Friday, October 11, 2013

Invasion Book Review

By Jon S. Lewis
The book Invasion by Jon S. Lewis is an exciting book. It is about a boy named Colt and his two friends Oz and Danielle trying to save the world from a major organization called Trident which are basically alien species called the Thule who are trying to take over the planet.  It first starts off with Colt going to a CHAOS agency and there it will be determined that he will be a recruit. He is having the summer of his life and then all of a sudden both his parents die for what they thought was a tragic accident. He then moves with his grandpa and later discovers that his parent’s death was planned. His mother finds out that Trident Industries have been mind controlling people and she was then killed with her husband trying to report this. After a series of events Colt destroys the Industry and then is accepted into CHAOS agency and then has to prepare for an alien invasion.

This book is a very good book. It is an action adventure, mystery, and a little bit of romance, as well as sci-fi. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in sci-fi or mystery.  Haris A.; Teen Reviewer

Dark Parties Book Review

Dark Parties by Sarah Grant

Dark Parties by Sarah Grant tells a story about 16 year old Neva living in a dystopian world. She has lived in the homeland guarded by the Protectosphere her whole life. People go missing each day and history disappears day by day. She keeps a notebook filled with all the people who have magically disappeared including her Grandma. Neva and her friends plan “dark parties” to revolt about the government in underground rebellions. Neva finds horrifying truths about the missing and becomes curious to find out about what is behind the Protectosphere. With the government secretly watching her every move, she begins to fear for the secrecy of the rebellions. She becomes distant with her friends especially the love of her life and her best friend. As everything keeps gaining on her, she must find a way to find the missing.

                As Sarah Grants, debut novel, it was very well written and compared a girl living in a dystopia with a regular average day girl. The novel included romance, mystery as well as a suspenseful plot twist. It can relate to teen girls who true hard workers are trying to change the world for the better. This novel will keep your eyes glued for more. Recommended for anyone seeking slight mystery.  Hira A.; Teen Reviewer

Perks of Being a Wallflower Book Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  By: Stephen Chbosky
The Perks of being a Wallflower is the story of Charlie, who loses his friend much too sudden. He feels lonely and left out in the world, where he feels he has nobody to turn to. That is until he introduces himself to a boy in his woodshop class, named Patrick. After, the boy introduces his friend to Charlie, named Sam. They all immediately hit it off. When he finally has met some friends, a huge weight is picked up off his shoulders. He is invited to exclusive parties and is accepted into the popular crowd, which takes his friend’s tragic death off of his mind. Writing letters to an unknown person (unknown to readers), Charlie expresses all the ups and downs, good and bad about his high school life and the drama between him and his new friends.  

I think this book would be mostly suitable for 13+ or mature preteens (since there are a few explicit scenes in the story). This book would be perfect for teens with a liking for books with a little excitement and adventure. The author of this book, Stephen Chbosky, made this book willing to read. The book was very easy flowing, yet some words were a little difficult to understand (Although, using context clues made it easier to understand). I think this book is appropriate for a higher grade in middle school-high school student preference. In conclusion, this book is absolutely worthy of being included in the Connetquot Library Teen Collection.  Justine D.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, October 7, 2013

You Have Seven Messages Book Review

You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis

Touching characters express their feelings in Stewart Lewis’s “You Have Seven Messages”. Fifteen year old Luna lost the one piece of her life that kept her living, her mother. Her suspicion stirs when she goes to her mother’s old studio and finds her phone. Luna’s eye catches the phone left with seven messages. Her suspicion teases her brain until she listens to the first message. After the first messages, Luna begins to wonder “Are these clues to the story of my mother’s death? Was what my father told me about her death all one big lie?” Each message brings her one step closer to the big truth… was it all one big lie?

             Stewart Lewis makes you stand on edge until the very the end, leading up to the big book of truths about Luna’s mother’s death. The emotion of Luna’s relationship between her father and mother weaves through to your heart. The maturity of Luna makes the story seem like it can go anywhere at any time. Each day of the story makes the anticipation grow and grow. The touching and heart-breaking story of the truth of Luna’s mom’s death will leave you in tears, wishing you could do something to make all the pain in Luna and her family all just fade away. The story will pull you in just making you want to figure out the big question on your own. The language in the book and way it was written would be recommended for older teens of a more mature level. Overall, this book will catch the eye of all teens with the thirst for mystery and betrayal.  Brooke W., Teen Reviewer