- Everyone on the planet should read it
- Would recommend it to my friends
- Liked it
- Wouldn’t recommend it to my friends
- Wouldn’t even recommend it to my dog
Billy Bannister seems like just a normal kid—except for one thing—Billy can breathe fire! Not only that, his dad used to be a dragon! Billy soon meets Bonnie, another kid who has dragon blood: Bonnie has wings and can fly. They become friends and soon discover that their principal is an evil dragon slayer out to destroy the only remaining dragons on the earth.
I LOVED this book! I couldn’t put it down, and I’ve already read the 2nd book, “The Candlestone.” There are four books in this series, “Dragons in Our Midst.” Packed with action, adventure, and Christian nuggets, this series is a perfect summer read—or for anytime! View in catalog
Review by Nathanael, Hastings Middle School, age 12
This book is about the last people on Earth going down into an underground city. A couple of hundred years later the lights start to flicker and everything goes dark. Lina, a teenage girl, finds the way out of the city and finds out they are not the only surviving humans. I really liked the book. Every day I would read a little more and then one day I just sat down and finished it. I would strongly recommend it to everyone that loves to read. View in catalog
Review by Corbin, HHS, age 14
Charlie’s parents have been stolen away from him. He himself is running away from a kidnapper that plans to use him in his evil scheme. Charlie also has a very special gift of speaking “cat” that very few know about. While in hiding, he finds some unexpected friends that will lead him on a journey wrought with adventure in the first book in a trilogy. I thought that this book, rich with descriptive writing and a colorful plot, was very enjoyable. The characters are realistic and believable. All these things, along with the unresolved ending, will have you groping for the next installment in Charlie’s life.
Review by Carey, HHS, age 14
It’s about two high schools in the same district who are rivals writing letters back and forth to each other. Three girls and their pen pals tell their story through their letters. Keeps you on the edge of your seat about who actually is writing the letters. Romance happens but you don’t know if it will work out or not. Recommend it more for girls but if you guys are bored go ahead and read it.
Review by Kathryn, HHS, age 16
Fifteen-year-old Liz has just died and ended up in a place called Elsewhere. It’s a lot like Earth except Liz will age backward until she becomes a baby and then returns to Earth again. At first, Liz hates Elsewhere because she wants to keep getting older, turn 16, and go to college. Eventually, Liz decides that Elsewhere isn’t so bad and she settles into her “life” with her grandmother and some new friends. I thought that this book, while it had an interesting concept, wasn’t that great. It was kind of depressing with all the focus on death. I didn’t like the writing style either.
Review by Emily, HHS, age 15
The story beyond “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Nick, an orphan and a thief, meets Jack, an old man now. Nick then enters the land above the beanstalk. It’s a very interesting book. It makes you wonder about yourself, as well as others. What kind of person are you? What do your choices make you? It’s a different view on the “Jack and the Beanstalk” that we’ve always heard.
Review by Alex, STC, age 17
This book tells you how to care for your curly hair. It helps ‘curly girls’ to identify what kind of curly hair they have, and how to treat it. As a curly girl, I have fought with my curls. This book has helped me learn to love them and care for them. I think other girls can use this book to learn to love their curls, too.
Review by Laura, HHS, age 16
The book is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins. January 22, 2010 spiders, and an amazing wizard. I enjoyed taking this journey with Bilbo. The author made it easy for me to picture myself as one of the group. I’m looking forward to reading Tolkien’s other books of hobbit adventures.
Review by Michael, HMS, age 13
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