Book Review: Who Done It? by Jon Scieszka

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Think about all the things you loathe in people, then times it by one thousand. That is what Herman Mildew is. He loves cheese, and smells like something has died. He looks worse than a fat pig, and he’s one of the most hated editors alive. He also hates bad authors. Oh yeah, and he was murdered. They are investigating 80 of the most talented, and bestselling children’s fiction authors in the YA that are suspects in his murder. To prove their innocence, they make them write alibis in brief first person entries. The only problem is they’re all liars; and they all have something to hide.

I liked this book, because the authors are really sarcastic and straight forward. It was really funny reading through all the stories.

Reviewer D.J. 12 years old. Book recommended for 11 and up.


Book Review: 12 Finally by Wendy Mass

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Rory Swenson just turned 12 and has a list of things that she can finally do. Go to the mall with her friends, get a phone, baby sit, stay home alone, ride in the front seat, get your ears pierced, wear make up, have a pet etc. This is the time when her life officially starts.

Jake Harrison and Madison Waters are coming to her school to film a movie, Rory her best friend Anabelle and tons of other people get chosen to be extras in the movie but things don’t go as well as she thought they would. Rory kept getting allergies and hurting herself by trying makeup, shaving her legs, getting a pet, getting her ears pierced and staying home alone.

Throughout the whole book Rory helps a lot of people and doesn’t notice it. She helped a guy buy animal food, get into a ballet studio, find a book and more. To find out more read 12 Finally.

This book was very interesting and life learning and I really liked it. I recommend this book to people ages 10 and up.

Book Review: The Terminals by Royce Scott Buckingham

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Cam is basically your average college student. He is easygoing, plays left wing for his soccer team, and he has good grades. When the doctors pronounce him to have a disease, where there is a huge tumor that grows in his brain and it just keeps on growing until he dies. Everything changes for Cam. A strange man comes to him and asks if he wants to join a group of students that all have the same disease that he has, but use the time that they have to live wisely, by kicking butt and saving people. Cam accepts the offer and joins the team. The other college students are enhanced by this serum called TS-9. It basically makes them faster and stronger than any other human being. At first, Cam is excited about being on the team, but when they go on their first mission he starts to doubt the true meaning of why they’re doing this. He starts to question things, like if the people that they killed are really bad people, or if his so called disease is real.

I liked this book because even though Cam doesn’t have all the enhancements that the other college students have, he still manages to keep up with them and even surpasses them. This shows that even though somebody might be better than you at something, that doesn’t mean that you’re bad at it, it just means that you have to work harder to reach that level of expertise. I recommend this book to kids 12 and up.

Book Review: Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

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Taro is a normal peasant boy living in a village on a beach happily, then out of for no reason at all ninja come to kill him. His whole perspective of what’s real and what’s fantasy changes, when his father is killed by a vampire ninja. His mother faked her death so that the ninjas wouldn’t get her, and he got rescued by a good vampire ninja. While fighting off the other ninjas, Taro gets stabbed through the stomach by one of the ninjas, and the in order to save Taro’s life, the good vampire ninja turns Taro into a vampire. As Taro trains to become a ninja, in a ninja school, he is met by looks of resentment from the other students, because he ‘s already a vampire. Whereas they have to complete many years of training to be then turned into a vampire. Can Taro complete ninja school? Will he be able to find his mother? Why, and who sent the ninjas to kill him.

I liked this book, because I like books with a lot of action in it and moments where you stop to think. I also liked this book because I really like fantasy, and I like it when it has things in the book that defy what a normal human being can do. For example, if you have super speed or super strength, and you lift a building, or move 100 miles per hour to block a sword.