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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Juvenile Book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Tom Angelberger
J ANGLEBE

3 stars.

Describe the book: A group of kids has everything wrong happen to them a this one kid named Dwight makes a origami Yoda finger puppet who can apparently tell the future, and he helped the kids avoid some serious mistakes.

What did you think: I thought it was a very good book mainly because I like books with origami. My favorite part was when origami Yoda told the future.

Who would you recommend it to: Origami lovers.

- E.O. (Grade 8) from Brier Library



Tentacles Juvenile Book Tentacles

Roland Smith
J SMITH

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book begins after the end of Cryptid Hunters, starting with the main characters boarding a supposedly haunted ship with Dr. Wolfe. They went out in search for a live giant squid so they could capture it. While on the ship, they find out there is a group of thugs trying to stop them from capturing the squid.

What did you think: I enjoyed reading the book very much, it was very entertaining and I was able to visualize the events very clearly. My favorite part was when one of the thugs was attacked and killed by the giant squid.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this to anyone wanting a good book.

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



The Giver Teen Book The Giver

Lois Lowry
TEEN LOWRY

3 stars.

Describe the book: In a society centralizing equality, young Jonas finds himself assigned the job of Reciever of Memory. This means that he is exposed to pain, animals, and individuality--things that define being a human.

What did you think: The Giver, part one of a quartet, resembles Ayn Rand's Anthem on multiple levels. Individualism is the obvious theme.

Who would you recommend it to: Those fascinated by contraversial fictions

- Z.D. (Grade 6) from Marysville Library



The Long Road Home The Long Road Home

Danielle Steele

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book was about a girl (Gabriella) who has MANY troubled obstacles in her life one being her mom abusing her and later abandoning her To run away with her new husband to California, Leaving her at a convent to be raised by nuns. While growing up in the convent and finally finding happiness a sudden major event happens that changes her life.

What did you think: I think this book is one of my new favorites by far. It never gets boring and keeps you wanting to read it. Has an amazing story that really gets you thinking. Extremely entertaining. My favorite parts were all the twists and turns Danielle Steele ties in. But mentioning them would be a huge spoiler alert!

Who would you recommend it to: A mature audience. Older teens to adults.

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


to all the boys i've loved Teen Book to all the boys i've loved

jenny han
TEEN HAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: A romantic comedy. A girl writes letters to every boy she's ever loved until one day they disappear and boys start reading them..

What did you think: This book is amazing and very emotional.

Who would you recommend it to: romantic-comedy lovers

- t.h. (Grade 9) from Camano Island Library (Interim)



the lovely bones book the lovely bones

alice sebold
FIC SEBOLD

4 stars.

Describe the book: Susie Salmon dies on december 6th 1973 after being raped by her neighbor who nobody suspects might be the killer. Susie tells stories about her past and what she sees after her death. She talks about how her family and friends react to her death and the life she has up above. As the search goes on Susies killer is closer to getting caught.

What did you think: This book was amazing! Every chapter left me wanting to read more. The author was able to keep me thinking the whole time and predicting what was going to happen next. My favorite part was when Susies sister started to suspect the neighbor and searched his house while he was at work. To her surprise he came home early and saw her in the house…

Who would you recommend it to: People who love cliff hangers and mystery.

- t.r. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



The New Rules of High School The New Rules of High School

Blake Nelson

2 stars.

Describe the book: Max Caldwell is a junior. He's got the grades, the girl, and the whole world on his side. All until he breaks up with Cindy. He leaves himself- and everyone else- wondering why, as his perfectly-planned life begins to seep through the cracks. Now he's out of his comfort zone, changing who he is, all in search of something. But... what?

What did you think: It was an overall, well-rounded book, but it left me wanting something more. Some kind of climax, or plot twist. It was a great story and an interesting read, but I feel like it told me a timeline instead of telling me a story. There was a lack of suspense.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle schoolers, high schoolers, teens

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


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At first Sight book At first Sight

Nicholas Sparks
FIC SPARKS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Jeremy Marsh a New Yorker, swore to never give away his heart again after one failed marriage but finds himself doing the exact opposite, having moved to Boone creek, North Carolina with his fiancé, Lexis Darnell. Jeremy receives an email that puts his and his fiancé relationship at risk,The strength of Jeremy and Lexies love is tested.

What did you think: My favorite part is when Jeremy is all calm, everything seems good but then he receives the email and it puts everything out of balance. It makes the reader kind of bite their nails.

Who would you recommend it to: Those who love books like the Notebook & Dear John

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



The Kite Runner book The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini
FIC HOSSEIN

3 stars.

Describe the book: It starts in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amir and Hassan, almost brothers are great kite flyers and are trying to win the local kite-flying contest, hopefully winning his fathers love in the process. War comes to Afghanistan, Amir betrays Hassan, and Amir and his father are forced to flee to America. It becomes the story of Amir trying to redeem himself.

What did you think: It was a good book, my favorite part is when Hassan's son shoots the main antagonists left eye with a slingshot while he the antagonist is beating Amir.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone looking for a great read

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



Promise Of The Witch King Promise Of The Witch King

R. A. Salvatore

4 stars.

Describe the book: Two skilled warriors, Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle, are hired to retreieve peices and artifacts of Zhengyi, the Witch-King. Traveling to Vaasa, the duo joins with a small band of warriors as dark forces work all around them, conspiring to rebuild the legendary fortress of Zhengyi, and with it, bring horrors untold back into the world.

What did you think: The book, as many are by R.A. Salvatore, was near flawlessly written. The characters were riviting and exciting, the battles shown rather then told, and the overall arc and climax was great. Although the romance leaves something to be desired, the book is nothing if not well written and designed.

Who would you recommend it to: All teenage lovers of fantasy

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


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