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 Sixty-Eight Rooms

The author of “The Sixty-Eight Rooms” takes the reader on an exciting adventure through time. Ruthie and Jack went on a field trip with their school and visited the Art Institute in Chicago. During this trip, they visited the Thorne Rooms. The Thorne Rooms are miniature rooms that are designed to look like rooms from different places and periods of

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You Have To Stop This

We are introduced to Cass and Max-Ernest come to the local museum for their Egypt project. Things start normally enough as they gather information for their history project. Adventure and mishaps quickly follow. They are wrongly accused  for breaking something, and work to clear their name, all while trying to find the Secret at the same time. Cass is a

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Samurai Shortstop

When Emperor Meiji outlaws the ancient Samurai practice in the late 1800’s, Toyo Shimada has to find a perfect balance between cultural customs, and Besuboru, the sport he loves. Toyo is a 16 year old boy who loves to play baseball, but he is troubled by the suicide of his favorite uncle Koji. Although Koji’s death was meant to be

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An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green is a laugh out loud page turner that never had a dull moment. It takes place in a run down town in Tennessee called Gutshot. The two main characters are Colin and Hassan, both very awkward highschool boys. Colin is child prodigy grasping for the title of genius. Colin has been dumped exactly

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The Perfect Storm

Here in Marblehead Massachusetts we cherish the sea and the benefits it gives us but in Gloucester Massachusetts the men in this story live by it and for it. The Andrea Gail is a 72 foot steel hull longliner with a 365 horsepower turbocharged diesel engine and can get going up to 12 knots, they get the name longliners because

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Twerp

The book Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt,  captured my attention and let me slide effortlessly into the hilarious and twisted situations. The book is written  as a journal from a twelve year old boy, Julian Twerski’s perspective. Julian starts the journal after a teacher offers him a deal; if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that resulted

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House of Hades

In House of Hades, by Rick Riordan, all of the mythological stories you have heard, come to life. In this adventurous story, demigods join forces to stop the wickedly evil Gaea, the earth god, from taking over the Earth. The youthful kids go through fear, passion, hope, friendship, and horrible tragedy along their twisting rollercoaster of a journey. Humorous at

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

     From poverty to wealth, a small school to huge conferences, Mawali to the U.S, William Kamkwamba’s journey is beautifully documented in “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.” Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, this book tells the moving story of a child living in an impoverished country and improving the situation in his community despite incredible odds.

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