Imagine a dystopia in which all those who are creative are slaughtered. This is exactly what happens in The Unwanteds. In the land of Quill, teenagers (13-year-olds) are sorted into three groups, Wanteds, Necessaries, and Unwanteds. Wanted's are intelligent people who are sent to The University and are trained for great things. Necessaries are people who will live in slave-like conditions and do low-level work. Finally, Unwanteds, these are people who have committed infractions. An infraction can be anything from boasting, to dragging a stick around in mud (drawing). Alexander (Alex) Stowe becomes an Unwanted while his twin Aaron is a Wanted. Alex and the other Unwanteds are taken to the Death Farm and expect to be thrown into the Great Lake of Boiling Oil by the Eliminators. Instead, he is saved by Marcus Today (Mr. Today). He shows them the magical land of Artime. He is then trained in the skills of magic. Alex enjoys the utopia until he tries to get his brother to join him. Alex draws a 3-d door that will let him travel between where the drawing is, and where the real door is. Alex travels to Aaron's room and tries to get him to join him in Artime. What he doesn't realize is that all that his brother wants is to please High Priestess Justine. Aaron then reveals Artime and starts a war. The war lasts for a couple days and is composed of epic battles between The Quillitary and Artimeans. Eventually, Artime wins and Mr. Today's spy becomes High Priest of Quill.
The book "Keeper of the Lost Cities" is by far, one of the best fictional book I have ever read. The book dtarts with themain character discovering the she is an elf, an answer that explains a lot of her life, such as reading minds and being the smartest twleve-years old the world knows. She is taken to an elf city where she is accepted to its most prestigious school, Foxfire. As she is integrated into elvin society she is adopted by a couple who lost their first child in a fire. As she is eased into life as an elf, Sophie makes a few friends who help here adjust. During this time, she realizes that she was a creation of a group trying to change the Elvin world, the Black Swan. She tries to uncover the truth and what she finds is disturbing. I would reccomend this book to anyone who wants an exciting book.
"Artemis Fowl", book 1 in the series is one of my favorite books. It starts with young Artemis planning and staging a kidnapping of an elf, specifically one from the Lower Elements Police (LEP). His one goal is to recieve a ransom that will fund a search for his missing father, also a criminal mastermind. As he stages his scheme of extorsion he come upon a problem, the fact that a weapon the LEP has can kill everyone in Fowl Manor in one blast. He must find a way to survive this, and maybe save his mother who has fallen mentally ill after the dissapearnce of his father.
This book is one more take on ancient cultures my writer Rick Riordan. Instead os his usual Greek mylthology, he is writing a story that incorporates ancient Norse mythology. It all starts with Magnus Chase, the main character, dying. He is resurrected by a valkyrie and taken to Valhalla. He slowly understands his past and present as a son of Frey. He must journey to takes back his proparty, the Sword of Frey, a sword that no longer answer to his father because he betrayed it, and must make it his own. Later, he finds out the plot to start Ragnarok (doomsday) by freeing Fenris Wolf. He must struggle with his friends to stop it. I found this book very interesting and would reccomend it to any who enjoys Rick Riordan's style.
I would like to win this book because I love the series and Rick Riordan. I've read every one of his books the Kane Chronicles is by far the best. I would love to own a copy of the series as it is one of my favorite compilation of books.
I would love to win Supergifted because of many things. First, I love Gordon Korman's books, especially the Swindle series. Secondly, I read the first book of the series and I loved it. Ungifted was amazing and I hope to read the sequel.
Imagine a utopia-like world in which there is no poverty or conflict. This is the world in which Jonas lives in. Everyone who is born in a year do everything together. They get their stuffed animals together, get their bikes together, and finally, get their future jobs together. At the Ceremony of Twelve, all Jonas’ friends get normal jobs, but he is picked to succeed the Giver and become the Receiver of Memory. Jonas was chosen because he was different, he could see color.Jonas is given memories, he understands many things, like why people converted to sameness, and that there is more pain in the world than what happens in his community. By the end, Jonas decides to run away, and gets a taste of something that made the Giver different, music. The Giver is a great book and I recommend it to people of all ages.
If you were a gorilla who lost you're twin sister and were adopted by humans until you grew too old and were sent to a small “zoo” in a mall, how would you feel. This is Ivan the gorilla’s life story. Ivan was once a gorilla who lived in the wild and had a family. This all changed when humans came and killed everyone in his troop except for him and his sister Tag. They were placed in a box and shipped somewhere else. While they were being moved, Ivan’s sister dies. Ivan meets Stella, and they become good friends. Eventually a new elephant comes and Stella dies. The new elephant’s name is Ruby. Before Stella dies, Ivan makes a promise to give Ruby a better life. Following that, Ivan tries many things to get Ruby a place in a zoo. In the end, he succeeds and also earns himself a zoo life with other gorillas. The book itself was written as if it was a poem, with short sentences that are shown as stanzas.