The Graveyard Book: my review

Finished book review by: Samantha

Book written by: Neil Gaiman
Total number of pages: 307

Genre: Horror/paranormal
My rating: ****, really liked it

A brief summary of my book:
Nobody Owens’ parents and sister are murdered by “the man Jack”. The orphan is taken in and raised by ghosts, however it is still dangerous for him.The murderer is looking to finish his job.

Three words that describe my book:
Mysterious, Suspenseful, funny

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
I would recommend this book to somebody who likes mysterious and slightly weird stories. Although this book has many dark themes, Neil Gaiman manages to incorporate humor into the novel, making it enjoyable for somebody who has a quirky sense of humor. They should, of course, also enjoy ghost stories, as that is a heavy and consistent theme throughout the book.

Holding up the Universe: my review

Finished book review by: Haley

Book written by: Jennifer Niven
Total number of pages: 400

Genre: Realistic fiction
My rating: ***, liked it

A brief summary of my book:
The book is about a teen named Libby, and how she became obese after her mother’s death. After she loses weight, she has to attend high school for the first time and experience its challenges. The other perspective of this book is about a high schooler named Jack, and his struggles with his social status and family.

Three words that describe my book:
surprising, funny, and slow-paced

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
I would recommend to people who like o read, since it is 400 pages, and people who like romance books. Its not really a romance novel but has some qualities in it.

American Born Chinese: my review

Finished book review by: Mardon

Book written by: Gene Luen Yang
Total number of pages: 233

Genre: Graphic novel/comic/manga
My rating: ***, liked it

A brief summary of my book:
Jin Wang moves over a neighborhood and is forced to move to a new school where he’s treated as a stereotypical Asian. Jin has no friends and always gets bullied until one day a new student arrives at the school, who also speaks Chinese and pretty soon they become best friends. The friendship lasts into high school, when girl trouble comes along and Jin decides to face it.

Three words that describe my book:
Weird, Confusing, Funny

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
A reader who likes the unexpected, confusion through out the book, cliff hangers, and art.

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy: my review

Finished book review by: Kevin

Book written by: Douglas Adams
Total number of pages: 192

Genre: Science fiction/dystopian
My rating: ***, liked it

A brief summary of my book:
The book starts with Arthur Dent trying to stop his house from being bulldozed when his friend Ford perfect who is an alien tries to explain earth is about to be destroyed. After this Arthur Dent and Ford Perfect escape the planet by hitching a ride on a Vogon ship. After getting caught by the Vogons and being tortured by poetry they meet some new companions and continue their journey.

Three words that describe my book:
Exciting, funny, page turning

The kind of person I’d recommend this book to:
I would recommend a reader that takes his/her time because the way some of the sentences or descriptions are written can take some time to process. A strong reader because of the language and someone who gets other references because a lot of things seem to allude to things in our world.