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Conceal, Don’t Feel

Conceal, don’t feel is a book by Jen Calonita. Almost everyone has heard of the movie Frozen, which young fans enjoyed watching on the big screen. Not to mention Frozen 2, released around 2019. This book is an alternate version of the beloved movie. Imagine if Anna and Elsa didn’t know each other. How will their story turn out? What would change, and what would stay the same? Elsa, the future queen of Arendelle, holds a lot of responsibility and expectations over her head. Yet, she always felt that a crucial part of her was missing. And when her parents died unexpectedly, lost in sea, Elsa’s powers started appearing. Not only that, but she started getting flashbacks, memories which she couldn’t remember happening, and all of them, included a red-headed girl. Olaf was formed, still remembering Anna, and Elsa desperately started searching for answers. Anna, on the other hand, lived in a town called Harmon, with her adopted parents in a bakery. She couldn’t remember a chunk of her life, and yet, she always felt that Arendelle was calling her, reaching out towards her. After a disastrous coronation, when the folk of Arendelle found about Elsa’s, power, Elsa ran to the mountains, acting her famous ‘Let it go’ scene, just no singing this time. And Anna, after hearing what happened in Arendelle, started getting her memory back, piece by piece. Companied with a talkng snow man, a reindeer called Sven, and Kristof, she set out to find the truth. This book was amazing. The author changed the events, but still managed to keep it true to his original form. Even though a lot of things changed, some parts didn’t. For example, Anna was still chasing after Elsa, winter still surrounded Arendelle, the Duke of Weselton (weasel town) was still overbearing, and Hans was still a snake (metaphorically speaking of course). And the famous ‘Anna punching Hans’ scene still made me smile.

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The Bed And Breakfast Star by Jacqueline Wilson

The bed and breakfast star is about a girl called Elsa. This book is about herself, her life, her family (including her stepfather, Mack the Smack), and the Royal hotel. Her family lost money, and had to go to that dreadful place. But, amidst it all, Elsa kept her sense of humor by her side, and released a never-ending torrent of jokes. She also made a few friends, a brainy girl named Naiome, and a rude boy who she calls ‘funny-face’. Elsa was never appreciated for her remarkably loud voice, but when a fire burst out, it was her voice which saved the day. This book was a really funny, plus, also had a variety of jokes.

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The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games is a trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The first book is simply called “The Hunger Games”. The series is young adult dystopian series. It is about a teenage girl, called Katniss Everdeen. Every year, two people -one boy, one girl- from each district are selected to participate in the Hunger Games, an event which makes the competitors fight to survive. One year, Katniss’s sister, Primrose Everdeen was selected, but Katniss volunteered to take her place, which was allowed. The other person selected was Peeta Mellark. Their district was district 12, which did not have many winners. Haymitch Abernathy had survived the games, and became alcoholic. He was also their guide. They had to endure many problems before, during, and after the games. This book was really tense, and exciting. It had the feel of thrill in every page.

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The Maze Runner

The Maze runner is a novel by James Dashner. It is a sci-fi young adult book. The proganist in this novel is a teen boy, who has lost all his memory, apart from his name; Thomas.The setting is really suspenseful, and some characters talk in unknown slang.There are a few new terms in the book, which are explained later on. The protagonist, Thomas, turns up in a mysterious place, with no idea of how he got there. He soon found out that he and other guys were sent there with their memories erased. This place was called the Glade. It was surrounded by concrete walls, which shut every night. Behind the walls, there is a huge labyrinth maze, which is patrolled by monsters called grievers. The glader’s mission was to survive, and solve the maze and escape. When a mysterious girl turn up to the glade, half dead, and seemed to know Thomas, the other gladers started suspecting him, thinking that he is a spy sent by the ‘Creators’. The fact tha the girl (Theresa) and Thomas could talk in each other’s mind. But, when the sun disappears, and the gates which both protect and confine the gladers stopped closing, allowed grievers to enter the glade. This led tragedy and deaths. This book was very interesting, and filled with awesome science. I totally recommend it!

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The Diamond Girls by Jacqueline Wilson

The Diamond Girls is a book about a family of four girls, and a mother who is getting another child. But the girls aren’t sisters. They are half sisters. All of them are by different fathers. The story is told by the youngest, Dixie Diamond. They used to live in an apartment, but moved to a house, to make room for the next Diamond. But the house was nothing like they thought it was. It was old, and damaged. But Dixie still tried to help her mother set the house. The oldest, Martine, wasnt happy, and ran away. The sisters didn’t get along really well. The second oldest, Jude, always got in a lot of fights., While the third daughter, Rochelle, was very girly. When the child was born, the mother said it was a boy. But Dixie discovered otherwise. This book was a combination of funny, emotional, and a bit sad.

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Click’d

Click’d is a book by Tamara Ireland Stone. A girl called Allie Navarro was chosen to enter an app contest, with the app she made: Click’d. Click’d is a friendship game, everyone has a leaderboard, which shows people who they have closest in common with, so they can make friends fast. But the leaderboard doesn’t show the people straight away. When someone starts the game, it’s empty, and they have to find the people. If someone is close, the screen lights up green, and there is a bloop sound. Is that person is even more close, it lights up yellow, and there are two bloops. And if it’s in a range of 50 meters, it turns red and there are three bloops. Then the games shows a hint of the person their finding, by sending a picture from that person’s instagram. When this game spreads through the school, it was a hit, and Allie was confident she would win the contest, and also beat her archenemy, Nathan, whose game was also chosen. But then things started going wrong, and she finds a glitch. She has to fix this glitch before the contest, which is only in a few days! This book was very interesting and exciting, there is also a sequel: Swap’d.

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City of wishes: A Cinderella Retelling

City of Wishes is a series by Rachel Morgan, retelling the old story of Cinderella. In this world, there are four major races: Fairies, the strongest, vampires, shifters, and humans. Elle is a human, the lowest of the low, living with her stepmother and two stepsisters, who are fairies. The stepmother had enslaved Elle after her father died, just like the whole world enslave humans, simply because humans didn’t have magic. Elle has magic, though not magic which is known about: she can erase memories. Her stepmother knows this full well, and uses Elle in her schemes to get money. Elle also uses her ability to get essence, so she could buy a wish, and set herself free. She is not just doing it for herself, also for her younger stepsister, who lives in fear of her mother’s punishments. This series has six books in it, each filled with magic and fantasy. Just like in the original story of Cinderella, there is a stepmother, a godmother, and a prince charming.

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Cappachinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse

Cappachinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse is a book by harper lin. It is the first book in A Cape bay Cafe Mystery series. Francesca just moved back to Cape bay, because her mother had died. She left her job in new york, and took over her mother’s cafe. One day, when she was walking home early from work, she took a shortcut, and came across her neighbor’s corpse. At first, she did not even know he was dead, but when she came closer to him, she realised and quickly called the police. The man’s son, Mateo, was very upset and sorrowful. He was also Fran’s childhood friend, and she decided to help him. After falsely acusing someone, the case got even more dangerous, and it was clear that someone was after her and Mateo. This book was filled with mystery and suspense, and I enjoyed reading it.