Tag Archive: J Fiction

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly (Dear America series), by Joyce Hansen [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Lauren

This book is about a girl named Patsy who knows nothing about her history. She is a slave at Davis Hall. She had a leg that was shorter than the other and did chores inside the house. This book goes on telling about Patsy’s life and how she overcomes many obstacles with friends, masters and mistress, and what to do with her life.

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Crispin and the Cross of Lead

Crispin and the Cross of Lead, by Avi [J Fiction, Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Natty

I read Crispin, by Avi. I thought the book was very good. It had some exciting parts in it. If you like survival books you will like Crispin. Crispin has to avoid being killed by the townspeople and finds out about him and his father and all he has is a lead cross.

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Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism, by Georgia Byng [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Fudi

If you had the power to hypnotize anyone, what would you do? Make the world a better place, right? Well, that what Molly tries to do starting with her orphanage. But when someone starts tries to use hypnotism to rule the world, it is up to Molly to save the world. Read the book to see if she succeeds.

I really like this book and other books by this author. This book reminds me of the saying, “It’s not a matter of where you come from but rather what you bring to the table,” because even though Molly comes from an orphanage, she may soon save the world against an evil reign.


Scat, by Carl Hiaasen [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Potbelly

This book is about a teacher that goes missing in the swamp. It turns out the teacher is saving a panther. This is a good book. I would recommend it.

Bud, Not Buddy

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Fudi

Bud is a runaway who left his foster family because they were being cruel to him. As a runaway, Bud travels from place to place, getting food when he has to, living the life of a free-spirited. But then one day, when he is looking through his stuff, he sees a picture that his mother had given him and realizes that this might be the only clue to finding any family. So Bud begins his journey to find this family member and to try to live a life with meaning.

I really liked this book because it was rather touching and Bud’s experiences are very interesting to read about.  I hope that you will enjoy the book as much as I did.

Brainboy and the Deathmaster

Brainboy and the Deathmaster, by Tor Seidler [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Fudi

Welcome to Darryl Kirby’s world. He is an orphan and a whiz tech at computers. When the newest edition of his favorite game comes out, he can’t resist playing it. When he beats the game, the owner of the game comes and finds him. He is given everything a kid could possibly want. But his happiness is stopped short when he realizes that the owner, Keith Masterly, isn’t all about giving the kids whatever they want, but rather he is it in for something else, which  isn’t necessarily a good thing. Read and see what will happen to the Master, to Darryl, and to the whole lab.

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Daniel

I read How to Train Your Dragon, by Cressida Cowell. It is about a young boy who tries to prove to his Viking father that he is a good Viking. I really enjoyed this funny book.

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, by Paula Danziger [J Fiction]

If you think your life is bad, then you’ve never met Marcy. She has it the worst. She is fat, self-conscious, and has a horrible father. This book is about her struggles. I liked the book.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal (#1), by Jeff Kinney [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Daniel

I read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal (#1), by Jeff Kinney. This funny book is in the perspective of a kid who thinks his life stinks because of his evil brother. I enjoyed this book.


Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen [J Fiction]

Reviewed by Jen, 7th grader

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen is about a boy named Brian and his adventures in the  forest by himself. All he has to defend himself is the hatchet that his mother gave him before he got on the plane. Now he has to learn how to survive on his own until help comes. Brian finds that being in the forest has helped him grow up and taught him how to do things for himself.