Griot Book Club News & Reviews: WMS
Ms. Chambers & Ms. Huber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ice Dogs....Review by Quincy Foster, Grade 6
Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson is a 2015 Black-Eyed Susan book that is a very good book, and I've given it 4.5 stars (out of 5 stars). Ice Dogs is about a girl named Victoria and her efforts to look for more sled dogs, despite her mom telling her not to venture out. She and a friend named Chris become lost in the snow, and I will not say more because I do not want to give away the ending. Its worth reading to find out what happens.
A Series of Unforunate Events...Review by Taiwo Sanni-Ojikutu, Grade 8
A Series of Unfortunate Events (by Lemony Snicket) is a series of books that will take a while to get through, since there are 13 of them. I've read 9 of the books, so far, and think just about everyone would like them. At the start, the three Baudelaire children Violet (14), Klaus(10), and Sunny (infant) are playing on the beach when they're delivered news that their parents passed away in a fire that burned down their house. From then on they have bad things happen to them and their story ends with "unfortunate events," but there are also good things that happen along the way. And, thats what makes it a series that will hold your interest.
Watching Birds....Review by Jayden Tatum, Grade 6
Watching Birds was a good book to me. It excited me to learn many new facts about birds that I did not know about. If you like birds and learning about the amazing things they do, then this is the book for you. Its available in the Woodlawn Middle library media center.
Walk Two Moons......Review by Samuel Ajiborode, Grade 8
I recommend you read the book Walk Two Moons,especially if you like a story involving the complexity of human emotions. The book is a fictional novel written by Sharon Creech and published in 1994. This novel contains two tales. One funny, one sad. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic, her own story begins to unfold. We find out her only wish is to be united with her own missing mother. Read the book to find out if her wish comes true.
A Year Down Yonder.....Review by Bresonne Long, Grade 7
I really enjoyed the book A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. I liked the book because it was historical fiction that taught me a lot about the war than was going during the Roosevelt Recession of 1937. War can be very difficult, especially for the young men who are 18 and sometimes younger who have to go to war but not because they want to.
Fantasy: Old favorite
Walk Two Moons
Realistic Fiction: Old favorite
A Year Down Yonder
Historical fiction: Old favorite
Divergent--Review by Naim Rashid, Grade 8
Divergent has been on bestseller lists for a while, and it is a book that young advanced readers should consider. The book focuses on the personalities of Tris. She and her brother turned 16 and then they have to take a test to see what faction they belonged to. At first, she is scared of taking this test because she thinks something could go wrong. In the end, she learns about making choices for oneself, after people penalize her for the choice she made. This is definitely a good read for the young advanced and teen reader!