I’ll Be There is my favorite book. I love it! It is a classic love story about a girl who meets a guy but the guy, Sam, has a really terrible past. His father abducts the him and they need rescuing. The story goes in a lot of places including a cliff in a national park. :) BUT! There’s a beautiful ending. Sam gets to spend a lot of time with the girl, Emily. It’s just a BEAUTIFUL book. The author is great too. Her other books are also amazing. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan Grades: 6th - 8th Reviewed by Chloe A. Tags: friendship, mystery, romance, tear-jerker
This book was so amazing. It is about a girl who was born in the late 1700's. An old woman warns Addie that if she prays to the gods after dark there will be serious consequences. One day she does it out of desperation. She asks for more time in the world. The gods gift her with immortality but after you meet her you immediately forget her. 300 years later a boy remembers her. The book starts of pretty slow but it picks up very fast. The book is a romance mixed with history. This book is definitely for ages 14+ because of mature scenes.
The invisible life of Addie Larue by VE Schwab Grades: 7-8 reviewed by: Ava tags: historical fiction, romance
I just finished this book and it was really good. It's super interesting and fun, even though it's not too fast-paced. It has some really cool futuristic ideas that I think lots of kids will think are awesome! It's an AMAZING book.
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers Grades: 7&8 Tags: science fiction Reviewed by Dimitri
In the midst of World War Two, both Margo and Haruko are imprisoned in the Crystal City Family Internment Camp. Both girls’ fathers were convicted of crimes they swore they did not commit, and both families are being held against their will. Other than their shared circumstances, the two girls have nothing in common. As pressure builds up within the camp, they begin to realize that no one can be trusted, including each other. For fans of World War Two novels, The War Outside is the story of camaraderie, trust, and survival that will keep readers on their feet throughout the entire story.
The War Outside Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th Tags: Historical Fiction Reviewed by: Dylan D.
Six high schoolers are trapped on a private jet that is going drastically off course. Soon it is made clear that the plane has been hijacked. But by who? Suspicion throws the teens into a high intensity situation that no one is safe from. Will they be able to stop the plane and find out the hijacker before they go down?
Skyjacked is perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying. It is just as fast-paced and entertaining, yet remains unique from Karen McMannus’ book because of the interesting setting. Murder mystery romance lovers alike will find this book as a new favorite.
Skyjacked by Paul Griffin Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th Tags: Adventure, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Fast-Paced, Mystery, Romance Reviewed by: Charlotte D.
Almost every patriotic American has seen Baby Hope, Abbi’s alter ego. As the South Tower of the World Trade Center falls on 9/11, Baby Hope celebrates her first birthday with a crown and a balloon. For the rest of the country, Abbi’s picture brings them together, but for Abbi it gives unwanted attention. This summer, as Abbi continues her search for anonymity, she signs up as a camp counselor in another town. Unfortunately, she encounters Noah Stern, who ropes her into a search behind the Baby Hope photo. As Abbi’s perfect summer takes a tumultuous turn, she must face her past and discovers that there is more to the photo than anyone expected.
Hope and Other Punchlines explores the aftermath of a tragic incident in American history, helping young readers to understand the magnitude of the attacks.
Hope and Other Punchlines by Julie Buxbaum Grades: 7th, 8th Tags: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Reviewed by: Dylan D.
America has decided to renew its World War II era strategy of putting people into internment camps, but this time, it is Muslim Americans, including Layla and her family. The people inside the internment camp are treated so badly that even the Muslim-hating public isn’t told. Layla and her friends decide to change this.
Internment is a dystopian novel perfect for fans of World War II novels. It discusses and opens readers’ eyes to issues that are prevalent in our society today, even if they aren’t as extreme.
Internment by Samira Ahmed Grades: 7th, 8th Tags: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Dystopian Reviewed by: Charlotte D.