Connect with
us here, too:


Teen Book Reviews

Write Your Own Book Review

All Recommendations - Printable PDF  

FEATURED LISTS: Book Reviews By Local Teens

You're viewing 21- 45 of 331. << Previous | Next >>
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


This item is on order. You can place a hold and when item becomes available, you will be contacted.

Jedi Search book Jedi Search

Kevin J. Anderson
FIC ANDERSO

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book takes place approximately 5 years after where the "Return of the Jedi" took place. Han Solo and his friend Chewbacca the Wookie go on a diplomatic mission to rally others to join the rebels, while His new brother in law Luke Skywalker goes on a quest to bring back the Jedi Order. But then Han is captured and Luke has to find him...

What did you think: I think it was pretty good I like the part where when Han is captured he finds a small army of Imperials with a ship that holds a more deadly weapon than the Death Star. It kind of gives you the feeling of that Han and Chewbacca are in danger but don't seem to be getting much luck in escaping while Luke is trying to find them and other Jedi.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this to all sci-fi and starwars lovers

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




Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare

darren shan

4 stars.

Describe the book: Darren shan lives a ordinary life intill he meats the vampire Larten crepsly and becomes a vampires asistent and has to leave everything behind.

What did you think: I love this book one of my favorite parts is when Darren shan steals Larten crepslys spider Madame octa.

Who would you recommend it to: people who like vampire books.

- w.r. (Grade 6) from Stanwood Library



Will Grayson, Will Grayson Teen Book Will Grayson, Will Grayson

John Green & David Levithan
TEEN GREEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: In Chicago, two boys by the name of Will Grayson meet in a shop one night. While they both live completely separate lifestyles, a friend named Tiny becomes the other Will's partner slowly brings them together. Through a musical Tiny is composing, the two Wills learn more about themselves and their friends on the journey to make the show a reality.

What did you think: I really liked this book and comparing the two different Wills. I really liked David Levithan's version of Will because he was extremely complex and humorous. In addition, I liked seeing the way all the relationships came together in the end.

Who would you recommend it to: humorous realistic fiction lovers

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




A Little Something Different Teen Book A Little Something Different

Sandy Hall
TEEN HALL

4 stars.

Describe the book: "A Little Something Different" takes you on an adventure from fourteen different viewpoints. Lea and Gabe (The two main characters of the book), are clearly meant for eachother, as seen by the fourteen people around them. From the college campus to the diner, their love and understanding for eachother prospers as the pages of the book pass.

What did you think: This was honestly one of the best books I've ever read. I liked reading this book not only because of its magnificent plot, but also because of its calm flow from viewpoints. This book also didn't have much action and adventure in the plot, and I thought that it was very unique because of that. The fourteen viewpoints truly enhance the book

Who would you recommend it to: High school students who enjoy romantic novels.

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




The Hunger Games Teen Book The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

3 stars.

Describe the book: The book follows 16 year old Katniss Everdeen a girl who is from district 12. Katniss participates in the 74th Hunger games because she did not want her younger sister Primrose to be involved. The other contestant from district 12 is Peeta Mellark. They are mentored by a former champion named Haymitch. The book follows the 3 on their journey.

What did you think: I did not enjoy the book until the later chapters in which there was actually some action developing. By action I mean when the Hunger Games actually begin. Once the games begin I find the whole rest of the book just magnificent. I loved the way they described the fight scenes, and also explained what went through the minds of contestants.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy a action packed novel

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




The chocolate touch Juvenile Book The chocolate touch

Patrick Skene Catling
J CATLING

3 stars.

Describe the book: The book was about a young boy named John Midas. John loves chocolate and one day he was walking and he found a interesting coin with his initials on it. He uses the coin to buy chocolate a at a mysterious candy shop that eventually disappears. He can make anything he puts in his mouth turns into chocolate.

What did you think: I felt the book was funny and made me think of my old childhood. I love chocolate and reading about a book about chocolate makes me want chocolate everytime I read it but even though he gets tired of chocolate I won't ever! Beware that the book has some emotional points in the book like when he gets out of hand and makes his mom into chocolate.

Who would you recommend it to: Chocolate lovers!

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




Paper Towns Teen Book Paper Towns

John Green
TEEN GREEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Quentin Jacobsen grew up next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo is beautiful, intelligent, but above all she is mysterious. One night, Margo climbs through Q's window, summoning him for a night of adventure. And all through the night, Quentin believes his life is changed. But suddenly Margo goes missing and Quentin is determined to find her.

What did you think: This book was fun all around fun to read. it affected all of my emotions and brought out laughter and tears. it is a great book. The humor and seriousness all wrap up into one to create a beautiful mystery.

Who would you recommend it to: anyone and everyone

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




The Deal The Deal

Elle Kennedy

4 stars.

Describe the book: Hannah Wells is the only student to ace her Philosophical Ethics final and it just so happens that college bad-boy and all-star hockey player,Garrett Graham, needs to pass the final to play in his next game. Hannah reluctantly agrees to tutor Garrett if he can get her noticed by Justin Kohl, but things are never that simple when love's involved.

What did you think: I absolutely loved the book. Kennedy's writing flowed smoothly and the dual POV enhanced the feel of the story. Every character in the book was lovable and at times had me laughing out loud. My favorite scenes where when Garrett and Hannah would engage in their witty combat.

Who would you recommend it to: romantic-comedy lovers, new adult lovers,

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



Mockingjay Teen Book Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

2 stars.

Describe the book: It was after Katniss' second time in the Hunger Games, where district 12 was among ruins and whoever came out alive was hidden in District 13. This also talks about where Peeta and a few others were taken, and how Katniss got them back, with some minor setbacks. (I say minor with so much sarcasm)

What did you think: I give it two stars only because the first half dragged on way too much, the second half was much more enjoyable. Overall this would be my least favorite Hunger Games book, but it most definitely wasnt a bad book. I just didnt seem to enjoy the plot line as much as the other two.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who reads the Hunger Games series

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




My Life Next Door Teen Book My Life Next Door

Huntley Fitzpatrick
TEEN FITZPAT

4 stars.

Describe the book: Samantha Reed has always had a controlled life. Her mother is the state senator, and lives out her role at home. But after years of watching the chaos that occurs at the Garrett house, Samantha wishes her life wasn't so controlled. And when Jase Garrett climbs into her bedroom window one summer night, Samantha knows her wish is about to come true.

What did you think: This book is one of the best YA novels I have read in a long time. Huntley Fitzpatrick is a master at intricately weaving together romance, family, and the ugly truth about living in the real world, while still making the book interesting. Samantha makes choices that any "real" teenager in her situation would make, which is what made her relatable.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves a good summer romance.

- r.s. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library




You're viewing 21- 45 of 331. << Previous | Next >>

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
- Ray Bradbury


Sno-Isle Libraries Administrative & Service Center, 7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271-7417
360-651-7000 (local) • 877-766-4753 (toll free) • 360-651-7151 (fax)

©2015 Sno-Isle Libraries