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Teen Book Review

Adventure

Au Revoir Crazy European Chick (by Joe Schreiber)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Sherri, Middendorf-Kredell Staff

Who can resist a book with this title?  A lot of humor, adventure and danger combined with a little bit of romance make this an intriguing read. Perry, a high school senior, is forced by his parents to take their quiet, unassuming, and plain looking foreign exchange student to the prom.  But in the course of one night, Perry's world is turned inside-out by this young woman who is not at all what she has appeared to be.

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Frenzy (by Robert Liparolo)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Antonia, grade 9

Frenzy is a book six of the Dreamhouse Kings series. This series is about a steriotypical family who have moved into a house. But nothing is as it seems. Their lives were not even a quarter as exciting and scary as their lives are now. The kings family is blown into a rollercoaster of time. With twists and turns that you don't see coming. Their destiny is to fix history and change the future, but will the disasterous Taksidian foil their goal? In the course of 5 days this family has the adventure(s) of a lifetime, but will they be able to make it home in one piece?

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The Last Thing I Remember (by Andrew Klavar)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Evi, grade 8

Charlie West wakes up tied to a chair in a room he doesn't recognize. He's bloody, beaten and bruised and he can't remember how he got there or what's going on. The last day he remembers was a year ago. He goes on to find that he is a wanted criminal, convicted of murdering his best friend.

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Swindle (by Gordan Korman)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Zach, grade 7

This book is about a boy named Grifin, he finds a Babe Ruth baseball card and tries to sell it. He gets it swindled from him, now him and his budies must get it back. I liked this book because it has the perfect amount of adventure, suspence, and humor. And it is about kids like me for kids like me.

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Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero (by Rick Riordan)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Matthew, grade 6

If you like greek mythology, like me, then this is the book for you! There are tons of Mythological Greek contents in this book. At over 550 pages long, it's a mythology packed book. Personally, I like it how each chapter is from the perspective of a different person. I also like how different adventures and quests intertwine and seperate again.  I really hope you consider reading this amazing book.

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Fabelhaven: Keys to the Demon Prison (by Brandon Mull)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Alex, grade 12

This was a great ending to an amazing series.  Kendra and Seth have to make it through one last challenge to prevent the opening of the demon prison, and the results aren't what you would expect.  There are a number of turns one does not see coming, which kept me occupied the entire time.  It deserves ever star of that rating, and the only disappointment is that it is the last book of the series.

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The Grimm Legacy (by Polly Shulman)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Brandice, grade 8

Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository, a library like place that people borrow items instead of books.  Items are starting to disappear from the grimm collection.  Now, her and her fellow pages - handsome Marc, perfect Anjali, and Aron - are are suddenly in an exciting adventure to figure out what is happening. 

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Runaway Twin (by Peg Kehret)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Leah, grade 6

I liked Runaway Twin because you should follow your dreams whether your need to find a family member or a dream job.  But know matter waht it is you can always complete, by keep trying and never giving up.  Just like Sunny Skyland who kept trying and did not quit!

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The Grimm Legacy (by Polly Shulman)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Elizabeth, grade 7

I gave this book a 4 and a half because it was written well and it had a good story line.  Elizabeth, an adventureous young lady, moved with her widower dad to a new life with her step-mom and step-sisters.  She gets a job at a library.  It's not a normal library though.  It's a library of famous and enchanted objects.  To have this fasinate you more, read The Grimm Legacy.

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Twenty Gold Falcons (by Amy Gordon)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Maddie, grade 6

Twenty Gold Falcons a great gook for kids of all ages.  It's about a young girl that moves to Gloria after her dad dies because they can't pay for the farm.  Aiden doesn't like it in Gloria.  She hears about hte gold falcons and gets together with her friend Adam that goes to her new school and her cousin lies.   Together they go on many great adventures.  I liked how they are so many cliff hangers.  I think all kids will like this book. 

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