Friday, March 25, 2011

High School Debut: Volume 1, by Kazune Kawahara

High School Debut, by Kazune Kawahara, is a normal book about normal teens. This book deals with relationships and sports with a touch of humor. It is about a girl that meets her old baseball rival from Jr. High School. They have a heated encounter and it is really funny. The second chapter is when the main character tries to set her friend up with a boyfriend.

This book is a book to waste time and to have a laugh. Also, this book is interesting because the main character is one of those people that get into places they shouldn't have been in the first place. I strongly recommend this book to teenage audiences.


-Reviewed by J.P., grade 8.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

April Morning, by Howard Fast

April Morning, by Howard Fast, takes place in the United States military war. The main character is a young boy that uses his brain (probably too much). It explains the American Revolution from a young boy's point of view. The boy's family is very strict but they all love him. The problem is Adam doesn't see it in his dad. His dad thinks his son is too young for the things he is thinking and the boy thinks he is beyond mature. This story takes place in twenty-four hours and has an ending no one will believe.

I didn't really like this book because it was hard to understand. I recommend this book to people that love to read and have a high reading level. This was an OK book.


-Reviewed by JP, grade 8.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dope Sick, by Walter Dean Myers

Dope Sick, by Walter Dean Myers, is about a girl named Kelly who meets a guy named Roger Jones who has shot a police officer. Kelly helps Roger who keeps on pleading that he didn't shoot the officer and that his friend did.

This was a very good book. This book is best for people who love to feel what's happening in the world and to not be bored. Also, this book is interesting because the main character is not the good guy either. They're running from the police. I strongly recommend this book to teenage audiences.


-Reviewed by J.P., grade 8.



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sidekicks: The Transfer Student (Volume 1), by J. Torres, illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa

Sidekicks: The Transfer Student, by J. Torres, is a book about heroes that are sidekicks. This book combines the idea of college and heroes. The students in this book are trying to learn how to control their powers. This book also has the classic concept of a vigilante. The main character is struggling to get used to the school.

This book is interesting because the main character may have some of the issues you are facing, like joining a new school. I strongly recommend this book to teenage audiences.