Summer Reading Essay

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Over the course of thiOver the course of this summer I read four books. The books I read were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry again. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling was the first book I read this summer and I really liked it. I decided to read the 5th Harry Potter book because I had it and I never really got a chance to read it. The book begins were it had left you of in the 4th book when Harry is just about to enter his 5th year at Hogwarts. He still lives with his aunt and uncle whom he hates because they are mean and evil to him. The ...view middle of the document...

Shortly after the assignment is given he meets The Giver. This sci-fi book is one of the best books I've read and is also a Newberry Award winning book. If I had to recommend any book this would be one of my top picks to recommend. I am also very excited to read the sequel to The Giver: Gathering Blue.Another book I read over the summer is Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. This book was recommended by my mom. The whole set up of the story is about a civilization that allows couples only two children. The story follows a third child named Luke who must stay in hiding for his whole life. Luke feels lonely not knowing anybody but his family. Luke sets out to find other "shadow children" as they call them. This book is futuristic fiction. I thought the book was pretty good. It was an odd way of seeing the future world. Among the Hidden relates to The Giver because they are both set in the future and both authors create totally different worlds than we live in today.The last and final book I read over summer vacation was Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. The book is about a ten year old girl named Annemarie. She lives in Denmark with her family during the time of WWII. There are Nazi soldiers on every street corner guarding there new captured territory. It has been like this for over two years now and things are starting to change. Jewish owned businesses are starting to close down and Danish-Jews are supposed to be "relocated." There's only one thing that scares Annemarie most, her friend Ellen is Jewish. The genre is historical fiction. This book is also a Newberry Award winning book and I would recommend this book to Middle School students and adults. It was very tragic what happened during WWII and this book explains what it would be like living in Denmark during that time in war.To sum it all up I really enjoyed reading these books. I'm also glad of the different genres I chose from because if it were up to me I'd be reading all fantasy books. All these books were great as I said and I recommend all of them.How to Cite this PageMLA Citation:"Summer Reading." 123HelpMe.com. 11 May 2014<http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=87659>.s summer I read four books. The books I read were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry again. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling was the first book I read this summer and I really liked it. I decided to read the 5th Harry Potter book because I had it and I never really got a chance to read it. The book begins were it had left you of in the 4th book when Harry is just about to enter his 5th year at Hogwarts. He still lives with his aunt and uncle whom he hates because they are mean and evil to him. The letters from his friends are very dull and they have nothing to say, which confuses him and makes him furious. He is also mad because he's still stuck with the...

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