Teen Book Reviews

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick
Reviewer's First Name:
Kordi

The authors describe a girl and two different paths she could take; stay with her dying grandma or go to a party and live her life.

The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
Reviewer's First Name:
Lily

Thirrin Lindenshield is next in line for the crown. She doesn't care to learn about anything unless it has to do with weapons or war. Her mother has died and she greatly lookes up to her father. Her father is the king of Icemark and is also captain of the army. Her father's favorite companion is a small kitten that can hide in his beard. 

Crispin Book Cover
Reviewer's First Name:
Lilly

A 13 year old boy named Crispin is being accused of stealing and has run away. He meets a man named Bear who helps Crispin escape the steward and his past.  It was required summer reading for school.

Angel Burn
Reviewer's First Name:
Karla

This is about a girl who is different from everyone else. She has a gift and her gift is to look into the future and know a person's hopes and dreams.  I love mystery books and I like to see what is so mysterious about it. 

45 Pounds book cover
Reviewer's First Name:
Jenna

Ann wants to lose weight before her aunt’s wedding, she is the bridesmaid. It’s very hard for her since her skinny mom always pressures her but they work it out. I read a few sentences and the book grabbed me. 

Once upon a marigold
Reviewer's First Name:
Sarah

Chris sees a girl on a balcony reading a book. Over time they bond and defeat the queen.

I thought it would be a good book.

See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
Reviewer's First Name:
Sarah

Fern is named after the Fern in Charlotte's Web. Her brother, Holden, is named after Holden in The Catcher in the Rye. Her sister, Sara, is named after Sara in A Little Princess. And her little brother is named Charlie, after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Charlie is a sticky, always dirty mess, and to Fern, it seems like everyone is always paying attention only to Charlie, and never to her. But one day, while Fern is doing her homework, she is also watching Charlie because her mom and Sara are nowhere to be found.

book cover of the title Ember in the Ashes
Reviewer's First Name:
Kaya

 Laia is a scholar under the rule of the Martial Empire, and she and her family live in poverty. When her brother is put in prison for treason and her family is left dead, Laia seeks the Resistance to help her find her brother. She goes undercover at the Empire’s best military school as a slave to spy for the resistance in trade for her brother’s freedom. There she meets Elias. Elias is a top student at the school, but, because he is against the violence the Empire stands for, he lacks loyalty, planning on deserting in the near future.

book cover of the title "The Secrets We Keep"
Reviewer's First Name:
Kaya

 Maddy and Ella Lawton are twins but are very different. Ella is quiet, unpopular, and kind of a loner. Maddy, on the other hand, thrives as the most popular girl at their school. The two twins used to be very close until Maddy left Ella to be popular. One night the two girls get in a car accident, and Maddy dies. Ella wakes up in the hospital with everyone thinking she is Maddy. She can not break the news that it was Maddy who dies, and she decides to pretend to be Maddy.

Book cover for the title "Challenger Deep"
Reviewer's First Name:
Kaya

Challenger Deep, by Neal Shusterman, places the reader into the first person perspective of a boy sinking into mental illness. Caden Bosch is losing touch with the world, living more and more in his own head. Caden has delusions and hallucinations, not realizing what is happening to him. It turns out that he is schizophrenic.


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