Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne

This book was an adventure book in which three characters traveled to the center of the earth.  Because no one has ever been to the center of the earth, so the author could make up whatever he wanted to.  When I read this book, I saw how much the director of the Journey to the Center of the earth movie varied from the original plot!  Overall, the book was exciting, and thought-provoking.

—submitted by Jordan W. (age 13, grade 9)

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

I did not like this book at all.  This book is about a woman who has an affair with the most unsuspecting man in town.  It also uses lots of old English.

—submitted by Kathleen W. (age 14)

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

This book was acontimuation of Cinderella.  It was full of strange twists and turns.  Elaa didn’t actually marry the Prince liek I expected!  That is what I liked about this book.

—submitted by Veronica P. (age 11)