Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper

forged-by-fireRecommended by Marlon L.

Do you like reading about kids going through hard times? In this book a kid named Gerald lives with his aunt who dies. So now he has to move in with his mom who he hasn’t seen in forever. The only good thing he gets out of living with his mom is that he meets his little sister. This book reminds of a movie called “Mister and Pete,” because it also had kids going through hard times. This book is unique because it only takes a strong kid to go through so much and make it. I think you should read this book because its can teach you things about life.


November Blues by Sharon Draper

novbluesRecommended by Aarionna W.

If you want to read a book that can relate to most teens of this generation, then this is the book for you. This book tells the story of a girl who just lost her boyfriend to a tragic death. This death really hurt her until she finds out she pregnant and has to go through this alone. But to top it all off the boy’s parents want to take the baby. November must face challenges a teenager wouldn’t even dream of. November has to make the biggest decision of her life. This book reminds me of a movie you would watch on Lifetime because it has drama and tragedy that most people face everyday. This book is a must-read and it stands out from most books in my opinion because a high school student who has to go through so much and still lands on her feet is something I think everyone wants to read. This book gives a positive message that even if something tragic happens you can still get through it. I would give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

cooper sun book coverRecommended by Victoria W.

Have you ever been in a very bad situation and always somehow see only the good in it?
“Copper Sun” is about how a little girl named Ameri’s home in Africa was invaded by what they call “strangers,” but they are just Cartesian people. Anyway they basically killed her whole family and her entire village. Only she and a handfull of people survived. From that day on Ameri’s life was filled with rainy days, tears, and fear. There were some days that were filled with joy.  No matter how bad everything got she remembered what her mother told her and saw the good in everything and everyone.
This book reminds me of one of my close friends because whenever something got bad she always saw the bright side of the situation.
This book is unique because its very interesting to read; it catches your attention all the way through and makes you want to read more and more.
I don’t have any advice just read the book because I know you’ll love it was much as i did.
I would give this book a 10.