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Saving Juliet Saving Juliet
by Suzanne Selfors
This book was amazing! It was so action-packed. I had some serious trouble trying to put it down. I would recommend this book to just about anyone, especially Shakespeare lovers, and anyone who loves action, romance, or is just looking for a great book.
Review submitted by Ivanka.
Lit Report The Lit Report
by Sarah N. Harvey
When Ruth discovers that she is pregnant, she and her best friend Julia come up with a plan to keep a big secret from their very religious families.
Review submitted by Paige.
Maze Runner The Maze Runner
by James Dashner
I was reading this book for school. It is a great page-turner and very quick read! I actually wanted to turn the page! Now that’s what I call a good mystery and fantasy book. 5 stars!
Review submitted by Dev.
Scorch Trials The Scorch Trails
by James Dasher
After completing the Maze the Gladers thought the tests were over, but little did they know the worst was yet to come. In the sequel to The Maze Runner, the Gladers are sent to the Scorch Trials where they must reach the safe haven in two weeks time in order to be cured of the disease, the Flare.
Review submitted by Emma.
Crunch Crunch
by Leslie Connor
I think this book was really good. It was funny and had some realistic elements, but also some fictional parts. It was about these kids who were home alone due to a gas shortage in the country.
Review submitted by Sarah.
Schwa The Schwa Was Here
by Neal Shusterman
It was a good book with lots of adventure and mystery. A boy named Anthony meets a boy named Calvin Schwa who secretly inside is depressed because his mother left him when he was three.
Review submitted by Anthony.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
This is a great book. It’s about a girl and boy that get sent to kill each other and they also love each other. See who wins the games at the end…
Review submitted by Olivia.
Cinder Cinder
by Marissa Meyer
This book is about Cinderella, but Cinder is a robot and this story is based on Cinderella. I like this book because it has good parts in it.
Review submitted by Jessica.
Love Aubrey Love, Aubrey
by Suzanne M. LeFleur
This book is full of excitement and sacrifices. A heartwarming story that will reel in anyone.
Review submitted by Veronika.
Crossed Crossed
by Ally Condie
You won’t be able to put this amazing sequel to Matched down after you just read one page. Cassia and Ky’s love-twisting story is so romantic and has suspense on every page. This phenomenal page-turner will have you reading for hours!
Review submitted by Vicky.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 8, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction

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Angel Experiment Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson
A very good book. There were many surprises along the way. It is well written and keeps you interested.
Review submitted by Emma.
Black Duck
by Janet Taylor Lisle
I thought that the book Black Duck was an OK book. It is about a boy who finds a buddy on the beach and then a series of events happens leading him into the drug smuggling world.
Review submitted by Sam.
Unwanteds The Unwanteds
by Lisa McMann
I liked this book because it is full of adventure. I recommend it to anyone who likes adventures in 6th grade and older.
Review submitted by Alexa.
Running Dream The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen
This book was inspiring and one I could not put down. I recommend this book for a lot of people to show them that they do have it easy. I loved this book.
Review submitted by Emily.
Long Way Gone A Long Way Gone
by Ishmael Beah
This book is about the lost boys in Africa. It is an action packed and violent true story about Ishmael’s journey. I would recommend this to those in grades 6-12.
Review submitted by Sara.
Put Your Best Foot Forward Put Your Best Foot Forward: A Young Dancer’s Guide to Life
by Suki Schorer
I found this book very interesting and helpful for being a young ballerina. Do not read if you do not take ballet, it would be very confusing.
Review submitted by Cora.
Number4 I am Number 4
by Pittacus Lore
I am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore is a superb science-fiction book. It’s about a boy who is from another planet that was destroyed/taken over. He has powers like super speed and strength. He has to save Earth from Mogadorians.
Review submitted by Abby.
Strong Right Arm A Strong Right Arm
by Michelle Y. Green
I loved this book. It showed racism back then and how Peanut Johnson overcame it. I recommend to everybody.
Review submitted by Tony.
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is the personal diary of Anne, who grew into adulthood while in hiding from the Nazis in the attic of a work building. It takes you day to day in her life and shows a great example of the Nazi’s oppression against the Jews during WWII.
Review submitted by Merrily.
Project 17 Project 17
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Project 17 is a great book about teens coming from all backgrounds and school groups to create a movie about a mental institution that is about to be destroyed. It’s a great, suspense-filled novel that all will enjoy.
Review submitted by Rachel.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on October 2, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

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IdTellYouILoveYou I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
by Ally Carter
This was a really nice book. I love that Cammie is a spy and that there is a whole school for spies. It’s a great book that makes you want to read it over and over.
Review submitted by Tania.
night of the purple moon Night of the Purple Moon
by Scott Cramer
This book was really nice to read. It was so interesting that I finished it in one day!
Review submitted by Jill.
oogy Oogy
by Larry Levin
Oogy is a book about a dog disfigured but so passionately loved by just one family. The bond between the dog and humans show just how hard you can love something/someone.
Review submitted by Kate.
Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Kids are stranded on an island and must survive. They have chosen a chief but many people disagree and drift off to make another team. Also a “beast” exists. Find out about it by reading it.
Review submitted by Atit.
Girl who threw butterflies The Girl Who Threw Butterflies
Mick Cochrane
I liked this book because I can really relate to books that are realistic fiction. It’s as if I know the person and understand what they’re going through.
Review submitted by Allison.
New Moon New Moon
by Stephenie Meyer
Bella has learned about the vampire world, but it all is gone when Edward leaves her. She is depressed until that world comes back. Her best friend is a werewolf and some old enemies come out looking for a bite.
Review submitted by Stephanie.
Parvanas Journey Parvana’s Journey
by Deborah Ellis
In this book, Parvana goes on a journey to find her family. On this journey, Parvana comes across many struggles, but manages to keep moving on.
Review submitted by Janae.
Crushed Crushed
by Sara Shepard
This is the newest edition to the Pretty Little Liars series. Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are back with thrilling adventures from “A” at their senior prom. Relationships will be tested and trust will play a big role throughout the book.
Review submitted by Kendall.
CatchingFire Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins
This book was better than the first one, and the first one was one of my favorite books of all time. It was very exciting and has a huge surprise in it. It is a 10 out of 10.
Review submitted by Ravi.
Code The Code
by Mawi Adgedom
In my opinion, I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to everybody because this book talks about life. That is why I think everyone should read it at least once.
Review submitted by Angelica.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 21, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Nonfiction, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza.  Mila’s father died in a fire that Mila can’t remember, and there are other things that Mila can’t remember.  But she and her mother are trying to start over in a new town.  When Mila injures her arm and discovers that it is actually full of wires, her world is turned upside down.  Who is Mila really and what has her “mother” done?  Click here to find Mila 2.0 in the Library!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 16, 2013 Categories: Book Trailer, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction

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Graceling Graceling
by Kristen Cashore
This was an amazing book! I didn’t expect much from the cover, but it was great! I can’t wait until the next book comes out!
Review submitted by Angeline.
Gender Blender Gender Blender
by Blake Nelson
This book was really weird but still good to read. This book was for middle school kids or older!
Review submitted by Jill.
Diamond of Darkhold The Diamond of Darkhold
by Jeanne DuPrau
The Diamond of Darkhold is a book in the City of Ember series about Lina and Doon after they escape Ember. They go back to find what is left of it and find the Troggs, who have taken over but what can Lina and Doon do about the mighty army?
Review submitted by Michael.
lastolymppian The Last Olympian
by Rick Riordan
A book that contains courage, even when all is lost. Luke took the ultimate sacrifice and killed himself to stop Kronos from taking over Olympus. In the end, love was finally satisfied.
Review submitted by Kaeley.
Recruit The Recruit
by Robert Muchamore
C.H.E.R.U.B. was a real organization in World War II. Cherub is a group of 60 highly trained kids to spy on the enemy and James is a new recruit.
Review submitted by Aidan.
BlackDuck Black Duck
by Janet Taylor Lisle
Ruben Hart and Jeddy McKenzie are two ordinary boys when they found a dead body on the beach. He and Jeddy run. Now people are looking for them. Will they get caught?
Review submitted by Patrick.
Curse of the Ancients Curse of the Ancients
by Matt De La Pena
This book is a blast! All the action will keep you wondering what will happen next.
Review submitted by Benjamin.
PrettyLittleLiars Pretty Little Liars
by Sara Shepard
Pretty Little Liars is a great book with a bit of mystery to it. It’s a lot like the show from what I’ve read. I would recommend it and I rate it 8/10.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Downriver Downriver
by Will Hobbs
I thought Downriver was a great book. I think the author used a good amount of detail that helped put the story together. Overall, it was a good book.
Review submitted by Anthony.
Esperanza Rising Esperanza Rising
by Pam Munoz Ryan
When bandits come to town and take her father’s life, Esperanza, Romona, and her mom are forced to go to America to get away from Tio Luiz.
Review submitted by Paula.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on August 7, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

Book Trailer of the Week–Catching Fire movie trailer

This week’s book trailer of the week is a little different than normal.  Check out the latest trailer for the Catching Fire movie!  It premiered at Comic Con last weekend.  Unfortunately, the movie won’t be out until November 22.  Can you wait that long!? (I can’t!)  Click here to find Catching Fire in the Library, in case you want to reread it before the movie’s premiere!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 26, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Dystopian, Fiction, Movies, Science Fiction

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Running Dream The Running Dream
by Wendelin Van Draanen
I loved this book! It is a cross between emotional and exciting. I’d recommend this book to people who like realistic fiction stories. It is a book you will not want to put down!
Review submitted by Brianna.
DiaryWimpyKid Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
I really liked the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, because it is talking about a boy who is just about to start middle school. Greg had a bad day on his 1st day of school. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.
Review submitted by Vrund.
Lawn Boy Lawn Boy
by Gary Paulsen
A boy (the book does not tell the boy’s name) gets a lawn mower from his grandma and finds a boy named Arnold to be his stock person, so he has a big lawn mowing business. But will the business be too big for his family? Find out in Lawn Boy!
Review submitted by Michael.
Spellbinder Spellbinder
by Helen Stringer
Five stars! Wonderful theme! Amusing, entertaining. Those two words describe this book perfectly!
Review submitted by David.
Darth Vader Darth Vader and Son
by Jeffrey Brown
This is a great book! It is amazing and very humorous. The characters are Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker (as a young boy). If you love Star Wars, you’ll definitely love this quick-read. 5/5 stars!
Review submitted by Dev.
Angel Experiment The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson
6/5 stars! This series is amazing! If you love sci-fi, you should read this.
Review submitted by Morgan.
Tale Dark and Grimm A Tale Dark & Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
This was a book that is seamlessly good, what can go wrong with Hansel and Gretal? A lot. This book is bloody and gruesome, not for the faint of heart, but it is a great read on a stormy day.
Review submitted by Kelsey.
HungerGames The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
It was a really great book with a main goal to survive the Hunger Games. An easy, fun to read book with little details that brighten up your day. Very adventurous but has a bit of romance in it as well.
Review submitted by Tania.
Insurgent Insurgent
by Veronica Roth
Insurgent was an exciting sequel to Divergent. The story always left you wanting more. Four and Tris struggled together, while still finding a way to show passion.
Review submitted by Kate.
Hobbit The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit is about Bilbo, a hobbit living in the shire. Bilbo goes on a long journey to help another hobbit take back his throne. Bilbo faces deadly challenges and finds a ring that can turn him invisible. The Hobbit is a book that I think most teens will love.
Review submitted by MacKenzie.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 23, 2013 Categories: Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Graphic Novel, Horror, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

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Holes Holes
by Louis Sachar
Holes is about Stanley Yelnats who is accused of stealing a famous baseball player’s shoes and goes to Camp Green Lake, a desert where they dig holes. The Warden is looking for something, that Kate Barlow (a criminal) stole.
Review submitted by Michael.
Shards and Ashes Shards & Ashes
edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
I would definitely recommend this book to people who like sci-fi. I liked the fact that it was different short stories all in one book. I would give it 4/5 stars.
Review submitted by Izabella.
If You Find Me If You Find Me
by Emily Murdoch
In If You Find Me, the main character Carey lives within a national forest questioning and blocking the fact if she is real or not. Then Carey and Jenessa (her sister) find out that their mom disappears, but then is found by her father. In this book, Carey tries to figure out why her mother left her and to keep her own secrets to her as well.
Review submitted by Rahul.
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire Harry Potter Year and the Goblet of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
This book is my favorite book from the series so far. It had many different twists and turns that keep me reading really late at night. This was an awesome book and I’d recommend to anyone reading Harry Potter books that they should read the whole series.
Review submitted by Nicole.
So Punk Rock So Punk Rock
by Micol Ostow
I think this book was great. Ari does something different and does something other than get good grades. Ari’s story was great. 4.5/5 stars!
Review submitted by Peter.
Peanut Peanut
by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe
This book is a graphic novel where a girl moves and lies that she has a very serious peanut allergy. Her friend from her old school doesn’t talk to her anymore. Read the book to find out what happens!
Review submitted by Rebecca.
Drums Girls Dangerous Pie Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick
This is a great book about a boy who is troubled about his brother having cancer. Funny, serious, and romantic book all in one! Don’t let the title fool you. It’s a great book!
Review submitted by Lea.
Schwa The Schwa was Here
by Neal Shusterman
I found this book very interesting. All the characters have unique personalities. The Schwa, also known as Calvin, faces many challenges. This story mixes a mystery with adventure. I would definitely recommend it.
Review submitted by Brianna.
homecoming Homecoming
by Cynthia Voigt
I really like this book! It is an adventurous story about four children: Dicey, James, Maybeth, and Sammy Tillerman. Their parents both ran off, and the book is about the children trying to find their Aunt Cilia’s house so that they can live there.
Review submitted by Rachel.
Roll of Thunder Roll of Thunder, Here My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
I thought the book was ok. It showed how you should stand up for yourself and what you believe in.
Review submitted by Mary.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 17, 2013 Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Funny, Guys Reads, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Science Fiction

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trash Trash
by Andy Mulligan
I have many opinions about Trash. Trash is a very sad and creative story. A boy and his friend find a bag that the police need to investigate and they won’t give it up.
Review submitted by Elizabeth.
Maze of Bones The Maze of Bones (39 Clues)
by Rick Riordan
I thought this book was a great opener for the 39 Clues series. It really grabbed my attention and made me want to read Book two. It was action-packed, and full of lots of adventure.
Review submitted by Ravi.
Cardturner The Cardturner
by Louis Sachar
I thought it was a very good book. I liked the amount of detail the author used. I didn’t like how the chapters were so short and only focused on one topic.
Review submitted by Anthony.
Just add magic Just Add Magic
by Cindy Callaghan
When Kelly Quinn and her two BFF’s discover a dusty old cookbook while cleaning out an attic, the girls decide to try a few of the mysterious recipes that are inside.
Review submitted by Neela.
Marked Marked
by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast
I think Marked was a very interesting book that added something new and different to the world of vampires. It was a very interesting book about friendship and doing the right thing. The main character is very relatable; I know I related.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Third Wheel The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
by Jeff Kinney
The Third Wheel is about Greg Heffley’s early life and about him and Rowley trying to get a date to the school dance. But can he find a date or will he be left out, playing video games on the big night?
Review submitted by Michael.
Among the barons Among the Barons
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
There are so many twists and turns you don’t want to put the book down!
Review submitted by Amin.
Shards and Ashes Shards & Ashes
edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong
This book is a good book. It was very interesting. I like the theme of the book. Each author has a different story and that’s what I like about the style of the book.
Review submitted by Samantha.
Boys Without Names Boys without Names
by Kashmira Seth
This book was fun to read because it took place in India. I love to read books that take place in a setting that I know about.
Review submitted by Jill.
Hobbit The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit is a book about Bilbo Baggins leaving his normal life to go on an adventure to get gold back from Smaug, the evil dragon.
Review submitted by Cici.

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By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on July 8, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Multicultural, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Reviews By You, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal

Book Trailer of the Week– Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

This week’s book trailer of the week is for Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger.  In this Finishing School Book the First, Sophronia has been enrolled in finishing school.  Set in an alternate steampunk England in 1851, Sophronia’s finishing school is like no other.  It teaches the art of poisoning, eye lash fluttering, self defense, and other skills to make one an expert in espionage.  Being no ordinary girl, Sophronia is thriving at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy, and she tests the limits of her new training as she tries to solve the mystery of the missing prototype.  Click here to find Etiquette & Espionage in the Library today!

By Colleen, Teen Services Librarian on May 25, 2013 Categories: Action/Adventure, Book Trailer, Fiction, Funny, Mystery, Science Fiction, Supernatural/Paranormal