The Old Man and The Sea
Describe the book: The book the old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway is about an old man named Santiago who makes a living off of fishing in gulf of mexico. He hasn't caught a fish in 84 days so now he is going for the big catch.
What did you think: I really enjoyed this simplistic and meaningful story, I love all Ernest Hemingway books and find that this story has a much deeper meaning than most people would think. I love the way this book ends, but I do not want to spoil it.
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids and older.
- A.N. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Thirteen Reasons Why
Describe the book: A boy named clay comes home from school to find a box with thirteen cassette tapes. He found that they were from his crush hannah. Hannah committed suicide two weeks earlier. The Tapes include thirteen reasons why she killed herself.
What did you think: I liked the book it was interesting and intriguing just like other suicide books out their. My favorite part was when clay came home and found the box unexpectedly.
Who would you recommend it to: teens
- B.H. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Eleanor and Park
Describe the book: Eleanor, a girl with crazy red hair, lives a hard existance with her family at home, then she meets Park, and they have a whirlwind romance. It is a very weird one thouhg, and this book is about their ups and downs as they expirience young love.
What did you think: I loved watching this story unfold. Every page had me in awe, and I was in tears by the end. Rainbow does such a fabulous job of portyaying these adorable star crossed romance. The characters arent prefect, which makes the story relateable.
Who would you recommend it to: Teens, lovers, people who need a good cry.
- K.S. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Star Wars the old republic: Revan
Describe the book: The story is mostly about how Revan is recovering from memory loss from the Mandalorian wars, and he finds out more about his past as he goes on. He discovers an enemy more powerful than anything he has faced before, and with most of his past lost, he is forced to team up with someone who knows more about Revan's enemy; a Sith named Lord Scourge.
What did you think: This is easily one of the best Star Wars books I have ever read. I like the whole storyline, and one of my favorite parts was when Revan teamed up with one of his enemies, Lord Scourge, along with his mercenary friend Canderous, and a Jedi friend named Meetra. It's mostly an intense, action-packed book, but the ending is really sad.
Who would you recommend it to: Any hardcore Star Wars fans from 15 to 25 yrs old.
- C.P. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library
The Fault In Our Stars
Describe the book: Hazel, a 16 year old girl with terminal cancer meets a boy named Augustus at a cancer support group and despite both their cancers (although Augustus beats his cancer) and going through many difficulties, they fall in love.
What did you think: I absolutely loved this book! It was very emotional and it just made me happy and sad at the same time. My favorite part of the book was when they were having dinner in Amsterdam because they both got to meet their favorite author even though he was a jerk.
Who would you recommend it to: All girls. Maybe the emotional guys too.
- S.F. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
The Time Machine
Describe the book: The Time Traveller, a Victorian scientist, builds a Time Machine based on his theory that time is the 4th dimension. Using his invention, he is rocketed to the year 802,701 AD. He discovers humanity has evolved into two completely different races. We read as our hero flees from the future, realizing our deepest hopes alongside our darkest fears.
What did you think: H.G. Wells practically invented science fiction with this book. He coined the term 'Time Machine' and was the first to introduce the concept of moving through time, rather than physical space. This book was a pioneer in the genre and will spark imagination for generations to come.
Who would you recommend it to: FANS OF SCIENCE FICTION/READERS WHO LOVE TO THINK
- Z.D. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Lightning Thief
Describe the book: Percy Jackson is half human, half god. He discovers this by going to a camp that is made for half humans half gods. His father is Poseidon. Zeus, leader of all gods thinks he has stolen his lightning bolt and must return it to Olympus on a deadline. Percy must face many gods and obstacles and even goes to the underworld.
What did you think: Overall this was a great book and very well written. One of my favorite parts was when Percy makes it to Olympus and the gods are all a couple hundred feet tall, and Percy finally meets his father.
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids; science fiction
- R.M. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Walter Dean Myers
Describe the book: Steven Harmon is a young guy who was framed for a crime he did not commit. He is locked up and facing a multiple court appearances to finalize the homicide case. Family and friends are there to give support along with his lawyer his mother hired.
What did you think: Loved it. It's written in Scripture format. So the name of the character is announced above the dialogue.
Who would you recommend it to: Individuals who love crime/drama and a great story
- T.T. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
The Extra Ordinary Case Of Emma Bauer
Describe the book: In the beginning two people go into an abandoned insane asylum and they find a journal of the doctor who worked there. The story starts when they start reading it, the doctor turns out to be taking care of a patient named Emma but it doesn't make sense why shes there because she's so nice and very well mannered.... Or so he thought.
What did you think: I really liked the thrilling parts where things go wrong and it makes you super curious and kinda freak out because you're waiting to see what happens next
Who would you recommend it to: mystery, thriller,creepy
- b.e. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library
Describe the book: Seventeen year old Bianca piper she doesn't think positive about her self but when she does get the positive energy it's from Wesley rush the biggest man whore of the school but once he gives her the name DUFF she's contemplating and not to meantion her home life isn't the greatest and Wesley and her become engines with benefits
What did you think: I thought it was an amazing book and my favorite part is that when Wesley ended up hitting Bianca's father and takes her back to his place to talk about family problems.
Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy non-fiction
- K.M. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library