Payback Time

My mind was racing, trying to figure out what will happen next.  My eyes reading, trying to pick up clues.  My hands flipping, turning pages rapidly.  This is what was happening to me when I read Carl Deuker’s PayBack Time.  It constantly kept me hooked with plot twists and clues.  Deuker’s descriptions were so vivid with details, for example, “a

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A Mango-Shaped Space

“All those people in their black-and-white worlds- they have no idea what they’re missing” is what the main character, Mia, expressed about her rare ability, synesthesia. A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass intrigued me with the author’s exceptional imagination and writing skills. It all began when Mia, a third grader who was diagnosed with synesthesia, told the class about

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Deep, Dark and Dangerous

When thirteen year old Ali packs up to spend the summer at her family’s vacation home, “Gull Cottage”  with her aunt Dulcie and cousin Emma, she is not prepared for an unpredicted summer. Ali stumbles upon a secret that her mom and aunt have been hiding for the thirty years. Sissy is mean, spiteful and is determined to ruin Ali’s

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Give up the Ghost

Lily Yates                                    January 5th, 2015 Give Up The Ghost I have always wondered whether or not ghosts are real, and if so, what they are up to. Can you imagine just floating around, being ignored and wisping right through everything you try to touch? Ghosts must have a way to keep themselves

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Thirteen Reasons Why

There Are Thirteen Reasons to Every Occurrence   Clay Jensen has received a package, but what he doesn’t realize is that what’s inside will change everything forever.  In Jay Asher’s best selling novel, Thirteen Reasons Why, Clay Jensen receives thirteen cassette tapes, on which is the voice of the deceased Hannah Baker.  According to Hannah, there are thirteen reasons to

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The Big Field

For Keith Hutchinson, playing shortstop is a lifestyle.  Keith, known to his friends as “Hutch”, is fourteen and plays for the American Legion Cardinals in Boynton Beach,  Florida. He is content with his star status and position. But, when a new kid named Darryl joins the team, Hutch loses his favorite position and Darryl becomes the star. Hutch is moved to second

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Looking For Alaska

In the book Looking for Alaska, John Green intrigued me with his exceptional imagination and writing skills. It all began when Miles, a friendless boy from Florida changed from (school name) to Culver Creek. He wanted to switch because he wanted to find his “great perhaps” and also because it was far away from his home and his father attended

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

Hogwarts is a mystical place and with wondrous animals, exotic sceneries, amazing food, and crazy wizards out to kill Harry Potter…… wait what? As if real life wasn’t hard enough, try being Harry Potter, a wizard boy who is now being hunted by a wizard known as Black who is described by the characters as before becoming “evil”  “Sirius was

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The Batboy

It sounds like every baseball kid’s dream job to be batboy for their favorite baseball team.  Brian Dudley is fourteen and lives in Detroit. His dad, Cole Dudley,  used to play in the MLB and was one of the best pitchers, and when Brian was about nine years old, his dad retired from baseball.  Brian thought it would be great

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