Teen Book Review

Review by Maccie, Rohnert Park Branch

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place
by Maryrose Wood

#1 The Mysterious Howling
#2 The Hidden Gallery
#3 The Unseen Guest

mysterious howling  hidden gallery  unseen guest

     Penelope begins tutoring three kids who were raised by wolves.

     I picked it up because a librarian suggested it.

     I had to find out who was behind the ruined Christmas ball.

     I'd recommend it to Luke, my brother.

Rated: 5 stars


Teen Book Review

Review by Zoe, Rohnert Park Branch

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

hunger games     catching fire     mockingjay

#1 The Hunger Games

#2 Catching Fire

#3 Mockingjay

     The Hunger Games: In a post-apocolyptic world, teen Katniss Everdeen is forced into an annual televised fight to the death.

     I picked it up because I figured I would read it before I saw the movie.  My Stepmom recommended the series.

     I finished it because it was a phenomenal page turner.  Once you start, you can't stop.

     I'd recommend it to ages 13+.  Definately for the sci-fi/ romance/ thriller book lover.

Rated: 5 stars

Teen Book Review

Review by Natalie, Rohnert Park Branch

How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr


     Jill's father died several months ago and her mother decides to adopt the baby of a fascinating teenager named Mandy.

     I picked it up because the title is the same as a song I like, How To Save A Life by The Fray.

     I finished it because it was an interesting plot and I loved the writing style.  I wanted to see what happened next.

     I'd recommend it to teens who want the sort of story that isn't filled with adventure but just gives you a good feeling afterwards.

Rated: 5 stars


Teen Book Review

Review by Thea, Rohnert Park Branch


Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

     A girl, Matilda Cook who lives when a sickness called the Yellow Fever hits over the summer, struggles to stay alive while friends and relatives are weakened and die

     I picked it up because it looked like the most interesting out of a selection my Mom gave me to choose from.

     I finished it because in every chapter something happened whether it was sad or exciting.

     I'd recommend it to 6th and 7th grader.

Rated: 5 stars

Teen Book Review

Review by Cristina, Rohnert Park Branch


Tempted: A house of night novel by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

     Zoey, a vampire high priestess, has to deal with a fallen angel and the lies that surround her and her friends.

     I picked it up because it is the 5th book to a series I've been reading.

     I finished it because it keeps you hanging, wanting to read till the end.

     I'd recommend it to people who like mysteries and fantasies (also vampires and love stories.)

Rated: 4 stars

Don't be left out - you can read this series, too.  Here are the links.

  marked  betrayed  chosen  untamed  hunted


  tempted  burned  awakened  destined  hidden

#1 Marked

#2 Betrayed

#3 Chosen

#4 Untamed

#5 Hunted

#6 Tempted

#7 Burned

#8 Awakened

#9 Destined

#10 Hidden


Duct Tape at the Northwest Branch

Check out these awesome projects by Northwest Branch teens!

  NortDT1  NortDT3 

 NortDT4   NortDT2

Teen Book Review

Review by Charlene, Rohnert Park Branch


Thirteen Days To Midnight by Patrick Carman

     Three words changed Jacob Fielding's description of impossible.  After flying through a windshield of a car, he is left unscathed thanks to his new superpowers.

     I picked it up because a friend loved it and recommended it.

     I finished it because from the first page I was sucked into a world of mystery and suspense.

     I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a good superhero story.

Rated: 4 stars


Teen Book Review

Review by Dakota, Central Library


Down To The Bone by Mayra Dole

     Laura, a lesbian girl, is thrown out of her house because she is gay.  Through the book she discovers who she is.

     I picked it up because it looked interesting.

     I finished it because it was drama ridden.

     I'd recommend it to all teens.

Rated: 4 stars

Teen Book Review

Review by Kelsie, Central Library


Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

     Joy makes her way through middle school and realizes the changes she goes through and learns how to control them.

     I picked it up because I am in middle school.  I thought it would be cool.

     I finished it because I liked how it told the story in poems and it was easy to read.

     I'd recommend it to girls in middle school.

Rated: 3 stars


Teen Programs For Week 8!

raffletickets  kindle  raffletickets

This is it - the final stretch!  This week is your last chance to complete the game card and get all your prizes.  Also, it is time for each branch to choose the winning ticket for the Kindle!  Attend the final programs and turn in book reviews at the beginning of the week to make sure you have another entry and chance to win!

Wednesday, July 24

Gelatin Printing - 2 PM, Healdsburg

Duct Tape Mania - 3 PM, Guerneville

Book Exchange - 3 PM, Petaluma

Thursday, July 25

Beading 101 - 2 PM, Central

Henna Art - 3 PM, Rincon Valley

Friday, July 26

Henna Art - 3 PM, Sebastopol

Saturday, July 27

Beading 101 - 11 AM, Northwest