The Teen Summer Reading program is still going strong, with only a couple of weeks left! We have been receiving some great book reviews on the logs that are being turned in. So, we are going to post these short reviews, ten at a time, and call them “10 Reviews by You”. Hopefully, you’ll get lots of helpful suggestions on what book to pick up next! Just click on the title to find it at the Library.
1) Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Aza, an innkeeper’s daughter, lives in Ayortha where everyone is pretty and can sing. Different since birth, Aza must overcome being ugly, a magic mirror, ogres, and being in prison in order to get her happy ending.
2) Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French
Operation Redwood is about a boy named Julian. His uncle and his company, IPX, want to kill redwood trees to make money. So when Julian accidently reads a protest email to his uncle by a girl named Robin, he’s sent on an adventure to save the redwood trees, meet new friends, and defeat evil.
3) Hana-Kimi by Hisaya Nakajo
One of my favorite series, Hana-Kimi, is about a girl who sees a Japanese track star. Immediately, she was amazed so she travels to Japan to meet him. The catch is that he goes to an all-boys school, so she dresses as a guy and goes to the school.
4) Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos
Ask Me No Questions is about a girl that lived in the U.S. with her family on expired visas. When her dad gets put in jail, she is determined to get him out.
5) 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
11 Birthdays is about two kids who were born on the same day. They were supposed to have their parties together every year. They did until they were 11, and so have to live the same day over eleven times.
6) Return of the Home Run Kid by Matt Christopher
Return of the Home Run Kid is about a boy who always hits homeruns, but then hits a massive slump. He then meets a trainer who helped him out, but there’s something suspicious about the trainer.
7) Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Hatchet is about a boy trapped in the wilderness. He learns how to make bows and arrows with his hatchet to survive.
8) Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer
Bloody Jack is one of my favorite books. It is about an orphan girl named Jacky Faber and her adventures. I loved this book so much I kept on reading the series and I am excited to read the next books coming out.
9) The Pact by Jodi Picoult
The Pact is about guy who is falsely accused of murdering his girlfriend. It was a good book!
10) Diary of a Teenage Girl by Melody Carlson
Diary of a Teenage Girl is actually a good book. It’s about a girl who lets God come into her heart and how she has hardships with love, friends, and her family changing. (We’re sorry, this book is not available at MPPL.)