I am a fan of Science-Fiction and Fantasy books, but I have to admit that it took me awhile to read the Cinder series by Marissa Meyer. When I heard that Cinderella was a cyborg, I had a difficult time wrapping my head around that thought. BUT I recently read all the novels and finished the conclusion, Winter. These books are amazing! Yes, they have fairy tale characters and elements, but they are not just for girls. Anyone could read them. I would highly recommend them! In the last book, Winter, Ms. Meyer wraps the story up including all of the characters from the series. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and their companions take an amazing adventure through Luna and Earth. Twists and turns lead the reader through a great journey. If you like adventure, suspense, or drama, check out this series!
I recently finished Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt. This book is amazing! Gary Schmidt writes with such heart. The story is about a family who has one son in sixth grade. They decide to take in an eighth grader as a foster child...he comes from a rough background and has been in trouble a lot. This story beautifully shows how love can change a family, a boy, a principal and a community. I give this book five out of five stars!
Ms. Smith, SBMS