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The Fault in Our Stars (by John Green)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Casey, Deer Run TAB

This tragic, heartwarming story of Hazel Grace, a dying teenager cancer patient, meeting the soon to be love of her life, Augustus Waters. Every day is a struggle to breathe, literally. Hauling around a tank supporting her life, Hazel is a homebody with her parents, watching ANTM and taking college classes. Her mother forces her to join a support group, claiming depression is taking her. There, she meets Augustus. The rest of the story is of the adventures and the roller coaster of life that only goes up. To read this is to read of teenage love in an original way.

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The Fault in Our Stars (by John Green)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Casey, Deer Run TAB

This tragic, heartwarming story of Hazel Grace, a dying teenager cancer patient, meeting the soon to be love of her life, Augustus Waters. Every day is a struggle to breathe, literally. Hauling around a tank supporting her life, Hazel is a homebody with her parents, watching ANTM and taking college classes. Her mother forces her to join a support group, claiming depression is taking her. There, she meets Augustus. The rest of the story is of the adventures and the roller coaster of life that only goes up. To read this is to read of teenage love in an original way.

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City of Bones (by Cassandra Clare)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Casey, Deer Run TAB

Clary is supposedly an average girl. She lives in New York, has an overprotective mother, and a goofy best friend Simon. Then one night, while at a club with Simon, life changed. Clary saw events that were suppose to be unseen to the average human's eye, and this is when she found out she has the Sight. Clary has now gotten sucked into a world that would have been her own if not for her mother. The story outlines the trials it takes to find her mother, and find herself.

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Candide (by Voltaire)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Casey, Deer Run TAB

This book was written sometime in the 1700's, however, the english is not that old timed. Candide is about a man name Candide and all of his misadventures through life. He presides in a providence in Germany under the rule of royalty, and this is where he falls in love with the fair Cunnengonde. Candide and Cunnengonde get together briefly one night, are caught, and Candide is kicked out of the beautiful land in Germany.

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Landry Park (by Bethany Hagen)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Sierra, Deer Run TAB

If I could rate this book at a 6 I would! It was an awesome read with a mixture of the past and the present! It was mind blowing with interesting ideas! The secrets run high and the ending is full of surprises! This is a must read!

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Invincible Summer (by Hannah Moskowitz)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Sierra, Deer Run TAB

The book was hauntingly interesting. It kept you reading and only focused on the characters lives in the summer. The title almost doesn't match the book at times but if you read intently it makes sense. From relationship to family crisis the emotions are always on high!

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Breaking Glass (by Lisa Amowitz)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Sierra, Deer Run TAB

Breaking Glass was an interesting book. I felt that it was somewhat dragged out and could have been better. it was a sort of murder(or maybe not!) mystery. It was full of conspiracies and that was cool. It goes through relationships between family, old and new friends, and love interests. The book overall was very good but was kind of a slow read.

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Of Poseidon (by Anna Banks)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Carolyn, Corporate Parkway TAB

Emma, soon to be high school senior, goes on her last summer vacation with her best friend to Florida, for fun in the sun and swimming in the ocean, which she is dreading. Emma has been distant from the water ever since a near death experience when she was a child, but she is trying not to make a big deal of being in the water. They go for a swim and something terrible happens, Emma's' best friend gets attacked by a shark, and some one strange rescues her, but how is she even alive? She was under the water for a very long time, and she even fought the the shark back!

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Cut (by Patricia McCormick)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Karly, Deer Run TAB

Cut follows the life of a teenager who struggles with self-harm. The first-person format gives the reader more insight into the main character, Callie. She currently resides at Sea Pines Residential Treatment Facility where she is supposed to be getting help for her self-harm issue. She goes to meetings in which she never talks and she sees a psychiatrist who she also does not communicate with.

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Along for the Ride (by Sarah Dessen)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Elisa, Spencer TAB

Teens have this really bad habit of going to sleep late, but Auden's habit beyond surfing on Tumblr til one in the morning. Auden uses the night as her escape, from her parent's divorce when she was younger to applications for college. When Auden sees her mom finally putting herself back out there, Auden realizes that she might have missed out on the "teenage experience", from going to Prom to the sleepovers, crushes and gossip of friendship.

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