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The Summons
The Summons
by John Grisham
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What happens after the summons, February 15, 2006
Ray just got a letter from his father being told to come home so they could work on his fathers will. When Ray comes back to his hometown to find his father dead on the couch from the years of cancer. When trying to find his fathers will, he finds three million dollars in cash hidden away in a closet. Deciding to keep it for himself he stashes it away in his car for nobody to know about.

Now there are unknown people chasing him and the money. What do they want with the money? Who are they? Where did the money come from? How is Ray to survive? You'll have to read to find out.

I enjoyed this book because it was very suspenseful and surprising. I loved the part when Ray found out who was trying to take the money. I didn't like the part where you found out where Ray's father got the money.

People would this book if they have read any other John Grisham book. If they like books about people who run from others and mystery books they would also enjoy this book.

Trapped between Lash and Gun
Trapped between Lash and Gun
by Arvella Whitmore
Edition: Paperback
Price: $6.97
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Twisted in Time, February 10, 2006
A boy by the name of Jordan Scott has got himself in big trouble. Jordan's friends are bad news, and his family does not know about them. Jordan has a little sister by the name of Tachelle, and Jordan's mom is always on his case. Jordan's dad had left a while ago, and Jordan is mostly on his own. Jordan hangs out with a gang called the "Cobras." Jordan needed to get money fast for a gun, and he did not have any. Jordan went to visit his grandpa, and he remembered that he always talked about a watch that he had. Jordan's grandpa said it was passed down through generations from the slave years. Jordan figured that it would be worth a lot of money.

Jordan went to his grandpa's house, and stole the watch. Jordan didn't want to, but he had to. If Jordan didn't, he would probably die. Jordan had to hurry up and take it, so he wouldn't be late. While walking down the street in the dark, he heard a loud clicking noise coming from the watch. All of a sudden, Jordan was light headed, and felt like he was going to pass out. Jordan was all of a sudden in the middle of nowhere. Jordan went back to the slave years some how.

Will Jordan survive as a slave, and will he be able to go back to his own world, or will he be stuck there forever?

What I liked about this book was that it was very adventurous. There was no dull moment throughout the whole book. What I didn't like was how the story was set up, because some parts did not make since.

The people who would like this book would be anybody. There are mixes of boy and girl characters, so either boys or girls would be eligible to read this book. Any boy or girl, twelve and up can read this book.

I have not read any other books by this author, but I am looking forward to it.

Tall Cool One (A-List, No. 4)
Tall Cool One (A-List, No. 4)
by Zoey Dean
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.18
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From California to Mexico, February 10, 2006
Tall Cool One follows a group of friends through life and tells what it's like being a rich teenage girl in California, and Mexico. Anna's father, Jackson Sharpe, is an actor in Hollywood and is in the process of making a movie. Jackson is divorced from Anna's real mom. Jackson's second wife, Poppy, is getting ready to have a baby, Ruby Hummingbird. Anna's friend Dee is starting to act like Poppy is the most important thing in the world and Anna is sick of her getting all the attention. Poppy is changing everything in the house to make it safe for `Ruby Hummingbird' and she thinks everything has to peaceful for the baby. Finally, Anna gets tired of Poppy and all of the baby stuff, so she decides to do something about it. Anna's friend, Sam, is stressed out about school, boys, and family. Sam and Anna make an escape and go to Las Casitas, Mexico. The girls spend time in the spa, on the beach, in the clubs, and with the guys. Anna and Sam both find guys to hang out with, in Mexico. Will Anna's dad be able to find her before their appearance on Jay Leno? Will the girls be able to survive on their own?

One thing I enjoyed about this book was that it was quick to read and the chapters weren't very long. The girls in this book say what is on their mind and don't care what anyone thinks. Also, this A-List novel was written like a teenager wrote it. One thing I didn't like about this book was that there were so many characters. Also, the chapters jump from place to place and from person to person.

I would recommend this book to girls who enjoy funny quick reads. I think girls from ages thirteen to seventeen would enjoy this book the most. This novel is the fourth book in Zoey Dean's A-List Series.

Fallen Angels
Fallen Angels
by Walter Dean Myers
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Horrible Fight, February 10, 2006
Richard Perry is seventeen and has just graduated from high school. He decides to join the army to fight in Vietnam because he doesn't know what to do with his life. His family is short on money, and they don't have enough to pay for him to go to college. At Vietnam, Perry finds out that his military profile is lost and he can't do anything about it, but fight in the war. He meets a new soldier named Jenkins and they become close friends, until Jenkins steps onto a mine while returning to the base. Perry becomes paranoid and can't stop thinking about how Jenkins dies. The next day he meets another new soldier named Peewee, and they also become close friends. As the men hope and pray that the war will be over before the holiday, what other obstacles will they have to get by to stay alive in a country that they know nothing about?

I liked this book because there is a lot of action in the fighting scenes, and there are a lot of fighting scenes. I also like it because there is conflict between the soldiers and that would happen in a real war. The part I liked the most is how the author exaggerated and really described the combat fields and its surroundings to make the book as realistic as possible. The only dislike that I have about this book is that there is a lot of foul language, but it's still realistic to have it in the book so it is not so bad that it is in it.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read books about wars and about action. I don't know of any authors that write like Walter Dean Myers and I think that he is in a class by himself. In my opinion, Walter Dean Myers is an excellent author, and I really enjoyed reading this book.

by Laurie Halse Anderson
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seak Up!, February 10, 2006
This review is from: Speak (Paperback)
Have you ever felt like no one in the world wants to be your friend? Have you ever noticed that everyone makes fun of you? Well this is exactly how Melinda feels. One night she went to a party with her friends, popular and liked, the next day she was hated and made fun of by everyone. Throughout the book she has a big secret about what happened that night at the party, and she now spends her time as a recluse. During her freshman year everybody hates her, and everyone one makes fun of her. Her life has changed a lot, she trying to cope with it but with everyone around her it's just too hard for her. Read the book Speak to find out what happens to Melinda, does her life go back to normal, or does she stay a recluse forever?

The best thing about this book is that many people who read this book will be able to relate to some of the things that happen, and that is why I like this book so much. I also like this book because I thought the author gave very descriptive detail to make everything you read so clear. My dislikes of this book is that I thought the author could have done a better job portraying some of the characters in the book.

This book would be a good read for teenagers from 13-18. Most of the stuff that goes on in the book are things that most teens would want to read about. If you like easy reads, that are both action packed and mysterious this book is for you.

My Name is Chloe (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Chloe, Book 1)
My Name is Chloe (Diary of a Teenage Girl: Chloe, Book 1)
by Melody Carlson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.33
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Always Changing, February 10, 2006
Have you ever felt extremely left out? Like you have don't have friends and no one loves you? Well that's how Chloe Miller, a very confused teen, felt. She had used to be such a good girl, but suddenly her life was changing. It seemed as if she had crossed over to the dark side. She began wearing ratty clothes and she always seemed unhappy. When Chloe thought that everything in her life was as horrible as it could get, she realized she was wrong. On one rainy night in her favorite cemetery, she decided to invite Jesus into her heart and become a Christian. Her life then took another dramatic change as Jesus began to solve some of her problems. She started to easily make new friends, went to church, and started a band. You'll have to read the book to see if Chloe's new life will really work out the way she plans.

This book was very interesting and a lot of things happened that I wasn't expecting. I like the Diary of a Teenage Girl series because the books are written like an actual girl's diary. One of my favorite parts was when Chloe decided to become a Christian. Her life took one drastic change and I really felt happy for her. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the way Chloe started out. She was very unhappy and had different friends. But then, if she hadn't been that way, nothing exciting would have happened.

I have a feeling that only girls would probably like this book. There really isn't anything about these books that guys would be interested in. So, if you think it sounds good, I recommend it to you.

Cirque du Freak: Tunnels of Blood
Cirque du Freak: Tunnels of Blood
by Darren Shan
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Blood Maze, February 10, 2006
In the Cirque Du Freak series written by Darren Shan, Darren was turned into a half-vampire by Mr. Crepsley, who is a full vampire. In Tunnels of Blood, he was told by Mr. Crepsley that they were going to move away from Cirque Du Freaks for a while. Since it was going to be a while, Mr. Crepsley decided to bring Evra along with them. Evra is a snake-boy that is about Darren's age and travels with the Cirque Du Freaks. While at the new town Darren meets a girl named Debbie. They spent a lot of time together during the day while Mr. Crepsley is sleeping. One night when Darren got home, Evra showed him something that was on the news. It was seven people who were killed and drained of their blood. At first they thought it was Mr. Crepsley, so they followed him everywhere he went to see if he was the real killer. Was Mr. Crepsley the real killer? Or is it somebody else? If you want to find out read this book and find out for yourself.

I really liked this book. I enjoyed how they kept you at the end of your seat. I don't like how at the end of the book they just stop and leave you hanging. It makes you want to read more, which is a good thing for the author, but it drops you right where you are and you get confused on what is going on.

I would suggest this book to anyone who likes creepy books. Also this would be a great book to read if they enjoy a lot of suspense. I think that this book is filled with a lot of action throughout the whole book. Overall, I really enjoyed it.

Night Hoops
Night Hoops
by Carl Deuker
Edition: Paperback
Price: $8.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hoop Star, February 10, 2006
This review is from: Night Hoops (Paperback)
The book Night Hoops is about a boy named Nick who loves to play basketball. When his brother Scott, a gifted athlete, chooses music over basketball Nick gains his fathers attention for basketball. Nick is only one of the three sophomores to make the varsity team. Nick struggles with becoming a team player when he finds out that he has to share the ball with Trent Dawson, the talented but troubled boy from across the street. When Nick and Trent begin to shoot hoops in Nick's backyard they begin to form an unusual friendship.

Some things I didn't like were at the beginning of the book when Trent was shoving papers off of teacher's desks. I also didn't like it when Trent and his brother were hanging out because when they hang out they cause trouble. Things I liked were when Nick made the varsity team as a sophomore and when Trent and Nick begin to form a friendship.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about basketball or who likes to play basketball.

High Rhulain (Redwall)
High Rhulain (Redwall)
by Brian Jacques
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $23.99
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Otters vs Wildcats, February 10, 2006
This review is from: High Rhulain (Redwall) (Hardcover)
On Green Isle wildcats rule and have enslaved the otters. Two birds visit Redwall and Tiria learns her destiny. Tiria must go to Green Isle and rescue the otters. She must rid Green Isle of the wildcats. Join Tiria on this amazing quest.

I liked all the puzzles in the book. Some were hard and some were easy. I liked all the action in it, too. I disliked all the talk about eating. Jacques spends way too much time saying how much they eat food. I also disliked how long puzzles took to be solved.

This book is for all those adventure and combat lovers out there. The only book I could relate this to would be all the others in the series. My philosophy about Brian Jacques's books is, "Once you've read one, you had to read them all."

Double Identity
Double Identity
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $13.72
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than Sisters, February 10, 2006
This review is from: Double Identity (Hardcover)
Bethany has always had her parent's right by her side, and they would never let her out of their sight. Then, her mother started crying all of the time and her father was even more protective over her. One night, her parents put her in the car and drove for hours. Finally, they arrived and her father dropped her off at an aunt's house that she had never heard of. They only thing she heard her father say was, "She knows nothing about Elizabeth". She has no idea who Elizabeth is and is determined to find out. In this small town, it seems like everyone recognizes her, and she does not know why. Mylie, her aunt, tells her a story about how Elizabeth died in a car wreck and that she was Bethany's sister. That is why everyone recognizes her. But how can she look exactly like her sister? Throughout the book, she finds more and more things out about herself and Elizabeth. In the end, she finds out something that she wishes she would have never known.

I really liked this book because it kept you guessing and never got so boring that you did not want to read it. The main character was about the same age as me, so it was easy to understand what she was feeling.

If you like mystery books that keep you on the edge of your seat, or any other Margaret Peterson Haddix books, then you would probably really enjoy this book.

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