Book Review - Chasing Lincoln's Killer



This fast paced thriller based on many historical sources follows the story of John Wilkes Booth. In the beginning of the story it show Booth’s reasons and the murder.  Once Booth has committed the murder the story goes to the 12 day chase from Booth. The story and the characters are all true none of the are made up. Booth runs through swamps, rivers, forests and fields of Maryland and Virginia.

The book is less than 200 pages but is still a good read. You will learn tons from this educational novel. You will learn much you did not know about Lincoln's murder like that there was 2 attempted murders that night. The only way Booth was caught was betrayal from a friend who just wanted the money. You will be sad there is not more when you reach the end of this book.

Book Review - Spirited Away



Spirited Away is about a girl who is moving. On her way to her new house her dad decides to take a way he thinks will lead them to their new house quicker. Instead of taking them to their new house it takes them to an abandoned train station, when Chihiro’s parents smell food they go and look for a restaurant hoping the place is not fully abandoned. Chihiro is freaked out about her parents stealing the food and tries to make her way back to the car only to be faced with a river where a field used to be. When she goes back to tell her parents she finds them but they have turned into pigs from eating the food they had stolen. She meets another human who is willing to help her from all the spirits in the weird realm.

I personally really liked the book, even though it was only the first one in the series. It was very well illustrated which made it more intriguing. It was definitely not a cliche, it was sort of strange in the pictures but it added to the story to make it original. I would definitely read the other books and watch the movie. Overall it was a really good book.

Book Review - The Magician's Elephant



The Magician’s Elephant is a book by Kate Dicamillo.  It is very mysterious and adventurous.  The main characters are Peter Augustus Duchene, and his guardian, Vilna Lutz. Another character is the elephant that the magician made come through the roof. The setting is in the city of Baltese, which I think is a place in England. The magician’s elephant is definitely very different from other books.  

My opinion is that it is a good book for people who have trouble reading or read slowly because it’s very easy to read. It is also very interesting and has a good plot. You can see the hint at the problem in the book, which is the elephant falling through the roof.  There were not a lot of complicated words either.  I rated it a four out of five because of all of the above.  If you have trouble reading, or you’re a slow reader, this is the book for you.

Book Review - Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor



This historical fantasy series is written by the author Rick Riordan. Amazon.com customers have given it a 4.4 out of 5 star rating.
This is a fast paced, funny, and exciting book about the characters Sam, Magnus, Alex, Blitzen, and Hearth. The characters are all related to a norse god or goddess in some way. It mostly takes place in Asgard, Valhalla, and Boston.
The problem in the book is Thor’s hammer was stolen and the world will be taken over by giants. The characters Magnus, Alex, Blitzen, and Hearth were going to have to find a way to get back Thor’s hammer and kill the giants. The book was unique because it taught nonfiction norse mythology but was also a fiction book. I liked this book because I think norse mythology is interesting and i was able to learn it in a fun way.
The author Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Olympian series, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of a Tres Navarre mystery series for adults which won multiple awards.

Book Review - Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library



Escape From Mr Lemoncello’s Library was one of the best book I have ever read in my opinion. It was a very good book because there was suspense and it kept me very interested. I would recommend this book for anybody that likes a story about contests. The book is not longer than you would want but it isn't short and keeps you occupied for a little while. I also liked it because it was something new that I hadn't seen before.

The story starts of with a guy who loves video games and technology. Then a famous video game maker shows up at his school and invites him to his new million dollar library. They have a contest that’s kind of like a game and whoever wins gets to be appart of his ads and gets paid alot of money. That is why I chose this book for my book review.

Book Review - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down



The book I am reading is called Diary of a Wimpy kid Double Down. The author is Jeff Kinney. He writes fiction books and they have really good story lines to them. Gregory is the main character a the story because it is in his point of view. The setting of the story is a Greg’s house. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is usually a fast paced book because it will go from one thing to the next quickly. For example, he was at a friend’s party and then the next page was him going home because Rowley needed to go to the bathroom so the mom didn't let them stay a use the family's bathroom. So Greg got mad and said he will never bring Rowley to another fun thing again. The problem of the story was Greg’s mom wouldn’t let him get his way unless he earned it. For example he wanted to go to another party but his mom said not until you do some chores around the house.

I like the author’s writing style because he adds a picture on every page to get the reader to understand what the page is about. I also like the font that the writer uses to write the story because it is easy for me to read the words with that font. I think that this was a very good book because the author had a really good story line to the book. The book was also very good because of the pictures that he put on the pages to help me understand what he was writing about. I would definitely recommend you to read this book.

Book Review - I, Robot



I read “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov. I liked the book because of these reasons. It was a good prediction of the future (that is today) and I liked the idea of multiple stories about one thing in one book. I liked that the book isn’t like those “shelf of books” books, but all the stories are related to each other. Those were reasons I liked the book.
The following reasons are why I didn’t like it. None of the stories actually referenced each other, even though the setting was the same in almost all of them. Also, in the story “Escape,” Mike and Gregory appeared to be dead. Then they came back to life. Those are reasons I didn’t like it.