York by Laura Ruby

The novel “York” by Laura Ruby is about three kids who are losing their apartment building to a man named Slant, who has bought the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. In order to save their building, they have to solve the Old York Cypher, a puzzle that has baffled people for decades. The book is very…

The Lie Tree by Francese Hardinge

I’m reading The Lie Tree by Francese Hardinge. This book is a tale about a mysterious tree that spreads when the main character, Faith, lies. However, she learns the consequences of lying when her tales become too distant from the truth. My favorite character is of course Faith, because of her determination.  The part I…

Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel by William Ritter

 In the novel investigator Jackaby and his partner Abigail Rook go to Gad’s Valley to solve a mysterious murder case, along with a case involving a stolen dinosaur tooth.  Gad’s Valley brings many unexpected twists and adventures.  My favorite character is Jackaby.  My favorite part that involves Jackaby is where the investigator is putting together the…