The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

Recommended by Shamarr
That nightWhat would you do if you were in the situation of delivering pizza to an unknown area, and got kidnapped? Kayla was called to deliver pizza to an unknown area, but it turned out to be a kidnapping site. Everyone found out it was meant for Gabbie, another worker. The Night She Disappeared reminds me of Amber Alert and CSI because in CSI they helped to find the person dead or alive. It reminds me of Amber Alert because people who are kidnapped are most likely not aware like Kayla. The thing that makes The Night She Disappeared stand out, is how it gives everyone’s point of view and how they feel. Also because it has the time periods. It was very realistic. I think that the beginning was grabbed the most attention, but towards the last few chapters I drew away from the book. It got boring. I would give this book a 3 out of 5 stars. You should read this book if you like mystery. and realistic type things.


One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt


One for the Murphys

Recommended by Mr. Stephens (September winner of Jimmy John’s gift card)

Have you ever desperately wanted to fit in but felt that you simply didn’t or couldn’t? It can be an overwhelming feeling. In Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s One for the Murphys, Carley Conners, a child in foster care due to unpleasant circumstances, finds herself in the care of the Murphys. Already feeling out of place, she struggles to connect with any of the them because she believes their kindness is fake. As the days progress with her still in the house, Carley fights herself to realize what a loving mother actually looks like. This is a book that forces the reader to understand the mind and actions of a teenager that feels betrayed, which was heartbreaking to read at times. I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars due to Hunt’s ability to play with the reader’s emotions. If you want to comprehend possible thoughts of a child in foster care, then Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s One for the Murphys can definitely open your eyes.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo


Recommended by Mr. Stephens

When you start a book and finish it in the same day, something has clearly captivated your attention. I found myself lost in utter amazement in the fantastical world of Ravka in Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone. In the book, Alina Starkov, an orphan drafted into the King’s Army as a junior cartographer’s assistant, is faced with crossing the Shadow Fold next to soldiers and the Grisha, Ravka’s magical elite. As her sandskiff comes under attack by bird-like creatures, she sees a blinding light before falling unconscious. When she wakes, Alina is dragged by soldiers to meet the Darkling, a mysterious male with immense power. This is a book that believes magic is real, helping create an incredibly unique world in Ravka. It is not like any book I have ever come across. I would rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars due to Bardugo’s sheer creativity. If you allow yourself to be consumed into another world full of fantasy, then Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone would be a nice read for you.