Reviews by Tag: animals

Teen Review
Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Life of Pi

By Yann Martel
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Basil Park
Jun 14, 2024

Life of Pi is a rollercoaster of a book that details the story of a young boy Pi who becomes stranded after his ship sinks into the Pacific Ocean. With no company but zoo animals, Pi must find a way to survive all the obstacles the ocean throws him & must find faith in what may seem like a completely hopeless circumstance.

Teen Review
Big Game by Stuart Gibbs

Big Game

By Stuart Gibbs
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Mahad Z.
Feb 12, 2024

Summary: Big Game by Stuart Gibbs follows the adventures of Teddy Fitzroy, a middle schooler with a knack for solving mysteries, as he visits a floating zoo called FunJungle. When a rare Siberian tiger cub goes missing, Teddy finds himself embroiled in a dangerous investigation. With the help of his friend Summer, daughter of the zoo's owner, Teddy navigates through a web of lies, deceit, and danger to uncover the truth behind the disappearance.

Teen Review
Big Game by Stuart Gibbs

Big Game

By Stuart Gibbs
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Mia M.
Jan 24, 2023

Big Game is about a boy named Teddy Fitzroy who lives at a zoo called FunJungle.
When someone tries to shoot at a special rhino, Teddy and his friend Summer McCracken try to
solve the case. Against the will of FunJungle’s head of Security, they come to a shocking
conclusion. I enjoyed this book because it was exciting, suspenseful, and funny. My favorite part
is when Summer almost falls into a crocodile pit. This book is full of funny comments and

Teen Review
Lion Down by Stuart Gibbs

Lion Down

By Stuart Gibbs
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Mia M.
Jan 24, 2023

Lion Down is about a boy named Teddy Fitzroy who lives at a zoo called FunJungle.
When a mountain lion is accused of murdering a famous dog, Teddy has to step in and help.
With Summer McCracken’s assistance, they gather evidence and avoid trouble to prove the
lion’s innocence only to come to a disturbing conclusion. I enjoyed this book because it has lots
of animal facts and exciting adventures. My favorite part is when Teddy experiments with a fish

Teen Review
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

By J.K. Rowling
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Grace A.
Oct 21, 2021

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander is an example of a textbook someone would find at Hogwarts. It gives a history of magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe, as well as notes from Harry and his friends. Along with the history, it also gives specific information about the creatures within the magical world. Along with the information, it tells the reader how dangerous the creature is. Not to mention, information about Newt Scamander himself.

Teen Review
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm

By George Orwell
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Eric S.
Jul 15, 2021

Animal Farm by George Orwell is a metaphor for human society and a commentary on the communist governments of the pre-Cold War era. A bold novel opposing some of the pro-communism sentiment in the country at the time, Animal Farm tells the story of the USSR and other communist countries from the viewpoint of the citizens within, and the ones that control from above.

Teen Review
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Where The Red Fern Grows

By Wilson Rawls
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jun 24, 2021

A young boy named Billy really wants two coon hounds. He does everything to save up fifty dollars to purchase the dogs. With help from his grandpa, Bill buys the dogs and goes to Tahlehquah to pick the dogs up. He trains the dogs to help him find coon. He makes money off of the coon skins, and gives the money to his father. Billy has many adventures with his dogs.

Teen Review
The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

The Princess and the Hound

By Mette Ivie Harrison
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Micaela R.
Jun 16, 2021

Prince George has tried his entire life to be like his father, but in his magic, he will always be like his mother. Animal magic, the ability to understand and talk to animals, has never been officially outlawed by his father, but those with animal magic are rarely left to live in peace, and before her death, George’s mother made it clear that his magic was best left a secret—even from his father. When the king of a rival kingdom offers his daughter, Princess Beatrice, in marriage, George can’t refuse. Princess Beatrice is unlike any woman George has ever met.

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