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School Shout Out: Madison Middle School

srp2013-wts-wb-mad Today Wally from West Seattle and Cheresse from Southwest are visiting Madison Middle School, so we want to send a SHOUT OUT to all the students and staff there today. Wally will be talking about the books on this list. You’ll find Cheresse’s list of books here. Ken’s list of books is here.

Now that you’ve heard about them, let us know, which of these books do YOU intend to read this summer?

Teen Review: Bad Taste in Boys

Title:  Bad Taste in Boys

Author:  Carrie Harris

Summary:  Future physician Kate Grable is horrified when her high school’s football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating get to her or her friends.

Khoa’s summary: Super smarty Kate Grable gets to play doctor on the school football team.  She does it to get her college application good but also to be close to her quarterback crush.  But then something disturbing happens, Kate finds out that the coach is giving the players steroids, but after testing it, it is not actually steroids.  Whatever that vial is, it is causing the players to become zombies, and unless she can find an antidote, no one is safe!!

I started reading it because… the books look interesting; I really like mysterious books and it was on my school’s Bulldogs Reads.

I kept reading because… Even though this book has a main character of a girl, when I start reading it I can see the character come to life, and it really makes me curious what will happen next.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To Be: The next famous doctor.

Six Word Recap: Teen girl faces really dangerous zombies.

This book reminded me of Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry because the two books are related to zombies and scary stuff. It is mysterious, cool and a really good read.

Author’s Website: Carrie’s Blog

Khoa, Teen Blogger, Delridge

Book Shorts: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

 Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs

Summary: Jacob Portman, a 16-year-old boy, goes to an island called Wales to find out the truth about his grandfather’s past after he was murdered by what Jacob thought was a make-believe creature. He saw Emma, a girl who could control fire and she takes him to meet Miss Peregrine in a time loop set back in the 1940s. Jacob hangs out with the other peculiar children but then he was told that that he was the only one who can see the “hollows,” the monster that killed Jacob’s grandfather. He knows that he is the only hope they have for safety. Can he destroy the hollow or leave the time loop to be destroyed by the hollow?

I started reading it because… I heard it was a really good book, and that it was scary and a mysterious and curious read. It was also listed in my school’s Bulldogs Reads.

I kept reading because… The book gets better as it goes on, I was on the edge of my seat thinking what would Jacob do next? And also “THIS REALLY IS CREEPPYY!!”

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted: The best guy you want to hire when you are looking for a monster to kill!!

Six Word Recap: Are Peregrine’s Peculiar Children still alive?

This book reminded me of The Hunger Games because… when Katniss saw Peeta being injured, she could just have left him there dying but she risked her life and found a medicine that cured him, just like in this book Jacob knows that he is the only one that can see the “hollows” and he is the only one who can save the children. He could just have gone back to his time but he stayed there and helped them.

Websites of interest: Ransom Riggs’s blog and book trailer

Review by Delridge teen blogger Khoa

School Shout-out: Madison Middle School

Thanks to Ms. Bell for inviting me to speak to all 5 of her reading classes yesterday!  Here are some of the books I talked about, plus links to homework help at the library and online, and also to our blog.

primavera

 Primavera by Mary Jane Beaufrand

 

 

darkpond

 The Dark Pond by Joseph Bruchac

 

 

hungergames

The Hunger Games and  

 

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School Shout Out: Madison MS

I just spent the day with the sixth-grade students of Ms. Braaten’s reading classes.  Thanks to all the kids who recommended reading material to me and to their classmates!

Here’s the link to our homework page.

If you forgot the titles of the books I brought to talk about, here they are, ready for you to request. Just click on the title.

laika Laika by Nick Abadzis – the story of the first dog in outer space.

 

downrabbithole  Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams – Ingrid solves mysteries that might stump even her hero, Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

namebooksecret The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch – remember that the name of this book is secret!

 

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School Shout Out: Madison MS

I just spent my morning at Madison Middle School with the sixth graders of Ms. Mock, Ms. O’Donoghue, Ms. Ovens, and of course, Ms. Chambers, the school librarian.  Thanks to all the kids who recommended reading material to me and their classmates!

Here’s the link to our homework page. If you want the Online Homework Help service at Tutor.com, scroll down about halfway.

If you forgot the titles of the books I brought to talk about, here they are, ready for you to request. Just click on the title.

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