Sacramento Public Library

November 2016

    The Candymakers

    The Candymakers - Wendy Mass

    Four children have been selected to participate in their region's candymaking contest at the factory, Life Is Sweet. This book has so many different layers to the story and all the main characters end up realizing their lives are entwined with each others' in ways they never would have found out on their own.

    -Sofia, 12

    Divergent - Veronica Roth

    I read this book and I constantly felt interested. I also read the 2nd book and I felt interested. I honestly think all together that the Divergent series is very interesting and I recommend it.

    -Priscilla, 12
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

    A beautiful book written by Mark Twain, or Samuel Clemens, is called "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," where Twain wanted to remind adults of what they were once and how they acted and reacted to situations. It is a really sophisticated novel describing how people Tom's age acted. It is a really great story since it contains a mixture of childhood memories and how they try to grow. Tom did indeed change from the beginning of the novel to the end. I highly recommend reading it.

    -Fatimah, 13
    Something In Between

    Something In Between - Melissa De La Cruz

    This was one of the most interesting and enjoyable books I've ever read. Jasmine De La Santos is an A student with big college dreams of going to Stanford. She also immigrated to the United States from the Philippines when she was 13 years old. This book has a great storyline and is very realistic in the way the characters are and speak.

    -Sofia, 12

    Gone - Michael Grant

    The first book in a series of exciting and dramatic sci-fi books. An intense book in which all adults disappear and kids begin to get strange powers. A good book in a nice series, but the plot can sometimes be confusing. In addition, there are a lot of MacGuffins.

    -anonymous, 14
    Number the Stars

    Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

    Number the Stars is about a girl and what happens to her as a Jewish person with the Nazis around.

    -Sam, 11
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Jack Thorne

    This book is really good. I personally think that it still has that Harry Potter magic. Some people disagree.

    -Amanda, 12
    The Giver

    The Giver - Lois Lowry

    If you're looking for a short sci-fi book, this one's for you. It's compelling, and has some themes you will remember.

    -anonymous, 12
    The Heir

    The Heir - Keira Cass

    The Heir is the start of the last two books of The Selection series. I enjoyed this series so much. It is such a creative idea and I love the storyline and characters. I really enjoyed this book because it showed the life after the first Selection which I had already read and liked a lot.

    -Sofia, 12
    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

    Hazel, a girl of 16, has thyroid cancer that's spread to her lungs. Her mom insists that she joins a cancer group. There, Hazel meets Augustus, where they soon fall in love. What'll happen next?

    -Bobobobobobobobobobobobob, 13
    The Sword of Summer

    The Sword of Summer - Rick Riordan

    A new spin on Rick Rirodan's previous books by adding Viking mythology. This time the main character is Magnus Chase, a homeless boy who dies trying to save his friends. At least, the first time. Magnus is revived with superhuman strength and speed. However, he'll need his strength to keep the wolf god from escaping. A great read that's fast paced and full of adventure.

    -Anonymous, 14
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