MMS Library Book Reviews

Reviews by students for students

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

By Ransom Riggs
Rating: * * * *

An invisible boy, a floating girl, twins with incredible strength, and one who can see what no one else can. These are some of the peculiar children at Miss Peregrine's orphanage. Years later Jacob hears the stories of these children from Grandpa Portman. Other adults say that these incredible stories are just nonsense, but after a tragic series of events Jacob is determined to find this mysterious orphanage. However this adventure may be more than he bargained for. Ransom Riggs uses real photographs to tell an amazing tale of adventure, dreams, and friendship.

By The Hat on The Cat

Dragon Slippers

by Jessica Day George

Rating: *****

Creel is an orphaned girl living with crazy cousins, a beloved brother, unique uncle, and an annoying aunt, who are very poor. Her aunt sacrifices her to the local dragon hoping that a rich man will rescue and marry her. This would bring her family out of poverty. However Creel doesn't wait around for the dragon to eat her. She bargains for her freedom and a pair of enchanting shoes that dragons love to stare at. Are Creel's shoes just shoes? Her adventures continue in Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear.

By Rita Skeeter

Magical Land of Oz

Oz: The Completed Works Volume One

By L. Frank Baum

Rating: ****

Almost everyone knows about the famous twister that took Dorothy Gale and Toto to the Magical Land of Oz., but what happened after Dorothy left? Oz: The Completed Works Volume One contains the first three books in the Wonderful Oz series. The Magical Land of Oz, The Marvelous Land Of Oz, and Ozma of Oz tell the thrilling story of Oz and its peculiar inhabitants. But don't judge a book by its movie, because you'd be surprised at the differences.

By Hannah Didsbury


written by Marissa Meyer

Rating: * * * * *

A deadly plague threatens earth, killing most of the population. Lunars, a deadly race of evolved humans, watch from space waiting and listening. Linh Cinder, a sixteen year old orphaned cyborg, lives a mostly normal life in New Beijing, until her entire world crumbles within hours. She must uncover the truth about the past she can't remember, because Cinder can stop the lunar queen from taking over Earth. Marissa Meyer combines fairy tales and science fiction into one unforgettable novel. Read Scarlet and Cress, the next two books in the series.

By The Hat on The Cat

Girl Detective on the Case

by Carolyn Keene
Rating: *****
Do you like detectives? Do you like mystery? Do you like it when girls are the detectives? Do you like life threatening moments in books? Then you would love NANCY DREW. Nancy, a pretty 17 year old girl, solves mysteries with her best friends Bess and George (Georgia). With her wit, charm and kindness you cannot help but fall in love. With many near near death moments, you will sit spellbound until the very end. By Carolyn Keene.

By Rita Skeeter


by Deborah Wiles
Rating: ***
Check out this newly published book by Deborah Wiles. No, it's not about taking over the world, but about the struggle for Civil Rights in the South! The story is told from two points of view and keeps you hooked.
Mrs. Schuck