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THE TURTLE OF MICHIGAN

BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

Reviewed by Jaqueline Martinez

5 stars

The main idea is that not everything you think is always true.. My favorite part is almost the ending because Hisham can cook so good even though he is blind. I liked when Aref went to Martin Luther King Jr. School and made friends.


 

EAST BLUE ONE PIECE VOLUME 2

BY EIICHIRO ODA

Reviewed by Luke Kinhenndy

4 stars

The main character (Luffy) goes on an adventure and ends up on a small village ruled by an evil clown and his crew. So they decide to fight to free the village. My favorite part is when Zoro flights Cabaji. Cabaji is part of Buggy’s crew. Zoro is a swordsman that has a dream to be the best swordsman in the world. I liked when Nami fake captured Luffy and fought off Buggy’s crew.


 

HURRICANE

BY MARGO SORENSON

Reviewed by Lucia Campos Diaz

5 stars

The main idea is to learn about hurricanes through a fictional story. My favorite part is in chapter two, when they teach you about what a hurricane does and what it is. I liked that it explained what hurricane does, in a fun but educational way.


 

SMILE

BY RAINA TELGEMEIER

Reviewed by Alice Jimenez

5 stars

Raina gets braces and has to get used to it, which gives it the name “Smile.” She’s going through a hard time in life. My favorite part is when Raina’s friends try to give her a glow up. I liked that at the end she got her braces removed and smiled. I also liked how her new friends never judged her.

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

**** 4 stars

I like how the book uses real life situations.

Reviewed by Sebastian Ochoa

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

***** 5 stars

It was an understanding of how a trans boy can feel to be unaccepted and in love with another male. The book was filled with excitement and adventures.

Reviewed by Noelly Benitez

Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

***** 5 stars

The thing that I liked about this book is this girl loves animals and thinks of getting a new puppy on her birthday. I also love animals and I want a puppy for my birthday. Also a fun fact about me is that I got bit by a German Shepherd and have a huge scar on my left hand with a broken finger, but I am still not really scared of dogs. I only get scared of them if they have a weird face with their mouth open.

Reviewed by Leyla Pugach

Five Nights at Freddy's by Scott Cawthon

***** 5 stars

The book is amazing, it's gumdrop angel and I loved it!

Reviewed by Andrea Cortez

Grenade by Alan Gratz

***** 5 stars

I like how much detail is put into this book, it's really an interesting book.

Reviewed by Angel Arjon

Scarlet Witch by James Robinson

***** 5 stars

The scarlet witch has powers and they are very cool.

Reviewed by Alfonso Hernandez

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Cheese Touch by Jeff Kinney

***** 5 stars

Almost like a comic; he just talks about himself and his life.

Reviewed by Emily Iglesias

Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass

***** 5 stars

It talks about my native country and the 9 year old king of Egypt.

Reviewed by Uosab Shenoda

They both die at the end By Adam Silvera 

Reviewed by Daminika Seravokaya 

5 stars 

Two people get an alert that they will somehow die today and in hopes of making their last day memorable, they go on an app called Last Friend to find each other. My favorite part is when Mateo and Rufus sang karaoke in front of the full club. I like how it shows that it’s never too late to change your life. The book is also very emotional how it goes from being happy to sad. 

 

Amelia Gray is almost okay by Jessica Brody 

Reviewed by Dibya Pokhrel 

5 stars 

The main idea is that Amelia has to find out something she has never done before, she has to fit in. She has always been used to “life on the go” but she has to stay for the summer. Little does she know it’s a lot longer than one summer. My favorite part is when Amelia decided to keep a little mystery in the book, when her dad promised to get DNA testing for her dog (Biscotti) after the summer she decided not to open it. She liked the mystery. So did I.I love that this book has lots of twists and turns. 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

**** 4 stars

There are lots of action fantasy parts and very good for getting you to laugh or get excited.

Reviewed by Kayla Morales

 

 

Little Witch Academia by Yoh Yoshinara

**** 4 stars

It's a very nice art style, amazing context, and a beautiful dream in a story. I'd say five stars but I picked four stars because not everyone likes manga! 

Reviewed by Zahra Barati

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

**** 4 stars

My favorite author is John Green and I was looking for one of his books and ran into this book. I decided to check it out and started reading it. I think this book does an amazing job at describing and picturing such realistic things. This book made me understand that you will never be able to fully understand what someone goes through.

Reviewed by Isabel Medina

The Cataluna Chronicles the Evil Moon by R. L. Stine

***** 5 stars

Catherine is a girl in 1698. People accuse her of being a witch and for harming the colony. When the people accuse her of being a witch and they decide to get rid of her she finds out who her real mother is and realizes she can shapeshift. Catherine manages to escape but she still needs revenge.

Reviewed by Sophia Enriquez

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

***** 5 stars

I liked all of the action and events in the book which makes it very enjoyable.

Reviewed by Tanner Dang

Loveless by Alice Oseman

***** 5 stars

I like how Alice Oseman wanted to shine light on those who are asexual and represent that=)

Reviewed by Isa Esguerra

The New Girl by R. L. Stine

***** 5 stars

The New Girl is about a boy named Cory who falls in love with a girl he sees at lunch. This girl was a mystery and Cory was willing to do anything to find out who she was.

Reviewed by Sophia Enriquez.

The Burning by R. L. Stine

***** 5 stars

Nora is a girl writing the story of Simon Fear and the curse that followed them for generations. The curse started with a feud between the Goodes and Fiers and Simon tries to run from it. The Simon Fear mansion burns down and a new street gets built around it with the curse still alive.

Reviewed by Sophia Enriquez

I Survived the Nazi Invasion by Lauren Tarshis

***** 5 stars

It was really good as there are scenes that make your heart pump, like when the main character and their sister are hiding in the fields.

Reviewed by Nathan Gavilan

Winter by Marissa Meyers

***** 5 stars

I like that not only this book, but all of the books in the Lunar Chronicle series take well known fairy tales (Cinderella, Little red Riding hood, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty) and combines them with futuristic setting.

Reviewed by Allyson Carcamo

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

****4 stars

I liked how long and time-consuming it was.

Reviewed by Bryan Carrillo

The Girl From The Sea by Molly Ostertag

***** 5 stars

I loved how the book had an LGBTQ+ couple as the main characters. I enjoyed the characters and the overall story! It was nice to see some LGBTQ+ representation in a kid's book!

Reviewed by Melody Gonzalez

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