Reading Buzz Board

Announcements


Hello future and past friends! WELCOME to the Buzz Board! I'm Katie, the moderator for the Buzz Board. If you've been around awhile, I used to moderate several message boards, including Dear America, Baby-sitters Club, Graphix, and Flashlight Readers way back when. . .! It's great to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you all!

Here are a few basic rules:

- no last names, names of schools or cities (but states are okay);
- age/grade is okay, but no birthdays;
- no being mean, rude, or cursing;
- no posting your email address or links to other websites;
I hope you all enjoy the boards! We want them to be a safe, fun place!!
   [ 399 posts ] Average score:   Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 16  Next
Author Message
 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
frequent_contributor

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:52 pm
Posts: 6472
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:52 pm
Book: Uglies
Author: Scott Westerfield
Is this book in a series? Which one? Yes, the first book of the Uglies series
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): I loved the whole idea of an operation that makes you flawless, and the conspiracy underneath
Recommended Age of Reader: 10-up

Book: The Girl Who Could Fly
Author: Victoria Forrester
Is this book in a series? Which one? Nope, it's not in a series, it's a stand alone
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): Conrad Harrington III by far! He is so cunning and smart, he's such an interesting character
Recommended Age of Reader: 10-up


Book: The Roar
Author: Emma Clayton
Is this book in a series? Which one? Yes, it's the first book of the Roar series, the second book, The Whisper, just came out a few months ago
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): The Wall! I also thought the whole concept of everyong thinking a innocent animal is a viscious killer is fasinating.
Recommended Age of Reader: 11-up


Book: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Is this book in a series? Which one? Yes, it is the first book of The Hunger Games series, there is also Catching Fire and Mockingjay
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): Rue! Cute smart little Rue!
Recommended Age of Reader: 12-up
 


 



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:56 pm
Posts: 1
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:13 pm
u should read  the haunted seriesby meg cabot. i think its a really great book because she has a different set of super natural beings not like vamps werewolves or ghosts ;)



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
contributor

Joined: Sat May 16, 2009 11:07 am
Posts: 1004
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:56 pm
Series: Percy Jackson
Author: Rick Riordan
What you liked about the book: The mythology :)
Recommended Age of Reader: 10+
 
Have you read this  series  already?  check out kane chronicles (Currently 2 books more coming soon!) a series with Egyptian gods and The heroes of olympus Series! Book 1  currently out the lost hero and the son of neptune coming October 4th! like percy jackson just diffrent characters :)
 
Enjoy!
 
 



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
contributor

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:39 pm
Posts: 808
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:14 am
A book that I read and finished just yesterday is Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister.
The author of this book is Liz Kessler, who also wrote the New York Times best selling series of Emily Windsnap.

The "Philippa Fisher" books are a series, but not as much as the Magic Treehouse Books. It's the same as the Emily Windsnap series, four books currently.

What I liked about the book was that it had so much feeling to it. So much detail was added and it was very exciting. It involves fictional, fantasy events, but realistic scenes. When I read the book, each chapter brought me more and more at the edge of my seat, just about to fall down.

I recommend this book to girls ages 9 and up. The detail of the story can be confusing for younger girls, so I chose 9 and up. Very amazing, flowing, exciting, and best of all, FANTASY!



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_contributor

Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:10 pm
Posts: 1174
Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:54 am
Book: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Author: Ally Carter
Is this book in a series? Which one? Yes, The Gallagher Girls
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): The way the author writes adds a lot of humor to the book! It had a lot of action in it (because the main character goes to a school for spies) and romance. Many things in this book are about friendship, love, and spies... this is a book all girls will love!
Recommended Age of Reader: 11+



?????????

Daughter of Aphrodite, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games Lover, Gryffindor,

and most of all...

TOTALLY CRAZY PERSON!

~Irene18

?????????





 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
frequent_vsitor

Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:15 pm
Posts: 442
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:30 am
I love the idea of all reviews being posted here so now i can find books!
well the books I recommend are:
   the boy who dared by susan campbell
             this book is not in a series. awesome book about a hitler youth.
             I would recommend this book for ages 9+. great for a book report
   Daniel X by james patterson
            Yes this is a series. great acton/ fantacy book. 10+
   death cloud by andrew lane
            Teen sherlock holmes. AWESOME! 10+. 1st book in series 2nd book out in nov.
   princess of the midnight ball by jessica day george
            book on 12 dancing princesses. great fairytale. 1st book in series. 12+
   princess of glass by jessica day george
            2nd book in series. kinda like cinderalla with a nice twist. 12+
   entwined by heather dixion
            also on the 12 dancing princesses. not in series. 11+
 
these books are all on my top 10 list!
hope u enjoy
<3 bemusedfire1



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_visitor

Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:01 am
Posts: 222
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:50 am
Book:When You Reach Me
Author:Rebecca Stead
Is this book in a series? Which one?None
What you liked about the book :How twistingly confusingly amazing it is!
Recommended Age of Reader:10+
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high):5
 
 



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_visitor

Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 12:05 pm
Posts: 136
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:04 pm
Book: The Demon's Lexicon
Author:Sarah Rees Brennan
 Yes this is the first books in the trilogy
I liked this because well, it's quite descriptive and explains the story well. At the end of each chapter it leaves you hanging from a cliff and is action packed too! The end is shocking and makes you want to read the next book!
Age of Reader: It says age 14 and up. I'm younger but still, it's awesome anyway
Rating: 5 STARS!




 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_contributor

Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:00 am
Posts: 2738
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:08 pm
Great idea Katie!

Book: Gregor and the Code of Claw
Author: Suzanne Collins
Is this book in a series? Which one?: Yes! It is the 5th and last book in the Underland Chronicles!
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): I just love the whole plot of war at hands, while love and loss is in reach as well! Plus, it is fantasy, but it could exist!
Recommended Age of Reader: Well, it sort of depends, the fisrt books in the series I might say 10 or so, this one maybe 11, 12, 13, 14, and maybe 15? Around that age!
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 6.5483! It is amazing, the first book is even in my signoff!
?Skyelark Moon?
? ? ? ? ?
"You see, I tired of constant fear, so I made a decision. Every day when I wake, I tell myself that it will be my last. If you are not trying to hold on to time, you are not so afraid of losing it."
--Suzanne Collins, Luxa, Gregor the Overlander
? ? ? ? ?
?Peace. Love. Music. ?



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
visitor

Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:50 pm
Posts: 102
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:50 pm
What I suggest is...
Book: Charlie Bone
Author:Jenny Nimmo
Is this book in a series? Which one?Yes Charlie Bone series
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please):What I like about this book was well written and such a page turner!
Recommended Age of Reader:9+
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high):6!

    PROUD TO BE A FILIPINO, A CRAZED PERCY JACKSON FAN,LOVER OF BLUE
But most importantly,
I lOVE BOOKS!






 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
frequent_vsitor

Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:50 pm
Posts: 547
Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:55 pm
Book: Mamimum ride!
Author: James paterson
Is this book in a series? Which one? Hmmmm The first: The Angel experiment
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): The humor and action!
Recommended Age of Reader: 11- 19 (Hey people that age do read it! My friends mom's friend is reading it)
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 5 all the way!
It's still not done. One more to go!
AND IT IS THE BESTEST!!



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_contributor

Joined: Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:06 pm
Posts: 2047
Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:17 pm
Book:Out of My Mind
Author:I forgot
Is this book in a series? Which one?:No
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please):How the author takes real life an turns it into fiction. She also proves the fact you should be the best you can be and don't let anyone put you down.
Recommended Age of Reader:9+
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high):4.6



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_contributor

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:43 pm
Posts: 3485
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:30 am
I have two good books!
Book: Uglies
Author: Scott Westerfeld
Is this book in a series? Which one? the Uglies series
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): Well, it's about this world where everyone gets an operation to turn "pretty" when they turn sixteen, and the whole futuristic thing (hovercars! hoverboards! and a lesson for us current people, "the Rusties.")
Recommended Age of Reader: um...12 to 16 (basically the ages of the Uglies)
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): five!
P.S. the book Specials has cursing in it. They just say they're going to rescue someone, because they're his bad-donkey friends. Only, they don't say donkey...Also, it's a little violent.. And in Specials, they're addicted to cutting and sometimes burning themselves...yeeeeeaaaahhhh...

Book: the Mysterious Benedict Society
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Is this book in a series? Which one? It's in the Mysterious Benedict Society series
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): I like how it's about these four kids who save the world. Because this guy has a machine that can tell you to trust him and his evil school...and the messages are broadcasted into your head.
Recommended Age of Reader: 12 and under
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 5



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
frequent_vsitor

Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:15 pm
Posts: 442
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:26 pm
Hey! I love the Charlie Bone series! They r awesome!
<3 bemusedfire1
 
 



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:08 pm
Posts: 5
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:42 pm
I read that book when I was 10.It's a definite page turner,and anyone could finish it in one day.
 
HARPER
 
Never Trust Those Hippies..Cuz they're awesome!



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:08 pm
Posts: 5
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:52 pm


Book: Gathering Blue
Author: Lois Lowry

Is this book in a series? Which one? Nope

What you liked about the book (no spoilers please):  It's amazing.Makes you feel many emotions

Recommended Age of Reader:11+(for the laungage)

Rating (1 is low, 5 is high) 5
Harper
 
Never Trust Those Hippes..Cuz they're awesome!




 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
visitor

Joined: Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:14 am
Posts: 80
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:07 pm
Hey! I love reading, and I'd recommend most of my bookshelf, but since that'd be messy, I'll just recommend a few...

Book: Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
Author:
Rick Riordan
Is this book in a series? Which one?
YES!! Percy Jackson and The Olympians (by the way, I'm just recommending the first book here, but all of them are awesome) (also, if you haven't read these, you're missing out on what is second best to Harry Potter!)
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please):
It was extremely funny, full of action, well thought out and makes you crave for more.
Recommended Age of Reader:
err, I'd say 8+, but the 8 year old must be quite mature.
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high):
5!!
P.S. Even if I recommended for 8 year olds, older people please do not let that put you off, these books are for all ages. (over 8 of course)


Book:
The Hunger Games
Author:
Suzanne Collins
Is this book in a series? Which one?
Yes, the series is called The Hunger Games trilogy
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please):
This book makes you laugh and cry at the same time, and most of all, it keeps you up at night thinking and thinking. (and it ties for second place with Percy Jackson behind Harry Potter!)
Recommended Age of Reader:
Well, this is a hard one... See, scholastic says that it's for ages 12 and up, but since I read this book when I had just turned 11 and I wasn't traumatised, I don't know... but if you're under 12 and want to read it, beware : it gets kinda violent and depressive. (though that doesn't make that book bad at all!!) (please read it! it'll be one of the best books you've ever read)
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high):
5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I recommended this book series to half of my 6th grade class-- boys and girls -- and they all LOVED it!!


Book: The Mysterious Benedict society
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Is this book in a series? Which one?Yes, The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): Secret Agenty, but not in an Alex Rider or CHERUB way, this book is a huge page turner.
Recommended Age of Reader: 10-12 Year olds will love it, but if you're older than 12, it's fine too.
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 4.9999999999 Not my favourite kind of book, since I'm more into fantasy, but the best in this category yet.
P.S. Even those who like The Clique, Gossip Girl or I don't know what, give this a try, because it isn't that boring.


Book: It's a whole series : DEAR DUMB DIARY
Author: Jamie Kelly, nah, kidding, it's actually  Jim Benton
Is this book in a series? Which one? DEAR DUMB DIARY
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): Soooo FUNNY!! And they're loads of smart twists.
Recommended Age of Reader: 9+ Even my mom likes it!!!
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 4 It's not action packed, but it's really satisfying
P.S. You won't regret buying this, because you'll be howling with laughter after a few pages!!


Soo, I hope that I would have helped you make your mind about buying these books, because they are definately WORTH IT! By the way, I didn't put The Potter books in, because about everybody on earth knows about them (if you're not from earth, I'm sorry) and if they've got a good mind on their shoulders, they'll buy them.
-Miniartemis
P.S. I also recommend The Incorrigible Children From Ashton Place (probably a mature 10 and up)




 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_contributor

Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:43 pm
Posts: 3485
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:12 pm
Book: A Mango-Shaped Space
Author: Wendy Mass
It is not a series of books. It's a "stand alone."
I liked the book because it talked a lot about Mia's condition, synesthesia, and all the colors she sees. It made me wish I had synesthesia, too.
Recommended age of reader: middle-school aged (10 to 14)
Rating: 4




 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
regular_visitor

Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:50 pm
Posts: 297
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:40 pm
BOOK:THE MANSION IN THE MIST     AUTHOR:JOHN BELLAIRS        BOOK SERIES: NO       LIKES ABOUT BOOK:THRILLING AND EXCITING     AGE READER:6TH GRADERS-10-11-12     RATING:4



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!
frequent_vsitor

Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 5:41 pm
Posts: 474
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:31 pm
Book: The Maze of Bones
Author: Rick Riordan
Is this book in a series? Which one? The 39 clues
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): The begining
Recommended Age of Reader: 8-101 :smileytongue:
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 4,9 :smileytongue:
Note: Each book of the series is by an different author!
 
Book: Coffehouse Angel (sp?)
Author: Cannot remember...
Is this book in a series? Which one? Nope
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): When Katrina met Malcom
Recommended Age of Reader: 10 on
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 3,7
Note: I read it a long time ago, sorry for wrong info...
P.S.: The topic IS inda though
 
Book: Avalon High
Author: Meg Cabot
Is this book in a series? Which one? I don't know
What you liked about the book (no spoilers please): Everything
Recommended Age of Reader: 10 on
Rating (1 is low, 5 is high): 4,5
 
 
Thats it for now...
 
XOXO
 



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:25 pm
Posts: 2
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:33 pm
me and my friends all love poison apple books they are soo good my fav is miss fortune and this totally bites and midnight howl



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:07 am
Posts: 12
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:11 pm
Book: My Life in Pink & Green
Author: Greenwald, Lisa
The Amulet Series
I loved that book very much because it is so cool.
Reading for ages: 9-13
Raiting: No raiting



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:12 am
Posts: 14
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:13 am
I agree with your recommendation of Dear Dumb Diary. I think it is a good book. I haven't read it in a while, but I remember that what they said is really funny and the rest of the book was really funny.



 Re: Write Your BOOK REVIEWS Here!!

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:12 am
Posts: 14
Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:25 am
You convinced me to try this book. I really think I'll like it. I hope I finish it. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.



Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
   [ 399 posts ] Average score:   Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 16  Next


PRS © 2008 PRS Team