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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens
Describe the book: The book follows young Battle School student Andrew Ender Wiggin as he trains to battle an extraterrestrial force that threatens the human race.
What did you think: This book was a pleasant surprise, I expected another generic alien invasion story. I got a thought provoking sci-fi classic that shows us just how far we as humans will go to save our own skin, even if it means destroying lives. While on the darker side and differently not for everyone, this book is certainly a great read for sci-fi lovers.
Who would you recommend it to: Sci-fi fans who want something outside the norm.
- L.H. (Grade 10) from Monroe Library
Orson Scott Card
Describe the book: This is a story about a young man and his story in a giant maze. He and other boys are surviving in the glades, the center of the maze. they keep trying to find the exit but are not able to. will they ever find a way out?
What did you think: I thi9nk this is an amazing book! It is a major page turner. It will want you to keep reading tell the very end. I recommend this book to all book lovers!
Who would you recommend it to: fiction lovers
- C.J. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library
the distance between us
Describe the book: in this book cayman and her mom own a doll house and one day a customer named Xander comes in he's rich! but cayman nows not to mingle with the rich just sell them there dolls and there gone but Xander seems to hang around with cayman!
What did you think: I loved this book i couldn't set it down! i just wanted to know what twist and turn was in cayman and xander's relationship there is a lot of things going on in both cayman and xander's life but can they close the distance between them?
Who would you recommend it to: teen girls who like love stories!
- M.m. (Grade 7) from Marysville Library
Describe the book: Two totally different girls becoming friends after they both started peer counseling each other. But they have a few problems on the way...
What did you think: I loved it! she one of my favorite authors!
Who would you recommend it to: Anyone and everyone
- N.Z. (Grade 7) from Marysville Library
Julie Anne Peters
When You Were Here
Describe the book: Danny doesn't know how to feel anything but emptiness the day of his graduation, the day his mother promised she'd live for before she died of cancer, only making it two months short of the big day. To try and understand how she could be so happy while she was dying, he goes to Tokyo, his mother's favorite city, for answers about happiness and life
What did you think: There were twists in this book that I hadn't expected at all. I also didn't have room above to mention Holland, Danny's one love and ex-girlfriend, who plays a huge role in this story and is heavily involved with the story development. This book was definitely sad, but makes you see once again how the simple things in life can be the best treasures
Who would you recommend it to: gr8+, cancer, family, death, relationships, Japan
- A.K. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library
Describe the book: Novel in verse told from three different points; Brendan, who somewhat reluctantly learns and explores his newfound identity as a genderfluid individual; Brendan's girlfriend Vanessa, who's madly in love with him and wishes she he'd let her in. The last being Angel, a transwoman that helps Brendan come to terms with his newfound gender identity.
What did you think: I read this within 24 hours when I'd had the spare time on and off to read it! I think this is truly a noteworthy read and explores an all new spectrum of gender identity that gender identity YA fiction hasn't tackled yet, that being a character coping with a nonbinary identity as well as (somewhat) same gender-identified attraction.
Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, lgbtq, gender identity, relationships
- A.K. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library
Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Describe the book: Because of an injection given to babies to make them healthy, a virus is born. Women grow die at age 20 and men die at age 25. In this book one a 16 year old girl is abducted made a man's bride. This story is about her romance with one of her husband's servants and continually wishing for a way to escape.
What did you think: I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down. My favorite part was when the main character and the servant begin to fall in love. Also, I like how the author shows all aspects of the sister wives' relationships. The author also puts a soft side on the girls' captor.
Who would you recommend it to: Futuristic lovers, Teens
- M.F. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library
The statistical probability of love at first sight
Describe the book: Hadley misses her flight to London by 4 minutes to her dads second wedding. But in the waiting room she meets Oliver, he's working in her row! But on the plane things get a little more intense. But all things have to come to a end and hadley goes to her dads wedding she meets charlotte who isn't that bad after all. My advice is read the book!!!
What did you think: I love this book!!!!! It's definitely the description of love in an airport. Lov this book.
Who would you recommend it to: Middle school girls
- M.M. (Grade 7) from Marysville Library
Jennifer E. Smith
The Fault in Our Stars
Describe the book: Hazel Grace Lancaster, age 16, has Stage IV Thyroid Cancer. Through a cancer support program, she meets Augustus Waters, and the two begin to fall in love.
What did you think: I apologize for the short summary, but there's a reason: This book is essentially plotless. All it's about is them dating and holding hands. Actually, I was quite happy when Augustus died, because he was the epitomy of a male Mary-Sue. Meanwhile, Hazel was extremely ungrateful for her parents, who were keeping her alive when she had cancer. Yikes!
Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy wasting their time.
- N.R. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library
Describe the book: This book is about a kid who is a rock star athlete and loved by all of the cool kids, but has to many teeth in his mouth. he has them removed and then gets braces, and becomes a reject. He gets picked on and becomes an part of a secret corporation...
What did you think: my favorite part was the end, which I cant tell because it would spoil the book. this book was definitely a page turner and will keep you up at night.
Who would you recommend it to: to those who believe in any secret societies
- P.C. (Grade 9) from Clinton Library
J SERIES NERDS