Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
reviewed by Ayesha
Children who can float, produce fire from their palms, and see into the future don't exist . . . right?
In one of the best science fiction books I have ever read, Jacob, a seemingly ordinary teenager, discovers the truth behind his grandfather's crazy stories in a trip across the Atlantic to an island near Wales.
Jacob and his family always humored his grandfather whenever he told his stories, but never truly believed him. After all, monsters and enchanted islands don't exist. But when Jacob's grandfather is found in the woods, having been clawed to death, everyone assumes it was an animal, but Jacob knows that it was one of the monsters that his grandfather had always spoken about. Jacob's grandfather's last words lead Jacob to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the true meaning of peculiar.
In an unnatural setting with pictures to match, Ransom Riggs has proven that even horror stories can be very, very interesting.
George's Secret Key to The Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
reviewed by Lintaro
George's Secret Key To The Universe is an exhilarating thrill ride through the universe. The book is about a young boy named George who one day meets his strange next door neighbors for the first time. After this, the whole story takes off, with an amazing cast of characters, such as George's friend, Annie, and her super-computer, COSMOS, that can teleport people throughout the universe. It is enthralling, detailed, and a fabulous work of science fiction.