Bistro Book Club

Thursday, August 27, 2015

13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt



Tim  J., 15
Leo  Hunt
13  Days  of  Midnight
Candlewick 2015

 In  this  book  we  see  the  virtues  of  love,  responsibility,  and  courage,  all  thrown  into  the  story  of  a  young  boy  whose  father  has  just  died,  leaving  him  an  inhertitance  of  6  million  dollars.  But  soon  after  signing  for  it  he  sees  strange  men  following  him,  and  soon,  finds  them  within  his  own  home.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When (2 reviews) (prepub edition titled Death Date) by Victoria Laurie

Mekenzie,
Victoria  Laurie
Death Date
Hyperion 2015

One of the things I really like about this book is the suspense and the mystery. I also really liked how the author gave great evidence pointing toward a different person. The author portrayed Madalyn as being on her own as her world crashed down around her. I felt like the book was an easy and fast read that made me want to read more. I found nothing that I didn’t like about this book just that I hope the author comes out with another.
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Tim  J., 14
Victoria  Laurie
When  (prepub edition titled Death Date)
Hyperion 2015

   Wow.  Death  Date  is  a  page  turner  with  a  great  plot.  Most  books  with  serial  killers  I  know  who  it  is  right  away  but  this  book  kept  me  guessing  and  guessing.  This  book  is  great  and  I  loved  it.  For  anyone  who  likes  fast  paced  and  exciting  books,  I  recommend  this  book  in  an  instant.  

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Chasing Forgiveness by Neal Shusterman



Tim J., 15
Neal  Shusterman
Chasing  Forgiveness
Simon & Schuster 2015

I  really  liked  this  book  we  learn  about  hatred,  love, the  difference  between  the  two,  and  what  it  takes  to  forgive  someone  who  has  wronged  you.  Loved  it!  Kept  me  going  24  hours  straight!


Rating 5: Hard to imagine a better book

The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet

Tim  J., 15
Mal  Peet
The  Murdstone  Trilogy
Candlewick 2015

   I  did  not  like  this  book  very  well.  both  the  story  and  how  it  was  written  just  did  not    intreg  me.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt (2 reviews)

Daniel, 17
Gary  D.  Schmidt
Orbiting  Jupiter
Houghton  Mifflin  Harcourt 2015

Orbiting Jupiter is an excellent and touching story about duty and what is important to us. The main character gets a foster brother who is separated from the two people that mean more to him than anyone else in the world: his true love and his daughter, Jupiter. The foster brother thinks that it is the most important thing in the world to see his baby daughter. At school his new brother is bullied and an outcast but the more he learns about him, the more their brotherly love grows. This is an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone, especially someone looking for hope.

     This book is written so that the characters seem real and the events feel like they are really happening. It is definitely the best book I have read this year!
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Tim  J., 14
Gary  D.  Schmidt
Orbiting  Jupiter
Houghton  Mifflin  Harcourt 2015

  In  ORBITING  JUPITER  a  young  man  come  to  live  with  a  family  on  a  farm,   the  family  doesn't  know  much  about  him  exept  he  almost  killed  a  teacher  and  he  has  a  daughter  he  has  never  met.  Soon  they  come  to  love  him  as  if  he  was  there  family  but  he  still wants  to  find  his  real  one.  Great  story!  shows  the  true  value  of  a  family's  love!

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

I  would  like  to  be  in  the  drawing  for  this  book  at  the  end  of  the  year.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Con Academy by Joe Schreiber

Nehemiah, 14

Joe Schreiber
Con Academy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

It's a good book, kept me on the edge of my seat, the end was great and unexpected.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

An Inheritance Of Ashes by Leah Bobert

Tim  J., 15

Leah  Bobert
An  Inheritance  Of  Ashes
Houghton  Mifflin  Harcourt 2015

  In  AN  INHERITANCE  OF  ASHES  a  young  women  and  her  sister  are  struggling  to  get  by  on  there  family  farm.  the  two  of  them  working  50  acres  and  her  sister  is  pregnent.  But  then  a  veteran  from  the  war  comes  looking  for  work.  But  soon  after  he  arrives  so  do   creatures  from  the  war  that  bring  nothing  but  destruction.  

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book