The Extraordinary Education Of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart
Rating: Excellent! (5)
Nicholas Benedict isn't like other nine-year-old children. He has an extraordinary gift! He is a genuis! After the brilliant orphan is put in a dreary orphanage, Rothschild End (more commonly called Childs End) he discovers a mystery that needs to be solved! Finding friends (and enemies) in unlikeyly places, Nicholas is surely to remember these months at the orphanage for the rest of his life!
This is another great mystery book! It tells the tale of four friends who live in the same neighborhood. There is this creepy old guy that lives near them, too. One day, something odd happens to him, and they help him out. There is a little romance in it, too.
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms: magic, mystery, and a very strange adventure by Lissa Evans
Rating: Good (4)
This is a good book for mystery lovers out there! When Stuart and his family move to England over the summer, he is bored. He also gets into some mischief. An excellent book about a boy who finds out stuff from his mysterious uncle.
Amy is frozen. She is one of the 100 people cryogenically frozen and stuck on board of the Godspeed. Godspeed is a huge space ship that is heading for another planet, but whose journey will take 300 years. Also on board are 2000 other unfrozen passengers. Amy is violently awakened early and is in denial. Elder is a young teen boy who is being groomed to become the leader of the ship. Soon after Amy is awakened other frozens are also murdered. Elder and Amy are then wrapped up in the mystery of murder, but not without some twists on the way!
Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, And Algebra by Wendy Lichtman
Rating: Good (4)
What should you do if you know about a possible murder? Well, just ask Tess. She knows all about this stuff. Her mom's friend's wife died in their very own car. Trying to use mathematics to solve the equation to the death, she learns that math can result in many different solutions. Trusting people is hard for Tess in this book. Having to courage to go behind her mom's back for good, she tells few people about the murder that may be able to help. What equation will be the right equation?
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman is about a boy named Brewster with a huge secret. The first part of the book is laid out like a mystery novel, in which twins Tennyson and Bronte befriend Brewster and try to figure out his secret. The second half is about what happens after Brewster and his brother come to live at their house. The characters bothered me a lot. Even if they are child geniuses, which they're clearly not, there's no way they could have had some of the incredibly deep thoughts they do. Brewster's sections of the book are written in the form of poetry, implying the unlikely idea that he thinks like that all time. There's also an overbearing amount of foreshadowing building up to the dramatic end. I'd recommend this book for anyone in middle school on up who is looking for an easy, but enjoyable read and willing to abandon logic.
Until the End by Christopher Pike is one BIG book containing three stories: The Party, The Dance, The Graduation. The first story, The Party, started out kind of slow. It just told about their normal days at school, though there were a few good parts. Towards the end it finally got better, because the night of the party finally arrived. The party had been going pretty good, even with one fight. It suddenly ended when the few remaining guests heard a gunshot. They raced upstairs and found the hostess of the party, Alice, laying on the floor with a gun in her mouth and a pool of blood surrounding her. Alice's death was deemed a suicide. This first story ends with Alice's funeral. The other two books are about the homecoming dance and their graduation. Everyone else just assumes that the police were right when they called Alice's death a suicide, but to her friend Michael some things in the case just don't add up. Will Michael be able to prove that Alice was murdered? Will everyone else even be able to survive this school year? Read Christopher Pike's Until the End to find out.
The Christopher Killer is an exciting mystery about forensic science. This series of books are about Camreyn Mahoney and her dream of going into forensics. With her dad being the coroner of the small town of Silverton, Colorado there is a lot of death in there house but Cameryon is so used to it it dosn't affect her at all, but her Mamaw on the other hand is diffrent she says Cameryon shouldn't be involved in such dark things. Luckily Cameryon's dad dosn't think the same way and lets her go on her first case with him. Cameryon goes to a motel where the victoms body is and meets the new Deputy the deputy her father hates so much for some unknown reason. After Cameryon sees her first dead body that has been in a bath tub for a couple of days she runs outside to throw up. After doing so she turns sround to see the deputy behind her! The next day Cameryon gets to school but has to leave quickly after, Cameryon gets a call from her dad reporting there has been a murder! Cameryon quickly makes her way to the scene of the crime and later discovers that the victom of this homicide is a girl she knows! Now on the case Cameryon is determind to find the person that killed her friend. Could it be the cute new deputy? Maybe Freaky Adam? Or possibaly Dr. Jewel? To find the answer read The Christopher Killer By:Alane Ferguson