Between the Lines Reviews - November 2019

Tyrannosaurus Wrecks by Stuart Gibbs is an amazing book. It has action and drama, I couldn’t put it down. It’s the newest book in the Fun Jungle series. The main character, Teddy Fitzroy, has to crack another case! This time his friend Sage’s dinosaur skull has been stolen mysteriously from his farm. But at the same time the Barksdale twins (Teddy’s foes) have illegally bought an anaconda! What happens next takes Teddy on a wild ride!!!   — Meshkeen, age 11

Baloney and Friends I like this book because it is funny, and because it is a comic book.  Baloney does bad magic tricks, and he doesn't know how to swim and has to wear water wings and a floaty and splashes his friend out of the pool.  Even though I thought this book was funny, it is easy enough to read for younger kids too, maybe 5, 6, or 7 year olds. — Arlan, age 8

How to Make Friends with the Sea by Tanya Guerrero was a really interesting book. The main character is a boy named Pablo, who has OCD. He has many fears: room must be clean, food should be organic and vegetarian, no going anywhere the slightest bit unsanitary, but his biggest fear is the ocean, from moving around so much. Then his mom adopts a girl called Chiqi and Pablo finds himself throwing his fears out the window to help her. But will he ever get used to the ocean? — Irana

96 Miles by J. L. Esplin was a great book that had me hooked to the end. It has strong characters and a moving plot. The main character and his brother are robbed after a major blackout and have to fight to survive and struggle on the emotional and physically tasking job of staying alive in the desert. It is a fantastic book and I would recommend it to everyone.  — Sadie


Wanda Seasongood and the Mostly True Secret by Susan Lurie is a very good book because it is very adventurous and starts a new story at the end. It was a very good book also because it was really well written. The story was about a girl who was with her family but realizes that it’s not her family. She goes on an adventure to go and find her true family with a talking bird. I liked the story because it was breathtaking and you don’t know what’s going to come next. That is why it is a good book and a fun one.       — Adro, age 7

A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood is a book every person should read. It is the perfect story about a small town girl who finds her summer filled with parties and surprises. Caitlin and Robert Cardew are just  people from magazines until Lou meets them in real life and befriends them. As her summer goes on, Lou discovers unimaginable secrets about her newfound friends. The constant twist of this tale will keep you guessing until the last page. This is a classic tale of heartbreak, fun, and discovery, and everyone will enjoy it greatly. — Kaytaki

The Perfect Star by Rob Buyea, is the 3rd amazing book in the Perfect Score series. This book in particular is about Scott, Randi, Trevor, Gavin and Natalie during  their life in 8th grade. As the year unfolds many challenges come their way including a surprise trip to the big apple and many other unexpected obstacles. It’s an unforgettable year full of true friendship, tears, laughter, and surprises. I would recommend this book to any person who enjoys a typical realistic fiction with some possible twists and turns.   —  Mira, age 12

I loved The Great Brain Robbery by P. G. Bell. This book is about a girl named Suzy who is a delivery girl for the Impossible Places Express train. Somebody is trying to steal gold from an old factory and Suzy must find and stop the robber. She must use the train and race against time to catch the robber before they steal the gold. I liked this book because it is very exciting. People who like action and adventure will like this book.   — Will, age 9