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Teen Book Review

Landry Park (by Bethany Hagen)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Sierra, Deer Run TAB

If I could rate this book at a 6 I would! It was an awesome read with a mixture of the past and the present! It was mind blowing with interesting ideas! The secrets run high and the ending is full of surprises! This is a must read!

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Invincible Summer (by Hannah Moskowitz)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Sierra, Deer Run TAB

The book was hauntingly interesting. It kept you reading and only focused on the characters lives in the summer. The title almost doesn't match the book at times but if you read intently it makes sense. From relationship to family crisis the emotions are always on high!

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Breaking Glass (by Lisa Amowitz)

Rating 3

Reviewed by Sierra, Deer Run TAB

Breaking Glass was an interesting book. I felt that it was somewhat dragged out and could have been better. it was a sort of murder(or maybe not!) mystery. It was full of conspiracies and that was cool. It goes through relationships between family, old and new friends, and love interests. The book overall was very good but was kind of a slow read.

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Of Poseidon (by Anna Banks)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Carolyn, Corporate Parkway TAB

Emma, soon to be high school senior, goes on her last summer vacation with her best friend to Florida, for fun in the sun and swimming in the ocean, which she is dreading. Emma has been distant from the water ever since a near death experience when she was a child, but she is trying not to make a big deal of being in the water. They go for a swim and something terrible happens, Emma's' best friend gets attacked by a shark, and some one strange rescues her, but how is she even alive? She was under the water for a very long time, and she even fought the the shark back!

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Cut (by Patricia McCormick)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Karly, Deer Run TAB

Cut follows the life of a teenager who struggles with self-harm. The first-person format gives the reader more insight into the main character, Callie. She currently resides at Sea Pines Residential Treatment Facility where she is supposed to be getting help for her self-harm issue. She goes to meetings in which she never talks and she sees a psychiatrist who she also does not communicate with.

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Along for the Ride (by Sarah Dessen)

Rating 5

Reviewed by Elisa, Spencer TAB

Teens have this really bad habit of going to sleep late, but Auden's habit beyond surfing on Tumblr til one in the morning. Auden uses the night as her escape, from her parent's divorce when she was younger to applications for college. When Auden sees her mom finally putting herself back out there, Auden realizes that she might have missed out on the "teenage experience", from going to Prom to the sleepovers, crushes and gossip of friendship.

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Aria (by Kozue Amano)

Rating 5

Reviewed by JC, Middendorf-Kredell TAB

Aria and it's predecessor Aqua are set in Neo-Venezia on the planet Aqua, which was once Mars. Neo-Venezia is a replica of the city Venice.

This is the story of three girls trials and growth while aiming to become gondoliers, or as the are called in Neo-Venezia "Prima".

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Someone Like You (by Sarah Dessen)

Rating 4

Reviewed by Elisa, Spencer TAB

Halley has always depended on her best friend, Scarlett, since they met on Scarlett's front steps at a young age. Halley suddenly swaps spots with Scarlett when Scarlett's first serious love dies and she has a surprise that no one is ready for. Through these two girls, every teen reader relates to their struggle with crushes, parents, and preparing for "the real world".

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The Awakening (by Michael Carroll)

Rating 4

Reviewed by JC, Middendorf-Kredell TAB

In New Heroes superheroes, or as they are called in their world, super humans have disappeared ten years ago on what became known as "Mystery Day".

If you've ever wished that super heroes were in their early teens instead of their twenties or later then this book is for you!

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Super Human (by Michael Carroll)

Rating 5

Reviewed by JC, Middendorf-Kredell TAB

Super Human is the first book in Carroll's series Super Human. This series is a prequel to New Heroes.

For fans of superheroes who wish that the heroes were younger and more relatable this is the series for you.

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