As the Page Turns

Book reviews from Mrs. Dougherty's class


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Peak by Roland Smith

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 246

Review by: Jose
My current book type: novel

This book is about a kid named peak and he wants to follow what his dad was doing. His dad climbed mountains but died while climbing one. His mom doesn’t want him to but he insists.

I like this book because he kinda reminds me of me. I choose what i want to do but not doing bad things but i choose the things i want to do in my life.

Three words that describe this book:
suspense, wild, epic


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the first part last by Angela Johnson

Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 131

Review by: Ka’Ron
My current book type: Manga, Romance, Fantasy

a boy named bobby and his now son to be pregnant girlfriend must decide what they should do and whats best for they’re baby

i like how theyre there for each other at times

Three words that describe this book:
Non-fiction, Wild, Drama


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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆, a good read
Total number of pages: 260

Review by: David
My current book type: realistic fiction

This book is about a girl named Piddy Sanchez who has made a girl named Yaqui Delgado mad. She takes all honors classes and she wants to find her father who she hasn’t meet.

I like this book because it talks about how students who have jobs try to keep a balance of make good grades and keeping their jobs.Also because not everybody gets along with one another. Another reason why i like this book is because it is realistic fiction.

Three words that describe this book:
funny, wild, suspsenesful


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Yaqui Delgaldo wants to kick your ass by Meg Medina

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 260

Review by: Jose
My current book type: realistic fiction

This book is about a girl named Piddy Sanchez that finds out that Yaqui Delgado wants to kick her ass. She finds out by this girl named Venesa in the morning. The thing is that she doesn’t even know who this Yaqui Delgado is and why she hates her.

I like this book because it kinda tells you what some kids go through in high school and how bad it is. This book has you through out the whole book like how is this Yaqui Delgado girl is and i like that. this book is suspenseful because you don’t know whats going to happen next the Piddy.

Three words that describe this book:
Suspenseful, funny, wild


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The Liars’ Club by Mary Karr

Genre: Non-fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 350

Review by: Tyson
My current book type: Mystery:characters different from me:character-driven:seeking escape

This book is a memoir of the writer’s childhood in 1960s Texas, and her experiences being raised by two wild, free-thinking, and alcoholic parents. Central to surviving a childhood that was very scary and uncertain at times was the writer’s relationship with her older sister.

I love the language of this book– it is beautiful and precise but also peppered with curse words and Texas sayings, and for that reason I get a real sense of who the people in this book were. The relationship between Mary and her older sister Lecia is also really moving. They were survivors together, and managed to get through a childhood shaped by two alcoholic parents because of the strength of their bond. Lecia is a tiger, and the writer says as much. Nothing, it seems, could stand in her way as a child or an adult.

Three words that describe this book:
funny, heartbreaking, wild