Star Wars Rogue One Rebel Dossier
Disney Lucasfilm Press
Twins Jimmy and Stella live in a town called Wymore, where nothing exciting ever really happens. One morning they find an old note about an old machine called the ‘Hippomobile’, an old contraption that hasn’t worked for years. The twins decide to try to get it running again. Mabel’s Cafe, the only restaurant in town, is struggling to stay in business, and the twins think that maybe if they get it running they will get more business to come to the cafe and it will be able to stay open. With the help of their many grandmas and grandpas, they have many adventures, but will they get it running again?
This book was really funny and it had a lot of times where the twins were getting nowhere but they always figured out a way to do something. All the grandmas and grandpas were pretty funny too. My favorite grandparents were Grandpa Milton and Grandma Henrietta. Grandma Henrietta always won at playing checkers with Grandpa Milton, so Grandpa Milton always wanted a rematch. Finally Grandpa Milton got a book about checkers and won his first match! Then Grandma Henrietta wanted a rematch! I think everybody who likes mysteries and silliness will enjoy this book too.
Fer is struggling with her friendship with the Puck-boy, Rook. She keeps trying to be friends, but Pucks are known for being disloyal, and so far, that has proved true for Rook, too. But Fer can’t spend too much time worrying about their friendship because when she made the rulers of other kingdoms in the Faerieland swear to take off their evil ‘glamories’, she didn’t know the consequences that would have. Now, as the unfulfilled oaths are poisoning the land, Fer must find a way to save both her world and her friendship.
I wish there had been a little bit more explaining of the mythology, because I didn’t really understand that whole thing. But I liked the different worlds that Fer could travel to in the book, and the descriptive scenes of the lands. Fer was a very likeable character, and very creative and brave. Rook was very annoying; most thirteen-year-old boys are (especially in books)! I liked the solutions to the problems they had, and that Fer was always hoping for the best.
Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Young Star Pilot, Roan, was expecting a note accepting him to Pilot Academy where his father, brother had attended. All of his friends were going to Pilot Academy and he had his heart set on going too. But he’s gets a rejection letter instead. Roan is crushed! Instead, he’s invited to attend Jedi Academy. He figures that he’ll have to be a farmer instead of a pilot now, which is NOT cool at all. Unexpectedly, he gets an invitation to attend Jedi Academy. He thinks that Jedi Academy will be just like middle school but he’s wrong. It’s much, much harder! He meets Master Yoda, some light-saber wielding bullies and a few droids. He tries to keep up with his classmates but as hard as he tries, he just can’t do it. As if staring middle school wasn’t hard enough!
This book is written as Roan’s diary. Readers will enjoy all the comics and funny entries scattered all over the book. I thought this was a great book because it has lots of humor and action. It’s one of my favorite books, and I read it over and over.
Grave Images is a book about a girl named Bernie and the events that took place during her summer break. Her dad works crafting gravestones, while her mom stays in bed, battling depression. Once upon a time, Bernie’s family was happy – until a man named Abbot Stein comes and asks for work. People in the town start dying – all people whom have had their portraits etched by Mr. Stein. Will the mystery be solved or will people keep dropping dead like flies?
I loved Grave Images. It is a mystery book with romance at the most awkward times. The book was very funny and it felt like a ghost story you would hear around the campfire at summer camp. The author created characters that were very funny and while there were some characters I found annoying, I found myself missing them once they had died. There were a few parts of the story that were a little slow and hard to get through; it felt like there was a little bit of repetition;however a great story, and a happy ending, make this a five star book!
Sky Jumpers: Book 1
In the wreckage after World War III and its green bombs, small towns have emerged. Hope lives in just such a town, called White Rock. Unable to invent, as her town expects from all its citizens, Hope
struggles to fit in. Because of her lack of inventing skill, Hope chooses to invest more time in the other skills that she finds strength in, like sky jumping into the Bomb’s Breath, the toxic band of air left by the bombs. However, when bandits invade the town, seeking priceless antibiotics, Hope’s daredevil nature may just save her world
.A book so exhilarating, it could be compared to actual sky diving, this book had realistic characters, exciting plot and an interesting setting. Hope is a great protagonist whose perspective is often the same as the reader’s perspective on things. I like this because it makes the entire story seem possible. The content and vocabulary render the book friendly to all listeners, and the plot holds readers tight and does not let go till the end of the story. I gave it five stars for an immersive experience that included humor and action in a child-friendly manner.