The maze runner by james dashner

The_Maze_Runner_coverRecommended by kenna b

A bunch of boys stuck in a maze for years. Then another boy comes. And he is different from the others. After him came a girl. And nearly everything changed. Thomas woke up in the maze with a bunch of boys surrounding him.there’s something special about him. Then things start getting even more strange when a girl comes up. Their different from the others. then suddenly they start finding a way out. This reminds me of the 4th book of percy jackson. It’s full of action and is like the maze runner. You have to find a way out of something. And it’s risky. Be patient when it starts out slow. it’s gets good. 5 stars for this book because it’s awesome and great.

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

The_Lightning_Thief_coverRecommended by Evan C.

Have you ever wanted to breathe under water? Or be able to control water at your own will? Well, Percy Jackson soon discovers he can when he figures out he is the son of Poseidon (in Greek mythology, the God of the sea). And being a demi-god is no cake walk. In the book, you will see all the trials he faces trying to return Zeus’s master bolt. If you are a fan of Greek mythology, or kids with powers, you will love this series. Also if you enjoyed any fantasy books such as the Harry Potter series, though they are very different, you would enjoy this book as well. I give these books 5/5.

Hunger Games Trilogy

Hunger_gamesRecommended by Teara W.

Not all trilogies are boring, and Hunger Games is an example of that. Katniss finally steps up to the plate and shows everyone what she’s really made of. I recommend this book to anyone because of the hard decisions Katniss must face, although she is only 17 years old. This trilogy shows how one person can start a revolution. Women Power!

Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

shawshankRecommended by Nikkole S.

Have you ever met a person who always stayed confident and never lost hope? In the book ShawShank Redemption by Stephen King, a man named Andy went into prison for a murder he didn’t commit. The entire time he was in the prison he had a plan to get out. He helped the warden and cell mates by doing taxes and helping them get an education. He stayed close with the people who had more power than he did. This book reminds me of the phrase “I keep my friends close and my enemies closer,” because this is exactly what he did. If you like Lifetime movies you would definitely like this book because it is full of tragedy and drama. This book will grab your attention because it is constantly throwing a curve ball. It slowly ties everything together that gives you that “Oh Yeah!” moment. I would give this book 5 stars and highly recommend that you read it.

The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien

lord of the ringsRecommended by Darrion G.

Fighting for the right thing is a great thing to do. The main conflict of the story is all about the ring of power. Everybody wants this one particular ring. There is one kid who is brave enough to protect it on a journey to destroy it. The Harry Potter books remind me of this because they also show the courage of a young man who has to constantly save the school from dark wizards. To me it shows courage and determination and that is sort of someone like me. Actually read and take in what the book is showing you about courage and bravery. This book deserves a 5 star rating.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

the-fault-in-our-stars-tops-fridays-box-officeRecommended by Shantia W. (winner Dominos gift card)

“You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world..but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.- Oh I wouldn’t mind Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

The Fault in Our Stars is an amazing book. It tells the love story of two teenage kids, Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters, who’ve both had run-ins with cancer. It’s so hard to put the book down. The story is so heart touching you feel as if you were one of the characters. After reading this book you will truly feel different and look at certain things in life totally differently. The Fault in Our Stars reminds me of My Sister’s Keeper because both books tell the story of a strong relationship between two teens and someone has cancer. The Fault in Our Stars stands out because, although the teens deal with such huge problems, they can still make you smile and laugh. Everything about this book just pulls you in. You will love this book from the first page to the last page. It will leave you wanting more. You’ll want to know life after. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars, the most perfect book to ever be written. You should read it if you’re a hopeless romantic like myself. You’ll fall in love with this love story.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

mocking birdRecommended by Nicole E.

This is a book about innocence and courage. It’s narrated by a 6-year-old girl named Scout Finch who started off as an immature child and as the book goes on she gains knowledge. Her father, Atticus Finch, is the lawyer for a black man, Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping his neighbor. This book reminds me of “The Death of Emmett Till” because both were set during the Civil Rights movement.