Book Review

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By: Wendelin Van Draanen

When I was looking for a book to read, this book immediately caught my eye. The cover was a boy and a girl holding hands in a tree with a sunset in the background. I love realistic fiction because ther is so much that you can relate to in the book. I know that I can sometimes relate to the main characters, Bryce and Julie. I can sometimes think that people are annoying like Bryce, and I can sometimes think that people are cute like Julie.

This book is a great example of the phrase, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” In the book, the first time Julie saw Bryce, she thought he was so cute. She loved his blue eyes. Later in the book, she found out that Bryce is different on the inside. However, Bryce has always thought of Julie as the annoying girl who smelled his hair. How he feels about her in the end will surprise you. I recommend this book to anyone who likes realistic fiction. It’s a really good book.

Book Review

Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief

By: Rick Riordan

When I first read this book, I didn’t really understand it. I guess that makes sense because I was a second grader. But, as I got further into the book, I fell in love with it. It has been my favorite book since. The author did an amazing job taking Greek mythology and adding a new plot and characters. This book is included in a two set series with ten books. Because I loved the first book so much, I read every other book. The Lightning Thief was the first book I loved, and it is the reason I started to read more.

My favorite part about this book were the individual characters. Riordan did a great job making sure every character in the book had a specific identity and traits. Nobody in the book was the same. He makes it so that you don’t know what’s going to happen next. It was very hard to put this book down. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a book to read. It’s perfect for any reading level.