The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm is about a girl named Ellie whose grandfather discovers the T. Melvinus, which is similar to the fountain of youth. Ellie and her grandfather meet a boy named Raj, who then helps them retrieve the T. Melvinus back after her grandfather is kicked out of his science lab. During this conflict, Ellie still

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Guys Read: Funny Business

The name Funny Business implies that the book is funny, that’s why I chose it, but as far as I’m concerned this book doesn’t even scratch the surface of silly. This book contains ten different short stories, each by a different author. These stories were intended to be funny, but they greatly lack a sense of humor. For example, a

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Guys Read: Other Worlds

Other Worlds, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series for middle school boys, features ten thrilling tales of science fiction and fantasy. Each story is by a different author. Some of the authors are well known, such as, Rick Riordan, D.J. MacHale, and Ray Bradbury. Though Guys Read is based on what boys want to read, it

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Wool

Wool by Hugh Howey is a suspenseful and adventurous tale about Jules, a mechanic who cares greatly about her job.  The story takes place in a silo.  However, this is not your ordinary silo; this one is 144 stories and beneath the earth.  This silo was built as a bunker for important people in the U.S. government.  However, everyone’s memory

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Breaking Dawn

“I’d had more than my fair share of near-death experiences; it wasn’t something you ever really got used to.  It seemed oddly inevitable, though, facing death again.  Like I really was marked for disaster.  I’d escaped time and time again, but it kept coming back for me.”  These first four sentences of Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn grabbed my attention, and

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I Even Funnier

Jokes are not only a pastime, but a gateway for many people to get into acting like Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, and now James Patterson in his new book I Even Funnier. This book is not only amazingly funny, but can be very serious dealing with sensitive issues. In my opinion, I Even Funnier is an amazing story of a

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School Spirits

“Killing a vampire is a lot easier than you’d think.  I know TV and movies make it look really hard, like if you don’t hit the right spot, it won’t work.  But the truth is, those are just rumors spread by vampire hunters to make themselves look tougher.” Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters when she was a little

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Loot

Seven heists.  One week.  Seven million dollars.  March McQuinn is not your ordinary kid.  Instead he is the son of a famous burglar, Alfie McQuinn, the man who pulled off the moonstone heist, the heist in which three thieves steal seven moonstones that can tell fates.  Along with two of his friends, Alfie completes the heist and gets away, but

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Notorious

Notorious, the second book in the fabulous It Girl series, is written by Cecily von Ziegesar. This captivating novel is about a girl named Jennifer Humphrey who was planning on having the “perfect year” at Waverly Academy. She has excellent grades and the two most popular girls as roommates, she even started to develop a crush on a boy named

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If I Stay

If I Stay, a beautiful romance novel written by Gayle Forman, is a captivating story about a seventeen-year-old gifted cellist named Mia Hall. Mia faces many difficult choices, she can follow her love of music and go to Juilliard University to accomplish her cellist dreams, or she can stay with her family and the people she loves. Suddenly, all of

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