This phenomenal novel is about a boy named Thomas that is trapped in a pitch black, moving lift, that remembers nothing of his life except his name. M...moreThis phenomenal novel is about a boy named Thomas that is trapped in a pitch black, moving lift, that remembers nothing of his life except his name. Moments later, a group of teenage boys pull him out and welcome him to the Glade. He is known as Greenie, the nickname for the new boy that emerges from the lift each month. The Glade is an area surrounded by massive walls that close every night, protecting them by vicious, animal/machine creatures called Grievers that roam around the maze that the boys have been trying to find an exit to. During the tour he takes on the second day of his arrival, an alarm goes off. The alarm goes off every month, alerting the Gladers that a new boy is coming, but it has only been a day since Thomas arrived. When they pull the person out, it is a girl. The Gladers were stupefied, they never had a girl arrive in the lift before. A moment before she falls into a coma, she says, "Everything is going to change." In her hand, she held a piece of paper that has written, "She's the last one ever." For some reason Thomas feels that the girl and him, have a connection, but says nothing. Is it true that everything is going to change? Will the Gladers ever find an exit? Find out and read this magnificent book.
My favorite character is Chuck. I really enjoy Chuck because he is the nicest boy towards Thomas. He is also Thomas's only friend, which proofs to me that Chuck has a huge heart. He is such an amazing friend, that he even took a knife for Thomas.(less)
Jeffrey Magee is an average kid who was orphaned after his parents died in a trolly accident. He was then raised by his aunt, Dot and uncle, Dan. They...moreJeffrey Magee is an average kid who was orphaned after his parents died in a trolly accident. He was then raised by his aunt, Dot and uncle, Dan. They couldn't stand each other, they had separate everything from separate toasters to separate fridges. Eventually, Magee gets sick and tired of all this pandemonium so he runs right out of town. He's in Two Mills, and that is separate too, West End for blacks and East Ends for whites. Even though he belongs in East End, he doesn't hesitate entering West End. On his journey, he meets a girl about his age named Amanda Beale, who carries this large luggage filled with all of her books. Although Amanda is over protective of her books, she willingly lends Magee "Children's Crochet". Magee does all of these crazy things people normally won't do in West End and East End then gets the nickname, Maniac Magee. Along the way to return the book Maniac borrowed, he meets this mean and vicious kid that goes buy the name Mars Bar. He threatens Maniac but Amanda shows up and invites Maniac to come over to her house, that eventually becomes his house too. During his stay, he benefits the Beale's house so much. He enters a competition to untie " Cobble's Knot " and succeeds. Everyone goes wild, everyone was throwing homemade confetti in the air. Maniac noticed the scraps of paper had words that he recognized, and right then and there, he knew someone shredded one of Amanda's beloved books, Encyclopedia A. He was so disappointed, he walked right out of town. One day, this kind hearted, old zoo employee named Grayson, accepts Maniac in his heart. When Grayson dies Maniac no longer has a home. Where will he live now? Will he ever find a permanent home? Find out and read this enjoyable book!
The situation affected the characters by making them realize that everyone is the same. No matter what gender or race, everyone is alike in nearly everything. For example, Grayson asked Maniac how the people on East End were and Maniac said that they eat what they eat, sleep on what they sleep, and do what they do.
I would really recommened this book to people who think differences and races are everything. This book would give them a new way of looking at things. This could possibly lead them to a successful future.(less)
November 8 was the most tragic day for the Hazelwood High basketball team. Robbie, Andy, Tyrone and B.J., basketball players for Hazelwood High, expe...more November 8 was the most tragic day for the Hazelwood High basketball team. Robbie, Andy, Tyrone and B.J., basketball players for Hazelwood High, experienced a terrible car crash after drinking and having fun. Robbie, the captin of the team, died in the blazing fires, while the others got burned and bruised. Andy was the one driving the vehicle and Robbie's best friend. While everyone moved on, Andy still has the terrible, heavy, feeling of guilt that it was his fault Robbie died. His girlfriend, phychologist, and friends try to encourage him to move on, yet he still won't get the message. During the talent show, he told his girlfriend, Keisha, that performance was next in a way she didn't like. She told Andy to talk nicely next time and he just lashes off at Keisha for no reason.Keisha got tired of Andy so they decided to break up. Will Andy ever move on? Will Andy and Keisha get back together? Find out and read this interestng book! Andy and Tyrone are simalar and different in many ways. Andy is pretty up tight. Tyrone is mellow.(less)
On an average day in kindergarten, Matt, a baseball loving boy, is kidnapped by his real dad, Denny but never saw him because he divorced with his mo...more On an average day in kindergarten, Matt, a baseball loving boy, is kidnapped by his real dad, Denny but never saw him because he divorced with his mother before he was born. Denny convinced Matt his mom and sister, Bonnie died in a car crash and brought their elderly dog, Pookie to prove it. Bonnie and her mom tape posters and inform the police. Denny gave Matt a tour of his apartment and noticed that Denny keeps his money taped underneath the ice cream. Since Denny had a wad of money, he asked Matt what he wanted to and of course Matt wanted to go to a ball game. When they arrived, Matt sees Bonnie, and Bonnie sees Matt! Bonnie walked towards Matt and asked him where he has been. Denny saw her and decided to take her too in case she ratted him out to the police. Bonnie was confused while they piled in Denny`s car and drove to gondolas. While in the gondolas, Denny held a gun pointing towards Bonnie guiding her towards the ledge. Will Denny shoot Bonnie? Will Matt run and report this to the gondola captin? Find out and read this nail biting book.
Matt and Bonnie are different and similar in many ways. Matt understands things quickly. He is also very cautious and curious. Bonnie is a girl that never gives up. She has an "Eagle" eye and looks at every detail. Bonnie and Matt are both prepared for anything and have a connection when they communicate with "key" words. In my opinion I think you will enjoy Matt in the book as you read it, he is smarter than other 5 year olds and understands the concepts.
I recommend this spine tingling book to people who love suspense, action and hand sweating books. This book has kidnapping and robbery a perfect suspenseful book.
A lesson I learned in this book, is to always expect the unexpected. Where ever you go make sure to keep a peeled eye for anything or anyone suspicious, you never know.(less)
Josh, who's parents are going to India for a part time job during the summer, has to stay with his step dad's great aunt Ethel in Carbon City. Ethel...more Josh, who's parents are going to India for a part time job during the summer, has to stay with his step dad's great aunt Ethel in Carbon City. Ethel told Josh there is a treehouse in the woods she use to play in with her sister when they were young, but stopped going in there when her sister thought it was haunted. Josh goes exploring in the treehouse with some books to read. He went to feed a stray cat he saw, but when he comes back he noticed his book was moved and meets a coal miner ghost named Willie. Willie has been waiting for years to have someone to dig up his leg bones and move them with the rest of his body. When Josh hesitated and dug up his bones he finds a box that is full of money. Willie tells Josh it wasn't his so Josh decides to keep it with him. He came back home and sees Ethel on the floor and he calls 911. He was alone at the house. An unknown stranger comes to the house and threatens to shoot Josh if he doesn't give him the box. Josh screams for Willie. Willie tries to scare the burglar off but he doesn't leave. Will Josh find a way to get help? Will he get injured and loose the box.
A lesson I learned from this book is, to always expect the unexpected, there are always little clues to everything.
I recomend this book for people who like action, mystery, irony, and people who believe in ghost. If you don't believe in ghost you would not like or understand the book.(less)
A young boy named Rusty,has been seeing a desperate German Shepherd through his car window in the frigid,biting cold. He tells his best friend,Andrew...moreA young boy named Rusty,has been seeing a desperate German Shepherd through his car window in the frigid,biting cold. He tells his best friend,Andrew and they both decide to rescue him and call him Ra,for Rusty and Andrew also because its named after the Egyptian sun god. They decide to keep him in a their secret fort. Eventually,they tell their parents and decide to put him back where he came from but see another dog chained from where Ra was before. Then Ra's owner sees him and tries to forcefully take him back but Ra runs away from them and he is no where in sight. The next day,Rusty gives his class photos to look for them. One mean,cheating,lying boy looks at it and claims it's his uncle's dog and someone stole it. Rusty looks where Ra was once chained up and sees him chained again! But this time there was a lock on him. He examines and jumps in the man's yard. In there,he finds a meth lab. Will Rusty be able to call the cops and take Ra back?
I recommend this book for people who like suspenseful,action packed books. Because of this book I learned if you see someone or something in need,help it you can change it's life.(less)
Maximum Ride is a regular teen with a "dad" who disappeared.Lately there has been these wolf-like people who keeps on following and hurting her,her "b...moreMaximum Ride is a regular teen with a "dad" who disappeared.Lately there has been these wolf-like people who keeps on following and hurting her,her "brothers",and "sisters".Eventually,they kidnap her little sister,Angel.Her "brothers" and "sisters" try to help get her back.Maximum gets shot near the back and tells the group to go on with out her.Will she recover?Will she find her "siblings" in time to save Angel?Find out.I recommend this book for fantasy anime lovers.:)(less)