Monday, June 23, 2014

Spotlight on Series: Middle School Book Reviews

Looking for something to keep you busy over the summer?  Start a new series!  Check out these reviews of the first books in series, written by Middle School students participating in the 25 in 25 Reading Challenge.  Find these books, and more, in the Quigley Youth Room at the Wellesley Free Library!

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Reviewed by mdubwags, grade 6

This book was really exciting, and made me want to read it a lot! Kat's whole family has a very crooked past. When she was three Kat's parents took her to the Louvre to case it, and for Kat's seventh birthday she and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Australia to steal the crown jewels. She's trying to get a new life, but crime has called to her

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Reviewed by beastmode24, grade 6

I enjoyed this book. It is about a kid who is dropped in a mysterious world and remembers nothing about himself except for his name. The world is surrounded by a dangerous maze. The author makes the book have a lot twists.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Reviewed by 4869, grade 7

This book is about a girl named Katsa who has an amazing skill of fighting and killing. The king, Randa, uses her skill to punish his people unfairly. Katsa does not like how she is being used and she runs away. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy action. This is a story for both boys and girls.

Middle School- The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Reviewed by Wardog5000, grade 7

This was a great book. It really kept my attention. The characters were well thought out and very realistic. I also very much enjoyed the illustrations. This is a fun read with a lot of laughs.

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Reviewed by t_mac, grade 8

This book was great! It is about a boy named Ethan who lives with his dad in a small town where nothing ever seems to happen. Then, weird things start to happen. A song called "Sixteen Moons" appears and disappears on his iPod at random. Also, a new girl shows up- and Ethan thinks she is beautiful. However, she is part of a family that has powers-but these powers come with consequence. On Lena's sixteenth birthday, The Book of Moons (a book that controls the fate of her family) will decide whether she will be Light or Dark-good or evil. To find out what happens, read the book!

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Reviewed by wms111, grade 8

Although this is a long book, it's an amazing one for all those who love fantasy with dragons, mystery and adventure in it. Beware of the Shades... You never know where they are... Unless...

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