The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson Series) by Rick Riordan

This book is about a young demigod named Percy Jackson. Throughout this book Percy has to save his hometown of New York from the evil titan Kronos. Many will die but New York did get saved. Definition of a demigod – A demigod is the offspring of a god. Percy is the child of the water god Poseidon, so Percy is a demigod/halfblood.

— S.P. (age 17)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jeanty and Whedon

This book is about the old time vampire slayer “Buffy.” She went from TV to books. This book is about how Buffy can change the world because she’s one of the chosen ones.

— S.P. (age 17)

The Nobodies: By N.E.Body

Fern and Howard were excited to go to the Anybodies camp, but when they got there it all went away. First it was the look of the place and then the camp counselors; they were mean and looked weird. Then Fern found out by a talking dog that a mole was out to get Fern. Then one night, Fern followed the counselors into the forest and faced the mole one on one. She won, but it didn’t end there. Fern had gotten a letter from the Nobodies, they were trapped in a basement and they needed her to save them. Fern was going to do just that.

—L.D. (age 11)

Kingdom Keepers 3: By Ridley Pearson

Finn, one of the Kingdom Keepers, got a video from his old friend Wayne. In the video, Wayne was nervous. Then suddenly, the video turned off and Wayne was gone. Finn called over the other Kingdom Keepers and told them the news. They expect the nasty Overtakers. The next night, the Kingdom Keepers sneak into the Magic Kingdom to look for clues. They found a clue that Wayne left and headed over to Epcot. When the Kingdom Keepers found where Wayne was, he wasn’t there. Will Wayne be saved or will he be killed by the Overtakers?

—L.D. (age 11)

The Outsiders By: S.E. Hinton

There are two gangs in town that have had a rivalry for many years: the Greasers and the Socs. One night, Johnny and Ponyboy were in the park when a car full of Socs drives by looking for trouble. The Socs attack and the two boys do everything they can to try and protect themselves. One Soc tries to drown Ponyboy in a fountain, but Johnny is quick to react. Johnny pulls out his pocket knife and stabs the Soc. After the event, the other Socs are afraid, so they run. Johnny didn’t mean to kill the guy; he was just attacking in self-defense. The two Greasers run to try and hide. Will they be caught by the police or will they have a clean getaway?

—K.D. (age 14)

Catching Fire By: Suzanne Collins

This year is the 75th Hunger Games, the Quarter Quell, and a special “twist” is being put on the Games. The twist for the Quell is that the tributes will be chosen from the past victors from the district. District 12 only has three victors: Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch. Katniss and Peeta are chosen to be the ones to represent District 12. At the pre-games conferences, Peeta announces that Katniss is pregnant; this causes the whole country of Panem to go in madness and the Capitol to grow in fury. The next day… the Hunger Games begin! The arena is a clock and every hour, a different tragedy occurs: bloody rain, jaberjays, poisonous fog, and nine others. The Capitol also throws in some unexpected surprises to try and tear the “couple” apart. Will Katniss or Peeta be the won to win and claim the glory? Only one can survive.

—K.D. (age 14)

Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

The third mission that Alex Rider is one of his hardest because he is going undercover to find a criminal who just purchased a bomb.

—N.D. (age 13)

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

The first adventure that Alex Rider will fix going after a criminal mastermind that wants to poison millions of people with the push of a button.

—N.D. (age 13)

Kingdom Keepers 2 By: Ridley Pearson

It was supposed to be a normal day in the Magic Kingdom for the Kingdom Keepers. But then their best friend’s sister went missing. Then they saw a monkey in the bushes and expected the Overtakers for Jess’s disappearance. The Kingdom Keepers found more clues and headed over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When the Overtakers’ found out the Kingdom Keepers were close to finding Jess, the Overtakers would do everything to stop them. Will the Kingdom keepers ever see Jess again or will she be lost forever?

—L.D. (age 11)

Only The Good Spy Young By: Ally Carter

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)