Teen Book Review — The Selection

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
Stars (out of 5): 5
Review: This was a really good book because it had a lot of feeling in it, you knew what the main character, America was feeling all the time which is great. I also liked how you can see how much America changes over the course of the book. I really liked America’s personality. Even though she is a little stubborn she won’t back down when she wants something and I liked that.

This review was written by an 8th grader.

Teen Book Review — The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Author: Brian Selznick
Stars (out of 5): 4
Review: Reading this book is more of an art experience than a reading experience. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a quick read, although it may not look like it at first. The book is mostly pictures, but instead of just flipping through the pictures, you might want to take a longer look at them. My favorite part was when Hugo told Isabelle the truth about the automaton and where he lived. I think that readers of any age would enjoy this book, but you might have to be older to really understand it.

This review was written by a 6th grader.

Teen Book Review — Let it Snow

Title: Let It Snow
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
Stars (out of 5): 5
Review: Who would have thought that three best-selling authors would work together to create a really great book? This was one of the first REAL romance stories I have ever read and, guess what? I think I’m going to read it again. Right now. Even though I just finished it. I really liked how, at the end, all of the stories interconnected and I really realized how connected all of the stories really were. I also really liked how adult they made the Christmas and being stranded in a snow storm theme. Overall, I had my doubts, but this is absolutely going on my list of all time favorites.

This review was written by a 6th grader.

Teen Book Review — Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Stars (out of 5): 1
Review: I don’t like the book.

This review was written by a 12th grader.

Teen Book Review — Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Stars (out of 5): 5
Review: A young man who is struggling in life finds a Easter egg hunt that makes him want to win more than anything in the world.

This review was written by an 11th grader.

Teen Book Review — Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Stars (out of 5): 4
Review: This book is very interesting and entirely full of surprises.

This review was written by a 10th grader.

Teen Book Review — Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Stars (out of 5): 3
Review: Parzival goes on a mission to find the egg that Halliday left behind.

This review was written by a 10th grader.

Teen Book Review — Ready Player One

Title: Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Stars (out of 5): 3
Review: Its about a Oasis that is inside of a video game.

This review was written by a 10th grader.

Teen Book Review — A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home

Title: A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home
Author: Sue Halpern
Stars (out of 5): 4
Review: This book is definitely a more adult book which follows Sue and Pransky through their long training journey and their different experiences at the nursing home at which they volunteer as a therapy dog team. I have to admit, I totally took a risk on this book. It seemed a little boring, but in the end it was worth it. This book is the kind of book that sort of dragged on for the first few chapters and then began to kick into high gear. You would benefit from reading it if you like books about animals and heartwarming experiences.

This review was written by a 6th grader.

Teen Book Review — The Juliet Club

Title: The Juliet Club
Author: Suzanne Harper
Stars (out of 5): 1
Review: The Juliet Club was a nice light read, but I found it terribly unrealistic. I mean, Kate just wins a Shakespeare essay contest and gets to fly to Italy for a month? Really. I found that the whole Shakespeare theme of the book was strange and the fact that, even though the whole purpose of flying to Italy was to attend a seminar about Shakespeare but the attendants randomly also write love advice letters was also very fishy. Even though I enjoyed the characters, I certainly would never recommend this book to anyone.

This review was written by a 6th grader.

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