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My Sister The Vampire: Switched

This book is about when two girls find out that they are identical twin sisters. They encounter some problems at a Halloween ball and they have to switch! But one of them has a secret... a dark secret. I like this book because every sentence makes sense and it's a very exciting book. Once you read it you can't put it down! I don't like this book because some of the chapters are too long!
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This book is about what lions are like, how they catch their prey and what's the difference between a male and female lion. I like this book because it got me very interested. The reason why I got interested was because it explained so many things. Also as I was reading I was like "Ohh I wonder what happens next" , I guess this is the end!
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If I Were You

by Leslie Margolis Best friends Katie and Melody envy each others lives because they are under the impression that the other one leads the perfect life. Katie has two younger stepbrothers whom she babysits for and it is always noisy at her house. Melody, on the other hand, lives in a mansion and always wears the best stuff. Unfortunately, things aren't looking too good right now because Katie and Melody are not talking.... [Read more]
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The Last Kids On Earth

The Last Kids On EarthBy Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate Jack is a thirteen-year-old foster kid who has bounced from house to house and school to school.  He’s never had a real family or real friends.  When he finally makes friends with Quint, a geeky science-type, they get hit with the zombie apocalypse!Everyone leaves town or gets zombified.  But somehow, Jack gets left behind.But Jack has a treehouse, some weapons, and a generator to power his video games.  Still, he doesn’t want to have to deal with the monsters and... [Read more]

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The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King

The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare KingBy Max BrallierIllustrated by Douglas Holgate In the third installment of The Last Kids On Earth, Jack Sullivan and his buddies, June, Quint and Dirk, continue to battle zombies with their ingenious weapons and vehicles.  They have also made friends with many of the monsters that now inhabit the earth, and now rely on those monsters to help them out.But Jack also encounters the Nightmare King, a monster who is pure evil and who gives Jack unwanted visions of the future.  Jack knows he must rid the earth of this particular... [Read more]

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