Teen Book Review

Review by Matt, Rohnert Park Branch

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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     Three people try to make a difference about the colored help in Mississippi.

     I picked it up because I had seen the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it.

     I finished it because it was funny and dramatic.

     I'd recommend it to everyone.

Rated: 5 stars

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Review by Casey, Rohnert Park Branch

Rotten by Michael Northrop

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     A 16-year-old boy comes here from his aunt's house towards the end of summer.  He finds his Mom got a new dog.  Now he has to learn how to get along with this new dog.

     I picked it up because this book seemed like it might be neat to read.

     I finished it because this book was a real page-turner.

     I'd recommend it to any typical teenage boy.

Rated: 3 stars

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Review by Natalie, Guerneville Branch

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

alchemyst  magician  sorceress  necromancer  warlock  enchantress

#1 The Alchemyst

#2 The Magician

#3 The Sorceress

#4 The Necromancer

#5 The Warlock

#6 The Enchantress

     The Alchemyst: The first book in a six book series about telling the future, time-travel, and magic.

     I picked it up because my friend recommended the series.

     I finished it because I got so wrapped up in the story that I couldn't put it down.

     I'd recommend it to 12 – 15 year-olds who love magic and adventure.

Rated: 5 stars

     The Enchantress: The final battle for Earth and the legendary Island of Danu Talis takes place in San Francisco.

     I picked it up because one of my friends loved the series.

     I finished it because it was the last book of the series and it was so hard to put down!

     I'd recommend it to 12 – 15 year-olds who love action and adventure.

Rated: 4 and a half stars

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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

 

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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

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     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

 

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Review by Thea, Rohnert Park Branch

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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

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Review by Cristina, Rohnert Park Branch

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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

 

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Review by Charlene, Rohnert Park Branch

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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

 

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Review by Dakota, Central Library

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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