The Chrysalids

Katherine Gardner The Chrysalids John Wyndham Review Set millennia after a nuclear holocaust, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham is a fascinating novel about a highly religious communities’ attempt to prevent mutation and evolution from occurring while struggling against a type of mutation they cannot detect. Their beliefs are based off of the Old Testament and a novel called Nicholases Repentances.

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Better Off Friends

  “Are they always one fight away from not speaking again, or one kiss away from true love?”  When Levi moves from California to Wisconsin, he’s the new kid. When Macallan is assigned to show him around school, she’s shy but he’s excited. Later Levi is alone at lunch but Macallan invites him to sit with her friends.  After a

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Hoot

Join Roy Eberhardt on his journey to save an entire species of owls from the bulldozers of Mother Paula’s Pancake House. In this book, Carl Hiaasen uses cliffhangers at the end of every chapter to keep the reader engaged. I really loved this book because I love animals. Hoot  is about a middle school boy named Roy that tries to

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Inkheart

Sometimes the pen really is mightier than the sword. In Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart this statement comes true as the book takes you on a magical journey into the world of fantasy. Mortimer (a bookbinder) uses his amazing power of speech to magically read two villains and a street performer into the real world. The villains names were Capricorn and Basta

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

It is funny, sad at times and just downright weird at some parts, but it’s good in the eyes of the readers who can picture the story as though they lived it.  the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, is an amazing and somewhat-relatable book for teens.  It is should be read by older ages because of its

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Far Far Away

Have you ever thought about going to places far far away? A young girl named Ginger Boultinghouse and a boy named Jeremy Johnson Johnson did, and they found out that one of the places called far far away was in their little town of Never Better.  Tom McNeal’s fairy tale Far Far Away becomes one of an unknown fate in

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

“ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD LOOKING FOR SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES,” says the headline of the advertisement in the newspaper. This intriguing line draws the reader in by wanting to find out what it was all about. Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society is the story of four kids who were recruited by Mr. Benedict to work undercover as secret agents

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QB 1

  Fourteen year old, Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing under the Friday Night Lights, which is also known as Cullen Field.  Jake has a older brother named Wyatt, who receives more attention from his dad, Troy Cullen.  The Cullen family is  the most popular family in the town of Granger, because Troy Cullen was a Professional quarterback, who

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The Little Prince

  Antoine De Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is an outstanding and amusing book. The story opens with a pilot stranded in the desert and wakes up to find a tiny prince standing before him. Instead of politely greeting the pilot like most princes would be expected to do he asked, “Can you draw me a sheep please?” Sure enough, the

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