Social Issues

Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by CaptainYarr April 13, 2014
Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Number the Stars Author: Lois Lowry Format: Paperback Page Count: 156 Pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Two years into World War II, Nazis are hunting Jews. Annemarie Johansens is a 10 year old girl living in Copenhagen, Denmark. But everything changes once her best friend, Ellen Rosen has […]

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Review: Skipping Stones to the Center of the Earth by Andy Hueller

by First Mate Keira April 6, 2014
Review: Skipping Stones to the Center of the Earth by Andy Hueller

By First Mate Keira Title: Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth Author: Andy Hueller Format: Digial ebook Page Count: 248 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 5-7 Summary: Calvin Comet Cobble lives deep within the center of the earth at Hidden Shores Orphanage. It sits in the only spot where sunlight streams through. There’s […]

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Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

by cookcutlery March 20, 2014
Review: Night by Elie Wiesel

by Cook Cutlery, guest reviewer Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Format: Hardcover # of pages: 108 pages Grade Reading Level: 8.7 Summary: Elie Wiesel is a young 14 year old Jewish Orthodox boy. He’s 15 at the end. He lived during the time that Adolf Hitler rose to power. He was one of very few […]

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Review: The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

by First Mate Keira March 6, 2014
Review: The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott

by First Mate Keira Title: The Unwritten Rule Author: Elizabeth Scott Format: Hardback Page Count: 210 Grade Reading Level: 9th Grade + Summary: All girls grow up knowing the unwritten rule. That you don’t date your friend’s exes is pretty much a given… but what about wanting to be with the guy while your friend […]

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Review: C. Y. A.: Covert Youth Agency: The Case of Tangled Love by Jason Ancona

by First Mate Keira March 2, 2014
Review: C. Y. A.: Covert Youth Agency: The Case of Tangled Love by Jason Ancona

by First Mate Keira Title: C.Y.A.: The Case of Tangled Love (A Covert Youth Agency Novel, Book 1) Author: Jason Ancona Format: Digital ebook Page Count: 258 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 8-14 Summary: The Covert Youth Agency (C.Y.A.) is the brainchild of Peter “Pi” Samuels (sophomore), a kid born on March 14 (which explains […]

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Review: The Secret Prince by Violet Haberdasher

by First Mate Keira February 21, 2014
Review: The Secret Prince by Violet Haberdasher

by First Mate Keira Title: The Secret Prince (Knightley Academy, Book 2) Author: Violet Haberdasher Format: Trade Paperback Page Count: 503 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Knightley Academy is back in session for the last term of the first year. At school, Henry Grim and his friends notice that their professors are making […]

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