As the Page Turns

Book reviews from Mrs. Dougherty's class


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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Genre: Science fiction/dystopian
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 374

Review by: Gustavo
My current book type: fantasy, mystery, fiction, horror

Why I chose this book: Because this book has lot of adventure, suspense with the peoples trying to survive and it keep my attention on the book.

Is this book what I expected? The book is what I expected because I have seen the movie before so I know what is gonna happen, but the book has lot more of details than the movie.

Three words that describe THE MOOD of this book: Suspenseful, excited, empowered


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Dope sick by Walter dean myers

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆, an all-time favorite
Total number of pages: 183

Review by: Jose
My current book type: realistic

Why I chose this book: I read this book because I read monster by Walter Dean Myers and loved it so read dope sick and it was really good. I like all of Walter Dean Myers books.

Is this book what I expected? I didn’t expect it to end the way it did. It also was different the way the story went.

Three words that describe THE MOOD this book:
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Crossover by Kwane Alexander

Genre: Graphic novel/manga
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 273

Review by: Marquis
My current book type: Graphic Novel

Why I chose this book: Because I like basketball and this book deals with basketball. I also picked this book because the characters are somewhat like me.

Is this book what I expected? The book is exactly what I expected because it tells the story of a basketball player and his life about basketball and outside basketball.

Three words that describe THE MOOD this book:
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With Friends Like These by ReShonda T. Billingsley

Genre: Romance
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: read the whole book

Review by: Janelle
My current book type: Mystery

This book is about this youth group that meets daily and talk about community projects and stuff in their lives. 4 girls in the group are best friends and knew each other for a long time. A new girl joins the group and the new girl feels left out because the 4 girls are so connected that she feels like she can’t be one of them.

I like this book because it talks about stuff that happens in real life today. This book is romantic so if you don’t like romantic books, then this book is not good for you. There are boyfriend and girlfriend break-ups, friendship issues, and love for having someone you can count on. All in all, I suggest this book for readers who want to see how these 4 girls split up and come back together as friends.

Three words that describe this book:
Romantic, Suspenseful, exciting


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The Red Pyramid by Rick Rioridan

Genre: Fantasy
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 140

Review by: Juan-Carlos
My current book type: Fantasy and it’s a comic book

Is about this guy named Julius who is part of a Egyptian spell called Obelisk and her girlfriend ends up dying. Now the demons start going for Julius in the future and kills him. Now the demon is after his sons.

I like the book beccaues it has alot of pictures and it;s like a movie.

Three words that describe this book:
Suspenseful, Mysterious and fun


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the graveyard book by neil gaiman

Genre: Horror/paranormal
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 164

Review by: gustavo
My current book type: horror

where I am reading bod is still trying to find out who killed there family. Also there is a girl named Scarlett and she is from bod’s childhood.

I like this book because it is getting very suspenseful. Also bod is about to meet his old friend. Also is about to get very good. Also they are getting to Scarlett’s background.

Three words that describe this book:
suspenseful


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A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 172

Review by: Matthew
My current book type: Realistic Fiction

“A Child Called ‘It'” is a true story about the author and his years of being a young boy in a very abusive house hold. Dave Pelzer lives in a house with his mom and his two brothers, his mom of which abuses him both psychically and verbally. The book focuses on the challenges that Dave must face on a daily life and how he struggles over time.

I really like this book, it may sound weird since its a about abuse and stuff but it is a really good read. One thing I like about the book is its pacing. The story progressively gets better and better, making it a nail bitter and makes you want to keep reading and not put the book down. Another thing I like about the book is that its a true story and not some made up story. To me this makes the story even more sad since you cant say its not real to make you feel better, and it comes from the heart and not the mind.

Three words that describe this book:
Suspenseful, Sad, Emotional