Project X by Jim Shepard

The reason I picked out this book was because I thought the cover was cool  I hadn’t read the flap or anything.  So with no clue what the book was about I read it.  It turned out to be good but sad.  It was about a school shooting so it was heartbreaking but educational.

—submitted by Victoria A. (age 12, grade 7)

Saints of Augustine by P.E. Ryan

This book was more aimed towards boys becuase it was all male main characters.  But it made me realize that boys have friendship problems also.

—submitted by Victoria A. (age 12, grade 7)

Betty in Wonderland

The comic was about a girl named Betty who was babysitting.  She told the children a story called Alice in Wonderland but twisted the sotry.  All her friends were the characters and Betty was Alice.  I liked it becuase it was very funny.

—submitted by Haley L. (age 11, grade 6)

Dark Horse Comics by various authors

I am a comic book lover and have alwyas loved Dark Horse Comics.  This book gave the readers pieces and examples of differnet artists work.  It made me want to read all teh comic books mentioned in the book.

—submitted by Victoria A. (age 12, grade 7)


Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

I had to read this book for summer reading, so I wasn’t sure if I would like it.  But I was surprised.  It was well written and touches situations that a 7th grader could relate to.

—submitted by Victoria A. (age 12, grade 7)

Archie Goodbye Forever

This commic is about Archie’s father getting a promotion and says there’s good news and bad newws.  The good news is they can afford a pool and a car.  The bad news is they have to move.  I liked it because there was a lot of drama.

—submitted by Haley L. (age 11, grade 6)


Fruits Basket Vol. 2 by Natsuki Takaya

I’ve re-read the Fruits basket series because I love it.  Books 2-10 are really innocent and funny so there easy to read.  But books 10-on are more complex in the plot of the story.

—submitted by Victoria A. (age 12, grade 7)

Series:  Fruits Basket #2

Ginji’s Rescue Team by Makoto Mizobuchi

The story is about a young boy named Ginji who one day wakes up to be a pokemon called Torchic.  I liked it because he inspired a Pokemon named Mudkip to be couragous, set justice to a lieing Pokemon, and why he turned into a Pokemon.

—submitted by Haley L. (age 11 ,grade 6)

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

I liked the idea of how the whole ‘other world” started.  I think the author did a great job on the book and I think the ending was really nice.  The way the other mother spyed on you, was cool (with the doll with button eyes).

—submitted by Isabella N. (age 12, grade 7)

Al Capone Soes My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

i liked this book because it was weird and funny.  It is about a boy who’s fatehr was aguard at teh prison Alcatraz.  It is about how Al Capone did the laundry when he was a prisoner there.

—submitted by Kayla Kn. (age 11, grade 6)