Book Review- Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

The main character of the series is Gregor, he is eleven years old. Gregor’s father has been missing for two years. One day during the summer, he falls through a vent in their NYC apartment building’s laundry room. Him and his two-year old sister discover a world called the Underland. They go on quests and find out secrets about their family. I recommend this book, it was written very well and has an interesting plot.  This book would be perfect for anyone who loves adventure, fantasy and unique characters.

Written by,

Gigi and Olivia, 8th Grade

Strange Girl by Christopher Pike

Strange Girl is a paranormal love story that is recommended for mature teens, high school and up. It begins with seventeen year old, Fred Allen, walking home from school and spotting a girl at the park, kneeling in the grass and plucking at a few scrawny daisies…He marvels at how she’s “kind of strange.”

The writing style is simple, easy to read  and envelopes the reader into a timeless tale of two star-crossed lovers. However, there is a supernatural twist to this tale. There is a mystery that the reader will hope to unravel as it is told through the first-person narrative of Fred. The more Fred falls in love with Aja the more we want to discover who Aja is without destroying her. Aja, who seems to heal people’s emotional and physical wounds, a girl who seems to illuminate love and peace in every sense of the word while never speaking more than a few words at a time.

Strange Girl is full of heart and suspense. Existential questions of faith tug at Fred as he tries to solve the mystery of who Aja is, and why she is doing the things she does… And yet, as Fred gets closer to learning who is the girl he loves, the more unanswered questions come up. This haunting story leaves the readers hoping for the answer to neatly present itself, however only the reader can answer what it means for themselves.

Highly recommended for teens who enjoy mysteries, paranormal romance, suspense and fantasy!

 

Book Review-Stars Above

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer is a book containing 8 short stories relating to Cinder and her friends, as well as the epilogue for The Lunar Chronicles.

This book contains:

The Keeper-Michelle Benoit and her journey with Princess Selene

Glitches– Prequel to Cinder

The Queen’s Army– Prequel to Scarlet

Carswell’s Guide to Being Lucky– Prequel to Cress

After Sunshine Passes By– A peak into how Cress ended up on the satellite and just how good of a hacker she is

The Princess and the Guard– Prequel to Winter

The Little Android– Marissa Meyer’s retelling of “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen

The Mechanic– When Prince Kai and Cinder first meet, from Prince Kai’s perspective

Something Old, Something New-Epilogue

This is the perfect book for The Lunar Chronicles fans and if you haven’t heard of this series, be sure to check out the first 4 books (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter)!

Book Review-The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a fast-paced novel written by Suzanne Collins. It takes place in the future and throughout North America. However, the states have now been set up into 12 districts, known as the Districts of Panem, with a Capitol to rule over them. This well-written book includes action, suspense, and even a bit of romance, which makes it perfect for any reader who loves a bit of everything!

Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl who lives in the poor district of 12, knows how to survive. In Panem, each district must offer up one boy and one girl from the ages of 12 to 18 to compete in the annual Hunger Games. The Hunger Games is a chance for one tribute to come out on top with riches, a new way of living, and to be crowned a Victor. However, to come out on top, they must survive the fight to the death in the arena against 23 other tributes. When Katniss ends up in the arena, can she survive against all odds and be crowned the 74th Annual Hunger Games Victor?

“May the odds be ever in your favor.”

The Hunger Games