Tuesday, August 26, 2014

6 books to read before 6th grade

In the last question of the Countdown to 6 challenge, we asked Wellesley's rising 6th graders to name and review 6 books they thought all rising 6th graders should read.  Here are the top 6 answers!

#1 Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed by Ultimate Fangirl

AMAZING. About a boy with magical powers who defeats an evil wizard. (Honestly, I could go on for hours about it, it's that good.)

#2 Percy Jackson (series) by Rick Riordan

Reviewed by SophieM

Percy Jackson has never been normal. He has dyslexia and ADHD and has been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. His life about to get weirder, when in one day he arrives at a camp for
half-bloods, find out he's half god, his mother is kidnapped, and the gods are on the point of a civil war. Can he and his friends set things right?

#3 Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Reviewed by GingerNeev

August is a boy who was born with 'extreme facial abnormalities' and is homeschooled. He then switches to private school entering fifth grade, and he struggles being another ordinary student while lots of kids are staring whispering and talking about him in the hallways. Even how he looks on the outside is extraordinary, he is ordinary inside; he is really smart and funny. Along the school year, August finds friends which appreciate him for who he is, and he realizes that he is special to not only his family but to the world. Read the book to find out more. 

#4 Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper

Reviewed by Snowhusky

It's about a girl named Melody who can't walk, talk, or write.  It's been like that since she was born.  But when she goes up a grade the special kids join the normal kids, and Melody becomes friends with Rose.  But is Rose really a good friend?

#5 Dork Diaries (series) by Rachel Renee Russell

Reviewed by Artistic Mind

The reason I think that Dork Daries is such a great book is that it is about a girl named Nikki J. Maxwell who is new to the school and most of the people that go to this school is kind of rich ad the only reason she is in this school is from her dad working for the school and she faces some challenges with the mean girl aka (Mackenzie). But she over come her troubles with her friend. So she is starting to like her new school.

#6 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Reviewed by eddiebaseball

Bilbo Baggins meets nice people and evil goblins on his quest to a mountain full of gold! I liked it because it was very exciting.

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