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.
Billy was found in a box outside a police station as a baby. No one knew who his real family was. He was passed from place to place, but finally got an adoptive mother, who nagged him all the time. He was bullied at school for being so silent. But he had a special place, which gave him peace: the canal outside his house. The nature gave him a calm feeling, and he watched the kingfishers and owls. He saved a cygnat, who was being chased by a dog, and took care of 4 fox cubs after their mother was killed. But they were soon found out, and three out of four were killed. Billy and the last cub ran away to find a safer place for both of them. This book was so emotional, it drove me to tears. Yet somehow, I still love it.
Beauty Cookson’s name is rather ironic. She is a plain and timid girl. She is not ugly, but is in a posh school filled with posh girls who look down on her. Not only that, by she lives in fear of her father, who has a fearful temper, and is always scolding her for breaking his house rules. But Beauty’s mother is a different story. She is kind to her daughter, but is also timid, and also receives the father’s anger. One day, after a disastrous birthday party, they ran away with their belongings, to a seaside. Over there, things started going better for Beauty and her mother, and their luck changed. I actually read it a long time ago, when I was nine actually, but it only occured to me now to make a review, as it was really nice book.
Dragon Daughter is a book by Liz Flanagan. It is about a servent girl, Milla who witnessed a murder of a man, and ended up with four dragon eggs. She tried to keep her eggs safe, but they were soon found out by another servent, who told the master of the house. When the eggs hatched, the dragons bonded with her and her friends. She and her friends and dragons had to go and live in the home of the Duke, his wife, and son, who was also bonded with one of the four dragons and was the betrothed of Milla’s friend. At first they tried to keep their dragons, but soon it was found out, and people from all over the world came to see the dragons, because before that every one thought dragons were only myths. Milla also has another dilemma, trying to find out who her family were. This book was amazing, the cover was so beautiful, I was really caught by it.
(I had to download the cover pic online because I read this book in a library and don’t have a pic of the book.)
Crown of Feathers is a book by Nicki Pau Preto. It is a Fantasy book, and an amazing one at that. It is about a girl called Veronyka, and her sister Val. They are animagus, people who can understand animals better than regular humans. Animagus usually became phoenix riders, people who rode the sky on these magnificent birds. Veronyka’s greatest desire was to become one of them. Unfortunately, during the blood wars, the empire and the phoenix riders separated, and phoenix riders were thought to be destroyed. But Veronyka wouldn’t give up hope. When her sister came home with two phoenix eggs, only one hatched, and bonded with Veronyka, while Val was left alone. But her sister soon betrayed her, and Veronyka left to try to find phoenix riders. After finding them, she discovered they only allow boys to join their ranks. But Veronyka simply pretended she was a boy! This was an amazing fantasy read, full of vibrant feelings and emotion. It was powerful, and very beautiful. This book is now one of my favorites.
The ice Monster is a book about a ten year old orphan, Elsie, who escaped from a terrible orphanage. She lived in the street, sleeping in a tin bath and barely getting enough to eat. Over time she became a skilled thief, and was able to get some food into herself. She started sneaking into a museum, fascinated by the wonders she saw. When a dead baby mammoth was dug from the north pole, It was sent to the museum. Elsie wanted to see it, and made friends with an old woman who cleaned the museum, called Dotty. Wanting to help the mammoth, Elsie, Dotty, and a suspicious scientist work together to perform the impossible, bringing the creature back to life! This was a hilarious book filled with humour, and set in 1899.
Diary of an awesome friendly kid is a book by Jeff Kinney, the author of the hilarious wimpy kid series. In this book, it’s not Greg doing the writing. It’s his best friend Rowley! In this book, Rowley writes about his experiences with Greg, their sleepovers, their arguments, drama, and most importantly, comedy! He writes how Greg didn’t like him copying his idea, how his grandpa came back to life to haunt him, the time Greg helped him, their first sleepover, their double sleepover, and much more!I think this book was hilarious! I liked the second book which came out out !
Charlie and the chocolate factory is about a little boy called Charlie Bucket. Charlie’s family was very poor, and they can barely get enough to eat. Not to mention, he was living with all his grandparents, as well as his parents. So between the seven of them, they didn’t get much food. Charlie only tasted chocolate once a year on his birthday.However, his house was near the most famous chocolate factory in the world, owned by mr. Willy Wonka, and that was torture for charlie. When the news came that 5 children will be allowed in that factory, the doors in which no one has gone in for 10 years, Charlie wanted to win, even though he new there was no chance. This is a very cheerful story, made by a famous author. It was funny and heart warming too. I enjoyed it a lot.
The Rithmatist is a book written by Brandon Sanderson. It is a story about a teenage boy, who wants to be a Rithmatist. Unfortunately, his chance had passed eight years ago. Still, that doesn’t stop his admiration for there work. A Rithmatist can create living 2 dimensions, to protect people against wild chalklings. But soon, people started disappearing. Usually Rithmatists. They are kidnapped at night, leaving drops of blood. Asked by a professor who is investigating to help him, Joel and his friend Melody, had made an unexpected discovery which will change their life forever. This was a very exciting book, I can’t wait for the second book to come out!
The Earth Dragon Awakens is a book circling the san Francisco earthquake of 1906. This earthquake was 38 years after the last one, and people had started forgetting what it was like. This is a story about two young boys, Henry and Chin, who are very good friends. These characters are fictional, but the events were what really happened. The earthquake was joined by a huge fire, destroying a lot of the city. But in the end of the book, they were eager to start again, building new houses. It was very brave, especially as they also helped other people who were escaping san Francisco. This book was filled with action and hope. The only problem was, it was a bit short. Only around a hundred pages. Still, I enjoyed reading it.