Teen Book Reviews

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Reviewer's First Name:
Daria

Recommended for older teen readers. William of Baskerville, the narrator of the story, arrives at a monastery in which a mysterious death occured. He begins to investigate the death of Adelma Otranto. The story takes place in the year 1327. I'd read Umberto Eco's book Plague Cemetary and decided to read another novel by him. 

Roadside Picnic by Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Reviewer's First Name:
Daria

Strange things begin to happen that violate the known laws of physics in the town of Harmont. Thirteen years later, objects found in this zone become artifacts which turn out to be useful. I've read other novels by the Strugatsky Brothers and was really interested to read this book by them.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
Reviewer's First Name:
Israel

This book is about many tales of a storyteller who has a mission for happiness and love. I picked it up because the title described a lot of the book.

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
Reviewer's First Name:
Israel

This book is about Anne Beddingfeld who follows the clues from a note in the victims pocket and goes on adventures. I picked it up because I like to read about mysteries. Agatha Christie has a lot of other great books.

Think and grow rich by napolean hill
Reviewer's First Name:
Michael

This is a business and inspirational book. It gives stories about how people have a burning desire to become rich. I finished it because I wanted to see what business was like.

Girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making by cathrynne valente
Reviewer's First Name:
Kate

A girl named September goes into Fairyland and has to beat the marquess and along the way finds a library wyvern and a marid named Saturday.

I picked this book because a librarian recommended it to me and I loved the summary on the back.

Silverfish by David Lapham
Reviewer's First Name:
Madi

For mature teen readers. When Mia and her friends decide to look through her stepmother's belongings they uncover her double life and a killer who believes that fish are living in his head. 

I love graphic novels and this one looked different from the ones I usually read.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Reviewer's First Name:
Azadeh

For mature teen readers. A Thousand Splendid Suns is the story of two women in Afghanistan and the problems they face mainly due to their gender. The novel is told from two different perspectives and displays what it means to be a woman in Afghanistan at that time. 

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
Reviewer's First Name:
Azadeh

P.S. I Still Love You is the sequel to All the Boys I've Loved Before and continues the story right where the first book left off. The book focuses on Laura Jean and Peter's relationship and all the obstacles they must overcome.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Reviewer's First Name:
Rose

Seraphina hides her ancestry from everyone, including her prince, throughout her adolescence and music career. She finally makes a good decision to not steal someone else's man. The story continues in Shadow Scale.

I picked it up because a librarian recommended that I read it because of the origional/unique dragons.

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