Bistro Book Club

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Girl Underwater by Claire Kells

Tim  J., 14
Claire  Kells
Girl  Underwater
Dutton 2015

  In  GIRL  UNDERWATER  two  teens  who  were  in  a  plane  crash  struggle  to  survive  in  the  wilderness  with  three  todlers  they  rescued.  But  the  days  are  getting  colder  and  food  is  running  out,  and  soon  they  start  to  wonder  if  help  will  ever  come.

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.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton

Hope, 14
Dave Shelton
Thirteen Chairs
David Fickling Books 2015

      Thirteen Chairs, Thirteen Stories, an eerie, old house, and a curious boy named Jack.  In Thirteen Chairs you will find a rushing read with a good deal of excitement and a fair bit of fear. The unearthly novel will appeal most to those with a darker sense of adventure and a will to learn the ending.  I thought the book was extremely interesting. I enjoyed it but don't often read this type of story, and would not read it again. I am however very glad I read it, and would recommend it to anyone who likes to hear of 'ghosts.'

Rating: 3 Readable

Friday, May 29, 2015

Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers

Tim  J., 14
Kate  Kae  Myers
Inherit  Midnight
Bloomsbury   2015

  In  this  book  the  charecters  give  good  examples  of  the  virtues,  courage,  strengh,  and  humility.  I  would  recomend  this  book  for  anyone  who  liked  the  39  clues  series  or  likes  adventure  storys.

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, May 28, 2015

The Eternal City by Paula Morris

Karissa, 17
Paula Morris
The Eternal City
Point-Scholastic 2015

This book had a very intruiging concept; however, it was not executed very well. I did not enjoy the main character, nor any of the other cast. Additionally, the depictions and language of modern highschoolers was way off. I felt like I was reading about a group of middle schoolers. There was also a nickname of POTUS, that was used for one of the teachers in the novel, which got very annoying. Given these points, the book was exciting when it reached its climax-unfortunately, that wasn't until the last quarter of the book.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Eden West by Pete Hautman (2 reviews)





JoAnna, 17
Pete Hautman
Eden West
Candlewick 2015

This book was wonderful and had a great story line that is unlike most. It keeps the reader interested. The only down side is that it is a little difficult to follow in the beginning. Despite that it's  definitely worth the read.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Skye, 14
Pete Hautman
Eden West
Candlewick Press 2015

This book was interesting at first as the characters were introduced and as you learn more about the characters it gets more fun but over time the plot wasn't all that fresh it was dull and not engaging and in the end it's not a complete type book but it was a good book I guess.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Cut Me Free by J. R. Johansson

Tim  J., 14
J.  R.  Johansson
Cut  Me  Free
Farrar  Straus  Books 2015

  I  liked  the  story  behind  this  book  but  not  the  way  it  was  written.  I  think  if  this  book  had  been  written  differently  it  would  be  much  better.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Rebels of the Lamp by Peter Speakman and Michael Galvin

Alejandro, middle school student
Peter Speakman and
Michael Galvin
Rebels of the Lamp
Hyperion 2015

Rebels of the lamp explains parker finds a lamp that will help him through out his journey.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book