Book Reviews!

9 Oct
It’s time to share a book you are currently reading or have read this year in Grade 6 Humanities.  Write a comment and tell us about your favorite book. Include the title and author, the genre (fantasy, realistic fiction, mystery, science fiction, etc.) and, of course, why you think it’s the best book.  Sentence starter:
My favorite book I have read this year is ______________ (title) by ______________ (author).  I love (or loved) this book because ……. (tell us why your book was so great). No SPOILERS, please.
Thanks, and we look forward to reading your comments.  All students are expected to share a book they have read.  It’s great when you can share AWESOME books with your classmates and teachers.

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37 Responses to “Book Reviews!”

  1. Arya October 11, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    My favourite book that I have read this year is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I love this book because I think it is really descriptive.

    • Mr. Martin October 11, 2013 at 3:48 am #

      Hi Arya,

      Thanks for sharing your favorite book that you have read, so far this year. I like Neil Gaiman books. How was the book descriptive?
      Mr. Martin (from Singapore)

  2. Arya October 11, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    The book is descriptive in the way that the author describes the places and characters. It really makes you fell like your in a graveyard.

  3. Advika October 11, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    I have 2 favorite books that I have read this year: Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem and Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley. I like Escape Under the Forever Sky because it is about trying to survive with only your knowledge. This book is about the daughter of the American ambassador of Kenya. She dreams of visiting the wild, but she always has lots of strict supervision and suspension. One day, when she visits her friend’s house, she gets kidnapped and she escapes into the jungle from the hut she is held hostage in. The rest of the book is about how she survives in the wild while trying to reach civilization and hide from her kidnappers. This book has gotten me interested into the survival genre. I like Bella at Midnight because there are 3 parts; the first two are separate stories and in the 3rd part, the stories join together. I think it’s cool that each chapter is being told in a different perspective by different people.

    • Mr. Martin October 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

      Thanks, Advika for sharing your favorite books of the years, so far. I remember looking at “Escape Under the Forever Sky” book when you were reading it. I also love books that deal with survival. I loved “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. You should read some books by this author, if you like those types of books. I am sure Mr. Jet and his libarians can help you find some other novels. I lived in Kenya after graduating from college, so this book sounds interesting to me. I think I will read it. You did a good job of describing and ‘selling’ both books without giving away too much information. I am hooked!
      Mr. Martin

  4. Luise October 13, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    My favorite book I have read this year is Twelve by Lauren Myracle.
    And it is a realistic fiction book. I like this book because it’s about a girl named Winnie. And she is turning twelve. She goes through changes that she doesn’t really like. Example: Winnie comes into junior high and she is one year younger then every one else and the other girls don’t really like her because she is younger then they are. But still she manages everything with one solution. And for me that is interesting how she manages every problem. And also I learned that getting twelve changes a lot in your live.

    • Mr. Martin October 14, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Wow! Great review Luise! I like the example or anecdote from the story. It helps readers when they see some information like this in a review.

      Mr. Martin

  5. Abhi October 13, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    My favorite book is ‘The Forgotten Warrior’ by Erin Hunter. The title doesn’t give away but connects to the book a lot because a forgotten warrior returns. I have read the whole series of ‘Warriors’, and I think one reason I like it a lot is the adventure in Erin Hunter’s books. You could say it is a fantasy book, but it isn’t like total fantasy with magic wands and fairies either. The reason it is my favorite is because not only there is a lot going on in this book, but there is a sudden change in this book, and it ends with a bang of action. If you like cats, and are an adventure fan, this is a book you will like. If you do read this book, I recommend that you start with the first series book-Into the Wild-otherwise you would not understand what is going on. Good Luck!

  6. Enzo October 14, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    My favorite book that I have read this year is No Passangers Beyond this Point
    because it compares to the world and sometimes to myself.

    • Enzo October 14, 2013 at 4:28 am #

      adding on to the top I think it could also show or help people what to do if they were in the same possition as the 3 main charecters

  7. Domenic October 14, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    The Hunger Games Trilogy contains 3 of my top books. My favorite one in the trilogy is Mockingjay, the final book. I like it because it is full of adventure and it leaves you on a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter.

  8. Ayumu October 14, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    My favorite book I have read this year is I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson. I love this book because this person, Martin King Luther, was trying to make variable of people same. It was very stuck in to my heart/

    • Mr. Martin October 14, 2013 at 9:25 am #

      Thanks, Ayumu. The fact that this stuck to your heart is great. That’s what we want with a book, one that is tough to put down. Martin Luther King Jr. was an amazing man! There are other books and documentaries (movies) about him. Take a look in the library.

    • Abhi October 15, 2013 at 3:17 am #

      I read that book too. That is my favorite non-fiction book. I Have a Dream is one of the most famous speeches on Earth.

  9. SeoYoung October 14, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    This year my favorite book I read is ‘The Search for Wondla’ by Tony Diterlizzi, because it is a very thrilling story of Eva Nine. One day when Eva came out of her underground sanctuary, because of emergency, she found out there are none of the things she studied underground like, huma ns or plants, Eva got surprised. She soon found out that there are no humans where herself lives with her robot. So she sets on to a journey to find humans even though there are dangers ahead of her.

  10. Mara October 14, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    My favorite book I have read this year is The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson. I love this book because it is a very interesting topic. It is about an 11 year old girl called Angel whose family is drifting apart. Her dad Wayne is in Jail, her step-mom Verna is depressed and gets stressed very easily and her 7 year old brother Bernie is no help either. Angel is like the mother in her family. After Angel visits her Dad, Verna suddenly decides to move away. They go live at their great grandmothers house. Bernie just causes trouble and her great grandma isn’t better either. Angel is having a very hard time with everyone depending on her and expecting her to be the responsible one. I really like the way the author wrote it, it has very nice language. The english isn’t too hard but it’s also not super easy. It is a great book which I enjoy reading a lot.

  11. Bak Ha October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    My favorite book I read this year is “Salka’s Portrait”. I like this book because it is predictable, and also it contains lots of mysterious elements in it. Also one of the character in this book is fearless, and this characteristic gave her a good affect that makes the book more interesting.

    • Mr. Martin October 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

      Bak Ha,
      Who is th author of this book?

      Mr. Martin

  12. Yeeryeong October 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    My favorite book I read is “Triple Dare to be Scared.” Because it is very good horror story. I think it has so many great story in HOT SUMMER!

    • Mr. Martin October 14, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

      Who is the author of this book, Yee Ryeong? Thanks. Mr. Martin

  13. Emilie October 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Hello everybody,
    I have read this book Mr. Docker is off his Rocker by Dan Gutman. I liked this book because….
    On the begining A.J. (The main carachter) do not like scince but then……

    It is an really funny Story about eating bugs, Explosion, and other funny stuff!

  14. Alessio October 14, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    My favouirite book this year is Super Human by Michael Carrol. It is a fantasy book and it is also very interasting

    • Mr. Martin October 16, 2013 at 3:32 am #

      Alessio, Tell us a bit more about your book. Why is it interesting? Look at some of the other reviews here and see how they were written. People need some more details on a book before they think about reading it.
      Mr. Martin

  15. Jina October 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    My favorite book I have read this year is called Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. I loved this book and I want to share with others because it is a historical fiction about a girl Annemarie and her best friend named Ellen. Ellen suffers from Nazis because she is Jewish. She solves all the obstacles to escape from Nazis. The author described what happened while escaping very well so that readers could imagine the pictures in their mind. Author, Lois Lowry used good word choices and made me feel the same way with the characters. Also, I like the way how she solves her obstacles and how Annemarie helps Ellen to escape from Nazis. Therefore, I highly recommend this book (Number the Stars) to you guys.

  16. harin jeong October 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    my favorite book I have this year I read THE LITTLES by John Peterson
    I love this book because this book is very adventure and fun
    the little’s family live in bigg’s house and mr.bigg bring a cat in the house
    and thry’re story…

  17. Min Jeong October 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    I really liked charlotte’s web by E.B White. It’s really touching and good book for children and adults. We can learn a lot of things from this book. I really enjoyed it.

  18. Daewon October 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    My favorite book in 6th grade is “Green Jasper” by K.M Grant. Because this book is really good historical fiction and also gives good settings that make me draw the picture in my head really in detail. The story even made me focus in what I am reading. Also I can clearly see the character traits of almost every single character in the book.

  19. Natsumi October 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    My favorite book is ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K.ROWLING. It Is a fantasy book. I like this book because we can’t tell what is going to happen next. I will want to read the next really. Harry tries to find the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone and thinks that professor Snape was trying to steal it. Harry goes to protect the stone but —-……
    I get excited as I read!

  20. Yoojin October 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

    My favorit books I read is ‘TinTin’.because it is very detective story.The author of this book is ‘Kirsten Mayer’

    • Mr. Martin October 15, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      I love the Tin Tin books! They are great!

      Mr. Martin

  21. Arunveer October 15, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    The best book I’ve read in sixth grade is the one I’ currently reading.The Hunger Gams by Suzanne Collins, a New York Bestselling author. This is the first book of the Hunger Games trilogy. One reason I read this book, is because the second movie is coming out. This book is good because when you write futuristic books, you have to be creative. Suzanne Collins deserves a movie of her book.

  22. CheeseIsAwesome(Prahalad) October 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Honestly, I think that no other book can match up to this one. My favorite book of all time is ‘The Fourth Protocol’ by Fredrick Forsyth. It’s about a top secret plan called Plan Aurora, which is taking place in the forest right outside Moscow, Russia, which breaches the a file called The Fourth Protocol. This file is top secret, and is handled by what used to be the Soviet Union. The breaching of this spreads fear into everyone, causing the world to be a living nightmare. A Soviet agent, who is put undercover in an English town, begins to crack all the firewalls and hacks into the secret database of the British. John Preston, an M15 investigator is working against the soviets, is leading an operation to prevent Britain turning into a revolution. Will he fail or succeed? Read the book to find out!

    • Mr. Martin October 16, 2013 at 3:33 am #

      Great review for a great book, Prahalad! Freferick Forsyth has written some popular novels. Thrillers!
      Mr. Martin

  23. Tarun October 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    My favorite book in sixth grade is The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins. The part that maid me most interested is when the beginning of the Hunger Games that scene and the way that She described blew me away. Any way I think this is a book worth will reading

  24. Rika October 17, 2013 at 1:31 am #

    My favorite book is “Masic tree house” by Mary Pope Csborne.It is Fantastic book.I like this book because girl name Annie and boy name Jack went to the treehouse and they found a
    book.They open that book, suddenly they move to where they reading.
    And they found a “M”medallion, so they think someone came here before we came…

    • Mr. Martin October 22, 2013 at 8:12 am #

      Rika, I am happy you are enjoying the Magic Tree House series.

      Mr. Martin

  25. vinay November 3, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    My favorite series is warriors by Erin Hunter. I love it because there are so many different small stories. It also gets kind of confusing because there a like a billion cats to remember, but I think it’s fun to remember. If you want to read the series you should start with the first book Into The Wild. There are many different series of warriors in each series there are different main characters. I like it because there are also new villains in each series. This book is fantasy. The only thing that keeps me going is to find out about firepaw and tigerclaw.

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