Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Reviewed by Meg S. (8th Grade ,Teen Advisory Board Member)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a very good book about, you guessed it, peculiar children. Jakob Portman’s Grandfather was always telling him stories as a kid. You know the type, monsters, children with fantastic abilities and time travel. Years later, Jakob’s grandfather dies, suddenly and mysteriously. Naturally Jakob freaks, starts having nightmares, and goes a little crazy, but can’t stop missperegrine_334x518thinking about Grandpa Portman’s last words. These words lead Jakob to England and creatures of the past. Miss Peregrine’s is a very good book and knows how to leave you hanging. Although, it is a bit of a cliffhanger. I would like to add that it does have a bit of foul language that I think it would be good without, but Miss Peregrine’s is still a very good book and I give it four stars.

Teen Book Review: Dracula

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Book: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Reviewer: Megan, Grade 8

Dracula is (of course) a book about a vampire. But sadly, not many people have read the real thing. As a classic, it is not the normal fiction book, it is deeper (but only slightly) and more (sorry there’s no other word for it) mature.
You will travel through the story of Dracula, by reading diary pages, letters and other things written by people with whom the story interacts. A poor woman will become a vampire and die, while her friend will become ill of the same affliction.
This story has, although just a drama, is able to make you laugh, cry, and shout in fear for the characters. I highly recommend reading it, and would give it five stars. This is a book every house hold should have.

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Teen Book Review: Maximum Ride-The Angel Experiment

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Book:Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Reviewer: Anton,Grade 7

Author James Patterson, best known for adult suspense novels, makes a passable foray into the young adult market with this book about a group of human/bird hybrids. For teens who just want action and excitement and who don’t much care about the niceties — such as logic, character development, consistent voice, or plot — this will be plenty of fun. And there’s the fantasy of winged flight, which is always a pleaser. The book
opens up by introducing us to Max, a fourteen-year-old girl who also happens to be a human-avian hybrid. She lives in a house with her fellow hybrid friends—Fang, Iggy, Nudge, the Gasman, and Angel. They used to live at the School, where evil scientists created and experimentmaximumted on them, but they escaped and have been in hiding ever since.The entire book amounts to little more than a prologue to the series: Despite more than 400 pages of chases, fights, break-ins, and almost non-stop action, practically nothing actually happens in this fantasy book. The main characters are captured, they escape, they are cornered, they escape, they are wounded, they recover, they try to hide, they are found, over and over again. In truth, very little of it makes any kind of sense, though there are plenty of hints that it will eventually — just not in this book.
In the end i would rate this book a 3/5 because this book didn’t really capture my attention and didn’t have me coming back to the book.

Teen Book Review: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

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Book: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods by Suzanne Collins
Series: Gregor the Overlander gregor
Reviewer: Anton -7th Grade

Gregor And The Curse Of The Warmbloods is a 358 page book that takes place in an underworld under New York! (written by Suzanne Collins). The 3rd book in the series this book is a fantasy because of its talking animals and make believe world. Gregor is in New York above the underworld where strange things happen. The stories main character is Gregor and the secondary characters are his family members (boots, Lizzie,Mom, Dad). One day he gets a scroll from the underworld from his underworld friends asking him of his help, in the previous books there has always been a prophecy, in this book the prophecy is called the prophecy of blood. There is a plague going on in the underworld and Gregor is in the middle of the prophecy, the prophecy states that Gregor is the key to the cure of “The curse of the warm bloods” which is the plague that affects all warm bloods. I would recommend this book for anyone who is into action/adventure and fantasy books. Also, I would most definitely rate this book a 4.5 out of 5 because of the wonderful and mixed range of dialogue and intriguing plot.

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