Bistro Book Club

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Chamber of Five by Michael Harmon

Nick,  15
Michael Harmon
The Chamber of Five
Alfred A. Knopf 2011

The Chamber of Five is a book about a boy named Jason that goes to a school for gifted children but he is ther because of his dad who is in a state senate. When jason is asked to be in a secreat group that run's the school he is shocked when he is asked to hurt another student and get him expelled from lambert he desides to shut down the chamber from the inside. This is a really good book if you like misterys and a bone chilling excitment.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey (2 reviews)

Nick , 15
Josh Lacey
Island of Thieves
Houghton Mifflin 2012

Island of thieves is a fictional book about a boy named Tom and his uncle Harvey who gone on a trip to pure. Tom does not know that Harvey has come back to pure to find burried treasure. It's a great book and a wonderful story full of action a unexpected situations.

Rating: 4 Better than most

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Drake, 13
Josh Lacey
Island of Thieves
Houghton Mifflin 2012

I thought this book was awsome. This book sets a high standard filled with treasure blood cars mysteries and so many other things. Oviously Josh wasn't bored when he wrote this

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

Wolf Mark by Joseph Bruchac (2 reviews)

Pepper, 15
Joseph Bruchac
Wolf Mark
Tu Books 2011

This is an exiting book that make me want to keep reading. A full moon of exitement Read it to the end

Rating: 4 Better than most

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anthony, 16
Joseph Bruchac
Wolf Mark
tu books 2011

Wolf Mark is a novel about Luke King who discovers that he is a skinwalker with the form of a wolf ( its basically and american indian werewolf) after his father is kidnapped by an evil corporation planning to use skinwalker blood to make supersoldiers. it was a really enterrtaining read and better than most werewolf novels are.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith (3 reviews)

Bryan, 15
Alexander Gordon Smith
Fugitives
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012

What the book was about was on how Alex had Completed what he wanted but he just learned things  are just getting worse.

Rating: 4 Better than most


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Skylar, 16
Alexander Gordon Smith
Fugitives
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012

Fugitives is my favorite one of the escape from furnace books. With Alex and his friends roaming the streets he needs to find furnace for answers. But he has a few obstuctions in front of him. Far out of this world and yet so close to the face

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Jose,  15
Alexander Gordon Smith
Fugitives : Escape From Furnace #4
2012 Farrar, Straus, Giroux

This is a very good book. Teenagers that like gory action filled books this is the one for them. It goes perfect for its series. Can't wait for Execution. Alex is trying to find Alfred furnance, but when he goes on his search he finds out there is a new nectar  that only Alfred furnance soldiers have way more strength than Alex with his nectar. He finds the warden and finds out something very surprising.

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

New Teen Reviews of Not New Books

The reviews today are of books that have been out in the world for a while and were originally reviewed by other teens in the past. It's nice to see that teens are still finding them.

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver (7 reviews)

 The Demon Trapper's Daughter in US, Forsaken in UK


Kaleb, 15
Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper's Daughter
St. Martins Griffin 2011

I really liked this book the charicters were very realistic and fun to be with. When I need a book I put myself into it. I felt like I was there the whole time I loved this book. It is about a girl whose father dies and she has to fight for her life, lose a close friend and sit on her fathers grave to protect him.
Rating: 4 Better than most


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Bree, 16
Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper's Daughter
St. Martins 2/2011

The Demon Trapper's daughter is one of the best books I've read. It instantly pulled me in form the first sentence. I would suggest it to everyone.
Rating: 5 Q. Hard to imagine a better book.


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Ashley, 18
Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper's Daughter
St. Martins Griffin Feb 2011

This book was about a daughter and father who trap demons. Her father has an old apprentice and friend named Beck. Riley and Beck do not like each other but when circumstances change they end up only having each other.

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most. 
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Brandon, 17
Jana Oliver
Demon Trappers Daughter
2/2011

This book is an action packed thrilling book. I would definitely recommend this book to people of all ages, boys and girls.

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.

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Maddie,    14
Jana Oliver
Forsaken
The Demon Trapper's Daughter       
2011

In The Demon Trapper's Daughter, Riley Blackthorn wants to follow in her dad footsteps by trapping demons. Everything was good until her dad was killed by a grade five demon. It creates a whole new life for Riley and she finds some mysteries along the way. This book has a lot of action and is a great read. I think the demons make the book a great read because you are almost bound to find a demon you love.   I can't wait for the second book.
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Julia, 13
Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper's Daughter
St. Martin's Griffin 2011

The Demon Trapper's Daughter is a novel written by Jana Oliver. This book is about a girl who follows in her father's footsteps in demon trapping. The main charachter, Rily Blackthorne, is trying to conquer evil and avenge her father's death. This book has a lot of action in it, but it doesn't really make sense. If you are looking for a book that is interesting, I don't suggest this one. If you are looking for a book to fall asleep to, this is a good one. Everybody has their own opinions. I have a friend who loved this book. You have to use your own judgement. I personally think she could've done some more work on it to make it more interesting.

Rating: 2 Needs work
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Brian, 16
Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper's Daughter
St Martins Griffin 2011

In the book the The Demon Trapper's Daughter. The main chater Riley Blackthrone is a trapper just like her dad and her dad is one of the best. Then there is Beck who is like Riley's brother. One night Paul, Riley's dad and Beck try to trap a grade 5 demon one of the highest of demons. But Paul ends up dieing so Riley is alone and has no one but beck and she's trys to get better at trapping and also gets a boyfriend Simon who is a trapper but then gets hurts.

Rating: 4 Better than most

Tankborn by Karen Sandler (2 reviews)

Angel, 17
Karen Sandler
Tankborn
Tu Books 2011

I really appreciated this book. There was a lot of romance, and even maybe a little suspense. This book grabbed my attention from the very first sentence to the very last. I really hope there is a sequal because i would definately love to read it. Tankborn is a great book about the hardships of two young girls who are thrown into a conspiricy and then finds love, life and friendship through those around them.  I loved this book! I can't say much more than I absolutely loved this book. Couldn't have been better

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Kaycee, 15
Tankborn
Karen Sandler
2013

This book is really good. It has a twist of mystery and science fiction that makes it really good
Rating: 4 Better than most

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (2 reviews)

Kaycee,  15
Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium
2012
Wow, this book was amazing. I wonder what will happen in the next book with julian and Alex

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Chelsea, 15
Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium
2012

This book was AMAZING. This is the sequal to Delirium, it was bouncing back and forth into time. Lena has lost someone very close and now shes joined a rebellion. She meets someone new but willl her love come back? The ending was very shocking. I had my nose in the booka nd I didnt wanna stop reading. As soon as I was done with the book I almost demanded the next book. The ending was such a cliff hanger it drove me crazy.! This book has to be one of my very favorites.

I absolutly love this bookk so very much. If I could say yes for the the list i would say yes a million and one times.

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book