Aru Shah and the End of Time

Book Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

We all make mistakes, but most mistakes would not lead to a terrible consequence. For example, you might break a cup, but it won’t be the end of the world. However, in “Aru Shah and the End of Time,” Roshani Chokshi, when Aru Shah lighted a lamp just to impress her friends, it turned to be a huge mistake.

Slider by Pete Hautman

Book Review: Slider by Pete Hautman

Have you ever borrowed your mom’s credit card and assured yourself it was going to a good use? Well, in “Slider” by Pete Hautman, this was exactly what David did to bet for a half-eaten hot dog from his role model’s eating contest. Originally, he wanted to bet $20. Now, you might think, what could go wrong? It’s only $20. But, an unwanted swipe on the keyboard costed him $2000 from his mom’s credit card.

Restart

Book Review: Restart by Gordon Korman

Sailing off a roof, slamming into the ground, having a concussion, and then having amnesia, with a series of dramatic events, Chase Ambrose, the protagonist of the book “Restart” is presented to readers by Gordon Korman, an award-winning author.

Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

In a monotonous community where everything was planned in advance and obeyed without argument, no one had ever made a choice or truly knew about feelings and the basic knowledge of life, such as snow, except for the special “Giver,” in the novel “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.

The Girl from Venice

Book Review: The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith

Guilia was a smart and wealthy Jewish girl from Venice and Cenzo was a fisherman who led a simple life that only involved fishing, eating, and sleeping. Life was normal, until World War II started and the Nazis rounded up Jews. “The Girl from Venice” by Martin Cruz Smith tells a story about how Guilia and Cenzo met and their adventure to hide her away from the Nazis.

Book Review: The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

Nothing is more heartbreaking to a child than knowing her family is leaving her. This is unfortunately what happened to Galadriel (Gilly) Hopkins in the novel “The Great Gilly Hopkins” by Katherine Paterson. At a very young age, Gilly’s parents abandoned her, leaving her to live with foster families. However, Gilly was not an ordinary kid. She still clung onto the faint hope that her dear mother loved her and wanted to live with Gilly.

Book Review: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

“Dogs are a man’s best friend.” Not everyone believes this saying. Yet, after reading the enthralling novel, “Where the Red Fern Grows,” by Wilson Rawls of the heartbreaking story of Billy Colman and his two hard-earned coonhounds- Little Ann and Old Dan, you will definitely become a believer of this quote.

Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

World War II was a great catastrophe in the 20th century. Jews were faced with persecution and unprecedented holocaust, struggling to survive. “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry highlights the courage and wisdom of heroes who helped their Jewish friends to escape from Nazis.

Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

After losing her beloved mother, Kira was in a devastating state of loneliness and despair in the beguiling book “Gathering Blue,” by Lois Lowry. Her father, who never knew of her existence, had supposedly passed away before Kira was born. Some villagers in her neighborhood despised Kira and regarded her as a waste of space due to her crippled leg. Kira felt her life was taking a downfall when Vandara, a ruthless villager, intended to destruct her land by complaining about Kira’s meaningless existence to the Council of Guardians, an authority in the village.