Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

“Fever 1793” is about Mattie Cook, a girl who lives in Philadelphia in 1793. When Yellow Fever brakes out Mattie’s world is turned upside-down! Disease is everywhere destroying every thing it can. When her mother gets sick Mattie leaves the city with her grandfather. But find sickness is everywhere!

Mattie liked to spend her days avoiding chores and planing ways to her family’s business the best. But when the fever hits Mattie wonders if she will survive! And worrying about her mother doesn’t help ether! When she comes home she meets this young child on the street. But when Mattie finds a broken doll near her she asks if it is her doll all she says is “she is broken” and when Mattie asks were her mother is she says, “my mommy is broken too”.  The little girl’s mother was dead.  So Mattie decides to be her new mother. This makes her think there are so many fever orphans (orphans who’s parents died of yellow fever). Am I one too? 0978068984891_500X500

I would recommend this book to 5th graders and up. I would rate this book 5 stars.  This was a very sad but good book and

I think it was a historical fiction.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hungergames_posterKatniss Everdeen lives in Panem. Panem is made up of most of the old North America but now it’s 12 districts and a capital. Katniss has a pretty normal life for a district 12 girl. Her dad died in a mining accident, she has a mom and sister, a tiny house and  almost the amount of food she needs to survive. The time has come around again for The Hunger Games.


Why does Panem have The Hunger Games? About 50 years back the capitol had a big fight against the rest of panem. To pay back the capitol made… The Hunger Games, where you kill people to win. The two names that they pick  out of the bowls could change Katniss’s life. And the names are… Peeta Mellark and Prim Everdeen. Katniss gives her life for one of the most important people in her life. Her life is about to change forever and this might be the last time she’ll ever see her home again.


From here on everything is different. First she makes a stunning impression and is called, “The Girl On Fire.” She gets an 11 in training and mostly things are going well. But then… 1. 2. 3. The games begin. Before, Peeta was sort of her friend and now he wants to kill her. She has to go from capitol ways back to district 12 ways but worse.


The story is written in the 1st person and it’s from the perspective of Katniss. This book is good for 4-6 graders. I suggest not reading if you don’t like blood or violence. I would rate this book five stars out of five stars. After you read the books watch the movies.


Cordially Uninvited, by Jennifer Roy

cordially-uninvitedThis book is called Cordially Uninvited. The main characters are Claire and her cousin, the prince of England’s on again off again girlfriend, Belle. But know the prince and Belle are getting married and Claire is going to be a junior bridesmaid. The book takes place in England.

Let’s not forget about the other junior bridesmaid,Pandora, and her crazy old aunt,Cornelia. Pandora thinks she should be marrying the prince and Cornelia tells Pandora that she put a curse on Belle and the wedding will not make it.

Then there is the family of the Symonds who’s older boy, Tristan, is Claire’s crush and the younger sister Thalia. They think that the wedding should go on.

I loved this book because it is in 1st person, I love 1st person because you get to know the character better, and it is realistic fiction with a hint of mystery. I would recommend this to people who like England, the royal family and royal weddings. I would rate this ***** out of *****.

Mr And Mrs. Bunny Detectives Extraordinaire!

    This is book is called Mr And Mrs. Bunny Detectives Extraordinaire! This book is by Polly Horvath and it is supposed to be written by a bunny. And it is illustrated by Sophie Blackall. The main characters are Mr bunny and Mrs. bunny, and Madeline.  This book is about a girl named Madeline and she lost her parents but she saw fox driving the car that she thought her parents were in. Madeline found a file card in her house! And it looked like it had code on it. On the file card it said “FANNY FOX’S CANNED RABBIT PRODUCTS FACTORY. There was a logo off a fox trying to cram a protesting rabbit into a pressure cooker.” Madeline couldn’t figure out the code so she went to her uncle, and her uncle is very good at coding. At the same time Mr bunny and Mrs. bunny needed a job so they decided to be detectives. Madeline meets the Mr and Mrs. bunny and the bunnies get hired as detectives for Madeline!
Mrs. bunny joins a hat club and is a bit busy, so Madeline does not know if she can trust the bunnies. But still Madeline hired them and she still doesn’t that she can trust them. Madeline can understand what the bunnies are saying! Soon Madeline figures out that she can speak bunny! Madeline was really surprised! But still even if she can speak bunny Madeline still did not think she can trust Mr bunny and Mrs. bunny. And for awhile Mr and Mrs. bunny could not figure it out yet. How is Madeline going to get her parents back? Will she have to hire someone else or not?
    This book was really good! I want to read the next book. Sometimes I don’t even want to put it down, at some parts it gets really interesting. I would recommend this book to 9 – 12 year olds. This book is not too long but it is just right for me. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. I really recommend this book!

Prodigy By Marie Lu

Prodigy is by Marie Lu is the second book in the legend series and is about two characters, Daniel (He is called Day in the book) and June. Day is a legend and June was the republics prodigy until she helped Day escape death. Day cares a lot about his family and June cared a lot about the republic (the U.S. was split up into two countries, the Republic of America and the Colonies of America) until she found out that the republic killed her brother and framed Day for it.This book starts in Los Angeles and travels all along the west. It goes to Las Vegas, Denver the Colonies Around Colorado and San Francisco.

June and Day’s main problem is the elector who kind of hates them for being able to escape the firing squad and helping the most wanted criminal escape the firing squad. Day hates the republic because several times he mentions he hates this soldier who shot his mom. And then talks about how much he wishes he was in the colonies. While his other brothers are separated one pretended to be Day and faced the firing squad for Day’s life. And his other brother has the plague and is being used as a weapon against the colonies.

I loved this book because I couldn’t put it down and I had to keep asking my mom if I could read another chapter. I would recommend this book to people that like dystopian books. And 5th-8th graders because younger that 5th graders wouldn’t understand the plot.


The Candymakers By Wendy Mass

The Candymakers is a great summer reading book by Wendy Mass. It’s about 4 kids competing in the annual candy contest, and whoever has the best candy wins.They all visit the candy factory, which leads to some very interesting mishaps. It changes their points of view all through the book, like Wonder. The big question is: Who will win?

 Logan, the candymaker’s son, who has mysterious scars on his face and hands?

Miles, who talks of Afterlife and his weird allergies?

Philip, the stuck-up suit-and-tie wearing boy who has a secret notebook he’s always scribbling in?

Daisy, a pretty girl with a big secret?

Even though the kids are competing, they become very good friends. But during the contest, the friends realize things are not what they seem. Each of the contestants have a secret, some bigger than others, but hiding their secrets makes big trouble, including stealing and hiding in potato sacks, but all is put right in the end.

Of course, all the contestants loved viewing the candy factory, and were surprised at how many rooms there were. All except Logan, who had lived there all his life. “Logan wondered what it must feel like to be seeing the factory for the first time. He tried to pretend he’d never seen the machine that was now compressing the nibs into a gooey cocoa powder. Or the one that ground up up the rest of the bean into a fine brown powder. Alas, he couldn’t do it.” Wendy Mass writes.

I loved this book, and it’s my favorite Wendy Mass book I’ve read so far. I like this book because it’s about candy, and I LOVE candy. I also like it because it’s by Wendy Mass, and she’s so creative when she describes the candy. I also like this book because there are lots of secrets, and it’s fun to try to work them out in your head.

I think people who don’t like candy should read this, because this book will make you like candy. Wendy Mass makes candy sound SO GOOD. She wrote, “All that silky, warm chocolate and those buckets of gooey marshmallows and those freshly baked graham crackers.” to describe a s’more. I would rate this book 100 stars if I could because I used to like candy, but now I LOVE candy!

Dork Diaries~Tales from a not so fabulous life! By Rachel Renee Russell!


My book is called Dork Diaries and it is by Rachel Renee Russell.The main character’s name is Nikki, she is in middle school. Nikki has just moved to a new school and has a locker right next to the most popular girl in school. If you get on the bad side of the most popular girl in school Mackenzie Hollister you’re dead meat! She is trying to change  from being unpopular to popular. The book is based in the USA, mostly at the mall, in her school and at parties.


One important event that happened was that she is going to a new school and she got a present because it was a new school and she got something to make her feel better about moving. She had wanted a cell phone for a while. Guess what her mom got her, a diary!!  No one writes in a diary any more! Another important event is that she wants a phone so badly so she goes on ebay and buys a phone for 12.99. She spread the word in her school that she got an awesome new phone. Then two of the most popular girls came up to her and started talking and asked her to sit at lunch with them, then Nikki’s phone rang and it didn’t stop… She opened the door to her locker and all the people in the hall saw her new phone… a cheap pay phone was in her locker!!!


She makes some new friends! She found them because she signed up for shelving library books. She met these girls named Chloe and Zoe.


Nikki is really nice and shy. But when the mean girl gets into the conversation, whoa things go in a whole new direction. Once her and the mean girl were in a fight and Nikki said, “Cry me a river of tears, Build a bridge and get over it!” I think this quote is important because is says that Nikki trying to stand up for her self.


I loved the book! I loved it because There are so many twists and turns. One example of a twists and turn is when she meets her BFF’s. Nikki  was so lonely before and that is why it is surprising. Another twist and turn is when she has to take her sister to see The Nutcracker. I don’t think that was in the first book, though. The last reason why I loved it is because when she is in the library with her BFF’s she always goes on the library phone and calls random people and says stuff on the phone to them.


I’d recommend this book to people who like Diary Of A Wimpy Kid. Just be prepared it is a little different. I would recommend it to those people because They both write in a diary and there is a lot of drama. I think this book is 4 stars.


The BFG By Roald Dahl

My book review is on THE BFG by Roald Dahl. The book is about a girl named Sophie who meets a giant named the BFG. Sophie is an orphan so she is used to being polite and helpful.  One night the BFG kidnaps Sophie because Sophie sees him. The BFG takes Sophie to giant vill. Giant vill is a place that has a yellow ground and no trees. And then Sophie realizes what giants do for their living…

…They eat children up at night…

So of course Sophie wants to make sure that the other mean giants don’t find out about her.

While the BFG isn’t saving other kids, and since he doesn’t eat  other kids, he catches dreams and he gives the good dreams to kids all over the world. Sophie does not want to stay in the place where there are giants because if they find out about her she will be eaten. “Why can’t I just go back to my old orphanage,” Said Sophie. “You can’t go back there because if you do you will tell everyone and then people will try to find us giants,” Said the BFG.

I liked this book because Sophie isn’t the type of girl that gives up quickly and she is very nice. I would recommend this book to people who like adventure and nonsense words like a snozzcumber or a wrilndgritting type of dream. I would rate this book 5 stars .

Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 9.34.22 PMThis book review is going to be about the book Al Capone Does My Shirts. The book was written by Gennifer Choldenko. The book is about a boy that lives on Alcatraz, the worst prison to be on at thetime. As you might have guessed there are ups and downs when you are living around the worst criminals in America. Alcatraz is basically a gigantic rock (or island) covered in cement, topped with bird crap.


The main characters name is Moose, short for Matthew. He is very solidly built, nice to everyone except for the warden’s daughter named Piper. For example he is constantly hanging out with a 7 year old that likes him. When he first gets to the island he is sent to the warden’s office to promise to help the wardens daughter carry her projects to and from school. It turns out that Piper is more trouble than Moose thought.


Within the first few hours of school Piper has broken her dad (the warden’s) rule about not talking about living on Alcatraz. Also she makes people pay to have their laundry done by the criminals but then won’t pay the people who helped her do it.


In the beginning of the book you think that Al Capone is really bad but he is actually pretty nice to moose. For example one time Moose goes to the sell house and Al is complimenting him. He also helps Natalie Moose’s sister to go to a school for children with autism. He asks Al Capone to help her get in.


One quote from Piper is,”You won’t get any of the money we make.”. So to conclude this book review the book is about how Moose will keep a good record with the grownups and a good relationships with the children on the island. I recommend it if you like mystery and adventure, a fast moving book, or a book about living near a prison. I would rate this book 100 stars out of 5. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************* Ok that might not be 100 but it is pretty close to it.


Ghost of a Chance by Lauren Barnholdt

I read the book Ghost of a Chance by Lauren Barnholdt. It’s the 3rd book in the Girl Meets Ghost series. It takes place in a nice town kind of like Connecticut but it never says the name of the town. The main characters are Kendall, the ghost helper, and Lily, the ghost. Kendall has a problem that she’s got to solve. So first Kendall and Brandon broke up, Ellie and Kendall aren’t really friends anymore and she has to help another ghost move on. The ghost, Lily, who she has to help move on is Kendall’s enemy’s sister, Madison.  


To help Lily move on Kendall has to sneak into a lot different places and it’s kind of funny because she gets caught once and almost gets caught the other times. What’s really weird is in the very beginning Madison hates Kendall and then Kendall says one thing and Madison likes her and then Kendall does another thing and Madison hates her again. When Kendall feels really stressed out about everything she goes to see her mom who when she last saw her Kendall has about 3 months old. A quote that shows how Kendall is feeling is this one, “I’m starting to not remember my own lies.”


I didn’t really like Ghost of a Chance. I think I would have a little while ago but now I’m into different kinds of books. I would recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction about girls because it’s a very girly book. I would also recommend to read the books in order and not to read any other books in between the books because, just like me you could lose interest. For myself I would rate it 2 stars. It was written well and it was funny but it just wasn’t my type of book right now. It was also really easy.