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Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright

By Rhea

Red Riding Hood, by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, is another spin on the classic story about Little Red Riding Hood. Valerie lives in the town of Daggorhorn with her parents and older sister where every month the people of the town offer an offering to keep the town’s werewolf at bay. The girls and their friends go to a campfire when they see that the moon seems red.  There is a blood moon, which means that in this time the werewolf can create another werewolf.  The girls split up into smaller groups and quickly retreat home.  Then, Valerie’s sister is found dead, killed by the wolf, and so begins the hunt for the horrible creature.  The creature is one of the residents of Daggerhorn, but no one knows who, which just adds to the tension.  There is only one way to stop the problems, and that is to kill the werewolf before the blood moon wanes, before it has the chance to make another werewolf.  But who is it?

Red Riding Hood is pretty good, considering that it is a book based on a script, which has also been made into a movie.  It is a pretty quick read with an interesting plot.  I found one fault with the book.  The ending of the actual book is good, but it leaves the reader hanging, which is slightly annoying.  However, one can go online and read the actual last chapter of the book.  While this chapter ties up some loose ends, it still leaves one hanging and it contradicts the last chapter of the book.  Aside from this, the book is good.


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!