"Jumper" reviewed by Jennifer on June 22, 2008

Name: 
Jennifer
Grade: 
10
Title: 
Jumper
Author: 
Steven Gould
Genre: 
sci-fi
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So I saw the Jumper movie the other day, and while I would not recommend the movie to anyone, I would recommend this book. The book and the movie are comepletely different, the plot lines and characters aren't even the same. However, on a behind the scenes bonus feature of the movie, the author talked about his book vs. the movie and he was such a good sport about the changes that I decided to read it. Jumper is told in the first person by a young man named David Rice. He finds out, though several dangerous encounters, that he has the power to teleport himself places. The book is part supernatural, part human. The problems that David deals with are very real and the story deals alot with the idea of running from your problems. The plot also has to do with terrorism and moral boundaries. I found Steven Gould's writing style to be very comfortable and entertaining. The book was exciting, funny, and also heartwrenching at times. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.
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Yes, I would.
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"Lost Summer" reviewed by Megan on June 10, 2008

Name: 
Megan
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Lost Summer
Author: 
Alex McAulay
Genre: 
adventure
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I wasn't sure want genre to put this under. It takes a while to get into the book, but once you're into it you'll love it. Lots of bad words.
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yes
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"Eclipse" reviewed by Megan on June 10, 2008

Name: 
Megan
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Eclipse
Author: 
Stephenie Meyer
Genre: 
romance
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The best so far. Bella's problems will become your own. You will feel what she feels.
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4th book comes out Aug. 28!!
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yes
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"New Moon" reviewed by Megan on June 10, 2008

Name: 
Megan
Grade: 
7
Title: 
New Moon
Author: 
Stephenie Meyer
Genre: 
romance
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The sequel to Twilight is even better than the first one. While there are a few slow parts, hold on.
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yes
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"Twilight" reviewed by Megan on June 10, 2008

Name: 
Megan
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Twilight
Author: 
Stephenie Meyer
Genre: 
romance
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This book is amazing. I haven't read anything this good since the Harry Potter books. You won't want to stop reading Twilight. Best romantic story I've ever read.
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New Moon & Eclipse.
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yes
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"Escape From Egypt" reviewed by diamond on June 9, 2008

Name: 
diamond
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Escape From Egypt
Author: 
Sonia Levitin
Genre: 
historical
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This book takes place in early egypt.Before moses came to rescue the hebrew slaves. Jennat a half-Syrian,half-egyptian girl has her eye on a hebrewslave (Jesse) thats working her household . Then when moses comes they both run off eventually to be together in the promised land.
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James,Luceno
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yes i would definetely recommend this book to my friends
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"Luna" reviewed by Katie on June 5, 2008

Name: 
Katie
Grade: 
7
Title: 
Luna
Author: 
Julie Anne Peters
Genre: 
general
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Liam or Luna as she perfures to be called is at a tough spot. between being true to herself or being what he was born as. Liam is transgender. this book is amazing and uplifting. i couldn't put it down
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YES!
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"The Mysterious Benedict Society" reviewed by Mary Anne on May 30, 2008

Name: 
Mary Anne
Grade: 
7
Title: 
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Author: 
Trenton Lee Stewart
Genre: 
sci-fi
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Good science fiction never fails to grasp the reader and hold them tightly until the story is over, and sometimes longer than that. If you are a sci-fi fan, The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart, won’t disappoint you. It will captivate you immediately with its exciting plot. You won’t be able to put it down, because of Stewart’s cleverly-placed surprises that you will run into throughout the story when you least expect them. Thrilling foreshadowing only adds to the suspense. Every character is unique and interesting. Stewart does an excellent job challenging the characters, and also the reader, with tricky puzzles and riddles. Some sci-fi books are breathtaking when you first read them, but the thrill often ends with the story. In contrast, The Mysterious Benedict Society’s message of children’s importance to the world will not soon be forgotten. This is definitely a book worth reading. I recommend it to everyone, especially older kids and sci-fi fans. If you enjoy The Mysterious Benedict Society, you'll probably like the sequel, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey.
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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
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Yes, I would definetly reccomend this books, especially to older kids and readers who enjoy science fiction, because its important messages and captivating plot make it a worth while and entertaining read.
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"Being" reviewed by Jennifer on March 6, 2008

Name: 
Jennifer
Grade: 
10
Title: 
Being
Author: 
Kevin Brooks
Genre: 
sci-fi
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I really, really, really enjoyed this book...until the end. Kevin Brooks, as usual, was fantastic. I will read anything he writes, which is good because he is always switching genres. I was captivated with the story and the characters until the last page. I couldn't put it down. But the ending was rushed and left me rather annoyed and angry. Being is, to put it frankly, the story of a boy named Robert who discovers that he is not like the rest of us. He is made up of something other then bones and organs. This is discovered when he goes to the doctor for a check-up. The rest of the book is spent trying to evade some strange men in suits who want him. The novel is also smattered with some romance and thoughts on life and growing up.
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Don't let this review turn you off Kevin Brooks. His other novels are wonderful.
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I would have had you asked me half way through it, but I wouldn't now.
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