Eragon Book Review

A good book series can be hard to find nowadays. If you’re like me and struggle to find a good book, fear no more; I have a book that will keep you on your toes wondering what’s next.

That book is called Eragon and it’s written by Christopher Paolini. It’s about a boy named Eragon, who thinks he is nothing but a poor farm boy in the rural town of Carvahall living with his uncle Garrow and cousin Roran. While he was hunting one day he stumbles upon a smooth blue stone and takes it home, planning on selling it later to get some meat for his family. When the blue stone provides Eragon with a baby dragon, he realizes he’s in for more than he bargained. This baby dragon has just thrown Eragon into a world he wasn’t prepared for.

Eragon’s adventure just doesn’t end after one book; it has three more books after it! Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance are also part of Eragon’s adventure. I’m currently on Brisingr, and let me say that the previous book, Eldest, has so many plot twists! Christopher Paolini will keep you on the edge of your seat reading this series.

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Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

picsart_10-27-10-26-17I have been reading Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan. It is based on Greek mythology and is packed with action and adventure. The main character is Percy Jackson. The setting is in Camp Half-Blood, which is located on Long Island, New York.

Percy Jackson finds out something big about him. Something that explains why he has dyslexia and ADHD and all the unusual things that has happened to him in the past. He is a demigod. A demigod is a half human and half God. Being a demigod isn’t exactly easy for Percy either. He gets chased by mythological monsters and has been either kicked out or blown up his schools.

Percy goes to this place called Camp Half-Blood. Camp Half-Blood is the only safe place in the world for people like Percy, demigods. When he got there, he gets claimed by his godly parent, which happens to be Poseidon god of the seas. Claimed is when a god gives someone some sort of sign saying who their son or daughter is. After Percy gets claimed, he soon gets granted a quest to retreve Zeus’s lightning bolt before the summer solstice. Zeus’s lightning bolt has been stolen and he thinks that Percy has stolen it because he is the son of Poseidon. A quest is when a demigod gets chosen by the Oracle to out of camp and do favors of errands for the gods. Percy wasn’t going on this quest alone, he is allowed to bring two companions with him. He chose to bring Annabeth Chase, a daughter of Athena and Grover Underwood, a satyr(half man half goat). Together they took off on a dangerous quest trying to save the world from chaos.

 I would love to tell you more about the story in more detail, but you’ll have to read the book yourself. I really hope that my book review has made you want to read the book. I thought that this was an amazing book and I loved every single page. You should really check it out too.

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Tunnels series Book Review

5160arzmcdl-_sx327_bo1204203200_I have read the first two books in The series Tunnels. They are Tunnels and Deeper. I’m going to tell you what the series has been like so far. The series is about a boy named Will whose dad is a archaeologist.  Will helps his dad dig and sometimes digs tunnels by himself. Will only has one friend whose name is Chester. Will brings Chester to one of his digs(A tunnel), he dug by himself.

Around the same time Mr. Burrows Will’s dad starts noticing pale people walking around who wear long coats , sunglasses and hats. Mr.Burrows Decides to follow one but the man goes into an ally and when Mr.Burrows goes in the man has disappeared. After Will goes home he sees that his parents are arguing. After the argument Will’s dad goes down to the cellar and doesn’t come back. Later Will and Chester are walking home from school when they are chased by one of the pale people they manage to get away but they still wondered who the person was. Will decides to look for his dad and eventually goes down to the cellar to look for clues to where he could have gone. He ends up finding a tunnel his dad dug under the stairs. When Will goes to search it he sees that it has been sealed up. Will decides to go down the tunnel with Chester. They find that it was sealed up. After digging through The tunnel they find an underground city.

The rest of the books I have read so far have been about Will and Chester looking for Will’s dad and hiding from the Styx a underground cult that doesn’t like people who live above ground. That’s all I can tell you without spoiling anything. So far it has been an very exciting book series and I look forward to reading more. You can find the whole book series in the school library so you don’t have to worry about only being able to find the first books. I recommend reading them.

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Book Review 〜 If We Survive

If We Survive  is a book about a boy named Will Peterson and three other high schoolers.  They all go to Central America to build a wall, a wall of a school.  Will and his friends go to Central America with a young pastor and a man who is in charge of transportation.  After they have finished rebuilding the school, chaos breaks out in the village.  Thier only hope of survival is to sneak out of the country and try to make it home.  I liked this book and I would give this book a rating of 5/5 stars.

Book Review: Eleanor and Park

WARNING!: SPOILERS!!!!

Have you ever heard of the book Eleanor and Park? No, well you should read this review. 🙂 Eleanor and Park is a romance novel written by Rainbow Rowell. The novel takes place in 1996-1997. But it’s not your average, sappy love story, no, this is different. Park is a misfit. He listens to rock music and wears all black clothes. His mom is from Korea and his dad is a veteran. His dad is disappointed in Park’s behavior and wants him to be a normal boy.  Eleanor is also a misfit, her family is less than normal. Her mom married a guy named Richie after Eleanor’s dad left her mom and the children. Eleanor suspects that Richie is physically abusing her mom, but does nothing in fear of getting hurt herself. Mainly because Richie is always drinking.  At her new school Eleanor gets bullied because she is different. From her clothes, to her hair, to her body, she is different. And on top of all of this, she is poor.

When Eleanor and Park meet, it’s not sparks flying, heart throbbing, head over heels, love at first sight. No, they actually don’t talk to each other for over a month! I would definitely rate this book 5 stars. I would read it again any day, and I definitely recommend it! BUT BE WARNED!!! THIS BOOK MADE ME CRY FOR OVER 15 MINUTES!!! It is very sad at the end. Ok, no more spoilers! If you have read this book, let me know in the comments and tell me what you thought about it. 

 

The Eye of Minds

The Eye of Minds is a fictional book written by James Dashner.  The main character is Michael, he likes to play a videogame called the Virtnet.  Michael is sent on a mission by the VNS. His friends, Bryson and Sarah are by his side the whole way through the book. Then there is real life outside the Virtnet.

To get into the Virtnet you have to get inside a nervebox which looks a lot like a coffin. The Virtnet is like real life but you are in a videogame, if you get hit in the game you can feel it in the nervebox.  One day the VNS shows up at Michael’s house, they take him to their headquarters to talk.  They want Michael and his friends to stop Kaine.  Kaine is a cyber terrorist, he has been killing humans from inside the Virtnet.  On the mission they had to go and find “the path,” the path would lead them to Kaine.  

Bryson and Sarah are Michael’s best friends in the Virtnet, they have never met in the real world.  Michael, Sarah, and Bryson are really good at hacking.  They use it for almost everything, getting out of tough situations, getting into games and they built a treehouse that no one knows about but them.  To get to the path they had to get into a game called Devils of Destruction, but is was rated for adults.  So, they had to hack their way in, once they got in they had to find the trenches. In one of the trenches was a portal leading to the path.

I thought that this books was a really good book, I would give it 5/5

 

American Sniper Book Review

 

 

30224-1Have you ever read the book American Sniper?  I think that this is a very good book.  If you have never read this book, it is about a man named Chris Kyle who goes to war as a sniper.  He served 4 deployments in Iraq.  He had 160 confirmed kills during all four deployments put together.

American Sniper is about Chris’s time in Iraq.  Chris is a Navy Seal.   It tells about some of the firefights he was in and some of the stuff he got into.  The book has some war pictures in the middle.  American Sniper also shows some of the pain Chris went through in war.

American sniper is worth 17 AR points.  This book is a nonfiction war story.  The pickaway county library should have American sniper.  I recommend this book to people who like war stories.

 

Uglies Book Review

Uglies by: Scott Westerfeld is a staggering book about a future dystopian world. Centuries ahead, when a person turns 16 years old they undergo an operation to make them pretty, but leading up to that age, everyone is taught that they are ugly. Tally Youngblood can’t wait until she turns 16 in a couple months to have the operation, perfect cheekbones, symmetrical features, full lips what more to ask for? But there is a dark side to this operation. One night she sneaks out to New Pretty Town to see her old friend who underwent the operation, and meets Shay, and her life is changed.

Shay is a little bit rebellious, she takes Tally to a place called the Rusty Ruins, which is strictly preserved for field trips. Shay talks anxiously about a boy named David, who soon becomes more important to the storyline. Throughout the book Shay seems suspicious of the operation and disappears after talking to Tally about how she is going to run away one night. After Shay disappears Tally is blackmailed by the infamous Special Circumstances. Either she finds Shay and betrays her, or never has the operation, either way her life will not be the same . You will have to read the book to find out more.

I rate this book a 10/10. It has lots of adventure and detail. It is written brilliantly and has a thrilling twist near the end. Uglies would be great for anyone who likes Divergent or The Hunger Games. I highly recommend Uglies, the book is truly a piece of art. This book is available in our library! Also, you can take an AR test on this book. Go read it!

Uglies Cover Art by: Russel Gordon, Monica Stevenson and Scott Westerfeld