Return to Sender

Amelia Ausband   Tyler Paquette awoke to see a group of strangers trespassing on his family’s farm. Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez’s captivating and engrossing novel about family and friends tells the story of two sixth graders trying to deal with problems beyond their reach. Every moment I spent reading this book furthered my empathy for these characters. The problem

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10 Things I Can See From Here

“Why get upset about something so small? Think positive. What is there to worry about?” People are always telling Maeve that things will be ok, but they don’t understand what it’s like to struggle with anxiety. 10 Things I Can See From Here, a novel by Carrie Mac, is the story of a girl named Maeve who has been struggling

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Guardian Angel

Bjorn Pluss                          Robert Muchamore’s book Guardian Angel made me wanting to read more and more because it was so exciting and had a plot reminiscent of a James Bond movie.  In the previous book in the series Cherub, Ryan Sharma (the main character in this book who works for CHERUB) goes undercover to try and befriend

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Ryan Shehaj   Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney is a cleverly piece of realistic fiction.This book provides the reader with serious and humorous lessons in life. Greg, the main character, is an eighth grader that enjoys playing video games. Rowley, Greg’s best friend, abandons their friendship for a girl named Abigail . As a result,

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Now

Morris Gleitzman’s Now trapped me with it’s haunting and beautiful style. This book is the third in a five book series; Once, Then, Now, After, and Soon. The main character, Zelda, has a grandfather named Felix, who was a Jewish victim in the Holocaust.  Felix had a best friend during his hard times, her name was Zelda as well. Unfortunately,

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River Boy

Jess, at the age of 15, deeply loves her grandfather who is an artist, even though he is often stubborn and difficult. After he took ill in a terrible accident, he insisted on traveling as planned with Jess and her parents back to the place he grew up. It is by a river in Braymouth that he is determined to

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