The Watsons go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

One of the Watsons sons is a trouble maker and his parents finally send him to live with their parents.  They decide to bring him there by car and all travel together.  This book was one of the best I read.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Sandell

Elaine is in love with Lancelot during a war, but once she was hurt and wake up she realized she loved Tristan not Lancelot.   Elaine lived with an army.  This book had drama, everything…I loved it.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Wickedwas the most amazing book I ever read.  So many things happened in that novel that it is too much to tell.  Elephalea is a munchkinlander, but is born green and goes to school.  She falls in love with Boq and Galinda (her roommate) tries to make her a girl. 

This book was long, but it was so worth reading.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

Fever 1793 by Laurie Anderson

Fever 1793 is about a girl named Mattie and when her town, Philadelphia, is plagued by a fever everybody flees in the country and fresh air. 

Thsi book was very interesting and exciting.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

Petshop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino (graphic novel)

This book contains 4 different stories.  I did like the book it was not the best, but okay.  The story I liked the best was Dreizhehn.  That story was about a blind girl is in search of a guard dog and Count D sells her a dog that was in the army.  She bought the dog because she saw her parents death and she is afraid of the killer after her.  She became blind by the trauma of seeing her parents death.  He does save her life when her Uncle Edward comes back to kill her to inherit the familys money cause she is rich.  She is still with the guard dog today.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

Code Name Cassandra by Jenny Carroll (1-800-WHERE-R-YOU #2)

Code name Cassandra was about a girl named Jess who in the previous book got strike by lightning and received powers to know the exact location of missing people.  The FBI finds out and starts to bug her about it, nevermind Jess having a crush on a grit, Rob, because her parents would never approve.  So, in conclusion who wouldn’t love this book.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

When Lightning Strikes by Jenny Carroll (1-800-WHERE-R-YOU #1)

When Lightning Strikesis about a girl named Jess that one day was walking home from school with her friend and got struck by lightning.  Now Jess has the ability to find missing people and the FBI wants her to track terrorists and criminals down.

In conclusion…I loved this book.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

Alicia by Lisi Harrison (The Clique Summer Collection)

This book is about a girl named Alicia who visits her family in Spain during the summer.  She finds herself getting in trouble when he cousin, Nina, and her get in a fight knocking over a very important statue.  She and Nina now have to work to pay off their debts.  Having to work creates a problem for Alicia because i! a male singer is shooting a videolooking for 2 Spanish beauties to be in the video.  Event though Alicia doesn’t get in the video she does meet i!, but not as a star.

—submitted by Megan P. (age 11)

The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson gets attacked one day at Meriwether College Prep School during gym by other half-bloods.  During the school year, someone under the rule of Kronos attacked Thalia’s Tree, the life source for Camp Half-Blood.  Percy, Annabeth and Tyson a befriended cyclops, have to find the Golden fleece.  They travel to the Sea of Monsters, battle a cyclops, find the Golden Fleece, battle Luke, who is a servant to Kronos and is Annabeth’s brother, save the camp, and revive Thalia, daughter of Zeus.

—submitted by Christian L. (age 11)

Double Helix by Nancy Werlin

Eli finally gets a job at Wyatt Transgenics.  He also finds out that Wyatt possesses his brothers and sisters.

—submitted by Christian L. (age 11)