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Your Reviews June 27, 2011

What are you reading? Share your current summer read, and add your comments!

Add your reviews under “Leave a Reply” below. Include: title and author, your rating out of 5, what is it about, and what did you like (or dislike) about it.

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10 Responses to “Your Reviews”

  1. Title: The Case of the Big Scare Mountian Monster
    Author: Carol Ellis
    Rating: 3

    What is the book about? Twin sisters solve a mystery while on vacation in the mountains.

    What did you like/dislike about it? I like the suspence although is was a little cheesey.

    Who would you recommend it to?
    Any young reader lookin for “happy” suspence

  2. Title: Kidnapped At Chowchlla

    Author: Gail Miller

    Rating: 4

    This is a true story of a school bus hijacking and kidnaping in California.

    I liked the kidnapping chapters, but 2 of 3 were mostly somewhat boring.

    I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read.

  3. Title: Kidnapped at Chowchilla

    Author: Gail Miller

    Rating 5

    A documentary, true story of a school buss hijacking and kidnapping of 26 children.

    Very exciting.

    Recommended to ages 10 – adult

  4. Title: The Yellow Feather

    Author: Franklin W. Dixon

    Rating: 5

    Frank and Joe catch a smuggler.

    Very fast paced.

    recommended ages 9 – 12

  5. Billy Johnston-Gramlich Says:

    I read a book, Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli. The story is set in Poland, when the second world war borke out. The story follows the life of Misha, a young boy, as he lives with a Jewish family. The book captures the horrors of the Nazi’s as they capture Europe and treat people like animals. I liked how there are no lies in this book, only the truth about what really heppened. Overall, the book was a very good read, and I rate 4/5.

  6. Billy Johnston-Gramlich Says:

    The second book I read was called, A World Without Heros, by Brandon Mull. The setting is in a world seperate from ours, into which Jason (the main character) is transported. This world is ruled by an evil wizard, who can be defeated only by mentioning a destructive word in front of him. Jason must learn this word to save this world before they enter the beyond (our world). I decided to rate this book 4.5/5.

  7. Billy Johnston-Gramlich Says:

    The Recruit, by Robert Muchamore, is about James Choke, the son of a network of robber’s head. However, his mother dies, leaving him to an orphanage. At the orphanage, James meets Kyle, who is secretly recruiting for CHERUB, the child version of MI5, the secret intelligence of Britain. James is recruited into CHERUB before being sent on a mission. I think this book deserves 3.5/5.

  8. Billy Johnston-Gramlich Says:

    Redwall, by Brian Jacques follows Matthias, a mouse living in the abbey of Redwall. Unfortunately, the abbey is attacked by Cluny the Scourge, and his army of rats. The book captured events in great detail, and I rate it 5/5.

  9. Billy Johnston-Gramlich Says:

    The Escape, by Robert Muchamore, is about Marc, a French boy living during World War II, and his journey through France. The story captures the image of the Nazi’s might very well, and shows the horror they inflicted upon France. I rate this book 4/5.

  10. Billy Johnston-Gramlich Says:

    Finally, the last book I read was Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, by J. K. Rowling. The book is about Harry Potter, and his fight against the dark wizard Voldemort. Harry and his friends had to be able to defend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Voldemort and his dark wizards. I’ve rated this book 4/5.

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