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The Art of Wishing Teen Book The Art of Wishing

4 stars.

Describe the book: Margo's most important goal is landing the lead role in the school production of Sweeney Todd. When the role goes to Vicky, who speaks in monotone, she wonders what went wrong. After a few awkward interactions with Vicky, Margo finds a ring in the school bathroom, which summons Oliver, a genie. Margo must make three wishes before Oliver must run.

What did you think: I'm really not one for more fantasy/paranormal books, but it was actually the description of the sequel that got me interested, so I thought I'd give this two part series a try. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it! It was a mystery as Oliver's reasons he had to leave began to unfold, and there were some twists that took me off guard.

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, paranormal, magical realism, relationships

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library



Lindsay Ribar
TEEN RIBAR
Chasing Brooklyn Teen Book Chasing Brooklyn

3 stars.

Describe the book: Told in verse between two viewpoints; Brooklyn is still torn up about her boyfriend, Lucca, dying one year ago, as is Lucca's brother, Nico. When their classmate Gabe dies the very next New Years, he begins to haunt Brooklyn's dreams, while Nico is haunted both in dreams and reality by Lucca, who keeps telling him he needs to "help Brooklyn".

What did you think: It was a really fast read and only took a couple of hours because of how it was written, but I feel like there were a lot of things left unexplained. I don't get how the hauntings between Lucca and Gabe were happening in reality without explanation of it. Brooklyn's family situation was left in the dark, too, despite it being mentioned a lot.

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, death, relationships, friendships, ghosts

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library



Lisa Schroeder
TEEN SCHROED
The Fourth Wish Teen Book The Fourth Wish

4 stars.

Describe the book: Taking off directly where the first book (The Art of Wishing) ends, Margo has become a genie from making her fourth wish to save Oliver. With these new powers, she must learn how her new found magic works. She begins to learn how to shapeshift to whatever forms she'd like, and navigate the Between, and of course, the gamble of granting wishes.

What did you think: I loved this book even more than the sequel; I was driven to the end quickly because I really wasn't sure what she was going to end up deciding with herself; accept her genie life, or keep attempting to live as human with much difficulty? One of my favorite parts was when she shifts into an altered Enrique Iglesias for her friend, Naomi.

Who would you recommend it to: gr8+, magical realism, relationships, lgbtq

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library



Lindsay Ribar
TEEN RIBAR
Take a Bow Teen Book Take a Bow

3 stars.

Describe the book: Four teenagers are navigating their senior year at their prestigious high school for creative and performing arts. Emme is a talented songwriter, but always lets Sophie use her songs to preform with... despite that Sophie is using her. Carter is a former child star. Ethan is a musical genius that must learn to control himself.

What did you think: My favorite characters were Emme and Carter. However, the most interesting point of view to read for me was Sophie; it showed how manipulative she truly was, but before you get to her chapters, you can't tell if she's truly innocent or not. Ethan didn't do much except annoy me.. his unfortunate acts weren't even worth pitying him for.

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, high school, relationships, friendship

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library



Elizabeth Eulberg
TEEN EULBERG
Landline book Landline

3 stars.

Describe the book: Georgie and Neal are both married and they have two young daughters. But when they plan to go to Omaha to visit Neal's mom on Christmas, Georgie can't go because she has a chance of writing her own show. She doesn't expect Neal to leave without her, but he does. Can Georgie fix their relationship, even with her magic yellow landline to guide her?

What did you think: This book is really great! Although, i thought it was very confusing to keep track of because it kept going back and forth from present to past. The concept of the magic yellow landline was hard to understand, too. My favorite part was when Seth tells Georgie that he loves her :) And also when Georgie comes to surprise Neal on Christmas in Omaha.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, middle school kids.

- H.S. (Grade 9) from Edmonds Library



Rainbow Rowell
FIC ROWELL
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Juvenile Book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

4 stars.

Describe the book: This mystery is about Claudia who feels mistreated at home and runs away with her brother to the amazing Metropolitan museum. Their adventures start once they are settled in and they find themselves trying to solve a mystery relating to a statue. This takes them to Mrs. Frankweiler. Can she help them?

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book and I kept trying to solve the mystery along with te children. My favorite part was when the secret was revealed. I learnt about many artists that I'd never heard about. I loved the fact that they ran away to such an amazing place.

Who would you recommend it to: Late elementary school and early middle school.

- L.M. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library



Elaine Lobl Konigsburg
J KONIGSB
Unremembered Teen Book Unremembered

4 stars.

Describe the book: When Sera wakes up in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by the remains of an awful plane crash, she doesn't remember anything. She doesn't know her name, how old she is, she what she looks like, and there are a million other things that she doesn't know. With the help of a strange boy who seems to know her she pieces together her past.

What did you think: This book was really special for my because I won the copy that I own from a writing contest that I did. The story was engaging, and the writing was beautiful--especially when describing all the new things that Sera experienced that we all take for granted (like grilled cheese sandwiches). This book was really great, and I loved reading it

Who would you recommend it to: Fans of sci-fi, true love, memory loss themes.

- V.E. (Grade 10) from Edmonds Library



Jessica Brody
TEEN BRODY
Because of Winn-Dixie Juvenile Book Because of Winn-Dixie

3 stars.

Describe the book: This award winner is about a girl called Opal who moves to a town where she befriends a dog causing havoc in a local shop. Although the dog is not hers she claims it as hers. Their relationship allows her to make more friends and we see her confidence build. These new friends become very important in helping her find answers to important questions.

What did you think: This was a good quick read. I liked the part where Opal is trying to find out about her mother but this did not go much further. I would have liked to know more. Instead the story drifts away from the mother to the friends. Even so I still enjoyed it.

Who would you recommend it to: Elementary and lower middle school kids.

- L.M. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library



Kate DiCamillo
J DICAMIL
The Gypsy Moon book The Gypsy Moon

4 stars.

Describe the book: Gabby Winslow distraught over the loss of her parents and has built a wall around herself where men are concerned. While joining a underground operation to get Jews out of Nazi control she meets Dai, a British agent sent to get her uncle, who is an important scientist under Hitlers control, out of Germany. The two join forces and get them out alive

What did you think: I liked the book. I have always enjoyed books that were set during World War II. My favorite part is probably seeing how Gabby and Dai's relationship change during the whole of the book.

Who would you recommend it to: to historical fiction lovers of all ages

- D.D. (Grade 10) from Edmonds Library



Gilbert Morris
FIC MORRIS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Teen Book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

4 stars.

Describe the book: This, the final book in the Harry Potter series sees an older and wiser Harry and his friends going on a quest in search of magical objects that they hope will destroy the villain Voldemort.The story takes Harry on a journey where he learns more about his family and others surrounding him and to a final showdown with Voldemort. Can he survive?

What did you think: This is by far my favorite book in the Harry Potter series even though it is darker and evil is everywhere. I loved its fast pace and the suspense right to the end. You keep wondering whether Harry and his friends will kill Voldemort before he destroys everyone. I seriously could not put this book down. The battle at the end is my favorite part.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school to high school.

- L.M. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library



J. K. Rowling
TEEN ROWLING
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