The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks is an edge-of-my-seat masterpiece, if you know what I mean. It revolves around a boy who has amnesia that somehow knows all about endless artwork. He is taken in by a family consisting of a woman and her little girl, Camille. In a trip to the museum that hoped to jog his memory, unexpected things start happening. Well, even more unexpected things . . .
Because Of Mr. Terupt is a fascinating book. It revolves around a teacher, different from any other teacher these students at Snow Hill School have had before, who did more than just teach them. Each student had their flaws, and Mr. Terupt knew so. By the end of the year, everything had changed . . .
For the better.
This story is absolutely heartwarming, where the students go through thick and thin together, even if they may not have dared to speak to each other at the beginning of the year.
I Am Malala is a wonderfully written book telling a beautiful story, it’s the most interesting (and practically only) auto-biography I have ever read. It has voice and intrigue, and it was actually one of the best books I have ever read, period! This book is about the story of the Nobel Peace Prize winner that we all know and love, Malala. She narrates the story and you feel like you were watching it all happen, from her playing in the alley with her brothers, to having surgery in the hospital. I admit, I was a bit reluctant to read this book at first, because I thought it was going to be uninteresting and dull, but Malala’s life really is a miracle for all of us.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my lifetime. Conor, the main character, has a very sick mum and is even bullied at school for it. He is responsible and even when his mum’s in bed, he makes his own breakfast and does the dishes. Conor doesn’t have any friends at school and wants to keep it that way, but it’s not the bullying or anything that makes his life hard, it’s his mum and his secret. The very secret that urges The Green Man to come walking.
The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry is a very creative and enjoyable novel. It is about a girl who stays with her grandma over the summer. She gets invited to join her grandmother’s club, The Classy Crooks Club. They steal possessions that were once theirs under the cover of darkness. This book is full of lying, broken friendships, and a good plot line!
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is a relatively new book that I just love! It’s an unpredictable novel about a girl that has literally has no color in her at all except in her eyes. She was made an outcast in her village just for this one reason.
She was tired of being treated poorly so she had no choice but to help a friend asking her to go on an adventure with him. This story is Wonderlandish and amazing! I think it is the best version of all things outlandish.
All Four Stars by Tara Dairman is about a girl named Gladys who loves to cook. Her parents will only microwave things, so all their food tastes horrible. She secretly cooks with cookbooks her aunt gives her for Christmas that she said were “just to read”. She has a mishap where somehow she gets hired by the New York Standard to be a food critic in their dining section, yet she still wants to remain anonymous. How will she do it?