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Monday, April 19

  1. page 9th Grade Favorites edited ... This book grabbed my attention immediately. In this book Steven's little brother Jeffery fell …
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    This book grabbed my attention immediately. In this book Steven's little brother Jeffery fell off of his breakfast stool and hit his nose on the floor and it started bleeding. Before Steven knew it, his parents were already blaming him. Steven simply told them he didn’t do anything. Stevens’ mom rushed Jeffery to the emergency room. That day when Steven got home his dad simply told him what had happened to Jeffery. Steven felt so bad for his brother, Jeffery had gotten very ill with a disease, and it wasn’t because of this morning’s accident.
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    The Wedding By
    By
    Nicholas Sparks
    The Wedding starts with a husband named Wilson struggling with his marriage of 20 some years with Jane. He has taken work over home for as long as their family has existed, and Jane is thinking about leaving him; the kids have grown up, and she feels alone. What Jane doesn’t know is that Wilson has loved her more and more as the years have gone by; he just has a hard time showing it. Wilson is willing to do anything to get the love of his life back, which calls for desperate measures.
    The reason that this book appealed to me was mainly because the moral of the story isn’t over-dramatic or stupid: it’s real. People can relate to what is happening, and I felt as though all those feelings were coming over me as I read further into the story.
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    This book was awesome because the people in the book seemed so real to me. The characters overcome their fears and become closer because of it.
    Blake
    Smokey by
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    Bill Peet
    This story Smokey, is on a horse that is learning traits from his mother. The young horse learns where to find food, how to be aware and fend for himself. But when his mother leaves him he has to take up all these things. I liked this book, it kept me to want to keep reading. The begining was slow, but than it picked up. There were some tragic parts, but most were very adventurious.
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    Wild Magic By
    By
    Tamora Pierce
    This book is about a girl named Diane Sarrasri who can communicate with animals using her mind. Bandits kill her parents so she goes off to find work with the horse mistress Onua Chamtong of the K’miri Raadeh. She meets the black robe mage Numair Salmalín and together they encounter countless immortals including giant human headed spiders called spidrens. It is a really awesome book that I have read countless times, and a book that I will read many more times in the future.
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    Called It by
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    Dave Pelzer
    A Child Called It by Dave Pelze, is a story about a boy who is abused constantly. His life used to be great, but sadly that changed. This is based on a true story.
    I really liked this story because the little boy kept fighting for his life. This is a very sad story. Throughout I kept feeling sorry for the boy and hating the mother. I kept wanting the boy to make it until the end. The things the mother did were horrible. But seeing the things she does to him, makes me thankful for the family I have.
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    Kyle
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    the Attic by
    by
    V.C. Andrews
    In this riveting tale, four young children are locked away in the attic at their grandparents' house after the tragic loss of their father. They are caught in the middle of a lie told by their mother to their grandfather involving their existence. After being captive and kept a secret for many years, they start to fear that they may never escape their imprisonment.
    I enjoyed this book because it kept me waiting for more. The suspense kept me on t he edge of my seat! This was one of the best books I have ever read, and I would definitely recommend this book for many others!
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    the Woods by
    by
    Tim O'Brien
    John Wade, a Minnesota resident, was a veteran in the Vietnam War who developed posttraumatic stress disorder, but this didn’t stop him from running for senator. He was very disappointed when he lost the election, so he moved to Lake of the Woods to be alone with his wife, who mysteriously disappears. Many people around him are curious that he murdered her, but no one really knows.
    I found that this was a decent book. At times it was very strange and twisted, but that just showed the reality of the situations. From an odd childhood all the way to searching for his missing wife, John Wade went through various troubles that most people never face.
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    of Secrets by
    by
    J.K. Rowling
    This book caught my attention because it was full of suspense, drama, action, and sadness. It is about a force between good and evil.
    In this story, Harry Potter hears about a snake that is attacking students at Hogwarts, and it is up to Harry to see if he can kill the very evil snake. There is mystery surrounding the Chamber of Secrets. Did Hagrid open it, or was it a scheme? I was on the edge of my seat reading all night. It quickly became one of the best books I have ever read. Read 1 through 7 which this is the 2nd book, and if you like this book, I am sure you will like all the others by J.K. Rowling.
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    This book is great. Its setting can be related to our area, and it really seems as if the events could all happen here! If you like to read love stories, this is one for you!
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    Allen Deeds by
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    Rodman Philbrick
    The Journal of Douglass Allen Deeds was written by Rodman Philbrick. This adventure book takes place in the time when the pioneers were traveling to try to get to their destination before winter. The characters in this book were funny and had different personalities, and they were traveling in the summer and winter. I found the journal of Douglass Allen Deeds to be pretty exciting and sad. What I liked about this book was that when you start the book, you want to keep reading the book to find out what happened. If you are a reader that likes the old days, this is the book you are looking for!
    The book was about the pioneers trying to get to Mississippi before winter. Many people said in the book that the characters were rude, but they were really nice. The whole entire time on their journey they were in desperate need of food and water. Then winter catches them quickly. All of the pioneers had lots of troubles.
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    Run, Bambi, Run is a compelling book based on the true story of Laurie Bembenek. Laurie was on the Miluawakee e department, but she quit after a few years. She was amazed at the corruption and degradation of minorities on the police force. She later was framed for the murder of her husband's former wife, Christine Shultz. Laurie was found guilty and was sent to prison, but she later escaped and traveled to Canada, where Canadian officials tried to free her. I liked this book because of how real it seemed to me, because it was based on a true story.
    Trevor
    Bleachers by
    by
    John Grisham
    Bleachers is a great story about life and football memories. The best thing was it kept me hooked the entire time. This book is about a football alumni who comes back home after his old football coach, Eddie Rake, dies. There he meets up with old freinds and even some new alumni. This All-American alumni quarterback named Neely Crenshaw was the football town of Messina's pride and joy. In his senior year he leads Messina to the state title and receives many college football scholarship offers. He picks Tech and receives illegal bribe money for choosing them. I recommend this story to everyone who is interested in sports, it is one of the best books i have ever read and is full of suspense and drama.
    Trevor
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Friday, April 16

  1. page 11th Grade Favorites edited ... Anna The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver ... Harrison Shepard, the who is a half Mexican, …
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    Harrison Shepard, thewho is a half Mexican,
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    and radical. ThenAs the book goes on, life becomes
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    is worth it.
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    Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
    Imagine having a mother who is actually crazy, who buys prom dresses at the Goodwill daily, and who relives her one pageant-winning beauty contest moment over and over. Imagine that your father is never home, and that he might have a girlfriend somewhere who is not your mother. Then imagine that one day, your mother is hit by a truck and dies. For Cecilia Honeycutt, this scenario was not pretend–it was real life.
    CeeCee lived a unique life in Ohio until the day her mother died. Then her life suddenly changed. A woman called Aunt Tootie swept in and took CeeCee down South to Savannah, Georgia. There, CeeCee meets a host of unique women, from the Black cook and housekeeper of her aunt's house named Oletta to the eccentric and mysterious neighbor Miz Goodpepper. In Savannah, CeeCee learns what true love is, what life looks like, and how to grieve for the mother she had–and the mother she wishes she had. This book is sweet and charming, and was a refreshing break from normal life. I highly recommend
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Thursday, April 15

  1. page 9th Grade Favorites edited ... This book was awesome because the people in the book seemed so real to me. The characters over…
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    This book was awesome because the people in the book seemed so real to me. The characters overcome their fears and become closer because of it.
    Blake
    Smokey by Bill Peet
    This story Smokey, is on a horse that is learning traits from his mother. The young horse learns where to find food, how to be aware and fend for himself. But when his mother leaves him he has to take up all these things. I liked this book, it kept me to want to keep reading. The begining was slow, but than it picked up. There were some tragic parts, but most were very adventurious.

    Logan
    Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
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Thursday, April 8

  1. page 9th Grade Favorites edited ... Trevor Bleachers by John Grisham ... alumni. This all american All-American alumni quar…
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    alumni. This all americanAll-American alumni quarterback
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    title and recievesreceives many college
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    them. I reccomendrecommend this story
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    in mystery.
    Trevor
    Pop by Gordan Korman
    Pop is a book that will get you confused but in a good way it makes you wait to see what will happen next. This book is about a young football player, Marcus, who finds love and even a new famous friend. He meets a ex NFL football player named Charlie Popovich, except there is something different about this man. He meets him every day to play football at the park it isn't touch football it is full out tackle. He finds out that Charlie had suffered many concussions in the NFL and still thinks he is a kid. Along the way Marcus will try and out wit Charlie's two kids. I recommend this book to anyone it is a great story that can really happen in the real world today.

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Wednesday, April 7

  1. page 9th Grade Favorites edited ... Trevor Bleachers by John Grisham ... is about a football alumni ... home after their …
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    is about a football alumni
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    and drama.
    Trevor
    The Invisible Man by HG Wells
    This is a novel about a mysterious man dressed in a large cloak with his face covered, who mysteriously shows up in an English village and stays in the local inn. Talk around the town is almost inevitable as this brings up a lot of suspicion. Burglaries occur around town and nobody catches the thief. One day the keepers of the inn go by the strangers room and see nobody just clothes scattered on the floor, when the furniture seems to come alive and fly out the door. He reveals himself to a former freind, Thomas Marvel and asks him to help him with his science discoveries. Eventually, this becomes known to everyone around the village and soon he is caught. This story is full of suspense and waiting to see what twist will happen next. I reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in mystery.

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  2. page 9th Grade Favorites edited ... Run, Bambi, Run by Kris Radish Run, Bambi, Run is a compelling book based on the true story o…
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    Run, Bambi, Run by Kris Radish
    Run, Bambi, Run is a compelling book based on the true story of Laurie Bembenek. Laurie was on the Miluawakee e department, but she quit after a few years. She was amazed at the corruption and degradation of minorities on the police force. She later was framed for the murder of her husband's former wife, Christine Shultz. Laurie was found guilty and was sent to prison, but she later escaped and traveled to Canada, where Canadian officials tried to free her. I liked this book because of how real it seemed to me, because it was based on a true story.
    Trevor
    Bleachers by John Grisham
    Bleachers is a great story about life and football memories. The best thing was it kept me hooked the entire time. This book is about football alumni who comes back home after their old football coach, Eddie Rake, dies. There he meets up with old freinds and even some new alumni. This quarterback named Neely Crenshaw was the football town of Messina's pride and joy. In his senior year he leads Messina to the state title and recieves many college football scholarship offers. He picks Tech and recieves illegal bribe money for choosing them. I reccomend this story to everyone who is interested in sports, it is one of the best books i have ever read and is full of suspense and drama.

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Friday, March 26

  1. page 11th Grade Favorites edited ... Blood Hollow This book is about Corcoran O'connor a retired police chief living in the town o…
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    Blood Hollow
    This book is about Corcoran O'connor a retired police chief living in the town of Aurora, Minnesota.
    Anna
    The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
    For Harrison Shepard, the half Mexican, half American misfit, a plaster mixer, a driver, a cook, and a writer, living in Mexico is tough. That's especially true when your bosses, the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, are crazy and insensible and radical. Then life becomes dangerous for the Rivera household. Lev Trotsky, a Communist hunted by Stalin, comes to stay with the Riveras, bringing excitement and crowded rooms and intrigue and danger and politics. The experiences with Lev shape Harrison's view of the world, especially when he moves to America and becomes a writer. Harrison's experiences are extraordinary and interesting, and you step inside his shoes as the story progresses. Though the story sometimes seems long, keep reading–the ending is worth it.

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Wednesday, February 24

  1. page Sports edited ... Hoop Dreams by Ben Joravsky *Hoops of Steel by John Foley Living *Living Up the The Lone…
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    Hoop Dreams by Ben Joravsky
    *Hoops of Steel by John Foley
    Living*Living Up the
    The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
    Sacred*Sacred Hoops by
    Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano
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    Strong at the Broken Places by Max Cleland
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    Ice Castles by Leonore Fleischer
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    Never Promised
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    Joanne Greene
    Ordinary

    *Ordinary
    People by Judith Guest
    Death

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    Susan's Story by Susan Hampshire
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    Ernest Hemingway
    Flowers

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    for Algernon
    Eric by Doris Lund
    Requiem for a Heavyweight by Rod Serling
    One*One Day in
    Cannery Roy by John Steinbeck
    The*The Pearl by
    On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
    The Other Side of the Mountain by E.G. Valens
    The*The Bridge of
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    Thornton Wilder
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