Teen Book Review

Review by Karina, Rohnert Park Branch


Theodore Boone: Kid lawyer by John Grisham

     Description:  Theo is a 13-year-old wanna be lawyer, and for good reason.  He knows the law more than most lawyers.  He cracks open a case about to be ignored and lost.  He works hard and proves his leads.

     I picked it up because it was a gift.

     I finished it because there were cliff-hangers like no other book, I HAD to know what happened!

     I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a gripping mystery with a smart kid.


Teen Book Review

Review by Matt, Rohnert Park Branch

Three books by Tom Angleberger:

origamiyoda     darthpaper     fortunewookie

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Darth Paper Strikes Back

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee

     Description: Adventures of the students at Mcquarrie Middle School and their Star Wars themed Origami.

     I picked it up because I read the first two installments.

     I finished it because I felt obligated to finish the series.

     I'd recommend it to any huge Star Wars fan, or a Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan.


Teen Book Review

I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak


Review by Fallon, Northwest Branch

Ed has a typical (yet boring) life as a cabdriver. With his brother in college, his father dead, and a mother that doesn't approve of him, his life has been a disappointment. When one day he stops a thief escaping, he begins receiving playing cards with instructions on them. Ed now follows the cards where they lead him to help people all over town. As he receives and completes more missions though, he begins to find out who is behind all of it.
I picked up this book because I had recently read The Book Thief, also by Markus Zusak, and thought I would enjoy it even if it wasn't my genre.  While this book was not as good as The Book Thief, it still turned out to be an enjoyable book. Ed is a character we can all relate to, and how he deals with his tasks was interesting to see. However, the best point in this book had to be the message at the end. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a short, entertaining read.



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Teen Programs for Week 6!

  Lots of fun things going on this week!

Wednesday, July 10

Beading 102 - 2 PM, Rohnert Park

Monster Make-Up - 2 PM, Sonoma Valley

Comedy Improv - 3 PM, Petaluma

Henna Art - 3 PM, Guerneville

Thursday, July 11

Monster Make-Up - 2 PM, Central

Stuffed Critters - 3 PM, Rincon Valley

Henna Art - 3:30 PM, Cloverdale

Friday, July 12

Beading 101 - 3 PM, Sebastopol

Duct Tape Mania - 3 PM, Windsor




Teen Book Review

Trust No One by Linda Sue Park


Review by Anthony, Guerneville Branch

Four kids are trying to save their family who are being held hostage.

I picked it up because I had read the others in the series. (39 clues: Cahills vs. Vespers)

I finished it because I enjoyed it.

I'd recommend it to people who enjoy mysteries.

Rating: 5 stars


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Monsters in the Northwest Branch!



If you missed this program, you can still participate at the following times and locations:

Monster Make-Up

Wednesday, July 10 - 2:00, Sonoma Valley Branch

Thursday, July 11 - 2:00, Central



Teen Programs for Week 5!


You have 4 more weeks to earn stamps and get prizes!  Also, turn in those book reviews to get raffle tickets to win the Kindle!

Wednesday, July 3

Duct Tape Mania - 3:00, Petaluma

That's all this week due to the holiday.

Happy Independence Day everyone!


Teen Book Review

Where She Went by Gayle Forman


 If I Stay by Gayle Forman


Review by Julia, Healdsburg Branch 

     Where She Went is the sequel to If I Stay.  This time, though, it describes the aftermath of the accident from Adam's perspective.

     I picked it up because Ms. Charity recommended it to me since I enjoyed the first book.

     I finished it because it was amazingly written and kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next.

     I would recommend it to any teen who enjoys romance, tragedies, and happily ever afters.

Rating: 5 stars

Teen Book Review

Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama


Review by Stephanie, Healdsburg Branch

     Goku enters in a battle and there were only seven finalists left.  Goku was one of them.

     I picked it up because I like Dragon Ball.

     I finished it because it was interesting.

     I'd recommend it to my brother.

Rating: 3 stars

Teen Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, book 2) by Suzanne Collins

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Review by Beatriz, Healdsburg Branch

     (Science Fiction) The quarter quell has destroyed Katniss's life.

     I picked it up because I have read book 1.

     I finished it because it was very addicting!

     I'd recommend this book to people who can tolerate violence.

Rating: 5 stars