This book was recommended to me by my student, Conner Vandiver. Connor is a book conniseur so he really knows what he’s talking about. This book is hilarious. Super popular Jackson Jones loves to torment the dorks at his school. When he has to get braces and headgear, he learns what it’s like to be a nerd himself. When he starts following the nerds at school for fun, he discovers that they are actually part of a clandestine group called the National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society or NERDS. You’ll have to read to find out what exciting things happen to Nerds.
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.
This is the 4th book in the Gregor the Overlander Series. Gregor is visiting his mother in the Underland. She cannot leave until she is fully recovered from the illness she contracted in The Curse of the Warmbloods. While there, Gregor is drawn into a quest with Luxa to save the nibblers. They find the Marks of Secret near two scenes of death but aren’t sure what to make of it. As they are drawn deeper into the Underland, they face fierce opponents who will stop at nothing to destroy them. The only problem with this book is that it leaves you with a terrible cliffhanger! So get the 5th book at the same time as you get this one so you can just keep on reading.
David Copperfield is a typical Dickens novel. It’s full of wonderful characters, lots of suffering, and has a happy and satisfying ending. This book is extremely long (over 800 pages) but well worth the time investment. You will root for David the whole way. The Micawbers are hilarious, as is his feisty aunt Betsey Trotwood. The treacherous Uriah Heep will make your skin crawl. There are so many great characters in this story. Highly recommend if you are a fan of the classics and Dickens in particular.
This book is amazing! It tells how Narnia was born. The professor from the Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe is really the 1st person in Narnia. Read it after the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Connnor – The Best Critic Dude
This book is fine. Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole have to save the king’s son from the Green Witch. it’s fine, but not that good.
By: Connor-Best Critic Dude
This is a history book that reads like an adventure novel. The United States was a brand new country and just coming out of the Revolutionary War. The greedy and lawless countries of Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco were wreaking havoc on American merchant ships in the Mediterranean. Pirates from those countries were stealing ships and merchandise, enslaving sailors, and demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars in tribute from America. France and England were already paying off the Barbary pirates for safe passage, but America had no money to do this. When all diplomacy failed, the United States did the only thing left to do; they went to war with the pirates. The bravery and cunning exhibited by the men in the newly formed Navy and Marines will amaze you. Great book!