Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Being Nikki - Meg Cabot

This book is a sequel from Starstruck. In the first book, superstar Nikki Howard, the face of megastore Stark, is pronounced brain-dead, but at the same time Emerson Watts' body is too destroyed from a falling tv to recover. The company Nikki represents, Stark, takes Emerson's brain and transplants it into Nikki's body. This book is the second and talks about how she reacts and feels about living the life of someone who is so completely different from her. Most of Nikki's friends think that she just has amnesia, but Emerson's real family and Nikiki's roommate and best friend LuLu also know the truth. But Emerson still has feelings for her old friend Christopher, but she can't tell him that. So Em in Nikki's body has to pretend that Em doesn't exist anymore and try to live the life of superstar Nikki Howard.

Would You - Marthe Jocelyn

This book is about a girl named Natalie, who likes to hang out with her friends and go pool hopping. Natalie is very close to her sister Claire who decides to tag along one time and she has a lot of fun. Claire is going to college in the fall and wants to spend as much time with Natalie as possible. Claire decides that before college, she wants a fresh start at relationships and decides that she wants to break up with her boyfriend Joe-boy. While she is there, she has an accident. The book talks about the family connections and what should happen to Claire...

Death By Denim- Linda Gerber

This book is a continuation of the Death By... Series. This book was about Aphra Connolly who has been a target by some dangerous people for her whole life. But in this book, she comes face to face with the person behind all of it. She is finally reunited with her "boyfriend" after both of them had been in hiding and had no contact for a while, and she winds up in a situation where she has to confront The Mole.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Ersatz Elevator - Limony Snicket

This book is about the Baudelaires who get sent off to a new family. They end up getting sent off to these two rich people who live in the penthouse. As the book goes on, an auctioneer starts talking to the Baudelaires new foster mom. They immediately think its Count Olaf and they're right. They try to figure out his plan and realize that Count Olaf is going to take away the Quagmire triplets in one of the auction items. They try to stop the plan, but Count Olaf ends up winning. I would recommend this book to people who like adventures.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It - Lisa Shanahan

This book is about a girl named Gemma, who for the first time in her life throws a "birkett". Then she tries out for the school play, usually when she speaks in front of a lot of people she vomits, but she tries to conquer this fear by trying out with a boy named Nick, the love of her life. But then Raven starts to like her and in drama class she ends up being paired with him. Together they practice for the play and they experience some crazy things. This book is awesome!! I would definitely recommend this book to girls who like suspense and romance.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree - Lauren Tarshis

This book is about a girl named Emma-Jean who leads a very organized quiet life. She doesn't really have any friends because instead of of having friends she would rather observe them. Well Emma-Jean thinks that everything is perfectly fine until she starts to help a girl named Colleen. This gets her into a lot of trouble. She experiences what it's like to help and interact with people her own age. I would definitely recommend this book because it teaches you a good lesson and it's a short read.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen

The book is called This Lullaby because Remy's father, a musician who left when she was a baby so she never had even met him, wrote this for her and every time this song is sung it strikes a nerve for Remy. It's about a girl named Remy who rushes through her relationships. Remy lives with her mother and brother and her current step father. Remy helps her mother with just about everything, from being her relationship consultant to her wedding planner. Remy is an uptight girl with a standard boyfriend time limit and she doesn't believe in love until she meets Dexter, a musician in band called Truth Squad, whom she just can't figure out. It's a book that has romance and comedy and is just a wonderful book in my opinion.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The 39 Clues: The Sword Thief - Peter Lerangis

This book is about Amy and Dan, who go on a quest for the 39 clues. But they are competeing against their family members who are really strange. I like these books because they are mysterious and leave you hanging. I would suggest these books to people who like mysteries.

Spanking Shakespeare - Jake Wizner

I really liked this book, it was about a boy whose parents named him Shakespeare. Shakespeare hates his name and really wants to get rid of it. Along the way, Shakespeare starts to like this girl but soon falls for another girl with not a very good past. This book is about how he lives through all of the drama and how he deals with all of this. I would reccomend this to anyone who likes romance and a good twist in plots.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Red Kayak- Priscilla Cummings

Red Kayak is about 3 friends: TJ, Brady, and Digger. When a boy dies at sea in an accident, a separation results between Brady and his friends. Soon Brady finds it may not have been an accident. This book is full of suspense and a great read. If you like suspense and fiction read on, dude!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Maze - Will Hobbs

This book is about a 16 year old boy, named Rick, who got sentenced to a 6-month term at a detention center. He ends up escaping and meets an old man in the middle of all the red rock canyons. This guy sets up camp here to observe the condors, since they are becoming extinct. Over time, these two become better friends. Two old guys show up to try to shut down this camp. Rick and Lon, his friend, work together to fight these old guys off. I would recommend this to people who like adventure books.

Monster - Walter Dean Myers

This book was a great book. It was based on a true story and I like that you could connect to it. It was about a teenage boy who allegedly helped rob a store and killed the store owner. It talks about his experiences in jail before the trial, it talks about the trial, and it talks about the final verdict of the jury. He ends up being not guilty thanks to his lawyer. I would recommend this to anyone.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dear Dumb Diary, Never Underestimate Your Dumbness By: Jim Benton

This book is about a girl who faces many challenges and has to get over them while dealing with her enemy and her crazy best friend. In this book Jamie's aunt is getting married to her school's Assistant Vice Principal. But he turns out to be her enemy's uncle. What will she do? This is a very good book. It is also a part of a series.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Torn to Pieces - Margot McDonnell

I really liked this book, and could not put it down. It was about this girl Anne, whose mother is always traveling and writing biographies about different types of people. While her mom is constantly out of town, she stays with her grandparents who live down the street. Then, she starts to meet new people at her school, and hang out and trust them more. Eventually her mom goes missing, and she starts to uncover a lot of things that happened in her and her mother's past, and along with all of the information comes a lot of danger too.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Lock and Key- Sarah Dessen

I really liked this book. It was about a girl, Ruby, whose mom abandons her, and then child services comes and finds out that she has been living alone, so they take her out of that house. She ends up going to live with her sister, Cora, who she hasn't seen in like ten years, and her husband, as well as all the adventures and things she goes through.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Twilight- Stephenie Meyer

This book is about a girl named Bella who falls in love with a vampire.I would definetly recommend this book because the author doesn't leave any details out. It's a REALLY good book everyone should read it. It is also very exciting. This is an excellent book!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Nation-Terry Pratchett

After a tsunami, teen Mau is the only survivor of his island nation, having been isolated for a coming of age ritual. Noble Ermintrude is shipwrecked on the island, and other tsunami survivors eventually find them, raising questions of what is "civilization". Dark, funny, exciting, this story really stays with you.