Book Reviews

Reviewed by H. Walters, February 2020

The book, The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan is the fifth and last book in the series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. In The Last Olympian, Percy and his friends from Camp Half-Blood have to protect Manhattan and Mt. Olympus from being destroyed by Kronos and his forces. This book can be for… Read more

Reviewed by R. Yelk, February 2020

The day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police… Read more

Reviewed by R. Yelk, December 2019

Jolene and Micheal have always faced everyday challenges with their 2 kids, stressful jobs and Jolene’s choice to stay in the Air Force. But their biggest challenge would come when Jolene unexpectedly gets deployed and has to leave her family at home to go fight in Iraq. Jolene and Micheal have their own struggles… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, November 2019

Bret is your average kid in the summer of junior year. He goes to a few parties, sleeps all day, and rocks out his band. His summer changes completely when he and his friends go to a sophomore graduation party. When he is there, his crush, Kylee, says that she likes him and wants to date him. He says yes and bam… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, November 2019

It is that time of the school year, time for the SATs! Of course, no one is excited. One group of friends decided to form a study group at someone's house. Jane, Leo, Daisy, and Max all want to do good on the SAT but think that the practice tests are bogus. Together they work on them and help each other with… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, October 2019

Lou Brown was your average high school student. She had one friend from the swim team who was everything to her. The day of the race Lou’s heart was racing. It was the last race of the year before summer.  The starting gun went off and she dove into the water. When the race was over, Lou realized that she hadn't… Read more

Reviewed by B. Ullsvik, October 2019

Imagine being in a high school where they pick out the prettiest and ugliest girls of each grade, the week before homecoming. That is exactly what it is like at Mount Washington High, and each girl deals with the news in their own way. Danielle is the ugliest freshman, and she doesn’t know how her boyfriend will… Read more

Reviewed by R. Yelk, October 2019

13 year old Anna Fitzgerald has only one purpose in life. To donate whatever her older sister, Kate, needs. Kate is dying from acute leukemia and becomes in desperate need of a kidney. But Anna is tired of always giving Kate a part of her and having no one think of her own health. Since she doesn’t want to give up her… Read more

Reviewed by C. Prestidge, August 2019

P.S. I Still Love You is a sequel to the book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Laura Jean got a job at a retirement home and is busy taking over Margot’s spot in the household. Laura Jean and Peter get back together but Peter’s ex Genevieve is making their relationship difficult. So when Laura… Read more

Reviewed by B. Wentz, August 2019

Coraline is a fantasy book with twists and turns throughout it. The beginning seemed ordinary but the climax was hit in the middle of the book where she lost her parents. She has to find them on the other side of the door, which is a parallel universe where cats can talk, Humans have buttons for eyes, and… Read more