"How to Speak Dog" reviewed by Maya on July 1, 2008

Name: 
Maya
Grade: 
7
Title: 
How to Speak Dog
Author: 
Stanely Coren
Genre: 
general
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I liked this book because it was very informative. It Explained things Such as how your dog inturprites your Movements.
Would you recommend this book?: 
yes
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"The Amber Spyglass" reviewed by Kate on June 25, 2008

Name: 
Kate
Grade: 
7
Title: 
The Amber Spyglass
Author: 
Philip Pullman
Genre: 
fantasy
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This book is the final book in the trilogy His Dark Materials. I personally thought that the book was very good, but I was unsatisfied with the ending. The plot is very complicated and it is crucial that you read the first two books in the series, but mainly, Lyra, a young teenager has the exceptional gift of reading a truth telling device. In the second book, The Subtle Knife, she meets a boy of the same age named Will who also discovers a gift of his own, although he comes from a different world. Together travel through dangerous and important worlds until they discover that the fate of all the worlds depends on them and they must make decisions that are truly heartbreaking.
Similar authors or titles?: 
The first two books in the trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife. Another book by Philip Pullman is Lyra's Oxford which is not part of the series, and I have not read it.
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I loved this book as well as the entire trilogy, but as I said, I was disappointed with the ending as I felt it was incomplete and it did not leave me at rest. I don't expect books to have happy endings, but I like it when they leave me feeling like the characters are more connected to each other than Lyra and Will were at the end of this book.
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"Twisted" reviewed by Avery on June 24, 2008

Name: 
Avery
Grade: 
10
Title: 
Twisted
Author: 
Laurie Halse Anderson
Genre: 
general
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This book is about a kid who was always told to be tough, but it seems whenever he tried he messed up.
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Speak, Prom, Fever and Trickster
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yes... suspenseful
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"Endgame" reviewed by Avery on June 24, 2008

Name: 
Avery
Grade: 
10
Title: 
Endgame
Author: 
Nancy Garden
Genre: 
general
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Gray is a kid who always gets singled out by the bullies. When he moves because of an incident at his old school he tries to tell himself that things are going to get better but they don't, so finally he gets so fed up with being second to his brother and being bullied he decides to bring his fathers semi-automatic to school... but his plan goes wrong.
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Annie on my Mind, Molly's Family, My sister the Vampire,The year they burned the Books are all books also written by Nancy Garden
Would you recommend this book?: 
yes, it is a very suspenseful novel
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"Trigger" reviewed by Avery on June 24, 2008

Name: 
Avery
Grade: 
10
Title: 
Trigger
Author: 
Susan Vaught
Genre: 
general
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Jersey is the main character of the book and he tries to commit suicide, but fails. So the story is that he tries to figure out why he pulled the trigger because he doesn't remember what caused it.
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Other books by Susan Vaught are: L.O.S.T, Stormwitch,and Big Fat Manifesto
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yes, i think it does a good job of explaining that there are consequences to your actions and even if you think everything is going on don't do something you could very well regret moments later.
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