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bluefish.jpgBluefish by Pat Schmatz

This book is about a guy named Travis. It's his first day in Middle School and so far it's not so good. He hates school and he always tries to ditch school. He lives with his Grandpa and sincerely, he doesn't care about passing school. He says that he doesn't want to do anything and thinks it's impossible to pass his classes. Lastly, he calls himself a Bluefish-stupid, angry, and alone.
I like this book because it's mysterious with moments of humor and honesty. But what I didn't like about it was that I think sometimes I think it has too many details and should just get to the point or main idea. Yet I would recommend it to people who like books that are mysterious but kind of reveals itself at the end and is cute and makes sense too.
Review by Mary L. Mr. Gibson's 6th Grade Class

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Hello! If you're looking for a good book i've got one for you.This book is called Anya's Ghost. Its about this girl named Anya,who falls in a well,but there's something else down there. I'm not going to tell you what it is because I want you to read the book yourself. All i'm going to say is she makes a new friend. That's one thing she didn't expect to find falling down a well.This book's genre is fiction. So if you love fiction books and/or ghosts this book is for you. I hope you like this book and hope you like the book review. Bye! :-)
-- Review by Amanda S. Mr. Gibson's 6th Grade Class

external image 8727394.gifWonder by RJ Palacio

Wonder is about a boy with a deformed face. His name is August, and because of his face, he's been home-schooled for years. But when going into 5th grade, he enters a school called Beecher Prep. There, he meets many friends, and a few enemies. This book is very good, but it can be sad at times. Be prepared to sob a little. I actually read this book for book club and loved it. :) I recommended it to all my friends as soon as I finished it! Also be aware that this book is told from different perspectives, so don't be surprised when the story switches to another person.
by Anna H - Mr. Gibson (Excellent review, Anna! - Ms. Jones)

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Kira Kira by Cymthia Kadohata
A girl ever since she was little followed her sister around. Years later her sister gets sick. Read about her troubles in America as a Japanese American.
99yuki99 ms.mcmullen

Weed Flower by Cynthia Kadohata
A girls parents died. she now lives with her grandfather, aunt and uncle. Then world war 2 started. The girl was Japanese so she got sent to a concentration camp. Learn about her adventures in the concentration camp by reading Weed Flower. It's a very good book.
99yuki99 ms.mcmullen


Naruto Volume 1 Ninja Lessons - by Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto has the 9 tailed fox demon inside of him. The leaf villagers are terrified of him for that reason because the 9 tailed fox attacked their village. Meanwhile Naruto is playing pranks on ninjas leaf villagers and failing the ninja academy. Read Naruto book 1 to see if he becomes a ninja or not. 99yuki99 bashira oloso no ms.mcmullen - We DO have this book in the Media Center!:-)

Naruto: vol. 2 : The Worst Client Masashi Kishimoto
Naruto becomes a ninja alright! He gets paired together with his rival sasuke and a pink shining light sakura and their leader kakashi sense. Although Naruto is not happy with his assigned group he learns to get along with sasuke and sakura learns to get along with Naruto espesially when they get fooled into fighting zabuza and his kid accomplice Haku who looks like a girl but isn't. They both are from the hidden mist village and are defeated by team 7. Read Naruto volume 2 to know the details. hope you like it. 99yuki99 ms.mcmullen
We do NOT have this book in the Media Center (High School only)
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Bleach Volume 1 Tite Kubo
Ichigo kurusaki can see ghost and other non living creatures not to say soul reapers or anything. A 13th squad member from the soul society walks into Ichigos room not knowing Ichigo can see him. Then a whole lot of yelling starts which is to be expected cuz its Ichigo. That is when Ichigos nnew life as a substitute soul reaper begins. To find out what happens next read bleach volume 1. Will Ichigo survive?
99yuki99 no ms.mcmullen
We do NOT have this book in the Media Center (High School only)

external image breaking_dawn_book.pngBreaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn is the last book in the twilight series. When Bella Swan gets married to Edward Cullen she is worried about her life as a vampire afterwards. But when an unexpected event happens during her honeymoon all her worries disappear and its a race against time to save her. This is such a good book. I read it twice ad I'm going to read it again. I love this book. Recommend it to everyone you know and tell them to recommend it to everyone else. It's the best book in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
smartiesluver27 - Ms.Singleton

ECLIPSE by Stephenie Myer
It was awesome!!!So dramaitic and romantic!
smileyface - Ms.Hunter

Twihard Fans! If You Liked Twilight You Might Just Like These Books! - Ms. Jones

external image 51kjQef32oL._SL500_.jpgDoll in The Garden by Mary Downing Hahn
A girl named Ashly finds a doll in the garden next door. The old lady in the house next door warns her to stay away from the garden. What is the lady hiding and will Ashly find out? READ THIS BOOK:) Tell all your friends about this book :] I LUV THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
funnybunny123 - Ms.Jett

external image 09-10-Into_the_Gauntlet_cover.jpgInto The Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Hadix
Into the Gauntlet is a thrilling end to the 39 Clues book. Written by my favorite author, this book is amazing, and the longest book in the series. In this book Amy and Dan know the secret to there branch and have to try to get all the branches together. But this task proves hard due to there branches difficulty with previous tries. The ruthless Isabel Kabra doesn't help either. Will they win all the power, or will world domination fall into the wrong hands? Find out in Into The Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix. I <3 the suspense element in this book. The part i didn't like (not to criticize) is that since i get scared easily is how it feels like anyone could die any second. I got really caught up in this book and could put it down. This book is for anyone who has read the first 9 books, and no one else because this really wouldn't make sense due to the intricate web woven by the other authors in this series.
bookgal123 = Mrs. Singleton

The 39 Clues Rick Riordian
"Have you ever been in a dilemma? Well take this: A $1,000,000 or the first clue that holds the world together. Amy and Dan live with their Aunt Beatrice because their parents died in a fire and so did Grace (their Grandmother) a few years later. Amy and Dan knew that Grace would want them to choose the first clue instead of the money prize. They now now that they are alone in the world.

They start out in Grace's basement to search for hints to the clue.
Find out more by reading ""The 39 clues : Book 1 the Maze of Bones."""
Gryphus 1 - Mrs. Singleton

The 39 Clues: Harry Potter Publisher Promotes Next Big Thing

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In 1418 Nicholas Flamel, the best alchemyst of his time, died, but his tomb is found empty. Almost 500 years later, in 2009, Sophie and Josh Newman, two normal teens, are working at a coffee shop called the Coffee Cup and at Nick and Peggy Flemming’s library. When the evil Dr. John Dee comes and destroys the library and steals the book of Abraham the Mage, Sophie and Josh will never be the same.
I loved this book! It was suspenseful, full of extremely interesting details, and a page turner! It was also linked into the world of 2009. The characters use email, ipods, alarm systems, and other current technology. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys magic, fantasy, or Greek mythology books. This book had humor, a lot of action, and magic. I can’t wait to read the next one in the series! al·che·mist (āl'kə-mĭst) n. A practitioner of alchemy. - al·che·my (āl'kə-mē) n.
1. A medieval chemical philosophy having as its asserted aims the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity.
A seemingly magical power or process of transmuting
BANANAMAN11 Mrs. Singleton

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This book is haunting and terrible and only a few people on this planet should read it, though I have to say that this was my favorite book and I read it three times. Did that confuse you… let me explain. If you like books that will leave you with horrible images in your head forever, then this is the book for you. It is a horror, romance, and a mystery all in one. It takes place in 1942 and 2003 in Paris. Sarah a 10 year-old girl is taken to a concentration camp with her mother and father. In an attempt to save her 4 year-old brother, Michael, she locks him in their secret hiding place, a cupboard in her bedroom, she is thinking that they will be coming home tomorrow. Each chapter in this novel switches characters and stories. It begins with Sarah’s story then in the next chapter, it switches to Julia Jarmond’s story, she is a 32 year-old American reporter who moved to Paris in 1998. She has a husband and an eleven year-old daughter. She is currently living in Sarah’s old apartment. Their stories are linked in a way you would never imagine! Read Sarah’s Key to find out what happens to Michael. Read it to find out what the secret to Julia’s apartment is. Lastly, I have to tell you that before you start reading it, you need to be prepared to stay up until 1:00am every night reading it. You literally won’t be able to put it down until you finish. Enjoy :D
animallover426 Ms. Singleton (Available at the Howard County Public Library- Not approved for Middle School)

external image heat.jpgHeat Mike by Mike Lupica

Can you imagine a 12 year old throwing a 97 mile per hour fastball? Well Michael Rodriguez did, Michael is a 12 year old boy who is from Mexico and he moved to New York. Michael wants to be on a baseball team and all of the coaches are saying that Michael can’t be on their team because of his race. Michal and his father are furious, they want Michael to be on a team that accepts him no matter what his race is. One coach accepts Michael on his team even knowing that Michael is from Mexico. Will Michael show the other coaches that they should’ve gave Michael a chance? Will he do well in the league? If you are a baseball fan and you want to find out the answers, read the novel Heat by Mike Lupica.
T-bone 3 Mrs.Singleton

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Batboy, by Mike Lupica, is one of newest and greatest sport mystery books. This is an interesting book about a boy Brian and how he gets his life long dream of being a batboy for his favorite team. But along the way, he gets in trouble with his favorite player, Hank Bishop. At first, Brian thinks he is a great guy, but he realizes that he a lousy attitude. One time Brian gives him the wrong bat that costs the Tigers chance to win that game and their relationship doesn’t start well. Brian plays on his own baseball team, but he is a really bad player. So when Hank helps Brian, Brian does great but now Hank is in a major slump. Now their relationship is ruined since Hank doesn’t want to talk anymore. What will happen? Will Brian win his teams championship? Will Hank finally start to hit good? Will Brian and Hank become best friends? You have to read the book to find out!

This book is really great as I would recommend it to sports fans or someone who wants to read something interesting. Mike Lupica writes many great sport books about a young kid facing a problem with his favorite sports player and how his life changes and plays out. This book’s actions can connect to real-life problems making it seem realistic as it can connect with the reader like I did. It is a really good book that keeps readers to read more!
NJerk9 Mrs. Singleton

external image lemony190.jpgThe End Lemony Snicket

The book The End, the final installment by Lemony Snicket in a series of Unfortunate Events, is a spectacular book in my opinion.It is the last book, and the Baudelaire orphans have a terrible surprise in the end of the book The End. I think that Lemony Snicket did a great job of closing out the series. In this book, the Baudelaires wash up on a castaway island. this is a very mysterious island. at this island, the Baudelaires are accompanied by the evil character Count Olaf, a deadly villain. The Baudelaires also meet Friday, a girl on this island. near the end of the book, something terrible and exciting happens, and you’ll have to read it and find out. This is the climax of the series, and in my opinion, this is a great book. There are breath taking moments, I could not put down this book, and would recommend it whether you like reading or not. I would also recommend it to someone who likes depressing or sad books. This books title fits many of the characters destiny, and you'll have to read to find out who.
Sciencerocks Mrs.Singleton

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Personaly I LOVED IT!!!!! Thrilling read for all you people that think books are boaring. Its about six teenagers that are, well, "special". You see, there 98% human, 2% avian(bird), and they can do lots of cool stuf. I won't ruin it for you so READ IT!!!!!!!!
that kid you don't know Mrs. Jester

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
This book is about a group of girl spies(in training) who kick but(and are way better than the guy spies)!It's the second boook in the Gallagher Girls series, and I like it the best out of all of them.If you like books that have actions,secrets, and boy troubles then you will LOVE this book.
CAUTION: You may become highly obsessed with spies after reading this book.
melon-head Dr.Jackson

external image 9780547480329.jpgThe Presence by Eve Bunting
This book is about a girl whose name is Catherine. Her best friend had a car accident a long time ago, and Catherine believes the car accident is all her fault. Later, she meets something paranormal that tells her that he can contact her with her lost friend.
Is this person safe?Will Catherine really be able to talk to her lost friend? Read to find out..
SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

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This book is about various different stories. Every chapter is a different story and they leave you mystified. They are very interesting, and fun! You should definetely read this book if you like mysteries/ scary books. (:
SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm
This book is about a girl (Ginny) in 7th grade and is having a hard time in school and family! I didn't like it because there was too much stuff on the page! If you enjoy reading diaries I would recommend this to you, but the book got boring as it went forth.
SuperG Girl Mrs.Singleton

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Everyone (well just about everyone) has heard this title. It's a classic! I mean, it's a super-super good book, and it really tells truly how things happened in the 1930s, with the whole racial discrimination and such. I really love this book, and I think everyone should read it.
The book is about Jean-Louise "Scout" Finch, her brother Jeremey "Jem" Finch, and their dad, Atticus Finch. Atticus is a lawyer, and he has to defend a man named Tom Robinson, who is accused of taking advantage of Mayella Ewell. It is also about how Scout, Jem, and Dill (their friend) are trying to find out about Arthur "Boo" Radley (he's supposedly crazy). To find out what happens, read it!!!
Scheherazade Yes! See this time, it is at the school library!! :D (LOLZ Ms. Jones) Mrs. Jester

external image tlccontent?customerid=006685&appid=ls2pac&requesttype=BOOKJACKET-MD&Isbn=9780689868009&Isbn=0689868006Invisible by Pete Hautman
This book is about a guy who consider himself a loner but smart at school. He has one best friend, Andy. He and his best friend are two different persons and get along so well that they talk about everything except for one thing that happened in the past. This book lures you to read it to the end in just one day. After you finished the book it makes your mind linger and makes you consider what type of person you are. If you consider yourself smart and as a math genius, I think you should read it. This book is the best book written by
Pete Hautman yet. Reddevil1095 Mrs. Jester

Mary Downing Hahn Books - One of our fav local authors!
All The Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn.
All The Lovely Bad Ones is a spine tingling suspense story about 2 siblings Corey and Travis who spend the summer at their grandmother's Inn. The siblings stir up some trouble with some of the older residence at the Fox Hill Inn and end up with a surprising twist at the end of the story.
Maxine17 Mrs. Jester

another review from SmartChick21
All The Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn This book is about 2 children, Corey and Travis they love to pull a good trick on people. For summer, they decide to visit their grandmother. Their grandmother has a inn in Vermont, and it is rumored to be haunted. Then, Corey and Travis decide to pull pranks on some of the guests. But, because of their nonsense, they have awaken the ACTUAL guests at the inn. And, the ghosts won't leave them alone, until Corey and Travis put the ghosts back to sleep. Will they be able to? Read to find out!!
SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
Something bad happened this summer... something about someone named Teresa. She drowned near a lake near the cottage... But, the question is HOW? The rumor is that 2 little girls about Teresa's age pushed her in the water.. Could that be true? Will Teresa's ghost haunt those girls? SmartChick21 Mrs. Jester

external image 51kjQef32oL._SL500_.jpgThe Doll in The Garden by Mary Downing Hahn
This book is about a girl named Ashley who moves into an apartment with her mother. there is a rose-garden at the end of their lawn, and for some reason, Ashley is attracted to it. Ashley, with a girl named Kristi explore the garden, an find a doll. They meet a lot of mystical things in that garden.. For example, a white cat that casts n shadow, and Louisa's doll that has disappeared.
Could the doll that Kristi and Ashley find be Louisa's?
Read.. to find out =) SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

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This book is about a girl named Molly, and her brother, Michael. Their mom's new husband's name is Dave. But, Dave has another child merely 8 years old. Her name is heather. That child is very mean, rude, and clever to Molly, Molly's mother, and Michael. She always tries to blame everything on Molly, and Dave always agrees with her. but, there is a secret about Heather.. she lost her mom in a fire.. but, the question is.. who caused the fire?!? SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

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Note from Ms. Jones: We're *real* big fans of Howard County resident Mary Downing Hahn here at MHMS. Because she once came and visited us and a lot of her stories are set in Howard County! And because she's AWEsome! For more Mary Downing Hahn Library Media Author Visit pics visit our Smugmug Gallery!

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Many people have heard of this series.. and many people have read it too. But, some people just don' read it, becase they have heard from other people that they haven't enjoyed it.. that doesn't mean YOU won't enjoy it.
This book is about a girl who falls in love with a vampire.... SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

Twihard Fans! If You Liked Twilight You Might Just Like These Books! - Ms. Jones

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This book is about a teenage vamprie named Risika. She wanders back into time when she was a human, and sees how she was transformed into a vampire against her will.
SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

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Demon In My View by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
This book is about a seventeen year old girl who discovers a vampire world...and doesn't believe it's real... but it turns out to be. Then, he develops a relationship with a vampire..
SmartChick21 Ms. Jester

external image n12123.jpgLet Me Tell You How I Died Sinclair Smith
It was her own handwriting.. in a dead girl's diary." - This book gets you hooked on it from the VERY beginning. It doesn't let you put it down!
Once, I stayed up until 3:00 in the morning to finish reading it! So, this book is about a girl, and she finds a diary...and when she starts reading it.. she finds out that eh girl died after she wrote this diary. One thing that was VERY strange to her: their handwritings were EXACTLY the same... yet she remembers NOTHING abotu writing this diary...
SmartChick21 / Ms.Jester

Nothing by Janne Teller "Nothing matters."
"From the moment you are born, you start to die"
Pierre Anthon says nothing matters. He climbs into a plum tree, and won't leave. His friends try to coax him to come down, but he won't budge.

This book is pretty awesome, and very deep. I would recommend it to everyone. It's such a good book that tells the struggles of Pierre Anthon's friends, and the extreme measures they go to, to get him to understand that there is meaning in everything.
"A Lord of the Flies for the twenty-first century, Nothing is a visionary existential novel - about everything, and nothing - that will haunt you"
~ An excerpt from the inside jacket of Nothing

Scheherazade No... too bad :( check it out at the public library! Mrs. Jester
(Ms. Jones adds: Gah! [shakes fist] Well, it IS approved maybe we'll buy it next year!- Thanks, hon!)

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
This book is about a girl who wanted to become a vampire. A new boy moves into town, and there is a rumor spreading that he is a vampire.. This book is really interesting.. it is fun for people to read if they like vampires and romance. The thing I liked about it is that i love reading vampire books.. so I really enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to my friends, because they love reading vampire series. Oh, and by the way this series has 3 books. SmartChick21 / Ms.Jester

Vampire kisses 2: Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber This book is the second book in the series of Vampire Kisses. This book is about a couple of vampires who chase a girl (Raven). The boy vampire keeps on trying to kind of break her, and her vampire boyfriend up. Sometimes, Raven falls into the influence..but there is soemthing mysterious about that boy... could he be a...... too? SmartChick21 Areeza Rizvi/ Ms. Jester Yes Ms. Jester

Vampire Kissses 3: Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber This book is the 3rd of he series to Vampire Kisses. This basically sums up the ENTIRE story! It is Very interesting, and scary!
SmartChick21 / Ms. Jester Yes Ms. Jester

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Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

"Blue Bloods" is the first in a series by Melissa De La Cruz. Its a story that any one could love, Gossip girl fans and twilight fans alike. This story is about a secret socitey comprised of the biggest names and celebrities in New York, and every last one of them is a "Blue Blood", an immortal vampire. But when one of the Blue Bloods is murdered outside of a club, an evil force is starting to awaken that could wipe out the vampires for good.
Cheshirecatgirl / Mrs. Jester

I so Heart this series! Being a vampire fan and after having read the whole Twilight series (twice!) i needed another blood-thirsty fix! I've read both Blue Blood books and can't wait for the third AND fourth! If you like NYC, private schools, snotty gossip girl type kids (getting put in their place!) and fashion mixed with vampire horror and history...this series is for you!
~ MzJones

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Masquerade by Melissa De La Cruz

This book is the second in the "Blue Bloods" series by Melissa De La Cruz. In this fantastic sequel the threat of the Silver Bloods has grown and the possibility that a member of the committee is corrupt is becoming more and more real. When a strange event takes the life of an elder, the naming of the culprit could tip the fragile balance of power forever....
Cheshirecatgirl In the Media Center? YES!!!!! Mrs. Jester

Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz This book is about a young boy who's world is turned inside out when his uncle dies in a "car crash" or so he is told. His uncle was a very mysterious man and avoided answering questions about Alex's parents. If you like mystery novels with alot of action then this book is for YOU!
Mr. read all the time!! :) by Mrs. Jester

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney This book is about a guy who kind of.. writes a journal. It is very funny, and there are actually 4 books to this series. The thing I like about it, is that it makes you laugh a lot, and there are so many random things in this book. It is really hilarious! One thing I didn't like about this book, though, was that mostly, EVERYONE can read it. It is a very easy book. It doesn't challenge you much. But, you guys should read it because it is VERYYY funny! :) SmartChick21 / Ms Jester

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney This book is about a boy whose name is Greg Heffley. He goes to middles chool... which is an EXTREMELY terrible thing for him. He has a brother named Rodrick.. who basically makes Greg's life MISERBALE! so... Rodrick found out one of Greg's MOST embarassing secrets...and Greg has to try to keep Rodrick from not telling his secret to the entire school.
SmartChick21 / Ms. Jester Yes Ms. Jester

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney This book is about Greg Heffley, who just about ahd it with middle school. His dad keeps warning him htat if he doesn't fix his ways... then he will be sent to military school.
SmartChick21 Ms. Jester Yes Ms. Jester

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Roderick's Rules Jeff Kinney
If your are a wimpy kid then this book is perfect to tech you how to get through life and at school. If you like humor, like reading, or like diary written books then this book is perfect for you. I found this book hilarious and i really enjoyed it. It had a good plot and it had lots of action.

Greg Heffley(the main character) is a middle school boy and his brother Roderick loves picking on him. Greg has to take it because his parents think that Greg is lying and that Roderick is a perfect son. When Greg find an amazing secret about Roderick he uses it against him and then the entire school fonds out. Yet Roderick doesn't know that it was his younger brother Greg. Once Roderick found out that it was Greg Roderick forced Greg to do his Science Fair Project.

I would recommend this book for kids from age 7 t above because the book is very hilarious and even my mom read the book and she found it funny. The only reason I wouldn't recommend this book to younger kids is because it has some humor that isn't appropiate for kids of that age.
FreshKydd1012 Mrs. Singleton

Hamlet: a novel by John Marsden Let's put this simply... THIS BOOK SUCKED! I mean, I love Shakespeare, and the play Hamlet, but, this book kinda ruined the story for me. I mean, the way it was written made it confusing, and if it was your first time reading anything Hamlet related, you wouldn't be able to understand anything. You wouldn't even be able to tell who are the main characters! So, please do not read this book, because I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Scheherazade No, but I guess it's a good thing... Mrs. Jester

(Ms. Jones says: "Well, i guess i won't be buying THIS one....now what was i saying about reviewing books NOT in our collection? Hmmm?)

Xenocide by Orson Scot Card
This book is a good book for anyone who likes science fiction. Its the sequel to Enders Game. The story is about a planet with a problem. This problem is that the planet harbors a deadly disease and the star counsel wants the planet destroyed. What they don't know the planets also is home to a supposedly extinct race. If you want know what happens read the book.
Mr. read all the time!! :) Mrs. Jester

Eldest Christopher Paolini
If you liked Eragon, like science fiction, and/or like adventure. Then this book is for you its about Eragon and his cousin Roran. Roran needs to make a very drastic decision at CarvaHall. While Eragon is fighting for the Varden. If you ar wondering what will happen you can read it for your self.
Mr. read all the time!! :) / Mrs. Jester

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Brisengr by Christopher Paolini
The second to last in the Eragon seires. Its about Eragon and his dragon Saphira. Eragon must make many sacrifices for the Varden because he is their only rider who must now face his own brother along with the Emperor. Saphira must repair the damage she had done to the dwarfs sacred symbol. They must do these things before the Varden start their campaign at the Emperors door. Do they succeed or will they fail to doom the Varden.
Mr. Read all the time!! :) / Mrs. Jester

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The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Do you like the Greek Gods? Because if you do then this book is for you. Its about a twelve year old boy named Precy Jackson who goes to a boarding school and doesn't know who his father is. He hates his life more than anyone else because his stepfather is mean to him and he has dyslexia. What he does not know is that his life is about to change. If you want to know how I suggest you read this book.
Mr. read all the time!! :) Julian B Mrs. Jester

The Sea of Monsters Rick Riordan This is the next book of the Olympians series. This time Percy Jackson must risk his life to save his best friend Grover and recover the golden flees so that the only safe haven for halfbloods is safe. Is he going to succeed or will camp half blood be destroyed find out by reading this book.
Mr. read all the time!! :) / Mrs. Jester

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The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
The adventure continues in the Titan's Curse. When Grover find two halfbloods while investigating a school Percy will do whatever he can to help Grover bring them to camphalf blood. He helps return them to camp halfblood but when they get there he needs to embark on a quest once again. If you want to see what the quest is read the book.
Mr. read all the time!! :) / Mrs. Jester

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The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
This book is about Percy Jackson. Percy must find the creator of the laberynth before Cronoses army can invade camp halfblood. Will Percy succeed of will he discover something bigger. Read the book to find out. Mr. read all the time!! :) Julian B Mrs. Jester

The Last Olimpian Rick Riordan
While the gods are fighting the Typhoon. Percy must find a way for himself to be able to defeat Cronose, but first he must persuade his father to help the gods fight the Typhoon. What will happen to the gods will they be defeated or will they succeed in keeping the west alive.
Mr. read all the time!! :) / Mrs. Jester

Cut by Patricia McCormick
This book is about a girl at a residential treatment facility because she cuts herself. I love this book. As soon as you read the fist page your hooked. A lot of people would be able to relate to this book because it has teenagers who go through very tough times in their lives and need help dealing with their problems. The author makes this book seem so real and the way she describes it all puts a picture in your head for the whole entire book. I never wanted to be finished with the book because its so good, and it is now my favorite book.

music4life / Ms. Jester

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Epic by Conor Kostick
Science Fiction fans and roleplay fans unite! If you love either you must read this book. It was like a movie was playing in my head. This book had great imagery. Though one chapter in particular wasn't fast enough for me: Behold the Executioner. Though this book made me feel so geeky. It's exactly like World of World of Warcraft. At least the game part of the book was. But the two worlds were very distinct and there's so much strategy and, girls, there's romance! Not to much but just the right amount to get you hooked and want to read the sequel: Saga.

I didn't get it from the Media Center, but yes, it can be found there.
(Ms. Jones says: Yes, we have it! & Creeper why don't you visit more often?! You're here often enough for your job as MHTV Music Director! LOLZ)

There's a Dead Person Following My Sister Around by Vivian Vande Velde
This book is about a kid whose sister thinks that a ghost is following her around. You would definetely enjoy this book if you are interested in spooky things, and somewhat, slaves and their freedom. The thing that I liked about this book, was that you couldn't put it down. It just grabbed your attention from the beginning, and forced you to keep reading it! What I didn't like about it was how careless the adults are about this whole situtation. Their children kept telling them that a ghost is coming after them, but the parents think they are just making it up. Yes, I would recommend it to one of my friends, because my friends are also really interested in ghost stories!

SmartChick21 / Ms. Jester Yes

Red Wall by Brian Jacques

This is the first ever written book to the Red Wall series. This book is about an abbey which almost every other book in the Red Wall series takes place. In this book there is a mouse who thinks that he can't do very much till a dark time falls an to Red Wall Abbey and its inhabatice. The mouses name is Matthias and he must solve a puzzle so he can save his beloved abbey. If you want to find out if he succeeds then you need to read the book to seeif he does.

Mr. read all the time!! :) Mrs. Jester

external image n143990.jpgHigh Rhulain by Brian Jacques

This story is about a female otter who does not know that she comes from a noble family and her roll in freeing her ancestral home from an evil wild cat ruler. During her adventure she finds old family friends and a mate. I would suggest this book to any one that like animals, love and/or adventure stories.
Mr. read all the time!! :) Mrs. Jester

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Faith and the Electric Dogs by Patrick Jennings

Ever feel like there's too many of those serious and boring books? If so, then "Faith and the Electric Dogs" is the perfect thing to read in case you want to get away from all of those darned hard-to-reads. This book is fun, creative, and it's so entertaining! It's got a little bit of Spanish, Bowwow, and French language in it, which make it so fun. It's about a girl named Faith and her "electric dog" Edison who live in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico. Faith just absolutely hates it there because she doesn't understand Spanish and everbody teases her, so to get away from this place, her and Edison ride a tin rocket fueled by pork fat to San Francisco (Faith's hometown). This book is super adorable, and I would definitely recommend it to absolutely anybody!! :)
kaaaaay / Mr. Jones

Double Identity by Margret Petterson Haddix

Do you like suspenseful books that keep you guessing? Or what about a book that will leave you shocked? If you do this book is for you! This book about a 13 year old girl named Bethany and her weird discovery about her family's past, and even something that puts her right in the middle of it all! This book has almost every emotion from betrayal to love and disappointment. The double identity will make you want to keep reading and you wont want to put it down so READ this book if you like any of that!!

music<3 / Mrs. Jester

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; and Through the Looking the looking Glass by Lewis Caroll

A lot of people have seen the movie, or at least knows the main storyline to Alice in Wonderland. But, don't you want to know where it came from? If you liked the movies, or just want to read a cool book that seems totally out of this world, i totally recommend it! You can learn about how the story really goes, meet new characters, and truly know how great Alice's Adventures in Wonderland really is! :)

Scheherazade / Mrs. Jester Yes

external image 513m51v3qcl.jpgKira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira is one of the best books I've ever read! I've read a bunch of times, and have cried every time, because it really touches you. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good book about the true nature of people and how a family can always stay together no matter what!

Scheherazade / Mrs. Jester

The Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques

I like this book as well as the Redwall seires from which it is from. I like this book because it is a story with action packed adventure and that all the characters are animals that you would see out in the wild. The story is mainly about a wessle who wants control of mossflower and a badger who wants his revenge on the wessle because he had been abducted by the wessle. These are only some of the resons I like this book and if you want to know the rest of them you should read the book for your self.

Mr. read all the time!! :) Mrs. Jester

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Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon is the first book in its series. I suggest that people who like to read long adventious books this is the book for you!! (hint hint) Its about a farm boy who finds a dragon egg and losses his uncle because of the dragon. He sets off on a long hard journey for revenge and to learn what he can so he could find his father.

Mr. read all the time!! :) Mrs Jester

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