Eli: Age 11
Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung, is a good book and I would recommend it to kids ages nine to fourteen. It is about a superhero named “Captain Stupendous” and (naturally,) the city is full of evil villains. Then, during a fight, Captain Stupendous goes missing and supposedly transfers his powers to someone else. Vincent, the main character, and his friends find out who and train them how to fight by watching old videos about the original Stupendous. then a new evil villain shows up in a giant indestructible robot suit and starts blowing up the town and bragging about evil schemes and all that stuff evil villains always do. Read the book to find out more.
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier
This is a really ell-written and plot twisting story about a blind orphan who is an expert thief, and his friend, who has unfortunately been cursed into the form of part-cat, part-horse, and part-knight. His name is Sir Tode.
Then one day, Peter (that’s the blind orphan) is out stealing so he can eat, and he thinks he steals a carton of a half dozen eggs. It turns out it is a box of eyes with three pairs golden, black and emerald. When he puts the golden eyes in his empty sockets, he is instantly transported to a mysterious town where he meets Sir Tode and Professor Cake. He tells them to go on this really intense quest to bring peace to the kingdom.
I really liked this book, and I thought it was full of plot twists and betrayals. It was super exciting and I really enjoyed reading it.
The Mad Mask, by Barry Lyga was, I thought, a well written book. I would recommend it to kids of ages 10 and above. I think that it was funny, had a good plot, and had some very good twisty turns in the story. I especially liked Mighty Mike’s “mis-speech”, like when he said he was “fat” (fit) or when he messed up, he said, “Hoops.” It is the sequel to Archvillain, but I don’t think you have to read that first to see how funny The Mad Mask is.
The book, One Dog and His Boy, was an interesting and exciting book by the New York Times best selling author Eva Ibotson. It is about a kid named Hal who comes from a rich family and has everything he wants except a dog. finally, his dad gets him a dog, sort of. He rents a dog for three days at a place called “Easy Pets”. Hal thought it was for good, so after the third day, he sneaks in to “Easy Pets” and steals his dog back. Then he sets off to his grandparents house in North Umberland. If you want to find out what happens, read the book. I would recommend this book to kids who have dogs, or kids 9 and up, or both.
Three Times Lucky , by Sheila Turnage is an interesting book about a girl who everyone calls Mo. It is also about a murder case, a detective, a traitor, a kidnapping, and several messages in bottles. In the book, a stubborn old man was killed in his fishing boat with his own oar. Mo and he r friend Dale, slowly uncover the mystery with the help of many people in the town.
I think this book was pretty good, and I would recommend it to readers age 8 to 11. It was very gripping and I couldn’t wait to read every chapter.
Bird and Squirrel on the Run! is a funny comic book by James Burks. It is about a bird named “Bird” who becomes friends with a squirrel named “Squirrel” because he helps him get away from a (very creepy looking) cat named, you-know-what. In the process of Squirrel saving Bird from Cat, Squirrel loses the food he has saved to keep him alive for the winter. Bird and Squirrel voyage South to find more food, pursued by Cat the whole way.
I guess Cat really did have nine lives because he got struck by lightening, and fell off waterfalls and canyons and stuff. There are also other characters invlved, like a hawk, a snake, and a mysterieous family of moles. Read the book to find out more about them
The Secret Tree by Natalie Standiford is a good book about friendship, detective work, a ghost, the “Man-Bat” and a voodoo doll. A girl named Minty (not her real name…she likes roller derby, and everyone in it has a fancy name) discovers a tree that is full of little slips of paper. On each paper, there is the secret of someone in the town. For instance, ” I am secretly sabotaging my dad’s diet shake.” and, “When I babysit, after the kids are asleep, I snoop through the drawers.” Minty and her new friend Raymond spy on people to find out whose secret is whose.
I would recommend this book to anyone ages 8 to 13. It is a really well-written and funny book. I think it is interesting and intriguing. You should read it!
I read the book “101 Ways to Bug Your Friends and
Enemies, a Novel.” It is about a kid named Steve, everyone called him
Sneeze because of his allergies. Sneeze likes a girl
named Hayley. But Hayley doesn’t like Steve, she likes some other Hawaiian guy, Cullen. So Steve writes these emails to Hayley, pretending to be Cullen.
I think that this book would be good for people who like love stories. If
you like stories With interesting endings, then when you read
this, your head will be full of zingy banter!