The Lightning Thief
        I strongly recommend the book The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods, where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.
        My favorite character is Annabeth Chase because she is very smart, welcoming, athletic and creative. She is always the captain of the capture the flag team because she is quick with figuring out the the next play and knows the other teams weaknesses.
        Theme # 1 is family because family can be both a destructive and creative force in this novel, but no matter what, it's really important to gods, demi-gods, and mortals alike. The Greek gods are all related to each other, and they sure do have their share of family issues – there is so much tension between them that one wonders how they have survived for so long without ripping each other to shreds. The brothers Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades don't trust one another. This lack of trust nearly leads to World War III.
        Theme #2 is memory because memory is often manipulated in the world of The Lightning Thief, and it is often redefined as well. Memory is not so much what a person recalls of the past, but mostly refers to the collective memory of a culture. The gods have been around for thousands of years, and so their memories and that culture's memory extend far back in time. This leads to all kinds of misinterpretations and manipulation of the past. It becomes clear that memory is a powerful thing, and if one could control a people's memory, one would have a lot of power over them.
        I recommend this book to people who like historical fiction, fantasy and adventure because in this book there is a lot of Greek gods and what the greeks believed there god did.


Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of The Emerald Eye

        I would greatly recommend reading Geronimo Stilton Lost Treasure of The Emerald Eye by Elisabetta Dami. Geronimo Stilton is a mouse that is always in a hurry. One day, he is late for work. Then, his sister comes in and says she has a secret.  She tells him about a map she found that shows how to get to the Emerald Eye on Treasure Island. Geronimo is scared to go. Their cousin, Trapp, is good at sailing so they go to see him. They pack lots of cheese and a life raft. They sail towards Treasure Island but are caught in a big storm and their ship sinks. They used the life raft to get to Treasure Island, and face many obstacles and riddles to find the Emerald Eye.

        I love this book. My favorite character is Geronimo, because he is always in a hurry, skittish and just likes to be home. He is afraid of adventure and pretty funny. I recommend it to people who like mystery and adventure, written in a funny way.


Tuck Everlasting
    I highly recommend the book Tuck Everlasting By Natalie Babbitt. The Tucks have stopped for a rest on their long journey to find land for a farm and stumble upon a spring that gives the gift of eternal life. It takes them a many years to discover that they’re eternal life has come from the spring. The Tucks spend many years wandering the countryside. When a 10 year old girl named Winnie Foster, who wants a life of freedom, comes upon the Tuck family they form a friendship. Together they fight off a greedy man who seeks to steal the Tucks secret and Winnie's family wood for his own gain. Winnie learns the importance of doing the right thing and protecting her friends no matter the consequences.
        My favorite character is Winnie because she is very spirited and has a very active mind. Also she is really strong hearted. I love the book and the movie.
        Theme #1 is the circle of life because in the beginning was the ferris wheel explaining the circle of life and how it is constantly in motion like Angus Tuck explains in Chapter 11. The circle of life is in constant motion like a ferris wheel. Theme #2 is the ability to understand doing the right thing even when there are consequences. Winnie helping Mae escape from prison even though she knew she would get in huge trouble. 
        I recommend this book to people who like adventure and friendship because this book has a very close relationship with winnie and the tucks and they go on a few adventures that are nerve racking and amazing.