Friday, October 24, 2014

The Silver Six, by AJ Lieberman

I recently read The Silver Six by AJ Lieberman and Darren Rawling. The Silver Six is not just a book, it is a graphic novel. This graphic novel is about six orphans who all share a similar connection - their parents died in a similar way. 

Phoebe and Oliver lead the six orphans on a journey to an uninhabited moon. However, they soon are in for a rude awakening when they find that the boss who killed their parents is now after the six of them. The six orphans decide that they must fight back in order to save themselves.

 I would only recommend The Silver Six to readers who enjoy pictures, visuals, and graphic novels. I enjoy reading regular novels so this book was not a very fun read for me. The action was intriguing, but again it was not something that I am interested in. The plot was somewhat boring and the events were predictable. However, this book would be perfect for someone who enjoys action graphic novels. 

 - Samantha Longo, 8th grade

Monday, October 20, 2014

See Jane Run, by Hanna Jayne

In the book See Jane Run, By Hannah Jayne, Riley Spencer finds out about the truth... Riley's parents have always been so overprotective, but what if it wasn't for her safety, but to keep her from knowing their secret? 

One day, Riley goes through her parents things and finds a baby book. In it lays a birth certificate belonging to someone named Jane O'Leary . This leaves her wondering.  Is this my birth certificate? and if not, then who's is it? So on a college tour field-trip, she decides to sneak off and figure out this difficult problem. 

From the help from her two friends JD and Shelby, Riley is able to uncover many secrets, but gets herself into a lot of trouble and is left to face the consequences. But the question is, Does Riley found out who Jane is? I really enjoyed reading this book and once I started to read it, I just couldn't put it down. This is a great novel that has many twist's and turn's to keep you interested and just the right dose of teenage life. I recommend this book to students from ages 12-14. I believe students in this age range will found the book more enjoying and will understand it the best. 

 - Jacqueline Zhao, Grade 7

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Six Months Later, by Natalie D. Richards

The novel Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards is about a high school girl named Chloe who loses six months of her memory. When Chloe was in school in May, everything was normal, but then she fell asleep in study hall and woke up in mid November. 

Now, Chloe is struggling to get her memory back, and find out what, or who, took her memories. As Chloe finds more and more pieces of her memory, things get more and more confusing, and it doesn’t help Chloe that her best friend Maggie is mad at her for a reason that Chloe cant even remember.

I really enjoyed this book. I like how the author developed the plot. I think it was clever for the author to only reveal certain parts of Chloe’s memory, and to give hints that certain people know what happened, but not reveal what happened to Chloe until the book was ready. I loved how the author had suspense in the book because she only revealed certain details. 

The book had a lot of action, especially during the climax, and it kept me guessing about what the outcome would be. The book was full of suspense, romance, and thrilling events. I would recommend this book to people ages 12 to 16. The book has a little romance between Chloe and her love interest, so that’s why people younger than 12 might not like it. This book was really good, and I would definitely recommend it.

-Sydney Zager, Gr. 8