Student Book Reviews- See What We Like
The Lost Hero By: Rick Riordan Review by Tracy
The Lost Hero is about a prophecy that needs to be completed. This is the first book of the series The Heroes of Olympus. This book is about 3 demigods, Jason, Piper, and Leo. Jason woke up on a bus forgetting his memories. Piper, a girl who says that Jason is her boyfriend, has a secret. And Leo has his way of using tools to create amazing items. The prophecy that was for told was very eerie to me; “Seven half-blood shall answer the call. To storm or fire, the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath and foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.”
Together these three must overcome every obstacle in their way to save the queen of Olympus. Will they succeed or will they fail? Read to find out the story that’s about to unfold.
This book also has Percy Jackson and a bunch of his other previous characters that he used in the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. This is the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which include The Lightning Thief, Sea of Monsters, Titians Curse, Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympians. Also, he is the author of the Kane Chronicles, which has The Red Pyramid, and the author of Maze of Bones the first book of 39 clues. So if you’re an adventure loving, Greece lover then this is a superb book to read. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!
Later Gater by Lawrence Yep Review by Diana
This book is about a boy named Bobby. Tomorrow is his birthday and his brother Teddy has to buy him a present. Bobby’s mom tells Teddy to get an animal instead of a pair of socks. So, Teddy drove to a pet store on a bus with a ton of people while Bobby was with his dad at work having fun.
When Teddy went inside the pet shop, the owner said he should get a hamster or a turtle. Teddy thought that they were too nice. So Teddy got an alligator because he wants to scare Bobby. Do you think Bobby got scared? Read this funny book to find out.
This book is the 3rd book in “The Missing” series by Haddix. In this book, Jonah and Katherine take a girl, Andrea, one of the 36 missing kids from history, back to Roanoke Colony. If you are in the 5th grade, I am sure you know of Roanoke Colony, one of the settlements England brought to the USA. Although, mysteriously, when John White (the colony’s leader), goes back to England for 3 years and comes back. everything is missing. No clues, except one carving that says “Croatoan”
So, when they go back into time, they see nothing, they lost the Eculator. The Eculator is a time travel device that keeps them camouflaged and safe. On their walk they bump into tracer Natives. They follow them and find something surprising! They later find out why time seems messed up. They are being sabotaged.
This book is recommended by me to all of the adventure, sci-fi, and mystery fans. This book will make you want to keep going and NEVER stop! Both genders will LOVE this book. But, I highly recommend reading the first and second book beforehand.
Into The Gauntlet is the grand finale of the 39 Clues series. Dan and Amy are hopeless, they have no leads. When they finally find the Clues, it is stolen. Suddenly, they find a poem on their doorstep, but it is stolen by evil Isabel Kabra. Somehow they manage to find out the Clues, but they do not know that they are followed by others. The clues lead Amy and Dan to a small island, only to be discovered by everyone else. They decide to team up and find out that the clues are the recipe to a serum which will make you the most powerful person in the world! Suddenly, evil Isabel crashes their celebration and she is holding a gun…. Read this wonderful book to find out what happens next.
The Sorcerer’s Stone by J K Rowling Review by Moses
This book is one of the most delightful fantasy books I have ever read. With a mix of Roald Dahl and J.R.R. Tolkien, it is both funny and suspenseful. The story begins when Harry receives a letter from Hogwarts, a school for Wizards. At the school he makes friends with a boy named Ron and a girl named Hermione. They “accidentally” find out that there is a stone that can give any wish the user wanted. They learn the hard way that someone else wants the stone too, and that someone will hurt, even kill anyone who gets”in the way”! Who will win, who will perish? Find out by reading this terrific book.
Firestorm reviewed by Gabe
I liked this book a lot. It is about a boy named Jack who goes on a quest to save the oceans. On his quest he meets new friends and learns new skills. The reason that I liked this so much was because it has a good balance of action, adventure and science fiction. It was also interesting because Jack learned about pollution and how it could affect his future. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Chocolate by Wendy Blaxland Reviewed by JudyAnn
This book is a great book to read if you adore chocolate like I do! It tells interesting facts about chocolate. For instance, chocolate is made from powdered cacao beans which are the seed of the cacao tree. Also, the first chocolate was made thousands of years ago and was loved by many Aztec Indians. Well, now that I’ve told you so much about this book, you should check it out and I hope you enjoy it!
The Hunger Games was the best book I have read in a long time! I would recommend it to anyone who likes action, romance and suspense. The most suspenseful part of the book was when there were only three people left in the games. Read it to see why.
Greg’s life is miserable; his mom buys him a diary and makes him write in it, he is forced to join the swim team, his parents make him do everything that he does not want to! Greg’s has to make sure that his friends do not find out about his diary.This book is funny and silly and I really enjoyed reading it. I think that you would like it too.
Skeleton Key Review by Mark
This book is very interesting because in the beginning it just tells you that no one knows where the skeleton key is. I started to read it and I enjoyed it. I would recommend this book for people who like adventure because this is big journey to a haunted house to get a key for an old kingdom. When they find the key, they discover that it is cursed! There is a letter saying that they will be taken to horrible places. Read this excellent book to find out what happens to them.
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