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Book Reviews by Kids

This page is dedicated to book reviews by kids! Was the book absolutely dreadful or completely great? Were the characters terribly brave or painfully boring? Was the world dull and gray – or full of life and color?  Would *you* want to read it?

Hear all about it – from kids!

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Reviews received: (Reminder – reviews have spoilers!)

Addie, Age 9, 3rd Grade reviews: Bluestar’s Prophecy by Erin Hunter 

She says:  The book takes place in the forest. The main characters are cats named Bluestar and Snowfur. I like this book because it has a mix of everything you need in a book: some sad parts, some good parts, and some mixed parts. My least favorite part was when Bluestar’s mother died. My favorite part was when Mistykit, Stonekit, and Mosskit were born. I would recommend this book to anyone, because it has cute parts, like when Bluestar is trying to sneak her cats to Riverclan and she pretends to be playing a game where they are hiding from badgers. 

If you like this book, there are a lot more in the Warriors series, including more with Bluestar and other characters in this book. I give the book 4/5 stars: ★★★★

 

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Hazel, Age 9, 3rd grade reviews: Audrey’s Magic Nine by Courtney Huddleston and Michelle Wright

The book takes place in a neighborhood. The main characters are Audrey and her foster parents. I like this book because there are different creatures in the different chapters, and they all have a section that teaches a lesson. My favorite part was the “Pin-Up Art” section at the end with full-page illustrations of some of the characters. I would recommend this to people who like magic, different surprises, and graphic novels. There are two books in this series so far. I give this book 5/5 stars: ★★★★★

Jaden, Age 12, Seventh Grade reviews: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

This book takes place in 2042, on an evolved version of earth. The main characters are Rowan Damsich and Citra Terranova. I like this book because it is futuristic, and shows a possible future. My favorite part is when Citra and Rowan met in the Grand Civic Opera. I would recommend this book to middle schoolers because it has some strange language and there are confusing aspects. There are three in the series.

I give this book __4_ stars out of five stars ★★★★

 

Jake, Age 9, Fourth Grade reviews: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

This book takes place in England. The Main characters are, Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

I like this book because it has magic in it and it’s a long book, and sometimes you can’t stop reading it. my favorite part in “Harry Potter” was when they were fighting in the final book because that’s when they figured out everything and then they knew how to stop Voldemort. if your looking for something to read you can read it and you won’t have to keep finding new books because Harry Potter is a long book. Harry Potter’s story is when Voldemort came into the house of the potter’s Jame’s Potter ran to try to stop him but Voldemort was the most powerful dark wizard. So when he tried to kill Harry, he had to get rid of the mom first so he killed her. Then he tried to kill Harry but for some reason he did not die and because of that the spell rebounded against his mom’s shield charm so Voldemort was weakend and Harry remained as “The Boy Who Lived” and since the spell rebounded some of Voldemort’s powers went to Harry. Though Harry did not know he had these powers until book 2. I give this book _5__ stars out of five stars ★★★★★