The Wavering Werewolf: A Monsterrific Tale
The Unwilling Witch: A Monsterrific Tale (Monsterrific Tales)
If you are looking for a book that has a lot of chapters that are only a few pages long, then this is the book for you! It isn’t a big book and there are a couple black and white pictures throughout it also. It isn’t until halfway through the book that Angie realizes she just might actually be a witch and she has power. Now all she had to do was figure out how to use it and for good to prove she was really a good person and not bad. I am not sure if this is a book that is part of a series or not. It mentions her brother having been a vampire, but there wasn’t anything in the story about it. And I was confused a little why she gave out the power.
This was a fun book. I really liked Angie and her brother and how they tease each other. This book teaches about friendship, being nice, and overcoming bad situations. I would recommend this book to tweens who are looking for a quick book to read!
Plants vs. Zombies: Plant Your Path Junior Novel
Plant Your Path is for people who like to play the video game, “Plants versus Zombies.” Just like in the game, you have to defeat zombies by choosing which plants to plant so that the zombies won’t eat your brains. You start out with a pea shooter on your lawn. The book then asks the reader to choose between two different plants to plant next. The reader turns to the indicated page to find out what happens next and to make a new choice. There are 27 different endings based on the choices you make. In many of them, the zombies will eat your brains, but in some of them, you will save the day. The adventure includes Crazy Dave and many of your favorite plants and zombies.
I would recommend this book to all kids who play Plants versus Zombies. I don’t recommend it to kids who aren’t familiar with the game because it wouldn’t really make any sense. If you do play the game, it’s interesting and it is fun to make the choices to see what happens.
The League is about a boy named Wyatt Parker. He is picked on by bullies and ignored by girls, and he is tired of it. He decides his classmates would take him more seriously if he was to play football, but his parents think differently. They don’t want him to play football because they are concerned for his safety. They sign him up for golf camp, so that he can play in the father/son tournament. Aaron, his older brother, gives him an unexpected offer; if he ditches golf camp, he can come play in the “League of Pain”, which is the roughest and most secret league in the city. I give The League four and a half stars. The book ended a little more abruptly than I had anticipated and there were some parts that were a little confusing, but in the end, Wyatt had made new friends and his parents accepted his decision. His mom wasn’t happy about it, but in the end, Wyatt was happy and that is what mattered. It was a quick, enjoyable read for sports lovers and non-sports lovers alike.
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide is a very good book for helping you keep track of the characters in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. It is easy for me to forget which kits (kittens) belong to which cats. The illustrated pictures are so detailed I thought I was looking at a photo sometimes. I would recommend it for kids currently reading the series, as well as people who want to know more about it before starting. The free poster is a nice bonus! I would like it if the author made one for the Survivors series and one for the Seekers series as well. The guide was very detailed, and I felt more like I’m part of the stories than just reading about them in the books. I’m glad she added a map and map symbols as well as each cat’s clan. This makes it a helpful reference as you progress from book to book. I hope she continues the Warriors series. This would make an ideal Christmas or birthday gift!
Clueless McGee Gets Famous
This book is about a boy named PJ who is going to get famous. He is going to wear Junior’s hat. This boy does a lot of things in the book: “I think I’d be a huge help to the Secret Mission. Not only am I an amazing private eye, I’m also famous!” He goes to school and a recital and does a lot of other stuff, too. This book has pictures on every page like cartoons. It is funny to see the characters doing things like break-dance. There are funny parts in every chapter of this book. One of the best parts is when the main character says: “I sprang into action. As usual, I barely had time to think about what I was doing! Did I use ninja moves? Or break-dancing moves? Or something totally original?” This is a very long story. It is a book for big kids because it’s really long. It takes more than one day to read this book. I liked it because it has funny parts and lots of illustrations.