Monday, January 21, 2013

It's Monday...What are you reading?

   

    I've been following several teacher blogs that share what they are reading every Monday.  They challenge other teachers to share what they are reading.  I've decided to challenge my students to share what they are reading every week on our blog. 
     Currently, I am reading Ten by Gretchen McNeil.  I just started this book last night and I am only on page 38.  I decided to read this book based on a recommendation from Mrs. Matzke.  While the book is written in third person, it is definitely written from the perspective of Meg.  Meg and her best friend, Minnie, are invited to a weekend party on an island.  When I say weekend party, I mean an entire weekend.  The story starts with them taking a a rather rough ferry ride to the island and being dropped off on an empty pier.  Foreshadowing is rather prevelant!  (Matzke already told me that people at this party start to turn in missing/dead.)  There already is a triangle of T.J. who likes Meg, but Minnie has a crush on him and Ben who is dating the girl who planned the party but is flirting heavily with Minnie.  I'm not quite sure about this book yet.  I have a feeling that I'll get pulled in rather quickly though and enjoy reading it. 
     I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars by John Green this weekend.  Even though it was a rather slow moving book, I adored it!  I wanted to read this book based on recommendations from Amazon and the fact that it has won several awards.  Hazel has a terminal form of cancer and has been fighting for several years.  She finished high school by getting her GED and now takes college classes.  (This isn't too important to the story though.)  Her mother encourages her to reach out and be social.  To accomodate her mother's wishes, she attends a cancer support group.  She meets Augustus whose cancer is in remission.  She also befriends Issac who has eye cancer and has surgery to remove his only working eye in the story.  This is one of those books that you know will make you cry.  As I reading the sad part, I kept telling my eyes to not cry.  They didn't listen though.  I had tears rolling down my face.  It was a sad cry, but one of those "I love this so much" type of crys.  As far as recommending this book to others, I plan to recommend this book to Madie and Sheilah.  It seems like their type of book. 
    So, it is your turn.  What are you reading?  (Don't forget to put your first name at the end of your post.) 

118 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am reading "The Day Before". This book is an amazing love story. It is about a girl named Amber and a boy named Cade. They are both facing tough times, Amber was switched at birth, her parents are divoreced and she is going to Texas aganist her will to see her real parents. I know it is over welming! Cade is going to be a organ doner for his dad. They meet at an aquarium and spend the day expressing feelings and having fun.
I love this book because it has mixed emotion romanance. I also like it because it expresses feelings freely. Abby is writing about Harry Potter, I can make a connection with Harry Potter because it has deep romance in it also and Victor asked Hermione to go to a romantic ball. Paige Metz

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling. I've read it before but don't really remember most of the details. So it starts out with Harry stuck at his Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia's house for the summer and he is pretty miserable. Then the Weasleys take him to see the International Quidditch Cup, and while they are there some Deatheaters (Voldemort's followers) torment nonmagical people and cast the "dark mark" which is the sign of Voldemort into the sky. Then Harry goes back to school to find a surprise there too. Hogwarts will be hosting the Triwizard tournament. The Triwizard tournament is a competition between the three schools of magic; Hogwarts, Durmstrang, and Beauxbatons. Each school has a champion which is chosen by entering their name into the Goblet of Fire. Dumbledore has put an age line around the goblet so no one undewr the age of seventeen can put their name in. But someone manages to get around the line to enter Harry's name into the goblet and Harry gets chosen as the fourth contestent in the tournament. Tensions rise between Ron and Hermione because she agreed to go to the Yule ball with Viktor Krum who is the Duurmstrang champion. I think that this is somewhat similar to "The Day Before" because in that book Amber and Cade have a romance too.
I really like this book becuase it has a lot of adventure and mystery.
~Abby Nelson

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Behind the Bedroom Wall" by Laura E. Williams. I'm only about half-way into the book but so far it's pretty good. The book is about this girl named Korinna, she is a very dedicated german girl to her sort of a club and it takes place in the 1940's in winter and right now Korinna and her friends are "Jew Haters". Obviously it is world war two but there is something wrong her mom and dad don't exactly agree with her with the Jew Hating so one night she heard "mice" in her wall so she moved her "shrank" and found a huge hole in her wall and inside that hole sat two jews. Thats all I've read so far. I really like this book because it's very mysterious because they always talk about how someone is getting taken away and I think that people who like history and world war two books would really enjoy it. I can really connect with paige because her doesn't know if he'll survive and mine with the jews in the wall.Clayton Roberts

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson. So far, I am enjoying it because it is very adventerous and mysterious...I am always guessing and thinking about what will come next and I love that! It is about a young boy named Jim Hawkins who runs an inn with his parents near the sea. One day, a pirate called "Captain" ventures up to the inn and decides to stay with Jim and his parents. The family comes to realize that Captain has something other pirates want when a few men try to break into the inn and say they are after Captain. One night when the other pirates are being especially energetic and are saying they want the captain, Captain kills himself! Jim and his mother (the father had died a few days earlier from sickness) explore the room of the dead captain and find a treasure map. They round up some other men and get a boat and right now in the story, are on their way to "Treasure Island" with Long John Silver the cook (who from the back says that he will become evil). I can relate with Clayton because his story as well as mine are guess-what-will-happen-next stories.
Olivia Eastman

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Schooled". It is about a boy who has to go to school for the first time. He becomes 8th grade president the students make the dork the president so the new kid is. Then he has to plan the halloween dance which he does not no how to plan who so he hires a bunch of kids to plan for him. Two kids are sabotogeing him because they where the popular asnd dorky kids. I like this book because it is mysterious because you don't know what it is coming next. Also because his is a hippie so it not something you hear every day
- Brittney Wilkey 1st hour

Anonymous said...

Im rading the book "Gone" by Lisa McMann its about these peple who go on a trip to this place out in the woods and long story short Something happens to Cable,s mom and she has to emidiatly go back to her house. And im not completly finished yet so I dont know what else happens. Hunter Glendenning

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life." by Wendy Mass. The main characters in the book are Jeremy, Lizzy, Jeremy's mom, and Lizzy's dad. Jeremy gets a box in the mail. The box has multiple locks but there were no keys. There is a letter attacted to it and it says "I have seem to have lost to keys to the box, and I am very sorry." The box has initels on the top of the box and Jeremy relizes that it's his fathers. initels. Jeremy's dad sent him the box to recive when he was thirteen(and his birthday was in a couple of weeks). Jeremy and his bestfriend Lizzy have to find the keys to open the meaning of life. This book is great and it makes you think about life in general. It is one of those books that you can never put down. Like Olivia said in her post "I am always guessing and thinking about what will come next and I love that!" I feel the exact same way about this book and I think if you read it, you would feel the same way.
-Oluchi Pitts

Anonymous said...

I am reading "unlocked". I love this book! I havent read to far into it but all I about it so far is the "loser boy' likes a "popular" and their is a rumor going around that a boy has a gun is his locker.That is wear I stopped I cant wait to go home and read MORE! I think Oliva's book sound good. - Carlee Esser.

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "Serpents Shadow" by Rick Riordan.I love the book. It is the last book in the Red Pyramid series. It starts out that the main characters have to find and stop the jury from finding Saitn guilty.If not they will never find out how to destroy a shadow. That will mean the end of the world as everyone knows it.The reason being is that a gigantic serphant will rise from the Daut(a magic dimention that holds prisoners and the underworld. The Daut is connected to the real world with majic.)(This book is like the egyption version of Percy Jackson)and swallow the sun.
-Christopher Kindig(3rd Hour)

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Gone by Lisa McMahnn. This mysterious tale of Janie and Cabel is defintely an adventure. Since I am only on page 83, I am still learning and figuring out more and more. The main problem in this book is, Janie, can watch anybodys dream. Janie has this power. But is this power good or bad? From the knowledge I have gained so far, Janie grew up with only a mother that is drunk more than half of the time. Janie just discovered her dead beat of a father. Her father is very ill and in hospital. And Janie doesn't know if she cares, or if she doesn't. Cabel is Janies boy friend. Cabel and Janie love each other but Janie has an inner confliction because she knows that she isn't right for him. So she knows that some day when she goes down, she doesn't want him to come down with her. My opinion about this book is that it is very great and a definte page-turner. I admire the way that Lisa specifies each charactor as if she were that person. Also, Lisa's literary skills are top-notch. I also enjoy reading between the lines and feeling more depth into her stories. This book reminds of another book Lisa wrote called 'Dead to you'. These two books are similar because they both have something to do with a teenager feeling lost or uncertain about themselves. As Clayton Roberts said in his post/blog, "Something is wrong with her mother.". In my book, Janies mother is a mean and selfish women. ~~ Keilee Palmer 1st hour

Anonymous said...

I am reading "miracle at the plate" by matt christopher. so far skeeter was in a scrub game against a different team but it doesn't say at all and skeeter had to go around the bases twice and one didn't count and he had run the wrong way and i agree on olivia's because i like reading mystery's and robert louis is my favorite author. chris collier

Anonymous said...

The book i am curently reading is Twelve by Lauren Myracle. This book is the second book in the series of Winnie books. What happens in this book is Winnie is turing 12 years old. This is practically a story of her whole entire teenage life. I just started this book. Literallly im only on page 2 but if you read eleven then you can predict what will happen. So far for the series I am absolutley in love with these books.
Kenzie J.

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book called It's not Summer Without You by Jenny Han.I love this book. I love this book because it has a summer romance that is continuing on from the first book. It's basically a love triangle. The main character named Belly in my book likes this boy named Conrad and Jeremiah likes Belly a lot but Jeremiah and conrad are brothers in this book.A summary of this book is that the
mom of Conrad and Jeremiah named Sushana dies and the boys are depressed. Belly is also
depressed because she was close to Sushanna to because she used to visit the summer house every summer with her mom and brother and see them all summer. Anyway, Conrad is so depressed that he runs away from his college life but no one knows where he is at until later in the book. Jeremiah and Belly end up finding him at the summer house at Cousins beach. The only way Belly's mom even let her go on this look for Conrad was because she didn't know exactly what Belly was doing. Belly told her mom that she was going to her friend named Taylor's house to help her with a break-up problem that didn't really happen. And that is as far in my book as I am right now. I can connect my book to Paige's and Abby's book because they both have some love/romance in them all. - Chloe Barth

Anonymous said...

I'm currently in the process of reading "Ashes". Im just started reading it, so there's not going to be a lot of deatail. "Ashes" is about 17 year old Alex. Alex is going through some tough times, with a tennis ball sized tumor and she can't remember anything about her dead parents. Her stubborn Aunt Hannahd doesn't want Alex to hike around trying to get away from treatments that made Alex lose her sense of smell. Her aunt finally lets Alex go. Meanwhile, Alex finds refuge and she meets a man named John, his granddaughter Ellie, and their dog Mina. Ellie has a temper and Alex doesn't want to put up with it. This book is sorta like "The Day Before". It has tough times, too. "Ashes" is a gripping story. Ashes" is by Ilsa J. Bilk. Alexa Schramek

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "The complete collection of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle.In the first book or part 1 Sherlock and Dr.Watson must stop Professor Moriarty from trying to take over London.I love this book due to the suspense and the mystery but best of all it was free on my Kindle fire.Chris is writing about the book the Serphants Shadow I would love to read this due to the fact that Egyptian Gods are in the book.

Anonymous said...

I was reading a book called "Middle School: Worst Years Of My Life". I have recently finished this book and have not started a new one yet. This book was a very funny book and it is the kind of book you never wanna put down. In this book the main character Rafe and his imaginary friend a.k.a. his dead brother Leo make a game where Rafe has 3 lives and he needs to break every school rule in the rule book. If he doesn't complete one he loses a life and so on. He also has a problem though, a bully named Miller the Killer. Miller ends up getting the book with all his drawings about breaking the rules and makes Rafe pay him a dollar a page. He eventually buys all his pages back but one thing he doesn't know is that Miller printed of copies of the entire book and sends them to his house where his mother saw them. One thing i didn't mention is that he has a step dad named Carl but Rafe calls him Bear because he is so big. Carl has a Zoom soda stash that Rafe sells at school just so he can buy the pages back from Miller. After all this he goes to the school very early in the morning and starts drawing on the school and after a couple of hours he has a huge portrait. The cops show up and are very surprised because they cant believe that he drew it all buy himself. Then the cops have him get into the police car. He gets home and went inside than he heard yelling and then he ran outside and his mom was pushed down the stairs by Bear and they had to call an ambulance. After all this Rafe gets suspended from school. Justin D

Anonymous said...

That last one about the egyptian gods was by Brendan Loftus

Anonymous said...

I am reading Bad Girls Don't Die, by Katie Alender. It is about a teenage girl, Alexis Warren, in highschool who thinks she doesn't "fit in". The only real friend she has is her 13 year old little sister, Kasey who has a creppy obsesion with dolls. One day Alexis meets a boy named Carter Blume and they seem to have a lot of things in common. After they start hanging out, Alexis starts to relize her sister starting to have odd behavior. Her eyes go from blue to green and she starts using old-timey language. Alexis trys to find out why her sister is having behavior changes, while keeping a friendship with Carter. I like this book because it has romantic parts and parts that seem like they are from horror movies, so you are always entertained. I think that Megan would like this book because she likes books that are based on ghost and typical horror movie stuff. I think I would like Olivia's book because of how much adventure there is in it.
-Rachel Hughes

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "The Brooklyn Nine" by Alan Gratz. This book is a really good book about baseball.It is a different book because the plot and characters change every 3 chapters. I just got done reading about Walter who lives on coney island. Walter is a Jew who is really in terested in baseball. I can really relate to Brittney's post because it sounds like both of our books are different.
~Dylan Wolf

Anonymous said...

I am reading "I survied the attacks of september 11, 2001 by Lauren Tarshis its a tradic story to read.Before the plane hit the word trade center theres a boy named Luca and he loves football and firefighter named Benny. Benny is luca's dads friend. when luca's dad had a very bad accedent at a warehouse in brooklen. after that Benny stayed there like he was moving in. One day there luca's parents decided that football was to dangerous and that he needs to quit. Luca had to see his uncle Benny. Luca took the train to the city instad of the bus to school. It was a bright and beautiful day at New york. Once Luca got there that day everything changes.... and nothing will ever barne the same again.
Bailey, Arnold

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Untamed" by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast. This is the fourth book to the "Marked" series. The main characters are: Zoey, Stevie Rae, Erik, Aphrodite, Erin, Shaunee, Damien, Jack, and Neferet. In the last three books, Zoey had three boyfriends, Heath who is human, Erik who is now an adult Vampyre, but was a fledgling, and Loren Blake who is now dead but was an adult vampyre. Neferet had declared war on humans because they are pretty sure that the humans are the ones who are killing the vamps. Stevie Rae was just recently turned into the "stereo type" vampyre. Zoey used her powers to heal Stevie Rae and turn her back to her old self again. Although Stevie Rae is her old self again, she had turned into a new kind of vampyre. Shekinah, the High Preistess of all High Preistesses, has come to the House of Night to tell Neferet that she can't declare war against the humans. That's as far as I can go because that's as far as I have gotten. But I love this book, It's interesting. It's filled with hate, romance, and mystery. I agree with Clayton and Olivia, it is definitley filled with mystery and not knowing what will come next. This book is amazing and you should definitley read this series. ~Marissa Altman

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading the novel, "A Man Named Dave". It is an ending to a tragic but courageos story. The main character is David Pelzer, he was severely abused by his mother as an infant and now he fears for his younger brothers' safety. He works as a cook on an Air Force base in Florida. He attempts to fulfil dream of flying when he applies to "have wings", or to be on the refueling squad. After long and intense waiting he finds out that his paperwork was lost and he had to return as cook. To comfort through hard times he tries to visit his long lost grandmother. She is bitter and does not treat him as a being. Out of the blue Dave recieves an unexpected phonecall. One of the officers tells him that he should pay a visit to his sergeant. He notifies Dave that he does not like the paperwork mixup and he would be transfered immediatly to a base in California. Once there, Dave buys a small apartment in a large complex. After his encredibly long shifts he would come home to always find a strange woman staring at him. One summer day she asks to come along a trip to see his foster parents, Harold and Alice. He is hesitant at first but eventually they live together. They are very tense around eachother and they always seem to fight. One morning, Dave recieves a phonecall from the hospital. It is his girlfriend, Patsy. She is happy to announce she is pregnant with his baby. I am extatic to read more of this extraordinary story of courage and passion. It is a fantastic auto biography. I think it displays great quallities. I am considering reading "called" next. It was reccommended to me by Alex. He tells me it is a good story.

Anonymous said...

The last post was Hunter Ga.

Anonymous said...

I am curently reading the book "the raven" by patric carman.it is a good series of books and if enyone reads this I sugjest you read these books.so far I know that they found who old jo bush was.he also hid the gold in the floor boards of the dredge.After they find out were the gold was,sarah went to a collage and was going around the U.S to go to the most haunted places and investigate.she went to the most haunted grave yard site that is abanded and she went for a clue.the place is in Chicago,il.(true place)if you go there there have been ghosts found walking around there grave site.There were teenagers knocking over tome stones and unbering bodies,but that is all i know about the books so far.But Olivia Eastman's book is somewhat like mine.it is action packed and also mistery.It is like hers also becouse they are looking for something and the main charicter dies. Carter Rose

Anonymous said...

I just got done reading "The Giver"it is a futuristicly set up type of book. Where everything is controlled by the comittee of elders when I think about this book i think about a school type setting. This book has to be one of the best i have ever read!!! No doubt.
Matt Grubic

Anonymous said...

I am reiding the shadow club rising it is by neal shusterman. It is a about a new kid comes to a school and a bunch of pranks hapin to him and they blam a old culb called the shadow club becaause that is what they use to do but, it is not them. I like so fare because it has mistere. Hanter gl. book shoned good because it has mishtery.
Cody persic

Anonymous said...

The book I am reading is called juice by Walters. The book is about football. The main charater they call him moose. He said he got that name when he was in kindergarden some kid called him moose and he thought of it as a an insult. Now that he is the football star evreyone calls him moose. The reason they call him moose is because he gets through the line ans sacks the quarterback. The coach retired and they got a new one. He is tring to get moose to take steroids. That is as far as i have gotten.
Lukaz Beck

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "The Ghost's Grave" by Peg Kehret. It's a book about this kid named Josh who has to spend the summer with his great aunt Ethel in Carbon city, which is an old coal mining town. Josh meets this ghost of an old coal miner named Willie, who was killed in a mine explosion, and wants Josh to find the remains of his leg and bury it with him so he can rest in peace. But when Josh digs up Willie's leg, he finds a box of money. I have'nt read far enough to find out what happens next. I think this book is like "Behind the Bedroom wall" because of their paranormal alikeness. -Wade M. Washer

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Reached, by Ally Condle. I thought this book was very good. Cassia, Xander, and Ky all take turns narrating so it gets kind of complicated and you may have to turn back to the chapter to see who is narrating. The three of them are fighting to try and find the cure of this mutation that is killing many people in their society. Ky ends up getting the mutation and going "still", people can still hear, see, and breathe, they just can't move or talk. Cassia ends up finding out that the cure to the virus was in this one flower that her mother had saw. All of her family members and loved ones are alive except for her father. Her father died before she had found the cure. It was a slow start but continually got better as I kept reading. What Chloe was writing about Its not Summer Without You, I already read this book earlier this school year and loved it. The whole series is really good. ~Aubrey

Anonymous said...

I am reading the million dollar shot. The author is Dan Gutman. So far in the book Eddie Ball can not make a free throw or any shot. Then he meets a girl in his trailer court that is good at basketball. Then she helps him by playing with him and helping him with his shoooting. I think that at the end he will be able to swish and shot and defintely make a shot. I think at the end if he makes a shot he gets a million dollars. I think he will make it.

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "The Lost Boy" by Dave Pelzer. This sequel is about A litte boy named David who is abused,brutaly by his mother. The second book, the one I am reading, is the part where he finally escapes The Mother(that is what he calls her). At the beginning it says that the nurse of Thomas Edison Elementary School was worried about the bumps,cuts, and bruises David had all over his body. They soon called the police. David was taken away from The Mother and put into a foster home. I am currently at the part where they go to court. I would recommend this book to Rachel because she has read the first book and had great interest. The book that grabs my attention is Rachel's book becuase I am interested in the paranormal type of books/movies.
Megan

Anonymous said...

I am reading Reached by Ally Condie. This book has a lot of switching between charcters Ky. Cassi,and Xander.Cassi,Ky,and Xander are lookin for a cure for the mutaton.suddenly Ky has the Mutation and gos still. When someone gets the mutation they can't move.At first i thought that i was going to hate this book but i found out that i love it. It gets confusing and i usely have to look back and see was takling in that chapter. I can make a connecton with the book Pagie is reading. The Dsy Before sounds like a great book. I think i would read it because the main charaterin my book has to go to places they don't wast to go. Grace C.

Anonymous said...

I'm reading "Promised" by Caragh M. O'Brien. It is the third book in the "Birthmarked" series. Gaia Stone is a midwife leading New Sylum from the addictive marsh to the harsh Enclave. They get there and the Protectorat wont't give them water. He will give them water if she gives the society her ovaries because she has the anti-hemophilia to stop people from dying. Leon, her fiance, is trying to make his father ,the Protectorat, mad because the father blames Leon for his daughter's suicide. Lots of people in the Enclave and New Sylum are depending on Gaia to change the way they live. I love these series because it is a twist of romance and science fiction in one book and the way people lead populations. I can connect to Alexa because I like to see how people get through tough times. ~~Cheyenne Carr

Anonymous said...

I am reading "The Duck Commander Family". This book is by Willie and Korie Robertson. This book is not the best book in the world, but it is ok. This book has a lot of little details that you really do not need to know. In the book Willie tells about his life that whats a lot of the book is about. Korie then makes comments about how her life is different from her husband Willie. Right now in the book Willie is talking about how Korie and him got together and got married. Once they got married they both went to college and finished then bought their fist house. The they had kids their names are John Luke, Will, Saddie, Rebecca,and Bella.

Aubrey is posting about the book "Reached". I think that book is a book that I would like because it sounds like it has a lot of adventure in it.


Anonymous said...

The last post was by your daughter. Lauryn Mool

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book, "Suite Scarlett." It's by Maureen Johnson. This is about 15 yr. old Scarlett who gets to care for a suite. For Scarlett's family, this is tradition wehn a Martin turns fifteen. Through out this story, Scarlett gets to take care of a enccentric, crazy, wild, lady named Mrs. Amberson. Plus, she meets a handsome actor named Eric who steals her heart. But she will have to survive this wild, romantic, summer to follow her dreams. In my opinion, I love this book. I love that romance, family drama, personal problems, ect. I hope some other people will take some interest in this kind of book if they are into the same thing as I am.

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. I like this book because it has lots of action and some suspense but isn't rapid-fire danger. In the book Tris faces emotional problems. She was separated from her family and is in danger from the Erudite and her own faction the Dauntless for being Divergent. Later during intitiation her friends Will and Christina start going out and Tris has a secret relationship with her instructor Four, who she finds out is the son of the leader of her old faction. I also just found out that the Dauntless and the Erudite have been exchanging plans for a possible war on the other factions in Chicago. I think that this book is somewhat similar to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" because it has romance and danger in it too. Cameron Kleen

Anonymous said...

I am reading a book called On Pointe. It's about this girl named Clare and for as long as she can remember her family and her would have a dream that someday Clare will be a dancer in the City Ballet Companty. And for ten long years Clare has been taking ballet lesson and watching what she eats and also giving up her friends and social life as well. Then later on there was an audition for City Ballet Company right around the corner the dream feel so close. Jessie Moody

Anonymous said...

I finished "Hawksmaid" by Kathryn Lasky over our four day weekend. I thought it was a pretty good book. One of the things I liked about this book was that it had a little bit of nonfiction mixed in with the fiction. I my favorite thing about this book was that it had a good amount of romance and the characters were heroic. This book is about Maid Marian,Robin Hood, and his Merry Men. This book has a little bit of a different take on a couple of the characters though. Maid Marian is a falconer or someone who hunts with and trains hawks. Maid Marian and Robin Hood are trying to save the people of England from Prince John. Prince John was stealing from the people and raising their taxes so they had very little food, if any. Prince John's older brother, King Richard, is away fighting the Crusades. King Richard is captured and will be sold to the highest bidder. Robin Hood steals five rubies and a sapphire to pay the ransom. While the ransom was being collected, Maid Marian is captured by an evil abbess. The abbess tries many different tactics to get Marian to tell where the ransom is so Prince John can use it to kill King Richard. One of these methods includes making Marian take care of the lepers at the castle. To save Marian, Robin Hood dresses up like a leper to get into the castle. Once he and his Merry Men are inside, they fight their way to Marian. The ransom is delivered and King Richard is freed. Marian and Robin Hood are together at the end where they finally admit that they love each other. I think that Paige's book is kind of similar because throughout my whole book it talks about little moments where you could tell that Marian and Robin Hood liked each other, and Paige's book was about romance.

Anonymous said...

"Hawksmaid" was my book.
~LeeAnn

Anonymous said...

I read Rachel's blog and I agree with the book she was reading. I do love books about romance and a hint of horror, especially with ghosts or other freaky stuff like that! I would like to point out that I like how even though the little sister is acting weird, the older sister tries to keep her friendship with Carter. I think I would like to try and read that book too.

Anonymous said...

I just finished "One Night That Changes Everything" by Lauren Barnholdt. The book is about Eliza who keeps a purple journal with everything she has been scared to do since sixth grade. Eliza gets a call from her ex-boyfriend, Cooper, saying to come to Cure, a club and she refuses to go but then he said that he has her purple journal. Well that's a deal breaker for her and she shows up with her two best friends. Cooper is a part of the 318's which is like a gang or club, kind of both. So Cooper is there not by himself, but with most of the 318s. He isn't the "president" of the club but his friend Tyler is. So Tyler tells Cooper to tell Eliza that she needs to go up to the hottest guy in the club and ask to dance with him. Eliza has to do this or they will post it on the internet. She does NOT want that to happen so she asks him to dance and they dance and they are done, she gets her journal back. Right? NOOO. She has to do like three or four more dares and some that could cost relationships for her. Well she does them but Cooper is helping her as much as he can because he feels sorry for her. Cooper knew that if he said anything to Tyler to let up, Tyler would just be meaner. Well she did all of the tasks and then gets it back. While spending time together, Cooper and Eliza hash out old feeling about their break up and then of course gets back together. I mean you knew it was going to happen because they still had feelings for each other. This book sounds kind of like "The Day Before" from what Abby was talking about. "The Day Before" is talking about teenagers going through a rough time and the characters in "One Night" are going through a hard time. I really liked "One Night That Changes Everything" you fell in love with the characters.
~Madie Weber

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading a book called "Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am" by Harry Mazer. This is a unique book because it starts out talking about a play that a school is doing then flawlessly changes the subject to Ben going away to boot camp. Ben is the main character who is amazingly talented when it comes to theatre, but he is wasting all of his talent and the opportunity to be on a television show for boot camp. He promises everyone that it's just a camp and he's not going to war, but the first thing he has to do is go to Iraq where a bomb goes off, and he now has Traumatic Brain Damage (TBI). Everyone wonders how long he will be unconsious. This book is amazing because it completely pulls me in because I'm anxious to see when and if he will come out of his coma. I can connect to Clayton Robert's comment because his book is about World War II and my book is also about tradgic things that happen in war.

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Anonymous said...

The book that I just finished is "Far From You" by Lisa Schroeder. This book is about a girl named Amy. Amy's mother died from cancer and Amy misses her a lot. Amy's dad gets re-married to a woman named Victoria. Amy doesn't like Victoria at all. From what it looks like Victoria doesn't eather. So when Victoria is expecting a baby things go from bad to worse. Victoria eventually has a little baby that she names Ivy and Amy wants nothing to do with her. I absolutally loved this book. It was ful of drama,love and romance. I would recomend this book to anyone. It's a very likeable book. I would deffiniatly recommend it to some of my closest friends who also love her books. Paiges book "The Day Before" also by Lisa Schroeder is another book that i would recommend. Lisa's books usually involve love,drama,and family. In my oppinion all of Lisa's books are the best and I will hopefully be able to read all of them. Now that i am dome with this book I am going to read "Prom&Prejudice" by Elizabeth Eulberg. This book looks really good and I can't wait to start it.

~Kaylie Schlipf (1st hour)

Anonymous said...

Right now, I'm reading Life as we Knew it but Susan Beth Pfeffer. It's about an asteroid hitting the moon, and when it does it knocks it closer to the Earth. When that happens, everyone goes into total chaos. The tides get way higher and there are crazy storms and electricity goes out on and off. Miranda and her family prepare for the worst and see what happens. I'm not too far into the book, so that's all I know so far. I really like this book so far, because I like the way it's written and how it pulls your attention in and keeps me you thinking about it all day. I think Olivia's book sounds good, because I like books that keep me reading.
-Grace Vinson

Anonymous said...

I am reading "The Year of Secret Assignments". This book is by Jacklyn Moriarty and it is about three friends with completely different personality and all have lawyers for parents and are from a private school have to write letters to kids from another school. They each get three boys that aren't exactly exited about having these girls write to them. I don't really know why the book is titled The Year of Secret Assignments yet. I really like this book so far because there is a lot of stuff in it that can really happen. I can really relate with Paige because the stuff in her book can really happen. Katelyn
Goodson

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Black Hawk and the War of 1832." The author is John P. Bowes and i think he is a good author. The Native Americans tribes of the north struggle to keep their homeland from the U. S. government. Unfortunately the President, Andrew Jackson, passed a law that forced the Native Americans to Oklahoma. Although the Native Americans resisted the United States forced them to move with the army. My opinion about this book is that I like it because I really like wars so I thought that it would be a great book. i agree with Chris K. because the Native Americans had spirits.
- Jeb Uphoff

Anonymous said...

I am reading Eye Contact by Cammie Mcgovern. This book is from more the on person point of view. Also this book maybe be difficult to follow for some because it bounces back and forth between past and present. this book is about an Autistic kid named Adam who saw a murder take place. since he is autistic it is hard for him to tell the police what happened.so it up to his mother to code what Adam is trying to say.also his mother tells about when she was pregnant with Adam and who might be the father. the point i am at in the book everything is really coming into place. also i love this book it is so amazing how everything falls into to place from Cara (who is Adams mother) past into her present. i think the book Kate is reading would be a very good book. i think that because it about the girl that are best friend but there totally different would be cool to read about how they act torte each other. plus me and some of my best friend are really different but some how we all get along.~ Faughn

Anonymous said...

I am reading Eye Contact by Cammie Mcgovern. This book is from more the on person point of view. Also this book maybe be difficult to follow for some because it bounces back and forth between past and present. this book is about an Autistic kid named Adam who saw a murder take place. since he is autistic it is hard for him to tell the police what happened.so it up to his mother to code what Adam is trying to say.also his mother tells about when she was pregnant with Adam and who might be the father. the point i am at in the book everything is really coming into place. also i love this book it is so amazing how everything falls into to place from Cara (who is Adams mother) past into her present. i think the book Kate is reading would be a very good book. i think that because it about the girl that are best friend but there totally different would be cool to read about how they act torte each other. plus me and some of my best friend are really different but some how we all get along.~ Faughn

Anonymous said...

The book that I am reading is called Pop by Gordan Korman. I'm about half way done and its already an amazing book. right now in my book Marcus (the new kid in kewwsaw)is trying to get Charlie (former NFL line backer for the cincinati beangles) to a homecoming game at Charlie's old college. but it is during school so marcus has to sip for the thrid time. Marcus also has a up coming court date because of Charlie. because he always runs away after a prank leaving marcus to blame but Marcus doesn't want to sell charlie out becase of his alzhimers and Charlie's family wants to keep it on the down low.- Trever Neal

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Finding Jack" written by Gareth Crocker. It is a war story book which took place in Vietnam about a guy named Carson Fletcher. Carson lost his wife and daughter when a hurricane flooded their house and they drown. He tried to comitt suicide but it flopped and when he tried the second time he was listening to the radio and heard about the teenagers getting killed in the war so he decided to enlist. He was ordered to kill a yellow lab that was following the troop but he couldn't so antother soldier did. Fletcher felt sorry for the dog and defied orders and took the dog back to camp with them to help it heal. It is a suspenseful book and I can hardly put it down. My older brother read it and said it was a very good book but be ready with a tissue. I think Jeb U. and Chris K. would both like this book if they like to read war stories.
Hunter U. 7th hour

Anonymous said...

My wife Jamie dressed up as Emilia Bedelia for school. Molly dressed as Fancy Nancy for character day. Books are so much fun!!



Anonymous said...

I am reading The Summer I turned Pretty By. Jenny Han. So far it is a great book not great AMAZING!!!! The main characters are Belly, Conrad, Jeremiah. Belly has loved Conrad since she was 10 years old. The problem is Conrad does not feel the same way. Belly starts dating Cam and it is driving Conrad crazy. Finally Cam and Belly call it off. Jeremiah likes Belly and towards the end he tells he that. He told her to tell Conrad that she likes him well she did he didn't say he liked he back. Jeremiah and Conrad got in a big fight. While that fight was ending Belly's mom told her that Jeremiah and Conrad's mom Susannah has cancer again. I haven't got to the end yet but once I do finish this book I am for sure reading the next one!!! ~ Kyley E.

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book Ashes,Ashes by Jo Treggiari. This book is about Lucy and Aidan, they are one of the few hundred survivers that try to survive from the smallpox epidemic, the six year flood, and now a six year drought. They live alone, the other survivers are either sweepers or the survivers that live by the hospital. The story takes place in New York City. I think this is a great book i would recomend this book to Hunter U. becasue this is one of thouse books that talk about survivel. And i think i would like to read surviving the 9/11 attacks.
Lukas K.

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading "The Last Thing I Remember" by Andrew Klavan. Charlie West is captured by the Homelanders and is about to be killed by being injected with poison. Charlie can't remember how he got in the prison/confinement camp.When strapped in the chair he can hear people talking about killing Yarrow,the secretary of homlend security. While he is strapped down to the chair he somehow breaks the leather straps and busts free. To escape the prison/confinement camp he jumps out of this black spray painted window into the world. He then steals a truck and drives into the forest and crashes. He then has to crawl his way into a sink hole to escape the gaurds. He has no where else to go until he sees a small opening to go farther into the sink hole and litlle does he knows when he goes farther in there is another sinkhole to go back up on the surface. When he is finally back on the surface and meets this lady and her daughter. She then takes him back to their house and while in the car Charlie figures out it has been a year since he remembers something in the past. While she lets Charlie take a shower, she calls the deputy about Charlie. After Charlie gets out of the shower and dressed he is quickly surrounded by cops. The cops say he is accused of killing Alex Hauser. Charlie keeps telling the detective that they are trying to kill Yarrow but the detective wont believe him. While walking to the police car somone pinches his handcuffs and breaks them. When he arrives at the actual prison and the cops open the door he makes a run for the driver door. When in the driver seat he make a dash out of the city. After Charlie ditched the police cruiser he finds this homeless women who helps Charlie find his way to Indian Canyon Bridge which is where Yarrow is planned to be killed. When there he hears the guy who he heard in the prison/confinement camp and sees him shoot the cops guarding the bridge. When Charlie is on the bridge he starts an epic battle with the guy who in battle says his name is Orton. When in battle Orton activates a car bomb in which in a click of a button it explodes. When Charlie knocks the remote out of Orton's hand he quickly runs to the remote and explodes the car before Yarrow is on the bridge. All of a sudden Charlie sees Orton fall and looks over to see Yarrow's guards shooting at him mistaking him for a terrorist. He then decides to run back into the woods for cover and to escape. I think Charlie didn't kill Alex Hauser because I think the government thought he could be a trouble maker in the future and just wanted to lock him up. I can relate to Lauryn's post because I like Duck Dynasty and I want to read the book.
-Corbin Heiken

Anonymous said...

I am almost done with my book "Maximum Ride Schools Out Forever" by James Patterson. It makes me look normal. It makes me want to keep reading not only because of the short chapters but because it has a lot of action including Max and her friends that were all including Max kidnapped at birth at birth and taken by scientist to be experimeted on.Their super powers including wings and super natural abilities help them save the world. Right now in my book saving the world has meant flying all overv the country and now to a place that produces almost everything people use, called Itex. Max has been captured by "erasers," humans that can morph into wolves. She has been taken to tank that make her feel hopless and been replaced by a fake Max that the flock thinks is the real Max. Fake Max is really taking the flock to be destroyed by erasers. The real Max has just escaped and found out she has the power to smell where her flock has been, she climbed through the air duct and crashes the party.This book makes me keep on edge and makes me want to keep reading because of the action. the flocks cool abilities, and to find out if the flock will destroy the erasers, find their biological parents, live to tell about being kidnapped, and crash the lab where they were taken to after being kidnapped at birth.
~Shelby Trunnell

Aaron Steiner said...

I am read a book called " Chasing Lincoln's Killer", by James L. Swanson. It starts out talking about how John Wilkes Booth plotted and killed Abraham Lincoln. Lewis Powell tempted to killed Secretary of State, William H. Seward. Also George Atzerodt was assigned to kill Vice President Andrew Johnson but fled because he did not want to kill him. I am right now at the part where John Wilkes Booth has just had his leg treated and are heading out again. It is nonfiction but is like a fiction mystery and I really like it. I kind of agree with Clayton because it is like the same type of book just on a different topic I like these because it puts you as the main character and you can "see" what they see and "feel" what the feel

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading dork dairy- A tale from a not so graceful princess. this book was written by Rachel Renee Russel. there are five dork dairy books so far but she is planning to right another book. If you do read these books you should start at the first one. This book is about a girl who has a crush on this boy named Brandon who likes taking pictures and helps out at an animal shelter, but there is a lot of mystery in this book. She also has a enemy named Mackenzie, who is popular and rich,and she gets what ever she wants and has the best clothes. she wants to stop Brandon from being her friend and the girls friends Chloe and Zoey enter a skating competition. But I think i've told you enough and you should read them. # Mackenzie Thurmond

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book "Match" by Ally Comdie. I love this book because it has suspense and it is romantic. The book has government/society officials. They chose your life, your perfect match and your job. Everyone also knows they will die when they turn 80. The main character is a girl and her name is Cassia. When people are 17 they have to go to the capital and they get their match. When it is her turn to see her match, it is her best friend Xander. They get all the infomation about each other in a little silver box with a CD in it.
She looks at her CD and she sees her match and something else. She is scared to tell someone about what she saw. Her grandfather is haveing his 80th birthday so she is going to tell him. She knows since he has to die when he turns 80, he won't be able to tell anyone. So when he dies every one in the family is sad. I can make a connection with Paige's book " The Day Before" it has romance like my book.-Lindsey Boomgarden

Anonymous said...

I was reading Meagan's post and I agree with her comment, that book is really sad and scary, I mean imagine if that ever happened to someone you knew and he is just a little boy. If that ever happened to someone I knew I would go tell the cops. I've also read the other book to it The child named it. The sad part is it is true and some parents treat their kids like that, but I don't think it's because they want to, I think it's because of something that has happened to them in the past, but the sad part is thats not always true, so people do do it on purpose because they think they can because no one really cares what they do. # Mackenzie Thurmond

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Just Listen" by Sarah Dessen. so far I love the book it is about a girl named Annabeth with 2 sisters Kirsteen and Whitney, in school she used to have a lot of best friends and some of them were mean.Annabeth had everything, she was a model, top student,and popular cheerleader. all of her friends hate her, but i have not found out why yet. I think it had something to do with one of her best friends Sophie who is mean and likes to gossip. She meets this guy named Owen who is in love with music and showes her the love of music and opens her eyes. at home her sister is fighting a eating disorder and the silence of the house does not help the situation. this is a romantic and suspenseful book. Can Annabeth confront her friends about the night Sophie and her stopped being friends? Can she find a connection with Owen? I can connect with Paige and how the girl is going through some tough times and then romance comes into the picture. Jordan Baker

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "It's not Summer without You" by Jenny Han. I love this book because it is a great summer love story. This book is about a girl named Belly. Belly used to always go to the summer house at Cousin's Beach. Last winter Belly and a guy named Conrad dated. Belly's summer has changed this year. She is staying at home this summer because her mom's best friend Beck died. Belly and her best friend taylor plan on having a girlie summer. Beck's youngest son Jeremiah calls Belly and says his older brother Conrad is missing. They take roads back to Cousin's Beach. Belly has to choose if she is going to chase after Conrad, or let him go. I can relate this book to Paige because her book is a book about a love story.
~Lacey K.

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "The Eleventh Plauge"all in all the book is very good and I would definetly recomend it. The main charecter in this book is a 15 year old boy named Stephen Quinn, and basically most of the earths population has been whiped out by a plauge and all the people that surived are salvagers and are on trails and going throught the woods. Most of the salvagers are aginst eachother until Stephens dad gets knocked out and some nice people let him and his dad into the town and help them. I like this book because it has a lot of action and stuff and the book makes you ant to keep reading. -John

Anonymous said...

I am reading Models don't eat chocolate cookies. I love this book because it proves that you don't have to be skinny to be pretty. My book is about a girl named celeste. She is a little over wait and the most popular girl in school (Lively) always makes cow noises and teases her. So Celeste aunt dorean signs her up for a husky peach beauty pageant. Celeste gets chosen to be a finalist in the pageant. So far the book is great!
Kailyn W.

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox". The author is Eion Colfer. I haven't read this before, but I have read all the books in the series before this one. If it's anything like the others I know it will be pretty good. I have read a little of this book but not all of it. In the beginning Artemis' mother is sick and is very close to her death bed. Well, when Artemis, Holly,No1(number one but this is how it's spelled in the book),and Quan come back to the real world, Artemis steals some of Holly's magic. When they get back, Artemis pretends that the magic was drained, but he had more than he said. When he is discussing his mom's sickness with Butler (his body guard, and that is his name) and Artemis' father. They talk about treatments. Then, Butler leaves for China to get a well trained doctor and his father goes to America to discuss treatments with some professors. Well, Artemis stays to heal his mother, but she gets a new disease that is passed on through magic. That is where I stopped in the book. The theme almost reminds me of "Red Pyramid" series which is also a fantasy series.
~ Austin McWethy

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book Torn im almost done with the book,i like it because it kinda involves science such as the time machine.The main character is Jeremy and PJ.PJ made a time machine to go back in the past but then PJ has a incident with the time machine and jeremey gets caught in the 1800's.I also would like to read Abby Nelsons Book,"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" she explianed the book really well. Jarrin Landrus

Anonymous said...

The book I am curantly reading is I suvived by lauren tarshis.it about thomas and birdi.They are runnaway slaves that are found by a union soldier.The aoldier brings them back to thair camp. I think the book is grate brcause I like action books.-kevin greene

Anonymous said...

I am reading a book called "The Carnivourous Carnival" by Lemony Snicket. It is one of the books from the series of unfortunate events. The book is about three orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. The book begins with the three children sneaking in the trunk of their enemy's car,Count Olaf, because they have no way of traveling any where. And they end up at a worn down carnival ground. So while Olaf is busy with an old friend the children sneak out of the back of the car and diguise them selves as freaks and try to get a job in the carnival. I personaly think that this is one of the best books out of the series so far.And it also is sort of a mystery because the three oraphans are trying to figure out what happened to their friends and what Olaf did too them. I can make a connection to Keilee's post/blog because both of our books are somewhat a mystery.
~Kelsey P.

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "I'm not her" by Janet Gurtler. I have never read this book before. When I first got it I thought I wouldn't like it that much but in the end I really like this book a lot so far. It starts off with this girl named Tess. Tess is this really smart girl who likes art and wants to be in this art contest. Tess has this sister who is a beautiful girl she is captain of the volleyball team, has boys wanting her and stalking her on the internet. Tess and her friends named Melissa who would be at her locker ever day before class started. Melissa and Tess would talk about her sister and how she is stuck up and every one only notices her and not Tess. Her sister took Tess to a party and Tess didn’t want to be there. At this party this guy with pimples and smell like alcohol and was drunk sat right next to Tess on a couch and wouldn't leave her or let her alone. He was all about Tess sister and Tess hates that. And then finally Tess got to go home. The next day after Tess mom came home with her sister and was crying... because her sister ended up having cancer. Now Tess doesn’t know what to do because she realizes that she could be losing her only sister or sibling she has. I like this book because it has some drama in it and it has a little romance in it to and it is has open feelings. I made a connection with this book by putting myself in Tess shoes and seeing how it would be like to have my sister having cancer and not knowing what to do.
~ Samantha Kucharski

Anonymous said...

I am reading "the Last Apprentice" by Joseph Delaney. This is a great book for people that like somewhat magical books. Its about a young boy who is a seventh son of a seventh son. That means his dad had six siblings and he is the youngest . It's the same for the young boy. All of his brothers had apprenticeship's with all the jobs. The last job is with the spook who keeps peace with all the super natural things. That's as far as I've gotten. I don't think the school has the book but if you want to barrow it let me know. I like Jeb Uphoff's book. Ever since I was little I always wanted to be in the military. So I think I would like this book.

Anonymous said...

That last one was Brock Starkey

Anonymous said...

The book that I'm currently reading is called "Top 8" by Katie Finn. It's a story about a teenage girl named Madison who comes back from a family vacation in Galapagos Islands and just can't wait to check her Friendsverse profile. Soon enough, she logs on and realizes that she has a hacker on her hands. Now her only mission is to find out who it is. Her three friends Schuyeler, Lisa, and Ruth (Ruth being her closest friend) help Madison out. Madison was dreading school the next day because the hacker had written so many awful and hurtful things about everyone Madison knew. Almost the entire population at school had now loathed her. And in the process, her boyfriend, Justin, had broken up with her due to all the things said about him by the fake Madison. Now he was with the most popular girl in school. That girl being Kittson Pearson. Madison was going through very tough times, but it all gets better later on when she meets her prince charming... This book draws me in! I love all the drama and then later, the happy ending. I can connect with Lacey's post about "It's not Summer Without You" because I love summer love storys! It sounds like a great book.

Anonymous said...

Oops, that last once was Christiana Thompson.

Anonymous said...

The book i am reading is the Crossbones by Patrick Carmen. It is about two kids named Ryan and Sarah. First, they would both hang out a lot and would go to the dredge {which is a scary place}. Then Ryan got hurt so they weren't allowed to hang out with each other anymore. But Sarah makes videos for him since he got hurt and later on Sarah moves away so they don't really see each other much.But they still E-mail each other clues about people and important documents. But their is one ghost after them and he is Old Joe Bush. Also Ryan is thinking that Old Joe Bush is watching his every move. So they are trying to solve the mystery of the dredge. I like the book in my opinion because its mystery and I like mystery books. It makes the book interesting.
Kaleab H.

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading the book "Scarlett" by Cathy Cassidy. The main character's name is Scarlett. Scarlett has been a firebrand from the beginning because she has been kicked out of five schools in the last two years for diruptive behavior.For example, stealing something from her lab and dying her hair green with it, a scapel incident and protesting against the lunch ladies. But now her mum is furious with her for getting expelled from her last school. That was her last chance of being able to stay with her mum and is now living with her father. I think Lacey's book sounds amazing can't wait to get done with my book and read hers.
~Morgan Ryder ;)

Anonymous said...

i am reading the book "Stealing Bases" by Keri Mikulski. this a really a good book but it can be boring in some parts. It is about a girl Kylie her parents got divorced and now she has to live in her ex-boyfriends guest house. none of her friends know she lives in Zach's guest house because they will make fun of her. kylie tried out for softball for her senior year. It turns out the softball team is going to shut down if they dont win tournaments or the desert invataional. Then when Kylie got to the softball diamond she was looking at the best pitcher in the state Amber. kylie is also a really good pitcher her favorite coach she had been working with for years was picking the starting pitcher. Kylie thinks she will already be starting pitcher because coach Kate has worked with her. That all changes at the end of tryouts they check the list. Ambers name is put as starting pitcher and Kylie is backup pitcher. she is so depressed and is crying her eyes out when her ex-boyfriend asks her to prom and that is how far i am in the book. I like the book because it is like a guessing game you never know what decision Kylie,Amber,or Zach is going to make. Or what is the effect of decision. I can make a connection to Lauryn because I also like Duck Dynasty.~Kayleigh

Anonymous said...

Over the weekend I read "A Long Way Gone" by Ismael Beah. This is a nonfiction book about Ismael,a boy soldier, who lived in the tribe of Mattru Jong, in Africa. When his whole family is killed by the rebels that are going against the country, everything changes. This book is about survival. People that are for the country put together an army forcing boys from the age of seven to fight. The Army's stategy is simple. Get the boys high on drugs so they have the energy and don't think. Just kill. I loved it. He told the hard truth no matter how discusting or harsh it was. When I read it, I don't know how many times Ismael was on the verge of death. That really showed me that God kept him safe throughout the whole thing. The whole time in fighting, what I found was weird was that he had no emotion when he killed people. His parents were locked in one of the huts and were burned to death. The generals told them that the rebels killed their families. That's the same exact thing the rebels told their soldiers. So, all the soldiers of the war fought on anger of the killing of their families. People turned to survival mode. Food and clothing were scarce. The sad thing is, these kinds of wars are still going on today. I really pondered about this. Now everything I get that is extra, I feel guilty about. This book just makes me feel like I am proud to live in America. I really want to help them because this book was the brutal, hard truth. This book has Jared written all over it. He likes the nonfiction books and the ones that tell the brutal hard facts. So Jared, if you read this blog, check it out. Believe me, you won't regret it.
As soon Clayton is done with "Behind the Bedroom Wall" I'm getting my hands on that book. That is right down my alley! I love holocaust books and that is one that I have never heard of before!Also it's coming from the point of view from a different side of the war.
-Sarah Schug

Anonymous said...

Over the weekend I read Invisible Boy it's about a boy who is left out of everything in school and even life at home.I like this book because there are plenty of people in the world like kids whos cloths arnt the same as others so the kids look down on them

Anonymous said...

Currently, I am reading Super Human (by Michael Carrol), a genetics, historic-type book. In the beginning, hundreds of thousands of years ago, Krodin trekked through sand turned into red mud from blood of many, many Egyptians. Krodin is a soldier for the Assyrian empire and is said to be a god, judging his strength. The reason of his mission to Egypt is to slay the ruler of that particular part. This is a flashback type part. Later on Lance McKendrick, a scam artist in the local area. Lance is a fair scam artist. If he can tell you can't afford it, he will let you win. If you can afford it, Lance will leave you with enough money to get home. One day, Lance was walking out of a mall when Paragon, a superhero stops him and makes him give his money to a homeless woman. Lance goes home, but on his way he sees Paragon causes a crazy guy that is thrashing around the street to crash. Paragon pulls the person out and screams "Where is it?" and calls the cops. Lance sees a briefcase and takes it up to his apartment after giving a witness report to the police. What he finds in there, is a very big surprise. Read to find out. I enjoy this book a ton, as I love violent and mysterious books. I agree with Chris. Carson Cooper - 7th Hour

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For the past few days I have been reading the seventh book by Lemony Sniket in his book seiries "a Series of Unfortunate Events". This book the "Vile Village: in my opinion is the kind of book that when you get to an interesting part you cant put it down. In this story there are three orphans who are put in a town for the community to raise them and to protect them, even though they dont do a very good job. But now that they have befriended the Quadmire triplets the Bauldalaur orphans have an old family fortune and friends to save from the evil count olaf. I can connect to Kelsey with this this book because we are reading the same series and we are just on different books, and her book seems to hold the same mystery and suspense that I am looking for. I cant wait until i get to her book. Destiny J

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Girl,Stolen" by April Henry. This book is kind of confusing in a way. The book is about a girl named Cheyenne and she is blind and has health issues. Her stepmom and her were at the market getting Cheyenne's perscription and Cheyenne is in the car. Later a guy comes and jumps in the car when he sees the keys, but later he relizes there is a girl in the back on the floor. Cheyenne tries to put up a fight the guy ties her ankles with her shoe laces and keeps her in the back seat untill they get to their destination. Hannah K. Kirwan

Anonymous said...

The book I am reading is called Almost Home by Joan Bauer. It is about a girl named Sugar Mae Cole and her mom (Reba) who are doing well at first but then trouble appears...oh no! They find out they have to move by Friday. So on Friday they were trying to stay but they got kicked out and were now homeless. Sugar used to be a normal girl living in a home and in sixth grade. So her and her mom have to find a new place, her mom needs to find a job, and get back on track. Sugar finds a puppy and keeps her. The puppy's named Shush and was once in a home where he got kicked around. So they keep him and that is her adorable, little support. Reba used to be married but got divorced. Sugar does not like him because he gambled and drank. He also stole money from Reba and thats how they ended up on the street. Reba believes in him until the end. Reba gets put in the hospital because she gets sick. Sugar goes to live with a couple in their house. At the end they get back on track a little. I love the book because i love how happy endings come at the end. I think Sheilah Myer would love this book. -Lauren Dietsch

Anonymous said...

Currently i am reading"Now You See Her"by Jacquelyn mitchard.Its about a girl named Barnete that is an actress and goes to a school and no one thinks she can do it correctly. She got juilet for a play and romeo, a guy named Logan,like each other in real life without a play. I ussaully dont like these kinds of books but this was great because it was all about things that teens would think of or do. I would read the book Lauren Dietch is reading because it seems like a good action book.
~Jalen Boyer

Anonymous said...

I am reading "point blank" by Anthony Horowitz. This book is action and adventure and its about spys. 14 year old Alex Rider is a spy. And he lives in london and he has 3 weeks of work to make up. One day after he sees a man selling drugs to the kids. The person gets in the car and drives away. The kids say his name Skoda. So Alex gets on his bike and follows Skoda. Skoda leads him into a construction cite. And he goes into a boat. The next day Alex has a plan. Now if you want to figure out what he does you need to read the book. This book would be perfect for Chris Kindig amd Brendon. I can connect to Hunter Ga. because it is kind of the same stuff.

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book "hugo cabret", by brian seleznick. I have read this book before but i am going to read over it again because i have forgot most of it. Im like half way thorugh the book but its a story about a boy named hugo cabret and he has no parents so he starts living in an attic and every day he has been trying to steal from a man with a shop of many things. he does this because he is poor. I think that its a great book so far. i can make a connection with hunter because her mom is gone and hugos are gone. Parker Mallory

Anonymous said...

The one about "point blank" was Ian Cavallo

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading "We'll Alwyays Have Summer" by Jenny Han. This book is about a girl named Isabel and she has always been best friends with these two boys named Conrad and Jeremiah. They have been best friends with each other since they were little. They would all vacation otgether in a summer house with their parents in Cousins. Isabel has always had a cruch on Conrad and Conrad kind of blew her off. He always acted like he didnt like her so she stopped liking him. As they all started to grow up Isabel liked Jeremiah and Jeremiah liked Isabel. At age 19 Jeremiah and Isabel decide to get married. Isabel's mother doesn't approve because she thinks Isabel is too young. They decide to go ahead with the wedding anyway. This book is amazing so far because it's love and disapproval. I think Kayleigh would love this book as well. I think Sarah's book is interesting because of the survival. -McKayla

Anonymous said...

I am justin palmer and i am reading a book clled shadow mancer and it is about dark ma gic adn this guy is trying to control both of the darkest magic.

Anonymous said...

The book im reading is called Blank Confession by Pete Hautman.It is about an investigator named Rawls who is trying to con a teen into admitting he killed someone. I don't know who he killed yet but, i am getting there. i really think that Kate Goodson would like this story. so Kate, if you want a good book, then get this book. I absolutely love this book because it has a lot of mystery and secerets to it, and it is really great to connect to. Myia Willhite

Anonymous said...

I am justin palmer and i am reading shadow mancer and it is about dark magic.

Anonymous said...

Iam reading warriors into the wild by erin hunter I have read this book before and I loved it! It is about a house cat named rusty who goes over the fence into the forest and is attcked by a warrior cat from the thunderclan his name is graypaw soon after he leads rusty to the clan leader who rips off his collar and throws it into the woods and then they accept him into their clan and rename him firepaw that is as far as i`ve gotten Shayne

Anonymous said...

this is the one that is right I am reading shadow mancer and it is about the darkest magic ever and this guy is trying to control it.
by JUSTIN PALMER

Anonymous said...

I am reading a book that is nonfiction. I think this book ends sad because of the way it starts out.this book is about a family that has a lot of problems getting together. the main charater is a boy named matt and he has a lot of stuff to do for his mom because she keeps asking him to do it sounds like my mom. but in the book they are makeing it sound like she is makeing him a slave but she is not. thats just apart of life you will have chores.i think that people who like action and a little humor and is not afraid to cry would like this book. tony hoskins. i like dylan wolfs book becuase it is about baseball.

Anonymous said...

i am reading a book about the darkest magic ever and this guy is trying to control it.
i think that i would like brock starkey's book because it sounds intresting.
by JUSTIN PALMER

Anonymous said...

In my book, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer " John Booth (Lincoln's killer) is going down the Potomic river to get away from the union-Kain Jackson

Anonymous said...

I am reading "The Shark Attacks of 1916" by Lauren Tarshis. I like this book because its a mystery and I like sharks that's another reason why I picked it. I think I would like Bailey's book because it seems like a book I would read. Noah Stretch

Anonymous said...

I read Sharp Shot by Jack Higgins over the weekend. It is a book about a british spy named John Chance and his kids Jade and Rich Chase. What happens is Jade gets kidnapped by a man named Mr. Darrow. He pretends to be Ferdy McCain a veteran who is a friend of their fathers. When they swapped a artifact for Jade. However there was a small nuke hidden in it which was going to blow up a American Base in Iraq. Which would in turn give the power there to the man's uncle who runs the country. The bomb almost blows up but they stop it in time, but now a sniper is about to kill the president on the base and the man who runs the country. Luckily though John Chance shoots him in the arm and them kills the evil uncle. Finally they cover it up by saying the evil guy took the bullet for the president and he stopped a global catastrophe. This way the people who followed him will also not start something because they think he was a hero not getting killed for his potential attack on a U.S military base. This book was really good sense it always kept you guessing. It even had a ton of action which I really like in my books otherwise they seam to get boring. I think Jeb Uphoff would really enjoy this book. Since he likes books about war and this is as close as you can get to war without actually starting a war.

Anonymous said...

I am reading "Sure Fire" by Jack Higgins. This book is really good. It is about a brother and a sister and their mom died so they have to stay with their dad Chance. Their names are Rich and Jade and they feel suspicious about their dad because he hides in his lab all day long and then randomly has to leave the apartment. One day Rich and Jade decide to follow him to one of his trips out of the apartment and they follow him down a dark alley. Little do they know a woman is following them. They watch their dad stand in the alley waiting for someone and then this van comes in at high speed and two men jump out and charge Chance with crobars and guns he takes the first two out but then two more come and he is forced to surrender. He is kidnapped and that is where i am at in the story. -Dylan Smth

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book "Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Third Wheel" by Jeff Kinney. This book is funny and also entertaining. Right now Greg and Rowley are in a spying agency because of the police officer assembly at their school. I would like to read Corbin's book
-Alex Hughes

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading the book called "Eleventh Plauge". I love this book beacuse it has a lot of action. The thing that hadens is the Chinese bomb the americans and a lot of them die that is how the book beggins. Their is a boy named steven. His grandfather just dies right at the begging. his dad dies slightly after that. Steven finds a town that he can live at. I think that Jared Hinshaw would like this book he likes action.

Hub Halvorsen

Anonymous said...

right now i am reading a book named "Shakeseare Bats Cleanup". i like this book so far because i love to read some poetry. in the section named "Pressure" there is these two boys and there dads want them to become themselves. And the kid named Len his father is a plumber but he doesnt want to be one. If you like poetry you might like this book. Raeann Staulcup

Anonymous said...

I am reading the book " Hit and Run ". It is about a teenager who gets caught by the police for steeling a cherry red Ferrari. When he was running away fropm the cop wich is Gordon he crashes the Ferrari and luckily he did not get any serious injuries. He got out of the Ferrari and tried to runaway on foot but gets caught again. When the teen Roland and Gordon were going back to the squad car Gordon broke his leg falling in a big hole. Roland calls for help and they both are riding back to town. That is all I have read so far and I like this book because action is my favorite type of book.
- Dylan Reeves

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Tough To Tackle I just started it.so far it's pretty good it's about this guy named Boots Raymond he wants to a quarterback for the Apollos.but the coach assignshim him a tackle possition he's not bad.-Colton Hempstead

Anonymous said...

The book i read was Bluford High The Bully it was a good book becaue you just didnt want to put it down. At the begining a kid named Darrel had to move because his mom didnt have a good job. So his uncl James offerd his mom a job In california so Darrel had to move his friend that were like his body guards because Darrel was so small and skinny. But on the way to California his mom said you will make friends just walk up to some one and smile than say high. But when Darrel got to california his cousins were makeing fun of him because he was so small for a high schooler and he should be in like second grade. Wel. his mom later that knight told Darrel to go pick some fruit up at the supper market and darrel saw a few guys up there and ones name was tyray and Darrel went up smilled and said high than it went bad because tyraay said what are you looking at fool and pushed Darrel down and started to bully him and all through the book tyray bullid him until the end of the book Darrel got mad and slammed him on the ground and broke Tyrays reist and Darrel got the girl and friends. but there was alot more in the book so i think everyone that sees this blog should read the book
Terry Malcome

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Anonymous said...
I was reading "Ghost in the Machine" by Patrick Carmen. It's about a boy named Ryan writing in his journal when paranormal stuff seem to be happening in his town. His friend,Sarah,is also aware of this. Together they're trying to find out what this secret society called The Crossbones is. Ryan thinks his dad may be part of it.

I alot more to tell you, but it would spoil the book. Dakota

Anonymous said...

The book i am reading is invisible boy it is an amazing book about this boy who gets left out of everything. Like school and even family life.I like this book because there are tons of kids in the world who get left out of everything they do I agree with sarahs post~Jake Mueller

Anonymous said...

I am reading Legend by Marie Lu. It is an amazing bookand I think Hunter Garretson would like it.
-Alex Klein

Anonymous said...

I am reading Beyond the Diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank and her family are Jews. So, in the time period of 1920-1950's the Jews were not very well liked. Aldof Hitler the president of Germany at the time did not like the Jews because he thought that they had a higher power/authority. Anne Frank and her family have to go into hiding, in a place behind her dad's office. I think that this book is great because, of all the stories that tell about how Anne Frank and her family survived while they were in hiding. I would like to read Kyley's book because, I like to read about romance and people how other people feel about the other person dating the person that they like. The title of my book is Beyond the Diary of Anne Frank. The author of my book is Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven.
-Adrian Hamm (Absent)

Anonymous said...

im am reading "lord of the deep".right now they are out in the ocean fishing with the people that are renting the boat. they have hooked into a big fish that got off the hook. it swam under the boat and it cut the line on the propelers. so the son had to go under the boat and cut the line.

Anonymous said...

im am reading "lord of the deep".right now they are out in the ocean fishing with the people that are renting the boat. they have hooked into a big fish that got off the hook. it swam under the boat and it cut the line on the propelers. so the son had to go under the boat and cut the line.

Anonymous said...

im am reading "lord of the deep".right now they are out in the ocean fishing with the people that are renting the boat. they have hooked into a big fish that got off the hook. it swam under the boat and it cut the line on the propelers. so the son had to go under the boat and cut the line.i like keelie palmers because i like books with imaginashion. ~owen stine

Anonymous said...

I am still reading "Scarlett" by Cathy Cassidy. Right now in my book her mom just sent her to the airport for Ireland to live with her dad. Scarlett's mother said to take out her tongue piercing but she refused to because Scarlett said he should love me the way I am and not for the things that I have on my body. She refused to do anything for him because for leaving her mother and her even though she does not know the truth about her parents love life at all.
McKayla your book sounds great can't wat to get done with my book because I think I know what book I am reading next.
~Morgan Ryder

Anonymous said...

i am reading a book named "Shakespeare Bats Cleanup" and it is a poetry book but it is mainly free verse poems one poem talks about being sick another speaks aboutmissing old things. if you like free verse poems i recomend this book. Raeann Staulcup

Anonymous said...

I just took a test on hitlers canary its about a boy that is jewish and has to live threw german attacks i love this book personally.I think Kevin Greene would love this book to ~Jake Mueller

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Bad Girls Don't Die. It's about a girl, Alexis Warren, who feels like she doesn't fit it and is in a desparate search to find friends. The only real friend she has is her 13 year old sister, Kasey, and a new guy she just met, Carter Blume. While she is trying to have a friendship with Carter, her sister is acting strange. Her eye color changes and she starts using old launguage from century's ago. After all that she says ahe doesn't recall her weird behavior. Alexis wonders if her sister is just in a phase, or it isn't even her sister at all anymore. So, if you like books about romance,the struggles of a teenage lifestyle, and horror stories, then you will defidently love this book.
-Rachel Hughes

Anonymous said...

I am currentley reading payback time by Carl Deuker. Payback time is about a young boy who is writing for his school paper Lincoln Lights. He runs for Head-of-chief but lose to a girl named Melissa Watts and loses so she decides to make him write about sports but he is upset. Later on he tries out for football and decides its not for him so he quits. after he quits football he thinks about quitting the paper but he finds an old notebook with all of his stories hes written and thinks to him self, "Do i really want to quit this if I have tried so hard to make it here." I have not gotten that far in tothe book but it is really good. I would like to read Corbins book the last thing i remember because it is an action book.