Summer reading has come to an end. Congratulations on all of the hours read by everyone who participated! The part I enjoyed most was reading your reviews. You can have a look at all of them on the summer reading page: http://readsinma.org/chicopee Scroll to the bottom and click on view all reviews. These three reviews stood out to me as particularly compelling. As always, click on the book covers to check their availability.
Lies by Michael Grant (Gone series)
Reviewed by A.B., 9th grade
I’m not finished yet but I like it so far. I love how its like one problem on top of another on top of another. The other books in the series have a similar writing style: spinning , swirling, raging chaos with one event tying it all together at the end. Always going out with a boom, yet always leaving behind some problems for the next book to handle. On a more specific note *spoiler alert* , I’m a little confused as to how Antonio survived so long with a 3 inch hole burned into his stomach. Unless they meant 3 inches across. I can’t believe Astrid would even think about kicking Sam off the council; Sam’s doing more than she’s doing even if he is going about it the wrong way and I don’t think Sam will end up really killing Zil and his crew, though Ii do think he’ll kill Drake. And I’m a little afraid to read about what happens to the kids on the island. Who knows what Caine is gonna do when he finds out the island is still inhabited.
I finished the book. It was extraordinary. Completely met my expectations.
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Reviewed by M.R., 11th grade
This book was really good. The main character, Madison, ends up in the afterlife and she doesn’t know how she died or really anything about herself, but she can go back to moments in her life using objects that she had lost. I think this book was really interesting because the reader doesn’t know anything about Madison until Madison knows it, so it feels like you are the main character.
Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Gallahger Girls series)
Reviewed by J.K, 8th grade
There is a girl spy school where some girls get tested to the limit. It has a lot of great imagery and keeps your attention the whole time.