Wow, it's been just a week of US, Reading, and you guys are reading off the charts!!!
It looks like lately the 6th graders have been edging out the 7th graders...stay tuned for the next team standings update on Thursday! Don't forget, select the grade you are *GOING INTO* in the fall, not the one you've completed. 8th graders, where are you?!?! I know you're reading this summer too!!!
Check out this week's challenge (it changes every week!): Read a book that takes place (or is about) where you're vacationing this summer. Should make for some interesting reads!
Summer is a good time to catch up on to-read lists and re-read old favorites, but also a time when lots of great new books come out! Here are some of my most-anticipated books this summer (all descriptions come from the publisher- with commentary from me!)
Flying by Carrie Jones (July 2016)
I loved Ninth Ward by Jewel Parker Rhodes, and I can't wait to read this one! She writes so well about tragedy and family.
Realistic fiction is one of my favorite genres- this sounds like it will have an interesting and original plot, and I can't wait to see what happens in the end!
This book sounds very sad and very creepy...two excellent qualities in a summer read!
Jennifer Holms is super-author of graphic novels such as the Babymouse series and Sunny Side Up, plus current MCBA nominee The Fourteenth Goldfish, and many many more!!!
Sports stories are usually fast-paced and action packed, and Jason Reynolds is a fantastic author! This will be a win all around.
What books are you looking forward to reading when they come out?
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
If someone liked this book, what other books should they read?
This book was very touching and sad. A girl was left on a island all by herself, and was rescued much later in her life. It really puts things in perspective. It was really well written. If you have read Hatchet, you'll like this book.
When Percy has amnesia, sleeps somewhere for eight months, and watches a goddess throw a cake at a giant, you know that the story's going to get wonky.
In the sequel to The Lost Hero, the readers take another perspective - the Roman camp, Camp Jupiter. They find out here that the two camps will have to unite, but they're not ready to unite. They've been enemies for thousands of years!!
In the exciting sequel to The Lost Hero, Frank makes a brave sacrifice, Hazel will see a teenager who's 70 years old, and Percy has to hurl a stone statue head at a giant.
-Bruce, 6th grade, Cambridge Street
Would you recommend this book? If so, who would you recommend it to, and why? If not, why not?
This book did not have the same flow as Every Day by David Levithan. It was still enjoyable, though it didn't have the same happy feel to it as most young adult book do. The mood was a little dull, and both characters were in the same situation most of the book.
I wrote about this book last week when I had just started it, but now that I'm further in I want to say how important the setting is to the story. The setting is Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, and this summer I am spending some weekends on vacation in New Hampshire. However, this book takes place in the freezing, snowy, winter (something else important to the story) and I go in the breezy summer. I recommend this book to those who like realistic fiction because this book IS realistic fiction!!!
-Margaret, 6th grade, Vassal Lane