The Body in the Woods by April Henry

Reviewed by: Isabela Lewis

Wouldn’t it be awesome to help the police, finding and even save people?

You could be the hero or the victim.  body

Three teenagers join Portland County Search and Rescue.  These three unalike teenagers have secrets unknown to the world. Alexis, Nick, and Ruby are put on a team to find an autistic 30 year old man lost in the forest but suddenly stumbles upon a dead girl, a teenager. After finding her, two other girls were found dead in the same forest. Was this an accident or murder? Who could’ve killed her?

My favorite part is when they find the dead girl and it completely changes everything.

I recommend this book to people who are interested in mysteries and have an adventurous personality.

I give this book a 4**** out of 5***** stars. I say this because it didn’t always hold my interest, but overall it is a great book.


Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling

Reviewed By. Maggie Miller

fantasticThere was once a world in which a handful of people and creatures determined the fate many. In New York, a man named Newt Scamander, has a brief case and if it opens it will release many different creatures and animals. One day that wish comes true and he and the town are in trouble. Newt thinks he can capture all the creatures, but it isn’t any help with graves by his side.

My favorite part is when the president turns Graves into a good person with Newt’s wand.

I recommend this book to people who like an adventures books that are exciting.

I gave this book a 5 ***** out of ***** 5 stars because sometimes in the book it would have you off your seat waiting for the end.

BMX Bravery By: Jake Maddox

Reviewed by: Cody Claytor

Have you ever wanted to compete in a BMX competition? Well that’s what these two boys did.

Two boys set off to become the best BMX riders they can. There are challenges along the way. Together they do something that they never thought they could do. They take the ride of their life.


Riding down a dangerous hill they did it but with one ending up with a broken leg. But competing in a BMX competition is there next goal in this book. But sorry can’t give away the ending.

My favorite part is when the two kids ride down a dangerous hill. I can relate to this because I have had to do something dangerous before.

I recommend this book to people who like bikes, or BMX.

I give this book 5***** out of 5***** because I like BMX. This book kept me interested as I read.

Heroes of Hurricane Katrina: 10 True Tails by Allan Zullo

Reviewed by: Andrew Westerman

Imagine if you were on a boat in a hurricane battling waves, rain, wind, and debris and other people need a ride that would save their lives. Would you do the job?

In hurricanes, a lot of people save lives from family to foe. The people in this book did what had to be done. Every story in this book is different. They were saving people from helicopters and even keepin51dhTB30uPL._SX341_BO1,204,203,200_g the radio tower from short-circuiting. Some made a life jacket out of jeans and others used Humvees and tanks. While they faced being shot, looting, and being held gunpoint, they still did it. Would you?

My favorite part is when a cyclist came to see his hometown one day after the hurricane and jumped on a boat named the Skeeter. When he was saving people, he saw a convoy of tanks and Humvees that had come stop the violence. He had to strap a gun to him to make it look like he was part of the convoy.

I recommend this book to people who like action and some emotion.

I give this book ***** out of ***** stars because it had a lot of twists, action.  The book is very descriptive.


Kid Owner  by Tim Green

By: Mack Moore

KidownerHC-340x516-lrgIt was very wet when Ryan was about to get the best news of his life.It would take hard work but it would be worth it.

Ryan’s father had just passed away and that’s when Ryan’s life had changed. The next day Ryan found out that his dad owned an NFL team. His dad said that Ryan owns the team. But his dad had remarried. So that means Jasmine owns a chunk of the team too. Will Ryan get the team or will
Jasmine? Read the book to find out!!!

My favorite part in the book is when Ryan becomes starter QB on his football team.

If you like action packed books and also a touch of drama, then this book is for you.

I give this book 5***** out of 5***** stars.I give it 5***** out of 5***** stars because it is action packed has some drama, and is very exciting.

Autumn’s Kiss By: Bella Thorne


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Reviewed by: Becca

Autumn is beginning a new school year but, the year seems kind of flirty will she find the right guy or will she be left hanging?

Autumn decides to open her special journal but there is something wrong, the cover isn’t flexible. She takes it to her grandmother, will they find out what’s wrong? Autumn is quite popular and lots of boys like her. She realizes she might be right, for who she never imagined she would be good for.

My favorite part of the book is where Autumn tries to make things better but doesn’t necessarily make them better. I like this part because it teaches a life long lesson “Don’t try to make what’s good, better.”

This is good for people who like romance, drama, and adventure.

I give this book 5***** out of 5***** stars.  I think this book is an amazing book. It starts a little slow but by the end is has a lot of action.

The Angel Tree – Daphne Benedis-Grab

Reviewed by: Eloise Thorp

Who’s really behind the Angel Tree? No one knows, but these kids are determined to find out! Lucy, Cami, Max, and Joe attend Pine River Middle School, and they all want to learn who is behind this Christmas mystery. Through the story they all learn lots of things but, you’ll never know what until you read the book…!

The Angel Tree is a heartwarming Christmas mystery and a wonderful story of friendship! Every Christmas, in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square (The Angel Tree.) Some peangeltreeople tie wishes to the tree, while others make those wishes come true. Nobody knows where the tree comes from, and the mystery has always been part of the tradition’s charm.

My favorite part is when Lucy, Cami, Max, and Joe each go through something terrible before christmas, yet they still have the love and christmas spirit to do something nice for someone else. This is important to me because it shows that even if some kids don’t have the best lives, they can still have the love and cheer to do something nice for someone else. This book has taught me many things like being thankful for what I have, being kind and loving to other people, and getting out of my comfort zone.

If you are someone who loves a mystery and enjoys suspense this story is for you! If you like stories of friendship, with happy endings, no matter how old you are, trust me this is the perfect book for you!

I give this book 5***** out of 5***** stars because it had a really good storyline with lots of detail. It is one of the best books I’ve ever read!

Fast Break by Mike Lupica

Reviewed By: Fred Myron Bob 1st

51DdrerQwCLJayson is a basketball lover, lives alone, and plays mad. Then, bad things start happening that he can never escape.



His name is Jayson Barnes and he’s 12 years old. It’s hard for Jayson sometimes. In order to survive he steals more than just basketballs, he steals food. He is forced to live by himself at the Pines, but things get mixed up and he gets caught stealing. But what did he get caught stealing, not food, but something else. Now he has a new team and a new family.

I really liked this book because I felt like I could relate to Jayson, and he is around my age. He also likes to play sports.  I recommend this book to people who like basketball. If you like books that make you anxious to know what is going to happen next, this is the book for you.


I give this book 5*****out of 5***** stars because it makes you feel like you are the one in the book.


War Horse By: Michael Morpurgo

Reviewed By: Rylee Gravatt

A pet horse named Joey is sold to a WAR service. 


Will he make it out?

A 14 year old boy named Albert, gets a new horse for his birthday. He takes very good care of him until one day Albert’s family was going poor, and his dad said that he was going to the market to buy a new calf while Albert was at school, but instead of buying a new calf he sold Joey to a War service and the they work him had very hard.Then he meets a friend. To learn more read the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My favorite part in the book is when Albert is coming home from school .

he sees Joey at the market and when he gets off the bus at home he runs to the market and puts his arms around his neck and says “NO you can’t have him”this is my favorite part because it show how much Albert cares for Joey.

I recommend this book to people how like horses and adventure.

I give this book 4**** out of 5***** stars,while he is in the war it is sorta boring but it was not a bad book and it wasn’t the worst book.

Harry Potter Series Book 1

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K Rowling                                                   Harry Potter 1

Reviewed by Korbin

Dumbledore flicked opens the lighter and the nearest street lamp went out.  Hagrid’s motorcycle came crashing out of the sky.

Because his parents died Harry got dropped off at the Dursleys. Harry had to stay in a cupboard under the stairs. Then Harry and the Dursleys went to the zoo and Dudley was banging up against the glass then Harry made the glass vanish. Harry got letters from no one no return address or nothing and they got a lot of letters they went to go stay at a lighthouse till the letters stopped.

Hagrid ripped down the door and took harry to get his stuff for Hogwarts. Harry got on a train and met Ron and Hermione. They got sorted and Harry, Ron and Hermione was on Gryffindor.

Favorite Part:  When Harry was going to take Hagrid dragon to the tower so someone could pick it up.

I would recommend this book to someone who likes action wizards and magic.

I would give this book 5***** to 5***** stars.  I also like when Harry got put on a Quidditch team.