By: Isobelle Carmody


This story is about a fairly young girl name Elspeth who is a misfit because of her special mental powers. When Madam Vega of Obernewtyn comes to find misfits for Obernewtyn, Elspeth looks like she will not be found out and she will not have to go to Obernewtyn, but when she has to got Vega a drink, Vega and Elspeth talk and Elspeth starts to act nervous and scared. Vega then realizes that Elspeth is in fact a misfit. After being at Obernewtyn for awhile, she realizes that she and her friend Cameo are in danger and that she will need to leave Obernewtyn immediately. This is where the real adventure starts…

I thought the plot of the book was good, but it was very hard to understand. I felt look I couldn't really get into it, so I just didn't understand certain parts. I do not think that I relate to any of the characters very well. I think that Elspeth is definetally my favorite character because she is willing to risk her life for her friends and people she doesn't even know. My favorite part of the book is when her friend Rushton is being held at knifepoint, and Elspeth uses her powers to kill Madam Vega and her assistant Alexi. My least favorite part of the book was at the beginning when Elspeth and a couple other people were trying to find whitestick, I didn't like this part because this was the hardest part to understand out of the whole book. There really isn't much I would change about this book, besides having it jumping around to different parts all of the time (which played a big rolled in making it confusing).

I think most of my friends would like this book, so yeah I would recommend it to them. If you like some action, a little bit of drama, and a fast-moving book, then you will probably like this book quite a bit. People who like more of a simpler book should definitely not read this.


The Lightning Thief

By: Rick Riordan


This story is about a boy named Percy Jackson, who believes that he is just a normal boy. But when monsters start attacking him, he realizes that something is wrong. Percy has to go on a quest to save his Mom from Hades, and to return Zues' stolen lightning bolt back to him at Mount Olympus. His two friends Annabeth and Grover join him. On their quest they run into the "Kindly Ones", evil creatures sent from Hades to destroy Percy and his friends before they can get the lightning bolt back. But Percy and his friends think that Hades has stolen the lightning bolt, so they planned to steal the lightning bolt back from him, until they learn that he does not have it.

I loved this book. I do not think that I related to any of the characters. My favorite character is probably Percy, because he is very adventurous and he likes to have quite a bit of fun. My favorite part of the book was when they went to Aunty Em's Garden Emporium. There, they fight Aunty Em (Madusa), and they cut off her head. I honestly can't say that I have a least favorite part, I love the whole book. I don't think I would change the book any either. It had the perfect plot.

I think pretty much all of my friends would like this book, and I would totally recommend it to them. People that like lots of action, and historical fiction would love this book. This book can also teach you quite a bit about Greek Mythology. But people who like more of a realistic and slow paced book probably wouldn't like this book too much.



I read the book Artemis Fowl the Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer. Its about a thirteen boy's father that was a mastermind criminal that was captured in Russia by the Mafia. Artemis Fowl also a mastermind criminal has to try and get him back. The use the underground world creatures to help but then trouble breaks out in their world.

I really like the book because the was a lot of action in it and it made you want to keep reading. My favorite part was at the end because there always was something going on right after another. The characters really did have to think of amazing plans that even though I know its fiction really did seem extremely clever.

I would recommend this book to people especially if they really like fiction and action. Though people who are under the age of 9 or 10 you might have trouble reading the book. It has many twists and turns and it does become very confusing at times. Though it still is one of my favorite series so far. Though after this book I am going to read the next one.

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl is about a devious adolescent who is trying to become rich. Artemis Fowl is twelve; he is the mastermind behind many schemes that unravel during the story. Artemis also has lots of knowledge on fairies and sprites. Other important characters are Butler (Butler is his actual name) who is a manservant to Artemis. Also Captain Short who is a fairy plays an important role in the book since she is taken hostage by Artemis. As the story unfolds Artemis takes Captain Short hostage, demanding a ransom from the fairy world. The fairies then send in elite fairy retrieval squads and try to clean up the mess, but everything doesn’t go as planned.

The book was great. It really makes you feel like you are a part of the story. Each time you put down the book to do something else you want to go back to reading, to find out what the next twist will be. My favorite character was Artemis. He is my favorite because he always has some mischievous plan, and is always one step ahead. Since he is only twelve that makes him even more likeable since that is around my age. There wasn’t a dull moment in the book. Every page had humor, action and suspense.

I think this book is a classic. Just about anyone would enjoy this book. However I especially recommend this book for people who like fantasy, action and humor. The author manages to throw a great mix of the three together. However the book does contain some bad words, so I would say be at least ten or eleven before reading it.

This is a book review on the book Star Wars Junior Jedi Academy Liyric`s World.

In this book Anakin and his best friend Tahiri make a new friend named Liyric who is a humanoid called a melody...

What they don't know is that when melodies evolve they face dangers beyond belief. when they hear of this they immediately decided that they were going with Liyric to her world to help protect her no matter what but... When they get there they get a little more trouble than they bargained for like hmm lets see giant snakes, giant rats, giant birds,oh and giant spiders!

Let the games begin...

Book review from:Kegan

This is a review on the book Star Wars Junior Jedi Knights The Golden Globe

Anakin solo is now eleven--and headed for the jedi academy! The force is very strong with him--he can feel it. And luke skywalker thinks it's time for him to start his training...

on his first day at the jedi academy, Anakin makes a new friend named Tahiri. she is strong with the force as well. Soon they find out that together they can accomplish things that even surprise their teachers! But what they don't know is every night they have the same dream of rafting a river and that they are drawn by the force...but for all they know it could be the dark side of the force!

review from:Kegan

The Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy

Arthur, just a regular guy who owned a nice old house, This guy was just trying to get by with life, when one morning he woke up with a hangover. As he was getting ready he noticed that there were bulldozers outside of his house. He had no idea why they were there, but he knew it meant no good. They were there because they needed to clear his house to make room for an interstate bypass. Shortly after this happens the earth is blown up to make room for an intergalactic highway. A man who does not understand earth sarcasm saves Arthur just in time. Ford is not a normal earthling; he was born far far away on another planet and was sent to earth to study it. The reason for the research was to help update
the Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy, (which is like the universe for dummies). Everything you need to know to help you stay alive. They later run into Zaphod, the President of the Galaxy, who flies a ship with a improbability drive. This ship helps them to discover some amazing things later on in the first book of the series.

I really thought this book was going to be way less enjoyable to read than it really turned out to be. There was so much humor in the book it made me laugh at certain points. Some of the weird space science facts made me stop and wonder if thats really how things worked and happened out in space. I thought I had the best connection to the main character in the book because of his personality and his way of getting things done. My favorite part of the book had to have been when the people had waited 7.5 million years for the answer to life, the universe, and everything else. I won’t tell you the answer though, you will just have to read the book for yourself. One thing I thought would have been nice to make the book a little more enjoyable would have to be a map of the places they were traveling to and where things were placed. This would have helped to create a better visual picture in my mind.

I really think anyone would enjoy reading this book. I fits all different styles of reading preferences. Its one of the many books I have gotten a kick out of so far. I really want to recommend this book to anyone. `

Artemis Fowl: Time Paradox
By: Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl Time Paradox is the sixth book in The Artemis Fowl series. In the book Artemis’s mother is dying of the disease Spelltropy a disease that Artemis gave her when he wiped their memory. Artemis calls in Captain Holly Short, an LEP officer and N°1 a warlock in training. He then travels back in time, thanks to N°1. And sets of to find a Silky Sifaka Lemur of Madagascar, which is now extinct due to a trade he made with someone 8 years ago. When they get the Lemur, Opal Koboi tries to steal it because with the brain fluid of it she can become the most powerful fairy in the world. What happens next? Does Opal win and the world suffers? Or do Artemis and Holly win and the world does not suffer? Read it to find out!

I really liked the book because it had a lot of adventure in it like all the others. I really like the part when they get locked in a trunk of the car and they have an old friend help them escape. I can relate to Holly because the boy LEP’s think she isn’t fit for being captain, like boys don’t think girls can do anything!

I would recommend this book to people who like magic and Sci-Fi. I would not recommend this book to people who like realistic fictions. Even though when I read it, I loved it even though I like realistic fiction. So try it! Who knows; you might like it too!

Force heretic III
by: Sean Williams, and Shane Dix
Matthew Lane.

The story was about the Galactic alliance trying to find Zonma Secot which was the only planet with a Hyperspace motivator and that had beaten the Yuuzhan Vong before. . Mara, Luke, and Jacen went to find Zonma Secot and Han, Jana, and Leia went to Onadax looking for Droma. The problems in the story were that Han, Leia, and Jania ran into a mob on Onadax and Luke, Jacen, and Mara had problems getting along with the natives of Zonma Secot.

One of the exciting adventures was when Dani was captured by the Ferroan and Jacen went after Dani and Saba went after Jacen and then all of them were captured by the ferroan. My favorite character is Luke because he lived through the empire, the 2nd Imperium, and so far the yuuzhan vong war and has been the one to defeat most of the threats to the jedi and the Galactic Alliance My opinion is I liked the book because of all the action in it. I do not relate to any of the characters in the book because they are all daring and brave I am none of those things. My favorite part of the book was when Jacen was fighting a few strange plants and creatures because he was always instead of killing them using the force to talk to them, My least favorite part was when they got captured because I don't like it when a lot of the good people die. If I could change something about the book it would be not having the good people get captured.

I would recommend this book to my friends because they like science fiction. Who should read this book would be someone who likes science fiction and Star-wars. Who shouldn't read it is someone who doesn't like science fiction or Star-wars .

Book: Artimas fowl

by Eion Colifer
Mathew lane

The story is about a kid named Artimas Fowl who is trying to restore his families fortune by stealing fairy gold. The main characters are Artimas Fowl and his butler they are both working to restore the family fortune. The problems for Artimas Fowl and his butler was that the fairies came to rescue a fairy named Holly that Artimas captured in order to get gold. The exiting adventures was the fairies rescuing Holly and all they did to do that. My favorite character is Commander Root a fairy commander because all he did to rescue Holly.

I liked the book because of all the magic and beasts in it . I don't relate to any of the characters in the book because most of them are grumpy all the time. My favorite part of the book is when they finally rescued Holly because they had been trying to for all most the whole book. My least favorite part was when Holly got captured because I don't like it when the good side loses people. If I could change something it would be that Holly would not get captured.

I probably wouldn't recommend this book to my friends because they like science fiction and lasers and stuff like that and there is none of this in this book. I would recommend this to someone who likes magic and adventure.

The Supernaturalist

The Plot

The book is about a group known as the supernaturalist; they have the special ability to see parasites that suck the life force out of people. The group consists of an eighteen year old Russian, a teen Latina, a teen orphan and a bartoli baby. The group protects the city from these parasites, jumping from rooftop to rooftop, shooting cellophane slugs, destroying assault tanks and many other lively events. Personally my favorite character was Stefan, the group leader, he keeps the group going and is very intrepid.

What I Thought of the Book
I thought the book was very interesting; it had a lot of twists and turns. I always really liked when they would go on their missions to destroy the parasites, it’s always fun to read about them blasting parasites. I was less interested in chapter 7, when they went into space.

What I Recommend
I would recommend you read this book if you like action and surprises. I think you might like a different book if you dislike futuristic things and weapons being shot.
This is what the city that the story takes place in probably looks like.

Ender's Game


Ender’s Game is about a boy who gets taken to a battle school where he learns tactics of war and is forced to overcome difficult challenges. The main characters are Ender, Bean, Alai, Graff, and the buggers. Ender is a six-year-old boy, who does get older. Bean is a five-year-old boy who doesn’t come into the story until about half way through. Alai is a boy Ender’s age. Graff is a general at the battle school. He took Ender to the battle school. The Buggers are an Alien species that tried to invade earth. One problem in the book is that the game they play is twisted and bended to push Ender to his limits. There is a virtual game that Ender plays (separate from the first game I mentioned) where he has to find out ways to beat the computer despite the fact that the computer is playing it’s hardest. My favorite character was Ender. I liked him because he is modest and clever.

I liked Ender’s Game very much. I wouldn’t say I have too much in common with any of the characters except Bean. I only relate to him in the sense I want to prove myself, be one of the best and be in command. My favorite part of the book was when Ender was at the battle school and was fighting battles in the game they played. I really liked how the game was played. The game was in zero G and you had to freeze all the other teams players and go through the gate. You froze them by hitting them with a laser gun, sort of like laser tag. My least favorite part of the book was when they switched points of view from Ender to Demosenthes and Locke. I didn’t like that so much because it wasn’t very exciting. I would have liked to change how many times they swore in the book, because I think there was too much cussing.

I would suggest this book to people who like Star Wars, Science Fiction, and action. I would also recommend this to my buddy Mason; I think he would like it. I don’t think this book would be too interesting to people that like realistic fiction or mysteries. Ender’s Game is a science fiction book, but it is a little bit dystopia and adventure.


This is what the battle arena Ender fought in would have looked like except there would have been a second gate, everything would be in zero G, there would be side rails, and it would be darker.

The story was about a kid named Ender who was born with a monitor on his neck and when it was removed he was basically all anger. His brother was always trying to KILL Ender or ( and ) his sister, his sister was always saving Ender from his mean/murderous brother.The main characters are Ender, Peter (his mean brother), and valentine his sister. The conflicts were mainly Enders brother trying to KILL him. His adventures were going to the space force and becoming a commander. Ender was my favorite character because he of his personality.

My opinion is I LOVE THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!. And I relate to Ender because of my short temper. My favorite part is when he joined the space force because of the anti gravity chamber.My least favorite part of the book was the end because he becomes evil after winning a great victory oops SPOILER ALERT sorry. And if I could change one part of the book it would be the end I would have him stay on the good side.

I would not recommend this to my friends because they are not interested in fist fighting. Who should read it is anyone who likes fist fighting and science fiction. Someone who would not like it is someone who does not like science fiction and fist fighting.

Star Wars The New Jedi Order:
Force Heretic III: Reunion
By: Sean Williams and Shane Dix
Joseph Lane

In the book Jacen Solo, Danni Quee, Luke and Mara Skywalker, and Tekli are looking for the living planet Zonama Sekot the only planet able to travel through hyperspace and believed to have single-handedly defeated the Yuuzhan Vong before... Meanwhile Han, Leia, and Jaina Solo, along with captain Myan are looking for Droma on Onadax.
The problems in the book were: the Ferroan, which were native to Zonama Sekot don’t want Jacen, Luke, and the others on Zonama Sekot because they believe that wherever the Jedi go trouble follows. Another problem in the book was: Han, Leia and Jaina run into a mob, which was started because Han won a fortune in a game of Sabbac.
One of the exciting adventures was when Leia, Han, Jaina, Jag, and Droma are on Estafandia and Leia and her Nogori bodyguards are chasing after a traitor.
My favorite character is Han because he’s survived everything all the way from episode IV. My favorite part was when I found out what had caused the mob because it was that Han had won a fortune and the mob was chasing after him to get it back! My least favorite part was when Enikinar, a Nogori who was believed to be a traitor, died.
If I could change anything about the book I would make it so that Enikinar didn’t have to die.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction and Star Wars.
I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who doesn’t like science fiction or Star Wars.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a book about a man named Arthur. Arthur lives on planet Earth. Arthur’s friend Ford Prefect (An alien trapped on Earth) saves Arthur when a Zorgon fleet almost destroys Earth. They travel in a spaceship stolen by the president of the galaxy Zaphod. With him they go through space and time to the mystical planet Magrethea while at the same time being chased by intergalactic police officers. In Magrethea they discover the answer to the ultimate question... 42.

I really liked this book because it is very adventurous and fictional. I think I related to the character Arthur because I don’t know much about space. My favorite part of the book is when Zaphod, Arthur, Ford and Trillian go to the planet Magrethea because it is exciting when they go under ground. My least favorite part of the book is when Zaphod first picks up Ford and Arthur. I didn’t like that part because it was a little confusing for me when they turned into penguins. If I could change something in the book I would make the human robot Marvin not so depressed because it made me a little depressed.

I would recommend this book to all of my friends. I think people who like books that are a little harder should read this book because it is a little confusing. I would not recommend this book to people who don’t have a complete vocabulary because once again it is a little confusing.





The Giver



The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick

The base this whole story begins with, is a twist on a very important event in U.S. history. The beginning of this wild twist is that President Roosevelt was assassinated, which means the Great Depression was never ended. Also WWII was not won by the Allies, instead Japan and Germany ruled many pieces of the world. The U.S. was mostly controlled by the Nazis, except for most parts of Nevada, and California. Where the Japanese ruled. All of these twists prevented the technologic changes that we see in our modern world. Except that in the book; technology had advanced so quickly under Fascist imperialism, that there was a Swastika on the moon, mars, and venus in the 1950's.
Frank Frink was a Jewish store keeper, in downtown San Francisco. The Nazis are still trying to create the master race through exterminating. So Frank changed his Jewish name from "Fink" to "Frink" and is now living in Japanese San Francisco, avoiding detection. The rest of the book "spins" further on from this base.
I did find this book somewhat entertaining. If you have ever watched the film "Brazil" I found very similar issues and topics. Of course I couldn't directly compare to the happenings in this book, with the amount of historical tweaks and differences. I think it's a very odd story, with a very light seasoning of humor.
My favorite part of the book is probably when the book started to get interesting, and finally got somewhere. The introduction is long, and can be confusing. I would recommend researching some of the characters while you're getting started, because it talks about, for example: Mr. Childan, I didn't know who this was until the 2nd or 3rd chapter and realized he was Frank's boss. My least favorite part was the introduction, it started out with seemingly irrelevant characters for a few chapters. It also seemed like it lasted longer than it should have.

I would not recommend this to many people. I would only recommend it to someone who could handle having their brain twisted and knotted against actual facts, so many times. I would recommend it to a person who wants a book that will make you think.
The cover of "The Man in the High Castle"

Star Wars Fate of the Jedi: Omen

book product by: Joseph Lane

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen, is the second book in the Fate of the Jedi series. If you read the Legacy of the Force series you would already know that Jacen Solo had turned to the dark side (in doing so he became Darth Caedus) and later on was killed. Now in the Fate of the Jedi series, Luke Skywalker has been banished from Coruscant by the new chief of state Natasi Daala; because he is to be, in a way responsible for Jacen's turn to the dark side. Luke's banishment lasts for about 10 years. Unless he can find out a reason why Jacen turned to the dark side; this journey will take him and his son, Ben Skywalker, across the galaxy, and when the book ends the journey still isn't over. Another part of the series is Jedi keep going insane form a mental disease that the Jedi can't find a cure for, but I'm pretty sure that the Jedi will find a cure for it. The last part of the story was about a sith Kesh named Vestra Kai. The sith on Kesh have found a ship (which appears in the Legacy of the Force series) which turns out to be a sith training ship and it takes Vestra as it's student, but it leaves Kesh to answer a calling in the force. they also briefly mention the One Sith; which is led by Darth Krayt, it's not a big factor in this book but it might be later on.

My favorite part was when Jaina had threatened to punch an annoying reporter, Javis Tyyr, who had been trying and trying and trying to get an interview with her, it's kinda funny because Javis has been trying to do that all through the book, and finally this was the last straw. If I could tweak it a little I would tweak it so that she did punch him.

My least favorite part was were Ben had flow - walked, back to when one of the Ang Tii was teaching Jacen, and found out that there had been no stopping Jacen's turn to the dark side. It was my least favorite part because Jacen was one of my most favorite character.

If I could change anything in the book, I would change the fact that there wasn't a way to keep Jacen from turning to the dark side; the series would be a whole lot better if Jacen hadn't turned to the dark side and died, because he's my favorite character.

I would suggest this book to: people who like science fiction, Star Wars, and a bit of humor.

This is the front cover of Omen

The War of the Worlds

By: H.G. Wells

The story War of the Worlds is about a man who’s planet is being taken over by aliens and his escape. The main characters are the Narrator and his brother. The Narrator is a philosopher who lives South-East of London. He is a main character in this book because he gives you a first person view of what going on. His brother is a medical student in London. He is a big part of the book because he saves many lives from the Martians. One of the main conflicts is when the Martians start using their Heat-Ray to destroy a crowd. The most exciting part was when the Narrator gets trapped in a house with a man he doesn’t like. I thought that it was exciting because the martians were right outside the house.

I liked the book a lot because it was very exciting. I think I related to the Narrator because I am really brave like him. My favorite character was the Narrator brother because he was very kind. My favorite part of the book was when the humans destroyed one of the Martians because it was very satisfying. I had no least favorite part of this book. If I could change something in the book I would make the Martians a little weaker so the humans would have an easy defeat.

I would recommend this book to people that like science fiction because it has a lot of sci-fi. I would also recommend this book to people who like confusing books because, in my opinion, it was very confusing. I hope you get a chance to read this book!

The Time Machine

By: H.G. Wells

This story was about a man who traveled into the future and discovered what this world is going to look like in the future. When he gets back he tells the people he invited over for dinner what happened. The main character is the time traveler. One of the main conflicts was when the time traveler went underground to the Mordocks underground village. There was also a time when the Mordocks where eating the Eloi (one of the beautiful people from the upper land). I think that the most exciting part was when the time traveler went back to his own time because he was being attacked by Mordocks.
Personally, I like the book a lot because it was very exciting and nerve racking. I think that I related to the time traveler because I am very courageous and brave like he is. My favorite part of the book was when the time traveler went into the porcelain palace and discovered all of the amazing stuff inside. I liked that part because there he found the weapon he was searching for. I think that my favorite character was Weena because she was very shy and gentle. My least favorite part of the book was when the time traveler disappeared because it made me wonder what had happened to him. If I could change something in the book I would make the Mordocks a lot nicer so the Eloi wouldnʼt have to live in fear. I think that the most exciting part was when the time traveler went back to his own time because he was being attacked by Mordocks.
I would recommend this book to people who like books and movies about the future because he travels into the future and discovers many things. I would recommend this book to all of my friends because they are all very much like me. If you like non-fiction I would not recommend reading this book. I hope you get a chance to get to read this book!