Title: Warriors 2: Fire and Ice
Author: Erin Hunter
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Reviewed by: Alex G., Grade V
This book is about four different clans of cats. Windclan and Thunderclan are fighting together against Riverclan and Shadowclan. The reason for their fighting is because Riverclan and Shadowclan don't want Windclan to return to the territory they lost in a previous war. Two cats named Fireheart and Graystripe, who belong to Thunderclan, hide a friend named Ravenpaw because an enemy from its same clan wanted to kill him. When Fireheart and Graystripe return to their clan the war starts. At the end the strongest and the bravest of all prevails.
The message the book "Warriors 2" gives to the reader is to help a friend when he most needs it. Another message is to never do something that is against the rules.
The book "Warriors" 2 takes place in the woods close to neighborhoods. It takes place during the Winter months. The setting is very important because imagining the cats fighting during extreme weather conditions makes it harder to win a battle. So strategy, strength endurance are all qualities needed to survive and win a war. And as a reader, imagining these scarce conditions makes the story more powerful.
Graystripe is the second main character of the story. He is is a gray cat with yellow eyes.This cat is very strong, intelligent and brave. Graystripe learns several lessons throughout the story. He learn the importance of following clan rules and that he should always tell the truth or else people won't believe him. Graystripe reminds me of my brother Sebastian because he is strong and intelligent.
I wouldn't recommend this book. When I read the summary on the back of the book I expected the book to have a mix of action, adventure and peaceful moments but instead it was full of wars and adventure and no peace.
The type of reader that I think will enjoy this book are those readers that like constant violence.
Title: Spy School
Author: Stuart Gibbs
Reviewed by: Janiah T., Grade V
The book is about Benjamin Ripley who is a 12 year old boy about to go to Spy School in Washington D.C.He has been watched for his whole life by Alexander Hale, an agent at the spy school. He is extremely smart and is new at the school. There are very big surprises in this book that you'll love if you like action filled books. He also works with a girl named Erica. Erica is kind of Ben's dream girl at the school. There also is a big surprise about Erica that will shock you because it definitely shocked me! This book is not only about action it's about suspense and mystery and lots of problem solving. The main message is that you are never too old to do anything. Ben knows because he is a spy in training and he only 12 years old.
The setting is on the Spy School campus. Most of the scenes in the book take place is the mess hall and where all the student rooms are. It is important to the story that you know were everything takes place because it has lots of mystery and you need to remember where everything is. You can start trying to figure the mystery on your own through out the book.
The main character of the book is Benjamin Ripley. He is 12 years old and has a very uninteresting and mundane life, but it all changes in the spy school. He is usually not enthusiastic about life at school.
I would definitely recommend this book for all those readers who love action suspense and mystery. I love this book and will definitely read it again and tell other people about too.
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