Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Football Hero by Tim Green

This is a great book about a boy named Ty who has an older brother name Thane that plays NFL football. Ty is a very lanky boy who lives with his uncle and his aunt. He goes to a new school and tries out for the football team and he makes the team. He is actually one of the best players on the team, next to Calvin. The coach is basically in love with Ty. Thane winds up with a knee injury and almost looses his career, but he doesn't. Does Ty get to start? Does Thane get better? To answer these questions you will have to read the book and find out.
~Michael T., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis

This book is about a young boy who is raised in the poor part of Memphis with a mother who is addicted to drugs. As he struggles to find food and shelter, he finds Big Mike. Big Mike enrolls him and his own son in a private Christian school. After a few weeks of sleeping in the school gym overnight, a weathly family invites him to sleep in their house for a night. They grow fond of him and soon adopt him. He soon finds his strength, football. By the 12th grade, he is 6'4", 350 lbs., and is very quick on his feet. He becomes a high star recruit at left tackle. As the story goes on the author, Michael Lewis, twists Michael Ohre's story with how important the left tackle became over the years: protecting the blind side of the quarterback.
~Merrill J., 7th Grade, Homewood High School

Crackback by John Coy

One of the books I read is called Crackback by John Coy. This book is about an 18-year-old boy named Mils Manning who plays for his high-school football team. Throughout the book Miles has to face many obstacles like game-winning plays, steroids, and girls. Miles' football team is trying to win conference and state, but Miles is going to try to be superstar. Also, I would reocmmend this book to mainly people who like sports.
~Chance W., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

The story Crackback is an exciting book. This book is recommeded for anyone who likes football books. This book is about a boy named Miles Manning and his football team. This year his team is favored to win the conference and go to state. Everyone is pushing Miles to be bigger, stronger, and faster, from his coaches to his best friend. Now Miles is facing a touch decision: Is he willing to do what it takes to be tough?
~Raheem L., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Joe Montana: Comeback Quarterback by Thomas R. Raber

In the beginning of the book, Joe Montana is just a little boy who loves football, even when he was a little kid Joe played football. A little while down the road Joe gets tired of football and almost quits on football for boy scouts! Of course, Joe went with football and became a three time Super Bowl winning quarterback. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to write a biography on Joe Montana or just wants to read a good sports book.
Parker S., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Kicking the Football by Bill Renner

Kicking the Football by Bill Renner
Kicking the Football is a very good guide that gives you all the steps on how to be a wonderful kicker. Also it grabs you and makes you want to speed through the pages and get just to the drills and the place kicking section. The book also guides you through a great journey to be the best kicker you can. It brings you all the info and drills you can use to practice and get better. Even though you may think it is boring at the beginning, this great book will help you. Finally, the more drills you practice, the better you will improve.
~Nick A., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

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Friday, October 24, 2008

More Anthony Horowitz Action Titles!

Skeleton Key (Alex Rider series #3)
Skeleton Key is an action book written by Anthony Horowitz. The book is about 14-year-old Alex Rider who works for the British Intelligence Agency (MI6). In the beginning of the book Alex humiliates Chinese Triads at the Wimbledon Cup. To keep Alex out of danger, he is sent to the island of Skeleton Key in the Caribbean to work for the CIA. Ther ehe and his fellow operatives are captured by the mandam they came to investigate who has a crazy plan to kill millions of people. And he wants Alex to be his son.
~Roger J., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Eagle Strike (Alex Rider series #4)
Eagle Strike is a realistic fiction book about madmen and spies written by Anthony Horowitz. The main character of this book is Alex Rider, a MI6 operative who is only 14-years-old, but this time he's working alone. A bomb planted by assassin Yassen Gregorovic nearly kills Alex's friend, Sabriana's father. Alex confronts Yassen in the beginning of a twisting adventure that involves a pop singer man man, a secret plan and the keys to the mystery of Alex's father.
~Roger J., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Nightrise (Gatekeepers series #3)
Nightrise is a chilling book filled with suspense, mystery, adventure, and dedication. When Scott Tyler is taken by the Nightrise Corporation, Jamie, Scott's twin, sets out to find him, using his telepathic ability. Jamie has always depended on Scott and he learns to look out for himself while running from the police and desperately searching for Scott. Jamie has to fight in a war against the Old Ones because he is One of the Five, to to a juvenile delinquent camp where he believes Scott is, and many more exciting tasks. He escapes from death many times, coming closer each time. Nightrise is a great book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes thrilling books that are hard to put down. I loved Nightrise and I'm sure you will, too.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker, by Anthony Horowitz, is an awesome book filled with tons of action. If you like reading action books or like mysteries then you want to read this book because it is one of the best books I have ever read. A kid named Alex Rider lives with his uncle named Ian Rider. One day he arrives at home and the police come to his house. His uncle is dea, they said he died in a car accident but Alex Rider doesn't believe them. Throughout the story he finds clues that his uncle's deat was not a car accident it was a murder. Read this book and help Alex find out what really happened to his Uncle.
~Tyler S., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School
I read the book Stormbreaker. This book has seat-rising action that glues your eyes to the book. Alex finds out in the middle of the night that his uncle died in a car accident, according to the police. He grows suspicion that this is not true. he went to the junkyard nearest to the street that he died. He found his uncle's car with bullet holes. This means it was not an accident. He almost dies trying to find out about what happened. He later discovers a secret that few people knew. He gets involved in dangerous groups of people trying to find the secret of his uncle's life. I would highly recommend this book to people who like action, myster, and realistic fiction.
~Will E., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School
I read Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. It is the first book in the series of Alex Rider adventures. It is a great book. Alex goes through hard times when his uncle dies in a car wreck but Alex thinks that people are lying about the way his uncle died. He always wore his seatbelt wherever he went. You will like this book if you like great books.
~C.J. K., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Friday, October 17, 2008

Vamps by Nancy A. Collins

Lilith Todd is the "It" girl of the supernatural world. Her rich and powerful Old Blood father gives her whatever she wants, her promised, Jules, will make her a Countess when they are bound, and she already rules the world of fashion and popularity. One night while out slumming she runs into Cally, a New Blood who challenges Lilith in a fight over a potential victim. The Newbie turns out to be a Stormgatherer, but Lilith would still have beaten her if not for the sudden appearance of Van Helsings. The VH's stake Lilith's friend, but the rest of the vampires manage to get away. Lilith blames the Newbie and vows to kill her if she ever sees her again. It might be easier than she expected. When Monday rolls around Lilith finds that Cally has transferred to Lilith's prestigious school, Bathory Academy. Though the Academy is a vendetta-free zone, Lilith's won't let a little thing like the rules stand in her way.

This book started out as Gossip Girls meets vampires, with constant brand name dropping, underage partying and references to amorous adventures. But the tone quickly changed when Cally appeared, and the plot's pacing picked up. The story that unfolded was interesting and different from most of the vampire fiction on the shelves. I can't wait to see what happens in book two!
~Ms. Heather, Teen Librarian, Homewood Public Library

Monday, October 13, 2008

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo

The book Midnight for Charlie Bone is a really good mystery book. The book is about Charlie just knowing that he has powers. So they change his schools and he hates it because he has to get new friends.
~K. Young, 7th Grade, HMS
~Librarian's note: The 7th Charlie Bone book, Charlie Bone and the Shadow, is out. Reserve your copy today!