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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens


I Remember You Teen Book I Remember You

Cathleen Davitt Bell
TEEN BELL

2 stars.

Describe the book: Super student Juliet gets wrapped up in a relationship with Lucas Dunready when he befriends her and claims to have memories of them together on the roof of the school. Lucas gets bad headaches, and in dreams he sees memories of the future, such as his own as a marine in the Iraq war, and the future lives of Juliet and fellow students.

What did you think: (Thank you Snoisleteens!) While the idea was interesting, it kind of seemed like a bad Lifetime movie. Juliet and Lucas literally have nothing to share. Juliet is partially afraid of him the entire time. She doesn't want him to be a marine yet she's known from the start that those are his plans. I didn't really like any of the characters, so bland.

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, relationships, war, memories, 90s setting

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library



Taking Sides Juvenile Book Taking Sides

Gary Soto
J SOTO

3 stars.

Describe the book: Lincoln is in a jam when his basketball team at his new school--where the students are rich and mostly white--faces his old team from the barrio on the boards. How can he play his best against his friends? No matter who wins, it looks like it will be lose-lose for Lincoln.

What did you think: when Lincoln and Monica play basketball in the rain.

Who would you recommend it to: people who love to read sports books.

- S.A. (Grade 8) from Edmonds Library



The End Games Teen Book The End Games

T. Michael Martin
TEEN MARTIN

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Game begins when 17-year-old Michael and his kid brother Patrick sneak out on the night a deadly virus just so happens to be spreading around the globe. In order to win, Michael and Patrick must take instruction from the mysterious Game Master and find their way through zombies and insane religious zombie worshipers to make their way to The End

What did you think: This is not a relaxing read. This is a book where when everything has gone wrong, it can only get worse and yet you still cling to the hope that somehow, some sort of happy ending might still exist. The characters are wondrously fleshed with terrifying villains and action scenes, the book is full of plot twists and surprises. You'll never be bored.

Who would you recommend it to: zombies/horror/diverse characters/action/family

- N.R. (Grade 11) from Brier Library



Misery book Misery

Stephen King
FIC KING

3 stars.

Describe the book: Author Paul Sheldon skids and crashes on a snowy, deserted road in Boulder, Colorado. Luckily for him, shut-in Annie, who is obsessed with Paul's series entitled 'Misery', comes to the rescue. But Paul soon realizes that Annie is not the savior he had hoped for.

What did you think: This book is incredible. King's use of metaphors to describe Paul Sheldon's pain really brings the book to a new intellectual level. Although there are few characters and few locations, the book is filled with action. There isn't a boring page of Misery.

Who would you recommend it to: Lovers of suspense and thrillers.

- A.K. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



Miracle on 49th Street Juvenile Book Miracle on 49th Street

Mike Lupica
J LUPICA

2 stars.

Describe the book: Miracle on 49th Street follows the story of Molly Parker who, after discovering that her birth-father is superstar Boston Celtics player Josh Cameron, embarks on a mission to insert herself into his life. But she soon realizes he's not who the media portrays him as.

What did you think: This book was a favorite of mine the moment I finished it. Although the writing style is simple and somewhat elementary, the book includes many facets of young teenage girls' emotions and inner turmoils. Miracle on 49th Street is a book that will make you feel every range of emotions.

Who would you recommend it to: anyone looking for a heart-warming comfort book.

- A.K. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



We'll Always have Summer Teen Book We'll Always have Summer

Jenny Han
TEEN HAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Beach you grew up at. The people you love. Your soul mate. That's whats happening to Isabel Conklin aka Belly but the one question is who is who is her soul mate? Conrad Fisher or Jeremiah Fisher?

What did you think: This book was amazing! It was crazy how she can actually kind of handle her life like the Fisher boys and Susana's death and her mom not agreeing to well I don't want to spoil it her life is extremely complicated for a nineteen year old.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance-lovers and Beach-Summer love lovers

- A.S. (Grade 6) from Lynnwood Library



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Juvenile Book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
J ROWLING

4 stars.

Describe the book: Your parents were murdered.You're treated as a slave from your own aunt and uncle.Then, you turn 11 and random people that you have never met before say that you are "the chosen one".Now you are off to a boarding school in a whole new world.What will happen next? Read the book and find out...

What did you think: I loved every singe bit of this book and one of my favorite parts is when Harry started to play Quidditch and when he got a new broom.I also enjoyed it when and how they described Diagon Alley.

Who would you recommend it to: Magic,Fantasy,Fiction,Fandoms,and adventure

- A.K. (Grade 6) from Lynnwood Library



Its not Summer Without you Teen Book Its not Summer Without you

Jenny Han
TEEN HAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Belly has always lived for the Summer and Cousins Beach but when Susanna dies and Adam relies on Whisky there's bad things bound to happen. Conrad and her break up and he leaves school so Jeremiah asks Belly for help. Will they get him back? Will love strike again? Will friendships be tossed away? Will someone be heartbroken?

What did you think: This was probably my favorite book in the series! I loved how the characters would be so ignorant of what was happening and how there was so much drama. I felt closer to them after this book for sure it was amazing!

Who would you recommend it to: romance and drama lovers and beach lovers.

- A.S. (Grade 6) from Lynnwood Library



The Summer I turned Pretty Teen Book The Summer I turned Pretty

Jenny Han
TEEN HAN

3 stars.

Describe the book: Imagine this a beautiful beach,amazing people,and the Summer time. Sounds perfect right that's Belly's (Isabel) life. Every summer her mom,brother "Steven" and her go to Cousins Beach. They go there to visit their friends Susannah,Jeremiah,and Conrad. Belly's always loved Conrad and when he might feels something for her so does Jeremiah.

What did you think: This book was really good! I loved how you could feel like you were talking to the character and how you could relate to some of the things. Belly is just so naive that you find yourself telling her what to do and, Jeremiah oh, Jeremiah he can always lighten up the mood that's so him and, Conrad trust me you'll hate him a little but he's amazing.

Who would you recommend it to: middle and high school students and romance lovers

- A.S. (Grade 6) from Lynnwood Library



Before I Fall Teen Book Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
TEEN OLIVER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Samantha Kingston. Popular. Gorgeous. Has the best friends ever. What could go wrong huh? Juliette Sykes. Loner. Introvert. Called a Psycho everyday. What could go right huh? Think about it its gonna be one of those cliche books well think again there's just one word to describe this book. Death.

What did you think: I loved how the girls had such a strong friendship. This book was such a page-turner I was "dying" to find out what happened. (no pun intended)

Who would you recommend it to: people who like mysteries and teenage girls.

- A.S. (Grade 6) from Lynnwood Library



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