Unstoppable

Former NFL football player Tim Green’s Unstoppable tells the story of 13 year old boy’s challenging life of ups and downs.  Tired of being brutalized mentally and physically, Harrison retaliates against his foster father Mr. Constable and is taken to jail.  His situation improves dramatically when a social worker advocates for him and places him in a new environment.

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Imagine yourself in the middle of Texas in the summertime, discovering the outdoors with your grandfather. That’s exactly what Callie Tate, the main character in  Jacqueline Kelly’s The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate experienced in the summer of 1899 in Caldwell County, right in the middle of Texas. Callie, the 12 year old naturalist, is astonishing because she loves science at

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Say What You Will

Say What You Will is an inspiring and moving story about a disabled teenager named Amy. Amy cannot walk or talk on her own. Instead, she uses a walker and a Pathway, a device in which she would type in the things she wanted to say and it would say them for her.  She has a group of peer helpers,

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Under The Green Hill

Imagine wandering off in the middle of a dark cold night and staring into the rabid eyes of a gollum-like creature in the woods with one arm sprouting out of its chest. Undoubtedly, you would scream or run, but that is not the reaction that the Morgan family had. The Morgans, Meg, Rowan, James and Silly, are a stereotypical family

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Fever

In 1793 the newly established United States was ravaged with a horrible fever, and not just any fever, it was the Yellow Fever. The book Fever by Laurie Halse Anderson, follows young Matilda Cook as she struggles through the epidemic. The story takes place in a coastside town in the nation’s first capital, Philadelphia. Matilda, or Mattie, as her mother

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Percy Jackson: Last Olympian

WARNING: PLEASE READ THE OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES BEFORE THIS REVIEW   Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an absolutely funny, adventurous, and action packed series, that ends with a grand finale, The Last Olympian. Loaded with villains, creepy mothers, giant hell-hounds, treacherous demigods hosting Titans, and heroes saving Olympus atop the Empire State Building, and even

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A Matter of Days

In the novel A Matter of Days, Amber Kizer tells an exciting and suspenseful survival story filled with difficult choices and practical survival techniques.  From page one, Kizer hooked me into the world of destruction and deprivation of the BluStar pandemic, a deadly disease. Nadia and Rabbit, the two main characters, survived the pandemic, but unfortunately, their mother died.  Their

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The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

Maximum Ride The Angel Experiment, by James Patterson, is a roller coaster that starts fast and accelerates to maximum speed.  The story is about six remarkable kids, none of whom have families or homes, who are always running for their lives.  They are all products of an experiment that engineered them to fly.  During their crazy and exotic roller coaster

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