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Dear John book Dear John

Nicholas Sparks
FIC SPARKS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's about a woman falling in love with an army man. They meet over spring break at the beach, she invites him to her house to join her party and it doesn't take much for them to fall in love. They start hanging out everyday and within a blink of an eye, spring break is over, Savannah has to go back to school, and John gets deployed again.

What did you think: I loved reading the letters that they wrote back and forth to each other while he was deployed. They were very sweet and it made me smile just by reading it.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance Lovers

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




How I Live Now Teen Book How I Live Now

Meg Rosoff
TEEN ROSOFF

3 stars.

Describe the book: Daisy moves with her cousins in the United Kingdom during the outbreak of a fictional third world war. At the airport she is picked up by Edmond. She slowly starts seeing him in different way. Her Aunt Penn is stranded in Olso and soldiers take over their farm and separate the girls and the boys.Daisy and Piper try to go home and find Edmond.

What did you think: The style was different than I have ever read before and unique,interesting, and I really liked it. I would like to read more books by this author. I really liked reading about Piper who would discover ways to get food or snacks in the wild.

Who would you recommend it to: High schoolers who like fiction

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




Brisingr Teen Book Brisingr

Christopher Paolini
TEEN PAOLINI

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book ended at a fantastic spot full of suspense. This book was full of more conflict than resolution that all continues on with testing Eragons abilities. Eragon completed his training but was still having trouble helping the multiples of people he said he would. Good deeds he performed came back to haunt him later on The quest to kill a king.

What did you think: This book was full of a lot of twists and turns. I found it difficult to really get into the story most of the time. There were points in this book that I liked because it was mistakes that seemed trivial ended up having a huge impact. My favorite part of this book was when Roran wrestled a leader of a tribe of Urgals and won their favor in battle.

Who would you recommend it to: You have to love the story and have patience.

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




Eldest Teen Book Eldest

Christopher Paolini
TEEN PAOLINI

3 stars.

Describe the book: Eldest is the middle setting up the conflicts and internal turmoil of the series. This book not only tells of the dragon rider training to become more powerful but also of his cousin and the town that was forced to fight for their lives and their freedom. Eldest is full of twists that the previous book set up perfectly.

What did you think: Eldest was a great book, but it was a very long book. The story was a success and built upon the already amazing plot. I could hardly put down the book once i started reading it. My favorite part of the book is the battle of the burning planes. When Roran sails down and helps the rebellion and Eragon fight the kings army.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy lovers, those who like adventure.

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




Flags of Our Fathers Teen Book Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley
TEEN 940.5426 BRADLEY

4 stars.

Describe the book: Flags of Our Fathers gives insight to the background of each individual who took part in the iconic raising of the American flag in Iwo Jima, as well as the events prior to the picture itself.

What did you think: Although slow at times, the book was fascinating. Well organized and smooth-flowing, overall, this was an easy read. I now have a different perspective on the photo.

Who would you recommend it to: Military enthusiasts or veterans

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




Back Teen Book Back

Norah McClintock
TEEN MCCLINT

2 stars.

Describe the book: its about a kid name jojo who is trouble maker and beats up kids in the naborhood. ardell is eden's brother who wants to get back at jojo for all the trouble he has caused

What did you think: it was a good book better then i thought. my favorite part was at the end when jojo got beat up for causing trouble for others and putting kids in the hospitals

Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids

- m.g. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library




Death Note Vol. 5 Teen Book Death Note Vol. 5

Tsugumi Ohba
TEEN OHBA

4 stars.

Describe the book: When Light goes into confinement to prove he's not Kira, he finally relinquishes ownership of the Death Note, and with it all memories of being Kira. But since the deaths of criminals stopped when he was locked up, L is convinced Light is Kira. When the killings start again though, L is at a loss. They let Light out, under constant surveillance.

What did you think: I enjoyed following the story. My favorite part was when Light and L get into a fight and start beating each other up while Misa is in the background trying desperately to stay out of the way. It added humor to the intensity of the overall story.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy manga/anime and intense stories

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




Some boys Teen Book Some boys

Patty Blount
TEEN BLOUNT

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's about Grace Collier she was sexually assaulted by one of he most known guys in school but when she "cried rape" no one really believe her because Zac the one who sexually assaulted her was a Great student great athlete who could get anyone on his side but Ian was Zac's best friend and had a crush on Grace before any of this happen.

What did you think: My favorite part was when Ian stood up for grace because Zac was intimidating her and just being a creep because he knew he had over her but grace wasn't afraid to fight back,But as soon as Zac called her a slut Ian grabbed him aside and talked to him, about what happen the night of the party and it was a feeling of just wanting to beat Zac up

Who would you recommend it to: High school kids who enjoy fiction

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




Death Note Vol. 7 Teen Book Death Note Vol. 7

Tsugumi Ohba
TEEN OHBA

4 stars.

Describe the book: After they finally chase down & apprehend the new Kira, the Task Force confiscates the Death Note. They find out Shinigami exist & the powers of the Death Note. Everything has gone according to plan for Light,and Misa & him are cleared of suspicion. After L, Watari & Rem are out of his way, he leads the task force. But a new L has arisen...

What did you think: I thought this was the most shocking book of the series so far, but also one of the best. My favorite part was when we get to see Sayu, Light's sister, all grown up and Matsuda, a member of the task force, is awestruck by her. It was a cute family moment within the strong sense of "what will happen next?"

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys manga/anime or intense stories

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




Death Note Vol. 4 Teen Book Death Note Vol. 4

Tsugumi Ohba
TEEN OHBA

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the story, Light Yagami joins the task force on L's recommendation. But L still suspects him of being Kira, which gives him a better chance to keep an eye on him. Light gets a chance to meet the 2nd Kira, Misa Misa, who has a huge crush on him. He agrees to 'date' her if she keeps quiet.But, when Misa gets captured, it causes problems for Light.

What did you think: I enjoyed it, especially the part when Misa finds out from Rem that a God of Death sacrificed himself to save her. I thought this book was the perfect blend of meaningful character backstories and intense questioning.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy manga, and intense stories

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




Life of Pi book Life of Pi

Yann Martel
FIC MARTEL

3 stars.

Describe the book: The story of a 16 year old Indian boy named "Pi" who, when he and his zookeeping family decide to transplant themselves and some animals to Canada, they ends up stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-lb Bengal tiger named "Richard Parker."

What did you think: This book was very well written and moving. You really connect with Pi and hurt with him and love with him. You love the tiger that at any moment could kill Pi but I really believe what Pi says that without the tiger he would have died. Richard Parker gave him a reason to live, without him he would die.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys a great book

- G.D. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library




Life of Pi book Life of Pi

Yann Martel
FIC MARTEL

3 stars.

Describe the book: The story of a 16 year old Indian boy named "Pi" who, when he and his zookeeping family decide to transplant themselves and some animals to Canada, they ends up stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-lb Bengal tiger named "Richard Parker."

What did you think: This book was very well written and moving. You really connect with Pi and hurt with him and love with him. You love the tiger that at any moment could kill Pi but I really believe what Pi says that without the tiger he would have died. Richard Parker gave him a reason to live, without him he would die.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys a great book

- G.D. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library




The Hunger Games Teen Book The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Katniss Everdeen is a girl who lives in a post apocalyptic society that annually hosts the Hunger games. These games consist of a free for all between teens ranging from 12 to 18 years old.

What did you think: I enjoyed reading this book because the plot was unique and kept me entertained the entire time.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this book to everyone

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




The New Girl The New Girl

Tracie Puckett

3 stars.

Describe the book: Steph, a seventeen year old girl, has recently moved to Webster Grove. She's forced to start over. Steph is in a new school with no friends. Her English teacher is about to become family after his brother if going to marry Steph's mom. The only issue is she's got a crush on her English teacher. Shes got to hold herself together and focus on herself

What did you think: I thought this book was generally good. Some parts I was kinda bored but my favorite will probably be when she's first settling in and how she's overcoming the problems of being the new girl. At the same time she's dealing with issues at home which show that she's a strong girl.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who likes romance or just about strength

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



The creative habit: Learn it and use it for life book The creative habit: Learn it and use it for life

Twyla Tharp
153.35 THARP

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Creative Habit tells to you about thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career. 

What did you think: I thought it was really good because im someone who is very creative. This was kinda like that perfect book for me. There were no parts that were my favorite.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like creativity

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




Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone Juvenile Book Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

J.K Rowling
J ROWLING

3 stars.

Describe the book: The first Harry potter book is Harry finding out that he was a wizard and finding out how his parents died. He also found out that he got into Hogwarts. Harry has to get used to the environment and the people in Hogwarts. At first it's hard but it gets better after he gets used to it more

What did you think: My faveorite part of the book is Harry meeting his new friends at Hogwarts because they kinda just go up to him and just accept him for someone and they haven't even met before.

Who would you recommend it to: People that like magic and adventure

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




The notebook book The notebook

Nicholas Sparks
FIC SPARKS

4 stars.

Describe the book: These 2 people are married and old. And the girl has altizimers and she doesn't remember her husband. And he tells her their love story.

What did you think: I loved it. It made me sad and made me cry, it's the best of both worlds.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like romance books

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




The Last Song book The Last Song

Nicholas Sparks
LGE-TYPE SPARKS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a troubled girl who has divorced parents and has to move in with her dad. She ends up meeting a boy named Wil and falls in love with him. She turns her life around and then they find out her dad has cancer.

What did you think: I liked the part when she finally showed how much she cared about her dad.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like romance books

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




Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Juvenile Book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J.K. Rowling
J ROWLING

1 star.

Describe the book: A boy who doesn't have parents moves in with his aunt and uncle. Then he gets into a new school and makes friends. Nicolas Flamel has a rock and Harry wants it to keep it away from professor Snape. Dumbledore wants to keep it away from Quirrell. Harry gets the rock from a mirror and almost dies. Voldemort.

What did you think: There was a lot left to be offered, I don't see it taking off anytime soon. J. K. Rowling is a bit of an amateur when it comes to kids books I think. The plot was sub par. She should look to someone like Twilight author, Stephanie Meyer, for ideas about an exciting plot.

Who would you recommend it to: no one probably

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




Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Juvenile Book Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

J.K. Rowling
J ROWLING

4 stars.

Describe the book: Harry is back at hog warts for his second year, more quidditch, magic, sorcery, and mischief. There are even more characters this time including a house elf named dobby! Back at hogwarts everyone is panicking and scared because somebody has opened the chamber of secrets, it's up to Harry, Ron, and Hermoine have to save the day.

What did you think: I loved this book! I think my favorite part is when Harry goes into the chamber of secrets and fights the huge snake, the way J.K. Rowling describes it keeps you on the edge of your seat. All book you're waiting to find out what's in the chamber, and when you find out it's a ride.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy Fiction lovers!

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




The Lost Hero Teen Book The Lost Hero

Rick Riordan
TEEN RIORDAN

2 stars.

Describe the book: It's another series based on the Percy Jackson series except they add in the Roman Mythology and they add in two more characters named Jason and Elizebeth to the journey to find the wind gods

What did you think: This was a pretty good book but it kinda got boring towards the end

Who would you recommend it to: Greek mythology lovers

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




The Rescue book The Rescue

Nicholas Sparks
FIC SPARKS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Denise and her son Kyle lived in a small town. One stormy night they got in a car crash. Fire fighter, Taylor, finds Denise in her car, but Kyle is missing. Kyle is quiet kid due to a speech disorder. When Taylor is searching, he finds Kyle. Kyle immediately attaches to Taylor. Their relationship begins, but will their trust issues break them apart

What did you think: I loved the connections between the characters. You fall in love with them all and your heart beats for them. It's like you feel their emotions throughout the story.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves romance books

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




If I Stay Teen Book If I Stay

Gayle Forman
TEEN FORMAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: An adolescent girl named Mia gets into a car wreck in which her parents and brother are killed. Spending the entire book going back and forth between memories and reality, Mia must decide whether to fight for survival and her boyfriend or to let go and be with her parents.

What did you think: Emotional. I wanted to cry multiple times. But it was really cute and I liked it a lot.

Who would you recommend it to: people who enjoy crying

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




Legion book Legion

Brandon Sanderson
FIC SANDERS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Surrounded by intellegent hallucinations of his own mind, Stephen Leeds is an genius. But even he is stumped when shown authentic photos of historical events: events that occurred centuries before the cameras development. Caught in an intiguing mystery, his hallucinations might be the only ones who can uncover the truth-if they dont get him killed.

What did you think: Brandon Sanderson, acclaimed fantasy and sci-fi writer, weaves together another incredible story, combining mystery with impossibly futuristic science. Despite the brevity of the story, readers will be infatuated every step of the way, unable to put the fast paced thriller down.

Who would you recommend it to: Lovers of mystery, sci-fi, and Brandon Sanderson.

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




Paper Towns Paper Towns

John Green

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a guy named Quentin also known as Q, goes on an overnight adventure taking revenge on his enemies with the girl of his dreams Margo. But after a fun night out, Margo disappears. Quentin soon then discoverers that Margo had left him clues to go find her.

What did you think: I absolutely loved this book. My favorite part was when Q and Margo went to shave the school bully's eyebrows off.

Who would you recommend it to: Everyone!

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


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