Thursday, August 13, 2009

Frozen Fire, by Tim Bowler

Frozen Fire, by Tim Bowler, is a thrilling and mysterious book. The book begins with a girl named Dusty, who gets a phone call from a strange boy. At first, she felt scared not knowing what to do, but then hearing his voice made her curious and pay attention to his words. It seems that this boy wants to escape the miserable life by killing himself, while Dusty decides to help and convince him to stay alive. Even though, Dusty feels scared not knowing what will happen to her, she believes that this boy knows something about her brother's disappearance. She hopes to find the boy and save his life, while finding new clues that will lead her in finding her brother, Josh. However, she doesn't know that she might be in great danger for saving that boy's life. In my opinion, this book is extremely fascinating and at the same time mysterious. I loved this book, because it provides heartbreaking, action, and adventurous experiences that teach people about life. How you can't have everything in life and that it sometimes can be very unpredictable. You must read the whole book to experience the sadness, the danger, and the bravery the characters go through.

- Reviewed by Anna, grade 9.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Sucks to Be Me, by Kimberly Pauley

Sucks to Be Me, by Kimberly Pauley, is a great book. It's about a girl named Mina who finds out she has to choose between being a vampire or a human. She has to make this decision in only 4 weeks. Her family and friends help her but in the end she is the one with the final choice. This book is great because it strips away a lot of the vampire stereotypes. It's really funny to see the main character struggling with regular teen issues and not-so-regular vampire issues. There are no bad parts to this book because it's a great book for anyone to read. I would recommend this to 9th graders and above.

- Reviewed by Emma, grade 10.