The book I'm writing to you about is The Red Pyramid. The author is Rick Riordan. I've read a lot of other books he's written because the beginning hooks and the end leaves you wanting to read more. The Red Pyramid is about Egyptian mythology that comes to life and it is up to two kids to save their father and the world from the Egyptian Gods that are evil. Seth is the particular God in this book who's idea is to destroy the earth. The only way to stop Seth is for the kids to put their magic together. That's why I think you should put this book in your library.
I would recommend The Last Olympian to anyone who likes fighting and Greek gods. In this book, a young hero Percy Jackson and his friends have to get ready to fight the titans. When the titans are back on the year of 2009, our heroes have to stop the titan lord Cronos, in the mean time the gods have bigger problems. The gods have to occupy the titan Typhon, the gods biggest enemy, to slow him down. I hope you read The Last Olympian.
This is one of my most cherished books. I knew it was realistic non-fiction by the blurb. I recommend this book for dog lovers. Although when I first read it, it was so boring. But by the second chapter it heated up. For twelve year old Charley, recovering from the accident that shattered her leg is nowhere near as difficult as facing the solitude of summer without her best friend and with a father who does nothing but work. Solitude means time to think, time to hear for the first time the awful silence left in her world two years ago by her mother's death. Buth then summer holds a surprise for Charley, in the form of a mysterious dog who appears in the woods across the lake from her home. In order to connect with the wild spirit she names Coyote, Charley will have to do more than just walk. She will have to follow Coyote into the heart of her momories, the woods her mother loved so much. Coyote is one magical dog. She learns to listen past the silence. The book is breath taking. It also make me cry at points. This book is a definite must read book. It's one that makes you see things differently forever. I know this book will hook your heart to a meaning unspoken of. I hope you like it because I know I did. It was fenominal.
I have read a lot of books this year that I could call my favorite, but it took me about three days to realize the book Hatchet was my favorite. My favorite genre is fiction.
Gary Paulsen is both the writer and illustrator of Hatchet. The main character is Brian. Brian's parents are divorced and his father lives in Canada. On the way to see his father for summer vacation his plane crashed. He was the only survivor and was left with only the clothes on him and the hatchet his mom had given him. Three months after surviving on his own, eating only gut cherries and fish, he was rescued by a floating plane.
There were several things I loved about the book. I was glued to the book the whole way through and really liked the way the author explained things. I caught myself rereading paragraphs when I did not understand something, stopping and relating to things that have happened to me, and stopping to ask questions.
I think the author needed to put more pages in the book because the print was so small it hurt my eyes just to look at it.
I recommend this book to any one who is a lover of adventure!
I've read many books this year, and I would have to say The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin was my favorite. It was extremely hard to put down (mysteries really entertain me). I've owned the book for years and I would have to read it in middle school anyway. Each night, I stayed up reading this breath-taking, interesting, sneaky, Newbery Medal winning mystery. I love the way Ellen Raskin made Sam Westing to be a sharp, clever, tricky, sly yet surpring man. This story has lived on longer than I have and hopefully will still continue to live on long after I'm gone. I really do believe more 4th and 5th graders should read The Westing Game. It will be a book they will love and get captured in. They will feel like I did as I read this mind-boggling book. It sucked me in, I was a Westing heir playing Sam Westing's game. Every heir kept playing the game through all the riddles and clues for one thing, $200 million. At the end of the book, I felt as I lived it all and I was sad that it was all over. When I was in the middle of the book, I mentioned it to two classmates. They both checked copies out of the library. I noticed once they got into the storyline, they couldn't get out. I really think you should recommend The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin to more kids. Thanks for everything you do for our school and minds.
My favorite book I read this year was The City of Ember. When I first picked this book, it looked strange but when I started to read it, it got really exciting. Like when Lina (the main character) climbed to the top of harken square and almost went to jail. Once they figured out how to get out of their city it got even more exciting. When Lina was going down the river to get out of her city, she almost fell out of the boat but she held on and found the door to her new city she had dreamed about.