Teen Book Reviews

                                               Teen Book Reviews

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Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Reviewed by: Juanita

scary, funny, suspenseful

Favorite character is Priest.  He's funny, inventive, and brave!

 

Vulcan's Kittens by Cedar Sanderson

Reviewed by: Ellie

enchanting, suspenseful, magical

Favorite character is Sekmet.  Very brave and motherly.

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Reviewed by: Ruvi, Grade 8

real(happens in real life,) emotional, touching

Favorite character is Valerie. Finds who she really is throughout the book.

 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

​Reviewed by: Ellie

captivating, interesting, action-packed

Favorite character is Teresa.  She was the only girl and toughed it out with the guys but was a kind person.

 

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

​Reviewed by: Isabela, Grade 7

gory, exciting, sad

Favorite character is Michael.  Because he becomes brave and keeps going even though everyone else dies.

 

~Non-fiction~

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall  staffpick 

Reviewed by: Lesley 

heartbreaking, shocking, informative

Favorite character is Mark Abend.  He helped rescue Shyima and fought for her when other people might have given up.  He made sure she got justice and inspired her to want to do the same for others.

 

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carsons

​Reviewed by: Isabela, Grade 7

fantasy, love, action

Favorite character is Elisa.  She is innocent and pure.  She changes throughout the story in a somewhat positive way and proves that you don't have to be the stereotypical hero to be a hero.  These traits make me like her.

 

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz

Reviewed by: Christopher, Grade 6

cool, action, boom

Favorite character is Ryan.  He is very smart and funny.

 

The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Reviewed by: Noah, Grade 7

romantic, funny, depressing

Favorite character is Isaac.  He is just relatable in so many ways. He makes the reader feel like they could fit in the book.

 

Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Reviewed by: Gabrianne, Grade 7

suspenseful, gripping, funny

Favorite character is Bethany. She’s not afraid to get caught when she’s trying to figure out everything.

 

staffpicksTiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Reviewed by: Sam

enchanting, unique, heart-wrenching

Favorite character is Tiger Lily.  She is strong and always true to herself.  She reminds me of myself in that she has a hard time expressing her feelings and showing weakness.

 

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Reviewed by: Gabrianne, Grade 7

touching, sweet, sad (sometimes)

Favorite character is Sara Crewe.  I like how she isn’t all depressed and sad that she doesn’t have any more money.  She is a good example for us when times get tough. 

 

Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Reviewed by: Lesley

captivating, magical, thoughtful

Favorite character is Featherbell.  Featherbell has a small role and is a small creature, but her character in a way changes the story.

 

GONE series by Michael Grant

Reviewed by: Josee, Grade 9

intense, heart-wrenching, perfect

Favorite character is Sam.  I like the way Grant doesn’t push Sam to be the leader.

 

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Reviewed by: Meghan, Grade 8

cute/sad, romantic, sweet

Favorite character is Hazel.  Because even though she has cancer she still is strong and she acts like nothing is wrong with her.

 

staffpicks

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Reviewed by: Jenna

unique, refreshing, romantic

Favorite character is America Singer.  She is a feisty heroine who is much stronger than she gives herself credit for.

 

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