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Book Talk: Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky June 28, 2012

Filed under: Fantasy — msbabookbuzz @ 2:37 pm
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 Hi! My name is Michael and I read Juniper Berry by M.P. Kozlowsky. Have you ever heard of Creepy Hollow? Imagine…if your parents were nice and kind, but then one day…they change..and turn mean and start to NEGLECT you! That’s what happens to Juniper Berry.  The tree on the cover of the book is in Creepy Hallow. That’s what caused Juniper’s parents to change. They live in Creepy Hollow. Where the tree is.

Strangely enough Juniper finds a boy names Giles in the woods LOOKING for this hollow tree.  The same thing happened to this boy’s parents and he thinks the tree has something to do with it! When they find the secret entrance to the tree,  it’s up to Juniper and Giles to uncover the secret of their parents “success”..that is if they can resist the sweet temptations they encounter in their quest. Will they be able to break the curse of Creepy Hollow…and get their parents back? Read Juniper Berry to find out!

I love this book because it’s spooky and BONE SHAKING! I couldn’t put it down! A weird side note: I found it interesting that Juniper named her dog Kitty. Weird! I would recommend this book to all kids who like teeth-chattering books!

Michael 5th Grade

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Book Talk: A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler June 24, 2012

Filed under: Fantasy,Uncategorized — msbabookbuzz @ 9:44 pm
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In A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler, Jenni and Autumn are like two peas in a pod.  They find themselves on vacation in a wonderful hotel.  Jenni thinks things just can’t go wrong…until she steps into an old elevator.  When she comes out nothing seems the same.  She goes to Autumn’s condo and is greeted by an old lady who has never heard of Autumn.  When Jenni finally finds her, she is a “new and weird” Autumn.  It also seems that Mikey, Autumn’s little brother, has had something horrible happen to him and Autumn blames Jenni.  Jenni doesn’t remember anything and feels confused.  She finally realizes that she traveled through time but when she tries to fix things by going back in the old elevator, things just get worse.  Will Jenni ever get back into her own time and will she be able to stop the horrible thing that happens to Mikey?

 I really liked this book because it was exciting and kind of mysterious.  It was also a little sad and I like sad books sometimes.  If you like sad books and books about friendship,  read this book. I would also recommend it to any kid who likes to have their heart pound a mile a minute!  -Maggie, grade 5


Book Review: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer December 19, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — msbabookbuzz @ 6:17 pm

Bella graduates and marries Edaward Cullen but soon when they find out something very huge they try to attempt to solve it. If you wanna know what happens, READ THIS BOOK.

It was nonstop action! There was nothing at all I didn’t like about this book. I’d recommend it for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.

Reviewed by Matthew F., grade 5