Tag Archives: Middle School books

Morse Pond Review: Clueless McGee Gets Famous

9780399257513_3a72aClueless McGee Gets Famous

Written and illustrated by Jeff Mack

Philomel Books


Available now

Clueless McGee Gets Famous by Jeff Mack is a quick-read, full of break-dancing and ninja moves. I loved it; it was a great book. PJ gets a ten-gallon hat, and he loves it. But then someone steals it! He gets another, and that gets stolen too. He has to get to the bottom of this! He starts seeing posters about Nasty Ned. This man seems like the perfect hat-stealer! If you love Diary Of A Wimpy Kid or Captain Underpants, this book is for you. All in all, I would give it 4.5 stars.

~ Ryan, 10

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Morse Pond Review: A Snicker of Magic

9780545552707A Snicker of Magic

Natalie Lloyd

Scholastic Press


Available February 2014

If you like magic and mystery you will like A Snicker of Magic. The main characters are Jonah and Felicity and they are ready to break a curse of the brothers Threadbare! Along the way Jonah and Felicity meet a girl named Florentine and she carries around jars that she has never even looked at and they have the curse on them! Felicity and her mom and sister are cursed to travel and not stay somewhere, but when they break the curse, they are free not to wander anymore. I thought this book was good because it leaves you in a mystery and you just don’t want to stop reading. This book will be out in February 2014!

~ Caroline, age 10

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Morse Pond Review: Prisoner 88

9781580895606Prisoner 88

Leah Pileggi

Charlesbridge Publishing


Available now

Prisoner 88 by Leah Pileggi is a great story about a boy named Jake. Jake is a prisoner in the Old Idaho Penitentiary. Jake is charged of manslaughter and sentenced for five years! The more read the more you learn about Jake and other characters in story. Jake is a great character, he is very mysterious even after reading the whole book. Leah Pileggi is a great author and I can’t wait to see more books from her. The only problem I have is the ending. It just seems to be rushed, but because of how good everything thing else this doesn’t make me hate the book. Prisoner 88 is a great book even after the ending. It is a great read.

~ Matthew, age 10

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