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Erika Malloy
03:32 PM ET (US)
I am ready The Third Twin by CJ. My book has 326 pages and in on page 265. I chose to read this book because I can relate to it. In the book it talks about twins and I am a twin. But also I love how mysterious this book is. It is about twins who make up a "third twin". The reason why they did it is so they can have a completely different personality. It was fun at first until someone is trying to set them up for murder. They try to find whoever is trying to set them up so they don't take the fall for something they didn't do.
Alecia Beigh
11:22 AM ET (US)
I'm reading Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines. the book has 328 pages and I'm on page 82. i chose to read these books because i like books about romance and relationship . the book is about couple of high school students that popular and are stars of the football team. Brady brought his cousin Maggie to school and everyone wanted to get with her but Brady wouldn't let them because she has been through a lot and doesn't want her to get hurt. She doesn't talk to anyone, she is mute because she is scared to talk again from what happened to her mother because she thinks its her fault that her dad murder her mother.
Jordan Pechous
02:09 PM ET (US)
I am reading the young adult fiction book After The War. The Author is Amy Plum. The book is 322 pages long, and I stopped today on page, 30. I chose to read After The War because I've love dystopian novels. Especially ones placed in a war zone or very far future. It always intrigues me about imagining what could happen in the future. I have not read from this author before, and currently, I love her. She has an amazing way of writing, and telling a story. I know after finishing this book, I will look to see what other book she has written. I was really interested in the book from the beginning, because it just throws you into action and you can never imagine what is going to happen. It has many twist and turns, that always amuses me.
Kaelynn Ahrendt
04:29 PM ET (US)
Last week, I started Until Friday Night but I finished that book this weekend. I am waiting for the second one to come in as well.

(1.) I am reading Biggest Flirt, there are 317 pages and I am on page 95. When I finish a book and I'm looking for a new one, I go on Siouxlandlib.com. I always go on the website and look at books that they suggest off of the last book I read. This book popped, so I clicked on it to read the summary over it. I like reading books that are about people the same age as me. Then I also like books with something to do with love. This book is about a high school senior girl, Tia, who meets a new kid, Will. She is into him right away, but Will wants to actually start dating. But Tia for some reason doesn't want a boyfriend. I haven't figured out why she doesn't want to date anyone. While Tia is pushing Will away, Will starts talking to another girl. This book is also in a series, but I already ordered the second book. So hopefully it will be in by the time I finish the first! I am already very into this book!
Elizabeth Carda
04:28 PM ET (US)
Today I was reading "Sometimes it last" by Abbi Glines and I ended up finishing that book. I am now reading " Misbehaving" by Abbi Glines it has 316 pages. I started it after I finished my other book and I'm on page 26. I chose these books because I was recommended this novel and I kind of just got hooked and you'll end up having to hear my go on for a while until I finish this whole novel. I ended up starting out with the last book out of the novel but really the way I looked at it I think it should be the first. "Breath" by Abbi Glines is the first one and I think I'm going to read that one last. I have read like five of theses books already and I am absolutely in love with them and this author!!! When I First started these novels I thought they were going to be boring, they are all about teenagers and you can really connect with them. I love how its for teenagers and if not wrote so hard that we cant understand it so I love it.
Jason Koval
04:28 PM ET (US)
I started reading killing Mr.Griffin, have not finished it but so far the book is not that bad right now. I started on page 3 and ended on page 23 this book is more for people who like a big fat thrill. I i'm not really a big thrill reading a book guy but love thrill movies. This book goes into depth and really really describes what is happening what is about to happen super detail book. This is really why i'm still reading this book. I have not got to far into the book to see if the plot of this book will be done well but as a right now its alright. I really feel like this book is going to have a really big plot twist to it and will be super shocking. But for those really well readers pretty sure they will see it coming from a mile away.
Jenni Blue
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Eleanor & Park, there are are 325 pages, and I read from page 80-146.

3. On the cover of the book, you can see drawings depicting both Eleanor and Park on the front with just their backs showing. They are wearing headphones and the wires from the headphones connect to each other creating the & in Eleanor & Park. Additionally, the front and back is an off white beige color. The color scheme of the book cover kinda hints at the fact that the book takes place in the 80's. Recently, I realized what I think is the meaning behind the two of them wearing headphones. It's because in one scene in the book, they share their favorite music with each other. I also feel like it symbolizes them being connected and sharing themselves with each other and being in love. Overall, I think that the cover sets a whimsical mood in it's simplicity, and it attracts a reader who is interested more in content than what's on the cover.
Grace Dellman
04:27 PM ET (US)
I finished reading Haunted over the weekend. I am reading A Night Divided, it has 317 pages and I am on page 133. I think that this book is very interesting so far. I find it easy to get lost in this book and it is easy to read. I am not confused about anything so far except for the rules that the citizens have to abide by. There are things that they can't do that seem excessive but then other things that they get away with are shocking. I do not understand Anna because she was the main characters best friend at the beginning of the book but now she ignores her. The reason she ignores her is because Anna feels that it is not safe to talk to Gerta's family. Anna threw away her lifelong friendship with Gerta just because the Soviets told her it wasn't safe to talk to her. The language in this book is easy to follow and is not confusing. The only language that is sometimes confusing is when they talk about the officers that patrol the Berlin Wall. They have special names for them and they are German words so I don't fully understand what they mean. I plan to stick with this book because I want to find out what happens to Gerta and I want to see if she is reunited with her family.
Kaitlyn Schaunaman
04:27 PM ET (US)
I finish The Impossible Knife of Memory so today I am reading Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne and am on page 177 of 294.

2) When I started the book I was a little unsure about my choice, however I am really enjoying it so far. At first the story started out kinda slow and I was unsure of how good of a book it was. Now, the story is really compelling and I don't want to stop reading and put it down. I am not confused about the book although certain parts, especially the dialogue can be very confusing. I understand how the story flows and how everything is just snowballing into something much bigger. The word choice does get a little confusing but only at the big dialogue parts where you don't know who is saying what. I plan to stick with this book and finish it. I can't wait to finish the story and see how it ends.
Julia Wendell
04:27 PM ET (US)
I am reading Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, and there are 352 pages in it. I read to page 270 (82 pages read today).

When I received this book from my cousin, I thought that I wouldn't like it. I thought that it wasn't the kind of book that I would want to read nor what I would choose myself. However I wanted to try something new, and if I didn't like it would just get a different book. After reading the first couple chapters, I thought that it was a great book. Right now where I am at, it is amazing how much imagination is in it. I kept reading this book because of the connection between me and the man character Jacob. He feels like an outcast. Sometimes we all feel that way. I love how this book can take you away to this amazing place that you could never imagine without the book. I am very glad that I choose to read this book.
Tj Holloway
04:26 PM ET (US)
The Missing Redeemed by Margaret Haddix. I stopped on page 87 out of 404.

The book had a vey complex, interesting intro for the readers. It put us in place of a character never seen before in the whole series of the books. The intro brought us back into how it felt being a child of the time traveling and how confusing it is for them to take in the knowledge of time travel from the start. To be honest the start was a little confusing because it required to take knowledge from all other book in the series and mash it into the intro. For the first time we're set with the narrator jordan instead of jonah from all previous book. This I believe was a good idea to change the whole mind set of the story. Its relatable to reading the very first book and making it the last but with all the knowledge from the whole series presented.
Jacob Bradfield
04:26 PM ET (US)
I am reading "True Legend" by Mike Lupica. It has 292 pages and I am currently on page 100. Last night, I finished a book called "Gym Candy" and it was about the use of steroids for a high school football player and how it messed up his chances of becoming pro.

I chose to read this book because I enjoy reading sports books. They have always interested me because I have never been very athletic, and because I am not any good at sports, the books help me imagine what it would be like. I have read a couple of Mike Lupica's books in the past and really got into them. He explains things in a lot of detail, as an author should, it they are not overly difficult. I don't remember what the last book I red was called but it ended in a really big twist that I didn't see coming at all. My goal is to eat through all of Mike Lupica's books by the end of the quarter, then start something new. I have a friend that enjoys reading, and she reads every night. I'm sure she has some recommendations for me to start once I finish with the sports books.
Truman DickPerson was signed in when posted
04:25 PM ET (US)
I'm reading The Martian by Andy Weir, The Martian has 369 pages, I'm currently on page 79. I chose this novel because I saw the movie and enjoyed it very much. The book seems to be more intense and more thought-provoking. The Martian is about an astronaut named Mark Watney who is stranded on Mars after all of his crewmates left. Mark's crew was hit by a bad sandstorm, and he was injured. His crew thought he died, so they evacuated immediately. The science behind this novel isn't completely fiction and is mostly applicable to the world today. All in all, The Martian is a very in-depth book that made me realize how enjoyable the sci-fi genre is.
Emma Lewis
04:25 PM ET (US)
A Child Called "It" has 184 pages, I finished that today and began reading A Man Named Dave, which has 339 pages, I'm on page 54.
I chose to read A Man Named David because it, like A Child Called "It", is part of a trilogy. I've previously read the two other novels include in the trilogy, just not A Man Named David. I reread A Child Called "It" to refresh my memory on David's situation. I decided to jump straight into reading A Man Named David rather than rereading the second novel The Lost Boy. I chose to read this novel because I find that real crime and biographies tend to be captivating. I try to pick novels that I'll want to read outside of class. Knowing that I picked out a great novel makes me excited for the next class period where Ill be given a lot of times to read. For quite some time I was unaware that there were three novels in the set, I had only thought there were two. Upon figuring that out I was elated to finally read the third one. Dave Pelzer has been a name that I simply could not get out my mind after reading about his story. To finally get to figure out where he is now and what he's doing when he's not writing books plays a big role in why I chose to read this novel.
Isaiah Tschetter
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading "The Rule of Three," by Eric Walters, it has a total of 405 pages I got to page 144 today. The first impresions of this book, by looking at the cover, is exactly what you get out of the book. It's a very thrilling and suspenseful book that will keep you turning the pages. I would say that this book is very fictional because the chances that a retired spy, that stocked perfectly for a event like this to also know someone who can provide all the other needed resources is very unlikely. Although, the book is very well written to keep a bit of comedy into it so even in boring parts the book is still quite fun to read. In the story the main conflict is that America, or at least America has gone through a huge power outtage in which nothing related to a computer can turn on, not even cars. The part that confuses me about that is; how is that even possible, they still have not reavealed it in the story. The use of language in this story is very understandable and does not require a large vocabulary to read. I definietly plan on sticking with this book, and hopefully the whole trilogy.
Jersie Reese
04:24 PM ET (US)
I am reading Pushing Perfect by Michelle Falkoff. There is 336 pages and I am on page 101.
(2) When I first started reading this book I thought it was gonna be more about depression and stress. I was wrong it is more about this girl trying different things to deal with her stress mainly doing drugs. This book is compelling to me and I think I will stick with it. I am a little confused on the new best friend of the girl dealing with stress. She is an A student but once the bell rings, she is a gambler and partier. So far she has only done the drug once but she bought two more for her SAT test at the party she went to tonight with her new friend. Before this girl she went to the doctor a lot and she changed her eating habits and quit swimming because her face was breaking out and causing her stress because she is "perfect" in others eye. I really enjoy this book so far, but I want there to be maybe a little bit more danger in the drugs she is trying. Right now the drugs are described as being kinda blah and just helps with stress nothing else.
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