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Teen Book Review

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Gone (by Michael Grant)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Ally, grade 8

Sam Temple was lost in a daydream when the teacher disappeared. As people came to find out everybody over the age of fifteen had "poofed." It was rather fun at the beginning, but as it wore on, for most kids it was a nightmare. Everything started mutating, rivalries arose, and kids started to realize that they needed someone to be in charge. In a world with no rules anything can happen, and it doesn't always happen for the best. I recommend Gone to anyone who love adventure, romance, and horror.

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Brothers to the Death (by Darren Shan)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Casey, grade 11

If you look for death, love, gore, mystery, and suspense all 1 book, this is the book for you! Being the last book in the Saga of Larten Creepsley series, it comes at you in a shower of sparks. Come read how the last part of Lartens life was, and how it came to him meeting up with Darren! Do not miss this book.

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Deep and Dark and Dangerous (by Mary Downing Hahn)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Sophie, grade 6

Well, way back when a horrible accident happened at Gull Cottage a place where Claire and Dulcie spent there summers after that accident happened they moved away hoping to move away from the terrible memories then one day Ali, Claires daughter, finds a photograph of three girls in a boat two of which were Claire and Dulcie and a whole mystery begins of who the other girl was and Ali goes to Gull Cottage for summer to babysit Emma Dulcies daughter and a mean girl starts bugging them and Ali gets very suspicious and you'll never guess what happens next.

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The Goblin Wood (by Hilari Bell)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Kaleab, grade 6

I wish I could give this book ten stars! You should read this book if you like fantasy, magic and goblins. My favorite part was when Onny (child goblin) was dared to touch the human prisoner. The last chapter made me want to read the next book, The Goblin Gate.

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Midnight Howl (by Clare Hutton)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Caitlyn, grade 6

I like Midnight Howl because it is a well written sotry, with juicy detail. I like how at first everyone thinks one person is the wolf, then at the end it was someone completely un-expected. The mystery and how she solves it is amazing.

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Origins (by L.J. Smith)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Olivia, grade 8

In the book Origins, young & handsome Stefan Salvatore has everything being done for him. He's taking over the family estate, engaged to Rosalyn Cartwright, and his father absolutely loves him. That all changes when he meets Katherine Pierce. When Rosalyn meets a untimely death, Stefan realized he can have Katherine. But, there are people who stand in there true love. I really like the book because it was romantic.

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Fear (by Michael Grant)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Lydia, grade 12

In this book, residents of Perdido Beach, California must learn to live in a world of freakish creatures and even more nightmarish people. All of the residents are under the age of fifteen, however, save for a select few. I loved this book because it continues the story of the FAYZ started in Gone, yet does not become monotonous. It shows how, in this world of nightmares, children must overcome their fear of the most basic darkness. 

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Paranormalcy (by Kiersten White)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Weiwei, grade 7

Evie always wanted to be normal. She wanted to live just like the highschool TV show. She works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency. Her best firend is a mermaid and her ex-boyfriend is a faerie that still loves her and she is falling in love with a shape-shifter as she learns more about herself and what's behind all those paranormal's death . . . 

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Forever (by Maggie Stiefvater)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Lydia, grade 7

Sam was a wolf, but then was cured.  Grace, Sam's true love, became a wolf.  A man named Tom Culpepper wants to kill all the wolves because of what happened to his son.  Same and Grace including their friends, Cole & Isabel, must stop Tom before all the wolves of Mercy Falls are gone.

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The Devouring (by Simon Holt)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Kat, grade 9

For anyone who loves suspense, goosebumps, and anxiety, The Devouring is for you.  Your heart races, the hair on the back of your neck rises, and you can't wait to turn the page.  The book casts you there to what Reggie, one of the main characters is feeling and experiencing.  You will feel anger, fear, dread, joy, and sympathy with the book characters.  If you love the Devouring, don't forget to read the other two: Soulstice and Fearscape.

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