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Double Trouble: Books For Girls & Guys

On The Wings Of Heroes / The Diamonds
Double Trouble: Books For Girls & Guys - Reviewed by Kidzworld on May 21, 2009
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Get ready for a two-in-one KW book review! We’ve read two amazing books – one that’s perfect for girls and another that’s great for guys – and we can’t wait to share them with all you kids out there who love to read.

Get ready for a two-in-one KW book review! We’ve read two amazing books – one that’s perfect for girls and another that’s great for guys – and we can’t wait to share them with all you kids out there who love to read.

On The Wings Of Heroes

Author: Richard Peck


The first book, for guys, is called On The Wings Of Heroes, and it’s by a pretty famous kids’ books author named Richard Peck. He’s written other amazing books like A Long Way From Chicago, Strays Like Us and A Year Down Yonder. His young adult books are easy for kids to related down – it doesn’t hurt that Peck used to be a junior high and high school English teacher, either!


On The Wings Of Heroes is a story about what life was like in America during World War II. The story is told through the eyes of a kid named Davy Bowman, who spends most of his time collecting old scrap metal that will be used to make ammunition, as well as milkweed pods that are used for stuffing life vest for the sailors away at war.


But Davy’s life isn’t as carefree and innocent as it seems. As it turns out, his dad fought in the First World War, and he’s really sad and upset that another war is happening when he believed WWI was supposed to be the war to end all wars. Also, Davy’s older brother is a bomber pilot who is serving overseas, flying secret and dangerous missions.


This book explains how Davy copes with day-to-day life during a war – and how he looks up to his heroes.


On The Wings Of Heroes Rating: 5


The Diamonds

Author: Ted Michael


On the girls’ side of the shelf is a book called The Diamond by author Ted Michaels. Before you start thinking that this is just another Gossip Girl wannabe, check out our review. In actuality, it’s anything but …


The story takes place at a private academy in Long Island called Bennington School where a clic of girls called the Diamonds reign supreme. They’re the girls all the guys want to date and all the other girls want to be. Marni Valentine is one of the Diamonds – in fact, she’s best friends with the group’s ultra-popular leader, Clarissa.


But when Marni gets a little too close to Clarissa’s ex-boyfriend, Anderson, she makes one of the biggest mistakes of her life – a cardinal rule among the Diamonds is you don’t touch each other’s exes, NO MATTER WHAT! So in the blink of an eye Marni finds herself outcast from the group and shunned by all the Diamonds. Little do her ex-friends know, Marni’s not the kind of girl to go down without a fight. She’s got dirt on the Diamonds – and she’s not afraid to use it!


The Diamonds Rating: 3


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