An opportunity for Silver Creek High view and discuss books of different genres. It is a forum for Raptor book lovers to share their ideas and stories!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gamer Girl b Mari Mancusi

When Maddy's parents divorce, she must move with her mom and sister to their grandmother's. Her new school life is terrible. Once she attracts "the populars," her only escape are her manga drawings and her new virtual reality internet game. While her school life goes downhill, her relationship with an unknown gamer gets better. With many twists, this book is great!!!

~ submitted by a student

The Horse Whisperer by Nicohlas Evans

Incredible book about a girl and a horse who get in a freak accident, which turns the horse "savage." The girl's mother seeks the help of a man who is called The Horse Whisperer because he can heal and talk to horses. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read. Such an amazing book, but so sad at the end!

~ submitted by a student

Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

When brother orphans find themselves in Venice, they head for a broken down theater for shelter. They find a small group of similarly aged orphans, led by a kid known as The Thief Lord. He steals and connives to provide for the children, but the new arrivals separate the close-knit group. My opinion: read this book! It is beautifully written with fantastic descriptions and vivid details.

~ submitted by a student

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Carter and Sadie are brother and sister; their father has been captured by the Lord of Chaos. They have five days to save the world.

Will they make the deadline or will the world spiral into disaster? You'll have to read this book to find out...

I recommend The Red Pyramid to all!!

~ submitted by a student

Monday, February 7, 2011

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

The second book in the hunger games trilogy. It tells the stories about Katrina and Peeta, trying to survive the anger of the capital, trying to control the 12 districts with their fake love and finding new love in the end.

~Submitted by student

Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Kay, a 17 year old girl loves rock climbing and being outdoors, until one day she falls into a river and crosses the border onto the dragons side. While struggling in the river, something picks her up; which happens to be a young dragon that wants to learn how to talk to humans and already can, somewhat talk to them. Kay leaves after talking to the dragon and promises to be back and help him learn how to speak, at the same as breaking the law of crossing the border. As Kay goes through her teenage life, things start to get crazy and people are planning for the worst, fearing about another human-dragon war.

-submitted by student

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa

This book is about Kyon, a normal human who on his first day of high school meets Haruhi Suzumiya, the weirdest girl in the school. When he gets to know her better, he accidentally suggests she make a club. The SOS Brigade is born, and all of the five members, but Kuon are weirder than you'd think. With a combo of realistic fiction, scifi and comedy this book is great.

-submitted by student

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Elite of Maggie Quinn's school are falling victim to embarrasing--and possibly fatal-- accidents. A distinct smell of sulfur at the scene of the crime, and a couple of sixth sense clues, are enough to convince Maggie it is Hell's doing.
Now, She has to defeat them and save Humanity at the one place she has never wanted to go--Prom.
-By Student