Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
"This book is about the life of a male in the early 1900s. It tells about hardships, loss, and life. The book was not as exciting and adventurous as I wanted it to be. Also, parts didn't lead (anywhere). That's why I only gave it three out of five starts." Reviewed by Timothy.
This prequel to Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry tells the story of a biracial boy raised in Georgia in the late 1860s, and the many hardships he endures while growing up. ~ Robbie
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"I give this book four out of five stars because it shows that not all plays are boring. It teaches the importance of trusting your family more than someone who says the right thing in front of you, and then does the opposite behind your back!" Reviewed by Trang, Hemphill Branch Teen Reader!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Hey, I've got a book review! Dragon Keeper is a book on Ancient China and Dragons. It is one of the best books I've ever read. It has Adventure,History, Action and Mystery all in one. It is a trilogy, it is comprised of: Dragon Keeper (Book One), Garden of the Purple Dragon (Book Two) and Dragon Moon (Book Three). ~ Way to go Peter for a great review! Thanks for emailing us. Keep those reviews coming!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In this futuristic tale there is no more crime, no fighting, or disease. Everyone conforms, and follows what UniComp (the all-powerful computer system leading their great society) tells them to do. But Chip gradually realizes begins to realize the truth - the power of being a free-thinking individual.
"I give this book five stars (out of five) because it was written with a great writing style that presented a clear and direct picture of what was going on, putting the reader into the story." ~ reviewed by Anna
From what I've seen, most professional reviewers didn't put the book in the same class as Orwell's 1984, but they still thought it was a decent read. ~ Robbie
Sunday, March 15, 2009
- Alex Awards ~ Given to the top 10 books written for adults that have special appeal for teens.
- Margaret A. Edwards Award ~ Honors an author and their specific works that have made an important contribution to the world of young adult literature.
- William C. Morris Award ~ Given to a new, previously unpublished young adult author.
- Odyssey Award ~ Given to the best teen audiobook of the year!
- Michael L. Printz Award ~ Awarded every year to a truly outstanding new young adult book.
YALSA will also be awarding an award for the best teen nonfiction book starting in 2010. I can't wait to see who wins!