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Here is my review of Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday: Any admirer of Edgar Allen Poe will very much enjoy this book. It is a creepy and exciting thriller, yet also a very simple read that suits many age levels. With enticing plot twists and a forbidden romance, this book is sure to pull you in. So, if you like historical fiction, Edgar Allen Poe, mystery, or excitement, read Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
— Kate

Here is my review of Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday: Any admirer of Edgar Allen Poe will very much enjoy this book. It is a creepy and exciting thriller, yet also a very simple read that suits many age levels. With enticing plot twists and a forbidden romance, this book is sure to pull you in. So, if you like historical fiction, Edgar Allen Poe, mystery, or excitement, read Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

— Kate

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This book is about a boy named Rupert Campbell who lives in a town with witches. Rupert has a really mean teacher named Mrs. Frabbleknacker. After some funny things happen, Rupert ends up working with a witch-in-training, Witchling Two. As Rupert tries to help Witchling Two study for her Witch Exams, Witchling Two helps Rupert deal with Mrs. Frabbleknacker.
If you like Roald Dahl and adventure, you will like this book. I liked it so much I read it 3 times in a row. This book is also a good read-aloud.
— Katherine

This book is about a boy named Rupert Campbell who lives in a town with witches. Rupert has a really mean teacher named Mrs. Frabbleknacker. After some funny things happen, Rupert ends up working with a witch-in-training, Witchling Two. As Rupert tries to help Witchling Two study for her Witch Exams, Witchling Two helps Rupert deal with Mrs. Frabbleknacker.

If you like Roald Dahl and adventure, you will like this book. I liked it so much I read it 3 times in a row. This book is also a good read-aloud.

— Katherine

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I would recommend Just Call my Name to teens who like realistic fiction. It is a touching story that reminds you who good friends really are. It is the story of a girl on the journey to find her place in the world. It illustrates the importance of friends and family and has enough excitement to keep you on your toes and reading, though I found it slightly slow moving in places. However, I really enjoyed this book and found it to be an enjoyable read overall.
— Elisabeth

I would recommend Just Call my Name to teens who like realistic fiction. It is a touching story that reminds you who good friends really are. It is the story of a girl on the journey to find her place in the world. It illustrates the importance of friends and family and has enough excitement to keep you on your toes and reading, though I found it slightly slow moving in places. However, I really enjoyed this book and found it to be an enjoyable read overall.

— Elisabeth

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Magic Delivery is about Nick and his best friend Burger. One day while Nick and Burger are riding their bikes home from school, a truck suddenly appears out of nowhere and swerves off a cliff to avoid hitting them. But there’s something else that’s strange about the truck: there appears to be a bear in the driver’s seat!
Magic Delivery is sure to pull you in with cliffhangers left and right and a good plot. If you like magic and monsters with a modern twist you’ll love this book. I’d say this book is good for kids in 3rd or 4th grades. It’s still a great book although may be easy reading for older kids.
Find out why there is a bear in the driver’s seat, and read Magic Delivery.
— Lucas

Magic Delivery is about Nick and his best friend Burger. One day while Nick and Burger are riding their bikes home from school, a truck suddenly appears out of nowhere and swerves off a cliff to avoid hitting them. But there’s something else that’s strange about the truck: there appears to be a bear in the driver’s seat!

Magic Delivery is sure to pull you in with cliffhangers left and right and a good plot. If you like magic and monsters with a modern twist you’ll love this book. I’d say this book is good for kids in 3rd or 4th grades. It’s still a great book although may be easy reading for older kids.

Find out why there is a bear in the driver’s seat, and read Magic Delivery.

— Lucas

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I love this book! It is a great book! I love the illustrations and the characters like Bella and the King and Queen. I loved the surprise of Queen Fire! It was an unexpected surprise that Queen Fire is Queen Katherine’s sister! Bella’s friends seem very nice! Bella seemed just as excited as I was on my 8th birthday! I love all the details and I love how the author tells the reader what is happening and describes each character. I love this book. It is a GREAT book! I think other people will love this book just as much as I did! I think there are not enough great words to describe this book!
— Tessel, 8

I love this book! It is a great book! I love the illustrations and the characters like Bella and the King and Queen. I loved the surprise of Queen Fire! It was an unexpected surprise that Queen Fire is Queen Katherine’s sister! Bella’s friends seem very nice! Bella seemed just as excited as I was on my 8th birthday! I love all the details and I love how the author tells the reader what is happening and describes each character. I love this book. It is a GREAT book! I think other people will love this book just as much as I did! I think there are not enough great words to describe this book!

— Tessel, 8

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The Swap by Megan Shull is a quirky and hilarious tale about a girl named Elle and a boy named Jack. They swap bodies and end up having to live each others lives for a weekend. This creates all sorts of awkward situations. The Swap is a laugh out loud mix of Freaky Friday, a romantic interest, and a sticky social situation. This book is a must-read for any comedy lovers.
— Katherine

The Swap by Megan Shull is a quirky and hilarious tale about a girl named Elle and a boy named Jack. They swap bodies and end up having to live each others lives for a weekend. This creates all sorts of awkward situations. The Swap is a laugh out loud mix of Freaky Friday, a romantic interest, and a sticky social situation. This book is a must-read for any comedy lovers.

— Katherine

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This was an excellently executed novel by Chris Weitz. It is written in two perspectives and tells the story of teenagers fighting for survival in their dystopian world. The main characters were richly painted, and are highly relatable. I recommend this book for fans of the Hunger Games Trilogy or Legend Trilogy.
—Alex, 16

This was an excellently executed novel by Chris Weitz. It is written in two perspectives and tells the story of teenagers fighting for survival in their dystopian world. The main characters were richly painted, and are highly relatable. I recommend this book for fans of the Hunger Games Trilogy or Legend Trilogy.

—Alex, 16

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Wildflower is an inspiring book about a 16-year-old girl finding her place in the world. She has spent most of her teen years on the road with her families traveling band. But, when her dad’s sore throat leads to her discovery leads to a record label with the biggest name in the country, she doesn’t know where or who to turn to. She is suddenly trying to balance her family ties with her sudden new popularity with trying to get her crush to “notice me” already; and she handles it quite well. With a slow beginning, a fast-pased middle and an abrupt end, this book will leave you looking for more.
— Miranda

Wildflower is an inspiring book about a 16-year-old girl finding her place in the world. She has spent most of her teen years on the road with her families traveling band. But, when her dad’s sore throat leads to her discovery leads to a record label with the biggest name in the country, she doesn’t know where or who to turn to. She is suddenly trying to balance her family ties with her sudden new popularity with trying to get her crush to “notice me” already; and she handles it quite well. With a slow beginning, a fast-pased middle and an abrupt end, this book will leave you looking for more.

— Miranda

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All I can really say is wow! This book is amazing, I honestly could not put it down. It chronicles six months of a girls life, as she comes to terms with love, friendship, and death. But, though these things tend to be written about in a cliche manner, this book looks at it from a new and breathtakingly beautiful perspective. I would definitely recommend this book.
— Jenny

All I can really say is wow! This book is amazing, I honestly could not put it down. It chronicles six months of a girls life, as she comes to terms with love, friendship, and death. But, though these things tend to be written about in a cliche manner, this book looks at it from a new and breathtakingly beautiful perspective. I would definitely recommend this book.

— Jenny

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I really liked the book. I liked the part when they found Carter Jr. This book is about Carter, Nick, and Angelo who find a homunculus, Carter Jr., while on a camping trip. After bringing Carter Jr. home the boys notice people are acting strange in their neighborhood and Carter Jr. has disappeared! Angelo, Carter, and Nick set out to solve the mystery. I recommend this book to people that like monsters and mysteries.
— Lucian, 7

I really liked the book. I liked the part when they found Carter Jr. This book is about Carter, Nick, and Angelo who find a homunculus, Carter Jr., while on a camping trip. After bringing Carter Jr. home the boys notice people are acting strange in their neighborhood and Carter Jr. has disappeared! Angelo, Carter, and Nick set out to solve the mystery. I recommend this book to people that like monsters and mysteries.

— Lucian, 7