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Teen Book Review

Realism

After Ever After (by Jordan Sonnenblick)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Myah, grade 6

I give this book five stars because, it's a heart felt story based on true life happenings.  At times your emotionable other times not so much.  Get the tissues ready cause trust me your gonna need them.  I love this book and I bet you will love it to.  So go ahead and read it and, I bet that when your done you will feel the same way I did. 

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What Happened to Goodbye (by Sarah Dessen)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Danielle, grade 11

Montford Falls, Petree, Westcott, and Lakeview.  With each new city Mclean Sweet moved to she moved into a new house and school, and also a new personality.  She went from being a cheerleader, to being involved in drams, to being the all-around joiner.  So what happens to a girl who never is herself anymore and is always changing her personality, finds herself in a new town again but this time instead of a new personality Mclean finds herself being someone she hasn't been in three years - herself.

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Fat Cat (by Robin Brande)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Kim, grade 9

Fat Cat is about a girl who is overweight, has a huge science project, and hates her ex-best friend, Matt.  Cat's science project involves her changing her lifestyle to that of a prehistoric human.  She can't use technology, eat processed foods, etc.  Through these 7 months, she learns new things about herself... and Matt.

I would recommend this book to anyone.  I loved this book!  As I read it, I felt like her.  I struggle to fit in because of my size, I want to look in the mirror and like myself.  Cat showed me I can do it.

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What Happened to Goodbye (by Sarah Dessen)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Amy, grade 12

I love Sarah Dessen, she is one of my favorite authors and I've read every book she's ever published.  What Happened to Goodbye was no different from the rest.  Mclean moves around with her dad a lot and at each place decides who she wants to be.  It was a very interesting storyline but was very realistic, just like all Sarah Dessen books.  Very good book, I will have to add it to my collection.

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A Friendship for Today (by Patricia McKissack)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Christina, grade 6

A Friendship for Today, by Patricia McKissack is an inspiring story about a young African-American girl that is attending a white school.  During this change her best friend, P.J., has polio!  To make matters more surprising her used-to-be enemy is becoming friends with her!  I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too.

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Crank (by Ellen Hopkins)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Stephanie, grade 11

I would recommend this title, because there are alot of people that crank in this book.  I did enjoy reading this book because it was very addicting.  Every time I would start to read this book, I lost track of time.  I really didn't relate to any of the characters, but the one I realted to the most was the main character's little brother.  I relate to him because he always wants attention.

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Love, Aubrey (by Suzanne LaFleur)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Allegra, grade 7

This book is incredible.  LaFleur really dipicts the 11 year old Aubrey well.  You can feel what Aubrey is feeling.  You become excited when she is and sorrowful when she is.  It helped me to understand the book being a 12 year old girl.  Trouble at home leads her on an adventure and when more things arise she finds that she can release her feelings by writing.

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The First Part Last (by Angela Johnson)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Maurice, grade 9

I would recommend this book because it is inspiring and it makes you think about everything and what can happen during teen pregnancy.  I enjoy reading, why, because it touched my heart and made me think about the main character and what he had to go through, I felt so sorry for him because he had no help from the mother.  I really can't relate to the story, because I never had a kid so I'm really not sure, But the "first part last" is the best and I read over again.

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Exposed (by Susan Vaught)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Valerie, grade 12

Exposed is the story of Chan Shealy, a teenage girl whose life is going well until she decides to look for love on the Internet.  Chan must reevaluate which aspects of her life --baton twirling, her best friend, her family--are important to her when she realizes that not everyone is who they say they are online.  I definitely enjoyed reading this suspense-filled, intensely intriguing book as it held my interest with every page.  I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good read, especially those naive to the dangers of talking to strangers online.

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Love, Aubrey (by Suzanne LaFleur)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Emmy, grade 6

Love, Aubrey is a really good book.  In this book Aubrey's mother left her and she has to live with her grandmother.  Aubrey feels abandoned and lonely.  Will Aubrey ever see her mom again?  You will have to read to find out.

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