Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters

Book Review by: Jackson M.

Book by: Lesley M. M. Blume
Book Length: 272 pages

Story Summary: This book is about a shy, eleven year old girl named Cornelia who really likes book and dictionaries. She lives in a fabulous apartment in NY. Her mother and father are famous pianist. It sounds great, but every time she gets invited somewhere, it is because her parents are famous. Cornelia mother is never there due to her concerts. Cornelia doesn’t want to follow in her mom’s foot steps by playing piano. One day on the way up to her apartment, she see’s she has a new neighbor. She goes over to meet them. Will Cornelia make any new friends? Will Cornelia be embarrassed? Ashamed? Will she visit a lot? Find out in Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters.

Your Review: This book is amazing. It talks about Cornelia’s new friend, and how she has traveled around the world! It takes you on the adventures of her yet still talks about Cornelia’s daily life. It can get a little confusing at times, but will fill in blanks later. The ending is very sad! So be prepared. My favorite character is Cornelia because she is like me in lots of ways. She is shy and likes books. It would make a good movie, but wouldn’t be as good as the book. Students who like adventures, surprises , and fiction would like this because it has lots of that. I would recommend it because it is just amazing, and has a lot of adventures and surprises. This is a great book and would recommend it to everyone. Go read Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters!!

Martin Luther King Jr. :The Life Of A Civil Rights Leader

Book Review by: Kiauna

Book by: Jeffery, Gary
Book Length: 43 pages

Story Summary: Martin wanted the blacks to be free and any one slave, so he grew up and started preaching to others and gave a speech.

Your Review: I like how Martin want the blacks to have freedom. I did not like how a man told little kid too get up out of the seat so the other people can sit down. Martin because he wanted blacks to have the right to do things like the other people. Yes, Martin. Students who like Realistic Fiction. Yes because some people might like to see what happened in the civil war. yes it a good story


Book Review by: Becca Leigh C.

Book by: Raina Telgemeier
Book Length: 224 pages

Story Summary: In the book Smile the main character goes over to her friends house for girl scouts. When her friends mom goes by her house to drop her off they get out of the car and she trips and falls. Then her mom has to take her to the dentist to get a tooth replaced that fell out when she tripped and fell. When they looked in her mouth they realized she need braces, she realized it would not be so bad to have braces, all of her friends did and they looked cool. I highly recommend this book, go read it for more.

Your Review: I liked how this book was interesting and you didn’t know what was going to happen next! This book is one of my favorite book, when I read it I never got bored there was always something happening. My favorite character was the main character because her life reminded me of my life, there is always something happening in my life!! I think this would be a great movie because a lot of people don’t like to read, but like to watch something. I love this book so much!!!

Old Yeller

Book Review by: Luke

Book by: Fred Gipson
Book Length: 181 pages

Story Summary: Travis and his family that lived on the ranch/farm with old yeller

Your Review: Travis lives on the ranch with his parents and younger brother, one day this uninvited golden yellow dog comes to stay with their family. Travis kept trying to get him of their property and to get away. Then Travis realized that he was a good dog when the dog saved Arliss from a bear. The dog also saved Travis from some hogs. He also saved their Mama and her friend from a wolf. When Travis grows to love Old Yeller, they become friends. The owner shows up and try’s to get Old Yeller, the owner sees how attached the family is to the dog so Travis’s mom gives the owner a horned toad nicely cooked by the Mother. One day a pack of wolfs attacks the family, Old Yeller fought back and made them go back. He ends up being injured from the wolves and becomes sick and has rabies. Travis is so sad but sadly he has to kill the dog for his family because he was carrying sickness.

Origami Yoda

Book Review by: AJ

Book by: Tom Angleberger
Book Length: 141 pages

Story Summary: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda is a children’s novel written by Tom Angleberger that was first published on March 1, 2010, by Amulet Books. It follows the story of a young boy named Dwight Tharp who creates an Origami likeness of Yoda from the Star Wars film franchise in order to give advice to other school students. It became the first in a series of popular Star Wars themed novels penned by Angleberger, which includes Darth Paper Strikes Back!, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee, The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, and Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus.

Your Review: Personally I think that this book is off the charts. What I liked about this book is that it follows my favorite movies, The Star Wars series. The only bad part about this book is that it needs more Star Wars content, there is not enough of Star Wars content in this book in my opinion. My favorite character is Dwight Tharp because he is funny and just straight up weird! I think that students that like straight out funny books and Star Wars should definitely read this book because in has all that in it and so much more.


Book Review by: Lauren

Book by: Raquel Palacio
Book Length: 314 pages

Story Summary: August Pullman had some issues and this story is about him over coming those issues by going to school for the first time, making friends and the worst part overcoming bullies but, When he dose he just gets bullied even more then, he already did. Until his friends come in and help him. And when the teachers get into it it just gets better and better!

Your Review: What I like about this book is the standing up and the friendship in this book. The only thing I did not like in this book is the bully’s but, That is a part of the overcoming the bully’s so I guess it is OK. My favorite character is August the main character. I think this book would make a great movie and I would watch it over and over again. The person that should star would be Brad Pitt. The type of students that should read this book would be the ones that love action and heartwarming stories. And I would so recommend this book. I think at least people should try and read the book Wonder because, I think everybody should at least try it.