6.17.19 THE FINAL It’s Monday! What are you reading? With student guest posts from: Kayla, Hannah, Brianna, Niear, Jacob, Skyler, Anders, Eli and Nathan.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week


the titles we are currently reading.}

TODAY guest posts from many students. Check it out!!!!


Kayla A.

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Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near Seattle. It’s a little disconnected from the outside world, but she’s always felt completely safe there.

Which is why when she’s asked one day to babysit after school, she thinks it’s no big deal. Zoe and Oscar are her next-door neighbors, and Hannah just took a babysitting class that she’s pretty sure makes her an expert. She isn’t even worried that she left her inhaler at home.

Then the shaking begins.

The terrifying earthquake only lasts four minutes but it changes everything, damaging the house, knocking out the power, and making cell service nonexistent. Even worse, the ferry and the bridge connecting the kids to help―and their parents―are both blocked. Which means they’re stranded and alone… With Hannah in charge, as things go from bad to dangerous.

The Disaster Days is a great adventure book that isn’t too crazy. It’s a perfect mix of Babysitters Club and Earthquake terror or Hatchet. There are many exciting, thrilling and edge of your seat parts. 11-year-old Hannah (the main character) takes charge and shows empowerment which I believe is amazing because in the beginning she came off as the shy quiet kid. Rebecca Behrens (The author) explains everything in a way that you can picture so clearly it’s like you are in the book itself. Disaster Days is a fun, thrilling and interesting book, and I really like the idea of Hatchet meeting Babysitters Club to create this amazing adventure and action book.


Hannah K.

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Ada is ten years old and has never left her one-room apartment. Her cruel mother it too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother, Jamie, is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada sneaks out to join him.

   Ada and Jamie are forced upon Susan Smith, a woman used to having only herself to care for. At Susan’s home, Ada teaches herself how to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches German spies. She even begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will there bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the hands of their mother?


In my opinion this book shows courage and what you would do for family. Even though this book takes place in World War II Ada, Jamie and Susan become family. This book gives you many emotions and you want to keep reading. I would sit at home reading this book all day it’s so good. Even though sometimes the characters make you frustrated because you want them to act a certain way but they don’t, makes you want to keep reading and see if the characters change their attitude. At some parts of the book I was smiling and other times of the book I would want to keep reading and never stop. I totally recommend this book and if you like it you can read the next book The war I finally won.


Brianna B.

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You will be mine





Lyla and her friends can’t wait to spend the night out together, partying is the perfect way to let loose on stress from life and school. Lyla hopes that hitting the dance floor with chase her best friend will bring them closer. She has been crushing on him since  the first day they met. If only he felt the same way…


In my opinion these books by Natasha Preston are fantastic, and make thrill come to life! The characters from each book with their own story makes the series come together. Each book has its own mystery and suspense my favorite from the series is you will be mine. I think people should recommend reading the series and gain an experience of thrill suspense and solving mysteries. I think Natasha did an amazing job on her books I would love to meet her one day!

But the one book that I didn’t like was the celler. It didn’t make sense for a kidnapper to be clean and nice it’s confusing.

The person who got me into the books was amazing she lended me “The Cabin” and I couldn’t stop reading so thanks Kayla!


Niear P.

14-year-old Alex Rider was just a normal teen until he suddenly loses his uncle in a car crash. That’s not where the story ends, however, when Alex learns that his uncle was a spy! Not only that, but MIThey told him his uncle died in a car accident. But fourteen-year-old Alex knows that’s a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle’s windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing could prepare him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for MI6-Britain’s top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle’s killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.


I recommend this series to people that love action and lots of changes in a story. Read these books in order or your not gonna know what’s going on. I rate this book a 5.0 it is really good. He has a very hard time in his life and hard to get around it. Read this books in this series they are really good.


If you’re an Alex Rider fan, then here’s some big, new news…



Skyler C-M and Jacob B.

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From Barnes and Noble:

Magnus Chase has seen his share of trouble. Ever since that terrible night two years ago when his mother told him to run, he has lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, staying one step ahead of the police and truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he barely knows-a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .


Rick Riordan is an amazing at mixing fact and fiction like using real places that Vikings may have landed on such as Boston they also use real names, stories and even creatures of all sorts.But I really love this series because he leaves you on cliffhangers and makes every part of the book exciting and a thrill just when you think that Doomsday is coming magnus h,odd it back for a little while longer, or just when Magnus figures something out it takes a twist and ends up being the complete opposite.I really love this book and it was one of my favorite ever also you can check out the rest of Ricks book at Barnes and noble.



If this series looks interesting, you’ll probably want to check out Riordan’s official series site here.


Anders T.

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From Barnes and Noble

The Passage meets Ender’s Game in the first book in an epic series by award-winning author Rick Yancey.

“Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . .”—USAToday.com

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

“Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review

An Amazon Best Book of the Year

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award

2014 Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year

A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults

A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten


At first I was very confused when reading the first book, but it now makes sense to me why the author did that. I still recommend it, and there is a lot of intense action, but it is very gore-y with a ton of blood. The way the story switches between time periods, without telling whether or not it is a memory. Either way, the author wants you to keep reading, and you kind of have to, or else you might not remember what happened.



Eli K. and Nathan D.

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When the twins’ grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they had no idea they’re about to enter a land beyond all imagining:the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real.Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.

The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.


Nathan-This book was one of my favorite books I’ve read all year, mostly because it combines the modern day world with a world that most people can only dream of. It was constantly moving me closer and closer to the edge of my seat with every page I read. This book and all of its sequels go back and forth between characters, whether it being a bad guy or the main characters. This book is a great example of going back and forth between fantasy and realistic fiction. Not only is this book fantasy, but it retells some of the classics and how they actually happened.
Eli-this book is one of my personal favorites because I love fantasy and adventure. I was always itching for more because of the action and different things that I thought were interesting. The characters (at least Connor) is like me in a way were we can’t get enough of things, so that is one thing I love about this book. It provides some interesting things when the author combines all the classic fairy tales that little kids love and makes them more mature and interesting for older kids.


They’ve put together a sweet site for this series. Tap the books below to take a look. (Pssst–lots of cool videos here.)

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That may be the longest ever It’s Monday! blog post. Thanks to all of you above who made this a post to remember. Way to end the year with a bang!

Man we had fun this year. I appreciate how so many of you have embraced the reading challenge and have pushed yourselves to discover books, read more than ever, and try something new. I’m so pleased to see the progress you made over the course of the year.

And hey, if you haven’t been bitten by the reading bug yet, be kind to yourself. This isn’t the end, and every day is a new beginning. Keep your eyes and mind open. You have a lot of life ahead of you and plenty of time to discover the joy of reading. I’m happy to have played a small role in that journey.

And now… for the last time…


Period 2&3 read ? books this past week.

Period 5&6 read ? books this past week.

Period 8&9 read ? books this past week.










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