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When a woman’s body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward teen who lives only a few blocks away, owns several knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks.-“Blood Will Tell” By April Henry
Alexis has spent her life covering for her mom’s mental illness, Nick’s bravado hides his fear of not being good enough,
and Ruby just wants to pursue her eccentric interests in a world that doesn’t understand her. When the three teens join Portland County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, they are teamed up to search for a autistic man lost in the woods. What they find instead is a dead body.-“The Body In The Woods” By April Henry
Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn’
t as lucky. Now she’s trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never thought she’d have to experience alone.-“Cut Me Free” By J.R. Johansson
“I LOVED reading when I was a kid (and still do!). I started reading around age three and never stopped. I remember as a kid I would get in trouble at night for staying up past my bedtime under the covers reading with a flash light. When we went to the library, I would check out a giant stack of books every week, and finish it before the week was even up! If I were to list all my favorite books it would take pages and pages…but to list a few: To Kill a Mockingbird, Where the Red Fern Grows, Harry Potter, the Redwall Series, Eragon, Divergent, any Agatha Christie mystery, Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie… and my all time favorite book: Tuesdays With Morrie. I read it once every single year. It’s a true story about a student and a teacher and life lessons, and it changed my life. I wish that everyone would read it at least once!” Ms. Kirsten Danzo, Biology teacher
Recommended by Steve H.
Imagine if one day you were told that you are apart of a superhuman race called the saiyans Dragon Ball Z is about Goku a saiyan from a distant planet who defends the earth from evil villans who plan to take over the world this comic book really reminds me of the Naruto and One Piece series but, this book is way more hype and action packed like Bleach. this is the best adventure/action comic book ever created because the story quality and the amount of action. the book kinda starts of slow but when the action starts you will be impressed. I give it a 5 out of 5 because of the amount of intensity in this comic book
Recommended by Ashyrha D.
When life knocks you down you have to get right back up. Sometimes when your young you do dumb things but after a while you grow from it. Shavonne wants to change but never thought it was this hard. Something like Hope reminds me of real life situations that you are given but something you have to do alone. Some of the scenes will surprise you, you wouldn’t expect it to come out that way. It starts a little slow in my opinion but soon you’ll learn her struggle. I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like Realistic drama/real life situations come to life in a book.
Recommended by Julian J.
Dragon ball is all action. Goku as a kid did not know he was from an ancient race called Saiyans. He met a girl named Bulma who was looking for the dragon ball which Goku has as a treasure for his grandpa. Goku and Bulma was headed for the other dragonballs. The dragonballs grant any wish but one and its that you cant wish more than one wish. Bulma wants to gather the dragonballs so she can wish for a new boyfriend. When Yamcha came to kill Goku and Bulma and steal the dragonballs he found love for Bulma and she didn’t need the dragonballs to wish for a boy friend. The Monkey king journey reminds me of dragonball because the monkey king has a tail like Goku he trains like Goku he has a stick like weapon like Goku and even has a cloud like Goku.
This book is so unique because the author writes about this pure hearted kid who loves fighting with he’s heart content. I also like the characters who are willing to trust Goku and help him through every situation.
The author wrote this book to show comedy and it also helps me to become a better reader because Goku helps me to achieve my goals because he never gives up. I would give this book 5 stars because I love this book.
Recommended by Keenan Johnson
About a boy who has personal problems. He has like some sort of mental illness in his life. His life has been very cruel. His life sometimes had been good, but not too good. He likes to cut his self which is dangerous. Bait reminds me off what had happened in Florida airport shooting. What makes this book unique is that it sometimes has a lot of sad things in it, it even has funny things. Once you really get into the book you will like it. it is so interesting that you don’t want to stop reading. I wish they had a 2nd Bait book. I would give this book 5 out of 5. You should read it because it is so interesting to read.
Recommended by Akiah T.
Have you ever wondered what I’d be like to see yourself in and as someone else? Confused? So was Sasha Lawson, awakening in a parallel universe held hostage by her dates analog. Sasha Lawson has always had an extraordinary imagination that started when her grandfather would tell her stories of princesses in parallel universes that looked just like her. She also had an ordinary life, that is until Grant came, and then so did Thomas. But Thomas and Grant are one in the same. Thomas came from a parallel universe to take her back with him so she could pretend to be the princess of that world while the army there tried to free her from her captors who had taken to cause riot in their world. She must pretend to be the princess, her analog, or doppelganger, to keep their nations at peace. This book reminds me of A Wrinkle In Time. They are closely like each other because the both are kind of futuristic and fantasy based. These books closely compare to each other. What makes this book unique is it talks about parallel universes and a opposite but the same world of Earth. I didn’t know that the chapters that are italicized are really Sasha seeing through her analogs eyes. I would rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars rating. It’s awesome