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Book Cover Big Nate on a roll
lincoln peirce

5th grader big Nate goes on a timber scout adventure selling wall hangings. But does Nate only sell wall hangings? one day Nate was skateboarding to his friend teddy's house for their next timber scout meeting. But then he fell off his skateboard and his board fell in the muckiest and dirtiest river in town. finally he gets to teddy's house and the meeting is over. and then his friends said it was the BEST meeting EVER. then they told him that they were raising money for the timber scouts by selling wall hangings, and whoever raised the most money won a free customized skateboard. at first Nate only sold 5 wall hangings and his arch enemy Mr. Perfect (Arthur) has sold 20 in one day. then Nate wants to catch up with him so instead of selling wall hangings Nate makes business cards to help people out with what ever job they need, but when he is helping an old lady move Gnomes he accidentally cuts a head off a Gnome. so that job is over. and then Nate goes on a adventure for more jobs and raises 0.00 and him and Athur have a tie and they flip a coin for who wins and Nate got the customized skateboard

Reviewer: Gracie W.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Where the Red Fern Grows
Wilson Rawls

This book is amazing in lots of ways. A boy finally gets two dogs, and they hunt really well together. They win an important competition. But something really bad happens to the dogs. The ending was extremely sad, and be prepared to go through many emotions reading this book.

Reviewer: Grace Y.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Dark Life
Kat Falls

I loved this book!It's about a boy, Ty, who lives underwater. He meets Gemma, a girl who lives on land. They go through a whole journey to find out what happened to Gemma's brother. In the end, everything fits together like a puzzle completed.

Reviewer: Grace Y.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Tuesdays at the Castle
Jessica Day George

I absolutely loved this book. If I could, I would rate this book 10 out of 10 stars!!! Tuesdays at the Castle is about Princess Celie and Castle Glower. The Castle is very magical. Every Tuesday the Castle adds something to itself, like a new staircase or a secret passageway. One day Celie's parents, the king and queen, go to see Celie's older brother, Bran, graduate from the College of Wizardry. But as they are coming back to the Castle, they get ambushed. All the search parties say that the prince, king, and queen are dead. The Council decides that Rolf, Celie's 14 year old brother, is to become the new king. But the royal seal in the king and queen's bed room is still there.... Read the book to find out what happens to Castle Glower, Rolf, Celie, the king and queen, and Bran.

Reviewer: Taylor V.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Still Just Grace
Charise Harper

There's a new boy named Max, living next to Grace's best friend Mimi. Grace went to her grandma who was living in Chicago. When Grace came back, she saw Mimi playing with Max and a boy, Sammy that Grace and Mimi knew before. Then they went to school and had to do a project. Grace was teamed up with a big meanie, Grace F. and Grace W. Mimi was teamed up with Sammy and Max. Will Mimi and Grace ever be a best friend again?

Reviewer: Bori C.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover A Mango-Shaped Space
Wendy Mass

This book is so sad, but amazing. Mia Winchell, a 13 year old girl, has synesthesia, where sounds, numbers, and letters have a color for her. But synesthesia is different for others. Mia's grandfather dead, but something Mia found that Mia thinks has a piece of here grandfather's soul, is here cat, Mango, who she found at his funeral. Later in the book, Mia sees a doctor to help her with synesthesia, who then at the end of an appointment, Jerry(the doctor)gives her a website address the a site where some people who have synesthesia can tell other people who have synesthesia about the synesthesia. Mia does that and meets a boy online who lives in Boston and is 14. The boy's name is Adam. Though the book you read the messages they send to each other. Then there's a meeting where some synesthetes, and Mia and Adam finally meet in person. Read this book to find out whats really sad and what else happens! THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!

Reviewer: Kendall V.
Rating: star rating

Magic book Ms. Beard is weird!
Dan Gutman

This book is very funny because Ms.Beard has a VERY funny and crazy personality. She LOVES pork sausages! As it turns out she owns the porky's pork sausages. I am NOT going to tell you ANY more you HAVE to read the book to find out!!!!!!! So na-nah-nah- boo-boo on you! (that is from the book!)

Reviewer: Molly M.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover insurgent
veronica roth

This book is about the war of the divergent when the erudite and the dauntless traitors start a horable war. this book was slightly depressing.

Reviewer: Rosie S.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover divergent
veronica roth

this is about one girl lives in a city (chicago)that is divided into factions. each faction is one type of personality. but some people don't have just one, they are called divergent and being divergent is very dangerous. I thought this book was action packed and interesting

Reviewer: Rosie S.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover the fault in our stars
john green

This book was about to teenagers with canser and how they fall in love. I thought it was a amazing, funny, romantic, sad, book.

Reviewer: Rosie S.
Rating: star rating

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