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Plague
by Michael Grant

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Plague by Michael Grant is the fourth book in the six-novel Gone series. Reading the first three books of the series would be helpful in understanding this book, but if not then there is a decent explanation that you can use to infer what happened. After all the adults and electricity disappeared from Perdido Beach, the children managed to survive hunger and a series of lies. Now what strikes them is plague. An extremely contagious and fatal disease is spreading through the town and wreaking havoc everywhere it goes. Without adults or medicine, the children are left scrambling for what to do. The choices and decisions they have to make in this novel are what makes it a must-read and I would recommend this novel to children of all age groups because it shows how quickly these former-children had to mature into adults when society fell apart.

Wonder
by Rj Palacio Books

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I would definitely recommend this book for anyone. This book is about a kid who is going to middle school for the first time ever after getting homeschooled his entire life. For him going to a new school was extremely difficult and different because he was born with facial differences. This made it very hard for him to fit in and it caused a lot of problems. It tool a lot of time for his friends to finally accept him. This is definitely a good read. Wonder has a very great theme and is a very good book for children and teens.

Batman meet the superheroes
by Michael Teitelbaum

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Batman gets help from Wonder Woman and Superman to fight the evil dragon in Gotham city.

The Lost Hero
by Rick Riordan

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A book full of fantastic characters and a great plot! It was really fun to read about Jason, Leo, Piper, and their adventures! Though I miss Percy, and we haven't gotten much Annabeth in this one, it was still a great read!

The Bane Chronicles
by Cassandra Clare

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The Bane Chronicles consists of a series of novellas about a character from The Mortal Instruments, which is one of my favorite series. I was expecting a lot from this book because of the content that Clare has consistently brought in her previous books. To my surprise, it definitely disappointed me a little. Although some of the novellas intrigued me, many others failed to keep my interest. The idea of creating a book about a mysterious character from the series was a great idea, but I felt like the majority of the stories provided left me unsatisfied or uninterested. Despite my mild dislike for this book, I continue to love Clare's series as a whole.

Five Feet Apart
by Rachael Lippincott

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Five feet apart is a story about a 17 year old Stella who has cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes her lungs to fill up with fluid. Her life is full of routines and boundaries, all of which is put to a test when she meets Will Newman. Will is also a cystic fibrosis patient which means they must maintain a safe distance between them. The only thing that Will Newman wants to be in control for is getting out of this hospital and go see the world. He doesn’t care about this treatment or his fancy new clinical trial. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety, but more like a punishment. I thought this book was amazing. It took me only two days to read before I just couldn’t put the book down. It is a really heart touching book. I think this book wasn’t just a love story, but a story of struggle and true commitment. It tells me how everything is just not about touch and the real meaning of loving enough is to let go.

Song Of The Abyss
by Makiia Lucier

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Song of the Abyss was honestly a roller coaster of emotions for me. I found the book to be extre

I'll Give You The Sun
by Jandy Nelson

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I first read this book about five years ago and absolutely loved it for various reasons, declaring it one of my favorite books. So this summer I decided to revisit this book to see if it stood the test of time and it did. This book centers around the lives of a set of twins, Noah and Jude, who were once really close but due to circumstances, which we learn later in the book, they soon begin to drift apart. One thing that I love about this book is that the story of the twins is told in their point of view from different points of their lives. With Jude, her point of view is in the future when they are a couple of years older after the event that drew them apart. And Noah's point of view is told before the event happened. I think this was excellent doing on Nelson's part because it helps us readers understand the story better and lets us appreciate it more. I also loved how the characters in this book were not one dimension and actually had some depth to them and were well described. While I can go on about all of the things that I loved about this book my last point that I am going to make is how much I just loved the story. When first reading this book it was something that I have never seen before, and to this day it is still something that I have never seen before and I can appreciate it not being something cliche but original. With that being said I would 10/10 recommend this book to anybody, not just because it's my favorite book, but because the story is something that is worth reading.

Scythe
by Neal Shusterman

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Scythe is about people being chosen as scythes, who are the only ones who can end lives. Other than that, people are immortal, unless killed by scythes. This book follows Citra and Rowan on their journeys to becoming scythes. I enjoyed reading this book because I enjoy dystopian books the best. I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone who is deeply interested in the dystopia “realm”.

Becoming Dr. Q My Journey From Migrant Farm Worker To Brain Surgeon
by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

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"Becoming Dr.Q," is a phenomenal book that is able to portray the journey many immigrants have to take to become respected individuals in society. Quinones, now an internationally renowned neurosurgeon, was able to pour all his feelings and thoughts into the pages of a book, grabbing the attention of those who want to read about persistence and hard work. The purpose of this book was to not only thank the family and friends that allowed Dr.Q to get to where he is in life today, but to describe the hardships that come with starting a new life in a foreign country with little to no resources. While Quinones has written various other books on more in-depth science and neurosurgery topics, this one highlights the journey he took starting with crossing the fence, ending with getting married, having kids, and being able to solve the kaliman maneuver. Readers can take numerous ideas and morals from "Becoming Dr.Q," but the principal one is to never give up. Though generic, to succeed in anything, it's important to keep a positive mindset and look ahead at all times. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a motivational boost or to anyone taking a big next step.


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