Book Review: ORPHAN ISLAND, by Laurel Snyder

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Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It is a good book for people who like mystery. The main character in the book is Jinny, and she lives with eight other orphans isolated from all other humans on a beautiful island. Every year a new orphan comes to the island and the oldest orphan leaves. For some reason, it has to be that way. As I read this book, there was a thought that went through my head: Will Jinny and the orphans survive or is the island doomed?

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My name is Siyona and I live in NJ. I love to play basketball and tennis. Reading is my favorite thing to do during my free time.

 

Book Review: THE RIGHT HOOK OF DEVIN VELMA, by Jake Burt

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The Right Hook of Devin Velma is an unforgettable and heartfelt story that shows the real meaning of friendship. Devin wants to pull a stunt that he thinks will go viral on the internet, and he needs Addison’s help, and Addison can’t turn him down. But whenever Addison is in the center of attention, he freezes up, so how could he possibly face being a viral sensation?

Jake Burt’s second novel is funny, exciting, and yet shows that everyone needs a good friend by their side.

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My name is Heather, I’m in 5th grade, and I am 11 years old. When I’m not at home reading, I like to ice skate and draw. I love books that are either fantasy or realistic fiction. Writing book reviews is a great way to share an author’s amazing book with other people!

Book Review: AMAL UNBOUND, by Aisha Saeed

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Wow. That was my reaction after I read Aisha Saeed’s amazing book, Amal Unbound. It’s a book, just screaming for all to read. Should you be able to follow your dreams? Should girls be permitted to be educated? Amal is a character maintaining helpful, caring, and daring qualities. She worked her way into everyone’s heart. Problems arise, and Amal will do anything for her family. Read a compelling, beautiful, and uplifting book where a girl can get her hands untied, with a little help from some friends and family along the way.

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I’m Ariana, an 11 year-old fifth grader, who loves to read. I really like mystery and fictional books. My favorite books of all time are part of the series The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I love to draw, and my favorite animal is a cat. I really like to give other kids good book recommendations!

Book Review: SPY SCHOOL, by Stuart Gibbs

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A CIA undercover school, Jr. agents, a math wiz, crushes, evil agencies, new friends, teamwork, and a boy with more talent than he knows—where would it even be possible to have all of this content?
Spy School, of course! But SHHH, that’s classified!

This book is action-packed from the point of view of a soon to be a CIA agent, Ben. But before he can be the agent of his dreams, he must go through spy school. But all of this information is highly classified. So where does all of his friends and family think he’s going? A science school with high security, so for all we know, he’s a nerd. But when a mole is at spy school targeting Ben, can he, with the help of friends, find out who it is, WITHOUT getting killed?

Ben is a rookie who looks up to a girl with extreme skills. One thing that is not classified, Ben has a huge crush on her from the start. And the BEST part is that this is book one in a series with still more books coming! So you don’t have to be upset to finish a book, you can just get the next one. Will Ben be able to save his friends and spy school? Or will he die in the process of doing it?

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My name is Allegra and I am in fifth grade. I love books and am happy when I am hooked on a good series. Some of my favorites are Harry Potter, The Land of Stories and Spy School. When I am not enjoying a good book, I play lacrosse or act. I also love to travel. I hope I can share the joy of reading with others so that they, too, can find a good book.

 

Book Review: WONDERLAND, by Barbara O’Connor

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Wonderland, by Barbara O’Connor, is a heartwarming story of friendship and the challenges of growing up. Mavis is extremely bold. She and her mom move around a lot, but Mavis plans on finding a true best friend. Rose is a worrier but wants to try to be bold and fearless just like Mavis, and she has only one friend, the old gatekeeper known as Mr. Duffy. Unfortunately, after Mr. Duffy’s dog died, he hasn’t been the same. When Mavis and Rose meet and form a Best Friends Club, they are determined to cheer Mr. Duffy up. That’s where the dog Henry comes in. The two best friends go through an adventure to make things right, and learn the true meaning of being a best friend.

Barbara O’Connor’s sweet and amazing story is filled with humor and heart and is a book that you definitely have to read.

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My name is Heather, I’m in 5th grade, and I am 11 years old. When I’m not at home reading, I like to ice skate and draw. I love books that are either fantasy or realistic fiction. Writing book reviews is a great way to share an author’s amazing book with other people!

Book Review: THE SEISMIC SEVEN by Katie Slivensky

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The Seismic Seven by Katie Slivensky was sensational! I loved all the chances in the book for the kids to save the world. The kids were willing to sacrifice to help others and I can relate to that. The kids were responsible and took the initiative to solve problems all the way through the book. The science and geology of Yellowstone National Park was so exciting to read about and made me look up super volcanoes. One happened there 2.1 million years ago and won’t happen any time soon! Drilling into a volcano might not work because the fluid minerals would quickly seal any hole.

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My name is Allegra and I am in fifth grade. I love books and am happy when I am hooked on a good series. Some of my favorites are Harry Potter, The Land of Stories and Spy School. When I am not enjoying a good book, I play lacrosse or act. I also love to travel. I hope I can share the joy of reading with others so that they, too, can find a good book.

Book Review: TAKEDOWN, by Laura Shovan

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Takedown by Laura Shovan is an amazing and inspiring book. I had a burning desire to meet the characters Mickey and Lev and be like them in my heart. An influential part of the story is where the main character Mickey went on to be the only girl on her wrestling team. She followed her heart pushing aside other people’s negative thoughts. Sports often do help kids find friendship. Takedown shows how two kids struggled to get along on a team while working together on a long journey ahead. The theme of the story is friendship found in sports. The bond between the two kids grows throughout the story. Friendship is priceless is the feeling I got after reading Takedown.

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My name is Siyona and I live in NJ. I love to play basketball and tennis. Reading is my favorite thing to do during my free time.