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19th February
written by Tom Banaszewski
Shelfari: Book reviews on your book blog


  1. Madison

    I would recommend the book Holes by Louis Sachar. The story line is unique and it’s an easy book to follow. While reading the book, you can picture everything that is going on in your mind. At each end of the chapter there is a cliffhanger, which makes you never want to put the book down. The book has some good vocabulary words and is just an overall great book.

  2. Michelle Bock

    I recommend the book titled “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. This is an interesting adventure and survival book. It includes lots of vocabulary and details. This book includes several roadblocks and therefore adds tension. I think it is a great book to read for a middle schooler.

  3. Carolyn

    I suggest Moonwalk, Michael Jackson’s autobiography because it’s a chance to see his potential and his truth. Or even his Biography written by J. Randy Taraborrelli, which tells Michael’s life story in detail. Taraborrelli is a well known celebrity biographer. This book is interesting for people who aren’t even Michael Jackson fans. I have a friend who likes this book but she’s not as much of a fan as I. a non-Michael Jackson book would be The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen. This book is interesting because you see a teenager go through difficulties through out a summer. She has relationship conflicts, job conflicts, and emotional conflicts. it is very interesting.

  4. Gordon

    I recommend the books Ice Station, Area 7, and Scarecrow (most of all) by Matthew Reilly, which are in the series. I recommend these books because they are among my favorite books with simple plots combined with a suspenseful twist. One of my favorite aspects of these books are that you can read them in any particular order without feeling like missed something, because none of the books end in a cliffhanger. There is a new plot within each book. The first book I read in this series was Area 7, and I didn’t even realize it was part of a series until after I finished it and found the prequel and sequel in a bookstore. Awesome books.

  5. Li Han

    I recommend Dusk by Kenneth Oppel. It has a lot of conflict and is a Person VS Society type of story. There is also a lot of action in this book that would keep you reading. Another book i would recommend would be The Crucifix Killer if you like crime type of books. It is a book has action also and a lot of conflicts. But the language used in it is not really appropriate.

  6. Oscar Feng

    1. The Ear, The Eye, and the Arm—Nancy Farmer
    2. Deception Point—Dan Brawn

  7. Stephanie Gao

    I would like to recommend Brisingr, a part of the Inheritance Cycle, or as many know it as “the Eragon books”. Brisingr brings together tragedy, humor, fantasy, and adventure, in one novel a great read for all fantasy readers and lovers. The book leaves you waiting and really wanting more from author Christopher Paolini as it takes you onto an emotional roller-coaster. I have really enjoyed books in the Inheritance Cycle thus far as I am an avid fantasy reader and lover, this book’s plot and overall writing style can make you laugh and cry and waiting eagerly for the next book to come out.

  8. Rosemary L.

    -Front and Center
    -The Invention of Hugo Cabret
    -Black Box
    -Walk Two Moons
    -The Alex Rider Series

  9. Diego

    Pendragon Series: D.J. MacHale
    The Following by: Kenneth Oppel

  10. Ruting

    The Looking Glass Wars
    The Looking Glass Wars: Seeing Redd
    The Diary of Anne Frank
    My Sister’s Keeper

  11. Conway

    Graceling by Kristin Cashore-there is a lot of action in this book, with descriptive scenes written well by the author. I recommend this to any middle-schooler that enjoys action and adventure books with a bit of romance inside. Also, I think that the ending of the book is really interesting, and it is not like the normal ‘happy ending’ to most other books. This book would definitely be a must-read for adventure lovers.

  12. Kevin

    Small Steps-Sequel to Holes, very different from it. People who liked the first book will probably like this one.

    Digital Fortress-Long but interesting.

  13. Jiyoung

    Rules of The Road
    It’s about a girl called Jenna, working in a shoes store, who has an alcoholic dad. The theme is to be optimistic and be confident with your thoughts. I thought this book was entertaining to read becuase the character traits of every characters were interesting.

  14. Daniel Hsu

    I recommend the Tunnels series.
    3.Free fall

    It is about the main character Will goes after a quest to find his father who mysteriously disappeared underground. I really like this fast paced action kind of writing, and lots and lots of tension that makes me never put it down until I finish.

  15. Minnie Wu

    Title: Right Behind You
    I would like to recommend this book. The main character burned a child when he was younger and feels guilt about it. This is about him dealing with his guilt and trying to cure his anger management problems.

  16. Seth Pippenger

    The Long Patrol
    > Adventurous
    > Different Point Of View
    > Keeps You Interested
    > War Story

  17. Emily Ye

    Where are you when I need you

    It’s very realistic, talking about a life and insides of a girl called Missy. She struggled through problems with her uncle, her Gramma, college, as well as her boyfriend. The book started off with a situation you wouldn’t see often, but continued with “everyday” problems. Very engaging book to read.

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