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Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring is a mystery, and I loved it!!  A girl named, Paloma, going to Mexico for the summer. She wants to go to Mexico because of her dad.  Paloma wants to try to remember her dad by herself and not just what her mom tells her.  While she’s trying to find memories, she makes new friends, and her new friends help find a ring. Not just a normal ring a special ring! The ring belongs to a famous artist from Mexico named Frida.  What are the consequences?  I loved this book and I recommend it to everyone that loves mysteries! Trust me this book is amazing! - By Fatima P

The City of Eember By Jeanne Duprau

This is a great book for people who like adventure. The city of Ember has only one big light for the entire city.  The people of the city have to get jobs. Doon and Lina are get jobs. Lina wants to be a messenger, and Doon wants to be a light keeper. They decide to trade jobs. Lina thought she knew every part of the city. Lina has a lot of challenges with her job. Will she help her city or will she and the city fall? I think that everyone should give this book a chance.  This book made me want to read. - By Hannah D

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

This book title is kinda confusing because I thought it was about goldfish, but it's about eleven year old Ellie who just started middle school. She doesn't really like changes and her best friend from fifth grade has changed a lot so now they barely talk.  This cranky, bossy, weird kid talks with her, and she thinks it could be grandpa, Melvin.  I recommend this book for middle school kids because it turns out to be pretty interesting. It is relatable story, but I thought it was gonna be funny and it wasn't. - By Ayaleth O

The Enemy by Charlie Higson 

The novel is about a disease that wipes out every person over the age of eighteen. The disease also turned some of the grownups into mindless zombies, but it did not affect only humans it also affected dogs, monkeys and other animals.  Arran, the leader of the Waitrose kids, learns that the Queen's Palace is free of any zombies; so he teams up with Blue and The Morstions kids to get there.  In my opinion The Enemy is a really good book.  It is fun, exciting, and interesting. - By Brandon M

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Boyne John

The book is about a boy named Bruno who moves to a new home and finds a boy in a concentration camp. They become friends even though Bruno is not suppose to. There are a lot of things that I like about this book. For example, when they were about to go in the chamber Bruno tell Shumel, "Your my best friend, Shumel. My best friend for life." I really liked this quote because it was really touching.  I recommend this book if you like a book with a lot of emotions. - By Loveayah F

Harriet Tubman by Rob Shone and Anita Ganeri

The book is about Harriet Tubman's life. In the story it talks about Tubman's challenges. A challenge she faced was when she ran away from her master then came back and got a massive beating. I really like this book because it talks about life's challenges and how things were back then - like racism. I recommend this book to people who like biographies that read like a story. Also, the first chapter is kinda confusing. - Brisa A

The Wild Robot By Peter Brown

The book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown is about a robot named Rozzum and this robot crash-landed on the shore of an island. In the story Roz learns how to survive in the wild with the help of animals and her own programming.  I really like this book because it makes me laugh a lot and tackles the troubles of parenting.  I would recommend this book to anyone who is 10 years old and over because this book doesn't really challenge the mind to find a word's meaning, but it does have some things that are hard to understand. What I didn't like about the book is that in the beginning of the book there is no description of how the ship crashed and what the storm looked like. - Jonathon F

Wonder By R.J. Palacio

The main character is a boy named Auggie Pullman who has a deformed face and has a hard time in school and outside of school.  Auggie wanted to have a normal face and have a normal life, but he knows and thinks that he will never have a normal life.  So, he wears a helmet to hide his face.  Then he goes to school.  He is going to middle school (5th grade). He has a tough time in school, but he gets use to it.  It is a hard but a good adventurous journey.  The book has a good theme of - be yourself.  It is good to be different because if we were not all different it would be boring.  Auggie has a deformed face and that is what makes him different, and he tries to be someone else which he should not do.  But over time he does get use to being himself. I think this book is really good, and I like a good emotional story.  This book will be good for people who like to be different and like a good ending story that has a lot of emotions in it. - Alexxsius G.

Between Shades of Gray By Ruta Sepetys

I like the book because it has a great story line that fits together so well with the events. The book might have graphic and sad events, but that is what happens during a war and revolt. So it all fits together perfectly as a historical fiction book. The story is mainly about a girl named Lina as her life is ripped away from her.  She is thrown on a scary journey of surviving and taking risks to keep alive. She meets people along the way and loses others. As she’s trying to protect herself and her family.  She is realizes how bad people can really be. I would recommend this book to people that like historical fiction books because the book explains a perfect historical fiction book all together. - Serena L


Everything Everything By Nicola Yoon

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon is a realistic fiction about a girl who has been sick all her life and has never left her house. This is my favorite book I’ve read because it’s all about taking risks and following your heart. In the book Maddy and her mom just got new neighbors. Olly, the boy from next door, soon starts talking to Maddy, and they slowly start to fall in love. “He grins and squeezes my hand. 'What do you see?' I want to answer, but I find that I can’t. I shake my head and look back down at our hands.” (Yoon pg 121) In all, Everything Everything is a great book to curl up and read till your all the way through.  Madison P

Elijah Of Buxton By Christopher Paul Curtis

This is a historical fiction about a young boy, Elijah, who lives in a small town called Buxton.  It is a settlement in Canada for runaway slaves near the United States border, and he is the first child to be born free.  Elijah’s best friend, Cooter, has been saving up all his money to buy his family out of slavery, but a thief steals Cooter’s money.  Elijah decides that there is only one thing to do, and they set off to find the money.  In my opinion this magnificent story is very detailed, and it paints a picture in your mind getting better and better by every page.  I also think that this book would be good for people who really enjoy books about the world’s past experiences because the entire book keeps you guessing about what’s going to happen next in the story.  That is why I liked this book, and I think that you would to - if you are in to this kind of genre.  - Shane S

Ruby On The Outside By Nora Raleigh Baskin

The main character is Ruby.  She wants her mother to get out of jail, but her mother had committed a crime and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. So Ruby always did the best she could to go visit her mom at the correctional facility.  Next Ruby makes a new best friend that she could tell anything even about her mom. Ruby On The Outside teaches us about  growing up in a positive way and understanding that bad things happen, but new people can change how we fell about the scenario. Honestly, this story has a very emotional and amazing feelings comes to you when you read it.  I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys reading realistic fiction, and they like to have some feeling for the character that is going through tough times. - Lauren S