Deltora Quest

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Reviews from Fall 2009
Dec 1st, 2008 by wafmslibrary Edit |
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Jezarah says:
October 27, 2009 at 8:22 pm  (Edit)
What to read?…. What to read?…. how about Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (Chicken House, 2005)? Join Meggie as she enters the Inkworld, a book written by an old author, Fenoglio. When Meggie and her friends and family are read into Inkheart everything changes: they have to fight against the evil Adderhead and his forces. Now Mo, Meggie’s father, has been captured and ordered to bind a book for the Adderhead. And Meggie and Farid have to read themselves into the book so he can warn Dustfinger of Basta. And Meggie’s mother, Resa, is finally back and Meggie coudn’t be happier, but something has happened to her: she has lost her voice, her beautiful voice. Will Mo escape? Will Farid warn Dustfinger in time? And will the evil Adderhead’s forces finally be defeated? You’ll have to read to find out. (grade 7)
[You are meeting grade level expectations, Jezarah!]
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Joseph says:
October 27, 2009 at 7:28 pm  (Edit)
The Abduction (Scholastic, 2006), the first book in the “Kidnapped” series by Gordon Korman, is a thrilling read about a family, the Falconers, who seem to be a normal family but their lives are very different than ours. The parents are falsely accused of aiding foreign terrorists and spend fourteen months of their life sentences in prison before they are finally proven innocent. The children, eleven-year-old Meg and fifteen-year-old Aiden, are forced to be fugitives, running to stay alive. Even after they are reunited with their parents and able to go back to school, they are not treated fairly: they are mocked and hated by everyone, even the teachers. To make matters worse, one day they are walking home from school when a van appears beside them. The people inside, wearing masks, jump out of the van and try to grab them! Aiden fights back and rips away, but Meg is too young. Aiden is unable to save her and Meg is kidnapped.
The Abduction is a thrilling book full of terror, betrayal and the warmth of a family’s love. It is an absolute page turner! (grade 7)
[Good work, Joseph. You eliminated unnecessary words, combined sentences and made this into a powerful review. Full marks!]
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Rachel says:
October 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm  (Edit)
The Contest (Scholastic, 2002) is the first book of the thrilling series ‘Everest’ by Gordon Korman. It starts off with Dominic, who joins 15 other candidates who hope to climb Mount Everest. He is one of the wild cards, and so along with his older brother, Chris, he sets out for the Summit Athletic Sports Training facility where they all the candidates get to be trained by the famous Cap Cicero, a mountaineering legend who lead the last group of teens up Mount Everest. Everyone works hard, carrying 40 pound packs on long seven-hour hikes! But the imperious Cap sends most of them home and only seven contestants remain. Dominic and his brother are two of them! Who will make it on the team to climb massive Everest? Will they survive the climb? Read this book to lear the outcome of this electrifying novel. (grade 7)
[Good work, Rachel! You are meeting grade level expectations.]
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Londyn says:
October 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm  (Edit)
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron (Atheneum, 2006) is about a young girl, Lucky, who is adventurous and loves to explore. She especially loves examining the insects around her trailer which is set in a circle of trailers in a small town with a tiny museum. Lucky is very caring and very sociable. It is easy for her to make friends, which is fortunate because Lucky’s mother tragically died two years before the story starts and her father has disappeared. Now she’s living with her father’s former girlfriend who comes from France and had only planned to take care of Lucky until she could find her a wonderful foster family. But Bridget is finding that Lucky is growing on her.
What happens? Well, you now have to read this amazing novel and go on your own adventure, like I did. The Higher Power of Lucky is extremely powerful in its depiction of life’s challanges. If Ms. Rosen hadn’t recommended it, I probably wouldn’t have checked this book out and discovered what you can find behind a book cover. I loved the experience. Now it’s your turn. (grade 7)
[You’re fully meeting grade level expectations, Londyn.]
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Curtiss says:
October 20, 2009 at 3:49 pm  (Edit)
Want to read a best selling series? I recommend The Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda. A shadow lord dominates the land of Deltora and only three heroes – Lief, Barda and Jasmine – can save it from his evil powers. But first they must find the seven stolen gems from the magic belt of Deltora which have been hidden throughout the lands. You’ll have to read to find out what happens! (grade 6)

Want to read a best selling series? I recommend The Deltora Quest by Emily Rodda. A shadow lord dominates the land of Deltora and only three heroes – Lief, Barda and Jasmine – can save it from his evil powers. But first they must find the seven stolen gems from the magic belt of Deltora which have been hidden throughout the lands. You’ll have to read to find out what happens! (Curtiss in grade 6)

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