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Title: Mrs. Bixby's Last Day, by John David Anderson

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Gut Reaction: I had a hard time in the beginning of the book, not quite understanding that every chapter changes to another character's perspective. The first forty pages were not that interesting or eye-catching for me, but the rest of the book was much better.

Summary: There are different types of teachers in everyone's lives.The good ones, the not-so-good ones, the boring ones, the mean ones, the ones that try too hard, and the strict ones, say three boys named Christopher, Brand, and Steven.There are some that you will never forget, though, and Mrs. Bixby is one of those teachers.To them, Mrs. Bixby is one of a kind.

When Mrs. Bixby suddenly announces that she won't be able to finish the school year, the three boys come up with a risky plan to give Mrs. Bixby the last day she deserves! Told through the boys' perspectives, it gives us three different views of how much Mrs. Bixby means to them.

What plan did the boys come up with? Will they fail or succeed? This book is humorous, charming, bittersweet, and sad, a great balance. If there was a sequel I would definitely read it!

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Title: The Black Stallion

Author: Walter Farley

Pre-review: This is an intense, exciting, charming adventure about the incredible bond between a boy and a horse.

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Summary: Alec is traveling alone homeward on a ship called "The Drake", after visiting his uncle in India. There is also a wild black horse on the ship with them. Everything is going fine until there is a fire, and the ship starts sinking. Now Alec is left struggling in the cold ocean waters, until he spots the black horse swimming away. He quickly grabs hold of one of the ropes tied to the horse, before he blacks out.

He wakes up on a desolate island with no one else, except the black horse. Being the only ones on the island, they slowly come together and form a tight bond between them. They help each other survive for the first few days, but Alec knows he cant stay on the island forever. Will they be rescued, or will the be left on the island to perish? Read the book to find out!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves horses, or if you are up for the adventure of your life!

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Title: The Heart of a Dolphin

Author: C. A. Hapka

Gut Reaction: I loved this book, I liked the story and how it was written. However, I wished that it was longer.

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Summary:

This book is about a girl named Annie, who finds a dolphin trapped in a cove near her house. After she saves the dolphin, Annie and the dolphin form a special bond, and she names him Admiral Squeak. They swim all the time, but Annie struggles to keep him a secret from her best friend Emma, who has ditched her for snobby Morgan. This leaves her alone and in danger. Will Emma come back to her, or will Admiral Squeak be the one to save her? Read the story to find out!


Poppy Louthan

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