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Teen Book Review

Romance

Second Chance Summer (by Morgan Matson)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Lianna, Spencer TAB

The Edwards family has never been really close; everyone always seems to have their own separate things to do. Taylor’s younger sister, Gelsey, has ballet, Taylor’s older brother, Warren, has scholarly activities, and Taylor has an annoying knack for running away when things get tough. But that changes when Taylor’s dad receives tragic news about his health. The family packs up the car and heads to their old lake house for the summer. They have not been there in five years, having been too preoccupied—unintentionally or not—to return the past five summers.

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Of Poseidon (by Anna Banks)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Elizabeth, Corporate Parkway TAB

Emma thought that she was just a normal teenager until she met Galen. Galen is a Syrena, or a mermaid, as the humans call them. He is convinced that Emma is a Galen, even if she doesn't believe it herself! This book is fun, dramatic, and action-packed. The characters are so real, believable, and lovable. I highly recommend this book to anyone who can read! :)

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Second Chance Summer (by Morgan Matson)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Elisa, Spencer TAB

Taylor Edwards is known for running away when things get hard. Her first thought when she finds out her dad is struggling with cancer is get away. This time, however, running away will not make it go away. If only for her father, Taylor agrees to go back to the family’s old lake house for her father's last summer, not knowing she will also be confronting the past she abruptly left five years ago. These new cramped living quarters force Taylor to quit ignoring her two exceptional siblings.

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Beautiful Creatures (by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Sydney, Middendorf-Kredell TAB

Beautiful Creatures is a very good book. It is the kind of book where you're anxious for the end, but enjoy the whole thing. Lena is new in town and is staying with her Uncle Macon, the town shut-in. Lena and her boyfriend, Ethan, have been sharing the same dream before they even met for months. They also can talk to each other, in their minds. Ethan soon finds out that Lena is a Caster, technically another word for witch, wizard, sorcerer, sorceress. On Lena's 16th birthday, she will find out if she's Dark or Light, bad or good.

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Carrie Pilby (by Caren Lissner)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Fairen, Spencer TAB

Carrie Pilby is a 19 year old prodigy that has just graduated from Harvard University. However, Carrie’s intelligence does not reflect her social skills at all. Carrie has never fit in with other kids and now she is a stuck up thoughtful girl that questions everything; she is not outgoing and thinks that the best world is the one that let’s her be in bed (her dad pays for her apartment). That is, until she opens up to her therapist (whom she doesn’t really like at first but her dad is paying so, why not go and see him?).

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Danger in the Shadows (by Dee Henderson)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Aubrey, grade 9

This book was a mystery. That's a reason why I loved it so much! This book kept me at the edge of my seat for quite a while. Sara is a very mysterious character because something happened to her and you learn more and more about what that was as you move on with the book. Adam (a famous football player) comes in and he has to go through lots of twists and turns just to see Sara again. I would recommend this book to someone who likes to read because it's 373 pages. :) But also to someone who enjoys a good suspensful book.

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Forever (by Maggie Stiefvater)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Lydia, grade 7

Sam was a wolf, but then was cured.  Grace, Sam's true love, became a wolf.  A man named Tom Culpepper wants to kill all the wolves because of what happened to his son.  Same and Grace including their friends, Cole & Isabel, must stop Tom before all the wolves of Mercy Falls are gone.

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Trust Me (by Rachel Hawthorne)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Allison, grade 8

It's that time of the year again!  Summer Camp.  Jess and Liz are so excitied to go this year.  Especially because theis year they won't be the campers, they'll be the counselors.  Everything seems to be going fine until it's time to pair up.  she gets paired up with Sean Reed.  Her arch-enemy since they laid eyes on each other.  Now this camp is all about trust but, will Jess ever be able to trust Sean after all he's done to her?  I really liked this book because of the suspense between Sean and Jess also because of the romance.&n

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Timeless (by Alexandra Monir)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Amanda, grade 12

Michele Windsor was a laid back California girl who is best firends with her aartsy mother.  Michele is devasted by her mother's sudden death in a horrible car accident and must move to New York City to live with her wealthy granparents she has never known.  From the moment Michele steps into the enormous, aristocratic mansion, she can feel the centure year-old secrets hidden behind the french-style, golden encrested lined walls around every corner.  In the midst of feeling foreign and in search of new hope, Michele comes across an old journal that throws her back in time

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Embrace (by Jessica Shirvington)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Carlana, grade 11

I absolutely loved this book!  Anyone who is interested in the television series Supernatural should definitely read this book!  There is action, humor, and a love triangle.  This book keeps you reading until it is over and you still want more!  This is a new series that I strongly suggest every teenager to read!

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