Ashes is a book about a girl named Alex who went to the woods to a therapist. Along the way, there is an electromagnetic wave turning people into zombies. Alex and her friends need to find a way to stop the zombies and get to safety while doing so. Will she make it? - I liked this book because it kind of hits you in the heart multiple times. You'll lose people along the way but you'll also find people as you follow Alex's journey. It's also interesting because the author makes it into a mystery. - Bick, Ilsa J. Ashes. New York: EgmontUSA, 2012. Print.
This book takes you through the times of Ra, Set, Isis, Osiris, and more Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. It'll tell you the stories that kids would learn three thousand years ago. Learning the legends of Egypt is this book's main goal. - I loved this book because I love Ancient Egypt. I also like how the illustrations look like carvings and paintings in tombs in Egypt. And in the end, it taught a lesson. - Napoli, Donna Jo, and Christina Balit. Treasury of Egyptian Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2013. Print.
Rose is the main character in this book and she goes to the same place every summer. She and her friend Windy then spend summer together, but this summer is different. Rose's parents get into a fight and Duncan, a guy the girls meet while buying candy, is having relationship issues and the girls want to know why. - I liked this book because it was a mystery and a realistic fiction. As you can tell from my selection, I like realistic fiction so I was happy to read this. I also liked this book because I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery of Rose's mom. - Tamaki, Mariko, and Jillian Tamaki. This One Summer. Toronto: Groundwood , House of Anansi, 2015. Print.
This book follows a week in the life of Gretchen Yee, who goes to an art school in Manhatten. Gretchen's parents leave town and her world turns upside-down when she wakes up in the boy's locker room. - I liked this book because it made me look at the world differently. I would think about how I was taking advantage of things that shouldn't be taken advantage of. I also enjoyed the ending, even though I saw it coming. - Lockhart, E. Fly on the Wall. London: Hot Key, 2016. Print.
This book is about a kid named Simon, who happens to be gay. Simon is blackmailed by a classmate while he tries to find out his "secret admirer." Throughout this book, you will learn more about the characters and what their purpose is in the book and maybe find Simon's secret admirer. - I like this book because it keeps the reader interested. I also liked how the book ended because it made my day. The last thing I liked about it was the fact that it's, overall, heartwarming. - Albertalli, Becky. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. London: Penguin, 2015. Print.