Teen Book Review — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: Truthfully, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. I haven’t read much science fiction and wasn’t a huge fan of it. I was quite pleasantly surprised. This book had me laughing out loud. Its peculiar sarcasm and humor is both entertaining and thought provoking. It both challenges ideas and habits we humans practice today in some bizarre, wacky, and fun way. Even if you dont like science fiction, I suggest you give this book a read!

Teen Book Review — Skippy Dies


Title: Skippy Dies

Author: Paul Murray

Stars (out of 5): 4

Review: This book was very very odd. The characters however, even though wacky, were totally believable. The story is quite sad, and the tone was of the author was really difficult to pick up initially. It did lag in some parts and at times the numerous story lines were challenging to keep straight, but when it all came together, it really shined.

This review was written by an 11th grader.

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Teen Book Review — Unwind


Title: Unwind

Author: Neal Shusterman

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: This book was absolutely breathtaking. It deserves more than 5 stars. It was action-packed. It made you laugh, it made you cry, made you think. Neal Shusterman is a genious! Unwind had everythink I would want in a book: action, mystery, romance and soo much more. What I liked the most about this book were the characters. They were all deep. You understood them, you could so easily connect with them all. Even Roland aka the Bad Guy. My favorite characters were Cy-Fy and Hayden though. This book was scary and original with one of a kind characters and amazing plot and an awesome ending. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone! I am also going to read the other books by this author. Unwind is on the top 5 shelf of my favorites.

This review was written by a 9th grader!

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Teen Book Review — Ender’s Game


Title: Ender’s Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Stars (out of 5): 3

Review: Ender is the third child in his family and decides to go to Battle school to train to fight the Buggers in the third invasion. Ender does very well and becomes commander young.He makes some enemies who envy him. He graduates and skips pre command school and goes straight to command school. His teacher Mazer Rackham who beat the buggers in the second invasion puts him through practice battles which are really the real battle with the buggers. He is the leader of the fleets. Once he defeats the Buggers for good, people start to live on the buggers home planet. Ender is a hero.

This review was written by a 9th grader.

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Teen Book Review — Bruises


Title: Bruises

Author: Ankes De Vries

Stars (out of 5): 5

Review: A young elementary student keeps all secrets to herself, one of them including the fact that her mother beats her for no apparent reason. Sometimes, she is beaten so badly she cannot even attend school for a few days. When Judith comes to school with bruises, her teacher asks her what happened, but all Judith does is make an excuse that she fell down the stairs or was clumsy and bumped into something. She is too afraid to tell people the real truth or else she might be beaten by her mother again. At school, Judith meets this boy named Michael. She has never had a friend in her life and she is extremely glad to have such a nice friend like Michael. Even though Michael is very trustworthy, Judith doesn’t dare tell him her secrets until one day, Michael discovers then on his own. I recommend this book to teens because of some of the details, but it was a book that I enjoyed reading and that moved me!

This review was written by a 9th grader.

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