January 25, 2011

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

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In Rosewood, Pennsylvania four girls by the names of Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily lived. Their friend Ali had died, and they had spent years not talking to each other. They all started to get text messages from an anonymous texter by the name of “A” that was harassing and threatening them. “A” had said she was Ali, but the girls got freaked out because Ali had been dead since they were in seventh grade. While “A” continues to ruin their lives, the girls must try to protect their secrets from their parents and from Rosewood. “A” does some horrible things to them, she makes it so that Hanna, Emily, Spencer and Aria tell on themselves. She threatens them, so they do what she says. The girls try to find ways to catch “A”, and send her to jail, but so far, it hasn’t worked out in their favor. This book is preferably meant for preteen, and teenage girls.

Akwero, Class of 2014

The WHS Library owns the first 5 books of the Pretty Little Liars series.

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January 6, 2011

Sea Legs by Alex Shearer

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Two eleven year old twins Stanley, and Eric stowaway on a boat with their father… without him knowing. They are supposed to be with their granddad and gran. They think that father knows all about it but really he is the only one who doesn’t. They stowaway on the cruise because they miss him too much when he takes his yearly cruise trip for his job. Their “mum” left all of them long ago so she has no idea they are on the boat either. The twins are forced to stay in a storage cabin, and few workers know about the stowaways. The few workers who now of the stowaway twins help them out. For the first two weeks on the boat the twins have a lot of fun eating free food, making friends, talking to old woman, also spying on their dad serving people. Eric the younger twin by five minutes, being a lair, told people his dad was the captain. Making unnecessary difficulties staying on the “down low”. They have a nice time until pirates come aboard and make everyone take everything out of their cabins and leave it in a bag outside of their doors. When the pirates think it feels light, they search the rooms for extra money or jewels. But then Stanley and Eric save the day by making the pirates get off the ship and giving all the jewels and money back to the owners. I would recommend it to people who have time to read, because it is a long book, and took me almost since the beginning of the school year.

Marty M., Class of 2014

January 5, 2011

Witch and Wizard by James Patterson

Posted in book review tagged , , , at 3:34 pm by blueblazeslib

Witch and Wizard is easily my favorite book, I couldn’t put it down. It was about two siblings named Whit who was 18 and Wisty who was 16 that had just found out they were Wizards. One night their parents were arrested by a special force. They force was coming after Whit and Wisty when they magically got away. Throughout the whole book they were going through a magical world trying to figure out how to use their powers. I think this book would be perfect for teenagers because we can relate to the characters.

Delaney B., Class of 2014

May 7, 2010

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Posted in book review tagged , , at 4:53 pm by blueblazeslib

The chocolate war was a very interesting book. It wasn’t at all what I thought it was going to be about but it ended up being one of my all time favorite movies. It’s about a young boy who attends a private school that is run by a group of high school students that call themselves the Vigils. They give different assignments to different kids every week and see if they can carry out with them.

Austin W., Class of 2012

The WHS Library owns this book.

May 6, 2010

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Posted in book review tagged , , , at 12:55 pm by blueblazeslib

I liked the Lovely Bones because it was interesting. It kept you on the edge of your seat every time something happened. I couldn’t relate to the book. I got into the book so much that I felt like I was really in the book right next to Suzie looking down on her family like she was.

Austin W., Class of 2012

The WHS Library owns The Lovely Bones.

April 7, 2008

The Golden Compass

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Golden Compass cover

If you like fantasy, science, or are just looking for a great read, The Golden Compass has it all. Lyra Belacqua, a smart, witty young girl lives in her parallel universe of Oxford, England. She lives among the scholars at Jordan College, completely unaware of what her future beholds for her. Lyra’s world is filled with daemons, armored bears, Gobblers, witch clans, and en every increasing powerful church. Lyra’s life is every young kid’s dream until she hears talk of Dust, a secret particle that proves to hold amazing powers. She is soon pulled into the mess of this hushed world of particles and Dust; and into her destiny which she must fulfill in another world, without ever suspecting anything Lyra is thrown in the path of danger, and so many other things from our world and hers as she tries to discover the truth and fulfill her hidden destiny. Pullman’s Golden Compass is a book filled with suspense, corrption, and adventure. It is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Rachel J., Sophomore