Ked is a boy with a progressive back issue. Ked's mom left him and his dad a couple years ago. Ked's dad gambled all of their rent money away. On top of all of this, Ked has to deal with bullies as he loses every one of his friends. Ked does EVERYTHING to keep him and his dad afloat. He earns money in every way he can. His dad keeps gambling even as a deadline is placed on the rent that hasn't been paid in a few months. I connect with this book when I see people suffering inside and out. This book was so amazing that I never wanted to put it down. I rated this book five stars because of how stunning the emotions it made you feel were.
Dragonhaven is about a young boy who lives at the Institute in a national park. This particular national park had dragons in it. Jake is the boy's name, and he is finally going on his first overnight solo in the park. On this overnight peculiar things happen. Jake mostly remembers the mother dragon and the baby dragon. The baby dragon ends up with Jake. As the evening goes on the night of the solo Jake is found by Billy, a ranger. Then the real adventure starts when Jake becomes a junior ranger to hide the baby dragon. I connected this book to when I babysit because my siblings are always needing something. I rated this book four stars because well it was good it got boring when he talked about the history of the national park.
Hurricane Katrina was a devastating hurricane that hit the Gulf in 2005. It hit hard, but this was predicted. People did not believe that it would actually happen or they couldn't leave, so they were in the flooding and storm. People had to climb on their roofs because their house was flooding to the top. Rescuers couldn't come far in until the winds had died down more. People were trapped where they were until a helicopter or other rescue vehicle could get to them. I may not directly relate to the hardships people faced in that time, but my sister was born in 2005. I relate to the book through m family. I rated this book five stars because it was very interesting; it was enticing enough that you would never want to put it down.
Take a Bow is about friends who have to overcome many difficulties. They have a lot of trouble with a so called "friend" who uses Emme. They have a lot of trouble understanding everything about who they are or about what they are supposed to be. They always are playing music, but behind their smiles at the gigs, they have other small problems with "friends", school, and life. I really enjoyed this book because it was an inspiration and a really interesting book to read. I rated this book five stars because of this and much more.
Shelby's Story is about a little dog who went from being trapped in a yard, to escaping and free. She left the yard and spent weeks on the street with one of her siblings. She finds herself in a tight space when her sibling is caught and a few weeks later so is Shelby. She is adopted by a trainer/filmmaker and trained to become a movie star. She films the movie and goes back to her new home. This book was remarkable. I rated it 5 stars for all of its life lessons.