Wonder

Wonder is a book about a young boy named August who was born with facial deformities. After being home schooled up until he was in fourth grade, his parents decided it was time for him to go to a normal school. Although his first school year at Beecher Prep had had a rough start, Auggie makes some great friends and

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Heat

Smack.  Michael Arroyo’s 80 mph fastball hits the catcher’s mitt letting out a loud pop. Smack.  Michael struck out the last 10 batters to win his team the game.  However, Michael can not enjoy his victory, instead, he is told by his coach that, “Until a proper birth certificate is on file, you’re not eligible to play.”  These words hit

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In The Heart of The Sea

Crack. The eighty-five foot long whale slammed its head into the front of the ship, forming a gaping hole. In The Heart of The Sea, written by Nathaniel Philbrick, perfectly recounts the chilling story of the sinking of the Whaleship Essex. This true tale of death, fear, and survival is a truly exciting read. In The Heart of The Sea

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Childeren

As a young boy, Jacob listened to his grandfather’s stories living World War II as a soldier and a Jewish refugee. Supposedly his grandfather had escaped “monsters” or as Jacob’s father informs him, Natzis, by taking refuge on a Welsh island, at an orphanage that catered to children with strange powers. His grandfather often spoke of the kids he met

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Force Out

“Two best friends.  One spot on the team.”  Either Joey, the powerful, home run hitter, or Zach, the consistent contact hitter and all-star shortstop will be selected to play on the Center State baseball team. Tim Green’s, Force Out, takes the reader on a magnificent journey filled with excitement and anxiety. After learning that there is only one position available

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The Andromeda Strain

One night, over a small town in Arizona, a streak appears across the sky. Soon after, almost everybody in the town is lying in the streets, dead, as if they fell and never got back up. The Andromeda Strain, written by Michael Crichton, is a complex story about a biological disaster and the team called in to fix it. It

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The Maze of Bones

“These clues will lead you to a secret, which, should you find it, will make you the most powerful influential human beings on the planet…  Or, each of you may walk out of this room with one million dollars…One million dollars or the clue.  You have five minutes to decide.”  These are the words Dan, a genius, and his older

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