Book Talk By Michael

Have you ever wondered what Middle School was like. Diary of A Wimpy Kid 2 by Jeff Kinny. Will it be fun? That is one thing you might ask. For Greg, Middle School is a big pain. People bullying him. Him getting embarrassed. His life has been boring. For the Summer, nothing was fun either. Really the only thing he did this Summer was the swim team. He got so tired of it he just said needed to go to the bathroom and stayed there until practice was over. It was so cold in the stall that he had to cover himself in toilet paper. He was also embarrassed because of his bathing suit. It looked nothing like a bathing suit that you might wear now. How could anything get worse than that. Will Greg survive this year in Middle School?

Book Talk~Joanna

If you were about to see your boyfriend that you haven’t seen in six months how would you feel? Happy, excited, nervous? That is how Annabeth was feeling in The Mark of Athena’ Rick Riordan, third book. Annabeth didn’t know how to feel about going to pick up her boyfriend Percy who had disappeared six months ago. Percy was at a camp for the Roman Demigods (yet Annabeth and Percy are Greek Demigods). The Mark of Athena is a heart wrenching tale about seven demigods and their dangerous quest to save the world. The prophecy that they are following is very dangerous, after all it is the second great prophecy that some of the seven were a part of. To find out what happens to the seven of them read The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan, the third book in the Heros of Olympus.

Book talk: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The ugly Truth – James

I like this book because it’s funny and it has comic strips. I think that the most important characters are Greg and his mom, Susan. Greg is the most important character because the book is about his life and his point of view. The book’s conflict is that Greg has to find a new best friend since him and his old best friend Rowley broke up. But nobody seems to fit for Rowley’s spot. Greg is surprised and concerned that Rowley didn’t want to be friends with Greg. This book is mostly takes place at Greg’s school. This book is a first person book with Greg saying “I” and Narrating through the entire book.


Book talk: The Hobbit – Ava

People ask, ‘Are dragons real? or ‘I wonder if goblins exist’ but no one seems to mention the hobbits who live in large, clean holes in hills.  Bilbo Baggins, a well respected hobbit meets up with an old wizard, Gandalf, who has a request for him in The Hobbit by JR Tolkein.  He has asked him to come on an adventure! What? A hobbit going on an adventure, with fighting and other magical creatures in the world along with him? No way! Bilbo can’t even believe it when fourteen dwarves arrive at his house asking for food, drink, and a burglar to accompany them on a quest to the misty mountains to destroy the dragon Smaug, who has taken the mountain from the dwarves.  Bilbo takes much convincing for this, but eventually agrees.  His long journey is filled with hardship, work, and a new mind for the world outside his home in bag end. But mysterious and unexplained things happen on this quest, and make sure to read what happens to the group of travelers as they approach the misty mountains.

Book Talk by Stella

Many kids think that they are “special” and could be the new Einstein, of course there is a test to prove it. Only four kids can pass and they will be the new geniuses! The book, Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Steward is about the four kids who pass the test: Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance.

They are regular kids who don’t know anything about each other and never met each other. After all the other kids had left because they didn’t pass. Mr. Benedict, the inventor of the test, tells them that they are new spies. Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance end up going to a unusual school because Mr.Benedict says that messages are being sent out to the whole world that hypnotize kids into being slaves. The person who is doing this is a man named Mr. Curtin who works at the school.

These students have to find out, without exposing themselves, why he is doing this, how he is doing this, and, when will he stop doing this. They end up depending on each others lives to make this work… But how do they find out all the questions? Well, in the school some of the best students get to be messengers, and once they become one they hypnotize them and make them spread the words that hypnotize the other kids all around the world. So if Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance get to be messengers they can find out all the secrets without being hypnotized. How do they do this? I’ll leave that to you…

NaNo Wrimo Book Talk – Paavo

New Book Talk – The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster

Milo is a kid that hates himself, he is unsociable and is always depressed. When he gets home from school, he discovers a strange letter in his room. When he opens it it has a cardboard build kit. The bag says, “Phantom Tollbooth.”  When he builds it, he gets one of his toy RC cars and drives through it. Suddenly he is transported out of this world into the Phantom world. In his adventure he goes to kingdoms, meets strange creatures and fights demons. This book by Norton Juster I would highly recommend this book to readers that like books and that are interested in the ending of the book.

‘The Resurrection Casket’ By Justin Richards – Rebecca

Imagine you travel with a man who has a spaceship called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) that can take you anywhere, anytime? This is Rose’s life, and in this book, ‘The Resurrection Casket’ by Justin Richard, is a story of one of her adventures with the Doctor. Sometimes it can get dangerous, because there are plenty of aliens out there who are up to no good. The TARDIS is where Rose feels safe, but when it flies into Starfall, a planet where no technology can work, the TARDIS loses it’s power. Guess what? To top it all off, there’s a murderous band of robot pirates, an apologetic monster, and a lost treasure… Rose hopes she can get out of this one alive.

A Good Dog by AVI – Sam H

Bark! Imagine keeping a wolf as a house pet. In the book, A Good Dog by AVI is in the perspective of a dog named McKinley who finds his dog-friend living with a wolf in a forest. His human pup (Jack) wants to find that wolf and keep it as a house pet. The townspeople want to find McKinleys dog-friend. Read how McKinley saves his friend from humans, keeps the wolf wild AND MORE!
In this book, AVI (the Author) always has something interesting happening so the reader never gets bored.

Book Talk – The Hobbit – Sam LQ

A world filled with war and suffering where only few are at peace. A world where cities are burnt and treasures hoarded by dragons – that is what happened to the dwarves. Now they need the help of a hobbit by the name of Bilbo. The hobbits are a peaceful race that don’t like adventure much, but this hobbit is different. It took some persuading but the hobbit finally agreed to go on the adventure.

The adventure went on for a year and almost half way across the world, many hardships and empty stomachs are met along the way, none fully recover. There is also something new learned about everyone. This is what is in store for the characters of  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Book Talk 2 – Stella

Niki Maxwell is an 8th grade girl who goes to (from her perspective) the worst school ever… She has 3 friends Chloe, Zoe and Brandon. She also has a bully named Mackenzie who insults her a lot, for example: “That is a GREAT sweater, for my DOG.” Mackenzie makes her life have many bumps in the road, but Nikki always has her friends with her.

One day Nikki, Chloe, and Zoe want to compete in “Holidays On Ice” to raise money for an animal hospital called “Fuzzy Friends”. They are doing this because Brandon works there and it means a lot to him and if they don’t raise money for “Fuzzy Friends” the owners will have to put all the animals down. Dork Diaries by Rachel Russell is a very adventures book that will always put you in the mood for reading. In this whole story Nikki finds some REALLY DEEP secrets.