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Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Star Wars: Jedi Academy

By Jeffrey Brown

Absolutely great book! Hilarious and a fun story! My favorite part is when the main character , Roan, imagines Yoda. He imagines Yoda as six feet tall, with bulging muscles, battle scars, and with two Samurai swords on his back. Instead, he's two feet tall, green, has lots of ear hair, and talks backwards. I reccomend this book to people who enjoy funny comic books. I would also reccomend Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate to readers who like this book.

Star Wars Ahsoka

Star Wars Ahsoka

By E.K. Johnston

The Ahsoka in this book is not the same Ashoka as the one in the Clone Wars that we all know and love. But surviving a war, leaving the only family you know, and then hearing they've all been brutally slaughtered can change a person. As we begin this action-filled story, we find former Jedi padawan Ashoka Tano carving out a miserable existence on the remote planet Thabeska, posing as Ashla, a mechanic who works hard and doesn't ask questions. But when the empire reaches its hand to the remote Thabeska, Ahsoka fearfully runs. She finds an almost-home on Radaa, a non-exciting farming moon that seems obscure enough. Until the Imperials decide to land on the planet and take over, taking Ashoka by surprise. She is torn between revealing herself and pretending to be Ashla. She and her new family must decide whether to rebel or to watch as everything and everyone they love is destroyed. After reading this book, I don't feel like it can stand on its own. I would love to see it become a series, like some of the other Star Wars series I've read. Star Wars: Ashoka didn't lack any of the grit and harsh reality of how cruel the empire truly is, and I liked it for that. This book was a really interesting read that I recommend to all Star Wars fans!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

By Brian Selznick

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In this book, Brian Selznick does an outstanding job capturing each and every emotion within this book and turning it into the awe-striking illustration that just adds to the buildup of suspense created within every page. As a young boy, Hugo Cabret spends most of his young childhood with his beloved father learning, loving and cherishing each and every moment they share together; which mostly involves tinkering with the many parts and pieces his father saves from his studies at the museum. After his father passes in a perilous fire incident, Hugo is then sent off to live with his only relative left, his uncle, who teaches him the ways of life setting and living in the clocks of a busy Paris train station. As his uncle is a strong alcoholic, Hugo is basically orphaned, for his uncle disappears every night to soon be never seen again. Now, without an adult guardian for supervision, Hugo everyday risks being caught and sent away to an orphanage in his fight to find out the true use for the automaton his father left behind, as well as why everybody else is so caught up in trying to stop him, and possibly take the last piece of his father that Hugo has left to hold close to his heart...

No Slam Dunk

No Slam Dunk

By Mike Lupica

I think the book was awesome and talks about hustle and how you have to work to be great. I would recommend this book to any athlete of any sport. I like the plot and it prepares kids for the real world. I hope you liked this recommendation and remember fallow-for-fun

A Wolf Called Wander

A Wolf Called Wander

By Rosanne Parry

“My pack is everything. They are my family.” Swift is a young wolf pup who has never seen the world beyond his pack’s borders. He is safe from all the dangers that lurk right outside their territory—other animals, wolf packs who are more powerful—and most importantly, men, the strange two-legged creatures who are never to be trusted. Ever since he was born, Swift has been warned about the evilness of men, and the terrible things they can do. But until now, he has never needed that knowledge. When a larger group of wolves invades Swift’s pack, he gets separated from them in a whirlwind of teeth and claws. Living without a pack, without other wolves to take care of him, is simply not living. It is just trying to survive in a cold, harsh world that will soon be taken over by men...so why live? But there is something inside Swift, a tiny ember of hope, that thinks there are more wolves around—and maybe they’re from his former pack. Then, he finds his younger brother Warm, and travels with him—until Warm is killed by men, with strange objects that shoot lightning. Swift is deeply saddened...and angry. He wants to get revenge for his brother’s death; but how can he fight men? It turns out he doesn’t have to—because soon, he will meet another wolf who can change his life. Can Swift survive? Only time will tell.

Claudia and Mean Janine: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #4)

Claudia and Mean Janine: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #4)

By M. Martin Ann, Ann M. Martin

I read this book and then re-read it again and again. Its a great little twist on the real babysitters club. The part with Mimi having a stroke made me cry just because of the detail and descriptions. It was a great read.

The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series)

The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series)

By Pseudonymous Bosch

I read this book, and I really liked it. It is a book about a girl that may or may not have been called Cassandra, (that is the name used in the book) and a boy that may or may not be called Max-Ernest (that is his name in the book.) The book is about how Cassandra and Max-Ernest find a story about a man called Pietro's life. They come to a point in the story where Pietro and his brother are separated by a lady that matches the exact description of a lady they had seen only a few days ago. Just a little later on, a boy in their class is kidnapped, by the lady, who drives away in a limousine that says "The Midnight Sun Sensorium & Spa" Cassie looks The Midnight Sun up, and goes there as a Skelton sister, who in the book one of the famous make up producers Called the Skelton Sisters (they are actually sisters.) When she gets there, she meets a butler called Owen. He shows her to her room, and she goes to sleep. The next morning, he brings in a drink, with bits of gold inside. After, she has a mud bath, also with gold bits. At dinner, Max-Ernest comes in, and Cassandra accidentally spills a glass of wine on the lady's gloves. She turns out to be really old. When a large group of people have a meeting in the pyramid building, Cassandra and Max-Ernest start a fire, and save the boy. They get away with Owen, who turns out to be a spy. When they get home, everyone is happy. Except for the principal, who thinks Cassie and Max-Ernest kidnapped the boy.

The Doomsday Archives: The Wandering Hour

The Doomsday Archives: The Wandering Hour

By Clark, Zack Loran, Eliopulos, Nick

With a great plot and creepy supernatural stories, this fantasy/horror story was delightfully engaging. The characters include the following: Emrys, who has just moved to the notoriously haunted city of New Rotterdam; Hazel, Emrys's longtime friend, and unexplained phenomenon enthusiast; Serena, Hazel's friend. In the book's beginning, Emry and Hazel return to their apartment in the middle of a thunderstorm. Soon, a mysterious whistler is heard: Emrys, Serena, and Hazel decide to snoop around their mysterious neighbor's mysterious apartment (where they hear the Whistler going in). What they find astonishes them: destruction, and in the midst of it, a talking book containing the consciousness of the apartment's former owner, Mr. Van Stavern. He tells them that they are to be members of a secret order. Their mission is clear–protect New Rotterdam and the world from paranormal forces by containing powerful cursed relics. But a dilemma is caused when Serena, the skeptic, decides to forget about it. Their first task begins as a red hourglass starts appearing all over New Rotterdam, and people start disappearing. With only 2 members, will the team be able to survive the deadly relic and the organization that is putting them in public spaces? First of all, the book had very relatable themes such as climate change and friendship. The characters, such as Emrys, were all fleshed out and relatable too. The Wiki entries after every chapter were interesting and in my opinion, made the book a lot better. But I felt that one of the big flaws of the book was that the Wandering Hour, which is what the book is focused on (it's in the title even), could have been a lot scarier and stranger, like the other Wiki entries in the book. Finally, the dialogue feels natural and there are even some funny parts, which lighten up the grim tale of disappearing juveniles. About the scariness level, it's pretty mild, but there is talk of humans disappearing and dying, so I would recommend this book to middle grades and above. Also, if you like unexplained things such as cryptids, this would be an interesting book (the book goes by pretty quickly, so it's good for light reading).

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

By Jeff Kinney

I really love this book and think its awesome!! Every time I go back to the series and start reading this book I just can't stop reading!! I recommend this book to kids who love and HATE to read!!im telling you once you read the first two sentences you will want to read more until u are done with this book. I give it five out of five stars!! P.S I hope reading the 8th book