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!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World follows a multitude of characters that live in a futuristic utopia. Conventional laws are thrown out, and each character is only responsible for themselves. A savage, somebody who didn't grow up in these conditions, is thrown into this brave, new world, and his reactions to this shocking society make this book fascinatingly intriguing.
-Submitted by Student

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

This book is about Creel, a normal everyday farm girl in the kingdom of Feravel. Her life is dull, until her aunt decides to give her to the town dragon so a knight can save her and take her family to his castle. When the dragon takes her in, Creel makes a deal with him. She'll leave him alone, if he gives her a part of his hoard: his collection of shoes. After leaving the cave with her new shoes, she goes on an exciting and dangerous adventure to the capital of Feravel, the King's Seat. This was an amazing book with a lot of drama and excitement.
-Submitted by Student

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jane Eyre by Charolette Bronte

This book is about a girl who grows up in her aunts home. Her aunt is basically abusive to her. She gets locked up in her red room where a relative died and Jane thinks theres a ghost in the red room. This book is very good and very strong, so if you like books like this, read it.
-Submitted by Student

Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

Perfect is an amazing book about 4 teens that are all liked toger in one way or another. The main characters are Cara, Kendra, Sean and Andre. Cara's story is about her struggle with her sexuality. She has a boyfriend but she falls in love with a girl. Kendra is in love with Cara's twin brother Connor. And Sean gets himself into a lot of trouble with two girls, including his ex.
-Submitted by Student

Witch and Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson

Whit and his sister Whisty are imprisoned by the evil force that calls himself the One. The barily manage to escape with the life. They established themselves as leaders of the resistance. They find of Wisty is the one who has"The Gift." Read the book to find out more...
-Submitted by Student

Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

Elijah Bales is an earthman. His new partner is a spacer. Earthmen hate spacers. But when a murder takes places that puts both factors at odds, these two need to work together, or doom the entire human race in a long, bloody war.
-Submitted by Student

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Where there is a mystical portal that can transport people to any place in the world and pain can grant you a wish. There are devil angels who are against the half-human-half animal people. Nobody really dies their spirits, are saved and put into new bodies. Then there is a forbidden love between the devil angel and a girl who doesn't know her past or any idea of who she is.
-Submitted by Student

Monday, February 27, 2012

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

War Horse is a wonderful stroy about the friendship between a boy named Albert and a horse named Joey. Shortly after the first war has broken out Albert is forced to give up Joey when their farm desperately needs money. Next, it follows the adventures of Joey and all the poeple he touches the lives of. Albert is determined to get back to his beloved horse.
~submitted by Student

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

The story is based in a post apocoliptical society. Small groups of humans left scattered around the word and shows the life of two brothers, one who is a bounty hunter and the other who wants to expand. There are people who make children fight zombies for money and they steal kids who "won't be missed." The brothers eventually save the stolen kids and see a jet fly over head which means there are humans elsewhere...
~Submitted by Student

Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

Eragon and Saphira face their biggest challenge yet, they have to face Galbitorix. Will they defeat Galbitorix or will Galbitorix's reign drone of?
~Submitted by Student

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Brian Selznick has a unique way of telling intriquing stories. His most recent book, Wondorstruck, is a beutifull crafted mix of very similar stories. Ben is a young deaf boy that ran away from in search of the father he never knew. Rose is a young deaf girl searching for affection and attention from her very famous mother. Ben and Rose's adventures are bound to mix in this quick-paced page turner. This book is not action packed, unpredictable; the only reason this book stands apart is because half of the story is told in pictures. A worthwhile, quick and easy to read book.
~Submitted by student

Pet Semetary by Stephan King

A man messes with fate when he brings his cat and son back to life by bringing them to a hunter's sacred burial ground.
~Submitted by student

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the daughters of Genghis Khan rescused the empire by Jack Weatherford

Okay. So, this book spans the entire history of the Mongol culture, and it is really to epic and long to give a full review. I'll just say,"Genghis Khan was an incredibly brillient leader and his daughters were equally brillient." The Mongols did everything better than you. Mongol Queens did it best. Genghis Khan should have abandoned his sons in a ditch in the forest.
~Submitted by student