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Maggie Crumbley recommends No Talking by Andrew Clements   7th grader, Maggie Crumbley, recommends this realistic fictional novel to her peers "for many reasons!" Overall, she believes this book is entertaining. It's humorous & also "makes you ask yourself, 'What if I go a day without talking?' " If anyone likes "funny & overall great books," she'd definitely recommend checking out this one!    Maggie gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Campbell Causey recommends The Light In Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron   7th grader, Campbell Causey, recommends this realistic historical novel to her peers because she believes it is a thrilling and suspensful book with a not-to-miss plot twist! She says, "This book is in a great perspective of the Holocaust. A very heart-racing, dramatic, and romantic book!"    Campbell gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Kady Mac Moon recommends The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han   7th grader, Kady Mac Moon, recommends this realistic fictional novel to her peers because she loves the twists and turns the book takes and thinks "it's the perfect story of self discovery along with lifelong friendship." She says that the emotion shown, whether happy or sad, is "highlighted in an amazing way! It captures all the feeling you get with a first love and the perfect summer! If you are looking for a book to read in the summer, this is a must!!"    Kady Mac gives this book a 5 out of 5
Ava Gideon recommends ThornHill by Pam Smy   7th grader, Ava Gideon, recommends this book to her friends for a few reasons. This book at first didn't really spike her interest, but she saw that it had pictures & decided it would probably be easy and a lot of points toward her AR goal. However, she says, "listen to me when I tell you this book is so much more." This book is about children in an orphanage with the main character, Mary, writing in her diary explaining everything about herself and what is happening at the orphanage.  She is bullied by another girl in the orphanage and does do some very bad things. Then the ending is completely unexpected. There's also a large section of pictures with no words."Oh, and by the way, the pictures and the story don't go together. The story is in 1982, and the pictures are 2017." The pictures seem to be looking into the future but are still connected to the orphanage. "While reading, everything will start to make sense, but if you don't pay attention when reading, you'll get lost." ThornHill can be described as a type of horror, drama and has definitely become one of her favorites.    Ava gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Carolyn Goode recommends Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt  8th grader, Carolyn Goode,   recommends this book to her friends because she believes it to be an amazing book.She says that "It is written really well and has many different, but meaningful, morals." She really enjoyed reading it "as it was funny, sad, and insightful."   Carolyn gives this book a 5 out of 5!
life's a picnic - thanks 8th grade parents plus pics of lunch
Liam Parks recommends The Renegades Trilogy by Marissa Meyer  Liam Parks, an 8th grader, recommends this book to his peers because he believes that "the three books in the trilogy, Renegades, Archenemies, and Supernova are action packed and very well written." Including everything from saving people in burning buildings to one-on-one stand offs, something is always  happening. He says, "These books also flip the point of view between two people, both the villain and the hero. Books like this always gave both sides of the story & makes it overall more well rounded."   Liam gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Parker Brandtonies recommends Hitler's Secret by William Osborne  Parker Brandtonies. a 6th grader at MCMS, recommends this book to his peers because it offers adventure in a fictional story of two kids traveling to save a girl. He says there "is a lot of suspense, and you could imagine if you were actually there with them..."  He also enjoyed the "cool plot twists changing the story and a sad yet happy ending."     Parker gives this book a 5 out of 5
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Blake Garrison recommends A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park  7th grader, Blake Garrison, recommends this book to his peers because he believes It is a good way for people to learn about what the water problem in Sudan is like. It's also a good way to learn how to support them and donate to "Water for South Sudan." A Long Walk to Water also addresses problems during the Civil War in Sudan, and it explains to the reader how dangerous the desert can be.    Blake gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Alyssa Fowler recommends Diary of a Wimpy Kid Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Russell  6th grader, Alyssa Fowler, recommends this book to her peers because anyone who goes to a school with friends can relate. There may be, as Alyssa says, “one girl who is mean to you because of the way that you dress or the way or act or the friends you have.” This book shows how the main character, Nikki, fixes problems like that. “When Nikki is mad at the mean girl, Mackenzie, she wants to say something but just says it in her head so no one hears her… When you are mad at a girl that goes to your school or even one of your family members, this is a good book to show you what to do … so you don't get in trouble.”   Alyssa gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Congratulations to MCMS Band for excellent and superior ratings at LGPE!
Blossom Hiers recommends Chasing Helicity by Ginger Zee  7th grader, Blossom Hiers, recommends Chasing Helicity, an adventure novel, to her friends because it is one of her favorite books of all time. She says "it is amazing because it is full of adventures, and the story goes all over the place." She believes it is such an amazing book that everyone should read it.  Blossom gives this book a 5 out of 5!
February Students of the Month - Elizabeth Goode-6th Brayden Drury-6th Levi McCoy-6th  Carli Finch-6th    Joriya Knight-7th  Andrew McDonald-7th Aiden Clements-7th Emilee Zellner-7th    Cameron Crank-8th  Nadaleigh Henson-8th Megan Miller-8th Marquez Gunter-8th    Joshua Lee-8th Jacob Ethridge-6th
Congrats to our chorus for their LGPE results!
Kamari Ellis recommends Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss  In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, 7th grade MCMS student, Kamari Ellis, recommends the classic Green Eggs and Ham because "it's fun, & it'll put you in a good mood." He also notes that the actual foods, green eggs & ham, are delicious so he recommends those as well. He believes that the moral of the story is interesting as the protagonist, Sam, is eating green eggs & ham and wants the other guy to try them. Instead of trying them, the guy judges them. In the end, the other guy finally tries them and enjoys them. The moral of the story is "don't judge a book by its cover" which can be applied in real life situations "like making friends. You can't judge a person by how they look. Just get to know them so maybe you will like them."  Kamari gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Charles Tanner, a 7th grader, recommends this adventure novel to his friends because he believes it to be exciting & full of great adventure. "Most people don't like to read slow and romantic books that seem like there is not a plot. This is full of twists and adventures that if you were reading, you would really enjoy."
Isabelle Hickman recommends Wonder by R.J. Palacio  Isabelle Hickman, an 8th grader, recommends this realistic fiction novel to her friends basically because "it's a really good book." There's an encouraging lesson learned that "being nice is actually a really good thing." The main character is very sweet, but he is bullied because of his differences. This should teach readers not to judge a book by its cover. She thinks "this book is amazing," and "teaching people not to bully" is what the school needs help with.  She believes that "it might help."    Isabelle gives this book a 5 out of 5!
Daphnie Miller recommends So B. It by Sarah Weeks  Daphnie Miller, an MCMS 7th grader, recommends this realistic fiction novel to her friends because it is so good. She says, "It is like so good because it is like me in so many ways." She can relate to the story because she likes to go out on her own and go to places on her own, and she likes to get to the point.  Daphnie gives this book a 5 out of 5!