What To Read Next

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Extraordinary by Miram Spitzer Franklin

23130145This book will make you laugh and cry at the adventures in this book. In this book a young girl has an illness and her best friend does everything she can to help her,since she can’t speak or walk, she is doing everything she can to help her including counting down until her surgery day. This book reminds me of ”Thirteen Reasons Why”,because one friend cares for the other friend so much that they fight for that friend until the end. The thing that makes this book unique is that the girls friend does everything for her and goes out of her way until the day of her surgery. At first it was a little sad, but then started to be understanding and excited. I would give this book a 4.5 out of five stars.You should read this book if you like books with fantastic best friends and who love each other no matter the challenges they go throw.

Recommended by Anihya B.

Chinese Philosophy on Life by Wang Keping

218c0u69uyl-_bo1204203200_In China, as is everywhere, Fu (happiness) is widely sought after, while Huo (Misfortune) is avoided at all costs. The concept of harmony is the Keystone within the Chinese philosophy of life. The book tells you of daily philosophical Chinese tradition and the meaning behind it, from the very words they use, to the deeper meaning it holds. There isn’t much to say other than that it delivers what its title says, much like other books relating. They tell ideas and lessons, that people who read can give more thought on. Any book on philosophy is unique, for they all tell an idea different; even if someone else before them have discussed. Do not read it all at once, read a single chapter and think on what you read. After thinking about it, read it over, until it makes sense to you person. I’d give it a 3.75 out of 5 because, it does its task, nothing more nothing less.

Recommended by Jeremiah S.

Secrets in the Shadows by Anne Schraff

516gss5ddblHave you ever worried about so many things at one time? This book is about Roylin and he went out with this girl.He lied and told her he had a bunch of money,she wanted a very expensive necklace.Also one of his friends died and they tried to see if he was buried .He was not,he was gone. This book is like other Bluford Series books because they are all things that can really happen in reality. What makes this book so unique is people can relate to it a lot and you see how people feel. It wasn’t that interesting until the girl came to the school and that is where it really starts. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 .You should read this book if you worry about a lot of things.

Recommended by Ryan L.

The Perfect Shot by Elaine Marie

61zs2mitbjl“Mommy!” Corey cried, his voice high and panicky for the first time. With Basketball action, a murder mystery, a compelling story from history, racial and parental tension, Alphin offers something to please most young readers. Homeboys because it’s very funny and interesting and also an way to explain how some people life is or was. The thing that makes The Perfect Shot stand out is how it is a interesting mystery. You will probably find a book like this but not often because it’s a mystery and sports books. The thing that makes The Perfect Shot was just about someone make an important shot in a game, but it’s really about how this boy is playing basketball because of a bad memory. I would give this book 4 out of 5. You should read this book if you like sports and mystery books.

Recommended by Joseph G.

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

god-help_g4eozf“I have no idea what occupied him when I was at the office and I never asked. I thought it showed how much I trusted him- that it was him I was attracted to him, not what he did.” (Morrison, 62) In different point of views, God Help the Child tells the story Lula Ann trying to adjust between the present and her past. God Help the Child reminds me of Midnight: A Gangster Love Story by Sister Souljah because the main characters find ways to live through their problems. What makes God Help the Child so special is the fact that it captivates you from the very beginning. It gives you an issue and then flashbacks to show you what little things shape the truth. In God Help the Child, be mindful of the setting and the author’s choice of words. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. You should read this if you like dram and urban fiction.

Recommended by Kyajaa W.

Wicked: The Life and Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West by Gregory Maguire

wicked_166_detailDo you think you know the story of “The Wizard of Oz”? Guess again, cause this will take you far from Kansas. This story takes place in the Land of Oz. Where you learn what happened before Dorothy dropped in. You’ll learn what made a green girl so ‘Wicked’. There is no other book like Wicked. It is it’s own type of genre. It’s own type of book. The book is not all flimsy and happy. It’s dark and captivating. It’s philosophical and enchanting. It’s has a special pace and special style that will take you into what life is like in Oz. It does start out slow, It has an odd pace. Just have patience and read it whenever you have a hunger for it. Don’t try to force yourself to read more than you want. The anticipation is worth it. I give Wicked 5 out of 5 stars. You should read it if you like backstories.

Recommended by Suni A.