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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne CollinsKatniss and Peeta face a huge challenge after the Hunger Games.

5 out of 5 stars. Usually sequels aren't that good, but this was well-written and very good.

Submitted by: Jack S.

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis KlauseA mysterious boy harboring a dark secret helps Zohe come to terms with her mother's terminal illness.

Without giving his secret away, I will say that this book is anything but stereotypical. It's a beautifully woven story with a dramatic and slightly unexpected ending. When it comes to the preternatural world of fiction, this is by far an original, captivating little tale.

Submitted by: Jazmin B.

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

If you've ever wondered what your dog was thinking, you need to read this book. Funny, sad, and totally awesome! It let's you know the loyalty of our four-paw friends.

And if you like this book, you should check out Cameron's other novel in this series: A Dog's Journey.

Submitted by: Michael Banakis

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. RowlingThe adventure continues in this title, the fifth book in the series, with Dumbledore promising to tell all.

I have read this book at least 10 times, but every time I read any of the Harry Potter books I can't put them down! Especially the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th books. Because they are so long, I find something new in them each time I read them. Despite the size of this book (over 800 pages!), I still can read it in 2 days because it is simply that amazing.

Submitted by: Megan S.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch AlbomAfter dying on his 83rd birdthday, Eddie meets five people in heaven who will help him understand his life on earth.

I thought this was a very well-written novel. It kept me guessing on what would happen next. It was also a good novel to teach lessons on life and show that things happen for reasons. In the worst events that could possibly happen, things can get better, even when it seems to be the end.

Submitted by: Elexis S.

Shugo Chara! by Peach-Pit

Shugo Chara! Volume 1 by Peach-PitAmu receives three little eggs that can give her the power to be someone new.

One of my first impressions before reading this book was-"Aren't I a bit too old for this?" I spoke too soon, because after the first chapter or so, I couldn't put this book down! I really love the artwork and story behind Shugo Chara! Whether your 10, 50 or 100 years old, I guarantee you'll love it! One of my favorite things about Shugo Chara is the characters' personalities-all of them are unique! What threw me off was the abrupt ending... because I didn't have the second volume yet!!! :)

Submitted by: Gabby G.

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

Low Red Moon by Ivy DevlinAlthough Avery witnessed the brutal murder of her parents at their home in the woods, she cannot remember anything about that night.

I devoured this book. From the beginning, I knew I wouldn't be able to stop reading. Avery suffered a grand loss, and Ben comes into the picture. Though, he isn't allowed in smoothly. There are many secrets lingering around; some aren't even solved until the very end of the book. If you enjoy a story that keeps you engrossed and suspicious as you search for the truth, Low Red Moon is for you.

Submitted by: Jazmin B.

Incantation by Alice Hoffman

During the Spanish Inquisition, sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought up a Catholic, discovers her family's true Jewish identity, and when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best friend, the consequences are tragic.

I couldn't put the book down. Estrella's story is inspiring, enthralling, and heartbreaking. It has everything you look for in a narrative. Even if it's set in the past, I could still understand and relate to what I read. Moreover, Alice Hoffman's style of writing just sucked me right in from the very first page. She has a way of making her writing simple and sweet yet meaningful. Overall, Incantation is a rather memorable piece.

Submitted by: Jazmin B.

Bakuman by Tsugumi Ohba

Bakuman volume 1 by Tsugumi OhbaMoritaka loves to draw but is hesitant about teaming up with his classmate to publish manga.

I have to say, this book really surprised me...in a good way! I never really thought about reading this book until one of my friends recommended it to me. I fell in love right away! The mix of comedy, school life, and romance fit so well in this series! Who knew the creators of Death Note could create something like this? I totally recommend this book to both boys and girls, so don't miss out on the action.

Submitted by: Gabby G.

Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

Vampire Knight volume 1 by Matsuri HinoThere are two groups of students at Cross Academy: the Night Class, which consists of vampires; and the Day Class, which has no idea of the Night students' true identities.

"Oh man, not another vampire story." That's what most would say. But in this case you should definitely not judge this book by its cover (or title). Yuki is a normal girl who goes to a normal high school, but when things get dark, the Night Class students are out and about. The thing is, all the Night Class students are vampires, and little ol' Yuki here has to make sure the Day Class doesn't interfere with the Night Class. It's a very intense series complete with cute vampire boys. :)

Submitted by: Mariel L.


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