Fourmile

FourmileA boy named Foster lives on a farm with his widowed mother and dog Joe in Fourmile, Alabama. When he meets a stranger willing to help the farm, will Foster find a friend? Why is the stranger so mysterious? And will Foster finally get rid of his mother’s horrible boyfriend? The last two chapters were the best.  [1person]

Elsewhere

ElsewhereThis book is about a girl named Liz (Elizabeth) who dies when a car crashes into her while she was on her bike. She goes to this place called Elsewhere, it’s where you go when you die. She meets her grandmother Betty and a dog named Sadie. She meets a girl named Thandi and her favorite rock star (she meets a lot of people ). Liz doesn’t like Elsewhere because it’s not where her best friend and mom and dad and brother are. She has different things going on in her life.

I loved, loved, loved this book because in Elsewhere, instead of aging forward you age backwards, from the age you died to a baby, then you are born a different person. In some parts of this book it teaches to enjoy what you have now, have fun in the moment whether it’s something you don’t want to do or something like. You won’t have this life forever, make sure you have fun and do good with your life before you die.  [beviediva]

Envy

EnvyThis is an intriguing story about a girl waiting for the right moment when the water in the bathtub gets too hot. Little did she know someone else was waiting for the right moment as well. A devastating death takes place. Her friends that are twins want to get to the bottom of the story, don’t judge a person by his/her look. The twins find that out in the end!

I loved this intriguing and solemn book that’s horror and mystery at the same time. My favorite part is the death. My favorite character is the mean girl because she makes the story interesting.  [Maya Mcswagger]

Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf

Middle School Is Worse Than MeatloafGinny, a girl who is starting school, makes all these different kinds of lists for the new school year. She makes a new friend named Becky Soo. She tries to get back together with her old friend, Mary Catherine Kelly, but fails. She tries her best to make her year fun, but it seems just the opposite happens. Her dad is dead, she didn’t get the part in the “Sugarplum Fairy” that she wanted, and she broke her wrist. In fact, she had a pretty rough year even though she kept strong and stayed healthy.

I thought the title was a little strange at first, but when you finish it you’ll finally understand the meaning of the title. It was a bit sad in the middle of the book. I do recommend it.  [carebare 443]

Divergent

DivergentA lot of high schoolers freak out because they have to take a test to decide which society group they are in. It’s similar to The Hunger Games. The main character of the story was worried the most because after the test she still wasn’t in a group. She was a special kid in the divergent group, which is very rare. For the rest of the book, she has the challenge of not telling anyone because she can’t … “or else.”

My favorite part was when a girl was taking the test. She had to pick between a knife and a piece of cheese. Her reaction was funny because her look was how you would look when your friend is making no sense. I highly recommend this book to read.  [XYZ]

Independence Hall

Independence HallIQ and Angela’s parents get married, so now they are stepbrother and stepsister. Their parents, who are musicians, are going on tour after the wedding. IQ’s mom’s friend comes along. He knows so many things, even from 100 years ago. He knows every city in the U.S. IQ and Angela are wondering why he knows so much. Their mom tells them that he had a dog that looked exactly like the one she had 30 years ago. Read to find out why their mom’s friend knows so much. It is a little strange, but you will definitely like the book. Book 1 of the I.Q. series.  [Finn the Human]