Book Reviews


Title: The Tale of Desperaux
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Genre: Adventure
Reviewed by: oscar
Summary: An unlucky mouse falls in love with a princess. Oh, and did I mention that there is a thread involved?
Review: This is a wonderful adventure filled with humor, sadness, love and hope.
Rating: 5
Published on: 09/23/2008
Reviewed on: 11/16/2011
Updated on: 02/16/2012
Grade Level: 4-6
Pages: 262
Title: The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Genre: Science Fiction
Reviewed by: Oscar
Summary: A boy receives memories
Review: Jonas knows something is wrong. Jonas becomes the receiver of memories
Rating: 5
Published on: 01/01/1993
Reviewed on: 11/16/2011
Updated on: 11/23/2011
Grade Level: 6
Pages: 179
Title: The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak
Genre: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Oscar
Summary: German girl lives through the harsh times of WW2.
Review: Liesel is german and hides a jew in her basement.
Rating: 4
Published on: 03/14/2006
Reviewed on: 11/17/2011
Updated on: 11/23/2011
Grade Level: 7-8
Pages: 550
Title: Hoot
Author: Carl Hiassen
Genre: Adventure
Reviewed by: Oscar
Summary: A boy won't stop until the owls are saved.
Review: Roy wants to stop a company from destroying the owl's home
Rating: 5
Published on: 09/10/2002
Reviewed on: 11/17/2011
Updated on: 11/22/2011
Grade Level: 5
Pages: 304
Title: Al Capone Does My Shirts
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Genre: Adventure
Reviewed by: Oscar
Summary: A boy lives in Alcatraz with his autistic sister.
Review: Moose lives in Alcatraz with his family. Al Capone is a prisoner.
Rating: 5
Published on: 03/30/2004
Reviewed on: 11/22/2011
Updated on: 11/23/2011
Grade Level: 5
Pages: 240
Title: Ally Finkle's Rules for Girls
Author: Meg Cabot
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Reviewed by: Oscar
Summary: A girl doesn't want to move to a new house.
Review: Allie Finkle's world gets turned upside down when her parents decide that it's time to move to a new house. Soon, she'll find out it's not that bad.
Rating: 3
Published on: 04/23/2005
Reviewed on: 11/23/2011
Updated on: 12/08/2011
Grade Level: 4-5
Pages: 123