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Hatchet

hatchetTitle: Hatchet

Author: Gary Paulsen

Genre: Adventure, Survival, Fiction, Realistic

Rating:★★★★★

Alone. Secret. Bad luck.

The main character, Brian Robeson, has a big secret; a secret which he can’t tell anyone. The secret is, “A reason why his parents divorced.” He carries that awful, big secret by himself. He can’t tell anyone. No one.

One day, Brian rode a private airplane to meet his father. While riding the airplane, the pilot got a heart attack, which leaves Brian alone. He never flew an airplane, so he had nothing to do. HOPELESS. The engine was running out. Of course, he had to land the airplane, so he decided to crash into a lake. BOOM.

Brian was saved.  His body was not broken or hurt. However, he was alone in this wilderness. No human, no food. ALONE. He had never been in a place like this wilderness, so he wasn’t able to do anything. As the days passes, he learns many things. For example, he learns how to eat fishes and birds and how to cook them. He also makes a “friend.”

Alone until the end? Or not….

 This book is amazing!!! If you read this book, it feels like you are in that place, in that situation. From this book, you could learn many lessons: you have to try before doing something new and never give up. When I finished this book, I thought I want to be a person like Brian, who is always positive and never gives up.

I am telling you! You must read this book!!!

Bird, Elizabeth. “Top 100 Children’s Novels #23: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.” School Library Journal. N.p., 4 June 2012. Web. 19 Sept. 2013. <http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2012/06/04/top-100-childrens-novels-23-hatchet-by-gary-paulsen/&gt;.

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Daniel X Demons and Druids

daniel xTitle: Daniel X Demons and Druids

Author : James Patterson

Genre: Fiction

Rating:★★★★☆

Summary

Daniel an alien hunter from Alpar Nok, is trying to stop the third badest alien that is about to destroy the earth. A very dangerous  alien and a very dangerous alien. Daniel will fight beta, the bad fire alien. Daniel fights Beta for the first time and is in a dangerous situation with fire. Daniel has the power to create, like his friends and family. He also finds he can be capable of a new power. Time travel. Daniel escapes his dangerous situation by somehow traveling into the Dark ages. He somehow meets King Arthur and Merlin the Sorcerer. (from sword in the stone) . He battles beta then and beats him. But as he travels 1000 years later, he escapes the doom of fire. The night after  Daniel comes back, the final battle begins. Will Daniel beat up the third baddest alien on earth or will the battle be a failure? Read the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Daniel X series are really good books.I heve read the first three books (including this one) and they really  are entertaining to me. This book also can be a little funny too. I aslo sometimes think that the book has unexpecting scenes. I recommend this book to people that love to read books that are filled with action.

Bibliography: Sadler, Adam. “DanielX Demons and Druids.” Http://danielx.wikia.com/wiki/Daniel_X:_Demons_and_Druids_%28novel%29. N.p., 19 Sept. 2013. Web.

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CHOMP

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Title of the Book: CHOMP

Author: Carl Hiaasen

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Survival, and Adventure

Rate: ★★★★★

This book is about an adventure of the animal wrangler named Mickey Cray and his son, Wahoo cray. Their house is in the Everglades, like seriously. And they get a job for a survival TV show called Expedition Survival!. Their job was to lend their animals and keep Derek Badger, the “TV star” in Expedition Survival!, safe.

At the Cray’s house, terrible things happens. Derek Badger who thinks he could wrangle any animals like the Crays get chomped by the snapping turtle, a snake, and an Alice the alligator. Even though he got bit by the gator, the video that caught it was brilliant. So they went to the real Everglades to get a better video for the TV show.

Before going to the Everglades, the Crays went to the Walmart to buy food for the long survival trip. There they meet Tuna Gordon, a classmate of Wahoo. She had a bruised eye that was caused by her dad. Crays took her to the Everglades because if they left her there, she would get hurt again by her dad.

In the Everglades, Derek Badger get chomped by a bat and get disappeared in the swamp. Also, Tuna’s dad shows up with a gun…… Can anyone survive through the Everglades?

Image: “Carl Hiaasen’s Official Web Site.” Carl Hiaasen’s Official Web Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Sept. 2013. <http://www.carlhiaasen.com/book-detail.shtml?bid=4&gt;.

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The Hunger Games

Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzzane Collins

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Rate: ★★★★☆

200 years later from now, there was a huge dispute in the United States, and eventually turned into Panem, a country with a dictator controlling everything. And every year there is an event called The Hunger Games which a boy and a girl are randomly picked from each 12 districts. The ones who are picked are called the tributes, and they are supposed to fight to death in an arena that is completely controlled by the games-makers. They use weapons such as bows and arrows to kill each other.

Tributes from District 12 were Katniss and Peeta Mellark, a son from a bakery. At the interview of the tributes, Katniss gets most attention, wearing a dress that gets on fake fire. Also at the private training, she earns a score of 11 out of 12, the highest score of all tributes.

When tributes enter the arena, they find out the place is just like a forest. At the beginning, almost half tributes were dead, fighting over the only weapons and food available. Katniss and Peeta succesfully escaped from the deathly fights. Katniss went far into the forest, like Cinna told her. Peeta got allies with the tributes from districts 1, 2, and 3. Katniss face many attacks risking her life as 4 tributes come to kill her…

Comments: The Hunger Games is a hysterical New York Times bestseller, a USA Today Bestseller. This is one the greatest book I have read!

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Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Genre: adventure/mystery

Rate:★★★★★

Summary: This book is the story of the friendship of the boys. The main character Stanley Yelnats is a boy who was put into Camp Green Lake(but there is no lake) by the wrong judgment. At Camp Green Lake, boys who had done bad things, have to dig large holes all day long. The camp is in the center of the desert so there is no place to run away. Everyone dig the holes because the warden is looking for something. But what is hidden under the ground? Stanley is going to dig and finds out what it is.

This book was sometimes funny and sometimes makes me cry. It was interesting to read Stanley’s growing up, and how Stanley is going to notice a true friend. This book is realistic and easy to read and sometimes romance in it so I recommend to read this book.

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Hachet

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Author:Gary Paulsen

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Rate:★★★★★

This book is about Brain, a thirteen year old boy who get stranded. He was on a plane to go meet his parent. He receives a present from his mother which was a hatchet with a leather holder. He had no idea how much the hatchet would help him. The hatchet saved his life. For example, the hatchet made fire, made a houses, and many other things. If you want to know how he survived and if he survived, please read this book. Also, you should read this book if you like survival and adventure.


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QUAKE!

QUAKE!

Author: Joe Cottnwood

Genre: Friendship, Survival, Disaster

Rate: ★★★★☆

Summary & Review: This book is about three kids survive on their own in a disaster. Fourteen years old girl named Franny was playing with her old ex-best friend, Jennie. It had been long time since they last met. At first Franny was not sure that Jennie thinks they are still the “best friend” but when a big earthquake has occurred, their friendship has deepened. When the earthquake hits, their parents were out to the World Series of Soccer, so Franny, Jannie, and Franny’ little brother were only in the house. They were confused because they have to decide what to do all by their own.  I like this book because it is easy to read. Also I think this book is interesting because this book is focusing on a girl character even though most disaster story spotlight a man as a main character. I recommend this book to teenagers because it is written by teenage’s point of view.

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