Thursday, December 9, 2010

Two from one of my reading challenge students

I am running a reading challenge at the school.  It started a week into the new school year and ends at our Spring Break.  This is one of the seventh grade students who is participating.  She is not one of my actual students but I love reading her reviews.  Here are two she gave me this week.  The reviews written below belong to Alexis.

Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret
Publisher:  Dutton Juvenile
Pages:  192
Genre:  Middle Grade Realistic Fiction

This book is about Sunny Skyland, a girl whose mom and grandmother died in a car wreck and whose dad took off after she was born.  She was put in an adoption center and had bounced around foster homes for her whole childhood.  She was in a foster home with a lady she really liked.  She was one of two twins who had been separated after her mom died.  The book was about her journey from Nebraska to Washington on her search for her twin.  Tornado's, a stray, and authorities stood in her way but somehow she pushed through.  It didn't end up like she wanted, but she learned a valuable lesson.  The book was short, and interesting.  I wish the ending had been different. It wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be.  It was still good and kept me wanting more!

Sabotaged - Margaret Peterson Haddix
Pages:  384
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster
Genre:  Middle Grade Science Fiction

This is the third book in a trilogy.  The book is about time travelers.  In the first two books, a time traveler took a bunch of famous kids from their proper time  to the 21st century.  These two kids, Jonah and Katherine who take the kids back to their normal time.  This time Jonah and Katherine's mission is to bring Virginia DAre back to her normal time.  This is not as easy as you'd think.  It involves a lot of issues and maybe getting stuck, lost in time forever.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has the patience to read it.  Some of the chapters are boring, but if you read past them, you'll find a really good book.

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