Reviewed by Kids Realistic Fiction #4

Rating Guide
5 stars – You have to read this!           4 stars – You should read this!
3 stars – You might like this.        2 stars – You probably won’t like this.
1 star – This will make you want to bang your head on a wall!

Reviewer: Ava
Title: About Average
Author: Andrew Clements
Rating: 3 stars
About Average is about a girl named Jordan. She has trouble in sixth grade. She gets into a tornado but the teacher gets knocked out by the door. So she has to save her class or else they’ll all get in big trouble.
   I kind of liked this book. The reason I do is that it’s mind-blowing at the end. Nothing really happens in the beginning.
   I would recommend this for girls. I would; it’s mostly about bravery, girls, and love. Boys don’t understand girls. So girls, I think you should read this book!

Reviewer: Aspen
Title: Puppy in a Puddle
Author: Ben M. Baglio
Rating: 5 stars
Puppy in a Puddle is about Mandy and James who work at a pound. They find a sheepdog and they feel bad for the sheepdog. They find another sheepdog and they think that it belongs to someone new in the village. They can tell because he is fat which means someone has been feeding him. But he looks like a stray because he has a ripped ear.
   I disliked it when a sheepdog was in the pound. I also disliked it when they did not know who the other dog belonged to. What I liked is when they found the other sheep dog. I also liked it when they knew he was being well fed.
   I recommend this to the Lizzy because she loves cute stuff. I also recommend this to Lizzy because she is really kind. I also recommend this to my mom because she loves to be kind and because she does a lot of stuff like a person that works at the pound.

Reviewer: Stella
Title: Eight Keys
Author: Suzanne Lafleur
Rating: 5 stars
It all started when twelve Year old Elise was playing knights with her friend Franklin. When playing they found a small square made out of sticks and pine needles which was a holder for their swords. Elise gets bullied by her classmate, Amanda, who shares the locker with her. She likes to be looking for strange things, and in the barn she finds eight keys that open eight doors. Those doors contain secrets of herself and her family, this helped her to know who she is, making her strong and proud of her heritage. Elise is very curious about what is inside each door.
   I really recommend this book to all students that like mystery and fiction. This book gets you involved and it pulls in the story, it’s a good story for 3rd and 4th graders.
   I learned that we have to be thankful for having our parents or in the case of not parents, having someone that can take care of us with lot of care and love. It teaches everything: has a value, good memories, sad times, happy times and who we are.

Reviewer: Gentry
Title: The Bobbsey Twins: In the Country
Author: Laura Lee Hope
Rating: 4 stars
The Bobbsey Twins: In the Country, is about two sets of twins born in the same family. There names are, Flossy, Freddy, Nan, and Bert. They get an invitation from their Aunt Sara inviting them to go the country to visit her. They decided to go by train. On the ride, Freddy loses his cat Snoop. The man that hands out snacks, finds Snoop and returns him to Freddy. When they arrived at Aunt Sara’s, they were amazed at how the country looked. They played tag, hide and go seek, learned how to plant plants, made friends with animals, and before they new it, it was time to go home.
   I liked when Freddy lost Snoop. I liked that because I thought it was a little funny. It was a little funny because they both panicked and in my mined it was hilarious. I also liked it because at first you wonder what will happen. That part was very funny.
   I would recommend this book for older people because it is a very old book. It also has the older version of words like queer. I would also recommend the book for twins because it will set their imagination. Bobbsey means two sets of twins born in the same family. The Bobbsey Twins is a fantastic book.

Reviewer:  Vance
Title:  Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Author: Marguerite Henry
Rating:  5 stars
Justin Morgan Had Horse is a true story about a school teacher Justin Morgan, going to his friend Farmer Bean with Joel, a student of his, to go get some money that was needed. But when Farmer Bean says he doesn’t have the money, he has to take a horse instead named Ebeenezer. Joel wants to take the other horse Little Bub too, but they can’t. As they are leaving, Farmer Bean forgets to close the fence gate and Little Bub escapes and farmer Bean and Justin Morgan let Joel have him.
   I think Justin Morgan Had a Horse was an excellent book. My favorite part is the surprise in the end when Little Bub meets the president of the United States. And Little Bub started the breed of Morgan horses.
   I recommend this book to people who like history and horses because this book is a story all about a famous horse. Also, this story takes place in the end of the Revolutionary War. You should read this book.

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