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Vanished Book 1 and 2

My favorite book this year is Vanished book 1 and 2. I recommend this book because it shows some obstacles people may face in life, even though you probably wouldn’t get superpowers from lightning. Jess still goes through a rough time in her life. She is dealing with bullies she falls in love with a boy who her parents would never accept and her oldest brother isn’t exactly normal.

Passion Terhune

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

This is based on 2 kids who are getting mysterious letters from somebody saying “You are one of them”. They then tried to figure out who had sent them. They finally got somebody who had witnessed something they were talking about. So one day they visited that person at the library and their lives changed before their eyes as they realized time-travel was real. There are 3 main characters, Johan, Katharine (not one of the 33 kids), and Chip who are the ones who got interested in solving the mystery to the end.  They then went to a conventional for adopted kids and finally realized the most amazing thing. Somebody may like this if they like historical fiction or science fiction. it is for both boys and girls and has a bit mystery. 

-Joseph Battles

Panic Isabella Rosales

The best book that i have read these few weeks of school would have to be Panic. Panic is about a girl named Diamond has been kidnapped by a man named Thane, who has been watching her in the mall. Diamond is a dancer so when she finds out that “Than is like a director” she really wants to find out more about him. Thane invites her over “to his house to meet his daughter”. She finds out very soon that everything he has been telling her is a lie and she starts to freak out because she has even missed her dance recital, and everyone is going to be mad at her. It turns out that people are more worried then mad in this case.



-Isabella Rosales

Twelfth Grade Kills

I recommend Twelfth Grade Kills because the author wrote it in a way that makes you feel like you are in the story. The whole time that you're reading the story you can picture what's going on in    your head. There's also a lot of secrets that get uncovered in the book. Every time I picked it up I didn't want to put it down. 
Marcus McGlaughlin

Burned- Logan Moss

Burned is about a girl named Pattyn. She is sixteen and doesn’t like her family. Her father is controlling and mean, but her mother lets him get away with it. She begins hanging out with people that they don’t like and doing things that they don’t like. Her dad decides that she should go and stay with her Aunt Jeanette. So, he drives her three hours away to the middle of nowhere. However, Pattyn loves it. She is glad to be away from her controlling parents and she is glad to be with her cool Aunt Jeanette. She learns new things, like riding horses and planting flowers. She learns how to cook. Best of all, she meets Ethan. They immediately fall in love. She knows what is going to happen though, she would have to go back home when the summer was over and they would never see each other again. So, they spent every moment of the summer together. When she was forced to go back home, the place that she dreaded, she had to leave him. He had to go to college. Before she left, her Aunt J gave her a cellphone and told her to call her whenever she was needed. Pattyn did exactly that, but she also used the phone to talk to Ethan. They had a long distance relationship, however things don’t always go how they are planned.

The Circle Opens

This boy named Pasco lives in the time of nights and kings and queens. But he learns that he has magic powers . And needs to use them to save his village and over throw the king. But he doesn’t have alot of time to lean how to use them. And to figure out if he does you ganna half to read the book
By James Wayne

jordan s middle school the worst

middle school the worst is about this boy named rafe  does  not like middle school the worst he thinks all of his teachers are evil villans

and he gets in trouble a lot and does not evan care he got kicked out of school  and gets a lot of points deducted from his care but he does not care

If i tell you i love you i’d have to kill you

My favorite book this year was I f  I ‘d tell you I love you I have to kill. This book is about a girl who has a crush on a guy name Josh and well she  an Josh have a type of relation.  Cammie is always sneaking out of the school by the help of her best friend and other girls that help her out. Well I say you should read this book cause is a amazing book. When i first read the book i thought it was going to be boring but it is a good book after all and if  you like it you could also read the other series.

– Dulce Galvan