Horror at Camp Jelly Jam

By: R.L. Stein

Horror at Camp Jelly Jam is about two kids named Ian and Wendy who are on a camping vacation to Idaho. The kids get board and want to ride in the trailer. There mom says no because they are on step mountains but she gives into their father’s permission. So they pull over and get the kids on the trailer. At first everything is fun but suddenly the trailer disconnects from the truck and the trailer starts rolling down the step rocky hill. After a long fall Ian and Wendy heard knocking on door. It suddenly broke open and a plump councilor named Budy showed up. He took them to a strange camp called Camp Jelly Jam where it was all sports actives all the time and there’s every single sport felid you could dream of swimming pools, a track, and basket ball courts just to name a few. Every time you win an event you get a king coin, if you get six king coins you get walk the winners walk. Wendy knows there’s something up. Every person that walks the winner’s walks that night diapers the next day, and there’s a small earthquake every four hours. She gets so scared that she goes out to the woods one night to find a smelly monster. Read the book to find out what happens.


I used visualizing seeing Wendy and Ian rolling down the cliff in the trailer. First they disconnected with the truck slid off the cliff. , when they were rolling down the cliff they hit rocks and flipped with, thuds finally they hit a tree were lots of glass shattered. I thought visualizing this seen felt just like TV, but in my head.


I strongly recommend this to people who like sports monsters. It had lots action and good adventure. It also gives you a great visualization in your head. The only down side is it might be an easy read to some people. But anyway it was still an entreating read.


Breaking Dawn

I read the book Breaking Dawn from the Twilight saga. The setting was in Forks, Washington. There was a huge love triangle between Jacob, Bella, and Edward. Jacob loved Bella, Edward and Jacob hated each other and Bella loved both of them. Jacob ran away when he found out that Bella and Edward were getting married so soon. By the time the wedding came Jacob was back. He tried to make Bella want to marry him but that did not happen. Read the book to find out what happens next.      

            The reading strategy I used was making connections. I used text to text connection making to help me throughout the book. If I didn’t understand something I could always relate Breaking Dawn to another book that I understood.

            I would recommend this book to people that like romance and suspense. I really enjoyed this book. I think that anyone who likes either of the Twilight books will like this one.







Pencil Of Doom!

   Henry McThrottle got a pencil from his Principal. What he doesn’t know is that it’s a haunted pencil.  What ever he draws happens, but its not the way he drew it. Even when he draws something good it still goes bad.  He tries to destroy the pencil, throw it away, give to somebody, but it always comes back. Will he be able to destroy it or will it be with him forever?  

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

The main characters in this book were Gregg Heffley, Holly Hills, Gregg’s mom, Gregg’s dad, Gregg’s older brother Rodrick, Gregg’s younger brother Manny, and Gregg’s best friend Rowley. It all started at Christmas when Gregg’s uncle Charlie gives Gregg a laundry basket and Gregg has to start doing his own laundry. Throughout the book Gregg never does his laundry and eventually he has to wear very embarrassing clothes because there the only clean clothes he can find. After Gregg’s dad gets to fed up with soccer practices and boy scouts, he threatens to send Gregg off to military school.                                                                                  That’s where Gregg draws the line.

The best reading strategy I used was making connections like when Rodrick always picks on Gregg and my brother always picks on me. I also asked myself a lot of questions like if I was in that situation what I would do.  When I wrote questions down and then looked back at them and saw if I could answer them.

 I recommend this book to people that like funny books.  I really liked it because it felt like it was just the right amount of humor.  Anyone that likes comedy in books should read this.  Its one of the best books I’ve read thru the entire 5th grade. 

By jobros1998123




Eclipse is the third book in the “Twilight” series. It is partly about the feud between vampires and werewolves. Both the Cullens and the werewolves want to protect Bella from a vampire with a grudge angst her for killing her mate James. The Cullens and the werewolves have to join forces to save Bella from Victoria and her clan of newborn vampires. Read the book to find out what happens to Bella, the Cullens and the werewolves.

The reading strategies that I used were visioning and predicting. The way I used visioning was like making a movie in my mind. This reading strategy helped me understand the book much better. If I hadn’t use visioning I probably wouldn’t have understood the book as well as I did. Predicting helped me get ahead in the book and make guesses about what kinds of things could happen and seeing how they really turned out.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys action or love stories.  Eclipse is a suspenseful and amazing. I love all of the books in the “Twilight” saga. This book is my favorite book so far. I recommend this book to anyone.




                 Twilight is about  a girl named Bella. She lives in Phoenix, Az. till she comes to Forks, Washington. There she meets this strange family, but in that strange family she meets a quite attracting boy whose name, EDWARD CULLEN. There she figures out he is a vampire and there is one of his kind named James. James is trying to attack Bella because she smells so goo, and Edward tries to protect her.

                  This book made me think the protecting someone can cause you or them to be in great danger and I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is intrested in vampires or action  beacause those are saome things I saw and liked in it and I hope you do, too!


Emily and the Monster fron the Deep

            Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep is the sequel of the first book The Tail Emily Windsnap. It’s about a girl named Emily, that’s half human half mermaid, and how she wakes a huge monster, known as the kraken, with her best friend, Shona, who’s also a mermaid, while they are exploring their new home. So she has to stop it somehow.  Shona and Emily get in a huge fight over waking it. Emily has to face Neptune, the king of the sea, again, and even worst face the horrible kraken to stop it with Shona, who’s not talking to her. She meets up with her old enemy, Mandy, that has to help her defeat the monster. Will Emily defeat the monster? And will she make up with Shona? How does Many fit into all of this? Read the book to find out what happens next.




            The reading strategy I used was visualizing. I could see everything about the kraken. Even when it held Emily in it tentacle! I could see Neptune when he rode in. I could visualize everything!




            I loved both of the Emily Windsnap books. They were so good, and I can’t wait to read the third one, but I would recommend the first book first so you would understand everything. I’d mostly recommend this book for girls but a boy might like it. I thought both books were great!




Battle of the Labyrintyh

Battle of the Labyrinth is the fourth  book in the Percy Jackson series. In the book Percy and his friend go into Daedalus’s  labyrinth to keep the monsters out of Camp-Half blood. In the labyrinth Percy and his friends have very many difficulties like the Spinx, Hephaestus, fire breathing horses, etc. Later, Percy and the students at Camp-Half Blood had to fight many monsters including Kampe. Many of the campers died but they won the battle.

In the book I could see everything that was happening in my mind while reading the book. I also inferred because sometimes the author  only told you some stuff and  the other stuff you had to infer.

This was an excellent book because the author put described the stuff so well you could see everything! when I started reading I couldn’t put the book down.

Halo Ghosts of Onyx




Spartans are solders that defend the Earth from the Covenant. The Covenant are a group of aliens that want to destroy Earth.

The book starts when a Spartan II named Kurt gets permission to teach the new Spartan III’s how to fight. However, when all of the teams are taking their final test, somehow these probes, also known as sentals, wipe out all of the teams except Team Saber and Kurt. At the same time Team Blue is destroying nuclear Warheads the Covenant had captured. Both teams meet in the Atmosphere of Onyx to rejoin and destroy the Covenant and the sentinels but, it’s 20 Covenant vessels and the Sentinels vs. Team Saber and Team Blue and Kurt. So instead, they decide to orbit the planet looking for a reason why the Sentinels are at the planet Onyx.

I used “Inferring” because this book takes a long while to explain details from subject to subject. So, I had to ask a lot of questions and wonder what happens next.

I would recommend this book to anyone how likes to read about action and war related type stuff. Ohh! Before I go please make a comment.



The New Prophecy WARRIORS: Book #4 STARLIGHT by Erin Hunter

     In the beginning of Starlight, the four clans, Thunderclan, Shadowclan, Windclan, and Riverclan had reached their new homes around a big lake.  Tallstar is the leader of Windclan but he is very old and is on his 9th life which is his last one.  He tells three cats named Firestar and Brambleclaw from Thunderclan and Onewhisker from Windclan that he does not want his Deputy Mudclaw to become the next leader.  Instead he wants Onewhisker to become leader.  Onewhisker is a warrior cat and Tallstar trusts him. 

     After Tallstar dies a group of cats from each clan patrol around the lake to find camps for each clan.  They easily find camps for Shadowclan and Riverclan.  Later, Squirrelpaw stumbles to an area near an abandoned twolegged camp that becomes Thunderclan’s camp.   They find a camp for Windclan last.

     Squirrelpaw, one of Firestar’s daughters, is mad with Brambleclaw because he has a growing relationship with his half-brother, Hawkfrost.  Squirrelpaw thinks that like his dad, Tigerstar, Hawkfrost will try to become more powerful  and take after his murderous legacy.  Brambleclaw did not listen to Squirrelpaw’s advice not to trust Hawkfrost and this caused their relationship to go down hill.  Brambleclaw thinks Squirrelpaw is judging them because of their father.

     Leafpaw is a medicine cat apprentice to Cinderpelt.  After Tallstar dies, Leafpaw gets a visit from a Starclan cat named Spottedleaf.  She gives Leafpaw directions for a new place to replace Moonstone as the gathering place of the medicine cats and the cats who are to become leaders of each clan.  Instead of a Moonstone, Leafpaw discovers a Moonpool.  They meet there to talk about the signs or messages they get from Starclan.  One message that Leafpaw gets is that before there will be peace, the river will run red and blood will spill blood.  This message is solved near the end of the book.  

     Mudclaw was angry that Onewhisker was to become leader of Windclan.  With the help of Hawkfrost, Mudclaw organizes a rebellion because he thinks he is the rightful leader of Windclan.  How does the book end?  You will have to read it to find out.  I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the other books in the new prophecy series and likes action, suspense, and fantasy.  To really understand Starlight, I would recommend that you read at least one of the earlier New Prophecy Warriors books.  I would recommend Midnight, the first book in the New Prophecy series.