July 24, 2015

Coda blogged by Brianna C.

Coda by Emma Trevayne
3 hours

The book is about a society where special modified  music is issued by the government as a drug. This is the only music people are allowed to listen to. The main character named Anthem is in a secret band. Through this band he tries to expose others to real music.

Catherine Called Birdy by Abby B.

Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
12 hours (including Diary of a Wimpy Kid & The Boxcar Children)

Catherine called Birdy​ is about one teenage girl who is living in the Medieval time period. She is sort of rebellious and doesn't like to do the so-called "lady stuff". When her dad starts trying to find her a suitor she tricks them all into thinking shes gross and disgusting. One very ugly man is very set on marrying her... even after all she's done to discourage him. In the end she finally learns who she is and ends up not having to marry the ugly guy after all! :)

Death of Innocence blogged by Carolyn K.

Death of Innocence by Mamie Till-Mobley
9 hours 

It is the true story about the death of Emmett Till from his mothers point of view. He and his mother grew up in Argo, a small town outside Chicago. He was raised by his single mother, with the help of his grandmother, to be a good man. When he was only 13, he took a trip to his family's place in Alabama. He was abducted and killed there for allegedly whistling at a white woman. His mother, family, and pretty much Chicago's whole black community fight against this in court, making a large impact for civil rights in America.

July 20, 2015

Firefight blogged by Victor W.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
9 hours

Firefight is a book that takes place in the future. The world is controlled by people called epics, ordinary people who have gained extremely powerful powers, such as precognition, reincarnation, impenetrable skin, and much more. These people rule the world, and they do terrible things, such as killing people and destroying cities. The reckoners are a group of people who try to find epic weaknesses and then take down the epics, in order to return the world to pre calamity. In Firefight, David Charleston is a point gunman, part of the reckoners. He visits the city of Babilar, in order to stop Regalia and Obliteration, and a handful of other epics from destroying the city, and all the people that live in it. But Regalia is a wily and wise epic, she has a trap, and the reckoners fall into it. Now the reckoners have to deal with something much more dangerous, even though they stopped Regalia and Obliteration from destroying the city.

I Hunt Killers blogged by Brenda R.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
12 hours.  

It is about a teenage boy whose father was recently sent to prison for being a serial killer.

A few months later there is this huge crime scene and the main character says it is a serial killer since he knows all about his father's tactics. So he tries to solve the mystery on his own without the police's help.