The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

It’s WWII and the Pevensie children have been sent to away from their family to Professor Kirke for safe keeping. But what are four kids supposed to do in a house without much supervision? During a game of hide and seek Lucy hides in a word-robe, but the wardrobe is not ordinary it is a […]

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Bella Swans is the new girl in Forks, Washington and she is not exactly thrilled about it, that is until she meets Edward Cullen.  There is something strange about him and her suspicions are heightened when he saves her from being crushed by a car.  This gets her asking questions and she finds some answers from Jacob a family friend who tells her […]

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is an orphan who, unfortunately, lives with his horrid aunt, uncle, and cousin.  They have be hiding a very important secret from him.  On Dudley’s birthday at the zoo Harry gets a taste of what the secret is when the glass of a snake’s cage disappears and his cousin falls in.  After that strange letters keep appearing and this uncle […]

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Old Major a boar on the Manor Farm gets things in motion by teaching his fellow animals a song called Best of England.   This fills the hearts for the animals with a yearning to live in a society where they are free from humans.  Old Major dies shortly after.  Napoleon, Snowball,  and Squealer pick up where […]

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

“I’m late. I’m late, for a very important date.” Alice follows the white rabbit down a hole into the world of Wonderland. Wonderland is a strange place were a sip of a drink can make you shrink and a bit of a cake can make you the size of a giant. This is a place […]

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hester is a married woman who’s husband is away.  Hester has a newborn baby, but the baby is not her husband’s.  She has committed adultery and now has to wear the letter A on her chest  for all to see.  Hester will not give the name of the father of the baby and so she must bare the shame […]

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a chilling tale of what can go wrong when civility is taken out of humans.  A group of school boys are on a plane  during a war heading  for safety when they are shot down.  Their plane lands on an island.  No adults survive the crash leaving the boys […]

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Charlotte Doyle boards a ship by the name of Seahawk against her better judgment.  She becomes friends with Captain Jaggery who is rumored to have beaten a man on the last voyage.  Charlotte becomes his spy and alerts him when she hears plans of mutiny.  The mutiny is started by none other than the man that Captain Jaggery beat on the last voyage.  Captain […]

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries is not your typical princess story.   You would think that a girl might be somewhat thrilled at the idea of finding out that she is a princess, but this is not the case for Mia.   Her parents kept it from her until it became clear that her father could no longer […]