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Vinland Saga: Volume 2

by Makoto Yukimura

Vinland saga.

The book comes right after the first one and introduces several key characters as Thorfinn continues his journey with Askeladd and the vikings. Most of the book focuses on a new villain, Thorkell, who is working with the British who despite his fun loving nature, is a powerful threat Thorfinn has to deal with. Thorkell is also in possession of three major characters, being Prince Cantune, who is looked down upon for not being experienced with the world, his body guard Ragnar who is like a wise father to Cantune, and a Christian priest who is disheveled from what the three of them have gone through with the vikings. The three of them are taken by Askeladd's group, and guarded by Thorfinn as they get to know each other and their inability to understand the morals and beliefs of the others.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as the previous one as while we got important information from almost every character, there wasn't much that was going to be seen paid off in this book. Though I do really enjoy the new characters (especially Prince Cantune) as they are a breath of fresh air and allow us to see more of a direct view of the viking's impacts on people, other than through the perspective of random villagers. I can't wait to see more of them in the next book, and especially their interactions with Thorfinn as they are staunch pacifists who believe in love and kindness in themselves and others, being opposites to him.

If you read the first book, then yes, this is a good place to continue the story. It's still in a lot of set up right now, but that just means exciting payoffs and great moments are to come. And even if you don't like story or aren't interested in it (somehow), the book continues the amazing fight scenes and art of the first one so you won't be disappointed there.

Mikayla, 15


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FullMetal Alchemist

by Hiromu Arakawa The Land of Sand (Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1; Japanese  Edition): 9784757506206: Hiromu Arakawa, Hiromu Arakawa: Books

The book is about Edward and Alfonse Elric who are both alchemists. They work for the government and are considered guardians of the people. Their goal is to find the Philosopher's stone so they can bring back their ruined bodies and their mother.

This is probably the best manga I have read so far. I love the facial expressions and my favorite part was when Edward was freaking out over the fact that he's short. He strongly reminded me of some of my shorter friends.

I would recommend this book to really anybody. If you kind of like the magical component of Harry Potter and are into semi war stories, then this book is perfect for you.

Analise, 12


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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

The book is called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is about a boy named Harry Potter who just found out that he is a wizard. As a baby, he survived the most deadliest curse from the most dangerous wizard named Lord Voldemort. After that horrible incident, everyone saw him as their savior for defeating Lord Voldemort. When he got a little bit older, he was invited to a wizarding school called Hogwarts. Harry was able to learn how to cast spells, ride on broomsticks, and brew potions. But within the walls of Hogwarts castle, there’s a hidden secret Harry needs to uncover before Lord Voldemort rises again.

I love fantasy novels with wizards and spells, dragons and witches, curses and incantations. The book of Harry Potter includes all of its exciting adventures that involve kids and how they solve mysteries.

I recommend this book to those who love anything that has to do with fantasy, magic, mythical creatures, and a fight between good and evil. This book has an engaging story that you can't wait to know what happens next.

Katherine, 14


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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

Lord of the flies : a novel

The boys are stranded on an island and are unable to get help. As they try to survive in the wilderness, they encountered an obstacle more fierce and dangerous than all of the creatures in the area: the evils of humanity.

I think it was a great book it makes you think how terrible humanity can be when rules do not get enforced. I like how the fear of a great beast turned out to be something they made up in their minds because they don't know what the threat is. Though, all the behaviors displaying savagery in an uncivilized area is not necessarily accurate.

If you are having a great day and you have hope for humanity, then I would recommend you read this book and then reconsider your values of humanity. It is also great if you need to confirm your biases that the world is terrible, then this book is for you.

Anna, 15


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