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Friday, February 16, 2018

A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen

Reviewed By: C.S.

This is a story about about a girl named Greta and her family living in Germany during the cold war when Germany was divided into east and west. Her dad went over to the west side to look for work and was unable to return, this made it very difficult and dangerous for her, and her mother and brother Fritz. Her brother is of the age when he is to join the Stasi, which he does not want. They decide to tunnel to the west to escape his fate, but how to do it without getting caught...

Why I Picked It Up: My parents had been to Germany, and Poland and saw the hardships. We have been to the Newseum in Washington D.C. and saw a section of the actual wall and videos about it. I found it very interesting.

Why I Finished It: It was an exciting story, and I wanted to know if they make it across the death strip and are all reunited.

I’d Give This Book To: Teens who want to learn about history in a relatable way, some parts are too intense for younger kids.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed By: M.K.

The Bane has risen and Gregor must end the Bane life. Because of the Bane, a war has outbroken in the underland between the oversized rats and the humans. Gregor is summoned once again to end the war. The prophecy foretells that he is to die. Will he? Read to find out!

Why I Picked It Up: This book is the last book of the Gregor the Overlander series. The previous books were amazing so I just had to finish the series!

Why I Finished It: I finished the book because similar to the previous books every chapter left you striving to find out what will happen next.

I’d Give This Book To: I would definitely definitely recommend it to teens and even some adults. Like the previous books in the series, this books fits into the categories of adventure and Sci-Fi. But this time there is one more category: romance. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gregor and the Marks of Secret by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed By: M.K.

The humans from the underland, a land underneath NYC, are allies with the nibblers. Nibblers are oversized mice. The nibblers are in trouble and a prophecy tells of Gregor, who lives in NYC, will save them all from death and extinction. But he shall not be alone. With him on this journey, will be a violet eyed girl named Luxa, two oversized bats, an oversized rat, and more to come. Will Gregor fulfill the prophecy?

Why I Picked It Up: This book is the fourth book of the Gregor the Overlander series. The previous three books were astonishing so I decided to read the fourth book.

Why I Finished It: This book, similar to the previous books left you thinking and thrilled at what would happen next. Of course, I would read on to find out.

I’d Give This Book To: I would recommend it to teens and older. This book fits greatly into the categories of adventure and Sci-Fi. I would definitely recommend it.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins

Reviewed By: M.K.

This story is about a plague spreading throughout the underland, a land beneath NYC. Gregor who lives in NYC, is summoned to find the cure before it wipes out all warm blood animals, including humans, in the underland. But fear not, he will not be going alone. Accompanying him will be an oversized bat, iguana, cockroach, and more.

Why I Picked It Up: This book is part of a series. It is the third book. I've read the first two books, and this is simply the third book in the series so I decided to read it.

Why I Finished It: This book, previous to the previous books in the series, left you astonished and gasping at each event. After finishing a chapter if would always leave you wondering what would happen next.

I’d Give This Book To: I would definitely recommend it to teens and maybe even to some certain adults. This story flawlessly fits into the category of Sci-Fi and adventure. I would definitely recommend it.`

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Enoch's Ghost by Bryan Davis

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Reviewed By: J.P.

This book is about two kids going through a staircase into hell and find giants. They meet a girl, Sapphira Adi who helps the kids and a dragon and a boy with dragon wings get back to earth. Together they fight the giants who are trying to join heaven to Earth/Hades.

Why I Picked It Up: Series recommended by friend.

Why I Finished It: Caught my attention.

I’d Give This Book To: Anyone who has read the series or likes books about dragons.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane by Suzanne Collins


Reviewed By: M.K.

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane is a amazing book written by a talented writer: Suzanne Collins. The main character of the book is Gregor. The story takes place underneath NYC where there lies oversized animals and a civilization of humans who have violet eyes. This story is very interesting with a lot of twist and turns and cliff hangers. By the way, this story is the second book of The Gregor Chronicles. The first book being Gregor the Overlander.

Why I Picked It Up: I picked it up because my teacher recommended it to me after she read the first book aloud. Turns out, these books are amazing!

Why I Finished It: The story had a very interesting setting and very interesting characters which you don't know a lot about. Without saying, that left you wanting to read more to find out more information about the characters as their stories unfold.

I’d Give This Book To: I would definitely recommend this series/book to teens because there are many parts in the book that are relatable to you and/or school.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

House Arrest by K.A. Holt


Reviewed By: K.W.

This is a free verse book, so it can be confusing at times. It's basically about a boy named Timothy who steals a man's wallet, and his punishment is a year of house arrest.

Why I Picked It Up: I picked this book up because it was our monthly book for our chat pack book club.

Why I Finished It: I finished it because 1) I had to and 2) I was really hooked!

I’d Give This Book To: I would recommend this book to grades 6+ and grade 5 if you're an avid reader.

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