Friday, August 25, 2017

Teen Book Review, Part 3

Looking for a good book to read? Check out these book reviews written by teens in our Summer Reading Program! This is our last book review installment for this summer. Thank you to all who participated!

Name: Mercedes M., 15 y/o
Title of Book: Bunheads
Author: Sophie Flack
3 ½ /5 Rating
I like how this author put her own experience in this book but mixed it up a little to make it fiction. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys ballet. While reading, there were times that I would not like to dance because of what she wrote. 

Name: Jordan L. , 15 y/o
Title of Book: If I Can't Have You, No One Can
Author: Don Lasseter
5/5 Rating
This book is a true crime book. I liked it because it was a story you see happen all the time in real life, they just don't end this bad. 

Name: Leticia S., 14 y/o
Title of Book:

Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer
Author: Katie Alender
2/5 Rating
Not a very good book. It wasn't as interesting as it seemed and very unrealistic.

 Name: Luis S., 16 y/o
Title of Book: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
3/5 Rating
The book was sometimes hard to understand. The ending was confusing, interesting, and sad. 

Name:  Melody T., 18 y/o
Title of Book: The Darkest Part of the Forest
Author: Holly Black
5/5 Rating
The characters in this book are interesting and relatable. They each face their own unique struggles. The plot built up and resolved itself extremely well. Overall, the book was just so good that once I finished, I wanted to read it all over again.

Name: Madison B., 15 y/o
Title of Book: The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 3
Author: North Henderson
5/5 Rating
This is my favorite squirrel girl adventure so far! I love the time traveling and the plot is amazing! The squirrel girl book series is one of my favorite comic series ever!

Name: Andrea W., 18 y/o
Title of Book: The Tree
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
4/5 Rating
I really like the relationship between the artists, and as one myself, I commend their friendship in that no envy is held between them. At the end, it took on a mere creepy tone which I like, however, it did not captivate me like The Cats of Olthar did in that CoU showed rightful revenge, which appeals a bit more to me.  

Name: Melody T., 17 y/o
Title of Book: The Only Pirate at the Party
Author: Lindsey Stirling & Brooke S. Passey
5/5 Rating
This autobiography of Dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling is quirky, fun, entertaining, true to life, and heartfelt. She writes of her struggles, her trials, and how she overcame it all. 

Name: Leah C., 14 y/o
Title of Book: Assassins
Author: Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
5/5 Rating
Exciting plot and interesting character twists and turns throughout the book.

Name: Jordan L., 15 y/o
Title of Book: Sunrise Over Fallujah
Author: Walter Dean Myers
5/5 Rating
I like books about war; it was right at my reading level and not hard to understand.