Describe the book: Julia is a girl who works at her family business and are having these visions of a crash. She has no idea when it will happen,or who it will happen to but she is determined to figure it out and stop it and these results shock her when they start geting worse.
What did you think: It was an amazing book. It had drama,action,romance everything a book lover could ask for. It takes you in and makes you the main character and the author has a little surprise for you at the end to get that second book.
Who would you recommend it to: I think people who love being the adventure.
- j.S. (Grade 6) from Snohomish Library
Describe the book: this book is about a girl named Cassie and her mom dies so she has to move in with her only family left which is her grandma, Jane. Cassie arrives to her new school but then she meets this girl named, Diana.Diana takes her to a abandoned house in the woods and Cassie discovers that she is a witch.she and people from her circle go through challenges
What did you think: I think this book is boring in the beginning but it turns out to be amazing in the ends my favorite part is when Cassie kills her dad because he only had girls from that circle so that he could use them so that made him a bad guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids this book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
- b.s. (Grade 6) from Stanwood Library
l. j. smith
Describe the book: This book is about a kid who is disabled and is going through a hard time to live in this world, and describes his life and now he faces his worst fear.
What did you think: I think this book teaches you to don't judge anyone by how they look like. This book also teaches you not to bully other people. This book has a connection to me because when i read it i remembered my past about bullying.
Who would you recommend it to: I reccomend this to people who love drama stories.
- S.A. (Grade 7) from Edmonds Library
Just One Year
Describe the book: The book begins with Willem waking up in the hospital the morning after his day and night with Allyson, or as he knows her, Lulu, and he's panicked that she's alone where he left her after he got attacked on the way to get their breakfast. It tells his journey of the next year trying to find her, winding up all over the world in the process.
What did you think: I really, really enjoyed it, and read it pretty quickly, but it wasn't quite as enthralling as Just One Day. That doesn't mean it wasn't great, though! I was a little bored with the activities in India but it was still interesting and I just had to know what ended up happening at the end of his search! I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Who would you recommend it to: gr8+, relationships, travel, Shakespeare
- A.K. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library
Just One Day
Describe the book: Allyson never breaks the rules or goes out of line, but at the end of a scheduled student summer trip in Europe, she decides last minute to take up an actor in an underground Twelfth Night production, Willem's offer to show her around Paris before she leaves, just for one day. They fall in love, but end up getting separated. What happens next?
What did you think: I read over half of this tonight once I had time after I started earlier this week, and I couldn't put it down. I literally just finished and I am waiting to recover. My heart was lurching and I was gasping as I got nearer to the end! As many unrealistic acts of fate happened, they were somehow believable, like Allyson and Willem are meant to be.
Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, love, relationships, Europe, contemporary
- A.K. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library
Describe the book: Each and every character is defined and has an important role.Bella Swan moves from Arizona to the rainy town of Washington, Forks.This is where she meets Edward, who she is sure is something more than human.She also realizes that she is deeply in love with him.This book Is a romance with twists that leave you wanting more.Great details.Must read!!
What did you think: I loved that this wasn't just the average love story and Stephanie Meyer adds perfect details that make it so I can make pictures of each Character and Event.I absolutely love this book and still read it over and over along with the sequels New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn. A great must read!!
Who would you recommend it to: Women Adults/teens searching for romance w/Twist!
- N.S. (Grade 7) from Darrington Library
Describe the book: Carefully developed characters.Chelsea Silver and her family go to their Summer Cottage on the beach of Lake Michigan.The family is still recovering from their G-ma's death.Chelsea then meets Josh,her version of the perfect guy.This book takes you on a journey through an almost perfect summer of bringing the family together and finding who you are.
What did you think: Tons of great characters, kind of the average summer romance book but with great details. You can really picture the events.Cute. Definitely a must read!
Who would you recommend it to: girl teens searching for romance and summer sun!
- N.s. (Grade 7) from Darrington Library
Describe the book: When Choosing Day comes around for 16-year-old Tris, she has no idea which faction she will choose or if she is selfless enough to stay in her current faction, Abnegation, with her family. With Tris's decision comes many new challenges and the realization that maybe the city and the factions aren't as perfect as they seem.
What did you think: This book is amazing! I've read it three times and I never get bored of it. There is never a dull moment and is perfectly paced. And being the romance lover that I am, I was very happy to see her budding romance.
Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this book to all teenagers.
- M.W. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library
Describe the book: 16-year-old Malencia Vale has been given the chance of a lifetime: she has been accepted into the Testing, a selection process that helps the futuristic United Commonwealth determine the candidates who will move on to study at university. However, there's something dark about the Testing, something that isn't apparent until it's too late...
What did you think: Wow. Just...wow. I don't think I've read a book this good in a long time. The characters were great, the world was built well, and the plot was absolutely brilliant. I saw some of the plot twists coming, but regardless, they were all shocking and subtly terrifying. Not only that, but Charbonneau gives the book a quiet sucker punch of an ending.
Who would you recommend it to: Everyone!
- M.B. (Grade 12) from Marysville Library