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Hunter X Hunter

Yoshihiro togashi

TEEN TOGASHI

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is about a boy named Gon who is trying to find his dad who left him to become a hunter. Gon then sets out for a new adventure to follow in his fathers footsteps and also become a hunter.

What did you think: I really loved the book and it is very interesting to see where he will end up and if he will find his father.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like manga,action and adventure

- C.C. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


L. DK Vol 01-10

Ayu Watanabe

3 stars.

Describe the book: This manga book is about the school prince Shushei and the student Aoi-Chan who end up living together because she destroyed his apartment, she ends up falling in love but at first he doesnt respond to her feelings until later when he confesses he struggled because of a earlier love who she died but he did wanted to be with Aoi-chan and asks her out

What did you think: I think this story is really good because the way they interact with each other is interesting it feels real, my favorite part is when Shushei confesses to her because he says "the only one who can protect her is me" and i thaught it was good how after 9 volumes he finally says what he feels to Aoi

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to romance/manga readers

- M.M. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library

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Maze Runner

James Dashner

TEEN DASHNER

4 stars.

Describe the book: This describes the story of teens who call themselves "Gladers" left in a place called "The Glade" Beyond the walls of the glade lie the ever changing maze, with its creatures which the Gladers call Grievers. Every month a newcomer joins the Gladers,sent with a little memories.When Thomas arrives at the Glade & ventures into the maze,things happen

What did you think: This is one of my favorite books. My favorite parts where how great James explained everything.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it. For high school students.

- S.D. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library


Messi: The inside story of the boy who became a legend

Luca Caioli

4 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a soccer player named Lionel Messi. And it bascilly talks about what he did as a kid and the stuff he went through, and how shy and quiet he is. Compared to now.

What did you think: My favorite part was when they were telling about how young he is (book was written in 2013) and how he has already passed so many legends in goals and career stats.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone interested in soccer/sports really.

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

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eleanor & park

Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: two misfits living in Omaha, Nebraska from 1986 to 1987. Eleanor, a full-figured, sixteen-year-old young lady with wavy red hair, and Park, a half-Korean, sixteen-year-old kid, meet on a school bus, bit by bit talk through comic books and blend tapes of '80s music, starting an affection.

What did you think: it was a great book for teens to understand and communicate with others.

Who would you recommend it to: romance lovers; people who enjoy 80's, teens

- N.H. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


milk and honey

rupi kaur

4 stars.

Describe the book: rupi kaur splits this book into four sections and expresses herself throughout poems of these different phases of her life. short and simple but very deep.

What did you think: this book is very eye opening and helped me expand my brain into new and deeper thinking.my favorite thing about this book is connecting to her writing and seeing the value in her experiences.

Who would you recommend it to: poetic people, young adults, teens

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

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Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is a settlement on describing the hurt, the healing, and the loving of a relationship all in four chapters in nothing but poems

What did you think: I felt like i was actually connected to the book in someway because i have been in relationships and i have hurt and ive been threw enough to understand the words to pull me in and feel how the author felt while reading it

Who would you recommend it to: romance lovers, poets

- M.O. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library

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Th1rteen r3asons why

jay asher

TEEN ASHER

2 stars.

Describe the book: clay is a shy high school girl, she comes home from school one day and finds a box at her door. This box had cosset tapes that had been recorded by a girl name Hannah, who recently committed suicide, before hannah's death she had 13 people to blame including clay for her death and depression. clay goes around and hand all 13 people their tapes

What did you think: this book was very interesting and had so much detail, really made me feel like i was there

Who would you recommend it to: defiantly to a teen girl, that likes dark stuff

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


The cure for dreaming

Cat Winters

TEEN WINTERS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a girl and her father with a hypnotist. Her father was against the suffrage movement and wanted women to be more submissive. Both Olivia and Henri team up and trick the anti-suffrage movement by using hypnotism. Olivia finds out why her mom left and searched out to live with her again.

What did you think: This book was excellent in the use of descriptive words and similes that made you really interact with how the characters felt. My favorite part was seeing how her father's actions twisted against him when Henri made the women "silent" and how opposing suffrage is just like taking away a woman's voice, which had such a deep meaning to this.

Who would you recommend it to: historical fiction lovers; feminist author lovers.

- M.L. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library


Ultimate comics. Spider-Man, Vol. 2

Brian Michael Bendis

TEEN BENDIS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Miles Morales now the current spider-man struggles to make time for school, friends, and being a hero. He runs into the Avengers fighting against a demon named Blackheart.

What did you think: I liked the part when Peter Parker came in on the fight. It made it more of a passing of the torch from one Spider-man to the now Spider-man.

Who would you recommend it to: Comic lovers

- C.C. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

4 stars.

Describe the book: The story is told by a man named Nick. Nick goes to hang out with his cousin who turns out to be really unfaithful, and she has an unfaithful husband who has an affair with an unfaithful girl whose husband doesn't know. Then this guy Gatsby falls in love and a bunch of people die.

What did you think: I really liked the book. My favorite parts is when dramatic things happen, like when the one girl got hit by the car and had her nose broken (not trying to spoil stuff) or when certain people *cough cough Gatsby cough* get shot (lol spoiler).

Who would you recommend it to: Drama lovers

- J.C. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

1 star.

Describe the book: It is about one veteran from World War 1,that recently returned to America from the war.When he moves into his new house,he learns that he will be neighbors with a certain Mr.Gatsby.After being invited to one of Gatsby's parties,he finally meets his neighbor.Getting acquainted more, he learns that they served together.This leads to new adventures.

What did you think: I had a weird feeling about this book. I had a weird feeling, because this book included a lot of cheating to take place. It included a lot of sex related actions, which is not the usual for books in this time period. My favorite part was when Nick, the narrator was introducing himself. It was interesting knowing his background, and his reasons.

Who would you recommend it to: Young adults;People that love history;older teens

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


the Switch

Anthony Horowitz

TEEN HOROWIT

4 stars.

Describe the book: this book is about a rich boy named Tad. He's your average rich teen. Snobby, unappreciative, and takes what he has for granted. One day things aren't going the way he plans so he goes to sleep wishing he was another person and he was. He switches place with a guy named Bob Snarbly. Now Tad has to find a way to switch back while living Bob's life

What did you think: I liked this book. It was hard to follow at first but got easier over time. My favorite part of this book is Tad's realization. Tad realizes that his parents aren't good people. He also realized how much he enjoys being skinny and able to move. Anthony horowitz did a good job writing this book. It had a lot of ideas that connected to thebeginning

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves anthony horowitz

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


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

eBOOK OVERDRI

2 stars.

Describe the book: Two cousins, Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield, are strolling while discussing the evil actions of a man named Mr. Hyde, like trampling on a little girl, and the mystery of why the kind doctor Jekyll has addressed his will to Mr. Hyde. The mystery ensues when an honored man gets murdered by Hyde, and now Utterson is deeply interested in Hyde and Jekyll!

What did you think: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a very engaging and creative story! Although I’m usually more geared towards books with happy endings and plots with a bit more light-heartedness, I was engaged in the story. I’m sure that many people would be engaged in the plot and mystery, though some might not like the complex classical language.

Who would you recommend it to: Classic horror lovers

- T.T. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


Love does

Bob Goff

248.4 GOFF

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the beginning it starts off with telling you about where his office is. He tells you that his office is on a private island in disneyland. During the stories he tells you about all of the different places that he has been to. He also tells you about his most happy times in his life. But he also tells us about the hard times in his life

What did you think: My favorite parts in this book is when he decides his senior year of high school to drop out. When he does this he also decides to leave the city that he was living in and went to his youth pastors house. Telling the pastor that he dropped out of school and was on his way to be a professional rock climber. His youth pastor thought that was a great

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to people who are lost.

- E.H. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


Tokyo Ghoul - Volume 1

Sui Ishida

FIC ISHIDA

4 stars.

Describe the book: A boy named kaneki ken has a crush on a girl who turns out to be a ghoul. Ghouls are human eating creatures that have been active a lot recently. Kaneki gets hurt and ends up in the hospital where The doctors mistook the ghoul for a human and had them trade organs turning Kaneki into a half human half ghoul which he then has to deal with forever.

What did you think: I liked the part where he found out rize (his crush) was a ghoul and he freaked out.

Who would you recommend it to: horror, action and gory lovers

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


Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe

FIC STOWE

4 stars.

Describe the book: On Arthur Shelby’s plantation in Kentucky, Arthur Shelby gets a large amount of debt and finds the urge to sell slaves to end his debt. Mr. Haley purchases Shelby’s servant, Uncle Tom, and a young boy named Harry. Eliza, the mother decides to flee the plantation to protect the boys. Over time, Shelby frees them and learns the lessons of slavery.

What did you think: I felt that this book was very moving and inspiring towards the real life situations within the story. Some of my favorite parts are when Eliza's family is reunited and when Shelby decides to free the slaves.

Who would you recommend it to: Lovers of real-world issues, those against slavery

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


Twilight

Stephanie Meyer

TEEN MEYER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Bella Swan is the new in the quaint town of Forks, Washington, and doesn't like people that much. But one person catches her attention. Edward Cullen, one of the hottest people in school, only beaten by his adopted siblings. But just like this town, Edward has a secret. He's a vampire, and Bella is hopelessly and irretrievably in love with him.

What did you think: I thought it was really good, and that Meyer did well on portraying Bella's emotions and point of view. I also like the way she portrayed Edward, it was a perfect fit. Just everything about the book made it really awesome, right down to the smallest details.

Who would you recommend it to: people who enjoy love stories; young adults

- J.B. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


Th1rteen R3asons Why

jay asher

TEEN ASHER

4 stars.

Describe the book: this book is about a girl who committed suicide. before she did it she made 13 tapes on why. if you got the tapes that means your one of the reasons. so this guy goes listing to the tapes and remembers what happens.

What did you think: after i read it i felt kinda sad. but its a good book. but if your sensitive to the topic of suicide i wouldn't recommend this book

Who would you recommend it to: i would recommended this to high schools kids.

- s.s. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


Bulfinch's Mythology

Thomas Bulfinch

292.13 BULFINC

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is about many Greek and Roman battles and myths, including Gods, monsters, and a plethora of other events surrounding them.

What did you think: My favorite parts were the actual battle stories like Beowulf and the telling of the Trojan war, but stories about monsters were fun to read too.

Who would you recommend it to: Mythology lovers

- J.C. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers

Sean Hepburn

BIO HEPBURN FERRER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Yes, it's not a genuine "bio."

What did you think: This is a totally delightful book, flawless to take a gander at and to peruse. I was, truth be told, in tears after the principal page. Nobody could have composed this however somebody as close as Sean was to his mom. The way that he did, and did it so well, is a miracle and a blessing to all Audrey fans.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this to people who adore Audrey

- N.H. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


Beowulf

829.3 TOLKIEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Beowulf, hero-prince and warrior, journeys to the homeland of the Danish king Hrothgar in order to slay the terrible monster Grendel. After the deed is done, a greater threat appears: the Mother of Grendel. These battles, along with a fight with a fearsome Wyrm, immortalize Beowulf in the legends of men.

What did you think: The story of Beowulf chronicles the greatest achievements of this timeless hero. Though the book is written in original, poetic format and has a steep learning curve, this is, by far, one of my favorite tales.

Who would you recommend it to: Everyone needs to read this book at least once.

- C.L. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Yellow Star

Jennifer Roy

J CD FIC ROY

4 stars.

Describe the book: This true story is written in first person from the perspective of a little girl named Syvia. She is growing up in Nazi Germany in the Ghettos (living spaces) the Nazi's made. With her older sister Dora, mother and father at work all day, and people being sent to concentration camps she must find a way to stay positive in these very hard times.

What did you think: I love this book. It's really hard to choose a favorite part because the whole thing is so good. It really puts you in the shoes of a little 5 year old girl, growing up in Nazi Germany. It's also amazing to see how strong and positive she is through this whole thing. It makes me wonder what i would do, or how i would handle things if i were her.

Who would you recommend it to: WW2 lovers, or if you want to learn more about WW2

- J.T. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

3 stars.

Describe the book: Nick Carraway moves into a new home, right next to billionaire Jay Gatsby. The two become unlikely friends, and help each other through the crazy life in the 20s.

What did you think: I happen to really enjoy anything from the 20s (especially their style and what they did for entertainment) so this book was a great insight to it. I enjoyed it a lot.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy things from the 20s in America.

- E.P. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Thirteen Reasons Why

Jay Asher

TEEN ASHER

3 stars.

Describe the book: Hannah Baker. He wanted to get to know her better but how could he? She wasn't here any longer,how could he tell her everything he felt? Before Hannah Baker's suicide, no one knew why she did what she did. Until ... the tapes showed up. Everything changed.

What did you think: My first thought was why would she make the tapes? Why did she need them? but as the character took role I started understanding the her and her story.

Who would you recommend it to: romantic/drama lovers, mystery readers, any teens

- D.D. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library


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