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Keeper of the Lost Cities
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
As a 12 year old girl, Sophie Foster is anything but normal. She’s in her senior year at
high school, she beat a 5th grader in a spelling test when she was only in kindergarten,
and she has been able to read minds since she was 5. One day while visiting a
museum with her class, Sophie meets another one, one who is just like her, and who
shows Sophie the elvan world. Suddenly Sophie's life takes a major turn and her past
life is left in the shadows while she takes the role of the most powerful elf ever known to
the elvan world. But as time goes on Sophie soon realizes her new world isn’t as perfect
as it may seem. I love the Keeper of the Lost Cities series with exciting plot twists,
awesome characters, and beautiful friendships. This book by Shannon Messenger is
just so heart- warming and such a wonderful read, as well as all the other books in her
series. Besides the Keeper of the Lost Cities series Shannon Messenger has also
written the book series SkyFall.
Reviewed by Audrey Jones
Anne Of Green Gables
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
This heartwarming coming-of-age novel follows the trials and tribulations of eleven-year-old Anne Shirley as she navigates her new life on Prince Edward Island. Stubborn, passionate, and outrageously imaginative, Anne can’t help but make one hilariously tragic mistake after another. However, you’ll soon find yourself rooting for her as she slowly learns to accept herself (red hair and all!), picking up a whole host of “kindred spirits” along the way. Filled with intensely relatable characters and memorable life lessons, this story can pull you out of the “depths of despairs” or simply just bring a smile to your face. Read it again and again; I certainly have!
Reviewed by Mary Kate
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This captivating fantasy novel by Victoria Aveyard focuses on a teenage girl living in a dystopian society separated by class systems determined by blood type. Race and class discrimination took place in the country of Norta, and the main character, Mare, experienced the worst of the lower class discrimnation. The country was divided into the people that were born with silver blood and magical gifts, known as the ‘Silvers’ and lived as nobles, and then the lower class of humans that did not obtain power and had red blood, referred to as ‘Reds’. Yet one day, Mare discovers she had special abilities just like silvers, yet still had red blood, opening a door of discovery all over the kingdom of an alike population soon considered ‘Newbloods’. With the new race appearing in the country, and the start of a rebellion by the Reds, may Silvers become threatened. Victoria Aveyard maintains a thorough skill of entrancement within her writing, including a plot line that makes the reader never want to set the book down. Red Queen is a wonderful start to the quartet series written by Aveyard.
Reviewed by Victoria
The Sun Is Also A Star
The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Dune by Frank Herbert
Dune by Frank Herbert
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
In a world without hunger, disease, war or any human misery of any kind, scythes are the only ones capable of ending life and keeping the population under control. Citra Terranova and Rowan Damisch are ‘blessed’ with the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship under the tutelage of the renowned Scythe Faraday who will teach them the art and humanity that lurks behind the taking of life. Will Citra and Rowan accept their new roles as grim reapers or will the task set before them be too much to bear? Read Neal Shusterman’s Scythe and find out!
Reviewed by Dan