The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

In Ponyboy’s world, there are two different kinds of people: the Socs, and the Greasers. The Socs are the rich kids, the twerps, and they get away with everything. They like to jump Greasers. For fun. The Greasers are the poor people, they live in the poor part of town. Quite obviously, they don’t like getting jumped by Socs. Ponyboy is a Greaser. He lives alone with his older brothers, Darry and Soda. They are all part of a greaser gang. One day, Ponyboy and his friend Johnny decide to run away, but the get jumped by Socs. Johnny ends up killing a Soc, and so their adventure begins…

You’ll love this book if you enjoy…. well, any kind of book. Except romance and sic-fi, then you’re sunk.

-Lydia

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Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25 by: Richard Paul Evans

UnknownMichael is a no one. Or so he thinks. Sure, he’s fifteen, has Tourette’s, and shorter than most girls, but he’s also electric. And someone is trying to get him. After witnessing the kidnapping of his mother and the mysterious absence of friend Taylor Ridley, he and his best friend genius Ostin Liss go to save them both. But little do they know what danger lies ahead…

-Lydia

Scarlet by: Marissa Meyer

In this stunning sequel to Cinder, Scarlet Benoit is a young French girl, eighteen years old, and nothing to those around her but a nuisance. Her grandmother has gone missing, and the police say she either ran away, or committed suicide, but Scarlet knows better. She can get no one to listen and help, until she meets a mysterious street fighter named Wolf, who becomes a friend, and soon, more than just that.

-Lydia

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

51iOs-WxUuL Charlie’s family was very poor and consisted of seven people; 4 grandparents; Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina; Charlie’s mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket; and little Charlie. One day, in the newspaper, there is an article that says Mr. Willy Wonka, the owner of the Willa Wonka Chocolate Factory, says that he sent out 5 regular wrapped chocolate bars with golden tickets inside. And that whichever 5 lucky children find the tickets, they get a special tour of the factory. Charlie’s family could not afford to buy lots of chocolate bars to try and find one of the golden tickets, but Charlie’s birthday was coming up, and his only present was a 25-cent chocolate bar, saved up by the whole family. He does not get it, but then his Grandpa Joe gives him pocket money to buy another. Still no luck. But the next day, he finds a dollar bill in the snow. He goes and buys a bar of chocolate. No luck. Then, the fat shopkeeper (yes, I said fat.) gives Charlie change and Charlie buys another. He finds the golden ticket! Now, you will have to find out the rest for yourself (and no, don’t ask me).

-Lydia

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson

51EXktQthNLFinn Whitman was just a normal preteen living in Orlando, until his mom signed him up for something to do with Disney World. Once there, he met four other kids his age that were going to do the same thing he was. Their names were Philby, Willa, Charlene, and Maybeck. Philby is the brainiac to the group, Willa is the nerdy girl, Charlene is the cute, athletic girl, and Maybeck is a guy with an attitude. One night, when Finn goes to sleep, he dreams he is in Magic Kingdom. Only it is not a dream. It turned out that the thing that he did made a little mistake. He finds out that all the villains are trying to take over all the parks and that he and his new friends have to try to stop them from their disastrous plot. Finn and his friends have  to save the precious Disney Parks (and possibly the world) before it’s too late.

P.S. There are more than seven books in the series.

WARNING: This book may be  HIGHLY addictive (and very possibly to be as good as chocolate (: ) to you as it is to me.

—Lydia

THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

I just finished this book and it is very funny. But it doesn’t have a phantom in it.

It’s about a boy named Milo and he isn’t really interested in himself. So he finds a box in the front of the door of his apartment. And the box has the tollbooth in it. So he sets it up. He gets in a toy car, but it is his size. Then he was on his way. He  drove into the Doldrums and met a dog named Tock. And that’s when the adventure begins!!! A fun literary and play on words adventure. You will think different of being bored after reading Milo’s adventure.

–Lydia