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Things Not Seen

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

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Reviewed by Hope

Why I enjoyed this book: I enjoyed this book because I liked how it kept you wondering what would happen next. I also liked it because I enjoyed how the author really got you into each one of the characters, that came with their own creative personalities.

Why I would recommend this book: I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys being surprised and enjoys suspenseful books. This is a good read that once it starts you can’t stop! I think that this book is one of Andrew Clements’ best books especially because he doesn’t usually write this style of books. This is why I would recommend this book.

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Things Not Seen

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

Reviewed by, Anonymous Teen
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This story is about a boy named Bobby Phillips who wakes up one morning invisible. Bobby’s mom and dad are afraid to let this phenomenon go public, so when police officers wind up at their doorstep, threatening to send them to jail, because of their ‘missing’ child, and Bobby’s school calls about him, they have to think of excuses about Bobby’s absence for the last month. One day, Bobby goes to the library and meets this blind girl named Alicia Van Dorn. Together, the two go to the Sears Tower to try to find a way to change bobby back to himself. Will they succeed? Will Bobby be invisible forever? Will Mr. and Mrs. Phillips end up in jail for child absence and abuse? You will have to read the book and see!

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Things Not Seen

Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements [teen fiction]

Reviewed by Jordan

The book Things Not Seen is amazing! This book is full of adventure and mystery. In the book Bobby learned that you can’t wait for a cure. You have to investigate, and that’s exactly what Bobby did. Grabbed a blind friend, Alicia, for the ride and they went off to the Sears tower. After their research was found, Bobby starts asking other people about it. By not telling people his plan, he eventually tells Alicia’s and Bobby’s dad. To find out if Bobby will turn back to normal and how he did it, read the thrilling book Things Not Seen.

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Movie Review: Knowing

Movie Review: Knowing

Reviewed by Olivia

No words can possibly describe the disappointment I felt after seeing this movie. The previews show you this fantastic sci-fi movie that is so unique and creative that it can even appeal to skeptics. It wasn’t the story that bothered me as much as the lousy and pathetic directing the movie had. The movie had major potential but that was obliterated when some idiot decided to turn the movie into a film worthy to be classified in the “horror” genre, and decided that mixing religion and aliens was a good idea. Let me tell you something, it is NOT! And the movie’s last chance to redeem itself (in the ending) was the pessimistic ending you can imagine. I know that Nicholas Cage has been on a lousy-movie-making spree, but this has got to be the most horrible one yet. I really wish I could like this movie, it had so much potential, but now that’s down the drain. To sum it all up: don’t see this movie.

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.

City of Ashes

City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Fudi

Clary Fray can’t stand the other world. She wants nothing to do with demons or werewolves but it seems that wherever she turns, something is stirring. Clary still hasn’t found her mother and there are mysterious killings occurring in her area. These shadowhunters that shelter Clary seem to be on the good side but in the underworld, nothing is for certain. Can she trust these shadowhunters? Will she ever see her mother again? Read the book to find out.

This book was amazing. The authors did an excellent job at developing the plot. Once I started to read it, I couldn’t put it down. I had a blast with this book, and hopefully, you will too.

Things Not Seen

Things Not Seen, by Andrew Clements [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Fudi

Imagine waking up one day and you’re physically not there. You can’t see yourself anymore. Well, Bobby didn’t need to imagine this because this actually happened to him. How did this happen? Will he be able to redo what has happened to him? How does the girl that he meets at the library know he’s there when he’s invisible? Read the book to find out.

This book is one of the best books I have ever read. The plot is so captivating. There is a good mixture of easy and hard vocabulary. This is a great book for those who want to read something out-of-the-ordinary.

Life As We Knew It

Life As We Knew It, Susan Beth Pfeffer [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Alex, 9th grader

The main character’s world comes to a halt as the moon comes closer to the world. Tsunamis and floods ruin her world as her family struggles to survive. I recommend this book to anyone.

Ender’s Shadow

Ender’s Shadow, by Orson Scott Card [Teen Fiction]

Reviewed by Daniel

I read the book Ender’s Shadow and would not recommend this book. Orson Scott Card did not do a good job of developing characters as he did in his first book Ender’s Game. I almost abandoned Ender’s Shadow.

Lucifer’s Hammer

Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven [adult science fiction]

reviewed by Dan

I read Lucifer’s Hammer by Larry Niven. It is about a comet that hits the earth and how the people react. I really enjoyed this amazing book.