Not Reading With Lord Vader

Lord Vader wants everyone to stop reading and start gaming.  Watch his attempt to convince these Mock Newbery Club members to join him on the gaming side.


Here are the books that our Mock Newbery Club enjoyed and Lord Vader is NOT READING.  If you click on a title, it will take you to the Wake County Public Libraries’ catalog so you can request the title.  May the force of good literature be with you, always.

Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel

**”Alice was a delight. The writing style was simple but sufficient.” – Sierra

Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
**”…very well-written and described…I could relate to the main character… I could imagine everything very clearly.” – Puja

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
**”..characters that I got so attached to that the ending was able to make me tear up at the thought that these kids grew up so happy..” – Elizabeth
**”I am impressed by how I could get so attached to all the characters by reading only a little bit about them.” – Sage

Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle
**”a memoir in verse told almost like a story..lots of imagery..” – Haley

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
**”…Love the realism..made me understand..” – Sarah

Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
**”..a work of poetic art with theme of empowerment..Mimi is a more than competent narrator…” – Elizabeth

Girl in the Torch by Robert Sharenow
**”Great plot and amazing 3-dimensional characters…” – Abigail

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
**”Dramatic, entertaining writing style that has a unique balance between her true self and the person she’s pretending to be…” – Kayla

Like a River by Kathy Cannon Wiechman
**”The plot and characters stuck out to me as attributes that perfected the story… inspired me.” – Sarah

Night on Fire by Ronald Kidd
**”…how hard it was for the older men so deeply set in their ways…compared to the young girl that still has a chance to change her views.” – Benjamin

Red Butterfly by A. L. Sonnichsen
**”..written in poetry it is more emotionally moving..made me feel heart-warmed in the end.” – Manaal

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
**”…characters and motives you could really understand. It made me feel a part of something.” – Caleb
**”…The way the author wrote made me feel like the kid in the book.” – James

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
**”…a moving book rich with figurative language and a plot that makes you think…” – Ellie

Toymaker’s Apprentice by Sherri Smith
**”The setting was really felt like you were in the book.” – Hayden

The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
**”Relates two different concepts to each other in a unique way – recipes and daily life..very cool.” – Avni

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
**”It has very multifaceted characters that play into reality rather than drama…” – Sienna
**”Ada went through so much tension and you saw that all erased… I saw determination in every chapter…” – Hannah

Wish Girl by Nikki Loftin
** “The setting is so well described it is almost a character..” – Philip