Bulldog Reading Club Student Book Reviews

A Moment Comes

posted May 4, 2015, 11:42 AM by scole@kisd.org

While the rest of India anxiously awaits the upcoming partrition that will divide a country into two sovereign countries. 
Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade

Going Vintage

posted Apr 29, 2015, 7:55 AM by scole@kisd.org

Want to go vintage? When Mallory's boyfriend, Jeremy, cheats on her with an online girlfriend, Mallory decides to de-Jeremy her life by completing a list of goals that her grandmother made when she was at teen.  She swears off technology and returns to a simpler time when boyfriends didn't cheat with computer avatars and that's what the book is about.  
-Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade

Amber House Student Reviews

posted Apr 2, 2015, 8:00 AM by scole@kisd.org

For four centuries, Sarah Parson's family has owned an estate in Maryland called Amber House. Sarah discovers that she sees a lot of visions of her family's history, many unhappy.  Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade

Hidden Girl Student Reviews

posted Apr 2, 2015, 7:50 AM by scole@kisd.org

When we are young it is often the experience that stays with us the longest.  We might not want to remember [it].  This is the case with Hidden Girl.  Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade.

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

posted Feb 4, 2015, 11:34 AM by scole@kisd.org

It was a great book.  - Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade


posted Dec 2, 2014, 6:29 AM by scole@kisd.org


I really enjoyed this novel.  It was great.

Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade 

The Catcher in the Rye

posted Oct 29, 2014, 8:07 AM by scole@kisd.org


I did not like the cursing in this book.  I enjoyed how detailed the book was about what happened and where things happened.  I did not really enjoy this book overall because I really could not get into the book.
Review by Rachel Johnson- 10th grade 

Rose Under Fire

posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:58 AM by scole@kisd.org   [ updated Dec 12, 2014, 11:23 AM ]


This book was written by Elizabeth Wein.  This book takes place in Germany and the main character is named Celia.  She has to deal with failure and hard times.  I enjoyed this book. 
Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade 

I like how the book is related to the book Night.  They try to put the Jews into slavery and beat them the same way as [in] Night. I did not like reading about the mistreatment of the Jewish people.  They were starved and did not get a lot of food.  I think the whole book was a wonderful book and it explained things in great detail.  I would give this book 5/5 stars.
Review by Rachel Johnson, 10th grade 

Although I had trouble getting through this particular book, I give it a "thumbs up". Sequel to Code Name Verity, this is another diary type book. [This book is] the written story of Rose Justice, a young ATA officer who gets caught by the Germans. She tells not only her [story] but many [other] people's stories from her [concentration] camp, Ravensbruck.  She also happens to love poetry and becomes friends with the "rabbits", people who were [the victims of cruel experiments]. This is a first class book for anyone who enjoys stories from [World War II].
Review by Samantha Colburn, 10th grade

The Joy Luck Club

posted Oct 15, 2014, 6:51 AM by scole@kisd.org   [ updated Nov 14, 2014, 8:20 AM ]

The beginning of this book starts off with a very sad conflict.  I enjoyed how the book switched between the present and past.  I really did not like the part with the baby (don't want to give too much away) because it was extremely sad.  This is a long book with many twists and turns.
Review by Rachel Johnson, 10th grade

I really enjoyed this book and the history behind it.  Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade

In this novel, there is a configuration of old-fashioned mothers and "all-American" daughters. Each chapter is a story from someone else's point of view and their heart-felt experiences. As the reader delves farther into their story, they (the reader) begin to learn dark secrets of each mother and daughter. To begin the journey, please read this book for it is full of Chinese beliefs and their (the woman's at least) way of living, past and present.
Review by Samantha Colburn, 10th grade 

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

posted Sep 23, 2014, 6:56 AM by scole@kisd.org   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 6:54 AM ]


This graphic novel (comic book style)involves many heartfelt lessons from dealing with a broken family to school social statues.  The cheerleaders want new uniforms and the Robotics club need the money to go to the championship.  This unique combination of nerds and preps come together in an unexpected compromise to raise the money for both. This book also shows how the most unlikeliest of groups can come together and form strong bonds, although they will have their different spats. Review by Samantha Colburn, 10th grade 

Two kids fight over who will be the president from two clubs:  the robotics club and the cheerleading squad.  The captain of the cheerleader club wants Nolan to win $10,000 to buy the cheerleaders new uniforms.  [I enjoyed] how [the students were] always compet[ing] with each other about who would be president and how [the character] Nolen is in a robotics competition and I'm in robotics too.  I didn't like the girls who asked Nolen about making money for their new uniforms.
Review by Rachel Johnson, 10th grade 

I really enjoyed this story because it takes place in a high school and it was very funny and interesting.  It deals with many facets of teenage and high school life.  I really enjoyed the drawings as well.  
Review by Quavion Hollins, 9th grade 

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