This story is about a girl named if Stella Rodriguez. She is grieving her father’s death. One stormy evening she comes upon a lonely black hole, but when she yells at it, it runs away and begins to destroy her city. Meanwhile, her mom gets a new golden puppy. But, there is one problem – the black hole loves small furry things. When the black hole swallows her dog, Stella and her brother go on a long healing, emotional journey.
This book is great for older tweens and for teens. It gave me a strong ache in my chest after I read it.
- Eden, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole will be available September 12.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
Lisa Greenwald’s 11 Before 12 follows Kaylan as she starts middle school with her best friend, Ari. They make a list of 11 things they want to do before they turn 12. But between making guy friends, getting detention, and dealing with her family, Kaylan finds herself in a fight with Ari. Can they make up and finish the list before it’s too late?
This book was cool because I got to experience sixth grade through the eyes of anxious Kaylan but, it seemed quite unrealistic. I mean not too many sixth graders are seriously thinking about first kisses and talking to their moms about their flaws. There was some good surprises and character development, but the friendships were way too easy. Over all, I would give this book a 3/5 stars.
- Lizzie, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
Beyond the Doors begins with four children, siblings in fact, and it starts with their father. He gets into a terrible accident and the children are sent to their Aunt Gladys' house. The strange thing is that there are no doors in the house, not even on the bathroom. When their Aunt Gladys starts disappearing for lengthy periods of time, the children are left to explore on their own. What they find on the second floor is surprising. Doors. They find lots and lots of doors. Are the doors there for no reason, or is it something more sinister? Find out by reading Beyond the Doors!
I find that this book is well written, but someone else might find it creepy.
- Jubilee, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
Katia and Victoria are sisters and scholarship students at a private boarding school. While Victoria tries to fit in, Katia is unapologetic about her quirks, even though their classmates tease her. After a big fight, Katia runs away from school. And when Victoria goes looking for her, she accidentally tumbles into the underworld of a nearby graveyard. It's inhabited by ghosts and a man named Nikola, who's preparing a sinister spell that's missing one key ingredient. Victoria teams up with adorable Little Ghost and Nikola's kindhearted son, and together they search for Katia - who is in danger of becoming Nikola's next victim!
Graveyard Shakes is a fantastic read! My favorite character is Modie, and I disliked the 3 "popular" girls. This book reminds me of a play I did a while back and the boarding school they go to reminds me of my old school. When reading this book I feel really calm. One of the other reasons I like this book is because Katia and Victoria are smart, clever, and joyous. I hope that someday I will be able to write my own book. A question that I would like to ask the author is why she wrote Graveyard Shakes. I give this book a 3.5 star rating.
-Pyper, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
Graveyard Shakes will be available September 26.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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Who is Robert Jackson Kelly? Is he a juvenile delinquent? A criminal mastermind? A folk hero? One thing is clear: Robert always defies what people think of him. And now, the kid who failed at school, relationships, and almost everything in life, is determined to successfully steal and land a plane.
I really liked this book. I really, really did. I would start to read it and couldn't stop. I would say that I would read one more chapter but would read 5. If you're 13-18 you're in luck because I recommend this book to you.
- Joe, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up Kids
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