Tag archives for High School
BOOK NAME: Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
AUTHOR: David Lubar
Scott Hudson is just starting high school, and already the troubles are beginning. His bus driver is an
obnoxious grouch of a man. The school’s Spanish teacher can’t speak a word of English, and seems to
believe her students can comprehend her. The seniors are attempting to make Scott’s life as miserable
as possible with their egregious pranks. Julia, a girl Scott was acquainted with in kindergarten, is now a stunning teenage “goddess”. She has become so gorgeous; she now seems far out of Scott’s league. The list of difficulties expands with each passing day. At least Scott has his longtime buddies, Kyle, Patrick, and Mitch, to help him survive.
The news Scott’s parents reveal, however, could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Scott is
going to be an older brother. How is THAT going to work? He’s always been the younger brother, and
his older sibling Bobby has some dark predictions of how a baby can throw its sibling’s life into chaos.
That’s horrible news for Scott.
The baby isn’t due to arrive for a while, and Scott has more current issues to face. Will he ever
understand the Spanish teacher? Will the cruel gangs of seniors grind him into dust before the end of
the year? How can he possibly win Julia’s heart when she doesn’t even notice him? What catastrophes
await him as the year drags on?
This is a phenomenal book, beyond phenomenal in fact! I couldn’t put it down! It is absolutely hilarious! It is filled with sarcasm, witty jokes, comical situations, irony, and just about every other type of humor imaginable. The story is not too shabby, either! The humorous aspect prevents it from ever becoming dull. The ending has some unexpected twists, and is quite a heartwarming close to the story. I won’t spoil it though! You’ll just have to read this incredible book and find out what happens.
BOOK NAME: Life As We Knew It
AUTHOR: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Miranda was happy being a senior in high school. She had friends and family that loved her. Mainly what she had was a normal life. All that changed one day when a meteor hit the moon unexpectedly and pushed the moon closer to earth!
The moon controls the tides and it was that night that the waves stared crashing over Florida, New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and other major cities around the world!!! Millions of people started dying. People were going crazy at the grocery store as Miranda and her family stocked up on their food supply. Nobody knew how long this could last! Lightning storms exploded and volcanoes erupted. A loss of electricity and MASSIVE snow storms were causing Miranda and her family to struggle through these harsh times. They hadn’t heard from their dad and they didn’t know if they ever would once the post office closed. Would Miranda and her family live to tell the tale? Or would mankind die off and never be able to survive?
This book was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t put it down. It never got boring because it was so intense in some parts. It really gets you wondering if a meteor really could push the moon closer to earth! It also get really scary in some parts and its sort of depressing too so don’t read this if you are looking for a happy book. There are two sequels to it so I will have to find a chance to read them sometime. It is a great fiction novel!
BOOK NAME: Millicent Min, Girl Genius
AUTHOR: Lisa Yee
Millicent Min, Girl Genius
is one of my favorite books that I have ever read. The story is about a
girl named Millicent Min who is a super smart 11 year-old. She is so
intelligent that she skipped grades all the way up to her senior year
in high school. Millicent doesn’t have very many friends until a new
girl comes into town; her name is Emily Ebers. Emily and Millicent meet
when both of them have been forced into volleyball by their moms. They
aren’t very good so they decide to hang out.
Millicent ends up tutoring basketball star, Stanford Wong who
is not very smart with a report card full of “F”‘s. Millicent doesn’t
want Emily, her only friend, to think that she is geeky-smart, and
Stanford, who has a major crush on Emily, doesn’t want her to think
that he is dumb. So they agree not to tell Emily, but she finds out
anyway. Millicent and Stanford think fast by saying that Stanford is
tutoring Millicent instead! Will both Stanford and Millicent be able to
face Emily with the truth, or will Emily find out the truth first?
I loved reading this book. What I liked about it was that the story
moved fast – it wasn’t boring! The cool part of the book is that its’
sequels are from Emily and Stanford’s point of view at the same exact
time period. I read the So Totally Emily Eber‘s book a while ago and am planning to read Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time very soon.
I suggest this to all you readers who like books that are almost like
a real teenage life. It’s also more of an older kid’s book. PLEASE read
this book and I promise you that you will like it. Then put a comment
of something that has happened in your life that is kind of similar to
something that happened in the books.