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Between Shades of Gray Teen Book Between Shades of Gray

Ruta Sepetys
TEEN SEPETYS

4 stars.

Describe the book: 15-year old Lina Vilkas is a girl that is living in Lithuania and is preparing to go to art school. When the NKVD (Russian secret police) storm into her house in the middle of the night, her life changes forever.

What did you think: I absolutely loved this book. It was haunting, beautiful, and interesting. I loved the relatable characters, and how richly described the book was. It brought awareness to a subject long forgotten.

Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids, high school kids.

- D.Y. (Grade 6) from Mukilteo Library




The Maze Runner Teen Book The Maze Runner

James Dashner
TEEN DASHNER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Thomas was a teen was left mysteriously in a big maze and had no idea why. There were many other teens there and each day they would try to get out. There only hope to get out is Thomas

What did you think: this book was awesome. It handsome really intense moments and kept me wanting to more more the whole time.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone. 12+ this book was very fun to read

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




The hunger games Teen Book The hunger games

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is a adventurous tale of a upper class drawing two names(1 male, 1 female) in different districts of people of a lower class to fight to the death in a epic battle. Katniss's little sister gets chosen from district 12 and Katniss volunteers and tries to win for her sister Primrose, and a almost stranger, Peeta, gets drawn as well.

What did you think: I thought the book was fabulous! It kept you on the edge of your seat and you really felt for the characters and truly began to feel like you've known them your whole life. You will love the characters and their perspectives.

Who would you recommend it to: I'd recommend it to anyone who has time to read it

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




The Slap book The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas
FIC TSIOLKA

4 stars.

Describe the book: In this powerful drama about one family who's world will collapse by one action. You'll get to see what eight of these people who witnesses the slap what they think on the event and what they're going to do about it. Hector. Anouk. Harry. Connie. Rosie. Manolis. Aisha. Richie. Its all up to them.

What did you think: I loved this book! My mom began watching the TV show and I decided to read the book I love the ending of it and how this one thing could change all of their lives forever...

Who would you recommend it to: Drama lovers, Teenagers, and Protective perents

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




Tyrell Teen Book Tyrell

Coe Booth
TEEN BOOTH

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a teen in New York who struggles with his father in jail, his helpless mother, and his girlfriend, Novisha. And on top of that he is living in a homeless shelter, taking every chance he can get to help his family.

What did you think: I liked how "heart breakingly realistic" this book is. The authors word choice helps you relate in a way and makes your brain play tug of war on what you would do if you were in his shoes.

Who would you recommend it to: People interested in the Bronx

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




Catching Fire Teen Book Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

3 stars.

Describe the book: In this book, Katniss and Peeta are called back for the 3rd quarter quell. Which is another name for the hunger games. All previous victory are called back and they have to fight to the death again. It seems as the odds are never in Katniss' favor.

What did you think: My favorite part was when Peeta announced that he and Katniss were getting married and that there was a baby on the way. I liked this book a lot.

Who would you recommend it to: People into futuristic stuff.

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




Croak Teen Book Croak

Gina Damico
TEEN DAMICO

4 stars.

Describe the book: A girl named Lex isn't the best when it comes to following the rules. She gets sent to live with her Uncle Mort in New York to work on a farm for her summer vacation. As it turns out, her Uncle's profession isn't farming, but something far more dark and dirty.

What did you think: I loved this book because it is so funny and thrilling. I liked the way Lex's character was portrayed as a "kick-butt" lady who hates authority figures. The drama between Lex and Driggs, her boyfriend, is funny and super interesting as well. Throughout the book it is really hard to predict the end.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who likes a comedy-filled thriller.

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




Divergent Teen Book Divergent

Veronica Roth
TEEN ROTH

3 stars.

Describe the book: The setting is set like it is in the future with 5 different factions. Which once your time comes you have to choose a faction and stay there for the rest of your life but each faction reflects different roles and you must fit in to the right one hopefully or else you would be stuck there.

What did you think: It felt futuristic and seemed a like a thriller since I felt plenty of suspense through the characters. I don't have one particular part I favor but I do love the story of how Tris is divergent and ends up being the special hero through the whole thing and how she managed to prove plenty of people wrong about her .

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this to kids who like action/adventure

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




Twilight Teen Book Twilight

Stephanie Meyer
TEEN MEYER

0 stars.

Describe the book: Bella moves to Forks, Washington from Arizona and she hates it; until she meets Edward. Edward turns out to be a vampire, and everyone in his family is a vampire too. But then this bad vampire, James, tries to kill Bella.

What did you think: It was really cringy. Bella and Edward both need to lighten up. Bella falls in love when shes 17 when she first meets this random guy like is that really love Bella?

Who would you recommend it to: People that enjoy vampire love.

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




Demon Seed book Demon Seed

Dean Koontz
FIC KOONTZ

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book very graphically describes a robotic security system who wants nothing more that to feel the life of flesh and live with the woman who occupies a mansion that should be under her control.

What did you think: I felt the book was very well written. although it is graphic and twisted it really brings entertainment to anyone who I believe would read it. I would have to say my favorite part was when Proteus the computer system telepathically controlled a man to assassinate another man.

Who would you recommend it to: adults, and those who love twisted books

- B.E. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library




The Hunger Games Teen Book The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Thrown into a world that just underwent mass destruction, a girl named Katniss must fight for her family, food, and then her freedom. As she surprisingly put into this years Hunger Games she viciously fights for her life and the life of her new found friends. What Katniss doesn't know is that all her actions in the game will come back to haunt her.

What did you think: This book is off the charts, meaning there is no chart good enough to contain it. There is never a time where you feel you can put this book down because every second is as intense as the last. The entire book is as memorizing as the climax of other books. The very best part is the ending battle. All I can say is if you want action, read this book

Who would you recommend it to: Action/Adventure lovers

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




Mockingbird Juvenile Book Mockingbird

Katheryn Erskine
J ERSKINE

4 stars.

Describe the book: After Caitlin's brother is shot, she is left alone with her depressed dad and Asperger's syndrome. Grieving the loss of her brother, she turns to art, which guides her. Read about how Caitlin struggles for closure, and uncovers true emotions.

What did you think: Mockingbird is a very uplifting book, as you see how Caitlin tries and succeeds to find the open door in life and overcome her losses. Every sections of the book, no matter how small, has a meaning and is important in the long run and to Caitlin.

Who would you recommend it to: Teens who have trouble uncovering their emotions.

- A.M. (Grade 6) from Edmonds Library




The Hobbit book The Hobbit

J.R.R Tolkien
FIC TOLKIEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Gandoff comes to billbo baggins house and asks him to join their journey. Billbo doesn't want to but gandoff eventually convinces him to join the journey of getting their gold back

What did you think: When billbo outsmarts smaug the dragon

Who would you recommend it to: Lord of the rings fans

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




The Time Machine book The Time Machine

H.G. Wells
FIC WELLS

3 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a Time traveller telling his stories of traveling to the narrator and a group of men. He travels to the year 802,701 AD, the time traveler enters a world of small humanoid creatures called Eloi. Eloise are pea full creatures but Morlocks aren't. He is stuck with the creatures until he can retrieve his time machine.

What did you think: I felt like the book was good and very interesting. The Elois are my favorite characters. Although I wouldn't say the book was my favorite but I definitely would read it again!

Who would you recommend it to: Adventure

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




Frostbite Teen Book Frostbite

Richelle Mead
TEEN MEAD

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about vampires and half vampires. The main character Rose is a half vampire and her job is to kill the strigoi (the bad vampires). Rose goes and saves her friends over the christmas break when she finds out that they went to kill a group of strigoi.

What did you think: I loved this book. Some of my favorite parts are when Rose makes a funny joke or when she argues with someone. I also liked the parts with Mason because he is just like Rose.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy lovers

- i.K. (Grade 9) from Granite Falls Library




The Sixth Extinction book The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert
576.84 KOLBERT

4 stars.

Describe the book: From rare frogs to the age of dinosaurs, Kolbert takes you through the five extinctions humans have revealed over the centuries, and the daunting research that reveals the beginning of our end has already begun... The Sixth Extinction shows us where we went wrong, and can just begin to guess at what our downfall will look like- only time will tell.

What did you think: It was a fantastic book, I enjoyed the thrill of discovering the science of history, and how it's helped us discover, as humans, what was here before us. Only being able to guess at our futures is exciting.

Who would you recommend it to: Science lovers, historians, adventurers

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




The Secret Holocaust Diaries book The Secret Holocaust Diaries

Nonna Bannister
BIO BANNIST BANNIST

4 stars.

Describe the book: This story is about Nonna and her experience as a child from a wealthy, non-jewish family during the Holocaust.

What did you think: I think that it is a very great book. I don't usually like the little poems throughout the book, but however I do like the poem she wrote for her dad after he died. It is a very sad story and if you want to read it I would recommend having tissues.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it to History lovers.

- A.K. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library




The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon book The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon

Stephen King
FIC KING

2 stars.

Describe the book: Nine year old girl Trisha McFarland leaves the path while on a hike with her mother and brother. She becomes lost for days, but continues walking astray. The only thing she has is her portable radio, on that she listens to the Boston Red Sox game. She's a huge fan of pitcher Tom Gordon, she keeps thinking that she will save him.

What did you think: I felt like the book became more intense as her radio begins to fade out, and she begins to believe that Tom Gordon is out there with her protecting her from all evil. I also liked how the author added the aspect of all these dead animals around Trisha, but making her completely oblivious to them.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy horror

- S.R. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




Damage Teen Book Damage

anya parrish
TEEN PARRISH

4 stars.

Describe the book: a diabetic girl and a jock boy have imaginary friends that hunt them and they have to learn how to control them before its too late they realize that they are a part of an experiment and they aren't only running from their child hood fears.

What did you think: it was really well written, the characters were very relatable!This book keeps you on edge, it is thrilling!

Who would you recommend it to: teens who doesn't mind swearing and teen sexuality

- B.d. (Grade 9) from Freeland Library




Divergent Teen Book Divergent

Veronica Roth
TEEN ROTH

4 stars.

Describe the book: It is about a girl named Beatris that goes to get a result of who she is but is chosen as divergent. They do not allow divergents to live in her society so she has to do whatever she can to not let anyone find out.

What did you think: I loved it. One of my favorite parts were when she had to become dauntless and not let anyone find out that she was divergent or else she would have been killed. It is very exciting and a great book to read.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it to teenagers and adults.

- B.N. (Grade 9) from Freeland Library




The BFG Juvenile Book The BFG

Roald Dahl
J DAHL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Sophia 'an orphan', is captured by a giant who later on becomes the BFG which stands for, "Big Friendly Giant". The book takes place in the giant country and in London. 9 other giants are captured at the end because the queen of London saw a dream that the BFG and Sophia made for the queen. The world was saved from the horrifying creatures.

What did you think: It's a very humorous book. The words are interesting. The sentences are enjoyable. My favorite parts are the words the BFG uses in his sentence.

Who would you recommend it to: Any ages.

- D.P. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




To KIll a Mockingbird book To KIll a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
FIC LEE

4 stars.

Describe the book: Harper Lee wrote a story based off a father and his children who live in Maycomb,Georgia who will go though a lot of obstacles and situations where the vivid-ness of the story makes it seem real to where it's compelling. through out the story you can relate text to life, and gives various messages. Author gives vivid description of the 1960's

What did you think: This book is realistic i recommend its awesome. My favorite part is when Scout Jem and Dill try to bring out Boo Radley.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school students and older

- K.R. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The Outsiders Teen Book The Outsiders

S.E Hilton
TEEN HINTON

4 stars.

Describe the book: The outsiders is a book that well describes conflicts that teenagers might experience now in days or something or similar to it. They over come things as a family, having each others back.

What did you think: Where they helped each other even if family had done something illegal and could of gone to jail.

Who would you recommend it to: Every person who like adventures

- I.D. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The Outsiders Teen Book The Outsiders

S.E Hilton
TEEN HINTON

4 stars.

Describe the book: ponyboy believes there are only two kinds of people in the world:soc and greasers.soc's were the rich kids that always got away with everything they do,ponyboy is a greaser. greasers are the poor kids who always have to watch there back.ponnyboy's whole life changed with a death of a soc which brings problems between the two gangs.

What did you think: I loved this book it made me feel as if i was in the book.i couldn't find a spot to close the book i just wanted to keep reading all day.

Who would you recommend it to: i would recommend this whom likes adventure

- s.p. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The War Of Worlds book The War Of Worlds

H.G. Wells
FIC WELLS

2 stars.

Describe the book: In this book the author takes you into a world where mankind is at the edge of extinction. Furthermore aliens come to Earth and start making it their own planet.

What did you think: I love this book. One of my favorite parts was when the main character decided to run away from the area where a UFO had crashed which happen to be at his backyard.

Who would you recommend it to: science-fiction lovers

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




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