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WEEK 7 CHALLENGE

Read a book by an author who lives in Massachusetts.


Friday, July 29, 2016

The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie

What would you like to tell us about the book?

 This book is one of my summer reading books, so I thought I'd try it out. This book was so good, and really made me think about Indian Reservations. This topic is not something I'd usually think about. Arnold (main character) has trouble at high school. All he wants is to be known and popular! The tone of his skin and his identity doesn't help much. While Arnold strives in high school, his family is having trouble. Read this book!!!!

- Isabella, 8th grade, Cambridge Street Upper School

Goosebumps:The Creature Teacher, R.L. Stine

What would you like to tell us about the book?

 Even though this Goosebumps book is short, and an easy read for middle schoolers, I found this book hilarious, wanting more. Tommy's family is full of winners, everone has won at least once. Except Tommy. The only solution: Send Tommy to Winner Camp. This camp is only for winners, and NO LOSERS leave. At least not alive. This book holds me in an expected suspense, waiting to find out if Tommy will survive the final exam.

- Isabella, 8th grade, Cambridge Street Upper School

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

Would you recommend this book? If so, who would you recommend it to, and why? If not, why not?


This book is INTENSE. I would recommend it to mature people, probably in later years of high school. This book Is about a girl named Gemma who gets abducted by Ty. The book hows her struggle for survival. Its a really sad book but I couldn't put it down.


-Shira, 8th grade, Vassal Lane Upper School

Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw

What would you like to tell us about the book?


This book was okay. It didn't really have much of a plot. I thought that only some of the characters seemed lovable and the ending didn't really explain much.


-Shira, 8th grade, Vassal Lane Upper School

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great by Jessie Hartland

Which minor character in this book would you like to know more about? If there were a whole book about them, what would it be called


This was an inspiring story about a boy who invented Apple Computers, iPods, iPhones, iPads and more.

I REALLY want to learn more about Chrisann, the old girlfriend of Steve's with whom he had a baby but then leaves. I wonder what happened to Chrisann!


What else is new?


This book was recommended by my school.






-Julia, 6th grade, Cambridge Friends School

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

What would you like to tell us about the book?


Some may say this book is for adults, but since it includes teenagers and their life, I consider it to be a YA book. If you already have a fear of airplanes, then I suggest you not read this book. On the otherhand, if you love the intensity of man made tragedies, this is the one for you. This book is based on a true story about a seires of plane crashes that happened in Elizabeth, New Jersey.


-Isabella, 8th grade, Cambridge Street Upper School

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

What would you like to tell us about the book?


Afterworlds is a suprisingly good book about an author who wrote a paranormal love story. Switching off chapters, one about Darcy (the author) and her life, the other telling the story Darcy wrote. Darcy has trouble with a love for another author, and trouble finding the perfect ending for her paranormal romance. This might sound funny, but this book made me want to have powers to see ghosts.


-Isabella, 8th grade, Cambridge Street Upper School