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Describe the book: this book is the second in the matched seires. it is about what happens affter cassia moved from the place she has live her whole life.
What did you think: this book has of exitement,new friends, and rebelian.
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids who loved matched
- h.p. (Grade 6) from Arlington Library
Describe the book: in the book I would say what happen was Bella found out Edward and the Cullen's secret and that they are different then other people she just met in forks.
What did you think: I thought is was a good book. my favorite part was when she first saw Edward and the Cullen's
Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids.
- m.d. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library
Lord of the Flies
Describe the book: After their plane crashes on an uninhibited tropical island in World War II, a group of British schoolboys, no older than twelve years old, attempt at society, but as the children slowly turn insane, the society descends into a barbaric anarchy intead.
What did you think: This book is utter genius. This disturbing read conveys the ugly truth about humans: That without authority, we lose our morals and commit unimaginable brutal acts. This book changed my perspective on the human race on a whole, and even myself, as I thought, "What if I was one of these children? Would I be able to kill without thought, like them?"
Who would you recommend it to: Political/Dystopian/Psychological Horror fans
- N.R. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library
Describe the book: Frequently tormented by her peers and abused by her fanatically religious mother, Carrie White is pushed beyond insanity after being horribly pranked at her prom, and ends up horrifically destroying her town and over 409 residents using a rare power she never knew she had.
What did you think: Props to Stephen King; this book is incredibly well-written. This is undoubtedly the most chilling novel I have ever read. The plot is beautifully told through interviews, documentaries, and the story itself. I especially liked that nobody is truly good in this story; everyone has, in one way or another, contributed to the massacre.
Who would you recommend it to: Those who want a good, classic, disturbed chill.
- N.R. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library
city of bones
Describe the book: This book is about a girl named Clary and she goes through many up and downs in this book while she is trying to find her mother who has dissapeared.
What did you think: This was a very good book and i really enjoyed it. I loved learnig about all of the characters and what they all can do. One of my favorite parts was when Clary had a run in with the vampires.
Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to everyone.
- S.D. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library
Describe the book: Cassia grows up in a society where everything is practically chosen for her. After age 16, you are matched with another to spend the rest of your life with. Getting very lucky, she is matched with her best friend Xander Carrow. While watching his microcard though, another match pops up for her. Told that it was just a mistake, is that really true?
What did you think: I think it's a great book if you are into cliff-hangers and into mystery love. The books finds it way to always be thrilled to know what happens next, and who she will choose to be with. With the type of society she lives in, being out of the ordinary is not ordinary.
Who would you recommend it to: Middle school kids; Romantic novels
- K.H. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library
The Fault In Our Stars
Describe the book: Seventeen year old Hazel has stage 4 thyroid cancer, she meets Augustus Waters at a support group her parents forced her to go to. The book is about them, and how they go from strangers to inseparable teens.
What did you think: I loved this book. I could not put it down until I finished it. It definitely hooks you in from beginning to end.
Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to anyone who likes reading
- M.P. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library
Describe the book: Slated is a dystopian novel based in the 2050's. Slating is the process of the government deleting your memories and giving you a new life. When Kyla wakes up after her own slating she realizes she is different because in her dreams she remembers parts of her past. As Kyla joins a new family she tries to discover who she is and why she was slated.
What did you think: This was book was well written. I liked how Terry used bricks as a metaphor for breaking down the wall that was symbolically separating Kyla from her old self. I liked how the characters didn't just believe what they were told but wanted to uncover and discover what the government was doing with slating and who they were and why they were slated.
Who would you recommend it to: Readers who like dystopian novels such as Unwind.
- N.A. (Grade 9) from Library on Wheels
Describe the book: In this book, Ender is taken up into space to be trained as a soldier to fight the alien buggers. He is pushed to a breaking point to learn how to be a soldier. Then, he told a startling truth of how his life will be changed forever.
What did you think: I really enjoyed the book. It had many twists and turns in the plot that made it very interesting. It always kept moving forward. There was a never a stretch in the book where you got bored of what the author was doing.
Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend to science-fiction lovers.
- C.R. (Grade 9) from Clinton Library
Orson Scott Card
Describe the book: John Tyree, an active soldier serving in the military, is searching for the meaning of love throughout his life when he meets a girl named Savannah. She is living in his hometown and fate brings them together. When John's leave is up he must go back on duty, and that's when everything changes!
What did you think: I loved the story of the two main characters but also how it wasn't too cheesy or unrealistic. I also enjoyed John's boyish awkwardness throughout the book because I think it made it feel more likely to me.
Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves a good chick flick!
- T.L. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library