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The School for Good and Evil - ebook

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (2013)

Review by Evalyne- Grade 10

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

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Rating: 9 out of 10 

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Imagine a world where stories aren't fiction; where fairy tales are accounts of true adventures and the characters were once your fellow neighbors. Agatha, the village witch and her fair haired, pink-loving friend, Sophie, are two young girls living in a small village surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of trees. The School for Good and Evil is the tale of their adventure

The Tale of Despereaux - ebook

The Tale of Despereaux (2004)

Review by Evalyne- Grade 10

GenreFantasy, Historical Fiction, Action/Adventure

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Rating: 10 out of 10 

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Once upon a time... there was a knight. This knight, so brave and chivalrous, fell in love with a beautiful princess. And it was his mission, his duty, to save her. His name was Despereaux Tilling, and he was a mouse. The only surviving baby of his mother's last litter, with ears so large, a body so small, and eyes wide open,

A History of the World in 6 Glasses - ebook

A History of the World in Six Glasses (2006)

Review by Evalyne- Grade 10

Genre: Nonfiction

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Rating: 7 out of 10 

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History. The true tales of man, of knowledge, of revolutions, religion, empires, the earth, and life all around us. In the classroom, we learn of the world oftentimes through great men, artifacts, locations, and documents of our past. But what about history as told by the most popular drinks of today?

Anthem - ebook

Anthem (1996)

Review by Evalyne- Grade 10

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian 

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Rating: 8 out of 10 

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No I, no me, no self, no individuality. Ayn Rand's dystopian novel, "Anthem", is the story of Equality 7-2521, a piece of the population of the City where there is no one but one people. Having been raised in such a place where uniformity determines who is of society and who is evil,

Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass

Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas by Frederick Douglas (1845)

Review by Korey- Grade 11

Genre: Autobiography

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Rating: 10 out of 10 

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Slavery has always been a subject covered in school and this year I had read it for my summer assignment which I really was not excited for but my mind had changed after reading it. Reading from the perspective of a slave, Fredrick Douglass, really does display how cruel slaveowners had treated their slaves and provides knowledge of how people of color have experienced racism in the past.

Title details for Night by Elie Wiesel - Available

Night by Elie Wiesel (1956)

Review by Sukhsimran- Grade 10

Genre: Memoir

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Rating: 9 out of 10 

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The memoir, Night, by Elie Wiesel, is deserving of reading. Night is based on Elie’s experience of being in a concentration camp as a Jew. Because of what Elie witnesses and experiences, he starts to question his own faith. Elie, unfortunately, had to change because of what he was experiencing.

Title details for I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai - Available

Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick (2013)

Review by Sukhsimran- Grade 9

Genre: Autobiography

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Rating: 10 out of 10 

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The book, I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World, is deserving of reading. This book has a great plot and motivates the young audience. By reading this book, people can see how a young girl made a major impact on this world. Through this book, people can realize that not everyone has access to a good education.

Broken Things

Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (2016)

Review by Sukhsimran- Grade 9

Genre: Mystery

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Rating: 7 out of 10 

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The book, Broken Things, by Lauren Oliver is deserving of reading. This book is filled with different emotions and has a great, interesting plot. This book is full of twists that make the reader want to keep on reading. It has been five years since Summer was murdered. The book focuses on the lives of Brynn and Mia who are Summer’s ex-best friends.

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The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (2013)

Review by Evalyne- Grade 9

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

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Rating: 9 out of 10 

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Imagine a world where stories aren't fiction; where fairy tales are accounts of true adventures and the characters were once your fellow neighbors. Agatha, the village witch and her fair haired, pink-loving friend, Sophie, are two young girls living in a small village surrounded by a seemingly endless expanse of trees. The School for Good and Evil is the tale of their adventure through a world torn by morals, discovering who they are at heart,