My Top 10 Favorite Summer Reads

Public School Superhero
by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts

Stainless Steel is an superhero,who protects the nation’s capital, Washington D. C. But in real life, Steel is Kenny Wright. Your everyday average grandma’s boy. Or is he? Kenny gets mixed up in a whole lot of funny drama when he get stuck in the middle of a fight, even though he was innocent.

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts

Rafe is just starting middle school at Hills Village Middle School. A school that has way to many unnecessary rules. Because Rafe has a little problem with authority and his friend leo made him do it. He decides to plan on breaking every rule in the school’s code of conduct before the end of the school year. But things went wrong down the way.

Boys Over Flowers 1
by Yoko Kamio

Makino goes to an high school that mostly rich kids attend. But she’s from a middle class family. One day, when defending her friend. She’s becomes a bullying target for the F4. The most handsome and richest boys in the school.

Middle School Get Me Our of Here
by James Patterson

When Swifty gets burned to the ground, Rafe and his family move to the city to live with their grandma. Moving means no Airbrooks for Rafe but luckily there is an art school in the city. But who said this was gonna be easy for Rafe.

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective
by R. A. Spratt

Friday Barnes knows a lot more than the average 11 year old, due to being the sixth child of physicians. However, when she solves a bank robbery case that even her Uncle Bernie couldn’t solve. She given a reward of $50,000, which she uses to go to the most expensive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Academy. There, she even solves cases for fellow students and even the case of the School’s Swamp Yeti.

Friday Barnes Under Suspicion
by R. A. Spratt

Friday gets frame for a crime she didn’t commit. Somebody is digging up holes around school. And the new boy, Christopher seems too nice.

Case Closed 1
by Gosho Aoyama

Jimmy Kudo is a teen detective who helps the Japanese police force solve unusual cases. One day, after solving a murder at an amusement park. He is turn into a 6 year old boy by some thugs using a untested poison to kill him.

Treasure Hunters
by James Patterson

The Kidds kids, (yeah that’s their family name) are going on an adventure to find their missing parents. Along the way, they meet pirates, a southern lady, their spy uncle (who not really their uncle), and a college professor.

Naruto 1
by Masashi Kishimoto

Naruto is a troublemaking ninja-in-training, and everybody, except one person, hates him. He wants to be the greatest hokkage, so everyone in the village will have to respect him. One day, he is told that he has the nine-tailed fox demon (that brought terror among the village 12 years ago) is stored inside of him!

Manga Dogs
by Ema Toyama

Kanna is an 15 year old manga artist who has published a manga. So, she is totally excited when her high school get a manga class. However, the teacher is hardly ever there and the only attendees are Kanna and three wannabes.


My short story and volunteering at the library

So, remember when I had asked back in May, “Is May Jewish-American Heritage or Asian/Pacific-American heritage month”? Btw, no one answer sadly. So I had to watch PBS and Google to find out. Its both! I had also mention that I was going to enter a summer short story contest.

Anyway, I was planning on competing in the short story contest going on at the city’s libraries. The contest is for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Sorry, grownups.

You had to write at 750 words but no more than 1500 words. And you had to start it with “Just with a few finishing touches and the world would be forever changed… ” and then you get to take it from there and write whatever you want. Also, you had to volunteer for 10 hours. Short story submission and completed volunteer applications were to be submitted between June 1st and July 1st. Prize for 1st place is $100 bucks and 2nd place is $50 bucks. So, sorry to anyone who was thinking of entering.

I have already submitted my short story and have done 4 hours of my 10 volunteer hours for the contest as of Tuesday.

I know what your probably thinking right now. What is your short story about and what is volunteering like. Well, I’m going to answer both of those questions.

1. It is about Felix Murphy (a character I made up) who alters a fitbit to go back in time to prevent the assassination of the 48th president (Jae Choi) of the United States of America and his killed bodyguard (Daniel Murphy), Felix’s dad. In The Year 2037! (That’s the title, btw)
2. Volunteering at the library (to me) is pretty cool. You get to meet the staff, learn the Dewey decimal system, see awesome books like manga while working, and see the area where they have the holds and new items coming to the library!!!!!

I work in the teen department but sometimes they might need me upstairs in the children’s department. The teen department is awesome!!!!! They have like 2 dozens computers there, they play music in there, you could even request a song! They even have manga there!!!!! That’s how I started to read manga. They have tons of series but the ones I’m reading right now are Boys Over Flowers, Naruto, Manga Dogs, Library Wars, and Sailor Moon. I’ll talk about that later. All of them are extraordinary!!!!!!!!

Most of what I do is organized books. Which is pretty good because I can always see a book I’m interested in. Like on my first day, I saw this book about a boy whose parent send him to summer camp because he play video games too much. But the place turns to be a live action video game. Its “The Other Normals” by Ned Vizzini. Its sounds good so I checked it out with the manga books I was talking about earlier.

The library will have a teen volunteer appreciation party in August. There, they will announce who are the winners . Their also gonna have Harry Potter trivia so I need to start reading those books to be prepared. I hope I’ll be one of the winners. Even if I don’t win it will be totally. I know it will!