Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers

Title: The Encyclopedia of Me
Author: Karen Rivers
Publication Date: September 2012
Publisher: Scholastic
Reviewer: Martina (11)
Rating: 4 ½ Cheeseburgers

The Encyclopedia Of Me is written from the point of view of “Tink” Isadora Aaron-Martin, a 12-year-old girl from the outskirts of New York, New York. It takes you through her friend troubles, boy drama and shows you the hardships of having an autistic brother, while sorting it alphabetically and in the layout of a proper encyclopedia. This book gives you the definition of friendship, loyalty, and love. It is an amazing book for 10-14 year old girls though I wouldn’t recommend it for a guy because it’s a walk in a girl’s shoes and probably wouldn’t make much sense. Overall, The Encyclopedia of Me is an exhilarating, funny and captivating novel that left me begging for more.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: August 16, 2011
Reviewer: Benny (12)
Rating: 5 Cheeseburgers

In a very popular virtual reality online multiplayer game, something that could change the world happens, and it all comes to life in this great novel. This book uses video game language, so it's easy for gamers to understand.
  The creator of the game passed away, and left behind the greatest video game competition of all time, so great that some people would kill to win it. It's up to five game adicts to rescue the game from going into the wrong hands. This thrilling novel has kept me longingly reading for a long time. Anyone who's addicted to video games will love this book.
  This book has mild language, but it isn't very strong. The book is also relatively hard to comprehend by people who aren't gamers due to its occasional video game language. It also has some very tragic points in it. Some points that made me feel as if the end of the book was really close.
  The characters in this book are really well thought through, and the position the main character finds himself in. Him having a crush on a girl who he's never known except for how hot her avatar looked. The
book also makes a good impression on what it might be in the future. How terrible it is with everyone starving, homeless, and having to escape it all by playing a video game.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Infinity Ring by James Dashner

Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication date: August 28, 2012
Reviewer: Stephen (11)
Rating: 3 Cheeseburgers

It’s about two nerds, Dak and Sera, who have a time travel device and try to save the world. Dak’s parents invented the Infinity Ring, Sera got it working and they are approached by the Hystorians, who need the Infinity Ring to correct Breaks in history, stop the SQ, and save the
world from a Cataclysm. The book was interesting because of the time travel concept and science stuff, but the plot is not really explained and there is no explanation of what is going on and what the SQ is. I think it is a decent read for ages 11 and up, and I would give it 3 stars.