Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Gift, by James Patterson and Ned Rust

The book "Witch & Wizard, The Gift" is the second book from the "Witch & Wizard" series by James Patterson. The series follows Wisty and her brother Whit as they rebel against The One Who is The One and the New Order. The New Order is an organization that is rapidly taking over the world and seizing the people's power to freely express themselves in various forms of art such as music, dance, and most other forms of entertainment.

I enjoyed reading "Witch & Wizard, The Gift" by James Patterson and Ned Rust. The characters were well presented and the story was well told. The character names are a bit unusual but that just adds to the story. Seeing how the rebels in the book were being executed every other day, I'm unsure of how someone could fit things like concerts into their life but such is the world of fiction. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes books about magic and rebels and things.

Reviewed by Anton V., Grade 9
Montrose Library

Monday, May 21, 2018

Empire State:A Love Story (Or Not), by Jason Shiga

A 25 year old adult named Jimmy is helping his best friend Sara prepare to leave for Brooklyn. She plans to take journalism there while Jimmy devises a plan to follow her there. He commits lying by omission by telling his mom that he is going to Brooklyn for "helping making a magazine". He ends up getting away with the lie and he takes a plane to New York. Then,he finds Sara while walking around town in Brooklyn and they hang out until it's the day when Jimmy flies back to Oakland.

I think that this comic book I just read is a great book to read if you want a combination of romance and comedy. What I liked is the animation that was made in the book because the I thought the pictures looked attracting to the reader. I felt like the colors made me feel good about myself because pastel colors looked good in the book. What I didn't like about the book is REALLY I LIKED THE WHOLE THING. It is too much of a good book. I think that people that are into romance and comedy would like this book. Or people that would want to read something short would possibly read it. So come get Empire State:A Love Story (Or Not), by Jason Shiga at your local bookstore or your local public or school library. This is a very good short rom-com story that you could possibly like.

Reviewed by Hannah Rachel, Grade 8
Downtown Central Library