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The distance between us

Kasie west

eBOOK OVERDRI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Caymen Meyers and her mother are on the verge of being homeless, having own only a doll store and abandoned by the rest of their family. Caymen falls for Xander who is rich and famous. She doesn't feel that she's good enough. Her mother tells her to stay away and to be with a band member named Mason. Cayman meets her grandparents that are rich.

What did you think: I really liked the characters and story plot, it was similar to the book called "this is what happy looks like." My favorite part was when Caymen's mother was in the hospital and tells Caymen to call Xander so she could apologize for the things she said about rich people not falling for poor people. After that, Caymen bonds with her grandparents.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, Young adult readers, high schooler

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen

FIC AUSTEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: family circumstances dictate that the Bennett ladies must marry well. Such an opportunity arrives when rich gentlemen appear in the neighboring vicinity. Lizzy Bennett's feelings toward the prideful Mr. Darcy are sarcastic to say the least. Then a surprising turn of events open her eyes to his nobleness. Can she convince her family the same?

What did you think: I really enjoyed reading this novel and seeing the comedy of characters in it. My favorite parts were the exchanges of conversation that Mr. and Mrs. Bennett had- it just made me laugh.

Who would you recommend it to: readers who love good, classic stories.

- T.E. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


Mission Atomic

Sarwat Chadda

J CHADDA

4 stars.

Describe the book: Amy and Dan Cahill are trying to stop the Outcast(an exiled Cahill) from destroying the Cahill family. The Outcast has recreated 3 of the world's worst disasters and is saving a horrible disaster for last. If Amy, Dan, and the rest of the Cahill family kids don't stop him fast, he will launch a nuclear reaction that just may kill them all.

What did you think: It's a very touching book. It has humor, romance, intense action, things like that. I think what I liked most about it was that there's a real connection between the characters and it shows in what they do for each other. they would even give their lives for each other. It has good history lessons woven into a story that really captures interest.

Who would you recommend it to: To anyone who likes action and cliff-hangers.

- M.C. (Grade 8) from Library on Wheels


The Raft

S. A. Bodeen

TEEN BODEEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: 15yo Robie is excited to spend her last few days in Hawaii all by herself. Then, when someone frightens her, she decides to take the plane home. She boards on the plane, though she was not recorded in the paperwork. The plane loses a piece and goes down. Just in time, Max helps her escape into the ocean. On a raft. Can they both survive?

What did you think: I seriously did not put this book down until I finished it. I love how when Robie is in a bad situation, she always consoles herself by thinking of something worse. And then...she GETS worse. There is no food and water. I really liked this book, and it was so intriguing. Bodeen does a wonderful job of showing the true terror of being stranded.

Who would you recommend it to: People who love Adventure/Survival

- A.R. (Grade 10) from Camano Island Library


The Selection

Kiera Cass

TEEN CASS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's about a girl called America Singer participating in a competition to win the heart of Prince Maxon and become the next Queen.

What did you think: My favorite part was when America met Prince Maxon.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like romances.

- A.C. (Grade 8) from Coupeville Library


The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

1 star.

Describe the book: Nick has just moved in next door to the infamous Jay Gatsby. Gatsby throws lavish party's and takes a liking to Nick. But Nick knows everyone's secrets. His cousin Daisy is seeing another man, and her husband is seeing another women. When tempers get hot and someone is killed, the party's go awayt and so do the people.

What did you think: I did not like this book. I thought nothing exciting happened and it did not impress me. It was more of a day in the life sort of book, and I like action books, so this book was sort of flat for me. Though it was historically accurate but I found it dull.

Who would you recommend it to: historic book lovers

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


Second Chance Summer

Morgan Matson

TEEN MATSON

4 stars.

Describe the book: The family finds out that Taylor's dad has cancer and they spend their last summer at a vacation home. Taylor runs into her old best friend, Lucy and ex, Henry. After leaving them for 5 years without an explanation, they did not start close with Taylor. But soon they get closer and Taylor dates Henry and breaks up with him when holding onto her dad

What did you think: I feel it was a great book because I even cried, since te characters' bond are strong. My favorite parts are when Taylor hangs out with Henry because it makes her happy and makes her worries disappear. I also liked the letter that her father wrote for her to love someone because it made her get back with Henry.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, teenage girls, middle school girls

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


Son

Lois Lowry

TEEN LOWRY

3 stars.

Describe the book: The thrilling conclusion to The Giver series. When Claire is assigned birthmother she feels ashamed. But when she gets ready to have birth something goes wrong. Carved. The baby was carved from her. Now she must find her son. She journeys far and wide to find her son, the only thing she really wants in the world.

What did you think: I thought this was a good book. For me it was a quick easy read, but it was well thought out and the characters were great. I thoght the whole series was great, and this was a good way to answer all questions, and conclude it all.

Who would you recommend it to: science-fiction lovers;fantasy-fiction lovers

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

FIC CARD

4 stars.

Describe the book: Young Ender is a genius. Her has been chosen to go to battle school to one day help fight the buggers that have once before attacked earth. As Ender takes classes and plays games he is slowly moved through the ranks. And when is is promoted to Command School he plays war games. But are they really only games?

What did you think: I thought this was a wonderful book. There was action and fighting, love and loss, and everything in between. I loved all of the characters and of course the war games. It was written very well and shows the struggles of a 6 year old who is trying to save the world. Whats not to love?

Who would you recommend it to: Science-fiction lovers

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


A Prince Without a Kingdom

Timothee de Fombelle

TEEN FOMBELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Vango has traveled the world and seen the sights, but that still isn't enough for him. He needs to know about his past. How were his parents? Where did he come from. Who is Carferello? As he roams the world he meets new and old friends, and finally reveals who he really is.

What did you think: I thought this book was great. It had a little bit of everything and is a great read. If you want to read it you might want to read the first book Vango in order to understand the characters and plot. It was a fast paced, high action book I would recommend to anyone.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school kids;anyone

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

2 stars.

Describe the book: Eleanor is new to the school and rides the bus with Park. They do not talk to each other at first, but they find similarities in comics and music. They first find each other weird, but through small conversations they fall for each other. The only people keeping them apart are Eleanor's step dad and Park's ex, Tina.

What did you think: I feel that the romance in this book was not good because I cringed at how shy Eleanor could be and it makes the relationship awkward. I also did not like how insecure Eleanor was about her weight and secretive about her family. My favorite part was when Tina helps Eleanor hide when her step dad looked for her when she hung out with Park too long.

Who would you recommend it to: High school kids, romance lovers

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


A Pocket Full Of Murder

R. J. Anderson

J ANDERSO

4 stars.

Describe the book: Isaveth's father has allegedly murdered Lord Orien. It's up to Isaveth, and her new friend Quiz, to solve the mystery and get her father out of jail. With Quiz's help, they set out to find Lord Orien's real killer. Lies are told, and a unlikely truth slips out.

What did you think: I loved this book! It has a great story line, and some very unexpected plot twists. One of the best mysteries I have read in a while. Definitely worth the read.

Who would you recommend it to: middle schoolers, fantasy/mystery lovers.

- J.S. (Grade 7) from Snohomish Library


The False Prince

Jennifer A. Nielsen

TEEN NIELSEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Four orphans, (along with Sage), are chosen by the mysterious nobleman Connor, to compete for the role of the king's long-lost son. The competition is intense, for whoever loses, will die. More and more secrets are revealed and tension rises to a breaking point. Who will win? Who will rise to the top?

What did you think: The False Prince is a work of art. It is full of danger, deceit, dangerous truths, and bold adventure. Loved the ending, it was totally unexpected.

Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids; fantasy lovers.

- J.S. (Grade 7) from Snohomish Library


Th1rteen R3asons Why

Jay Asher

TEEN ASHER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a set of cassette tapes. Each tape is double sided. These tapes were made by a girl named Hannah Baker, who had killed herself earlier that year. Each side of the tapes has one persons name and why they caused her suicide. As Clay goes through the tapes he realized all that could have been done to prevent this

What did you think: I thought that this book was extremely well done and it read incredibly fast for 245 pages. It was extremely eye-opening. It was eerie and devastating yet at the same time beautiful. The part of the book I enjoyed the most was when he listened to his tape. I would elaborate more but I don't want to give any spoilers.

Who would you recommend it to: This book should be read by everyone.

- C.D. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library


Since you've been gone

Morgan matson

TEEN MATSON

4 stars.

Describe the book: Emily finds her best friend, Sloane, missing and all that is left is a list of things to do during the summer. The list has things that Emily is scared to do. Frank helps her complete each task and they get closer, but he has a girlfriend. She makes new friends, but they turn against her when she kisses him. In the end she finds her best friend.

What did you think: I liked this book because it was nicely written, realistic characters, and the connection between the characters was strong. My favorite part was when Frank drove Emily to South Carolina because she reunites with Sloane and tells her everything that had happened when she wasn't there. Sloane also confesses why she had to move without telling Emily.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, high school kids, girls,

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


I've Got Your Number

Sophie Kinsella

FIC KINSELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Poppy Wyatt loses her ring. The ring happens to be a heir ring and has been passed down for ages. Poppy even lose her phone in the process and conveniently another phone happens to be in the trash. The phone is a company phone belonging to Sam Roxton. She exchanges emails and text messages meanwhile she is still missing her ring.

What did you think: This book is very fun to read and it is a quick read. I also like the relationship between Sam and Poppy. My favorite parts are the text messages because they were very entertaining to read and I could feel the connection between the two main characters.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who wants something cute and a good laugh!

- A.N. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library


Hattie Big Sky

Kirby Larson

TEEN LARSON

4 stars.

Describe the book: Hattie Brooks acquires a homestead in Montana from her uncle and has to prove it up in 10 months or else she will lose the land.

What did you think: It was a very exciting book. Kirby writes of the old pioneer days in a modern, new way, inviting the reader back to Montana in the early 1900s. Hattie is a lovable character and the story touches nicely on an array of different subjects, like Spanish Influenza, handling farm animals alone, and the terrors of WWI.

Who would you recommend it to: highschoolers, people interested in history

- B.J. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


With Malice

Eileen Cook

TEEN COOK

2 stars.

Describe the book: A 18 year old girl wakes up in a hospital and doesn't remember the last 6 weeks. She is told that she and her best friend were on a school trip in Italy and were in a car wreck. Her friend, Simone, died and the main character, Jill, is left to pick up the pieces of a impeding legal case.

What did you think: It was a quick read. The writing wasn't complex so you could read it in a couple of days. The character was kind of hard to like because of the choices she made and how she treated the hospital staff. Overall, it wasn't my favorite book, but I bet others may like it if they have different tastes than me.

Who would you recommend it to: People who say they like legal issues.

- B.J. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


This is what happy looks like

Jennifer E. Smith

TEEN SMITH

4 stars.

Describe the book: A famous actor, Graham, accidentally emails Ellie and through the messages they fall in love. Graham travels from L.A. to her little town in Maine to act and meet her. They fall for each other and he makes an effort to see her often, they can't be separated. The only problem is the paparazzi takes many pictures of them and finds Ellie's name.

What did you think: I liked the writing and quick pace in the book. The romance was good because of his attentiveness to see her often. My favorite part was when the paparazzi discovers her name and that they are together because afterwards, they don't mind being seen together. They see each other and show as much affection as they like afterwards.

Who would you recommend it to: High school kids, romance lovers, quick reads

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


The Giver

Lois Lowry

TEEN LOWRY

4 stars.

Describe the book: Jonas receives the honored job of Receiver of Memory. During his training, Jonas learns of life before his communities and Sameness.

What did you think: This book made me think; it had a broader lesson contained than just a future world action story. The way it was written reminds me of "The boy in the striped pajamas" and "Animal farm." The author incorporates a lesson into a story that reminds you of certain aspects of life and our choices. Excellent read! Would recommend for everyone.

Who would you recommend it to: All ages above 12.

- B.J. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

TEEN CLARE

4 stars.

Describe the book: Clockwork Prince is about a young woman named Tessa who has found her place amongst the world of Shadowhunters. However there is a man, known as the Magister, who is relentless in his pursuit of Tessa. She is also the object of two young men's affection. Jem, who is afflicted with a deadly addiction and Will, who has a tragic history.

What did you think: I fell in love with this book, with the characters, with the plot. I couldn't put it down! My favourite parts were those between Tessa and Jem

Who would you recommend it to: People who like adventure and Victorian Romance

- M.J. (Grade 9) from Oak Harbor Library


Me before you

Jojo moyes

FIC MOYES

2 stars.

Describe the book: Lou Clark used to work at a tea shop before it closes down. She takes a position to take care of a Will Traynor who sits in a wheelchair From a motercycle accident. She slowly falls in love with him after going through a break up with her athetic boyfriend, Patrick. Will plans to die in 6 months and she wants to change his mind by going on trips.

What did you think: I feel that the book was rather too detailed in my taste and slow paced. My favorite part was when she and Will steals the spotlight in Will's ex wedding when she was dancing with Will. She sat on his lap and he spun her around on his wheelchair. There was a lot of chemistry and everyone was amazed by them.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, high schoolers, fast readers

- V.V. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


Paper Towns

John Green

TEEN GREEN

1 star.

Describe the book: MR. GREEN LEADS THE READER TO BELIEVE SOMETHING GREAT HAPPENS BUT IT'S ALL A LIE. I'M VERY DISAPOINTED IN THIS BOOK... (I still love Mr. Green..)

What did you think: P*SSED.

Who would you recommend it to: boring people

- B.C. (Grade 12) from Darrington Library


The Conspiracy of Us

Maggie Hall

TEEN HALL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Avery sneaks out for prom when she has to move soon. Then leaves with Stellen to see her dad in Paris. In Paris, Avery learns of the Circle, a society controlling the world, and her father is one of the leaders. Avery is told of a prophecy, telling that she will destroy the Cirle's enemies. Making Avery a target, with the power to change the world.

What did you think: This is my favorite book of all time. My favorite part was when Avery is almost killed in Prada while dress shopping, but is saved by the boy she likes named Jack and his friend Luc. Also, when Avery is almost forced to marry Luc because the Dauphin family wanted to rule the Circle but escapes with Jack to find some way to save Fitz from the Order.

Who would you recommend it to: For those who like YA novels,mystery, and romance.

- K.T. (Grade 8) from Marysville Library


A Court Of Mist And Fury

Sarah J. Maas

TEEN MAAS

4 stars.

Describe the book: This time Feyre is in the Night Court with Rhysand, high lord of the Night Court, and learns how to control the anxiety that she has from saving Tamlin's, lord of the Summer Court, people. While she's there she learns things about the Night Court, it's people, and Rhysland. Then she learns some new things about herself that will shape her life.

What did you think: This book would bring an emotional pull from anyone, but until you get to the end I don't think you really know how you will feel about what is going on. I think my favorite part was when Freye decided who she needed to be with and that she would do anything to save his and her people.

Who would you recommend it to: action, adventure or Romance lovers. Even all 3!

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


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