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He's Just Not That Into You
Ken Kwapis
Reviewed by Kaleigh

        This upbeat Romantic Comedy highlights the many struggles you can have, while being in a relationship. There are four different stories told about a failing marriage, a woman who can’t find her match, a woman who keeps falling for the wrong guy, and a guy who won’t propose to his girlfriend.

        The different stories keep you guessing on what is going to happen to each of the characters next. This movie will make you laugh, cry, and gasp in shock about what happens. You will not want to stop watching this lighthearted story because of the playful suspense.


Jessica Brody
Reviewed by Stephanie

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having the worst Monday ever. She starts off her day by getting a red light ticket, taking the most horrible school yearbook photo, bombing varsity softball tryouts along with her class election speech, and at the end of the day, her boyfriend Tristan dumps her for no reason. Ellie knows that if she had a do-over she could make the day right. Ellie's wish is granted but can she make it right no matter how many do-overs she gets? Is she stuck in the same horrible Monday forever?

The story is predictable but heartwarming and funny. If you love a light, cute, and contemporary young adult novel and like the movie Groundhog Day, then you will enjoy A Week of Mondays!

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro
Reviewed by Kaleigh

       Three best friends, Kathy, Tommy, and Ruth, have known each other since they were little. They attended Hailsham, a private school, on the English countryside. Everything seems normal for the children, they go to class, attend church, eat lunch, and exercise, but they didn’t know that their teachers were hiding a huge secret: the children are clones that will start donating all of their organs, when are teenagers, until they complete.

       Ishiguro brilliantly portrays the love and loss that the children go through in their everyday life. He gives the reader a false sense of hope that leads them to an end that they will never forget. Never Let Me Go is an extraordinary story that brings realization to the beauty of life, and the importance of living in the moment.

Ransom Riggs
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Reviewed by Donna D.
Miss Peregrine's Home for  Peculiar Children

Jacob's grandfather has always told him outlandish stories about the children he grew up with in Miss Peregrine's orphanage. Tales of a girl who could only stay grounded when tethered, an invisible young man who couldn't be identified but for his floating clothes. And he had photos to support his claims. As Jacob grows older, he stops giving credence to the old man's anecdotes, until tragedy strikes and he finds himself in Wales exploring the remains of the building where his grandfather lived as a young man. Could he have been telling the truth about the children after all? Read the novel to find out!
The story is accompanied by vintage black and white photographs that add a sense of mystery and spookiness to the plot. The book is a little creepy, but not so scary that those of us that don't like horror won't be able to read it. It's fast-paced and quick to get through. And if you've enjoyed it, there are several more books in the series! Overall, 4.5/5 stars.