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Book Cover The Warrior Heir
Cinda Williams Chima

Jack lives in the small town of Trinity where life is pretty normal. Well it was pretty normal until one Jack stopped taking his medication and sent a guy flying through the soccer net. Jack is suddenly pulled into a world which he doesn't want to be involved in. As it turns out he is a warrior one of the magical guilds that have special abilities. But it is not the best time to be a warrior because wizards are trying to find warriors to fight and Jack just sent up giant signal. Going through shock, near death experience's and a whole ton of other things Jack is pretty changed.

Reviewer: Pierson O.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Fires of Merlin
T.A. Barron

The young wizard Merlin is just getting comfortable when a new ancient threat arrives to terrorize the land. The last of the fire dragons have awakened and is wreaking havoc upon the island. Only Merlin who's wizard powers are growing stronger by the minute can save the island. But in order to face the dragon he must uncover many secrets and what he learns might be just a little bit surprising. I really liked this book because Merlin is very well represented and the book has many twists an turns.

Reviewer: Pierson O.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Seven Songs of Merlin
T.A. Barron

In the second installment of T.A. Barron's saga he is able to once again bring the mystical wizard Merlin to life. Starting off right where the first one left off Merlin is using his powers to restore peace to the land. But when his mom is gravely injured the only way to save her is to master the seven songs of wizardry. To do this he must travel across the island and with limited time and lots to learn will he make it in time. I liked this book because it had a lot of action and Merlin was really brought to life as he struggled to overcome his hardships.

Reviewer: Pierson O.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Adventures of Ook and Gluk
George Beard

This story is about two cavemen name Ook and Gluk. In the book they learn karate. They use these skills to fight the evil emperor of the future.

Reviewer: Bobby D.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Airhead
Meg Cabot

Airhead is about a girl named Em Watts who is hospitalized after being hit by a falling television. She wakes up in the body of a supermodel, Nikki Howard, and has no idea what happened. This book was not what I was expecting, but I kind of liked it. It was a little more science fiction-y than I am used to reading from Meg Cabot, but it was a good book.

Reviewer: Elizabeth L.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Anything but typical
Nora Raleigh Baskin

Jason Blake has autism and is made fun of in school and has no friends. Jason fears girls and thinks they all hate him. But Jason is "normal" when on the website storyboard. He writes stories and has many readers. Then he meets Rebecca. She writes great stories she loves his stories, and Jason loves her. I loved this book because I could really connect to Jason's disability.

Reviewer: Angela O.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Rules
Cynthia Lord

Katherine has a younger brother named David who goes to Occupational Therapy. She makes a friend who can't talk and is in a wheelchair. Her new friend who moved next door likes a person who is mean to David. She invites Katherine to a dance, but Jason invited her to his birthday party. At the party Katherine tells Jason about the dance and he wants to go but Katherine doesn't. What happens to Katherine and Jason? Read RULES to find out.

Reviewer: Serena S.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover The Wright 3
Blue Balliett

The Wright 3 is about three friends named Tommy, Calder and Petra. A very old house in their town is about to come down, and it's up to them to save it. But in the process, they discover some thieves who are trying to steal some of the stain-glass windows. Double trouble! I loved the book because it's very intense and no matter where I stopped I was on a cliff-hanger.

Reviewer: Regan S.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Elsewhere
Gabrielle Zevin

After 15-year-old Liz Hall is hit by a taxi and killed, she finds herself in a place that is both like and unlike Earth. Instead of aging, people in this place become younger and younger until they become 0 again.

Reviewer: Cailey F.
Rating: star rating

Book Cover Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask
R. L. Stine

It is scary. It is about many haunted faces. The main character is Carly Beth and she puts on a mask that she can't get off!

Reviewer: Noah S.
Rating: star rating

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