This next month is all about adolescent boy fantasies (minus Harry Potter!). Pick one or more of the following books (all are the first in a series):
The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordian
Percy Jackson doesn't know why weird people and happenings follow him around no matter how many times he switches schools. After some cryptic warnings, his mom takes him "Camp Half-Blood" and craziness ensues. Percy has to figure which of the Greek god's is his real father and then fulfill various quests and try to stay alive. This is a fast and fun read!
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
I love this book! Young Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who is rich, powerful and a genius. He comes up with a master plot to divest the fairy population of their gold and finally meets his match. This book (and series) is so entertaining and I especially recommend listening to the audiobook version if you can find it at your library--I listened to it in the car and felt so entertained I didn't want to go into work!
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
I haven't actually read this one yet so I will copy an amazon review:
"Seemingly ordinary Charlie Bone suddenly discovers that he can hear the thoughts of people in photographs, a talent that dour Grandma Bone and her three baleful sisters work to bend to their own ends by sending him to Bloor's and to its sinister headmaster. It's not an easy year for Charlie despite the friends he makes. Too many people have it in for him as he's swept into an age-old battle being waged by descendants of a powerful king of long ago. A mysterious box, a missing girl, a strange man who flits in and out in the company of three brightly colored cats, and various villains all figure into Charlie's exciting, fast-paced adventure tale, which happily is the first book in planned quintet called Children of the Red King. Harry Potter's myriad fans will be well pleased. Sally Estes"
You have until February 15 to read and review!
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