I really enjoyed this book because it was really exciting. The characters were amazing, and I liked how Constance turned out to be there. Also, I enjoyed how the author almost made the story believable. Not many books appeal to me, but this one did.
—C.C. (age 11)
This book was about aliens coming to Earth because their planet was destroyed by the Magadorians. They are the last hope to restoring life to their lost planet. The Magadorians come to Earth and hunt them, but due to a charm they can only hunt them in the order they were numbered. A boy who has recently changed his name to John Smith and moved to Ohio is next in line, he is number four. I enjoyed this book because it’s full of adventure.
—R.S. (age 17)
I thought it was really good. I liked the storyline and all the surprises and the challenges. I also liked the ending with Voldemort and Professor Moody. This is so far my favorite Harry Potter book.
–T.M. (age 12)
While the book was well written, it had far too little exposition, left many questions unanswered, and ended with a deux ex machina. The book had an interesting concept–it is unfortunate that it was not expanded on to be more complete for the reader.
–N.P. (age 16)
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)
Dru Anderson was never a normal teenager. She grew up learning about hexes, voodoo, etc. Dru was always a part of the Real World. Then everyone she loved started dying. Her mom, her grandmother, and then her dad (who got turned into a zombie and then was shot and killed by Dru).
Dru is now in the main Schola Prima where nosferatu attacks are sparse and nothing is to big of a request for Svatocha. The head of the Order is a red headed Svetacha named Anna who has all the boys under her control. Dru is then hated by Anna because she has soemthing that she wants…Christophe.
This book was kickbutt action with a side of awesome sauce!!! Loved it!!!
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?
Writer-artist Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is a surprisingly nuanced, grim, an intricate graphic novel, on the same level as most modern fiction. it relates the story of Batman’s return to crimefighting after a decade of absences, despite his growing age and opposition from the new police commissioner. Batman must defeat a terrifying new gang called the Mutants as well as his old enemies, even as the police are hunting him down. Along the way, Miller shows the impact of superheroes like Batman on soceity, as well as the impact of the media that follows his every move. Indeed, the mass media coverage of both Batman’s exploits and a Cold-War-turned-hot scenario eerily forecast the world of today, though the tale was penned in 1986.
Miller also delves into the psychological realm, examining just what makes batman and some of his adversaries tick. Though this can become dry at times, it furthers the development of characters that, before this, were not very complicated at all. Those uninitiated in the batman mythos will only need a small amount of knowledge to delve into the truly spectacular tale that is The Dark Knight Returns.
–A.M. (age 15)
Five years after the world’s population of adults have been killed by a plague, seven children have survived. They have not died of hunger or disease as many others have. Though they cannot remember much of the Before Time they have made a new family with new names. Hunter, Mommy, Teacher, Teddy Bear, Action Figure, Doll and Baby think they are all that is left of human life until a boy named Angerman shows up at their door. They set off on a journey to find President, a Grown Up who may still be alive, and may also have answers to their many questions.
This first book of the Fire-us series is original and intriguing, a book you won’t want ever to put down. I loved the clever combination of unusuality and strikingly unforeseeable humor, and would unquestionably read it again.
The Red Pyramid was a great book about Egyptian mythology. Carter and Sadie are in a race against time to destroy set’s evil doomsday device. The device would destroy North America.
—D.B. (age 12)