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Title
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Author
Lauren Tarshis
Review
This book was interesting, well-written, and very descriptive. I could feel how it was like to be a passenger on the ship. It was an easy, quick read that I could finish in a day.  Place a Hold
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
Title
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
Author
Lauren Tarshis
Review
The story was well-paced throughout the book and it had a great climax and resolution. The experience that the character went through was harsh and hard to relate for some people.  I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
The Hobbit
Title
The Hobbit
Author
J. R. R. Tolkien
Review
Rating: I would rate this book 4.5 stars out of 5.

Description: Mr. Baggins and his hearty crew travel through the land of Middle Earth, meeting elves, fighting goblins, killing spiders, scaring trolls, talking to men, and interacting with a really mean dragon. Bilbo Baggins makes new friends and enemies and finds something useful for the upcoming events.

Recommendation: This book would be good for pre-teens, and maybe kids who have a long attention span. This book is very long and can be confusing at times, so it would not be good for inexperienced readers.  The Hobbit
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Title
Things Not Seen
Author
Andrew Clements
Review
This book was a little bit too slow for me. It had very few interesting parts and a lot of unnecessary content. It didn't get to the point like I'd expected to be. I wouldn't rank this book as one of my favorites.  Place a hold!
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Title
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
Author
Lauren Tarshis
Review
I enjoyed this I Survived book because of it's interesting story and point of view. The author narrates the story of Thomas, and his younger sister Birdie, who are both slaves, in a great way for kids to understand. You'll enjoy it a lot!   Place a hold!