Hi guys! As you know, I’m someone who… uh… forgets stuff a lot. Like, this summer. To blog. And in my time of forgetfulness, I’ve read, like, 40 books.
So, here’s a ranked list of 5 random books I’ve read and a quick summary:
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree is about a girl named Emma-Jean who is VERY smart… but has no social skills whatsoever. And she’s sort of clueless about other people, so she has no friends. She finds this girl, Colleen, in the bathroom, crying because her BFF invited the most popular mean girl in school on the ski trip COLLEEN would be going on. Emma-Jean’s not heartless, and of course she wants to help Colleen, who is nice to everyone. But Emma-Jean’s “help” turns out to be a forged school note that could get Colleen suspended AND right into her enemy’s waiting arms. 5TH PLACE
Girl, Stolen is about a blind teen named Cheyenne who was accidentally kidnapped by another teen called Griffin. Cheyenne is blind and has serious pneumonia. Could things get any worse? Yeah, just as Griffin’s dad, a heartless thief and killer, is about to release her, he finds out that Cheyenne’s dad is president of Nike. All he can see are dollar signs as ransom payment. Payment for something that won’t happen. But luckily, Griffin takes pity on Cheyenne and they form a shaky, doubtful friendship that could get BOTH of them out of this nightmare. 1ST PLACE
Guitar Notes is about 2 students named Tripp and Lyla. Lyla plays the cello and Tripp plays the guitar. Both use the same music room on different days, but still manage a way to slip snarky notes to each other. But then the notes become more and more friendly and secrets and dreams are shared. And then when Lyla picks up the guitar, the two begin to write songs and preform together. But angry parents and snarky friends may ruin their bond forever. 3RD PLACE
Notes From an Accidental Band Geek is about perfectionist Elsie Watt, who, in order to get into a top notch orchestra camp, must join marching band. It’s a nightmare for Elsie – stiff suits, stupid nicknames, horrid mellophones (where are the French horns?!), and snarky leaders. Luckily, in the midst of band world are Hector, Sarah, Punk, and Jake, great friends. But the only problem is that Elsie is…well… self absorbed. Will all her friends end up running for cover? 2ND PLACE
Finding the Worm is about Julian, a kid from the 1960s. Things aren’t exactly going his way. For one thing, some kid scratched Julian’s initials into a painting and now he has to write a 200 word essay on good citizenship, which is number 50 on Julian’s To Do List. And then his friend Quentin has cancer and Julian has to carry the burden of knowing that Quentin is going to die. Plus, his crush, Beverly, is being super annoying about racing with Julian. Oh, yeah. And the school bully’s out to get Julian, too. This 13 year old has a lot on his plate and it’s gonna fall off all too soon. 4TH PLACE
So? What do ya’ll think?