Title: Legend

Author: Marie Lu

352 Pages

Genre: Science Fiction. Adventure/survival, Romance

Date read: April 2019 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: When a Day steals medicine that he badly needs for his little brother, he crosses paths with a June’s older brother. June is a rich girl born into the military circles. Day is the most wanted criminal in the country. When June goes undercover to find more about the mysterious criminal Day, she finds that he’s not what he seems….

5 stars

Review: I gave this book a 5 star rating because I thought this book was so well done. It had science fiction in it, but not too much. It had relatable characters, and mystery to it as well. It had two main characters that you come to care about. I liked the combination of mystery, science fiction, and adventure/survival. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a trilogy to get hooked on to. I couldn’t put this book down!

The Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Title: The Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Author: Chris Grabenstein

288 pages

Genre: Realistic fiction

Date read: March 2017 (Fourth Grade)

Synopsis: Kyle Keeley has loved games his whole life, so, naturally, he’s ecstatic when his favorite game creator, the bazillionaire, Mr. Lemoncello, opens his new library in the town. He also is letting twelve 12 year olds play his latest game. All he has to do is write an essay. If Kyle can get into the game and win it, it’ll change his life!!

5 stars

Review: I really liked this book mostly because of all the book references used. It was really nice when I understood the reference. I also liked the characters. I can find someone in my life who is similar to any character in the book. The book also made me feel really good when I finished. It made me feel like anything was possible. I would recommend this book to anyone who truly enjoys reading and has read a lot of books.

The Neptune Project

By Polly Holyoke

352 pages

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure/survival

Date read: August 2017 (Fifth Grade)

Synopsis: Teenage Nere Hanson is living a normal life in the future, where global warming is a huge problem. She finds out that her body has been altered so that she can survive under the waves. Suddenly, her past all begins to make sense. Her life has been leading up to this journey. Nere and two others set off to find a colony of kids that are like them, genetically altered to live under the sea. Her journey will change her life forever.

5 stars

Review: I gave this book a 5 star rating because I really enjoyed all of the twists and turns that these kids encountered. I also enjoyed all of the reveals about what was going on, since that added a lot to the book. The book kept surprising me, and I could hardly ever tell what was going to happen. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, or the ocean!

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

374 pages

Genre: Adventure/survival, Science Fiction

Date read: September 2018 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen’s little sister Prim is selected to go to the Hunger Games. Katniss bravely volunteers to go in Prim’s place. She parts from her home, District 12, and leaves for the Capitol. She goes through training for the games with the other tributes, and Haymitch, a past victor. Katniss’s plan is simple. Win the games, and go home. But little does she know, that the games will be much harder then she ever imagined.

4 stars

Review: I gave this book a 4 star rating because the plot was very intriguing, and I loved the excitement in the book. It was also interesting to see Katniss changing throughout the book. My only problem with the book was that it was a bit slow in the beginning. I was just about to give up when it got interesting. You can make many connections between this book and our world today. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a dystopian novel, something well known, or just something interesting to read over the weekend.


By Scott Reintgen

384 pages

Genre: Adventure/survival, science fiction

Date Read: February 2019 (Sixth Grade)

Synopsis: A poor teenage boy along with nine others from all over the world are chosen by Babel Communications to go to space to mine a substance called nyxia. The kids are put on a ship to the planet Eden. On the journey there, the kids are trained to use, and mine the substance nyxia. The kids learn on board the ship that they must earn their right to go to Eden. If they get there, it means HUGE paychecks and free healthcare for the whole family. If not, they return to earth with pocket change. How well they complete their tasks earns them points which will determine whether they go to Eden or not.

5 stars

Review: I give this book five stars because it had the right level of mystery, adventure, survival, and fantasy. It was interesting, and hooked me from the very start. It had a lot of relatable situations, and heart gripping scenes as well. It was very easy to finish because it was so addicting. Part of what made it interesting for me was that there were a lot of characters that were fun to keep track of. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes science fiction, or dystopian novels.