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

Teen Book Review: Wither by Lauren Destefano

Wither by Lauren Destefano


Review by Susie, Healdsburg Branch

     A girl named Rhine is kidnapped and tries to excape her husband's house so she can go home.

     I picked it up because it was requested by my friends.

     I finished it because it was so interesting.

     I recommend this book to people who like fantasy.

Rating: 5 stars

Teen Book Review: The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn

The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn


Review by Sedona, Healdsburg Branch

     This book is about Kayla and her suspicion of the bar code tattoo.  The bar code tattoo is supposed to be a convenient way of life, but people who get the tattoo are miserable.  But Why?  Kayla figures this out and is sad to be living in such a harsh world.

     I picked this book because I wondered if humanity was an item, just like a bar code indicated.

     I finished it because I heard in the book that they were going to figure out why the bar code tattoo made everyone's life miserable.

     I'd recommend this book to people who enjoy sci-fi and love mysterious conspiracies.  Also, this book is packed with action.

Rating: 5 stars


Teen Programs for Week 4

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Wednesday, June 26

Duct Tape Mania - 2:00, Sonoma Valley Branch

Henna Art - 2:00, Rohnert Park

Monster Make-Up - 3:00, Petaluma

Thursday, June 27

Comedy Improv - 3:00, Rincon Valley

Gelatin Printing - 3:30, Cloverdale

Friday, June 28

Bleach T-Shirts - 3:00, Sebastopol

Saturday, June 29

Monster Make-Up - 2:00, Northwest


Teen Book Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcom X by Malcom X (with the assistance of Alex Haley)


Review by Fallon, Northwest Branch

     Through a series of interviews with Alex Haley, Malcolm X , one of the most controversial speakers in history, details his struggles to break free from the "white man's"  oppression. From being raised by a widowed mother to becoming a thief and drug dealer in Harlem to eventually preaching in the Nation of Islam and becoming one of the biggest names in the Civil Rights movement, Malcolm X tells his story.

     I read this book for my book report and found it very enlightening. I heard from multiple sources that it was a good book, and they were correct. While his ideas and preachings are almost unbelievable, you get to see his growth as a person throughout the book, which was very interesting. I usually do not read autobiographies or books about the Civil Rights movement, but I think we can all learn something from Malcolm X's life.