Tin Star

         Tin Star, by Cecil Castellucci takes place in a futuristic universe where earth has begun to send humans to other planets as colonies. The main character, Tula Bane, who is supposed to be sent to an earth colony on a different planet is instead left behind. She is trapped on the space station because she knows

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Treasure Hunters

James Patterson’s Treasure Hunters is an action-packed story filled with humor and adventure.  The four Kidd children, Tommy, Storm, and the twins, Bick and Beck, have been traveling the world their whole lives, collecting treasures with their mother and father.  Bick narrates the story, while Beck draws rich, informative, and funny pictures.Their home is a boat called The Lost.  On

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Imagine trying to study for a test, not only at a regular school, but one for wizards, and also fearing that a monster will petrify you. That’s how Harry Potter feels. The Chamber of Secrets is open, muggle wizards are being petrified, and there’s a mysterious person who might know something about this. Also, could Harry be the descendant of

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The Christopher Killer

Alane Ferguson, the author of The Christopher Killer captures the reader with the intelligent main character, named Cameryn Mahoney. Cameryn is the daughter of a coroner in a small town called Silverton, and because of this, she is fascinated by forensics and science.  As she is reaching the age of eighteen she wants to be more hands-on projects and wants

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Counting by 7’s

Counting by 7’s, a New York Times Bestseller by Holly Goldberg Sloan, is an inspiring story of a young adopted girl named Willow Chance. She is very different from the average teenager. Categorically, she is a genius.  She is the kind of girl that is interested in everything she sees. But some things, like plants and medical conditions, interest her more than her

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Wicked Lovely

    “She watched him – the boy she’d fallen in love with these past weeks. She’d never dreamed he was something other than human, but now his skin glowed as if flames flickered just under the surface, so strange and beautiful she couldn’t look away. ‘It’s what I want.’” Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely stole my attention with its romantic

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Green Glass Sea

    Imagine being plopped on a train platform at ten years old, traveling from St. Louis to New Mexico for two days all by yourself, and anticipating a reunion with your father who you haven’t seen in five months. Dewey Kerrigan is blossoming girl who is finally going to live with her dad, Jimmy Kerrigan at Los Almos (The

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The Candymakers

The CandyMakers by Wendy Mass is an exciting mystery that involves friendship and leadership.  The story provides four different perspectives by the main characters who have completely different personalities that hook you into the book within the first chapter. This book includes the making of  mouthwatering sweets and shows you the unexpected. When four twelve year olds sign up for

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Free Thaddeus

George Piepgras November 15, 2014 Free Thaddeus Free Thaddeus, a novel by John Gosselink, is an exciting story told by a 7th grader named Thaddeus. Thaddeus is a perfectly intelligent student who has interesting ideas about how the Crooked Creek Middle School should be run.  Unfortunately the principal Frank Cooper has different ways of thinking. When Thadeus implements one of

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