Title: Scythe

Author: Neal Shusterman

443 Pages

Genre: Dystopian

Date read: December 2019 (Seventh Grade)

Synopsis: This book takes place in a world where humans haver learned everything there is to know, including the secrets to immortality and bringing people back from the dead. In order to keep the world population in check, there are people called ‘scythes’ who go around killing people for good. This book follows two scythe apprentices of whom only one can become a real scythe.


Review: I really liked this book. I was hooked from the start. I think the whole world this book took place in was just so fascinating. The characters in this book were also very relatable even though their world was very different from ours. I’d highly recommend this book!

The Kingdom of Back

Title: The Kingdom of Back

Author: Marie Lu

336 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Date read: May 2020

Synopsis: Mozart’s sister Nannerl is a phenomenal musician. But she fears that she will not be remembered because her brother outshines her. So when a boy from a fantastical kingdom comes to make her an offer to make her remembered, of course she accepts. This magical kingdom is not what it seems.


Review: I think the connection between music, history, and fantasy in this book was so genius. I think this book was so unique, and since I play the piano I just loved the music aspect of this book. This book brought some important light on Mozarts lesser known sister. I would highly recommend this book to people who didn’t know Mozart had a sister!

If you liked The Hunger Games…

If you liked The Hunger Games:

⁃ Divergent by Veronica Roth

⁃ Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

⁃ Legend by Marie Lu

– Warcross by Marie Lu

⁃ The Maze runner by James Dashner

⁃ The Neptune project by Polly Holyoke

⁃ Enders game by Orson Scott Card

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Title: Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment

Author: James Patterson

432 Pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure/Survival, Series

Date read: September 2019 (seventh Grade)

Synopsis: Max and her flock are humans that were genetically altered to have wings. They were experimented on in a lab and, with the help of Jeb, escaped. Jeb disappeared, and they now live peacefully in the mountains with Max as their leader. Until the youngest of the six, Angel, gets taken by Erasers, human-wolf mutants, back to the lab. It’s up to Max and her flock to save Angel!


Review: I really enjoyed this book because the characters were all very relatable. The way it was told was also very personal; it was like Max was having a conversation about her adventures with me. I also liked the part where they get to fly. Thanks to this book if anyone asks what I want for a superpower, I want to be able to fly! I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fast series.

We Are Displaced

Title: We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Pages: 224

Genre: Nonfiction

Date read: May 2019 (sixth grade)

Synopsis: Malala shares her story of being displaced. She also shares the stories of many girls around the world who are displaced. She met these girls at the refugee camps that she visited. The girls come from all around the world. These are all true stories.


Review: I thought this book was very well done. The stories were very heart pulling, and I think everyone should read this. You will definitely like this book. It was so hard for me to imagine that this type of thing is happening right now, and these people are real. This is a must-read!

The Maze Runner

Title: The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner

375 Pages

Genre: Dystopian, series, adventure/survival

Date read: November 2019 (Seventh grade)

Synopsis: Thomas wakes up in a box knowing nothing but his name. When the box opens, a crowd of boys surrounds him. They tell him that he is in the glade. They are stuck in the middle of a maze with no known way out. Everyday the Runners go out and brave the dangers of the maze in hopes to find an exit. Supplies come weekly, and a new boy comes every month. After Thomas comes, things in the maze start to change for the worse.


Review: I really enjoyed all the adventure of the book. I thought it was very well written. It was very exciting, and it had me on the edge of my seat for the whole book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good adventure survival book, or one with friendship.