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The Thief Lord Juvenile Book The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke
J FUNKE

3 stars.

Describe the book: The Thief Lord is a story of two children who ran away to the streets of Venice and are being supported by a young boy who calls himself the thief lord. The children take a job to steal an item and find out that the thief is rich and steals from his father and they find out they are stealing a part for a magical carousel that changes your age.

What did you think: I really like this book for its well developed characters and how it shows the struggles of both the rich and the poor. My favorite part is when you find out that Scipio(the thief lord) is a rich boy trying to get out of his pampered life and the children reject him, but he still follows them because they are his true friends and he cant leave them

Who would you recommend it to: science-fiction lovers

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



Deadpool minibus Deadpool minibus

Dalibor Talajic

4 stars.

Describe the book: Deadpool is unique because he knows he's in a book. Until now he's no motive to do anything of it. So sick of being controlled he sets to kill the idea of heros. In this quest he causes many other Deadpools to awaken,one rebels and kills him after he killed the other Deadpools. But soon after he finds out that its all in his head tearing himself apart.

What did you think: This is one of my favorite books because it is different from every other book I have read. Every character in the book is another part of his personality,some are pretty and some not so much. But in the end he sacrifices both the good and the bad to clean his sleight of life and start over. Showing the internal conflict of good and evil. I love it

Who would you recommend it to: critical thinkers and science-fiction lovers

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


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Steelheart Teen Book Steelheart

Brandon Sanderson
TEEN SANDERS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It is about a world where heroes come true but those heroes turn bad and become villains. A world where they are called Epics and they take over the world. One teen joins a rebellion after the most powerful Epic of them all kills his father.

What did you think: I loved this book and to me the whole book was great yet if i had to pick one i would have to pick when the boy, David, are in the bank when an Epic come to rob the place. He has the power to kill anyone with a point of his finger, literally. While another Epic thwarts him and then goes against the civilians and destroys them all. never trust.

Who would you recommend it to: Action-lovers and High school kids

- A.C. (Grade 9) from Library on Wheels



Pretty Little Liars Teen Book Pretty Little Liars

Sara Shepard
TEEN SHEPARD

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a girl named Alison who goes missing and her 4 best friends get stalked by A who knows all their secrets and makes them do things

What did you think: I like this book because you can't find out who A is until the end of the series

Who would you recommend it to: People who like mystery

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



No Attachments book No Attachments

Tiffany King
FIC KING

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a reporter(Nathan) who's trying to track down Ashton but ends up having feelings for her. Ashton also ends up getting feelings for him. They decide to date but not get attached since he travels for work. Nathan decides to take a few weeks off work to spend time with Ashton and they end doing what they said they weren't going to.

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book, I'm not a huge fan of reading, but while reading this book I could barely put it down. My favorite part of this book is when Nathan takes Ashton for a evening canoe ride and picnic, which are two things she mentioned were on her bucket list.

Who would you recommend it to: People that like romance and flirting!

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



Sidekicks Teen Book Sidekicks

Jack Ferraiolo
TEEN FERRAIO

4 stars.

Describe the book: A super hero named phantom justice has his own sidekick named bright boy who gets a little to big for his britches, but Phantom Justice wont listen. So Bright Boy who is known as scott Hutchinson begins to rebel against him. But one of there archenemies comes back into the game after a few years of jail time, bringing a new surprise to scott.

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book it included not only action but romance and a little PG-13 content nicely into one book. I have always loved super heroes but i have never seen them like this. It is just amazing to see something I've watched as a kid brought into the teenage world. One of my favorite parts was when he *spoilers*

Who would you recommend it to: Middle School kids

- C.W. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library



If I stay Teen Book If I stay

Gayle Forman
TEEN FORMAN

3 stars.

Describe the book: In the book a girl named Mia gets in a car accident with her family in the car unfortunately none of her family lives. Mia's friends and family all come to visit her and she can see them due to an out of body experience she has. During all this Mia has flashbacks of her boyfriend Adam and her past life in her struggle to decide if she stays or goes

What did you think: It was really good and I liked it my favorite parts where the flashback scenes with Adam.

Who would you recommend it to: Teen romance

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



Gossamer Juvenile Book Gossamer

lois lowary
J LOWRY

3 stars.

Describe the book: Its about these two characters who collect fragments for dreams and can give them to people and animals. One character is called thin elderly and the other is called the littlest. Thin elderly is the littlest's mentor to become a dream giver.

What did you think: My favorite part is probably when this boy named john told a story about another boy to the littlest and thin elderly. He told them this boy was abused and his father made him eat dog food because of the way he acted around the house. In the end the littlest and thin elderly realized he was talking about himself. It made me sad to hear about it.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this book for people who like fiction.

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



Angel Dust Apocalypse Angel Dust Apocalypse

Jeremy Robert Johnson

3 stars.

Describe the book: This short story anthology has a variety of settings, from 15 minutes into the future to post-apocalyptic. Jeremy Robert Johnson explores themes of self-discovery, sacrifice, ethics and the very essence of what makes us human. The characters share senses of longing and incompleteness that they go to extreme measures to quell, with some tragic ends

What did you think: It took me a while to fully acclimate myself to just how off the beaten track this anthology is. Every story is engrossing and completely original. Experimental poetry breaks up traditional narrative style stories to stave off boredom. The author finds a perfect balance of description and prompting imagination. Saturn's Game was especially haunting

Who would you recommend it to: fans of bizarre fiction

- A.I. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Life of Pi book Life of Pi

Yann Martel
FIC MARTEL

4 stars.

Describe the book: A sink ships which carries a family's whole living, their zoo animals and themselves.He fortunately made it off on a raft but.... there was few animals on that raft. He sails across the Atlantic and has to survive and doing that with wild animals on your water craft is not so easy.

What did you think: I love the journey between the tiger and the boy.He had to over come fear and pressure. I really do love the ending most of all when reality kicks in and it was found out.

Who would you recommend it to: Individuals who love fantasy and drama as well.

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



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