Saturday, June 28, 2014

Catching up on Books read...

Among the Impostors by Margaret Peterson Haddix is the second book in the series Shadow Children.  The first book is called Among the Hidden. Among the Impostors started where the first book in the series left off. For me, it had a very slow start, but as I continued reading - I enjoyed the ending of the story.  I wonder what Luke will do next.  Among the Hidden is an excellent book and pretty exciting throughout the entire story line.

I also read Firegirl. This book is about a girl who was severely burned in a fire who begins attending a private Catholic school near the hospital where she is receiving treatments.  This book only takes place over a two week period where she attends the new school.  When it comes time for her to leave, the has affected one particular classmate in a strange way.

My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian is hilarious.  There were parts where I LOLed!  As I was reading, I made some connections to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.  Derek reminded my of Greg. If you do not like to read, this would be a great book to start with. I was totally thrown off by the title - the book was not what I expected at all.  Take a chance and read this one!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Books for Boys and Girls

Ok, I love to scroll through PINTEREST! Guilty!  When scrolling, I found a blog post titled "40 Fiction Books for Boys." I'll admit, I don't know a lot about what boys want to I search for ideas online.  You have got to check out this link, it gives a summary of each of the books.  Please check it out!

I also found another link, "40 Chapter Books for Girls."  I am definitely going to check this one out!  Click here to see the list.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Matched by Ally Condie

The first book in a dystopian trilogy.  (Click here for definition of dystopian.) In Matched the Officials (or government) will decide where you work, live, what you eat, and even who you can fall in love with and when you die. There is no choice in which the society Cassia lives.  She soons begins to realize this after her Matching Ceremony that the Society she has always trusted may not be what she thought.  She is faced with some difficult decisions throughout the plotline.  Read Matched to find out what "choices" Cassia begins to make.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wonder by R.J.Palacio

Do you ever feel different?  Have you ever had to go to a new school? Do you have fights with your siblings or parents? Auggie Pullman certainly did!  As you read Wonder you will see how he is different from his classmates and how he is teased by them. You will also see the sibling rivalry between Auggie and his sister. You will definitely get sucked into this book once you started.  A must read.  See the book trailer.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Theodore Boone: Accused by John Grisham

Who doesn't like a good mystery?  As an adult, I love John Grisham novels, so when I saw he was writing young adult novels; I just had to read them!  I also read Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer a couple years ago.  If you love mysteries - you will like this book! I try to figure out "Whodunit," but I was totally wrong in Theodore Boone: Accused.  I was definitely outsmarted in this one.  Grisham had me hooked until the very end of the novel.

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack

This is a 2014-2015 Bluebonnet Award Book.  This book could be a bit challenging to keep up with whose point of view you are reading.  The main characters are twins - one is an athlete and the other a mathlete.  Each chapter alternates between Owen's and Russell's points of view.  At times, I had to really focus on who was speaking.  This is a great story and I highly recommend this, especially if you like realistic fiction.