Friday, March 27, 2015

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Tim  J., 14
Cherie  Priest
I  Am  Princess  X
Scholastic  Inc. 2015

  Spoilers hidden

              In  I  AM  PRINCESS  X  a  young  girl's  mother  is  murdered  and  she  is  kidnapped.  Soon   she  excapes  and  leads  her  best  friend  to  her  with  the  online  comic  book ''  I  am  Princess  X''.  together  the  two  of  them,  with  the  help  of  two  expert  hackers,  take  down  the  man  who  kidnapped  her.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles

JoAnna,  17
Jo Knowles
Read Between the Lines
Candlewick
2015

This book was a wonderful read. I believe that any teenager will be able to relate to it, because it focuses on the confusion that life can bring at a young age. It is easy to connect to, and has become a personal favorite. I would definitely  recommend this book to anyone.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott

Tim  J., 14
Kieran Scott
What Waits in the Woods
Scholastic  Inc. 2015

WHAT  WAITS  IN  THE  WOODS  by  Kieran  Scott  is  the  story  of  4  teens  lost  in  the  woods  while  in  the  woods  one  of  them  is  murdered  by  someone  in  there  company.  Trying  to  get  out  of  the  woods  they  also  must  find  out  which  of  them  is  a  murderer  if  they  want  to  make  it  out  alive.

Rating. 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall

Tim  J., 14
Tim  Hall
Shadow  of  the  Wolf
Scholastic  Inc. 2015

  I  did  not  like  the  way  this  book  was  written.  the  story  was  all  right  but  the  way  it  was  written  made  it  boring.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (2 reviews)

Robert, 16
Holly Black & Cassandra Clare
The Iron Trial
Scholastic 2014

The Iron Trial is a great book that gives readers the great feeling of a new original world that creates a fantastic plot and a darker approach to fantasies for younger readers.

Rating: 4 Better than most
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danny, 12

it was cool.

good job

Friday, March 6, 2015

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

Kaitlyn, 16
Kekla Magoon
How It Went Down
Henry Holt and Company, LLC

How It Went Down is an exceptionally well written book that captures the varying emotions of several different people who were affected by one murder. Magoon easily moves from perspective to perspective, which gives the reader the opportunity to understand the in inner workings of gangs, a heart broken family, people in the neighborhood, a killer, and individuals seeking their own 15 minutes of fame. How It Went Down allows you to form an opinion and make the short leap from fiction to reality. Overall, I would highly recommend this book.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hell Hole by Gina Damico

Jenny, 17
Gina Damico
Hell Hole
2015

This was a truly good book. The plot line was easy to follow, and it kept the reader interested from beginning to end. The writing style is sophisticated, and the concept of the book is one that I've never seen before. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hell Hole, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that would like to try something new.

Rating: 4 Better than most