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Book Cover Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery
John Feinstein

Stevie and Susan Carol win a writing competition. They get to go to the final four as the winners as reporters. But they are exploring the dome and overhear the MSU president blackmailing MSU's top player. Will they uncover the truth in time?

Reviewer: Charlotte F.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Wonder
R.J Palacio

August Pullman has been home-schooled his entire life and is finally going to a "normal" school in fifth grade. As hard as this seems as an ordinary kid Auggie isn't ordinary. Well he is but his face isn't. Auggie was born with many disorders so he's used to staring but is Auggie ready for middle school? Told from six points of view this story talks about prejudice, love, bullies, medical mysteries, divorce, and finding who your real friends are.

Reviewer: Angela O.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Loser
Jerry Spinelli

Donald Zinkoff was an odd boy and was mocked by a lot of his peers. He struggles to make friends because of his odd sense of humor and his clumsiness. Everyone calls him a loser. I liked this book because I felt really bad for Donald and it was a very sad, lonely, yet fun book.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover So B. It
Sarah Weeks

Heidi has a mentally disabled mother, but fortunately, their neighbor, Bernadette, takes care of them most of the time. Heidi always wondered what her mother's past was and where she came from and where Heidi came from. She tries to find answers to all her questions. I liked this book because it was a very touching story and Heidi's life was very sweet and mysterious.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Five People You'll Meet In Heaven
Mitch Albom

Eddie died from a broken, falling amusement park ride, but that wasn't the end of the book. He had to meet 5 different people who were once a part of his life. From each of them, he will learn a lesson. I liked this book because it taught me some lessons about life.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka
Jon Scieszka

Jon was part of 6 brothers. He was the second oldest. During his childhood, he had many great adventures. When he grew up, he became a writer and he wrote books based on his childhood adventures. I liked this book because his adventures sounded very fun and I seem to enjoy reading about his childhood.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Magic book Warriors Don't Cry
Melba Pattillo Beals

Warriors Don't Cry takes place during the time of segregation between blacks and whites. Melba is chosen along with eight other students in order to attempt to integrate a high school. I liked this book because it was very tragic and I was able to understand how blacks felt during segregation.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Dicey's Song
Cynthia Voigt

Dicey's Song is about a girl named Dicey, her three younger siblings, and a grandmother. She tries to live a regular life and forget about her past with momma. I sort of liked this book because it was interesting in some way, but this book wasn't my type.

Reviewer: Seoyeon P.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman

This book was about a girl named Lyra who received a compass of some sort- an altimeter. Then her father goes missing. Will she come in time to save her father with the altimeter?

Reviewer: Charlotte F.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Are You There God, It's Me Margaret
Judy Blume

Margaret has lived in New York her whole life. But she will move to New Jersey before her 12th birthday. When she gets there a neighbor, who is going to be in Margaret's class in the fall, comes to say hi and to see if Margaret can play. The become friends. The neighbor, Nancy, tells Margaret about her club with 2 others and asks her to join. Margaret can't tell them that she can talk to god. How do things work out with the club and her life in New Jersey? Read ARE YOU THERE GOD, IT'S ME MARGARET to find out.

Reviewer: Serena S.
Rating: star rating

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