Thursday, April 24, 2008

Bad Girls Club

Bad Girls Club
Author: Judy Gregorson
Reviewer: Guest-Jordon

Destiny doesn’t exactly live your normal teenage lifestyle. Instead of worrying about boys and parties, she gets to deal with a dysfunctional family. A REALLY dysfunctional family.
She has a secret. Something happened at Crater Lake with her and her sister and her mom. If she tells anybody, it could break her family apart. A dysfunctional family is better than no family. Besides she has worked too hard to keep things together and working.
Judy Gregerson tells us Destiny’s story. It’s not easy to hear. But if you listen, by the end of this book you will look at your life differently.
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Monday, April 21, 2008

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Safe as Houses

Safe as Houses
Author: Eric Walters
Reviewer: Joseph

Eric Walter’s latest young adult book Safe As Houses is a story about Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and three kids who try to survive it. It is based around real people on Raymore Drive, a street that was completely destroyed, and three children who survived because of the help of two real life heroes. The story centers around a young babysitter named Lizzie Hardy and the two young children she babysits. She is left alone with them in the middle of the storm without her parents or theirs. Even though at first they think the storm is nothing, they realize that the storm will be truly devastating and may kill them as it floods the house and the river outside destroys houses and cars. Throughout the book Liz tries to protect the McBride children from the dangers outside and all of the children grow because of the dangerous situation. Liz looses her self-doubt in her babysitting abilities and begins to understand David’s resentment towards her. Suzie is the youngest and most naive of the group but her youthful innocence is what gives the rest of the group hope. And David is Suzie’s older brother who believes he doesn’t need a babysitter but after the whole ordeal is over he is grateful that there was someone else that cares about him and his sister. Since the book is based on true events it helps to further the readers involvement with the characters. As you follow them every step of the way you are astonished by their resourcefulness and intelligence that are beyond their years. It is an enthralling book about a terrifying event in Canadian history that Eric Walter has shone from the perspective of three young children. It is the kind of book that effectively takes an event in history and makes it real for its readers, especially the teen audience that it was written for. As well as having excellent literary quality it is filled with moments of incredible suspense. This book is well worth reading and just like Elixir it shows Eric Walters skills in taking historical events of Canada and giving them a personal feeling.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Heather Brewer's Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

Ninth Grade Slays
(The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 2 )
Author: Heather Brewer
Reviewer: Michael

If you liked the first book then get ready for twice the action! Heather Brewer has done it again in Ninth Grade Slays (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 2), only better.
Vlad is finally in 9th grade with his friends. Henry’s cousin is visiting and going to the same school as them. After Vlad’s last encounter with Meredith, where he failed to kiss her, he worries if he’ll still have a chance with her. Or, will she fall in love with Henry’s cousin? Girl troubles aren’t the only thing Vlad has to worry about. He has to be careful not to let out his secret, and worry about the a vampire slayer too. Vlad has so much going on he has to be careful who he can trust.

If you read Eighth Grade Bites, this sequel is a must. If you haven’t, pick them both up you won’t be sorry.

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Check out Jason's review of Eighth Grade Bites and a link to Michael's review below.

Eighth Grade Bites
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
Author: Heather Brewer
Reviewer: Jason

If being thirteen wasn't hard enough, Vladimir Tod has to hide his identity as a vampire while attending junior high. Eight Grade Bites is the first book in the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series. The protagonist of the story Vladimir, or Vlad, is your average teenage vampire. Still learning to control some of his powers, Vlad is able to float, read minds and has a taste for blood. The story starts out with a chilling opening, a mysterious man and murder. Vlad grows suspicious when his English teacher suddenly disappears and a new substitute teacher takes over, Mr. Otis Otis. Vlad searches for clues about the disappearance of his teacher, Mr. Craig, and makes some startling discoveries that lead to him learning about a whole other world of vampires. Eight Grade Bites is a blood-sucking good book with plenty of twists and turns that leaves you hungry for more.

Michael's Review of Eighth Grade Bites

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Rock The Drop!


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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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