Student book reviews

Crash into Me by Albert Borris

by Marielle

Owen, a suicidal 17-year-old has tried to kill himself 6 times. He has befriended Jin-Ae on a suicidal website. Jin-Ae introduces Owen to Frank and Audrey. Frank is 18, Audrey is 17, and Jin-Ane confesses that she is only 15. They all meet up at a coffee shop. They have decided to go on a cross country trip, visiting all the famous suicide spots and ending their trip at death valley. But when people fall in love and secrets are told, it comes to whether they make their promise or break it. (Simon Pulse, 2009)

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The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin

by Sara
There are three kinds of people in the world: good, bad, and weak. Which would you be if you were Matthewm the oldest of three, and your mother, who was supposed to be taking care of you, attacks you with her shoe, threatens you and your sisters, and drives drunk? Read this. Take a walk in Matthew’s shoes. What would your rules of survival be?

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Die softly by Christopher Pike

by Naomi

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If you like the kind of books that have a lot of drama, well this is the book for you. Everyone thinks that Alexa is this hot cheerleader who is so nice. Well, they thought wrong. Alexa betrays all of her friends, by killing them. Does she kill Herb, the boy who adores her looks and her personality? Or does she kill her boyfriend and all the other people who love her?

This book has so much betrayal and mystery. The book screams out, “Keep your friends close, but your your enemies closer.” Anyone who reads this book will be instantly in the book…in their own world. It will also leave you thinking about of a lot of questions like, Are there any more people in that book that despise each other enough to kill?
Does Alexa get away with it? How does Herb die? Read it to find out. (Pocket Books, 1991)

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The Fat Girl by Marilyn Sachs

by Marielle

Elein de Luca is known as the fat girl. Jeff is new in ceramics class and meets her. He is disgusted at first but then befriends her. Then he dumps his cute girlfriend for Elein. Then he starts to comment on every single thing she wears and does. She loses weight and his comments continue to increase. Then you begin to wonder, is Jeff helping her or controlling her?

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Beige by Cecil Castellucci

by Lisa

Beige is a terrific book. It’s inspiring for all those people who are say they’re the pure, hardcore rockers. If you enjoy rock music you’ll enjoy this book.

Beige is about a Canadian French girl named Katy, from Montreal who gets sent to her father in Los Angeles. She starts to realize how her dad is and how he lives. She dreads having to be so far from her Mom. Later on in the book she notices how Hollywood life is and all the hardships about finding out the truth about herself.

Katy learns that her father is the weirdest dad on the planet. She even learns that her departure from her mother is actually bringing her closer to her father. Katy makes friends but also gets to experience love.

Beige is a book that is not all about love, it’s about discovering the little stuff inside you. It shows the tough side of Hollywood.

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39 Clues: The Black Circle by Patrick Carman

by Michael

Two kids named Amy and Dan go to Russia, the home base of one of their family branch, THE LUCIANS. On the way for looking for clues they meet up with some competition.
They try to stop them from getting ahead. With no help for figuring out a clue, a Lucian helps them find it, but she is double crosses her own family branch and her best friend
wants to kill Amy and Dan.

Find out who she is and read the book!!!!

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Alicia Keyes by John Bankston

by Gigi

Alicia Keys is an amazing talented woman who is a singer. She was born in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City. She grew up with hard work child and adulthood bringing hard times.

Will her struggles of becoming famous work? What instruments did she play?

The audience loved her when she played the piano and her struggles started pressure but came to a big success to a time where her dream finally comes true.