Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Selection

The Selection


Reviewed By: Trina N.
By: Kiera Cass
Rating: It was amazing!

America Singer has just received a notice stating that the prince of Illéa, Maxon Schreave, will be holding the Selection, a competition for the prince's hand and a crown. Despite pressure from her mother and sister, May, America has no interest in entering the competition, because she already has Aspen, her secret boyfriend. Aspen's begging America to take up the opportunity at a better life, plus a bribe from her mother, leads America to entering the Selection and later into the palace where she has to compete with 34 other girls to win the prince's heart. I like this book because America goes through many hardships and confusing thoughts. She starts to love Maxon but wants to stay close with Aspen. This book reminds me of the Bachelor and Hunger Games mixed together.


I would recommend this to: Teens ages 13 and older



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Boy Like Me

A Boy Like Me


Reviewed By: Jake M.
By: Jennie Wood
Rating: It was amazing!

This book is about Peyton Honeycutt, a teenage transgender boy growing up in a small town in North Carolina. Everyone assumes he's a lesbian and he has trouble communicating why that doesn't feel right to him at first. But he meets a girl who sees him for who he really is. She helps him embrace the fact that he's a trans boy. It's a beautiful love story.


I would recommend this to: Teens and adults, transgender individuals and cisgender individuals



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Showoff

Showoff


Reviewed By: Gurbinder K.
By: Gordon Korman
Rating: Really liked it

Griffin Bing and his friends train a vicious guard dog. This is a funny book for young teenagers to enjoy.


I would recommend this to: Young Teenagers



Anthem

Anthem


Reviewed By: Gurbinder K.
By: Ayn Rand
Rating: It was amazing!

The story is very futuristic and amazing. It had a hint of romance with some mystery. This book showed how an ordinary person can change society.


I would recommend this to: People who will read anything



And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None


Reviewed By: Gurbinder K.
By: Agatha Christie
Rating: It was alright

This story is well written and is full of revenge.


I would recommend this to: Anyone



Monday, December 8, 2014

An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines


Reviewed By: Jessica C.
By: John Green
Rating: Really liked it

John Green has made another entertaining book. This story involves Colin the main character who tries to complete a theorem for his relationships with the 19 Katherines he has dated. I really liked it. It is a must read!


I would recommend this to: Everyone



The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees


Reviewed By: Sandra C.
By: Sue Monk Kidd
Rating: It was alright

Reading this story will warm your heart. It is a great story that will teach you many lessons.


I would recommend this to: Anyone



Monday, October 27, 2014

Teen Read Week Book Reviewers-Update on Free Books

To all Teen Read Week book reviewers:  due to the high volume of book reviews submitted, we will be unable to send out a book for every review.  But worry not, book reviewers will still get AT LEAST ONE BOOK for their hard work.

D. Gray-Man, Vol. 2

D. Gray-Man


Reviewed By: Cataleena T.
By: Katsura Hoshino
Rating: It was amazing!

Allen Walker has finally become a exorcist of the Black Order. His first mission is with Yu Kanda and it's not like he expected at all.


I would recommend this to: Anyone



To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird


Reviewed By: Sydney G.
By: Harper Lee
Rating: It was alright

It was very well written and I found it poetic in a way that I can't explain, but I had to read it for school so that made it less enjoyable. But if you're a freshman and just want to get it out of the way, then do it.


I would recommend this to: Those who enjoy reading those books their english teachers pick for them.