January Student Book Reviews

rubyRuby Holler by Sharon Creech. Review by Jack

 All good books catch the audience in the first paragraph.  This book caught me in the first sentence on the back; “Welcome to Ruby Holler, the one and only Ruby Holler, your lives will never be the same.”  Well, I know what you’re thinking, that’s really corny.  That’s what I thought-until I read it.

 Magic doesn’t have to be making something disappear, imagination is the greatest magic of all.  In this book the two kids use their imaginations to get through almost everything. If you want to enter a world of magic, all you have to do is read this book.  Personally, one of my favorites.


The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. Review by Willhero

This book is about a boy who lost his memory.  The queen of the gods, Hera is trapped and he must free her or all Demi-Gods will die.  I would recommend this book to anyone who liked the Percy Jackson series and people who like suspense and adventure.

The Cay by Theodore Taylor  Reviewed by Zach

cay This is a very interesting and sad book.  I cried during some parts and laughed so hard my stomach hurt at others.  I would want everyone to read this book.  It is also a great way to learn history.  It is about the start of World War 2.  A boy leaves on a boat, but there is an unexpected surprise that turns into an exciting and challenging adventure.  To find out some history and all about the adventure, read this wonderful book.

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin   Reviewed by Gabe

 This book is an interesting book.  It starts out a bit confusing because you have to learn about all the different characters, and believe me, there are a lot of them!  Towards the middle, it gets more readable and the real mystery begins. I liked it because it gets pretty exciting and it is fun to try to put all the clues together to figure out who “did it”.  I would recommend this book for people who like mystery and action.  I give this book 4 ½ out of 5 stars.


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2 thoughts on “January Student Book Reviews

  1. Dear Student Reviewers,
    I just wanted to let you know that ever since your reviews were posted, these books have sailed off the shelves and I can’t keep them in the library! That is great news! I especially liked how you expressed what part of each book touched you.
    Keep Reading! Mrs. Hembree

  2. Dear Zach,
    I just finished The Cay this morning. After I read your review, I wanted to find out for myself what the surprise was that you mentioned in your review. Sometimes reading the dialect was a little hard to understand. I’m glad I read this book and saw again how people can learn and become more understanding.
    From, Mrs. hembree

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