Thursday, March 24, 2011

Storyteller by Patricia Reilly Giff
Storyteller is about a girl named Elizabeth. Her dad goes off on a trip. Elizabeth stays with her aunt. Elizabeth finds a photo that looks like her. The girl in the photo’s name was Zee. Zee has been waiting to tell her story. And, oops, too much info! Just read the book. If you like this book, you should try other books by Patricia Reilly Giff!
Reviewer; Lorelei Devous, Grade 6

Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer
This is about Vladimir, or Vlad for short. He is a teen, but there is one problem, he is a vampire. He’s trying to live a normal high schooler’s life, but with D’Ablo on his tail, to get Vlad’s powers—sorry, just read the book! I would recommend this book if you like vampires. It is a very fun book, but it is part of a series.
Reviewer; Loelei Devous, Grade 6

Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
There is a girl called Nikki who has a crush on this boy. There is also a Halloween dance coming in three weeks, but also a mean girl, who tries to ruin people’s lives. Mackenzie Hollister is a bully. But she is already planning, buying her lip-gloss, for when the boy asks her out. So Nikki, Mackenzie, and Nikki’s crush are having some problems. I would recommend this book because it’s funny. It’s a good book, entertaining. Only for “dorks” who have diaries!
Reviewer: Giselle Sanchez, Grade 6

Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret
In the cold winter snow, a dog lays there, locked up. One boy named Rusty changes that. Rusty and his best friend Andrew rescue the dog and keep him. The owner, “Mean Man Myers,” tries to buy the dog back so he can be mean to the dog. What’s the dog’s name, you might ask? “Ra” is the dog’s name. The name stands for Andrew’s and Rusty’s initials. I recommend this book for sixth and seventh grade because many people like this kind of book. I hope readers will enjoy Ghost Dog Secrets as much as I did!
Reviewer: Melanney Cabansag, Grade 6

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Storyteller by Patricia Reilly-Giff
It’s about a girl and she is forced to spend months at an aunt’s house. Her name is Elizabeth and she feels a connection to an ancestor named Zee, who’s picture hangs on the wall, and who reveals her story of hardships during the Revolutionary War. At the same time, Elizabeth comes to terms with her own troubles. I would recommend this book because it can help you with your own troubles. It can also teach you to have connections with a person whether they’re dead or alive.
Reviewer: Kieanna Brown, Grade 6

Stopping To Home by Lea Wait
This is a nice story about Abbie and her brother Seth. They are orphans living with widow Chase. Their mom died recently and their dad is working on a ship. This book will have the reader thinking every chapter. It has a lot of ups and downs, but it’s a good book. I recommend it to readers that like an exciting book. I hope many people read and enjoy this book.
Reviewer: Melanney Fernandez Cabansag, Grade 6

Boys Without Names by Kashmira Sheth
Boys Without Names is an amazing story for Gopal. His family, Baba, Aai, Naren, and Sita are in debt. They go to his Uncle Jama’s house, but Gopal gets tricked by a person. Gopal then has to work for a boss and be with five other kids that also got tricked. This book is adventurous. I believe that Gopal had to find a way out. The book ahas adventure, but some depressing details. I recommend this novel to 6th and 7th grade. This book has a lot about the Indian culture. That is part of the 6th grade standards.
Reviewer: Melanney Fernandez Cabansag, Grade 6