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Teen Book Review

Fiction

The Secret Life of Bees (by Sue Monk Fidd)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Madeleine, grade 9

The Secret Life of Bees is a touching story of friendship and charity despite the opposing force of racial inequality. This story is about a young girl whose whole life is challenged by a tragic accedent. She and her house keeper, who has been her mother figure since the accedent, runs from the law & finds their way to a honey bee plantation. There she is befriended by the three Boatwright sisters. She will discover her mother's past, & realize she found the mother she was looking for in the boatwright sisters!

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Out of My Mind (by Sharon Draper)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Abby, grade 7

Melody Brooks is surrounded by millions of words, and she abosrobs them all. But she is eleven years old & has never spoken one of them, She can't move, feed herself, or use the restroom without someones help. But when her history teacher, Mr. Dimming, pulls together a quiz team, she wants to get on it. She knows about the quiz team: they compete with other school's teams to be declared "Whiz Kids Quiz Competition Winner." But will Melody be able to make it? She knows she is smart, and so do her parents & neighbor, Mrs. B.

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Cabin Fever (by Jeff Kinney)

Rating 5

Reviewed by William, grade 7

Greg is snowed in his house while his dad is in a fancy hotel. Greg is stuck with no food and the power is out but his brother Manny took the food and shut off the power.

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The Killer's Cousin (by Nancy Werlin)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Elise, grade 9

The Killer's Cousin is a very suspensful page turner, I just didn't want to put it down! The books is about a teenage boy named David who is sent to go live with his Aunt Julius, Uncle Vic, and his cousin, Lily. David has to redo his senior year because he was unable to complete the previous schoolyear due to him murdering a girl named Emily. But David quickly realizes something is wrong with his new household. He sees all sorts of strange occurances, and there is something strange about Lily.

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Racing to Disaster (by Franklin W. Dixon)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Andrew, grade 7

I like this book because it has alot of action. It also has alot of mystery. Franklin W. Dixon is such a good author and he is my favorite author. He knows exactley knows how to right a good book. 

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Girl, Stolen (by April Henry)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Haley, grade 8

This book is about Cheyenne Wilder, a blind 16 year old, who was accidentaly kidnapped by Griffin, someone who was just looking to steal a car. Once Griffin's dad, Roy, finds out that Cheyenne's dad is the President of Nike he decides to keep her and ask for a ransom. I didn't want to put the book down because it always made me wonder what would happen next. 

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Very Funny, Elizabeth (by Valerie Tripp)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Joy, grade 7

I like the book because there are lots of twists & funny prank. I didn't like the book becauz it was a short book, only 100 pgs. But over all I think it was a good book. 

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Fat Cat (by Robin Brande)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Kim, grade 10

I really enjoyed this book because I could easily relate to it as a person. She was wanting a big change in her life so she chnaged her diet drastically, helping her become a person she likes better. It makes me believe that someday I can have the strength to be able to overcome the obstacles I so desperately don't want. Like Cat, I want to grow into the person I dream of being, which takes hard work, ambition, and dedication.

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Sharks + Boys (by Kristen Tracy)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Kelli, grade 12

After Enid's boyfriend decided he wants to take a break she decides to follow him to a party to make sure he doesn't get with another girl. But what she doesn't know is the boat they are on will sink so now Enid and 7 other boys will have to try to survive until the coast guard comes. You wil not want to put this book down. The beginning is a little slow but once you get to the action it is great!

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Crown of Crystal Flame (by C.L. Wilson)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Summer, grade 11

The Fey battle agents of the Eld for the last time. Who will win? Ellysetta and Rain are put to the test to see if they can complete their bond. Ellysetta and Rain have to find allies for the upcoming battles. Will they be able to get the Elves to come? This book was very, very god. I would give it 10 stars if I could.

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