Monday, May 2, 2016
I am reviewing The Maze Runner by James Dashner for community service credit at the library.
Can you imagine waking up in a box & not being able to remember anything other than your name?
For Thomas, this scenario becomes a reality. When the box opens, he finds himself in a place full of
children who can't remember their names or their past. They are all stuck in the middle of a maze.
They are in a malicious world that does harm to them when they try to escape. I give it a 10 out of 10.
Read the book before you see the movie!
Reviewed by Cassie Faber, Lindenhurst High School
Friday, April 29, 2016
I am reviewing Hope Is A Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera & Grounded by Kate Klise
Reviews by Natalie Hayden, Lindenhurst Middle School
Hope Is A Ferris Wheel
This book has a great plot twist that I will not give away! Star Mackie, the main character, is on a journey to meet her father & try to make some friends. She lives in a trailer park with her Mom & her older sister. Her journey is filled with self doubt, anger & frustration. It is both sad & uplifting. If you like a good cry-this is the book for you!
The main character, Dolly, doesn't have it easy. She lost most of her family (Her father, brother & sister) in a plane crash. Her mother's job as a hairstylist for a funeral home is threatened when a new crematorium opens next door. Dolly realizes she need to do something to save her mother's job so she decides to start throwing "Living" funerals for people. She wants people (who are alive) to get to attend their funerals while they can see their impact on people's lives. Dolly doesn't want everyone's funeral to be sad & depressing. She thinks funerals should celebrate people's lives and energy.
I enjoyed this book.It shows how Dolly perseveres against great odds & stays positive. The story shows how things can get better if we take action & are hopeful. I highly recommend this book.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I read the book Thirteen Reasons Why: a novel by Jay Asher. Clay Jensen finds a box of cassette tapes on his doorstep. The tapes are recorded by a girl who just recently committed suicide. She explains to 13 people how they played a role in her death & why she killed herself. It was bone-chilling & poignant & I loved the story. I highly recommend it & give it 5 stars. It slowly unfolds & is mysterious as well as sad. It is geared towards older teens.
Lindenhurst Middle School
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
The book I read is called Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Our main character in this book is Bud, who lives during the time period known as the Great Depression. His mother died when he was only 6 and he is on the run to find his father.
I liked this book and would rate it a 9 out of 10. It had some parts that made me laugh! This book also had a different ending than anyone expected. I love historical fiction books. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes funny & historical fiction books.
-Nick Gaita Grade 7