Thursday, July 31, 2014

Speak Book Review

Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen

Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen is a realistic fiction novel about a young high school teenager named Melinda. In the realistic fiction novel by Laurie Halse Andersen Melinda has to find herself important and worth talking. Melinda has to overcome a fear of talking after she attends a party which she really shouldn’t have attended. Melinda attends a party and many bad things go on at the party one of which is drinking. Melinda was not responsible at the party and did many things that she shouldn’t have done. Melinda got drunk and got peer pressured into doing something with a boy that was not appropriate for her to do at her young age. After the party and throughout the novel Melinda gets bullied and has to learn how to overcome her fear of talking about the horrific events.

 I personally thought that Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson was a great book that really teaches young teens very important messages. The book teaches teens not to do something stupid like drink because it can ruin your life forever. The book also teaches that if you do something that you cannot tell your parents about, then it is wrong and you should not be doing it. The author’s style of writing was very easy to understand. It would be helpful for a teen to know about drugs and alcohol and how they are very bad for any person to use and especially high school teens. I would recommend this book to all teens because I think that it was a great book that teaches lifelong lessons. I would give Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson a 5 star rating.  Nicole S.; Teen Reviewer

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Valentine Princess Book Review

Valentine Princess by Meg Cabot

The book, Valentine Princess by Meg Cabot, is about a princess named Mia and her boyfriend Michael, as well as Lily who is Michael’s sister and Mia’s best friend.  This Valentine’s Day will be the Princess Mia and Michael’s first Valentine’s Day as couple, but Michael does not believe in Valentine’s Day, he believes it’s a plot by Hallmark, 1-800-Flowers, and Russell Stover to make us do their corporate bidding.  Princess Mia on the other hand does believe and she wants to get Michael a Valentine, but he doesn’t want one and Mia doesn’t know what to do.  This book is about how they come to celebrate Valentine’s Day and compromise.  Caliegh D.; Teen Reviewer

The Princess Present Book Review

The Princess Present by Meg Cabot

The book, The Princess Present by Meg Cabot, is about a royal family who lives in New York but spends their holidays in Genovia with their royal grandmere.  Mia, her best friend Lily and her boyfriend Michael, as well as their families all spend the holiday in Genovia.  On Christmas day the whole family exchanges gifts and Michael and Mia wait till the end to exchange theirs.  The gifts they give each other are very personal, but comical in the way they go about it.  In the end, the book shows, it isn’t about the gift but the thought behind them.  Caliegh D.; Teen Reviewer

Perfect Princess Book Review

Perfect Princess by Meg Cabot

The book, Perfect Princess by Meg Cabot is a challenging book about multiple princesses and what they gave up and went through to become princesses.  Mia for example, was just a normal ninth grader and the next thing she knew she was a princess talking about tiaras and tariffs with her royal grandmere.  There are a variety of princesses; basically what this book is saying is to get in touch with your inner princess.  Something all these princesses have in common is they all made a major impact on society.  They all went through princess training and are still in princess training.  Princesses can only learn from their triumphs and mistakes, just as humans can learn from their past and mistakes as well.  Caliegh D.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire Book Review

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare has done it again! She has now written the final novel in The Mortal Instruments series, entitled City of Heavenly Fire.  In this spellbinding novel all of Clary’s friends, Jace, Simon, Izzy, and Alec, go on a crazy adventure, in order to save the mundane world and the Shadowhunter race.  Sebastion, Clary’s older brother, has made dark shadowhunters and created an army to rule the world.  Clary, Jace, and their friends have to find Sebastion and stop him and the Seelie Queen and Court.  Together, Clary, Jace, Izzy, and Alec, go to infinite lengths to destroy Sebastion.  They travel to untold places, where anyone who ventures there does not return. Simon will sacrifice everything and anything to save his friends and his girlfriend, Izzy.  In the end, it will be Clary’s choice if she will hail to master Sebastion.
Cassandra Clare writes using language and words that are easily understood.  She grabs you in with every word, sentence, and chapter.  She leaves you wanting more and more.  If you read The Infernal Devices series, before The Mortal Instruments, some characters, like Tessa Gray, and parts will make more sense.  This novel would appeal to anyone who likes fantasy, adventure, and some romance.  I believe that anyone who likes The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner series, will definitely like The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire.  I recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure with angels and demons. Elizabeth B.; Teen Reviewer


The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

 The Fault in Our Stars By John Green

The realistic fiction novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a novel about two teens and their love story while battling with a life threatening disease called cancer. The two main characters named Hazel and Gus meet at a support group in which they meet each other and eventually fall in love with each other. Throughout the novel Hazel and Gus grow closer together as a couple and fall in love with each other. Hazel and Gus both have great personalities and have their ups and downs with each other but it only brings them closer as a couple.  Hazel and Gus are a couple that really demonstrates an example of real true love.  Gus and Hazel go on a vacation together to visit Hazel’s favorite author. Gus uses his wish on her. That great trip was a great time for them. After that trip cancer really took its turn on the kids.

 The author of the novel, John Green has a great style of writing. John Green’s writing is great and he writes with great detail. John green uses many literary elements including metaphors. The author’s style of writing was not too hard to understand, but it was not too easy to understand. The author’s style of writing was medium. Before reading this book it would be helpful for a teen to understand what cancer really is and how bad of a disease it is. This book would appeal to teens over the age of 13 who like love stories. I would not recommend is novel to kids under the age of 13 because there are some parts in the book that they might not understand and there is an inappropriate part that you must be mature in order to read it.  All in all I personally thought that The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was a great novel and I think that it defiantly deserves a 5 star rating. Nicole S.; Teen Reviewer.