Monday, September 29, 2008

Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech

This book wasn't one of those books that keep you on your toes page after page, but it was one that kept your interest and intrigued you throughout. Absolutely Normal Chaos was about a girl named Mary Lou Finney who thought she was going to have just an ordinary summer, but waht she received was an unexpected surprise. The story is written to where you are reading her journal for a school assignment, but her summer gets so hectic that she doesn't even want her teacher to read it! I liked this book a lot!
~Anna L., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs

Wild Man Island is a wonderful book to read. It's about a boy who loves to kayak with his friends. He goes kayaking with a group of people to an island, close by where his dad died. When his camp goes to sleep he tries to find where his mom put the stone that he had made a long time ago. He finds the stone and tries to head back to camp, but a storm catches him when he is half-way to the island. The kayak crashes into an island far away. He has to survive in a forest that has bears and wolves. He gets across to another island and sees a wild man and some old buildings. The search group finds him and he makes it back home. I recommend this book to anybody that likes adventure books. It will make you want to keep turning the pages.
~Terrell B, 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Monday, September 22, 2008

Rose Madder by Stephen King

Rose had known that marying Norman Daniles was a mistake from her wedding night, when he bit her. She endured fifteen years of horrifying abuse, until a single drop of blood on her sheets makes her flee to a new city and start a new life. But she is still scared, because her husband is a cop. He has the senses of a bloodhound, and can practically read her mind. This story grabs you by the hair and yanks you into it, revealing one of Norman's darkest secrets. Will Rose survive? You need to read Rose Madder by Stephen King to find out.
~Adam P., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker is an action-filled book that takes place in England. It is about a twelve-year-old boy named Alex Rider whose uncle was killed supposedly in a car accident, but that was a lie. Throughout the book Alex tries to find out who really killed his uncle Ian Rider, who was a spy. This book has many action sequences including a heart-beating scene when Alex almost gets killed in a junkyard. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes action-filled books.
~Chance W., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Football Genius by Tim Green

Football Genius, by Tim Green, is the best book I have ever read. It is about a boy named Troy, and he has these powers which allow him to predict football plays before they happen. His mom works for the Atlanta Falcon. The author of the book, Tim Green, also played defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons a long time ago. Troy has two friends named Beth and Ty. They are like family to him. Since Troy's mom works with the Falcons, she convinces the coach to let Troy help coach the team, and they let him and he does a good job with all of that responsibility.

~review written by Michael T., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School