Reading Something Great? Let’s Buzz About It.

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9 Responses to Reading Something Great? Let’s Buzz About It.

  1. Heidi says:

    “Life as We Knew It” by Susan Beth Pfeffer

    This book freaked me out. A natural disaster, where the moon is knocked out of its orbit by a rogue asteroid, and BOOM! Life as we know it changes forever. Seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Miranda, this is a realistic and science fiction mix that will scare you to your core. – Heidi at West Regional Library

  2. Katy says:

    I just finished reading A True and Faithful Narrative by Katherine Sturtevant. It’s a sequel to At the Sign of the Star and again features Meg Moore as its main character. Meg is working in her father’s bookshop, dreaming of becoming a writer, and receiving the attention of two suitors. When Edward Gosse leaves for Italy, Meg sends him off with a jest — telling him to be sure to be captured by pirates so he can write his story upon his return to England. When this jest comes true, Meg and her new suitor Will do everything they can to bring Edward back. Who will win her heart in the end? This historical novel stresses the importance of words and how what you say, when you say it and to whom you say it can change your life.

  3. Kristen says:

    Looking for something by Meg Cabot that’s not pink in color? I just finished the first in her Mediator Series called Shadowland. Suze Simon has just moved from Brooklyn to sunny California to join her mother and new stepfamily. Suze is a mediator and has been able to see ghosts her whole life. After only being in California for a few days, she finds that there is a ghost at the new school who is up to no good and a handsome ghost haunting her bedroom. She’ll have to take care of business before she can think about trips to the mall and surfing. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will see the similarities.

  4. Dan says:

    I recently read Neil Gaiman’s Stardust which has been made into a movie due out this summer. It’s a great adventure/ fairy tale story about a man named Tristan Thorne who falls in love and tries to bring his love a fallen star. Things get complicated, however, when Trsitan crosses “the wall” and enters the world of the faerie. He meets witches and pirates and the star herself, who hurt her leg when she fell. Also try Gaiman’s Good Omens or Anansi Boys.

  5. Andrea says:

    I really loved this book. I couldn’t imagine living like this. It’s very fatalistic and forces the reader to think about what we take for granted. It kind of put me into that 9-11 aftershock feeling. I highly recommend for a high school reader.

  6. Rebecca says:

    I absolutely loved reading The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. It follows the very fascinating adventures of 12-year-old slacker Percy Jackson who finds out that he might be a little bit different from his class-mates when his math teacher turns into a monster and tries to kill him on a school field trip. But it’s not Percy’s only brush with mysterious creatures trying to kill him. After a truly miraculous escape, he finds himself at a summer camp for the human children of the Olympian gods. Yep, the gods are still alive and kicking and currently residing in New York at the Empire State Building.

    Percy finds himself on a quest to discover who really stole Zeus’s magic lightening bolt before a three way war starts between Hades, Zeus and Poseidon. But who really is Percy’s father? And why does Percy get so much stronger when he’s in the water? And, really, who did take the lightning bolt and can Percy find it in time?

  7. Marci Byers says:

    I just finished “The Alchemyst: the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel” by Michael Dylan Scott. It’s the first in what I suspect will be at least 3 books. Two 15 year old twins one works in a used bookstore the other works in a coffeehouse. One day someone comes in to steal an old manuscript “The Codex.” Josh and Sophie learn that this book contains the recipe for immortality among other things. As a result they are caught up in the efforts to get the book back. It’s a very action oriented/fantasy book. Readers of Harry Potter and Dark Materials trilogy will probably enjoy.

  8. Aubrey says:

    I just read this book called, “Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging. It was GREAT!!!! It’s the first of a series about this 14 year-old girl named Georgia Nicolson. The book is like a journal that she writes in almost ever day (sometimes hour). You learn about her boyfriend troubles (aka Sex God), friends, and weird family. It is a great book and series!!!!!!!! Readers of the Mates, Dates series would luuvvvvv these!!

  9. Kasey says:

    I recently finished reading the book “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and I loved it.

    It’s about a rich little girl or “princess” who has to leave her father to go to school. A few years later, she finds out her father has died and there wasn’t a penny of his fortune left. Read the rest to find out what happens next!

    I recommend this to middle school readers.

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