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It is about a girl, Mary Lou Finney who has a lot of children in her family. She has a mom, not a dad living in the same house, and a grandfather who lives in a room above the garage. It is in the summer, and her cousin,Carl Ray, is coming to "find a job" and is going to live with them for the summer. He is quiet at first but then gets a job at Mr.Firtz hardware store. Carl Ray really came to see who his real father is. It ends up that Mr. Firtz is his father. While Carl Ray is there his real father dies. So, his wife,children, and Carl Ray are very sad. Mary Lou is dating, her and her best-friend are having friendship problems, because her friend is dating Carl Ray. It ends up Carl Ray goes back and everything is excellent!! I suggest this book to 4th graders and older!!!!!!
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Review by: Jacqueline, age 11
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NAOMI LIVES WITH HER GREAT-GRANDMOTHER AND HER BROTHER. NAOMI AND OWEN WERE LEFT FOR GRAM TO RAISE AFTER THEIR MOTHER ABANDONED THEM. THEY WERE YOUNG AND NEVER SAW HER UNTIL SHE SHOWS UP AT THEIR DOOR WANTING TO TAKE NAOMI. THEIR MOTHER ALSO HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM AND A CREEPY BOYFRIEND. AFTER THIS, GRAM, THE KIDS, AND THEIR MEXICAN NEIGHBORS GO TO MEXICO TO TRY TO FIND THEIR FATHER. I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. IT IS REALLY TOUCHING.
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Review by: ABBIE, age 11
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Cat On a Hottie's Tin Roof is a book i recomend (very highly!). This book is about a girl named Cathy Carlson. Early in the book she meets a new girl named Cassidy McDrew, who is obsessed with a rock star, Milo Lennox, she thinks she's kind of a nerd but Cassidy comes up with a new nickname for her. And she starts helping her with her new makover. I really recomend this to all girls!
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Review by: Liliana, age 11
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I think Carol Gorman did a wonderful job writing this book because she talks about real things that happen in middle school etc. She talked about cliques and dorks and nerds and how most of the time how they get put down if they are smart, so I think Dork in Disguise is a realistic-fiction funny book!!!
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Review by: ann, age 11
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a great book by dan gutman. it is about some kids on an air plane that crashes. it is very funny and is a total must read.
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Review by: hi, age 10
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When i picked up this book i couldn't tear my eyes away from it. Its about a girl named Aquila and her dad living on a small island called Devils Rock where Aquila's mom died and shes feeling mad Very Mad!Even mad at god for taking her mother away. And suddenly she sees a basket washed up at shore. When she opens it she is terrified and screams to find out what it is. READ Gifts from the sea ...please.
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Review by: zeynep, age 10
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Ginger Pye is a must read book. It is a really good book about a dog who is in danger of being taken or stolen. Jerry (the owner of Ginger Pye) earns a dollar to buy her and has always wanted her. Will Ginger get to stay? Find out.
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Review by: Kathryn, age 10
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Homeless Bird is about a thirteen year old girl named Koly. In India (where she lives)when you are thirteen it's about the age to get married. Koly's parents set up a husband for her and everything seems to be going fine untill she finds out the family is evil and cruel. Read this touching story about a girl who is not so fortunate. It's really good.
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Review by: Hannah, age 11
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this book will have you looking at nature in a different way!! It will make you want to get up and help someone! This book will you leave you craving for more!!!
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Review by: alana, age 12
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Hope Yancey is used to moving. She and her aunt have been moving around the U.S., working at restaurant jobs. This time, they are off to Mulhoney,Wisconsin to work at Welcome Stairways. This story is really good because it is about how Hope gets used to Wisconsin, since she considers herself a city girl. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic fiction.
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Review by: Lulu, age 12
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This is a great book. This girl gets left on this island and ends up staying on it for 18 years! She learns how to survive. I loved it.
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Review by: Lily, age 10
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SAHARA HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN A SPECIAL NEEDS CLASS BUT THIS YEAR HER MOTHER DEMANDED SHE BE TAKEN OUT. THE FIFTH GRADE HAS A NEW AND SORT OF ODD TEACHER, MISS POINTY. MISS POINTY TEACHES THINGS LIKE PUZZLING AND TIME TRAVEL. SHE MAKES THE KIDS THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THINGS. BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM AND HIS NAME IS DARRELL. HE IS VERY DEFIANT. IN THIS YEAR, SAHARA MAKES A NEW FRIEND AND LEARNS ALOT ABOUT HERSELF AND HER CLASSMATES. I LOVED THIS BOOK AND THE BOOK ON TAPE.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Review by: ABBIE, age 11
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Young basketball player Danny Walker goes to a basketball camp in Maine. There with his friend Will try to get the coach to not hate them along with winning the championship. Can they do it, read the book to find out.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Review by: Steve Nash, age 11
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Nora Rose Rowley is a genius, but don't tell anyone. So far she has been able to keep the secret. But, when she finds grades are becoming more important, she starts getting the attention she doesn't want. Oh, and the school is going to do some " additional evaluation" on her. This is not good.
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Review by: MES8495, age 11
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Have you ever been highjacked on a plane with your friend? that is exactly what happen to david and his friend.The highjacker took over the plane and then dumped all the fuel, shortly after that the plane crash in the middle of nowhere and they were the only survivors. Will they survive? you will have to read this book to find out.
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Review by: joseph, age 10
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I liked it because the idea of a homework machine is really cool. I also liked it because it told the story from different views.
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Review by: Alison, age 11
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The Kidnappers is about Joey Bishop, a kid with straight As but a wild sense of imagination, sees the kidnapping of Willie Groves the third. To make matters worse Willie just happens to be the kid that was going to beat him up and no one will believe him because hes the kind of kid that says theres a spaceship on the roof. Joey becomes more involved with Willies life than he could imagine. What happens to Willie? Read The Kidnappers and find out!
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Review by: wOwOw, age 12
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These are short stories about kids and troubles they go through in their life. The stories end abruptly though and it seems like they should have a moral. It gets boring after a while
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Review by: Sunny, age 12
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I like the book, but it was kind of gross when a bird pooped in Erics eye, but I also thought it was funny that his two children will do anything do get their dad a rockstar again so they can have their credit card accounts back.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Review by: sis, age 10 1/2