Rebecca Stead is fast becoming one of my favorite young adult authors. She’s kind of a modern day Judy Blume. This book is about a girl named Bridge (short for Bridgette) who survives a near death experience. She is growing up and trying to figure out life and friendship and boys. The plot involves a subject that may be inappropriate for younger readers but is very important for middle schoolers. There’s also a bit of a mystery wrapped into this story that you won’t figure out until the end. This gives the book an extra twist that you will enjoy. Highly recommend for 7th grade and up.
This book was so good I read it through in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. Kindergartener Matt is abducted from school one day and there are no clues. Will his family ever see him again? You will be riveted reading this exciting tale.
p.s. another good recommendation, Connor 🙂
This is the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. It begins where the first one left off, with the children fleeing Clairnholm Island. It’s non-stop action from the first page. Jacob and the other “peculiars” must use all their talents and wits to try to save Miss Peregrine while being hunted by Wights and Hallowgast. As in the first book, the creepy photographs really add to the story! The ending has a very unforeseen twist that sets up the third book. There are mature themes, so parents might want to preview before allowing children to read.
The aliens have come and there is absolutely nothing that humanity can do to save themselves. The 1st wave leaves the world in darkness, the second wave pushes everyone together. The third wave drives them apart. The fourth waves picks them off one by one. The 5th wave…..well, let’s just say there’s no one left to trust. This is an action packed thriller of a novel. If you want a page turning adventure, this one is for you. Great book!
James Dashner writes some really interesting books with wild premises. (He is the author of the Maze Runner series.) This book tells the story of Michael, an extreme gamer in the future. He and his friends don’t just play games on their televisions or computers though, they enter them through a “coffin” and live the game. When they die, they just wake up back in the real world. But there is something evil lurking in the “VirtNet” (The virtual world that they enter to play the games). Michael is tapped to try to find the one responsible for the evil. He has to survive “the Path” which is fraught with danger and terror. The ending has an amazing twist that you don’t see coming AT ALL! This book would be great for middle and high school boys. If you liked the movie “The Matrix” you will like this book.
This book has material that may be inappropriate for your young reader. Please read first before allowing your child to read
I have been wanting to read this book for a very long time. It did not disappoint. It is an incredible story of two teenagers with cancer. Hazel is terminal. It’s not a matter of if she will die, but when. She has “lungs that suck at being lungs” so she has to use an oxygen tank 24/7. All she wants to do is sleep, take classes at the local community college and read and reread the same book. Her mom makes her go to a cancer support group which she hates, but one night, she meets Augustus Waters there. He has lost a leg from his cancer, but is now cancer-free. They begin a complicated and beautiful relationship. She is afraid to get too close to Augustus because, as she puts it, she is a hand grenade. She knows when she dies she will leave carnage in her wake. This is a really beautiful story.
This story is about Katniss Everdeen. After Katniss volunteers to be a tribute in the Hunger Games, she meets her fellow tribute, Peta Melark. She finds out that Peta is madly in love with her and then it is all about protecting Peta in the Hunger Games. This story is all about life against love. It is an inspiring story and I think that everybody should read the Hunger Games series.