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The Iron King

Julie Kagawa

TEEN KAGAWA

4 stars.

Describe the book: Megan Chase is a "normal" 16 year old girl. She lives with her mom, stepdad and half brother. Her bestfriend, Robbie Goodfell has always been there for her. He starts to become overprotective when strange things start happening. Creatures show up in the computer lab, brothers turn into little wild creatures and a figure starts stalking her.

What did you think: The plot was well planned out. The characters were amazing. My favorite part had to be when Megan faced the Iron King. She was brave and fought for Ash. I honestly thought Megan wasn't going to make it but when she fought the iron King by herself, I was astonished.

Who would you recommend it to: fantasy lovers, 6-8th graders, romance lovers.

- A.K. (Grade 7) from Lynnwood Library


Front Lines

Michael Grant

TEEN GRANT

4 stars.

Describe the book: Front Lines is an alternate history of WWII in which women were a part of the draft and eligible to serve in the armed forces. The three main characters whose story it follows are Rio Richlin, Frangie Marr and Rainy Schulterman. As the girls go through training, they figure out what their strengths are and how the can help their country using them.

What did you think: I loved how each character was portrayed in a distinctly different, yet realistic way that allowed for me to envision how they would act and feel. My favorite parts were when the girls showed their true inner strength by standing up to their male opposers who thought they were incompetent because they were female.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy learning about WWII.

- G.L. (Grade 6) from Mill Creek Library


The Colossus Rises

Peter Lerangis

J LERANGI

4 stars.

Describe the book: This is about a boy named Jack and the friends he meets, Cas, Aly, and Marco, and how they learn about something in the past that effects them in different ways. It is an exciting adventure.

What did you think: I loved this book because it makes you believe something then turns it on you and suddenly everything is different.

Who would you recommend it to: people who like fiction and adventure.

- G.R. (Grade 8) from Snohomish Library


Parrot in the Oven

Victor Martinez

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4 stars.

Describe the book: parrot in the oven is a novel about young boy manny. manny comes from a family of 6, all og them live in a small low income neighborhood where the only way to be respected is to be a part of the local gang. he starts out being nervous scared boy

What did you think: i thought parrot in the oven was a spectacular book with a gripping story. it held my attention the entire time and i think everybody could find something to learn from reading this book. it definitely deserves the Pura Belpre Award

Who would you recommend it to: kids who enjoy thrilling, funny, or scaring books

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


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain

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4 stars.

Describe the book: A very mischievous boy, Tom Sawyer, lives with his Aunt Polly and brother, Sid. Told in St. Pittsburgh, Missouri, Tom gets in a lot of trouble. In the beginning, he plays hooky from school and is told to whitewash a fence. But of course, Tom being mischievous, he tricks other kids into doing it. With his luring trades and tricking words.

What did you think: I really enjoyed reading this book, kept me wondering, "what will this boy do next?"

Who would you recommend it to: High school kids who want an adventure.

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


Hamlet

William Shakespeare

822.33 SHAKESP

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the beginning prince hamlet is told by his father’s ghost to avenge his death which was caused by none other than his father’s brother Claudius who soon after the king’s death married the queen. Hamlet vows to avenge his father’s death which leads him to become obsessed with it to the point of borderline madness.

What did you think: Overall, i enjoyed the dialogue and poetry of hamlet, i didn’t really like the plot or how the book ended. I would recommend this book to other teens only for the literary greatness of the book. I greatly enjoyed the internal fight that hamlet had with himself when he saw his uncle at his father’s grave and decided not to kill him yet.

Who would you recommend it to: to highschool students who like tragedies

- E.G. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


if i stay

gayle forman

TEEN FORMAN

3 stars.

Describe the book: it was about a girl who was in a car accident and is in a coma and is kinda remembering all about her life

What did you think: i feel like it was a good book, it was descriptive and was easy to understand what was going on, my favorite part was the flashbacks she was having with Adam

Who would you recommend it to: lovers

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


great gastby

F. scott fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

4 stars.

Describe the book: a young man nick carraway moves to new york to learn about the bond business, rents a house in a rich neighborhood. then nick begins to have a relationship with a women he meets later in the summer nick discovers the gasbys parties and he wonders about his strange neighbors

What did you think: i felt this book was as good as people have told you the plot is great and it keeps a reader engaged my favorite part is when nick meets the women he falls in love with

Who would you recommend it to: high schoolers

- k.l. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


The Scorch Trials

James Dashner

TEEN DASHNER

4 stars.

Describe the book: A group of boys who had originally been in the glade escape and are rescued by a mysterious group who take them to a safe haven where they learn they were put into the maze for science purposes to save the world from a deadly virus. But these teens realize that the real enemies aren't cranks (infected people)

What did you think: My favorite part was when they are walking through the desert city and meet the rebellion groups

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy apocalypse scyfy movies

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


The outsiders

S. E. Hinton

TEEN HINTON

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book had a very good plot involving pony boy and the greasers against the rich people./ It also brought some powerful quotes in it as well.

What did you think: I feel like this book took me out of the comfort zone and made me see what life is like when most of your life is in the streets. When Johnny went and sacrificed his life for other people.

Who would you recommend it to: Novel based

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


Fight Club

Chuck Palahniuk

FIC PALAHNI

4 stars.

Describe the book: It is about a man with insomnia who is faced with a character named Tyler Durban. Tyler is exactly what the character isn't, in other terms, his opposite. Therefore, he influences the character to do reckless things.

What did you think: It is a very good book. It can be confusing at times, but when it comes together, it all makes sense. My favorite part is when you find out who Tyler really is.

Who would you recommend it to: People who love violence

- B.O. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library


Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

3 stars.

Describe the book: Eighteen year old Aurora sky is finishing up high school and has her life planned out, but there's some complications in her life's plan all because her blood type is very special.

What did you think: The book is great, there were some parts where you're not sure who is on which side. My favourite part was when Aurora learned who she was and what she got to do. Very entertaining.

Who would you recommend it to: Vampire- lovers, fiction fans.

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

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A Child Called It

Dave Pelzer

362.7609 PELZER

4 stars.

Describe the book: In this book by Dave Pelzer there is a small child and he is growing up in a house living with his mom, dad, and three brothers. The abuse he suffers from his mother is disgusting. It shows how he get so awfully beaten and still goes to school, still tries to make his mom proud. His family ignores it, and him, which only makes it worse for him.

What did you think: This book in my opinion was really good. It was greatly written and shows his views and thoughts on everything going on, as well as his family's views. My favorite part was when he would go against his mother and try to get her to realize how wrong she was for doing such disgusting things to her own son for barely doing anything wrong.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this book to anybody.

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


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J. K. Rowling

J ROWLING

4 stars.

Describe the book: the book follows harry through his second year in hogwarts series of messages on the walls of the school's corridors that tells about the chamber and its opening and they kept finding petrified classmates they eventually go to where this chamber is located and slay the beast that is doing this to the poor kids

What did you think: the book was very suspenseful i loved how descriptive the book was when it was describing the big snake thing at the end of the book and how mean certain people where

Who would you recommend it to: sci fi kinda mystery fiction

- T.F. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library


Ronaldo -The Obsession For Perfection

Luca Caioli

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's an autobiography, they just talk about his career as a pro soccer player, and al of his achievements and his early years in life going into a professional soccer player.

What did you think: My favorite parts was that it is updated all the way to 2016 and that it talks about all of his most recent achievements and I felt okay about this book because messi is my favorite player and this book was about Ronaldo

Who would you recommend it to: Sports lovers

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

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Neymar – The Unstoppable Rise of Barcelona's Brazilian Superstar

Luca Caioli

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is a biography about the Barcelona soccer play on how he started out as a young boy to how he became the superstar that he is now.

What did you think: My favorite part about the book was learning about how his lifestyle was when he was younger because the lifestyle he lived back then was a completely different one than what he would be having right now.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy biography, soccer

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

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Paper Towns

John Green

TEEN GREEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: What the book is mainly about is that "lost" feeling. Margo gives off a certain image, everyone thinks they know her but in reality she's pretty fed up with her life. This creates mystery throughout the book as she eventually runs away. Her childhood friend Quentin searches for her with the help of clues she had left for him.

What did you think: I feel like this is a great book to read as a teenager because at one point we may have all felt lost. A lot of people know of us but do they really know us all that well? This book shows this in a fun way because it begins to get adventurous when looking for Margo. My favorite part is when Quentin & Margo realize that they idealized one another

Who would you recommend it to: teens

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


untamed

p.c. cast + kristin cast

TEEN CAST

3 stars.

Describe the book: It starts off with how Zoey's friends are all pissed at her for hinding the fact that Stevie-Ray is still alive. Also she ends up going from 3 boyfriends to none Erik is pissed at her, Heath left because their imprint broke, and Loren got killed and the only person she can really talk to at the moment is Aphrodite.

What did you think: It was pretty good, one of my favorite parts was when Zoey and Aphrodite were talking with Zoey's grandma about an old Cherokee story about and angel Kalona

Who would you recommend it to: Mystery book

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


The 100

Kass Morgan

TEEN MORGAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: 100 teenage prisoners are sent down to Earth from the space station the remainder of humanity lives on after a nuclear war devastated the Earth and killed 80% of the population. The book follows their fight for survival against the elements, each other, and the savage clan of humans that already inhabit earth

What did you think: I really like the depth of each character, how they were each developed and given backstories.

Who would you recommend it to: Teenagers, post-apocalyptic fans.

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


Shadow of the Dragon

Sherry Garland

2 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about Danny Vo. For quite a long time, he has been trying to win the heart of of lovely, Tiffany Marie. In the meantime, his cousin Sang Le comes from years Vietnam to stay with him. Sadly, Sang Le can't learn English so he begins failing most of his classes. So then he joins a gang and Danny must help get him out before it's too late.

What did you think: I thought this book was quite intense, and a little stressful. Yet all the drama in this book makes you want to keep reading to the end of the book, which will really touch your heart.

Who would you recommend it to: People who love dramatic stories

- H.J. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library

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Shadow

Amanda Sun

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4 stars.

Describe the book: The book told more about Katie and Tomohiro's lives before they met each other in the first book "Ink". The back and forth reading between the two lives reveals tragedies, thoughts,dreams and feelings that change our perspective to who they really are making the first book make more since to how they are now.

What did you think: An amazing book, the author was really good at adding detail and expression into the characters making them seem they are really real. My favorite part would be the connection the ultimate bond of Katie and Tomohiro to be together, meant to be together and how they felt when they first saw each other and how perfect their relationship is.

Who would you recommend it to: supernatural romantic

- M.L. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library


Divergent

Veronica Roth

TEEN ROTH

2 stars.

Describe the book: There is a civilization separated into factions. An abnegation girl chooses dauntless for her new faction. She has to undergo lots of tests, until they realize she doesn't belong in one single faction. Also a guy got stabbed in the eye with a butter knife. There is a hot instructor that Tris falls in love with.

What did you think: It had a similar theme to most books these days, wasn't anything special. Good plots but some characters were blah, and the writing style is nearly unbearable.

Who would you recommend it to: 12 year old girls who want adventure and true love

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


Fallen

Lauren Kate

TEEN KATE

4 stars.

Describe the book: he book is about this girl named Luce, she gets sent to Sword & Cross a boarding school. There she meets a boy named Daniel which she cant help but fall in love with. But soon she finds out that he is an angel along with his friends and that they're soulmates, and that their love can get through anything.

What did you think: The whole book was amazing and there was alot of great parts. It was really interesting but some parts could be a little boring. I felt amazed that they went through alot just so they could be together.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it to young adults.

- S.D. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library


Milk and Honey

rupi kaur

811.6 KAUR

4 stars.

Describe the book: Rupi Kaur writes poems about her childhood. The book deals with real-world problems, that are divided into 4 different chapters. It deals with heartbreak and pain.

What did you think: I loved this book. It's a fast read because it's all poetry, but all of her poems had a story and a meaning behind them.

Who would you recommend it to: poetry, teenagers

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


Candy Candy

Kyoko Mizuki

4 stars.

Describe the book: When candy was abandoned in an orfange so was Annie. Annie is adopted and candy goes work with a family that treats her bad she meets Anthonh, but later is adopted by the whiteAndry family and her bf Anthony later dies, shes sent to england to study where she meets Terry her love, but stuggles to be with him after eliza put a trap on them.

What did you think: One of my favorite parts was when Candy Meets Terry back when they had been separated for a long time and they had not seen each other for months

Who would you recommend it to: Manga, romance,drama

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

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