Harry potter and the half blood prince

Book Review by: Mark

Book by: J.K. Rowling
Book Length: 607 pages

Story Summary: “Panic across the country,”the villain concluded,almost without disguising the smile on his face.

Your Review: I really liked the book my favorite character was Harry.


The cricket in times square

Book Review by: Ben

Book by: George Selden
Book Length: 176 pages

Story Summary: One night, the sounds of New York City–the rumbling of subway trains, thrumming of automobile tires, hooting of horns, howling of brakes, and the babbling of voices–is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse, a jaded inhabitant of Times Square, has never heard before. Mario, the son of Mama and Papa Bellini, proprietors of the subway-station newhybyhbyjhtstand.

Your Review: What was this new, strangely musical chirping? None other than the mellifluous leg-rubbing of the somewhat disoriented Chester Cricket from Connecticut. Attracted by the irresistible smell of liverwurst, Chester had foolishly jumped into the picnic basket of some unsuspecting New Yorkers on a junket to the country. Despite the insect’s wurst intentions, he ends up in a pile of dirt in Times Square.
Mario is elated to find Chester. He begs his parents to let him keep the shiny insect in the newsstand, assuring his bug-fearing mother that crickets are harmless, maybe even good luck. What ensues is an altogether captivating spin on the city mouse/country mouse story, as Chester adjusts to the bustle of the big city. Despite the cricket’s comfortable matchbox bed (with Kleenex sheets); the fancy, seven-tiered pagoda cricket cage from Sai Fong’s novelty shop; tasty mulberry leaves; the jolly company of Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat; and even his new-found fame as “the most famous musician in New York City,” Chester begins to miss his peaceful life in the Connecticut countryside. The Cricket in Times Square–a Newbery Honor Book in 1961–is charmingly illustrated by the well-loved Garth Williams, and the tiniest details of this elegantly spun, vividly told, surprisingly suspenseful tale will stick with children for years and years. Make sure this classic sits on the shelf of your favorite child, right next to The Wind in the Willows.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Sea of Monsters

Book Review by: JL

Book by: Rick Riordan
Book Length: 279 pages

Story Summary: The main characters are Percy Jackson Annabeth Tyson the cyclops and Grover the Satyr. Percy is the son of Poseidon and was not supposed to born. He was a mistake but his father still loves him. Annabeth is the daughter of Athena the goddess of wisdom. She has been at Camp Half-Blood (A camp for humans who’s father or mother is a god) for 6 years. Tyson is a cyclops who has lived alone for 7 to 8 years and is a son of Poseidon too. He is half god half cyclops so he should not have been able to get through the borders protecting Camp
Half-Blood but Annabeth let him through. Grover is a satyr who is Percy’s best friend who found him when Percy was in 6th grade and didn’t know he was a

Your Review: I liked this book because it was action packed with amazing characters and funny memes. My faveriote character was Percy. I liked Percy because he was the son of my faveriote god Poseidon. This book has been made into a movie already. I think people who like action should read this. It is packed with cool and funny stuff all through the book. I would recomend this book to kids with ADHD. I have and I feel like I can focus so much better reading this. I feel like some people I know would not like this. I have a connection with stuff that is Greek that I think some people cant get.


Book Review by: Mary

Book by: RL Stine
Book Length: 74 pages

Story Summary: The auther RL stine’s time would be half or more time at day.where He writes his book is at a old shop were no one is and goe’s.He stay’s there writes books and makes move’s all day and make’s them very exciteing,scary and real.

Your Review: My first opinion is that the move and book made it look and feel real.When the glass dummy stole a ring from a jewlrey box whent down to the basement.And wanted the wooden dummy to be his bride.And changed his mind and wanted the girl insted of the wooden blond curly haired.very girly looking,mean,forcing,not very serious enough dummy that wears a bright pink dress and a bright pink bow in her hair, with blond curly bright, to girly to bright clothes and shoes that was not very serious rude miss pris very rude wooden sand paper skin looking dummy with a ver rude,serious,mean,forcing not kind at all, miss priss, very rude, sasy attidude, mean forcing,evil,not kind,smack down in the middle rude,smack down in the middle miss priss,smack down in the middle rude,smack down in the middle sasy, smack down mean,smack down in the middle forcing and smack down in the middle rude miss priss.


Book Review by: Maggie

Book by: Victoria Laurie
Book Length: 318 pages

Story Summary: The forehead of every person Maddie sees is topped by a shadowy digit, representing their deathdate. Her unique, innate skill makes her feels like a curse and she grudgingly puts it to use in telling deathdate’s to paying customers her mom brings in. It seems like a good way to help her family until one client young son goes missing on the date Maddie predicted, she gets pulled into a homicide investigation that turns her world upside down.

Your Review: I really liked this book, mostly because of the thrill and character development it has in it. It always left me wondering what was going to happen after nearly every chapter, and made me read more. I didn’t like how they made the agents seem rude at first, and insincere. My favorite character was Maddie, the main character. I liked her because of her personality and how she could piece things together. I think this book would make a awesome movie because of the action and things happening can keep peoples attention through the movie, also the plot line was really good! A few scenes in the book can make for really good and interesting scenes in the movie. I think students who enjoy fiction that is slightly realistic and students that like books that make you want to keep reading will love this book. I would recommend it because of everything I’ve mentioned above. I think you should choose it for your next reading choice because of the characters and plot line that is consistent, also the backstories make sense and nothing is really cliche at all. It’s a realistic story with thrills and plot twists to it. I hope you had fun reading this, Sorry its so long!!

Hunger Games

Book Review by: Lizzie

Book by: Suzanne Collins
Book Length: 374 pages

Story Summary: A small girl from district 12, forced to fight against 23 other competitors to the death. The Hunger Games is a yearly “holiday” forced upon them by the rulers of the capital. It is to show that the people of the districts have no control of anything. 1 girl and 1 boy from each district must be “held captive” and murder one another to save themselves. Katniss finds herself one of these people quickly, she sacrificed herself in order for her sister, Primrose, to be kept safely at home. Will she survive? What will happen in her journey to do so?

Your Review: I absolutely loved this book because of all the action involved. The characters are so relatable and the book itself is really descriptive. My favorite character would have to be either Gale, Katniss’ dedicated, brave best friend. He is Katniss’ accomplice in hunting daily. (against the rules by the way) Another one of my favorite characters is Peeta. He is charming, likable, and up for almost anything. He accompanies Katniss in the Hunger Games and loves her ever so.

I think that if you like adventure, and exciting twists, you would definitely love this book. I recommend this book and hope you like it. You should read this book for sure. It is full of wondrous excitement that laves you on the edge of your seat with every flip of the page.