Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins – #2

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol — a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. (Description taken from the book: Catching Fire. Story — Violence/Scariness — A group of teens/adults have to fight to the death in an arena filled with deadly traps. People are killed in many different realistic ways….

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl – Stacy McAnulty
Fiction , Realistic Fiction / March 18, 2020

Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning 4 years ago. She doesn’t remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she’s technically ready for college. Lucy’s grandma wants her to pass just 1 more test–middle school! Lucy must: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (That’s not a math textbook!). Lucy’s not sure what someone who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy’s life has already been solved… unless there’s been a miscalculation? (Description taken from the book: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Some small name-calling. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Author — Stacy McAnulty Series — N/A Book in Series — N/A Pages — 283 Publishing Date — 2018 Publisher — Penguin Random House How to Get The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl — Amazon-Book *The more…

Everblaze – Shannon Messenger – #3

Sophie Foster is ready to fight back. Her talents are getting stronger, and with the elusive Black Swan group ignoring her calls for help, she’s determined to find her kidnappers–before they come after her again. But a daring mistake leaves the Lost Cities teetering on the edge of war–and causes many to fear that Sophie has finally gone too far. With her world turned against her, Sophie is forced to rely on her friends, even though it means putting their lives in serious danger. And the deeper they search, the farther the conspiracy stretches, proving that Sophie’s most deadly enemy might be closer than she realizes. In this nail-biting third book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must fight the flames of rebellion before they destroy everyone and everything she loves. (Description taken from the book: Everblaze. Story — Violence/Scariness — People are injured from fire, two adults die in a fire, an adult is made to burn his hand off, a goblin falls off a cliff and gets hurt, Sophie gets an ability-restricting device strapped to her head that causes pain. Language — N/A Sex/Love — Some crushes and blushing. Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title…

Invasion of the Overworld – Mark Cheverton – #1
Gameknight999 , Video Game / July 1, 2019

Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, but above all else he loved to grief–to intentionally ruin the gaming experience for other users. When one of his father’s inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure inside a digital world. What will happen if he’s killed? Will he respawn? Die in real life? Stuck in the game, Gameknight discovers Minecraft’s best-kept secret, something not even the game’s programmers realize: the creatures within the game are alive! He will have to stay one step ahead of the sharp claws of zombies and pointed fangs of spiders, but he’ll also have to learn to make friends and work as part of a team to have any chance of surviving the Minecraft war his arrival has started. This action-packed tribute to the worldwide computer game phenomenon is a runaway publishing smash and the perfect companion for Minecraft fans of all ages. (Description taken from the book: Invasion of the Overworld. Story — Violence/Scariness — Some Minecraft violence, there are zombies skeletons and giant spiders (but are made out of blocks). Language — Gameknight trolls some people in Minecraft and gets called butthead and you suck, suck and idiot is said…

Left Out – Tim Green
Fiction , Realistic Fiction / June 30, 2019

All Landon Dorch has ever wanted was to be like everyone else. But his deafness and the way he talks have been obstacles all his life. Now he finally gets an opportunity to fit in. Bigger and taller than any other seventh grader at his new school, Landon plans to use his size to his advantage. but football, and making a place for himself on the Bronxville team, proves harder than he thought, especially when the coaches encourage him to be their oversize water boy. Just when it looks like Landon will be left out for good, Brett Bell–a star player whose family knows about being different–becomes an unlikely friend. In the end, though, only Landon can fight his way off the bench and through a crowded field of bullies bent on seeing him forever left out. (Description taken from the book: Left Out. Story — Violence/Scariness — Some seventh-graders fight, Landon plays football which includes shoving and hitting, Landon’s sister pushes a boy into a table. Language — N/A Sex/Love — Some girlfriends and crushes, Landon thinks his sister wants to French kiss someone but it turned out to be a misunderstanding, a kid takes a picture of Landon…

Exile – Shannon Messenger – #2

Sophie Foster thought she was safe. Settled in to her home at Havenfield, surrounded by friends, and using her unique telepathic abilities to train Silveny–the first female alicorn ever seen in the Lost Cities–her life finally seems to be coming together. But Sophie’s kidnappers are still out there. And when Sophie discovers new messages and clues from the mysterious Black Swan group, she’s forced to take a terrifying risk–one that puts everyone in incredible danger. In this second book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover hidden memories as long-buried secrets rise to the surface, before someone close to her is lost forever… (Description taken from the book: Exile. Story — Violence/Scariness — There are memory breaks and thing that cause elves to lose their sanity, some injuries, elves take medicines, Sophie has to drink something she’s allergic to and then gets stabbed with a big syringe with medications in it, elves walk through a jail with some scary scenes, Bronte inflicts pain on Sophie, elves get burned. Language — N/A Sex/Love — Some crushes and blushing. Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — Exile Author — Shannon Messenger Series — Keeper of the Lost Cities…

Keeper of the Lost Cities – Shannon Messenger – #1

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She is a Telepath, and has a unique ability to hear the thoughts of everyone around her–something that she’s never known how to explain, and has made her an outcast, even in her own family. But everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a somewhere she does belong, and staying where she is will put her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from her own. Sophie has new rules and skills to learn, and not everyone is thrilled with her “homecoming.” There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory, secrets that other people desperately want. Would even kill for… (Description taken from the book: Keeper of the Lost Cities. Story — Violence/Scariness — Elves kidnap a girl and a boy, a girl gets tortured for information with fire (not very bad), a boy gets shot with a weapon, some mild injuries. Language — Yeti pee is mentioned for medication purposes. Sex/Love — Some crushes and blushing. Drugs/Alcohol…

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 – Lauren Tarshis
Uncategorized / June 4, 2019

Unsinkable. Until one night… George Calder must be the luckiest kid alive. He and his little sister, Phoebe, are sailing with their aunt on the Titanic, the greatest ship ever built. George can’t resist exploring every inch of the incredible boat, even if it keeps getting him into trouble. Then the impossible happens–the Titanic hits an iceberg and water rushes in. George is stranded, alone and afraid, on the sinking ship. He’s always gotten out of trouble before… but how can he survive this? (Description taken from the book: I Survived The Sinking of The Titanic, 1912. Story — Violence/Scariness — The water is freezing cold and people fall into it, many people die from the sinking of the Titanic. Language — N/A Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — A man smokes a pipe. Other Info Title — I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Author — Lauran Tarshis Series — I Survived Book in Series — N/A Pages — 96 Publishing Date — 2010 Publisher — Scholastic Inc. How to Get I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 — Amazon-I.S.TheSinkingOfTheTitanic The more stars the better.

The Littles – John Peterson – #1

The Littles are very small people. An inch is close to a foot to them. They live in a house with the Biggs. The Biggs don’t know about them and the Littles are content with that. Only, the Biggs are going on vacation! But some messy, unorganized people move in until they get back. The mess brings mice and the mice make them get a cat. No Little has been friends with a cat before. Will they befriend it… or fight it? Story — Violence/Scariness — The Littles fight off mice with bows and swords. Language — A character asks if some is an idiot. Sex/Love — N/A Drugs/Alcohol — N/A Other Info Title — The Littles Author — John Peterson Series — The Littles Book in Series — #1 Pages — 80 Publishing Date — 1967 Publisher — Scholastic Inc. How to Get The Littles — Amazon-TheLittles *The more stars the better.

One Smart Cookie (Hally) – Susan Cappadonia Love – #1

Can a tiny piece of paper tucked inside a fortune cookie really predict what the future holds? Just ask Hally. She has plenty of experience in the fortune cookie department. Every year on the night before the very first day of school, Hally and her best friend go with their families to the Lucky Wow Restaurant. And every year the words on Hally’s fortunes spell trouble. But Hally is 100% absolutely sure, no-doubt-about-it-positive that fourth grade is going to be her best year yet. That is, until she cracks open the cookie and reads: Things Aren’t Always What They Seem. Which makes her nervous, since “things” were just too good to be true. Suddenly she’s faced with her worst fear. Her best friend is jealous of Hally’s surprising new friend (and you won’t believe who it is). And if she doesn’t get a good grade on an impossibly hard assignment, she won’t be going on the school field trip (SOS!). “Things” are going from bad to worse. Is this how the cookie crumbles? Or is good fortune in her future? (Description taken from the book: One Smart Cookie. Story — Violence/Scariness — N/A Language — Some name calling. Sex/Love —…