Teen Book Club

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace

Briana, 14
Joseph Wallace
Diamond Ruby
Nominate? Yes
Why? It has an origional theme and is a captivating read.
Did the cover reflect the content?
I liked the cover, But I would've liked to see a picture of Ruby.
It is a pogniant story with masterful retelling.
Annotation: A captivatingly real story. This book is above the average for a real story. The author brings the caracters to life in this well developed book.
Rating: 4 Better than most

Messed Up by Janet Nichols Lynch (2 reviews)

Frank,    15   
Janet Lynch Nichols   
Messed Up  

                Messed Up was a very interesting book that I could not put down. It was a great read   

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.
Jasmine. G, 15
Janet Nichols Lynch
Messed Up
Nominate? Yes
Why?Its a wonderful story about R.D. life and how to solve problems.
Did the cover reflect the content? Yes! It did. It showed a young latino boy who looks like he may have problems.
The Most Compelling Aspect:
When he gets away with the funeral for earl.
Annotation: R.D. is a fifthteen year old latino boy who goes through unimaginable situations and learned how to solve problems.
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

Amanda, 13
Heather Davis
Never Cry Werewolf
Nominate? No
Did the cover reflect the contents? Kinda...not really.
Annotation: It needs more of an explanation of the contents.
The content
I would like this book at the end of the year!!!
Rating: 4 Better than most

The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker (2 reviews)

Tori, 13
E. D. Baker
The Wide-Awake Princess
This book had a very slow beginning, but it got better and better as the book went along. I thought the cover did not reflect the contents as well as it could have. It does show one girl awake and one asleep, but it did not portray the heroine as well as it could have, and it did not show the lack of magic that she had.
The most compelling aspect was the amount of random fairy tales that E. D. Baker incorporated into the book. This book had parodies of not only Sleeping Beauty, but Rapunzel and The Princess and the Pea as well.
Annie is a princess who has been given the gift (or curse?) of no magic affecting her. So when her sister, Princess Gwendolyn, falls to the terrible curse of Sleeping Beauty, it is up to Annie to find a Prince Charming for her to kiss, even if it takes her over bumpy roads, through disgusting swamps, and through lies and truths that may make Annie wonder if she is still searching for a prince for Gwendolyn, or for herself.
4 Better than most

8/18/2010 3:43:01 PM
KW, 17
E.D. Baker
The Wide-Awake Princess
How would you rate this book?
4 Better than most
It was Perfect! Twist on sleeping beauty.