Book Reviews

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A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

RATING (out of 5): ooooo

COMMENTS: I enjoyed this book greatly, not only because of the story itself, but the vocabulary goes far in terms of variation. The story itself is absolutely magnificent! I laughed at some parts, cried at others…I could not put this book down. 

AGE RANGE: 9 – 13

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The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner

RATING (out of 5): ooooo

COMMENTS: Okay, there’s no easy way to put this: BEST. SERIES. EVER. The vocab was amazing, the plot was awesome, and the story was so carefully woven, it seemed real. I had my fists clenched and my teeth gritted all throughout the series…I was absolutely mystified. I was in a state of wonder and question in The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials made me gasp at every flip of the page, and I cried almost the entire Death Cure. AWESOME!!!

AGE RANGE: 10+

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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

RATING (out of 5): oøøøø

COMMENTS: Dislikable main character, boring plot, and terrible writing skills. Do not recommend.

AGE RANGE: Just don’t read it

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

RATING: ooooo

COMMENTS: Awesome. I chose this book for my book club for a reason. It was awesome. It had a great plot, awesome characters, and Michael loved the bathing part. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!

AGE RANGE: 9+

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Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

RATING: oooøø

COMMENTS: I read this book for school in Humanities (Social Studies) class, and it seems, every time I read something for school…It just is never a great book. This book had an okay plot, but I didn’t like how all of the chapters left me hanging. I think it could be a better book if, for example, Maricela’s chapter repeated, you know? Like there were more chapters of the same character. Anyways, it was alright. I especially liked Chapter 1. 

AGE RANGE: 7 – 10

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The Running Dream by Wendelin van Draanen

RATING: ooooo

COMMENTS: *begins to cry* I loved this book. It was so sad and so happy and hopeful and scary and wonderful and a bunch of crazy emotions all wrapped up into 336 pages! It’s about a girl who loves to run, but loses her leg in a bus accident, and it’s hard for her to even walk. She also experiences boy drama, excessive amounts of homework, and Icfuyl;boiy fld Sorry. Dagny ran over the keyboard. Jessica, the main character, also has a dog who she used to take for runs. I loved this book, it’s a great book that asks questions, makes us grateful for what we have, and, in the end, her track team helps her find a way to run again. Now, when I go around Rigor Mortis Bend and think of Jessica, my legs don’t feel nearly as tired anymore.

AGE RANGE: 10 +

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Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

RATING: ooooø

COMMENTS: Good writing skills, but not interesting at times. I especially liked the tragedy part because it makes the book more realistic.

AGE RANGE: 10 +

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4 responses to “Book Reviews”

  1. EllaTheAwesome says :

    Recommend books in the comments!

  2. Anna G says :

    Alright. I strongly have to disagree with you on out of my mind. Personally, I love this book, and I have read it multiple times. This book was published in 2010, and MySpace was still a legit thing back then. Also, schools have different rules pertaining to laptops. I know many middle schools with laptops allowances. Also, “untouched in my hands” is a metaphor and a symbolic thing. If you don’t think so that’s okay, but I do, I love symbolism. *SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!<*Penny getting hit by a car is showing how melody is an important person and how family matters to her. So, completely necessary. Also, it is possible to have all of these conditions at once. It is a work a fiction, remember. Also, many symptoms mixed together is common with people like that (ever read Wonder?) bad guys are supposed to be very hate able, name one book where the antagonist (not antihero, antagonist) who was not easy to hate (don't say snape)
    I also didn't enjoy you totally tore down the book and then still said you liked it.
    Ella Says: Well, when you put it that way, I agree. And I meant I didn't like the way the author wrote it, but I enjoyed the plot. Hold on, let me go give it a higher rating.🙂

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