Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a fantastic book! This is a very funny book about Greg Heffley, a wimpy, nerdy kid who has just moved into town. He has only one friend but it's a best friend, a kid named Rowley. He's not the coolest either, but to each other they are pretty cool. Greg tries to get popular everyday and do cool stuff, but it just doesn't work out for him. He and his friend are just not cool. Also this book makes you just want to keep reading. This is a grea funny book and you will love it as Gread leads you through his adventures in his Diary such as: getting chased by high school guys, safety patrol, and the cheese touch. You really need to check this book out becuase it is a really good book.

~Tyler S., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon

Have you ever been to a place where you felt you really don't fit in because you're too much of a drama queen? Well, if you have, then Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen is the book for you. Mary Elizabeth Step (Lola, as she is called) moves to Dellawood, California and starts to attend Dellawood High (or as she calls it, Deadwood High). Things start to mix and turn as she faces many twists, including coming face to face with Carla Santini, the beautiful and most popular girl in Dellawood High. Will she be able to make it through high school or will she humiliate herself in the process?

~Katrina M., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

This book is about this boy that likes to eat chocolate a lot. Every time he eats something, he puts chocolate in it. For example, the only cake he eats is chocolate and the only ice cream he eats is chocolate.
One day a lot of chocolate freckles came all over his body so he went to the doctor where he was told he had chocolate fever. Henry, the boy, started running and running until everybody stopped following him. Then he found a man who told him that he needed to go back to his family because everybody was looking for him. Then he went back to live with his family. He didn't eat chocolate again. When he woke up the next day, he didn't have any chocolate freckles. His mom called him to eat breakfast. He grabbed the cinnamon and poured it on his cereal. He thought about putting cinnamon on everything until he got "Cinnamon Fever."
All children and people who like chocolate a lot would enjoy reading this funny book. Henry does and says many funny things. For example, he even put chocolate on his sandwiches and spaghetti! Later he told a boy who wanted to beat him up that he had chocolate fever. The bully was scared of him. This is an easy, funny book to read. Most people will like it.
~Azucena B., 7th Grade, Homewood Middle School