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Teen Book Review

Classics

Alice in Wonderland (by Lewis Carrol)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Abigail, grade 8

Alice in a young girl who appeared in a magical place, where everything is opposite.  When Alice discovers a beautiful garden she wants to get in but cannot fit through the door.  So, it's up to Alice to find another way into the garden, but not everything seems beautiufl in the garden as it seems.

I enjoy the adventure that occurs in this book, but even though it is an old book, it is still a avery entertaining book and is made for reading for your first time.

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A Wrinkle in Time (by Madeleine L'Engle)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Serena, grade 7

A Wrinkle in Time is about two children that loose their father when he ventures to outer space.  With the help of their friend, Calvin and three spirited women they travel to an evil planet called Camazotz to rescue their dad, try to beat the enemy, and save the universe.  I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend this book because it was magical, daring, and interesting.  It took me on a fascinating adventure.

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The Hobbit (by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Lydia, grade 7

The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings.  It is about a hobbit, imagine that, named Bilbo Baggins, a wizard, and thirteen dwarfs.  The purpose of this group is to go on a expeditioin to recover the golf that used to belong to the dwarfs and is now guarded by a dragon.  In this book you are also introduced to the one ring from Lord of the Rings.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel (by Emmuska Orczy)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Rebekah, grade 10

Baroness Orczy's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is set during the French Revolution when hundreds of innocent people are becomign victims to Madame la Guillotine.  But one man, under the mysterious name of the Scarlet Pimpernel works to rescue aristocrats from this gruesome death.  However, every hero needs a needs a nemesis and the Scarlet Pimpernel has one named Chauvelin, a ruthless patriot who is intent on sending the meddling Englishman to the guillotine.  I would definitely recommend this book -- it is intense and fast paced.  Orczy's writing is full of

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Catcher in the Rye (by J.D. Salinger)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Alex, grade 9

The book "Catcher in the Rye" is about an adolescent boy who is going to be dropped by his school and spends his time in New York to review his life.  I would recommend this title to teenagers and adults based on the book's mature language and vocabulary.  I could relate to Holden Caulfield, the main character, because of the people he meets at his older schools act like people at modern schools.  I did not enjoy reading the book because Holden Caulfield always complains about his life.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Sara, grade 7

This book was about many different cases Sherlock has had.  I would recommend this book because it was an instant page turner from the first page.  I enjoyed reading this book.  I did because it was a few differnt mysteries all in the same place but at different times.  Sherlock Holmes or mysterious Dr. Watson, although I did relate to the amazing Irene Adler because I also have outsmarted many men.

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Anne of Green Gables (by L.M. Montgomery)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Katie, grade 8

Anne of Green Gables is about an orphan girl who goes to live with the Cuthberts.  She finds herself in a lot of trouble but learns to live through it.  I would recommend Anne of Green Gables to people who like old-fashioined books.  I enjoyed this book because I could relate to Anne and all trouble in which she gets.  Thsi book is filled with adventures, happiness, sadness, and romance.

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Anne of Green Gables (by L.M. Montgomery)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Molly, grade 7

Anne of Green Gables is the story of an orphan girl, Anne, who comes to live with Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert.  Anne has a very wild imagination and quick changing temper, making the story a marvelous read.  The descriptions of each location are very vivid, letting you feel as though you've visited the same area.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys books that transport you to another time and let you experience a different way of living.

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The Trumpet of the Swan (by E.B. White)

Rating 5

Reviewed by CE

Wouldj I recommend this title? Yes it is explaining Louis and his trumpet, Louis is the swan.  Yes, I enjoyed reading the book because it was a book I actually wanted to figure out what happens to Louis.  I recommend this book to kids that like animals.  It is about a swan with a speaking disability and gets a trumpet to talk to others.  But also gets a chalk slate so it can speak with humans.  I really enjoyed this book.

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