Book Reviews

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  • Tell the title and author of your realistic fiction book.
  • Tell the main idea of the story in just one sentence (without giving away the ending).
  • Tell a little something about what kind of book it is (adventure, funny, touching, scary, dramatic, etc.).
  • Tell one thing about the author’s style of writing.
  • Add a question that gets kids wondering about the story.
  • Give the story a star rating (hold down shift key while typing the 8 key).

***** Excellent story! I highly recommend it! Two thumbs up! I couldn’t put it down!

**** Very good story! I enjoyed it! One thumb up!

*** Good story. I was engaged in the story most of the time. Some parts were really interesting.

** OK story. Some parts were good, but there were lots of parts I found boring.

* Thumbs down. I did not like this story. I had a hard time getting through it. Others might like it, but it was not for me.



Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, is a story about a boy who must survive on his own in the Canadian wilderness. It’s full of adventure in every chapter! The author makes you feel like you’re right there with Brian. Will he ever see his mother again? Rating *****

7 thoughts on “Book Reviews

  1. My realistic fiction book is called the invention of Hugo Carbot.Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo’s job is to oil and maintain the station’s clocks but in his opinion his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and a notebook filled with how to fix the automan left to him by his late father and of course make and fix the automan. He finds a friend named isabelle and his godfather who owns a toy shop in the train statation. Hugo is always wanting for adventure (and trouble!!
    I think this book is *****starts!!! 🙂

  2. I am reading The Bad Beginning written by Lemony Snicket. It is a touching book. One writing style Lemony Snicket uses is that he sees the humor in even the most horrible situations. The main idea of this book is that there are three children whose parents just passed away in a fire, and so they have to live with a distant relative named Count Olaf who is really, really mean. Will they live with Count Olaf for the rest of their lives? ****

  3. My realistic fiction book is is called 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass. The main idea is a girl named Amanda who should be happy because it’s her birthday, but she’s not. She can’t wait for her birthday to be over. But, the next day, it’s her birthday all over again! Now what is Amanda going to do? I would describe this book as a touching story about friendship. The author’s style is funny and entertaining, and makes you not want to put the book down. I would give this book *****.

  4. voyage on the titanic by Margret Ann Brady.
    A girl who takes a trip on the titanic to America to see her brother William.
    it is an Adventure book.
    the Author is very detailed of how the characters felt.
    What do you think happens to the girl on the titanic?

  5. The title of this book is Revenge of the Flower Girls. The author is Jennifer Ziegler. The main idea of the story is, there are three girls and their sister is getting married. They will do anything to stop the wedding. This is a funny book because the author’s style is to make you laugh. Will they stop the wedding or will it go on? I would give this book *****.

  6. The title of the book is the 39 clues.The main idea of the book is about finding clues.This book in an adventure’s fiction book witch is very interesting.The author’s style of writing is classic.I also have one question what do you think will happen when Dan the main character will happen to him?***

  7. My realistic fiction book is called Charley Skedaddle. It is writen by Patricia Beatty. The main charecter [Charley Quin] lives with his sister in New York City during the Civil War. Both his parents had died when he was young. He belongs to a gang called the bowery boys which to him is everything besides family. Charley’s brother Jonny who Charley truly admires went to fight in the war. Charley then goes himself and becomes a drummer boy. He makes friends but he soon loses them and runs away from the war. This book is so exciting,I can’t wait to read more! My rating for it in stars is 5***** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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