So today I’m going to do my top 5 summer reads for part 1 of my summer series.
Theese books may have nothing to do with summer. The reason I’m calling it part of my summer series is because I think these books would be good for summer events such as vacations, beach days, camps, etc. Also, keep in mind I’m no professional reviewer.
#5. Let’s start with a series most pre teens have heard about… Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. There’s nothing that makes it stand out too much, it has humour, crushes, homework, it’s based in middle school, but it’s an amusing quick read. Diary of a wimpy kid is about 12 year old Greg Heffly, your average 12 year old entering middle school. But when Greg re-unites with his pal Rowley, he becomes a bit to popularity obsessed. There are definitely better books out there, but this is good for long car rides or a quick read at the beach. I rate this: ★★★☆☆. Best for middle school age group.
#4. Next up, this is for people who like figuring things out. Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol, is about a 10 year old detective named, you guessed it… Encyclopedia Brown. Through out the series, he helps solve mysteries around his neighbourhood. Great for camping since the books are lightweight and easy to read. I think this book is best for the 7-10 age group. I rate this ★★★★☆
#3. The book series that kids read and think unrealistic expectations about babysitting, The Babysitter’s club by Ann M. Martin. This was the book series that gave me the idea that I could start a day camp once I’m 12. But great books. I think I read the first one when I was …. 8? This book is about 12 year old Kristy. Kristy and her friends start a babysitting club. Well, kind of expected for the tittle. Anyways, This book has very relatable situations that many girls go through. Good for at-home in-bed days when you don’t feel like doing anything. Raina Telegemire made a graphic novel version if you do prefer comics. I rate this ★★★★☆ I’d say 6-12.
#2. Second on the list for a reason, Chiggers by Hope Larson is about Abby, a pre teen girl at summer camp. The same summer camp she’s been to since she was young. But this year everyone is different. As she and her friends drift apart, Abby tries to get to know the mysterious new girl, Shasta. This is a great graphic novel. I recommend this most for 10+. Rated: ★★★★ and a half.
#1. This next one is my favourite series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare . This book is great if you’re into Fantasy novels. City of bones, the first out of 6 books I believe, introduces a new race called Shadow Hunters. Shadow Hunters slay demons. 16 year old Clary Fray, finds out she’s a shadow hunter. Jace, a fellow shadow hunter, must take her to a shadow hunter institute where she may begin training. This series is amazing. It’s definitely mature, (the back says 14+) but a great book.
That contudes part 1 of my summer series. Let’s pretend contudes is a word. And let me know if anyone gets that reference in the comments. If you do you’re epic.. and you are too if you don’t! Anyways, Let me know if there’s any requests for my summer series.