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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Posted: February 7, 2019

My name is Gabby, and I’m a 7th grader at St. James. I liked The Hunger Games, because it keeps you guessing. The ending isn’t predictable in the sense that you don’t know who might die. You think one person is safe until…   The Hunger Games also kept me interested throughout the book and I encourage

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The Lego Movie Videogame

Posted: January 14, 2019

I’m Angel and I am a 7th grader at Hadley Junior High School.  I’ll be reviewing The Lego Movie Video Game. The Lego Movie Videogame is fun to play, and I played it with my brother. You get to choose your player, and it is also multiplayer, so your friends can play with you. The

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The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

Posted: January 14, 2019

I’m Colin, and I am an 8th grader at Glen Crest Middle School. I’ll be reviewing The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. I liked The Alchemyst because of the amount of depth the story had. The two main characters, twins Sophie and Josh, find a man known as Nicholas Flamel. They

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A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Posted: January 2, 2019

My name is Katie, and I attend Hadley Junior High School as a 7th grader. I’m reviewingA Series of Unfortunate Events, which contains 13 books. I really enjoy this series. It’s about a girl, Violet, a boy, Klaus, and their baby sister, Sonny. After their parents die in a tragic fire, they are on the

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Island of the Blue Dolphins (Part III: Analysis)

Posted: December 31, 2018
By: Nada A., Teen Blogger

In my AP Human Geography course as a freshman, I read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. It provided a new perspective on how various peoples can possess different types of knowledge and how this can affect their survival, communication, and societal advancement. In Island of the Blue Dolphins,

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Posted: December 26, 2018

My name is Cammi and I’m in 7th grade at Hadley. I reviewed the book, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.   This book is about Ally, who fools a lot of smart people into believing she can read. When her new teacher, Mr. Daniels, sees through the act, Ally learns to read,

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Island of the Blue Dolphins (Part II: Summary)

Posted: December 21, 2018
By: Nada A., Teen Blogger

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell begins with an introduction of the narrator and her brother. Karana, or Wonapalei, is a vibrant girl who lives in the village of Ghalas-at with her sister Ulape, her brother, Ramo, and her father, the chief. While collecting roots for the tribeswomen, Karana sees a red ship

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One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Posted: December 19, 2018

My name is Imala and I reviewed One For the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.    I liked it because it showed real life problems and how we act in certain situations. This book made me feel many different emotions because through all the different situations Carly finds herself in she somehow finds a way

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