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Pretty Little Liars

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Pretty Little LiarsEveryone has something to hide- especially high school juniors Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna. While Spencer is having a secret relationship with her sister’s boyfriend, Aria’s having a forbidden relationship with her English teacher, Emily’s crushing on the new girl at school, and Hanna uses some pretty ugly tricks to stay beautiful. While these are very big secrets, these four girls have all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Allison vanished. Even with all their efforts at keeping the secret, someone has found out and is now sending terrorizing text messages. Will these four girls uncover the mysterious text messager’s identity. Or will they get themselves killed?I found the book very intriguing. There was a lot of suspence. However, there is cursing, bulimia, smoking, drinking, drugs, drunk driving, shoplifting, pranking, and all kinds of bad behavior. Even though there are a lot of bad things about it, there are also some good things about it. For example, it’s fun and easy to read. It’s also about how these four girls are just trying to live their lives with highly expecting parents. It’s a good book on teen drama. Anybody who reads it can relate to it. Even though most people can’t relate to the major issues, you can at least relate to the minor ones like your parents not understanding you sometimes and so forth. I found this book amazing because it is a genuine mystery book. It reminded me of a teen Sherlock Holmes story. This book is about murder, drama, and mystery. I highly recommend this book, but not to anyone under the age of twelve. If you are younger than twelve, you could be seriously disturbed by this book.A review written by Madeleine
The Giver (Essential Modern Classics)

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The Giver by Lois Lowry is a very interesting book. It takes place in the future. This book is a bout a young eleven year old boy, soon to become twelve, Jonas who's life so far has been perfect. There is no war, no hunger, no pain. When a child turns twelve, they get assinged to a job and start training for it. Unlike most people, however, Jonas was selected. Selcted to be the new Receiver of the community. The Receiver is someone who keeps all of the memories of the world so the community doesn't have to suffer the burden of these memories.This has changed Jonas's whole life. He is now apart from and different from the community he grew up in. When he first starts his training, he receives happy memories from the old Receiver, an old man who calls himself the Giver. But later on, Jonas receives hurtful memories. Memories of pain, hunger, aloss, loneliness, and war. After a year of receiving memories, the Giver has an idea of Jonas leaving the community to help others feel, and see things clearer. He flees the community to find another, more exciting place to live.I found this book very interesting. It made me see how things could be in the future. I found that the other took a very long time to get to the part where Jonas starts receiving the memories. I found that the community where Jonas lives is very inhuman. They don't have love or color and everything is chosen for them. They don't have a chance to learn from their mistakes and can't appreciate the whole beauty of things. I think that this is a very important book to read because it teaches you that having a life planned out for you is very boring and that making mistakes is just a part of the journey of life.
Scorpia Rising: An Alex Rider Misson

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Alex Rider: Scorpia RisingAlex Rider is a 15 year old spy. His parents died shortly after he was born, in a plane crash. He was raised by his uncle Ian until he died in a car accident. Alex accidently discovers the truth when he walks into a junk yard and sees his uncle’s car filled with bullet holes. How does he handle the truth? Does he carry on the Rider legacy? In the final book of Alex Rider series, Alex goes to Cairo to take on his arch enemy: Sorpia. Sorpia is a criminal organisation that has only failed two operations, both because of Alex Rider. They set up an operation to get back the Elgin marbles, ancient Greek statues, back to Greece. This plan also is put in place to kill Alex. Scorpia was going to blackmail the British government to send the Elgin marbles back or they would show the whole world about Alex Rider. Alex finds out and spoils their plan for a third time to put Sorpia out of business. In the process, Scorpia kills Alex’s legal guardien (and his closest freind) Jackie. In the end, he moves to San Francisco to live with his girlfriend and her parents who moved to America from London. I really like this series. I can relate to Alex’s troubles, which draw me into the books. I also love action packed books! I also love the ingenious plans and gadgets that Alex has! I would recommend this series to anyone who likes action.By Alex
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