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Acceleration by Graham McNamee

Cover image of Acceleration by Graham McNameeReviewed by Shawna

This has to be one of my favorite suspense/mystery books yet! I found myself not being able to put it down. the main character Duncan is working in a dead-end summer job that allows him to explore the wonders of a train station basement; in the spare time of not exploring he is the lost and found guard for the Toronto train station. This thriller is a nonstop mystery of who did it. When Duncan finds a small journal with detailed and disturbing information relating to women. I loved how McNamee used the detail to let the reader figure out on their own whom the keeper of the journal is. This book let readers imagine the summer that Duncan goes through seeing how he is also dealing with personal family issues. The journal allows Duncan to escape his family life by becoming a detective in his mind, ironically that is what Acceleration does for its readers, it gives them a break from reality.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole, by Peter Abrahams [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Corey

The best book I read this summer was Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams. The book is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you hooked right until the end. This book held my interest and made me want to read on because of how beautifully Peter Abrahams described the main character, Ingrid. This book is about a girl who loves acting and soccer but one day she wanders over by cracked-up Katie because she thinks it will be a faster way to get to soccer practice so she ends up not remembering the way to go to soccer practice so she stops at her house and waits for a taxi to bring her to soccer so in the meantime she forgets her red Puma soccer cleats at her house and goes back to go and get them but then she learns about her murder and then Chief Strade asks her all of these questions about if she had known her and if she had seen her that day and then he showed her the picture of the evidence at the crime scene from that day, and the Pumas are there and then she notices she is in the center of the whole murder. Find out how she deals with this and keep reading until you get to the big surprise — you will be shocked at the end!

Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Fudi

Roy Eberharat has finally found a permanent home after moving six times. But this home isn’t all to his liking. On his first day to school, he gets beat-up. And his life begins to go downhill after that until he meets Mullet Fingers. Mullet want to save Burrow Owls and their homes from being trampled over by a pancake house. Roy decides to join Mullet and help the owls. However, it seems that whatever they do they can’t successfully protect the owls’ homes. Will they finally be able to save the owls and their homes? Read the book to find out about their adventure.

This book is such an inspirational book about protecting Earth’s creatures and itself. It definitely inspired me, and hopefully, you will too. Enjoy!