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!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecular Children by Ransom Riggs

Jacob's grandfather always told him fantastical stories when he was a kid. He stopped believing them. Now, his grandfathers stories are catching up with him in a mind-bending mysterious,love and unbridled horror.
~submitted by Student

Friday, November 18, 2011

Peter And The Starcatchers by Dave Barry

This book describes the story of Peter and his fellow orphans who find themselves upon an undercover pirate ship, heading to a piece of land where a shooting star has fallen. Peter has to team up with junior star catcher Molly Aster to get to the star dust before the pirates.

An exciting read!

~submitted by student

Animal farm by George Orwell

This book, Animal farm basically describes a respective on the Russian revolution through the eyes of an animal owned farm, in other words humans became the animals!

~submitted by a student

Thursday, November 17, 2011

This book is very intense but sooo good! It was from the perspective of a 5 year old and how him and his mother were trapped in a 11 by 11 foot space. It was really good and put you in a weird state of mind. I would recommend it to anyone!

Lock and Key

Ruby, abandoned by her mother goes to live with her long lost sister, who is married and lives in a beautiful home. Ruby is very guarded when she first meets her extremely handsome neighbor, Nate. But Nate knows how to get past that.

The Horse Wisperer

This book was incredible. It's about a girl and a horse who get in an accident that damages her and the horse emotionally and physically. The mother takes them both to a man who can talk to horses. This book was incredible and I recommend it to anyone.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Wonder Struck BY: Brian Selznick

Ben's adventure begins when he discovers a mysterious address in his mothers book "Wonder Struck". He becomes deaf when he is struck by lightning in an attempt to contact a man who could be his father. When luck fails him, he travels to New York and finds his grandmother, who is also deaf.

Great book with parallel stories told in with incredible drawings and text. Brian Selznick is a wizard! We both loved it!
Stolen BY: Vivian Vande Velde
Isabelle is found running through the forest by a farmer named Browley and his dogs. She has no memory of anything until then. Browley, his wife, Avis, and their grand daughter, Ravyn, take her into their home. could Isabelle be a princess, an animal, a girl stolen by the witch of the forest six years earlier, or a creation of evil from the witch herself. Amazing book! I love Vivian Vande Velde!!

~ Posted by student

Friday, November 11, 2011

Watchers by Dean Koontz

This book is set in the 1970s and centers around a war veteran struggling with loneliness. While taking a stroll in the woods he finds a golden retriever. The dog drags away the veteran to save him from a dark beast. He finds out that the dog has human-like intelligence. This sets off a strange and dark tale of adventure.

~submitted by Student