to make it big as a musician, and to overcome addictions and diseases. Osbourne writes this all in a style that is at times moving an other times hilarious, in his own (often vulgar) words. The book alternates between material that shows us the progression of Osborune’s life and humorous anecdotes, so the reader is kept interested even if there was a period in time where Osbourne wasn’t doing something interesting. he also provides answers to the questions that burn in the minds of fans of his music and his reality show The Osbournes: Why did he bite the head off o bat? How long has Ozzy been married? Why does he talk in such an unusual manner? There are the answers readers think they know, and then there’s the real answer straight from the horse’s mouth, in I Am Ozzy.
–A.M. (age 15)
I thought that this book was very good considering this is Johnny Weir’s first book. It is about his life as a figure skater and the challenges that go along with it. Johnny had always been different but he found something that he loved, figure skating.
–C.C. (age 17)
It tells about the murder a A.J. Borden and his wife Abby. Their daughter was the one who killed them. But was found not guilty.
—K.R. (age 15)
At first It was bad. But it got pretty good at the end. It shows and tells how to do a facile reconstruction.
—K.R. (age 15)