Describe the book: It's about a teenager that finds a diary written by a serial killer. Duncan, the teen, tries to stop him with his friends Vinny and Wayne. They face many dangerous challenges.
What did you think: I thought it was a well written book, really good ,very intense and a great book for all teens to read. I would give it 5 stars, if possible. My favorite part was near the end when Duncan came face to face with the killer.
Who would you recommend it to: Middle school through high school boys.
- C.B. (Grade 7) from Edmonds Library
Describe the book: Dallas is a 16 year old girl who is sentenced to six months in the Girls Rehabilitation Center for holding a store at gun point under the pressure of her manipulative boyfriend. This story shows her physical and mental consequences for her mistakes through many perspectives.
What did you think: I thought this book was a very good read especially because it shows how the main characters mindset changes and the great attention to detail hels you understand how she truly thinks and feels.
Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy books about mental struggle
- H.F. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Describe the book: Tia has an instant connection with newcomer from Minnesota, Will, at a party one night before band camp. Will wants her to be his girlfriend, but Tia insists she doesn't want a boyfriend; she's always been that way. So why is it she gets jealous when Will soon makes a move on another classmate? Casual hookups had never had this effect on her...
What did you think: This is a book I won online and it was even better than I thought it would be! At first you can't seem to understand why Tia doesn't want to get her life together despite how gifted she is, but the life events that make her act this was unravel. I liked Will's character most. I'm looking forward to the next two, based on Tia's two best friends.
Who would you recommend it to: gr8+, relationships, friendships, high school band
- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library
A Christmas Carol
Describe the book: In this classic tale a business man by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge has a rep. for treating others poorly. Scrooge even has his own saying; "Bah Humbug!" implying his hatred for the spirit of Christmas. However on Christmas Eve Scrooge is visited by four ghosts; Christmas Past, Present and future. These ghosts teach him morals like love and family.
What did you think: I'm already familiar with the story, but for the holidays this is a great quick read, that contains a meaningful story. In the book, I really like it when Ebenezer is visited by Christmas Present, and is given the opportunity to see how the people around him view him. This forces him to rethink his previous actions and eventually overturn them.
Who would you recommend it to: A wonderful classical story for everyone.
- C.D. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library
Describe the book: This book details a unique approach to conversational methods referred to as dialogue. Stressing its rising importance in today's world, Bohm emphasizes how the nonjudgemental treatment of all involved is necessary to hold a true dialogue and reach a common understanding, while not being obliged to conclude anything: free-flowing discussion is key.
What did you think: The tone of On Dialogue was very much that of an essay—being unaccustomed to reading work like this, it was a bit of an adjustment to make in the beginning. As my reading progressed, I was able to gain of a lot of knowledge from the finer points of the process of dialogue, which I hope to apply to my daily life for the benefit of myself and others.
Who would you recommend it to: Those who seek to enhance communication abilities.
- K.F. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library
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Describe the book: the book is about the 1960s in jackson, mississippi, where race was a huge deal. This white writer wrote a book about blacks and stuff like that.
What did you think: It started off a little slow, but I ended up loving it. My favorite part is when a black maid put dog poop in a "special" pie for her employer.
Who would you recommend it to: I would reccommend for high schoolers and up
- C.N. (Grade 9) from Darrington Library
Margret Peterson Haddix
Describe the book: Two bestfriends have been getting like mysterious letters that at first they thought didn't mean anything and it was just a prank. Then on of the kids, chip, finds out he is adopted and that these letters mean something else and they are letters from people trying to kidnap him and his bestfriend,jonah, and take them back to the time they belong in
What did you think: I LOVED IT!!!!! omg um ny favorite part was when jonah is walking home from chips and he thinks he sees someone in his bedroom but when he got up there nobody was there and his parents said nobody had been in the house. or the library part when they meet up with angela, cool cool stuff man.
Who would you recommend it to: i dont know maybe like peole who like time travel?
- S.A. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library
Describe the book: The book, damage is about a high school student named Austin Reid. He is his towns football star and is known as a good influence. The conflict of this story is that Austin is depressed and doesn't know why so he must overcome his mind boggling depression.
What did you think: Honestly, I did not like any of the book. It felt like the whole thing was a waste of time to read and I wish I had picked a different book. The entire experience was very dry and seemed pointless.
Who would you recommend it to: not for young kids, some inappropriate parts.
- A.N. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
indian in the cupboard
lynne reid banks
Describe the book: its about a boy named omry and he gets a magic cupboard from his brother for his birthday but his brotheir found it in an alley so when he got it it was locked and he needed a key come to find out his mom had a key to it and what the cupboard did is make toys come to live. and there was an indian thats name was little bear and there was a cowboy
What did you think: it was a really good book everything made sense my favorite part was when the indian and cowboy start fighting and arguing and the way he tells a friend and hes tells people and the way how omry handles the situation
Who would you recommend it to: every body i know it a reality/emagination
- s.b. (Grade 9) from Clinton Library
Orson Scott Card
Describe the book: Thrown into a world where "thirds" aren't accepted, Ender, a boy genius, must over come challenges such as "the game" and his brother Peter. The only one of his family to make it to the school, Ender must fight against his homesickness and the longing for his sister. While at school he is quickly promoted, this causes many problems for him.
What did you think: This book is exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. I can personally tell you that I had a hard time putting it down. For example, Ender plays these video games and continues to win. Then, in his final battle, he uses a very risky strategy and the outcome is larger than life
Who would you recommend it to: Teens looking for action, mysteries, and adventure
- z.s. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library