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Quinten WoodardPerson was signed in when posted
12:22 PM ET (US)
Friends with boys by Fath Erin Hicks pg.88
The book is a graphic novel that I just started. So far its been about a family of one dad, three brothers, and one daughter. The Daughter has always been homed schooled but is going to start high school. Thats all I got so far. Also she has two friends that are brother and sister. Plus she's haunted. That about it so far. I plan on reading the whole book so I can know what will happen and from what I've seen this book is on the topic of bulling.
Cody Watkins
12:22 PM ET (US)
I am reading The wizard Heir and on page 159. This is a non-fiction book. This book is about a boy named Seph who is an orphan. He is a very powerful wizard but has no knowledge of anything magical. He has outburst or episodes when magic fly's freely and blows up stuff, conjures stuff, or starts fires. His layer (no knowledge of wizards) had sent him to 4 different schools in the past 2 year. The next one in maine has a great success rate for troubled children. When there he learns that he is being held prisoner by a powerful wizard who links himself to other to control them. I am really enjoying this book my little summery does not do it justice when I re-read it. I am really enjoying reading this authors stories.
Dalton F
12:21 PM ET (US)
Meanwhile it is a scifi and it goes through this kid and he wants to know what this machine is in the back of the ice cream store and this is how the guy was using this machine to make the ice cream. to make it taste good. the other part of this book is when he made 2 of himself and he could not get rid of the other one, then he went back ten minutes ago and he did not like the ice cream. He then when back there to see what this machine was and it was the killtron 3,000 time machine. this book was ok not on of the best books i read.
Josh Mettler
12:20 PM ET (US)
I'm reading Thirteen Reasons Why and ended on page 205 today. This book is getting really good and interesting at the part I am at. Clay has just found out how he is part of Hannah's death and seems to be in a terrible mood. People are noticing a change in Clay's emotions and people are beginning to worry. As the story goes on, you see how little things that people did built on and on to make a bigger effect. Some of the more minor things were turned into huge downfalls for Hannah. As the tapes go on, Hannah is revealing why she is starting to think about suicide. This makes Clay's stomach turn just thinking about Hannah. Hannah also just revealed that she had a huge crush on Clay. So far this book is really good, and i can't wait to finish it.
Brittney Groenewold
12:20 PM ET (US)
Cupid Cats pg. 104

The book Cupid Cats is a romance book by Katie MacAlister. The book is about the wild life preserver named Jes. She goes to a animal shelter called Cupids cats shelter for cat and finds a Panther/Jaguar. The jaguar starts to talk to Jes through her mind. She finds out that he's a vampier/were(werewolf)/jaguar and his name is Avery. Avery turns back into a "human" and go's with Jes and her sister. Jes sister Cora shots Avery with a tranquilizer gun. When Avery is sleeping Cora goes to the hardware store to get supplies to kill a vampire. When Cora leaves and Avery is still asleep Jes goes to see a tree huger. When she gets to the tree huggers land she is attached by his sun who turns into a were.
Tayt Boeckholt
12:20 PM ET (US)
I am currently reading "Thirteen Reasons Why" and I'm on page 138. The genre of the book I am reading right now would fall under the fiction category because it could be real but it is not a real story. I actually am enjoying the book a lot. I am constantly wanting to know what is going to happen next and it keeps me reading and not wanting to put the book down. I really like how the author illustrates how Hannah feels about everything. She is always super honest about how she feels and it makes you on edge and curious to hear what she has to say next. I like how everything is very organized and detailed. I do not like how the author takes so long to get to points that Hannah is trying to make. It kind of gets annoying. But besides that I like everything else about it.
Emily S
12:19 PM ET (US)
I was reading Hamlet and I finished the book (page 287).

It is a fictional play about a prince trying to avenge his father's death. The book was confusing at times because Shakespeare wrote during a completely different time period, but it was pretty good. I liked the drama to it and all the different plots the characters made against each other. However, I really disliked how confusing it got. It also made me mad that literally all but one main character died. It was also comical because Hamlet acted crazy, so that was interesting to read. I really didn't like how there were so many unanswered questions. The reader could take a lot of things multiple ways and the way you interpret it makes it a lot different than the way someone else can interpret it. You never really find out if the queen was in on the former king's murder or if Hamlet actually loved Ophelia. I wish Shakespeare would've been more definite on some things, but, overall, it wasn't bad.
Jake Anderson
12:19 PM ET (US)
Vision Quest pg. 122

So far I am really enjoying this book. It is a sports book because it is based around the sport of wrestling. It is very realistic and makes me feel like I am there living the story. Terry Davis does an excellent job with telling a story about wrestling. It is better than most wrestling books I have read in the past. I dislike that it doesn't give much information about his opponent Shute. It would be nice to have a little information about this opponent because it would help me to compare the two wrestlers. I wish the book would develop a little faster, its taking a while for the actual wrestling to start. I think that Louden will beat Shute when it comes time to wrestle. I think that Louden is putting more work than any of his opponents.
Rachael Vinzant
12:19 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading a fiction book Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I stopped today on page 257.

I'm in love with the novel Cinder. The book is a futuristic fairy tale retelling of Cinderella except Cinder is a cyborg. I really like the fact that there are elements of Cinderella in this novel, but it doesn't feel like a fairy tale. Cinder has real issues and things I can relate to. Prince Kai is just so good looking in my mind, but he is also extremely kind. I really love him as a character. Cinder's sister Peony is such a sweetheart it is so sad that she is dying of the made up disease lemonisis. Cinder is doing everything in her power to save her sister while hiding the fact that she is a cyborg from Prince Kai. Cinder is also a mechanic so she fixes a lot of things. I enjoy the fact that unlike the traditional story of Cinderella, Cinder doesn't need to be rescued. She isn't sitting around waiting for a prince to rescue her. She out in the world doing what she can to save her sister and stop the war with the lunar queen.
Abby Gacke
12:18 PM ET (US)
I'm currently reading Leaving and I'm on page 254. The book is fiction. I love this book, you can really relate to what the author is talking about. Bailey Flanigan got a roll as a dancer on the Broadway musical Hairspray. Before this she started in a movie called Unlocked where she and the leading male actor became really good friends. He has confessed his love to her but she doesn't know what she feels.
Cody Coleman got the job as head coach of Lyle High School. He still has feelings for Bailey. When he was in Iraq the thing that motivated him was being able to see Bailey when he got back. After he got back, he told Bailey that she should move on and that he wasn't the guy for her. Now he wants to talk to Bailey to see what she feels. Bailey and Brandon(her costar) have become closer as friends and Brandon is helping Bailey pack to move to New York when Cody decides that he wants to come and visit Bailey. When Cody sees that Brandon is there he leaves and Bailey doesn't know why he even came in the first place if he wasn't going to stop in.
Ben Gute
12:16 PM ET (US)
I am reading WWII and i'm on page 212 or so.

It is a nonfiction book about world war II obviously. I am enjoying the book, even though I do know a lot of the stuff it talks about. But it throws in some neat facts and stories. Such as talking about how at one point the British attempted, and failed, to assassinate Rommel while he was in North Africa. One thing I dislike and like about the book are the variety of pictures. Some of them show really interesting things, and they can help you visualize what was happening at that point of time. But I also dislike because some times I feel like most of the page is just a big picture I don't even look at. So I'm only reading a handful of paragraphs, I feel like it makes the book unnecessarily large and unwieldy, as it is a very large book. Another thing I like about the book is the writing, often times people who write about history can make it seem very body, and unexciting. This author really captures my attention and makes me want to know more and more.
Kärin RennerPerson was signed in when posted
09:05 AM ET (US)
Start with your current book name and page #.

We'll just do a generic post today. Write 10 sentences about what you are reading right now. What genre is the book (romance, sports, non-fiction, etc)? Are you enjoying the book? What do you like or dislike about it?

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