Teen Book Review: Mockingjay


Title: Mockingjay

Author: Suzanne Collins

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: I highly recommend this trilogy; as the last book it really made me sad that there was no next book because these books just drag you into their world. Though the ending was sort of vague, it was a nice ending for Katniss and Peeta.

This review was written by a 12th grader.

Teen Book Review: The Hunger Games


Title: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: I couldn’t put this book down, and before I knew it, it was pass one in the morning; it was that captivating. This book makes you think about how life could actually be if say a world war or a natural disaster nearly destroyed the earth and the human race. At some points in the book I was a little creeped out, yet I kept reading because I was rooting for Katniss to make it through and win the hunger games for her little sister, Prim.

This review was written by a 12th grader.

Teen Book Review: The Cay


Title: The Cay

Author: Theodore Taylor

Stars (out of 5): 3

Review: At first this book was a bit boring to me. There was action, but it wasn’t very interesting. later though, it started getting more interesting and I enjoyed it.

This review was written by a 5th grader.

Teen Book Review: How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay


Title: How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay

Author: Julia Alvarez

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: I really enjoyed this book because The main charachter, Miguel, is learning spanish. Since my mom is from Ecuador, I’m learning it too. Also, Tia Lola helps Miguel learn how to make freinds easily, embrace his culture, and show his familly that he loves them. I think this book has a very important message, while it is still easy to read and understand. I’m definately going to read the sequel!

Teen Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone


Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Laini Taylor

Stars (out 5): 5

Review: This book is one of my favorite books. Top favorites. This book was simply breathtaking and beautifully written. I applaud Taylor Laini, she’s done a fantastical job. There is absolutely nothing cliche about it unlike the other YA supernatural romance books. This story follows Karou, a mysterious girl with blue hair growing from her head, living in Prague. She is an art student and lives with her family of chimaera: half- human and animal. She discovers who she really is after being attacked by a deadly and beautiful angel, Akiva in Morocco to get teeth for Brimstone who raised her for her whole life. this gorgeous tale of love and myths is an absolute must-read. daughter of smoke and bone, heartbreakingly beautiful, will pull you in from the first word into a world of magic, romance, angels and chimaera and Prague you’ll never want to live and would visit again and again.

This review was written by a 9th grader.

Teen Book Review: The Wright 3


Title: The Wright 3

Author: Blue Balliett

Stars (out of 5): 4

Review: The book is about three kids and their classmates who try to save and old house from being destroyed. I like this book because it was a mystery. I liked putting the clues together as i was reading. I think other kids will like this book because it is an adventure about kids their own age.

This review was written by a 7th grader.

Teen Book Review — Feed


Title: Feed

Author: M.T. Anderson

Stars (out of 5): 3

Review: In this book we are in the future where “Feeds” are computers impanted in our brians. Titus and his friends go to the moon and meet Violet. They get hacked by a strange guy at the club. This causes trouble with Violets feed. Unlike everyone else Violet got her feed implanted later in her life other than when she was born. Her feed malfunctions and causes many troubles with her body. These malfunctions could be fatal. By the end of the book Violet is on her last string of life.

This review was written by a 9th grader.

Teen Book Review — Awakened


Title: Awakened

Author: Kristin and P.C. Cast

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: This book was very good. There was a lot of action and I would reccommend it. However, it will make no sense if the previous books in the series are not read first.

This review was written by a 9th grader.

Teen Book Review — By the Time You Read This, I’ll be Dead


Title: By the Time you Read This, I’ll be Dead

Author: Julie Anne Peters

Stars (out of 5): 4

Review: Daelyn had suffered being tormented being bullied her whole life over her weight. Moving a new school, after 2 failed suicide attempts, her parents don’t trust her anymore, Her latest failure left her unable to speak and she is now on 24 hour suicide watch. She discovers a suicide board website ” Through the light” Helps her determinate her time will end, in 23 days. What will happen to her in 23 days? Santana, the only boy that tries to communicate with her, has cancer and with 23 days does she really have time?

This review was written by a 9th grader.

Teen Book Review — Looking for Alaska


Title: Looking for Alaska

Author: John Green

Stars (out of 5): 3

Review: I was really excited during the beginning of the book. I loved the idea of Miles going off to boarding school in search of the “Great Perhaps”. However, I couldn’t help but feel as if the characters and the plot were really forced on me, as if John Green REALLY REALLY wanted to make sure we knew exactly what the characters were feeling. The story and characters were powerful enough on their own, and would have made a bigger impact if it hadn’t been dragged out so long.

This review was written by an 11th grader.

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