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The Stranger Next Door

The Stranger Next Door

The Stranger Next Door

A clever cat’s heroism helps two twelve-year-old boys become friends after their families, one of which is in a witness protection program, move to neighboring houses in Hilltop, Washington.

Bryanna says:

This book at first to me didnt seem like it would  be very interesting to me, it was very confusing an i couldnt understand it. but further into the book i could see what was going on. This book is about two boys and of course pete the cat, one boy moves in nextdoor one day and when he does pete the cats owner (Alex) is very curiouse. The new kid is acting wierd and wont go near a single soul. Alex goes through many things to discover the new kids secret.  Read this book to find out why the new kid is acting so wierd and what amazing adventures Alex and Pete go throught to find out.

Two more books about Pete the Cat:
Spy Cat Trapped
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Review by Elliott – The Loser List

Review by Elliott – The Loser List

The Loser List

When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the “Geek” list in the girls’ bathroom, he’s sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly — until they discover that Danny can draw. He enjoys his new “bad boy” status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he’s unknowingly drawn into a theft. Turns out the bullies took a comic book from Danny’s favorite store. Can he steal it back before they get caught — and break off with the bullies before he gets in too deep?

Elliott says:

I loved it it was amazing book similar to diary of a wimpy kid.

I totally missed this one Elliott – thanks! If you like reading about Danny and Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid (and while you are waiting for Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6 Cabin Fever to come out…November, 2011) try one of these:
Rodrick Rules Big Nate Smile The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
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Nancy Drew #36: The Secret of the Golden Pavilion

Nancy Drew #36: The Secret of the Golden Pavilion

Nancy Drew and the Secret of the Golden Pavilion

  • Attempts are made against Nancy’s life when she accepts a case in Honolulu. She must decipher strange symbols written on a piece of paper in order to learn the mystery behind an estate inherited by her client.

From Chapter One:

Nancy Drew, her lovely blue eyes sparkling with excitement, stared in fascination from the cabin of a private helicopter. The craft was headed for the River Heights airport, a few miles beyond. Below, the rooftops of the town stood out clearly in the moonlight.

Naya Says:

it was a really good book i love the nancy drew books so it was really just a really good book for me

If you Like Nancy Drew try some of these mysteries with smart kid detectives:
The Mystery of the third Lucretia Rescuing Seneca Crane Shakespeare's Secret Chasing Vermeer
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Kid Review – The Clique

Kid Review – The Clique

The Clique

Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father’s old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back. Author: Lisi Harrison Series: The Clique

Grace says:

“The Clique” was such a great book! I read it five times! The graphic novel version was so good, I decided to read the real book! I loved “The Clique” so much! I would suggest this book to clique-jacket1most people.

 

 

If you liked The Clique you might like some of these books that are also about cliques, popularity and fitting in:
Allie Finkle Best Friends and Drama Queens Alphas The Popularity Papers If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period
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Neil’s Review: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham

Neil’s Review: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham

The Watson's Go to Birmingham - 1963

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

Neil says:

The Watsons are very funny. Byron is the oldest. Kenny is the funny one. Joey is the annoying one. The whole family has done something funny. Like when Byron kissed his reflection on the car window. Kenny was embarrased when he read a higher book than the 5th graders. (This is still back during racism). The mom has a gap in between her teeth so she covers her mouth when she laughs. I thought that was very funny. The dad was laughng so hard he cried. I’m telling you this book is hilarious.

Thanks Neil!

Amazon Look Inside: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham – 1963

If you like reading about the 1960s, a time that was full of lot of new, controversial, sometimes scary things like: the Cuban missile crisis, men in space, the fight for civil rights, rock music & more, try one of these:
This Means War Criss Cross Gemini Summer Countdown
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