Delphi Community Middle School

Student Book Reviews

Feb. 21, 2018

The Baby-Sitter's Club (graphic novel) by Raina Telgemeier

The Baby-Sitter's Club was started by a girl named Kristy Thomas. Kristy's best friends were Claudia, Kishi, and Mary Anne Spier. Kristy and her brothers each had a night to babysit their little brother, David Michael. Claudia and Mary Anne also babysit their siblings. That is when Mary Anne got the idea to start a babysitting club.

~Heidi (6th grade)

Dec. 4, 2017

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

This book is about a girl named Emily Hughes and her best friend. Sloane moved away for the summer without telling Emily where she was going. Emily has to figure out where she went with only a list of things to do. I liked this book because it was a great combination of humor, adventure, and a little bit of romance. It will keep you reading all night long and entertained for days.

~Emma (7th grade)

Nov. 20, 2017

Hunger Games-Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is 374 pages of brilliantly plotted suspense, action, and adventure. This novel takes place in the future located in the nation of Panem in North America. The main character is 16 year old Katniss Everdeen. The capital hosts an annual event called the Hunger Games. The rules are that one boy and one girl are selected from each of the twelve districts and have to fight to the death on live t.v. until there is one victor. I thought it was an amazing book and definitely recommend it for someone who is looking for a great book to read.

~Kayla (7th grade)

Nov. 17, 2017

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life As We Knew It is about a girl who is constantly fighting to survive. It is a science fiction, edge riding book. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. All the action and survival was amazing. Usually I don't like to read, but this I stuck with and got really into it. The stuff in the book could happen, but most likely won't. The situation that Miranda goes through would be rough, but kind of fun.

~Robert (7th grade)

Nov. 13, 2017

I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin

I recently read "I Lived on Butterfly Hill" by Marjorie Agosin. The genre is realistic fiction. The book is about an eleven year old girl named Celeste Marconi. Celeste is a really big dreamer. She lives peacefully on Butterfly Hill among neighbors and friends in the town of Valparaiso, Chile until one day when warships were found in the harbor. Then, schoolmates started disappearing without a word. Celeste has no clue what is happening, but she knows one thing--no one is safe, not anymore.

I believe that many people would enjoy this book, for I really did. This book is full of joy, adventure, and a little sadness. I really hope to see lots of people reading this fantastic book!

~Lily (6th grade)

Nov. 16, 2017

Tallstar's Revenge by Erin Hunter

A small little kit, named Tallkit is born to two tunnelers who want him to be a tunneler also. But sadly he is a moor runner and his father is angry about it. One day some rogues come along and after Tallpaw's dad dies in an accident, he hunts down the rogues to avenge his father's death. Along the way he meets a friend who teaches him an important life lesson. I recommend this book to whoever wants a good book with a lot of suspense and friendship between two cats from different places.

~Bailey (8th grade)

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale

Rapunzel lived in a castle and she lived with this woman named Gothel and she had black hair. Gothel was not Rapunzel's real mother at all. Rapunzel had red hair but Gothel did not.

Rapunzel wanted her real mother but she did not know where she was or who she was or what she looked like. She basically knew nothing.

I felt like Rapunzel needs her real mother. I feel like Rapunzel should have ran away before the guards got her real mother.

~Rachel (6th grade)

Nov. 3, 2017

Red Kayak by Patricia Cummings

genre: Young Adult Fiction

Three best friends, Digger, JT, and Brady live by the Corsica Rive in Maryland. One day, Brady's neighbor Mrs. DiAngelos and her son set out on the Corsica River in a red kayak before they leave town for a few days. But someone has drilled holes in the bottom of the kayak causing it to sink and with it, goes a life. Secrets will be released and friendships will be tested.

I loved this book because it kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. Along with how well written it is, I think others would like this book for the same reasons I do.

~Emily (7th grade)

Nov. 6, 2017

Pulse by Patrick Carman

The book's name suits the emotions it gives you. When I was at the beginning of this book, I did feel a bit lost although that was because I didn't know what the books was about. Pulse is an AMAZING book. I thin that the author did a great job. As Faith's friends keep leaving, Faith is put under the option of giving into peer pressure or following her own gut to join a "Utopian" society. I think that the book is a good combination of fiction in relation to real life decisions. I especially loved when Faith gained her independence once her parents left because it just went to more ultimate end consequences. When Faith discovered her powers, it almost made the draw to whether or not that was actually possible in real life. All in all, I think this book had very good real life decisions mixed with action/drama combinations.

~Bailey (8th grade)