Public School Superhero by James Patterson

Public School Superhero is a book written by James Patterson. Public School Superhero is a fiction story. The setting of the book takes place in a fictional modern middle school and also in a fictional town. There were a lot of characters, so I'm going to list the main ones that took up at least half a page of dialogue. Kenny Wright always gets into the middle of things but he is mainly noticed by his “nickname,” grandma's boy. He also daydreams that he is a superhero named “Stainlezz Steel”.Also, one more main character is Ray Ray a kid with his life all over the place and secretly enjoys p ...

Paint Me Like I Am by Nikki Giovanni

“It will never leave us It flows in our society like a never ending river, It beats people down slowly And appears through the cracks in the sidewalk” Paint Me Like I Am is book filled with poems written by teens who gone through or experienced, depression, stress, love, racism, fear, away from home, being abused at home, and worried about the color of their skin. I was very sceptical about reading this book, because i'm not a huge fan of reading poems until a very bright yellow book caught my eye. After the first few poems, i was just hooked onto reading even more. There were some times whe ...

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

This is a meek tale spun about several things: a vain girl, a brother and his painfully innocent sister, a large haunted house, a few servants, and a selfish love. Everything in this novel seems to come together simply to fall apart. It starts in the hands of the rugged narrator, Mr. Lockwood, who simply exists as a passageway for the reader into a servant woman’s story about several corrupted families. Catherine Earnshaw knows nothing but herself and perhaps that is the lesson that Wuthering Heights teaches us—not to be so irrevocably involved in ourselves. To Catherine life is a matter of ...

House Rules by Jodi Picoult

When Jacob Hunt, an 18 year old who's crazy about forensic science, was 3 years old when he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome which is a form of high functioning autism. His father, Henry Hunt, decided that Jacob was too hard to handle and left. Now all he does it send monthly child support checks. Jodi Picoult had an adopted cousin named David who was diagnosed with autism. She remembered all the struggles her aunt had with raising him and decided to write House Rules. She decided that with the autism rate now peaking, with one out of a hundred kids diagnosed on the spectrum, that is was ...

REAL (Vol. 1) by Takehiko Inoue

What do a high school dropout, the school star, and a guy in a wheelchair have in common? Their love for basketball – a passion that occasionally appears to be an obsession. Nomiya Tonomi is basically your anti-protagonist; he's loud, he's rude, he's not very smart, and he loves roughing up people when he's angry. However, there's more to him than meets the eye. Tonomi is a basketball fanatic, often referring to famous players and constantly practicing. When he meets Togawa Kiyoharu, a former wheelchair basketball champ, these unlikely friends bond and get caught up in the world of jump shot ...

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The world of fantasy can be difficult to get into. For some of us, as we grow up the magic just isn’t as convincing as it once was. Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a short fantasy novel that succeeds beautifully in getting its readers absorbed in its universe. The story follows a boy (who remains nameless) who gets wrapped up in a horrible creature’s plan to take over the world. He needs the help of three Hempstocks – a grandmother, a woman, and a young girl – who protect our world in their own cryptic ways. The four must work tirelessly and creatively to banish some truly s ...

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet is based on a boy named brian whose parents have divorced. During the summer time he had to go over and visit his dad and during school time he had to live his mom. It is really interesting. It was so descriptive in what the guy was going through. Before he left his mother handed him a hatchet. He had to sit on the copilot seat because the airplane is a one engine plane. The pilot let Brian get on the wheel he said “it just takes learning like everything else like everything else” (Paulson 8). On the way there, the pilot suddenly had pains on his left shoulder. He was having a heart a ...

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Life is like a deck of cards, the hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is your choice. Choices are the hinges of destiny. You can choose to go through the door to your destiny, or not. And those doors we open and close each day, decide the lives we live. Yet, is there a predetermined door, an inevitable course of events we must take? And once you open that door, and find that path can you stay the course? It seems that hardest thing we must learn on our path, are which bridges to cross. And which we must burn and leave behind, to find our destiny. And destiny can come true, i ...

Life Of Pi by Yann Martel

Roar of the Sea "Mr. Piscine Molitor Patel is an astounding story of courage and endurance in the face of extraordinarily difficult and tragic circumstances. His story is unparalleled in the history of shipwrecks. Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger” (Martel 354). The Life of Pi is a fictional memoir packed with information about religion and the struggles of being stranded in the ocean, however it can be uninteresting and repetitive at times. Yann Martel, a Canadian author who has written many other books ...

A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard

Where did she go? Will she ever be found? What made this person think it’s okay to take 18 years out of someone's life? Can you imagine that happening to you? Question, after question. A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard will have you asking a lot of questions. Jaycee Dugard was taken at the age of 11 and was saved after 18 years. For 18 years the kidnappers had her in their backyard and brainwashed her, making her think that it wasn't safe to escape. One of the kidnappers Phillip, forced her to have a sexual relationship with him, scaring her for the rest of her life. Overall I really enjoyed r ...