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NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Art Geeks And Prom Queens by Alyson Noel

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Art Geeks And Prom Queens  by  Alyson Noel

Art Geeks and Prom Queens is a book about how one girl moves and changes a whole school by her actions. Right away, the popular group looks interested in how she looks and acts, though she is pretending to be a popular girl. During the whole course of the story, she is trying to become liked while helping how the students of the school act. There are surprises and you will never want to put the book away. A mixture of romance and lifestyles are stirred up in this book. I hope you enjoy this book as much as me.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Mutation by Robin Cook

Rating: Just Okay (3)

Mutation  by  Robin Cook

We read this book for our biology class. All I can say is that the book won't be making my top ten any time soon- or even my top hundred. In fact, it's not making my top anything. The book was really confusing. When it got scientific, you pretty much just had to hold on for the ride and accept that you're dumb. The characters all had some serious issues- they either had no conscience whatsoever, which was extremely creepy, or were weak and selfish.The plot was mildly entertaining but very predictable. I could tell you what was going to happen in the next chapter at every stage of the book, and I'd figured out the "big mystery" about six pages into the book. So basically, please don't read it, unless you are super desperate for extra credit, and even then, consider whether you can just live with your grade before you make a monumental mistake and read the book.

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Mutation by Robin Cook

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NOVEMBER 29, 2011
Gone by Michael Grant

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Gone  by  Michael Grant

So Gone is about a group of teenagers, toodlers, and babies having to survive on their own without any government or food. To schools will collide and enimies will be made from the very start. You may ask how can the teens survive and how will they be able to not have wars? Well you have to find out. There are twists and turns along the way. So this book is a must read to everybody. There is also so romance and sci- fi. This book is a must read and a page turner. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and alos this is a series.

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Gone by Michael Grant

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NOVEMBER 15, 2011
With Or Without You by Brian Farrey

Rating: Excellent! (5)

With Or Without You  by  Brian Farrey

This book is simply amazing. It has so many twists in it that I was kept on edge the entire time. It was rather exciting, I couldn't stop reading it till the climax of the end. However the characters did have a sad story, it described the life of two gay best friends and their lives, and how secrets can tear friendships apart, and ruin relationships altogether. The book was positively amazing. I would recommend it to all reader.

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With Or Without You by Brian Farrey

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NOVEMBER 15, 2011
The Power Of Six by Pittacus Lore

Rating: Excellent! (5)

The Power Of Six  by  Pittacus Lore

This book rocked! "The Power of Six" brought back the same characters everybody loved from "I am Number Four" (That's Sam, John Smith, and Number Six for those of you that haven't read "I am Number Four") with some really cool new ones. While it flips between the story of Marina, trying to develop her Legacies in Spain, and John Smith, trying to stay alive in Tenessee, the book reveals some of the mysteries I was dying to find out about, while adding new questions to the mix. There's betrayal, romance, kick-butt fight scenes, and all that good stuff. This book is a definite "have to read". Just make sure you have a few days off before you start it, because once you begin reading you just can't put the book down! "The Power of Six" is one of those non-disappointing sequels that leaves you cursing the author for not bringing the next book out soon enough. It's awesome-tastic!

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The Power Of Six by Pittacus Lore

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NOVEMBER 1, 2011
New Blood by Peter Mcphee

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Callum experiences Rick and their bully gang on his first day of school. He soons discovers a new blog a student at school made posting everything that the "new" kid does that catches every ones attention. Callum than starts to talk with Cindy and soon figures that she has a very strict and bad dad after he slapped her due to the cause that she went out with boys. Rick's gang than jumps Callum the next day of school and they are stopped by Rick. Rick and Callum are soon called aboard school by the school police to discuss their problems. Callum denies everything. After the conversation Rick tells Callum to stay away from Cindy because she had a tough time growing up and her doesn't want to make it worse for her. Callum understands but soon falls in love with Cindy. Cindy soon had major problems with her dad. Callum wanted to do something about it so he got his dad and older brother to speak up but Cindy's mom steps up and says they are okay and are just having an argument. Callum and Rick really wanted to help Cindy but they feared they'd make it worse for her. Rick and Callum finally decides to tell the Police about it and they claim they have had reports about their family but Cindy's mom always denies and says they're just arguing. Rick and Callum gets really frustrated until one day in school their school officer calls them in to ask questions. Rick and Callum knows it is about Cindy. The officer lets them know that Cindy is away from her father and that he is arrested for hitting his wife. When Callum got home he was terribly worried for Cindy. Cindy soon calls and asked to meet him and Rick. They meet up and have a bad argument and Rick is stabbed by Tyler, Callum's friend. Callum finally has had it and tells them exactly how they were acting and he walks away with a positive attitude.

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