Wonder by R.J. Palacio

“I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”

August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that changed his whole life. He was home schooled up until now when he enters  the fifth grade at Beecher Prep. Inside, Auggie’s an ordinary kid. The kids at his school think differently. Meanwhile his sister Via is entering High School and finds her friends completely changed. Follow five extremely different characters in a funny, beautiful, heart warming story.

I would recommend this to anyone who is ready to cry and celebrate. If you are in fifth grade it’s a great age but it never hurts to read it earlier or later.

Enjoy!

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Remarkable By Lizzie K. Foley

Welcome to the town of Remarkable where every day in this Remarkable place filled with Remarkable people, is positively Remarkable for absolutely everyone*.

*except Jane

Have you ever seen a book subtitle like that? Remarkable pulls you into the story with its amazing characters. There is a Sea monster who loves fig bars and music above all else, two naughty identical twins who manage to turn an entire school blue, a missing famous composer, and quite a few pirates, then there’s Jane. Jane is the main character in the story.With a famous architect as a mother and a famous writer as a father Jane should be talented, shouldn’t she? Not that her siblings aren’t talented. Her younger sister is brilliant at math and her older brother can paint photo-realistic paintings. Jane is the only child in the town of Remarkable that doesn’t go to The Remarkable School for the Remarkably Gifted.

My Favorite part of the book is when her older brother, Anderson Brigby falls in love with a girl who doesn’t even know that he exists. All she cares about is music so he takes up singing. Unluckily, he is terrible while not even knowing it . Once, when he was practicing in his yard, his next-door neighbor comes over claiming that an endangered Black Rhino is in their yard yowling because of arthritus when it was really Anderson Brigby. Just thinking about the neighbor coming over gave me the hiccups.

This book is a great story and has interesting characters. You won’t put it down until you finish!

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

The year is 1793 and The Yellow Fever is raging in the city of Philadelphia. Mattie Cook, at age 14 is adventurous and despises the thought of being sent to the countryside as many other kids are to escape the yellow fever. people are spending less time near the ocean because they think that was were the yellow fever came from there. Then her mother grows ill and she and her grandfather try to go to the countryside but get turned away in  thought that they have the fever. Mattie realizes that you can’t hold on to everything when she can’t find her mother. She also realizes that the most important thing to do is survive.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books about the past. Also, if you want to read this book you need to be able to read intense books.I’m telling you, this is no “Barney and Friends”. I would recommend this book for age 10 and up. I would give it four stars because it brought you into the story.

Everything on a Waffle

Primrose Squarp knows her parents did not drown at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of coal harbour of that. For the time being, Primrose is an orphan and hardly anyone wants to adopt her. Finally the town council found her uncle Jack to take care of her. Primrose does warm up in his care despite the loud noises resembling a hockey game in the night. The true place for her is found at a restaurant called the Girl on the Red Swing where every thing (including pineapple) is served on a waffle. and where the owner, Miss. Bowzer is great at giving advise.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about kids being different and fitting in.

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Blue Willow

To Janey Larkin, the Blue willow plate is the most beautiful thing in her life, a symbol representing the home she dimly remembers and the time that she will get her life planted in a community. She’s tired of moving from cotton picking camp to camp.Janey longs for the cold, bleak words,”as long as there’s work” to change into, “as long as we want to”.

I recommend this book to some one who likes learning about the dust bowl days.I really enjoyed this book.

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The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks are spending their summer holiday in a cottage on a beautiful estate called Arundel. The four sisters, Rosalind, Skye, Jane, and Batty, their dog, Hound, and Mr. Penderwick are in for a surprise. Arundel has a delightful magic with wonderful memories. But, the most wonderful thing they find is Jeffery Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, that turns out to be the perfect companion. The cold hearted Mrs.Tifton is not as pleased with the Penderwicks as Jeffery is, though,and warns the new friends to stay out of trouble.Which of corse they will ,won’t they?

I would recommend this book to people who like soccer, writing, mischief and just plain fun!

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