This book is called The Name Of This Book Is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch. In this book there are two main characters, one named Cass and one named Max-Ernest. Cass is very different than Max-Ernest. Cass is something called a survivalist. She never leaves home without her backpack. Her backpack has lot of survival stuff in it such as a first aid kit, rope, matches, and things like that. Max-Ernest on the other hand is a kid who never stops talking. Together they are uncovering a mystery of a magician who died in a fire/maybe “fire”.
The main characters go through many challenges throughout the book, but one of them is two creepy characters. Their names are Mrs. Mauvis and Dr. L. They are a married couple and again they are really creepy. They do lot of things to make Cass and Max-Ernest’s lives a lot harder. A better summery of the plot is in the beginning Cass and Max-Ernest go into the magician’s house and find things out. After that things get complicated. Basically, I don’t want to give any spoilers, but people go missing, characters read things, and finally things get solved. A quote from the book is “I am looking for Toxic Waste.” I like this quote because It proves that Cass is brave.
I really enjoyed the book because it had the perfect amount of everything. Description, a good use of words and things like that. For example there was a part of the book where the principal got really mad at Cass so the narrator said that was the maddest Cass had ever seen a principal. He/She didn’t go on and on explain how exactly how the principal looked. I also enjoyed the book because it is a really good story in general. It had lots of twists and turns in the plot, but it wasn’t confusing at all. There were also lots of parts where I felt like I was in the story. The author did a really good job of drawing me in. I would recommend this book to someone who likes a good mystery because this book is just a really good mystery. You know? I would give this book a five out of five star rating.
WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST OF THIS BOOK OF THIS SERIES!
This book is called Dork Diaries (2), by Rachel Renee Russell. It is about a girl named Nikki. She is a pretty low key nice girl. She is a pretty “normal” girl. When I say normal I mean that she does her homework, she gets mad, there is nothing really weird or particularly special about her. Nikki has two friends named Chloe and Zoey. Nikki, in the last book was new at her school and didn’t have any friends.
The worst part of Nikki’s life at school is a girl named Mackenzie. Mackenzie is always mean to Nikki. Nikki and Mackenzie have a crush on the same person so Mackenzie is always mean to her about it. Mackenzie is a big bully especially to people who don’t have as much as her. Nikki said in the book “ She should have scribbled I’M SO JEALOUS across her forehead” That was about Mackenzie.
I liked this book a lot because I can learn from Nikki because she is in middle school and I am going into middle school so I can kind of tell how middle school can end up. My favorite part of the book is when Mackenzie is jealous of Nikki because it shows that Nikki is an amazing person who can do as much or even more than Mackenzie can in life. My least favorite part of the book is anytime when Mackenzie is being mean to Nikki because Mackenzie doesn’t know what Nikki is capable of. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars *****
The book Dork Diaries is about a girl named Nikki and her adventure in middle school. Nikki is at a new school and has no friends. What Nikki really wants it to hang out with the CCP (Cute, Cool, and Popular) group. Unlucky for her, she has a locker next to most popular girl in school, Mackenzie. Mackenzie is very full of herself. She says mean things about every girl’s fashion. (Of course not her best friends.)
I really liked the book because it I can relate to Nikki in the sense that we are both girls and we both girls who go to school. I am kind of learning from her because she is already in middle school and I am going into middle school. My favorite part of the book is when Nikki finally kind of gets the guy. I liked that because I felt happy for her. My least favorite part of the book is when Mackenzie’s friend tripped Nikki in the lunch room. I didn’t like that because it was mean.
At the end of the book Nikki writes in her diary I’m such a dork! That tells me that even at the end of the book she still thinks of herself of a dork. I don’t think she should think about the bad things about herself, I think she should think about the good things. She said “ Hi, Mrs. Wallabanger. I just stopped by to ask if you lost your hearing aid?” Page. 122 That quote tells me that Nikki is a kind person who cares about what someone has lost. I would recommend this book to someone who likes a good realistic fiction book. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.
The book Eleven Birthdays is about a girl named Amanda and her ex-best friend Leo. They have the same birthday. Every year when their birthday came around they would have a party together. This year, on their eleventh birthday they are having separate parties because the year before they had gotten into a fight. Everyone at school that day is talking about Leo’s party because his party includes a famous sports star, a hypnotist, and an awesome band. Amanda is not excited at all for her party because she has to squeeze into an itchy Dorothy costume and tight blister-giving shoes. Amanda also said “ I wish me and Leo were having a party together” Amanda just wants her birthday to be over and Saturday to come. There is just one problem the next day is not Saturday it’s friday again.
My favorite part of the book is when well I can’t really tell you because it would be a spoiler, but I will tell you why I like it. I like it because Amanda finally found something out that will really help her. My least favorite part of the book is when this woman named Angelina disappears when Amanda most needs her. I don’t like that part because Amanda is really close to solving the mystery and then she disappears. She really makes Amanda scared and confused. I liked this book a lot because I was almost solving Amanda’s problem with her. The book was a little slow at parts.
I would recommend this book to people who like a realistic fiction book with fantasy mixed into it. I really like this kind of book because it is not as simple as a realistic fiction book, but it is not as hard to follow with the adventure and the amount of characters in a fantasy book. I would give this book 4 ½ stars.
The Bad Beginning is about three kids, one named Violet, one named Klaus, and one named Sunny. These kids are very rich, but when their parents die their lives aren’t so easy anymore. The kids end up living in a house with a man named Count Olaf. Count Olaf wants the kids money and so he doesn’t really treat the kids nicely, or if you want to say he treats the kids badly, that works too. At one point Count Olaf wants to marry Violet so he can steal the family’s money. I don’t want to give any spoilers so I will not go on.
I liked the book a lot because it was interesting to see how the kids tried to solve their problems. The narrator of the story is the author. Klaus really likes to read books and is kind of a nerd. He doesn’t change much throughout the story. Violet is nice and a good sister to both Klaus and Sunny. She isn’t really like Klaus, (nerdy) but she follows along with his smart ways. She changes into a more smart and nerdy person throughout the book. The reader doesn’t know a lot about Sunny. The only thing I really learned about Sunny is that she likes to chew on anything she can find and she uses chewing to show her feelings. Sunny doesn’t really change throughout the book.
My favorite part of the book is when the kids first move in to Count Olafs house because it is funny to read how confused and scared they were. My least favorite part of the book is when Sunny gets hung from the top of the forbidden tower because it was scary to think of a little kid being hung from a tower.
I would recommend this book to people who like books where the story is possible, but also not really realistic. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
The book The lightning thief is about a boy named Percy Jackson who is something called a half blood. He in the beginning goes to a school called Yancy Academy, a boarding school where Mr. Brunner teaches about greek gods like myths. Percy has a friend named Grover. Percy isn’t the best student so he get expelled every time he goes to a new school. When he got home from Yancy Academy he went on a trip to Montauk some things happen and Percy’s mom dies. Then he ends up at a place called Camp Half Blood. Eventually Percy finds out that his dad is/was Poseidon the god of the sea. Meaning the greek myths are real. After that Percy and his friends go on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
My favorite part of the book is when Percy defeats Ms. Dodds on the field trip to the museum because it was really cool how Mr. Brunners pen turned into a sword.
My least favorite part was when Percy first gets to Camp Half Blood because he is really confused and scared.
I would recommend this book to people who like a good fantasy book because it has a lot of monsters and stuff like that in it.
I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars because it was confusing at some parts, but it is overall a really good book.
The book The House On Mango Street is a book of short stories about a poor-ish girl named Esperanza, who has moved many times and her latest move was to Mango Street. She has no friends at first, but starts to make some as the stories go on. There is one girl in the Neighborhood who thinks she is related to the queen of France she is very wealthy and whenever people like Esperanza moves in she moves a little bit farther away from the neighborhood. There are many people who speak Spanish living on mango street even though it is a place in America. Esperanza dreams and imagines a lot because she knows that she is not living in a very “wealthy” neighborhood. Esperanza feels that Mango Street is not the right place for her and hopes to have a house of her very own one day.
My favorite part of the book is when they were talking about a boy named Louie well one of his cousins stole a car and the kids didn’t know so when Louie’s cousin told everyone to get out of the car and when the police took him away the kids were just waving and saying see you later. That is my favorite part because it is to me at least laugh out loud moment.
My least favorite part of the book is the first story which is about when Esperanza first explains her and her life. I didn’t like that part because it is really sad for example she was giving many clues that she was poor. It was really sad.
I really liked the book because it is both funny sad and expressive in many ways. I also like the book because it tells me that I am more lucky than I think I am. Another reason I liked the book is how the author really used kid language to explain what is going on in a kids mind.
I recommend this book to people who like sad and funny life stories. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars!
The book Charlie Joe Jackson’s guide to not reading is about a kid named Charlie Joe Jackson and how he hates to read. Charlie Joe Jackson hates reading so much he does some mischievous things to get out of it. Luckily Charlie has a good friend named Katie of course she is a girl because boys need girls to survive because girls know what to do almost all the time. Katie helps Charlie a lot during this book.
I really loved this book because I personally don’t like to read and this book told me I’m not the only one. Another reason I loved the book is because Charlie goes through two problems with school and some more problems about school but not in school. I like when there is an obviously problem that makes me think about what is going to happen next.
My favorite part of the book was when well I don’t know because I liked it all to much to decide. My least favorite part was when the book ended I liked it so much.
I recommend this book to people who don’t like to read because it is about a kid who doesn’t like to read.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars
In Gary Paulsen’s book Hatchet, a boy named Brian Robeson finds himself left alone to survive in the Canadian wilderness. Brian encounters all sorts of wildlife and eats things that he never thought he would eat. Brian is also dreading a secret that isn’t helping him think about how he is going to survive. Later in the book he realizes that he needs to survive and nothing can be in his way.
I found the book ok not great, but that might just be because I am a scaredy cat. One of the reasons why I found the book ok, not great is because I found that the book had too much description; for example when Brian was eating Gary Paulsen was describing guts and muscles. Another reason I found the book ok, not great is that the main character is a kid just like me and it is scary to think about that happening to me or any of my friends.
My favorite part of the book is when Brian gets his head straight and tells himself he needs to survive. I like that part because it made me feel strong and powerful.
My least favorite part of the book is when Brian first get to the Canadian wilderness because he is confused and very hurt both physically and mentally.
I recommend this book to people that like to be on the edge of their seats and held in suspense a lot when they are reading.
I give this book three out of five stars!