Sunday, July 27, 2014

Best of the Bistro

All teens are welcome to the Bistro Book Club. Teens who have belonged and submitted reviews are a very diverse bunch. Some are valedictorians and some are in the Department of Corrections. Some are in middle school, some are in high school, and some are autodidacts. Some are autistic and some are artistic.

The links to the following reviews can help you see what makes a good Bistro-style review. The Bistro Book Club rules are:

  • Never apologize for your reading tastes. (Rosenberg's First Law of Reading)
  • No two people ever read the same book. (Every book is a collaborative effort between the imaginations of the writer and the reader)
  • No one ever reads the same book twice. (Di read The Lord of the Rings seventeen times when she was seventeen. Each time she started it she was different than she had been before)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Leslye Walton

Evelyn, 13
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Leslye Walton
Candlwick  2014

I loved it!!! It was written very well to my standards Although the plot was very interesting I thought it was very well organized I can’t wait to read another of Leslyes books.

I would love to have a copy of the book when it is done at the library.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Selection

Evelyn, 13
The Selection
Kiera Cass

I thought that this book was wonderfull. It is very interesting and I cant wait to read the next one. Although I do think that the idea of the story is a little strange (though aren't all futuristic books) I loved it.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic

Joanna, 16 (English is not her native language)
Megan Bostic
Never Eighteen Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I liked Austin care about his friend and he apologize to the one he bullied. Austin likes music and write poetry .He give every thing to his girlfriend Kaylee . Austin got a cancer . Austin got many friends and his friend died Jake died . He visted Jake and Jake give him CD disk before he died . His other best friend had a bad boyfriend and get pregnancy . He and father both got heart breaken .They do not understand each other .His mother told him about his father . Austin enjoy his life when he I had cancer . he say time is short . I agree . This book had special memories to Austin 's family, friends or girl friend . His letter to his girlfriend was my favorite part of the book and letter is sweet . I recommend this book for someone whose family member died ,their love one died .
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Emily For Real by Sylvia Gunnery

Joanna, 15
Sylvia Gunnery
Emily For Real
Pajama Press 2013

Emily For Real is about family, friend relationship. She have many friend Leo, Jenn, Meredith and Jacob.  She was sad when she found out someone adopted her. That will be nice to know the truth.  The family she lived with like her.  Her mother gave her letter and she read.  She cryed.  Her mother comforted her.  In the back of the book have question for discussion and was excellent because I never see book like that.  I recommend this book for someone who like about life, friendship, and family relationship.     

Rating, 4 Better than most

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Death Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

Dylan A., 15
Makiia Lucier
A Death Struck Year
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt March 4, 2014

A Death Struck Year is an amazing book about the Spanish Influenza.  A page turner from the very beginning, I was caught up in the book.  Cleo Berry is a very brave person, volunteering for the Red Cross to help people with the Influenza when she can just as easily catch it.

A Death Struck Year is probably my favorite book so far.  Read it, and you won't be able to stop.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hero by Alethea Kontis

Cara  14
Alethea Kontis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 2013

It was a good book. I loved the fantasy in it.  It tied together a lot of fairy tales and was very interesting and captivating.

Rating: 4 Better than most