September 12, 2007
Dear Mr. McGuire,
I just started reading it but I love my SSR book. My book is The Revenge of the Shadow King by Derek Benz and J. S. Lewis. It Is a really good book and I would recommend it to others.
I like my book because it keeps you guessing, like when the Shadow King attacked Max you thought he was in trouble but it was just a dream. Also, it's kind of like a mystery; Max and his friends, Ernie and Natalie, have to solve why the Shadow Goblin is attacking Max, which keeps me in suspense. They also have to solve why the Codex (magical book) was in Max's grandma's attic. The last mystery they have to solve is why Sprig wanted Max to release an evil shadow.
There are also several evil monsters, like the Shadow King, and all his Faeries, which are Goblins and other things which is cool because I really like reading stuff like that. The evil monsters are all ruled by the Shadow King and Oberon who are also evil monsters. It also keeps me wondering what will happen next. Like one time Max was falling off a water fall towards rocks and you thought he was dead but Sprig the the magical Spriggan swooped down out of the air and saved Max.
A Spriggan is a magical bird/monkey that came out of the Codex when Max opened it to Sprig's page. Sprig helps me like the book because he is funny and always does something you don't want him to do unless you tell him in detail. Like when Max told him he wanted to go somewhere else he took Max to a place where he could not breath.
The final reason why I like this book is because it's a series, so it will be fun to read the remaining books and see how the story develops. All of these are reasons why I love my SSR book and would recommend it to others.
Many of the letters were interesting with good supporting details based on facts from the books students are reading. Great job, sixth grade!
Don't forget, Reading Logs are due on Friday. Students must read at least 4 times a day for at least 15 minutes each day to get a C. To get an A, students must read at least 180 minutes for the week.