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Teen Book Review

Mystery

Case Closed, volume 33 (by Gosho Aoyama)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Daniel, grade 7

Conan Edogawa a.k.a. Jimmy Kudo is a high school detective that turns inot a 1st grader after he's forcefed a pill.  Now he lives w/ a friend of his but she doesn't know he's really Jimmy and her detective dad always gets help from Jimmy but he doesn't know it.  In this volume Rachel & Serena go to a special resort to make Valentine's Day chocolates but get caught in a murder case but that is just the beginning of this book.  I strongly recommend this book.

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A Spy on the Home Front (by Alison Hart)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Denae, grade 6

 I like this book because it is an exciting mystery about World War II.  About a girl who would do anything to help her German friend.  The girls go through exciting, yet dangerous things.  Until they discover a secret.  That even on the home front, wartime changes friends and family forever.

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The Case of the Christmas Snowman (by James Preller)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Dion, grade 7

I like this book because I love mysteries.  I love this book because it is good for people who don't liek to read.  But most of all James Preller is one of my favorite authors.  I have been reading his books for years.  I love this book.

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The Bone Garden (by Tess Gerritsen)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Ciara, grade 10

The Bone Garden was a very interesting book that took place in both the present and 1830.  It  is a mystery book about a woman named Julia who finds a skeleton while digging in her new garden.  This leads her on a journey that will help her identify the skeleton.  When reading this book you will also learn about the health care given during the 1930s and about the lives of a young woman named Rose, a maned named Norris, a baby named Meggie, and their friend named Oliver Wendell Holmes.  This book will keep you booked up until the last page.

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Dear Irene (by Jan Burke)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Hannah, grade 9

Dear Irene is a very carefully plotted, and well-written book.  This book is definitely for those who are very enthusiastic about murder mysteries.  I gave this book only 3 stars however due to my distaste of gory murder mysteries.  I suggest not checking out this book if you want a light, and positive read.  Although if you want a book to keep you on the edge of your seat, I highly recommend it.  Over all "Dear Irene" is a very well throught out thriller, with a mythological twist.

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Belly Up (by Stuart Gibbs)

Rating 2

Reviewed by Jackson, grade 6

Teddy Fitzroy is a boy living at Fun Junge America's newest and largest theme park with his mom and dad who work there.  Herry the hippo is an animal that lives at Fun Jungle, but he has turned Belly Up.  Teddy teams up with a girl named Summer to find out who killed Henry the Hippo, can the find out who killed Henry the hippo, or will they never find the suspect who killed Henry?

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Belly Up (by Stuart Gibbs)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Liz, grade 8

Belly Up is a book about a 12 year old boy, a hippo, and a zoo.  A mean hippo named Henrey is the mascot of the best zoo in the world called Funland.  One day while Teedy was in Hippo River, Henery died and went belly up.  Just a day before Henery seemed perfectly fine and healthy.  When the zoo's vet hears about this, he wants to perform an autopsy on Henery.  Teddy knows that he won't be allowed in the room when the autopsy is being performed so he decides to sneek in instead.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and adventures.

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The Da Vinci Code (by Dan Brown)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Safia, grade 8

The Da Vinci Code is about cryptographer, Sophie Neveau, and symbologist/teacher, Robert Langdon, working together to find the murderer who killed Sophie's grandfather-but they are actually walking into something that could change the world forever.  This book was really interesting, full of mysteries, secrets, and cults.  I really enjoyed the twists and unveiled secrets.  The only down side was when the characters spoke French; it was kind of hard to understand it.  Other than that, I would recommend this book to all thrill-seekers.

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I Dream of Murder (by Catherine Dexter)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Myiah, grade 8

This book is about a dude named Jeve.  A 14 year old who has nightmares about  murder.  He has had those for years.  but then it just goes away.  I gave this 2 half stars because I really didn't like because it lost my interest. 

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Vector (by Robin Cook)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Jared, grade 7

I think that this book is a good story because it has all the elements of a good plot along with alot of suspense.  It was a very enjoyable book and  a page turner.  I loved how it went into biology, but I would not recommend this book for younger kids.

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