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Book Review: The Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson

In this novel, people got chosen by a death and taken away, but when it happens to 16 year old Gabriela, she wants a pardon like every other person who is chosen.Will she get it? This was something I normally wouldn’t read and I liked it. There wasn’t much I didn’t like about it– probably the only this was that I didn’t think it was the best ending. I’d rate it 4 stars – I liked it a lot andI’d recommend it to my friends. They love suspense!

Reviewed by Madison, grade 6

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Book Review: Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill

A teenage girl masquerading as a boy is interrupted in her quest to find her missing borther in 1860’s Texas by a hoard of zombies. The concept was great! Zombie novels have been done so many times, but the setting really drew me to this one. However, the book is written from the perspective of three different characters, but their voices are too similar to make this style worth it. In addition to the voicing, I had an issue with plot movement (or lack thereof). The book just seemed to drag and very little was revealed. At least some character development could have been done during the huge lulls, but that didn’t even happen. I’d rate it 2 stars.

Reviewed by Tom, age 17