Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

"It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you're ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary." If you're looking for fun books to read over the summer holidays, we can recommend the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.There are 9 books in the  series so there's plenty to keep you reading over the holidays. Some reviews:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
This book is about a boy called Greg who has a brother in a band who always plays jokes on him which his brother finds hilarious. Greg doesn't find it funny at all. He also has a younger brother who just embarrasses him all the time by calling him names. His parents are always treating his brother better than they treat Greg. He is just going into middle school and finds it difficult to fit in with everyone else who seems to be bigger or stronger than him. Will he ever fit in?
I think everyone should read this book because you can relate to it if you’re just going up to a new school and you might be quite small or not as strong as everyone and you find it difficult to fit in. It’s very funny too so if you like comedy books then this book is really good. If you like this book then you should definitely read all of the series. – Nectarine gal 21

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is a comic novel about a teenage boy trying to survive middle school. He is always having bad luck and his best friend and he are always getting into trouble. The teenage boy, Greg, is always trying to impress a girl in his year but always ends up humiliating himself in front of her. He and his best friend also have to avoid the weird kid in the street. 
I liked the book because of the comedy and it was easy to read. I liked that it always had a strange plot twist.  - Wallboard

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
The author Jeff Kinney has another diary for poor Greg as he goes on another adventure into his small complicated life. Greg’s best friend, Rowley, has got a new girlfriend and has not been very nice to Greg on his summer vacation. So he is spending his summer trying to get back his one and only best friend. This book is mainly about Greg and his whole summer holidays and what he can do with it while trying to get back his friend.
I think everyone should read this amazing book because it is one of the many books of Jeff Kinney and it is different because it is based on a diary of a little boy growing up into a teenager and he is just going for what he wants. I would also recommend the three movies that are now out “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules”, and the final movie is called “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days”. – by George Hefley

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The bestselling book, "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, has been extremely popular in the library over the last few months. It will probably be even more in demand now that the movie has been released. The book is a great read and it will be interesting to see how it compares to the film.You can watch the author, John Green, talking about his book and reading an excerpt online. Get your name on the library waiting list now! See what some JYHS pupils thought of the Book:

This book is quite popular at the moment, but it’s worth the read. It’s a touching book by John Green. The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she afterwards meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. 
Everyone should read it because once you open it, you find it difficult to put it down. You’ll definitely enjoy reading it. There are times in the story when you will shed a tear, there are times in the story where you are joyful, and there are also times when you will be shocked.  It’s a powerful book, and I think everyone should read Fault in Our Stars.  And if you don’t, you are missing out. By Haze 1

“The Fault in Our Stars” is about a girl called Hazel. She has a form of cancer that makes her struggle with her breathing. Her mum takes her to a support group and one week Augustus Waters comes along with his friend, Isaac. Augustus is a survivor of cancer but his friend Isaac still struggles and, like Hazel, goes to the support group every week. Augustus and Hazel look into each other’s eyes and it is love at first sight. Each cancer child gets one wish and no matter what it is it comes true. Hazel used her wish when she was younger and she wished to go to Disneyland. Augustus still hasn’t used his wish from when he was younger and he wants to treat Hazel. He wishes that he and Hazel could go and meet Hazel’s favourite author, Peter Van Houten. There is only one issue: they are in America and he is in Amsterdam. Will they get to meet him? Will something life changing happen?
This is a heart-breaking teen novel and everyone one should read it because it is a gripping novel, I couldn’t put it down for days. By Hazel