Reviews for 'We Own the Night - Summer Reading Program'


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Ashmol tells us the story. His sister has two imaginary friends. Ashmol was mocking at her because of that. These imaginary friends are Pobby and Dingan. Their mother pretends like these imaginary friends exist.
Kellyanne talked to herself in the class and her teacher complained about that. After that, her father told Kellyanne, “your friends Pobby and Dingan will come with me and you can see them after the class.”
After the school she asked her father where her friends are and he made a story up. She understood that he lost them. Then, they went to find them. They enter someone else’s territory while trying to find Kellyanne’s imaginary friends. As a result of this, father went to jail for a day.
Kellyanne was upset because they couldn’t find her friends and she got sick. Ashmol understood that her sister could get well if they find her friends. Ashmol told everybody in the town that the friends were missing and he offer an award for one who can find them. After that, some people came and told they found P. and D. Kellyanne asked some questions about them to test them and she understood they lied for award.
Then, Kellyanne told her brother that he can look for them in the territory where their father got caught. He was afraid but he went there. He found D.’s opal under a stone and P.’s chocolate bar. Then, everything sort of fit together perfectly for a new story. When he got home, he told Kellyanne that D. and P. were dead. Kellyanne believed him.
They arranged a funeral ceremony for them and told everybody in the town. Ashmol did everything because he wanted Kellyanne to get well. Funeral was crowded. Kellyanne was happy but not that much because she was sick. After a week, Kellyanne passed away and she was buried with them.
At the beginning of the story, Ashmol mocked at her because of these imaginary friends but now, he thought D. and P. was real.
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Title
Pobby and Dingan
Author
Ben RICE
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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This was hilarious. I've seen some of these online as webcomics, and all of them in a book together was almost -too- funny. (I did say almost.) They are all stand-alone funny, but some of them are part of larger story-lines based on literature or periods in history. Some of the greatest ones were about The Great Gatsby and a segment about -real- "Mystery Solving Teens." Basically, if you like literature, history, or humor, you need to read this book.   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Hark! A Vagrant
Author
Kate Beaton
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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In this book, it has to do with the life of a white family who lived in the time where white were racist against the black. A young girl nicknamed Squirrel and her family learn about the segregation of the white and the colored. She learn that the colored were trying to create just. In this journey, her father defends a black man who was accused of reaping a white girl.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
To Kill a Mockingbird
Author
Lee Harper
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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This is a great book about a 14 year old who tries to kill himself. Brent, who is also the author talks about the memories when he tried to kill himself because he got bad grades and he didn't want his parents to know. One day, he actually almost killed himself by lighting himself on fire. He got many 2nd and 3rd degree burns and started to wonder if anyone would like him anymore. Brent sees life in a different light and learns to cherish life and be grateful for what he has. After he recovered from most of his burns, he gets sent to a rehab center where people are mean to him But he still pushes his way back to normality and getting on with his life. When I finished reading this book, i could'nt believe that this was a true story. This is a great experience with suicide and the victiim's thoughts and emotion. This is a one of a kind book and I would reccomend this autobiography to anyone willing to face the devasting experience for Brent Runyon.   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The burn journals
Author
Brent Runyon
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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This is the first book of the Fallen Series. In this book, Luce or Lucinda, goes to a school called the Swords and Cross. She was sent there because she did something bad, well not exactly bad but she was seeing shadows. In this school she meets Cam, a guy who she thinks she likes, Daniel, mysterious guy whom she has a weird attraction to, Arriane, this bad ass girl who's really nice, and Penn, a really nice and smart girl who becomes Luce's close friend. Then Luce get into all this trouble, learning that in every life she lives in, she will fall in love with Daniel again every single time until she is 17 and also that fallen angels do exist. This is the most exciting and amazing paranormal romance book I have read.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Fallen
Author
Lauren Kate
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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The tales of beedle the bard
By J.K. Rowling
This book has many fantastic myths, but out 1 of 7 books were scary! The #1 scariest myth is: The warlock's hairy heart(gross man, gross!). this 'disturbing' book is about a warlock who never wanted to love( He tore out his own heart, locked it up in his dungeon! that's why!). One day he came upon a beautiful maiden, which he did not love(But he pretended, that scoundrel!). He flirted her with poetry( stolen from poetry books, SHAME ON HIM!). She was into it(wow). But one nigh at the castle, the warlock invited guests(includind the maiden, obviously!), he took the maiden down to dungeon during the feast, and showed her the worst in his chest(mini chests,you know like the treasure chest!): His hairy heart(DUH< DUH< DUUUUH!!!). She SCREAMED! Forcing to put the heart back in his chest...then the guests were worried. They went downstairs to see what happened....the maiden's heart was cut out!!! THe warlock used a dagger to cut back out his heart to exchange the poor maiden's dearest heart. That was the end of the both the maiden and the warlock. SCARY HUH!  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The tales of Beedle the Bard
Author
J.K. Rowling
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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This book was really good. I completely loved it! It brings you through what Angelyn is goin through because of her stepfather Danny and how it ruined her life. Also my favorite part was when she confronts Danny and tells him what he did to her and how it affected her. This is a great story and I recomend it to anyone!!!!  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The File ON Angelyn Stark
Author
Catherine Atkins
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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This book wasn't one of my favorites. It didn't hold my attention and didn't make that much sense to me. I also found it a little boring but the characters were okay and i did like the idea of diviners.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Diviners
Author
Libba Bray
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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THIS BOOK IT ABOUT GERNIMO WITH HIS FRIEND SAVING THE PAST/DAY. THEY ARE GOING IN EGYPT TO STOP THE PIRATE CATS FORM CHANGING THE HISTORY. THIS TIME THEY WANT TO CHANGE THE SPIHNX BY CHANGING THE MAN HEAD IN TO A CAT HEAD.BUT GERNIMO WITH HIS FRIEND STOP THEM AND SAVE THE HISTORY  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
THE SECRET OF THE SPHINX
Author
GERNIMO STILTON
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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THIS BOOK IT ABOUT GERONIMO STILTOM WITH HIS FREIND. THEY WERE GOING TO CATH THE PIRATE CAT FORM CHANGING THE PASS. THE PIRATE CATS WERE ABOUT TO CHANGE THE PASS BY CAPTURING THE ICE GIANT AND BECAME FAMOUSE. GERNIMOWITH HSI FRIEND COULDN'T LET THEM DO THAT. SO THEY PERSU THEM AND SAVE THE PASS/DAY.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
THE GREAT ICE AGE
Author
GERONIMO STILTON
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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It is a story about 13 years old girl whose name is Ginger. Here is the story; at the beginning, she felt like she was followed by a stranger. Her relatives mocked of her after she told that. After a while, the stranger told her that she was her mother. Ginger found photographs of her childhood in her house. Still, the stranger woman was following her.
Ginger wanted to be a basketball speaker. Mr.Wren was basketball coach of the school team. Team lost last game. After that, one of the parents, Mrs.Vaughn, took action about that. She was thinking they lost the match because coach didn’t involve talented players in the game. Ginger wanted to defend him in this situation but Mrs.Vaughn also helps her mother and sister in business. So, she was concerned about that.
Ginger’s parents were going to a business trip. Ginger never told about the stranger woman to her family. The day of coach’s conviction, Joyce showed up and told her “get in to the car”. She threatened Ginger but she said she wanted to go to school first to give her speech to defend the couch. She did and gave her proofs to the committee. The result was that coach didn’t fire from the school.
At the same time, Ginger was thinking how she can get rid of Joyce. She gave a sign to her friends and made Joyce get caught. The stranger woman had mental disorder. When Ginger got home, she told everything about coach case to her sister. Her sister said Ginger did the right thing.
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Title
I'm Not Who You Think I Am
Author
Peg KEHRET
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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'Along for the Ride' is a novel about a girl named Auden who, the summer before college, finds that she may have missed large chunks of her childhood. Ever since she was young, Auden always acted maturely and did well in school as she believed would please her overbearing mother.
However, after her parents' divorce and her father's remarriage, Auden decides that it isn't too late to gain back part of her childhood by spending the summer at the beach with her father and stepmother. While there, she learns that fun isn't completely bad as her mother has always implied. She gets a job at a boutique with girls her age and learns to defend women who like shopping and fashion from women like her mother, who believe that they are useless and stupid. She learns from her brother, Hollis, who has always loved to travel around and be the rebel of the family, that being mature is not the way to her mother's heart. Most importantly, she learns from a boy she meets named Eli how to do all of the things that kids did -- having foodfights, playing kickball, and just having fun.
The ending is very predictable, but the story is enjoyable and enlightening all the same.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Along For the Ride
Author
Sarah Dessen
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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The book was easy to understand. In my opinion, the best thing about the book is that we can see more than one person points of view; Ethan’s, Jay’s and Bird’s. You can see the story from their eyes. After Bird’s stepfather abandoned them, she found him. At the same time, she met Jay and Ethan. She learned that her stepfather was Ethan’s uncle. Then, she disguised herself from her stepfather. She introduced herself as Bird. So we just know that name of her. Her stepfather also called her as Bird before he left them. Jay is so sad because of loss of his brother. At the same time, he stole Mrs. Pritchard’s car. By that time, Ethan got along with Bird and they had a good friendship. At the end of the story, Bird realized that it wasn’t what she wanted when she was ready to face with her stepfather. She realized what a family really means and she got in the bus for going back of home.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Bird
Author
Angela JOHNSON
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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Usually when people talk about 'The Hobbit', or any book by Tolkein, the words 'classic' and 'brilliant' are involved. These words are definitely proper for describing this story.
A hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who is not considered to be particularly brave or strong is chosen to go on an adventure with the powerful Gandalf and the others whom he has chosen. At the end of the journey, Bilbo has managed to obtain the mysterious ring which makes the holder invisible.
While the story itself is interesting overall, it can become boring. As a 'classic', it may not appeal to the younger audiences with all of the lesser-used words and long descriptions. Despite this, everyone should at least give it a try.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Hobbit
Author
J.R.R. Tolkein
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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In 'Across the Universe', a girl named Amy is chryogenically frozen with her parents when Earth seems to be falling apart to be part of a population which will inhabit the planet which their ship, 'Godspeed', ends up on. However, before finally reaching this planet, Amy is woken from her sleep hundreds of years early. Yet, this is no accident. Shortly after Amy is woken up, some others who had been frozen are awakened and left to die. While this mystery is left to be sorted out, Amy has to figure out some things of her own. All of her friends are dead, her parents are still asleep, and there is only one boy on the ship her age,'Elder', who she thinks that she might be falling in love with while still struggling with feelings of her old boyfriend. Despite all of this, Amy manages to discover that most of the people on Godspeed are not living life as they should be. By the end of the novel, Amy is living her life happily even if everything has changed drastically.
Truly, I did not enjoy this book. The plot had some holes and Amy just did not appeal to me as a main character with her continuous complaining about everything on Godspeed. However, the scientific aspects were quite interesting.
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Title
Across the Universe
Author
Beth Revis
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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There is one thing that any reader should know before delving into 'Looking For Alaska': You will probably cry. This story is one in which a boy Miles who has no true friends or anything going for him decides, by his own choice, to go to Culver Creek Boarding School. In his first week at Culver Creek, Miles receives a nickname, 'Pudge', and makes two of the best friends that he has ever had. The most influential of the two is a teenager named Alaska. In his time with Alaska, Pudge's life is turned completely upside down. He tries drinking and smoking, and watching porn. He gets a girlfriend and takes part in the best prank in Culver Creek history. Needless to say, this book is hilarious. However, it is also controversial, having been challenged by a couple of school boards for the language and some descriptive excerpts. Despite this, I personally believe that 'Looking For Alaska' is the best novel for any high school student. It's enjoyable while still touching on many of the things that teenagers are curious about such as sex, death, and religion. In my opinion, this book is one that all teenagers should read.  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Looking For Alaska
Author
John Green
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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'What Happened to Goodbye', while not the most realistic book, is one of the best for young adults that I've read so far. A teenager named Mclean who is continually moving to different places with her father decides to have a different personality at each place as well. She masters the art of allowing people to get close to who they believe is her and then just leaving without a second thought. However, when she and her father move to a new town called Lakeview. While at Lakeview, Mclean does not form a whole personality and do as is expected of that doppelganger. She does what feels right without a second thought. She makes friends who get to see the real her. She even manages to patch things up between she and her mother some years after their falling out. The end of the novel is unexpected, but perfect. This is one of my favorite summer reads!  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
What Happened to Goodbye
Author
Sarah Dessen
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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Of Mice and Men is about George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant workers who try to make money working the fields during the Great Depression so they can fulfill their shared dream to one day attain their own piece of land. As a result of Lennie's slight mental instability, George becomes his protector. The two of them flee from a ranch they worked on to find new job opportunities and run away from getting into trouble because of Lennie's
alleged groping of a women. At the new ranch, the men encounter Curley, who targets Lennie because of his large body size. Lennie is also quickly attracted to Curley's wife who is very flirtatious. The other ranch workers such as Candy, Slim, and Crooks, of course, interact with George and Lennie trying to steer them in the right direction with work. However, one day after Lennie
accidentally kills Candy's dog by petting it to hard, he hides it in the barn where Curley's Wife comes in to confide in him about her crushed dreams of becoming a movie star. Curley's Wife begins to flirt with Lennie, wanting him to stroke her hair because it is soft and Lennie feels on her hair too hard without letting go so she begins to scream. Lennie doesn't know what to do with Curley's wife screaming so he tries to quiet her with his hands but ends up suffocating her and breaking her neck. When Curley finds out his wife is dead, he automatically blames Lennie and wants to kill him so George volunteers to do it but instead runs away again with Lennie to save his life.
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Title
Of Mice and Men
Author
John Steinbeck
Date Posted
8/10/2012
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the Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman is an exiting and fantastic novel! it is the third in the series of "his dark materials." it is about a boy names Will and a girl named Lyra. together they try to save the world. they travel through many parallel worlds to try and save Lyra's friend. because he died they have to go to h-e-double hockey sticks! this is a great novel that i would reccoment to everyone in middle school. everyone should read "His Dark Materials" starting with The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. this has a lot of action and suspense. Everything i like in a book!  Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
The Amber Spyglass
Author
Philip Pullman
Date Posted
8/9/2012
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This is, in fact, a book of bad poetry. Almond has taken poetry that he has written throughout his life and poked fun at it with his witty commentary. What I liked most about this book is that although the poetry was bad, he was able to show how great of a writer he really is with his hilarious commentary on each poem. Also, at the forward to the book, it tells you that in order to write well, you must write about yourself, and that you -can- in fact do it without sounding narcissistic. The greatest writing is made up of truths that have been cleverly warped into a story.   Boston Public Library's Online Catalog
Title
Bad Poetry
Author
Steve Almond
Date Posted
8/9/2012
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