Monday, August 31, 2009

Camp Confidential: Natalie's Secret by Melissa J. Morgan

This was a happiful book that wasn't a thriller, but was still a good read. It's about a girl from NYC who's sent to camp by he mom to get her away from city life. Things start out smoothly until all of Natalie's friends find out about her little secret, and then things start to go really wrong.
~ Becky Thielman, age 13
Book Description: When her mother makes her leave Manhattan to attend a summer camp in Pennsylvania, eleven-year-old Natalie tries to overcome her aversion to nature and makes new friends while, at the same time, keeping the identity of her famous father a secret.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey

An overaverage high school boy and his uncle enter a world of knights, swords and violence. Alfred ends up with excalibur and lets it fall into the wrong hands. It's up to him to fix that problem with the help of a decendant of a Round Table knight.
~Nelson Thain, age 14

Book Description: Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto

It was a good read but needed more action.
~Ryan Jones, age 10
Series Descripton: Naruto must pass the difficult test to enter the Ninja Academy; deal with his konohamaru; and learn to get along with his new classmates, Sasuke and Sakura. Assigned to a three-person team, Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura must survive a brutal test against their upper-level ninja instructor, Kakashi. Only two can pass -- will Naruto be one of them?

Orange Planet #1 by Haruka Fukushima

Orange Planet #1 was awesome!! And also very good.
~Lyric Jones, age 11
Book Description: Like a lot of girls, Rui has boy problems. But most girls would be thrilled to have a problem like hers: there are too many boys in love with her! First ther's Taro, the adorable boy next door. Then there's Eisuke, a teaching intern who's just too hot to handle. And finally, Kaoru, the one boy who just may hold the key to Rui's heart!

Friday, August 28, 2009

R.I.P. Challenge!

The R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge is simple: Click this link ( to read about the challenge and sign up, then read four books in any of the spooky genres (mystery, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, gothic, horror, supernatural, etc.) by October 31st. When you're done, write a review for each. If you have a blog, post the books you plan to read and your reviews when you're doe. If you don't blog, our library catalog has a great feature that lets you post your review for anyone to read. You could also post the reviews on Facebook, MySpace, or another social networking site. Or, even better, send them to me at and I'll post them here!

I've officially entered the challenge, and I'm a total horror wimp. I've chosen the following Teen titles:
Hell Phone by William Sleator
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith & Jane Austen
The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

Stay tuned for my reviews!