“Beauty Queens” was funny and full of adventure and mystery as well as a touch of romance. What could be a better story than a bunch of beauty queens stuck on what seems to be a deserted island? All the characters have faults and so they all have realistic personalities. I loved “Beauty Queens” and would recommend Libba Bray’s other books as well.
“Something Wicked This Way Comes” is amazing. It is kind of creepy, captivating, and thought provoking. The plot takes lots of unexpected twists and turns. The characters are very realistic, and they each have their individual faults. I loved all the descriptions and the way that Ray Bradbury always seems to use just the right words. All in all, I loved “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”
“Seraphina” is a beautifully written novel based on dragons’ interactions with humans. Seraphina, the protagonist, has recently discovered she is half-dragon and half-human. To discover the secrets of her past, she must give in to painful memories that her mother left behind. Filled with twists, turns, and surprises, “Seraphina” is a must read.
I really liked “Immortal City” because it was both a love story and a mystery. This book includes two worlds — a world of angels and a world of humans. I would recommend this book because it kept me reading nonstop and was very interesting.
“All the Pretty Horses” was not one of my favorites, as I felt that some of the descriptions “dragged on” for too long. This made it somewhat difficult to stay interested / into the book at some points.
(Librarian’s note: There’s also a movie version starring Matt Damon. Maybe that might be worth a shot?)
Ari Fish is in a competition for the starting goalkeeper on his soccer team. He goes to the card store to figure some things out and finds one of the rarest soccer cards out there. 5 stars!
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“Football Genius” is an outstanding book! It had a lot of excitement and suspense in it. If you’re an underdog, this is a great book. I promise you will enjoy it. I recommend “Football Genius” to people who like sports and people who love cheering stories.
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During the Summer of 2012, 143 teens in grades 6 through 12 participated in the Kinnelon Public Library Summer Reading Program. Many of these teens submitted book reviews on the novels they loved, hated, or found completely, terribly boring. We’re sharing the reviews here to showcase our great critical readers AND to give all you good folks out there ideas about what to read, what not to read, and what to avoid at all costs. Read on to see what real teens think about teen books!
And for LOTS of great reviews of middle and high school books, check out the Kinnelon Library Teen Blog. Happy reading!
“Savion: My Life in Tap” is a great book for people who like tap. It gives a lot of tapping history. I think many people would like this book. I would love to read it again!