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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Sin Eaters Daughter by Melinda Salisbury (2 reviews)

Karissa, 16
Melinda Salisbury
The Sin Eater's Daughter

The Sin Eater's Daughter had an exceptional storyline; however, the beginning of the book was very slow and hard to get into. Additionally, the execution of the plot and characters could have been better. I found it hard to connect with the majority of the characters. Despite the mediocre execution, this book still had an exciting plot twist and was still fairly enjoyable.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Maria, 15
Melinda Salisbury
The Sin Eaters Daughter
March 2015

The Sin Eaters Daughter, has a very good pace, it's hard to put down and is a page turner. The book itself is very well written and makes your emotions flow.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Finding Ruby Starling by Karen Rivers




Emily, 12
Karen Rivers
Finding Ruby Starling
Scholastic 2014

This book is a really good. I would recommend it to anybody ages 10-13. I like how the book is only written in emails and letters. It has a very good plot and story line. I like how it ends (I won't spoil anything) and I think the author did a very good job writing the book. Overall, it is a very good book and I think many people should read it.

Rating: 4  Better than most

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner




Grace, 15
Donna Cooner
Can't Look Away
Point 2014

This book is very good. It's a bit predictable, but throughout the book it's the little details which make this book unique. Some parts make you smile. Other parts tug at your heart a little bit. Overall it is a very good book.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Monday, February 2, 2015




JoAnna, 17
One Death, Nine Stories
Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith, Jr. eds.
Candlewick 2014

This book had nine different takes one one death, and it showed multiple different experiences that most people wouldn't think of. It was very interesting and can easily keep the readers attention. The only down side was that it seems to end ubruptly, but was still a wonderful book.

Rating: 3 Readable

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Zac and Mia by A. J Betts




Julia, 17
A. J Betts
Zac and Mia
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Told in the perspectives of both the main characters, Zac and Mia meet while in the hospital- for cancer. This sounds a bit like a mix of The Fault in Our Stars and Elenor and Park, but the storyline moves beyond the scope of either of those novels and expresses the characters struggles in a realistic and moving way. I liked it :)

Rating: 4 Better than most

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Eden West by Pete Hautman





JoAnna, 17
Pete Hautman
Eden West
Candlewick 2015

This book was wonderful and had a great story line that is unlike most. It keeps the reader interested. The only down side is that it is a little difficult to follow in the beginning. Despite that it's  definitely worth the read.

Rating: 4 Better than most