Book Review: Ruins by Dan Wells

 

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Kira’s desperate journey to find two cures and save the world continues in this third installment. Not only is her path to success unclear and fraught with obstacles, but her heart is pulling her in two different directions. She thought her destiny was to save the world — can she do it?

This is a thrilling continuation of a series ripe with suspense and littered with plot twists. Dan Wells’ clear and compelling style draws you into read and re-read. In his realistic, dystopian world, primal emotions splash across pages to excite any with a love of action. Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Reviewed by Marissa, grade 11.

Book Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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This book is the third in the Divergent series. Tris and Tobias find themselves venturing outside the city walls. Meanwhile inside the city, two different sides form with different perspectives on how to run the city.

There are many things I disliked about this book. I thought it was going to end one way, but then it threw me a curve ball. I also didn’t like that it didn’t give many hints as to what the characters were going to do later in life. I did like how they went outside the city in this book because throughout the first and second, I was wondering what was beyond the city limits. 

Reviewed by Olivia – 7th grade.

Book Review: Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins

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This books is about a teenage boy in high school named Brett Miller. He is totally “normal.” He is on the football team and has a totally hot girlfriend. His life is pretty average until he meets Zach.

I thought this book was pretty good. I didn’t love it because Brett acted like a jerk most of the time even though he is going through a struggle. I think this is for older kids because kids in middle school might not understand some of the content or feel uncomfortable. It is realistic fiction. It’s also not part of a series.

Reviewed by Madison – grade 7.

Book Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

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Macallan and Levi are two new best friends that have just met in 7th grade. This book follows the story of the two best friends, with ups and downs, and especially romance issues.

I LOVED this book. The two perspectives of the story are both grasping and very distinctive. The story is very realistic, and doesn’t rush things for the ages. It’s fictional and a standalone. It was a very lighthearted book and good if you’re suffering from a book hangover. Recommended for ages 12-16.

Reviewed by Maggie – 7th grade.