Monday, December 12, 2016

The Fault in our Stars Book Review

By John Green

            The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is a young adult fiction story. The main character is Hazel Grace Lancaster. She is seventeen years old. She is attending a cancer patients' support group. In one of the meeting she meets a teenage boy and throughout the meeting she learns that his name is Augustus Waters. After the meeting is over, Augustus and Hazel start talking and he tells her that she looks like Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta. Then he invites Hazel to his house to watch the movie. While they are hanging out, they start to discuss how their life is with cancer. Hazel says that she has thyroid cancer and that it has spread to her lungs. Augustus says that he had osteosarcoma, but he is now cancer free after having his leg amputated. Before Hazel goes home, they agree to read each other’s favorite novels. Augustus gives Hazel the Price of Dawn, and Hazel recommends An Imperial Affliction. Then they decide to take a trip to Amsterdam and the story continues from there.

            I think that this is a great story. The author did a great job explaining the story. It was very easy to understand. It was a very emotional story so it was very effective to the reader. I would recommend this book to any teens who wants to read a great book. It was a very interesting story. Mirza H.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holes Book Review


            The book Holes, by Louis Sachar is a mysterious fiction novel. It is about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who is under a curse. The boys is 14 years old and he comes from a poor family. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and it has been followed by the generations of the Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been sent to a boy’s detention center called Camp Green Lake. Even though it’s called camp green lake it’s nothing like that. It’s neither a green camp nor a lake. The whole place is filled with holes, which the campers have to dig every day for the whole day. The holes have to be five feet deep and five feet wide. Later Stanley notices that the boys aren’t only digging holes for no reason but they are looking for something. Something thing that has been buried in the “lake” for years. Later he makes a friend named Zero whose real name is Hector Zeroni and they go on a very interesting adventure to find the treasure that is hidden in the lake.

            I think that this is a great book. The authors writing style was very easy to understand. It was the right level for me. I would prefer this book to my friends or anyone who is the same age as me. It was very interesting. I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. It was very mysterious when they actually found something at the lake. Mirza H.; Teen Reviewer

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Same Difference Book Review

Same Difference
By Siobhan Vivian

             The book Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian is a realistic fiction book. This book is about a 16 year old girl. Her name is Emily. She has lived in Cherry Grove, New Jersey for most of her life. Now that she is getting older she has to think about college. She is in her senior year of high school. She has joined an art program in Philadelphia. Her best friend named Meg lives right next door to her. They spend their whole summer together. Sometimes they are in the pool or sometimes they are at their favorite coffee shop, which is Starbucks.  Meg has a boyfriend named Rick. On the first day of Emily’s art program she bumps onto a guy in front of a coffee shop while she was looking for the Philadelphia College. Later that day she finds out that the guy she bumped into was her teacher assistant. Then the story continues as Emily faces some difficulties with having two best friends which are polar opposites.

            The authors writing style was pretty easy to understand. The words weren’t that trick. It was the right level for me. Over all it was a great book. I would prefer this book to my friends and/or my peers, I think they would really like it. This book shows many aspects of a teens life which I found to be very interesting which made me want to read more and figure out what was going to happen next. Mirza H.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, November 28, 2016

Lexa Pro's and Cons Book Review

Lexa Pro’s and Cons by Aaron Karo

The book Lexapro’s and Cons by Aaron Karo is about a boy named Chuck who has a best friend named Steve. Chuck is seventeen years old and he has OCD. Chuck has a mom, dad and sister named Beth. Chuck’s real name is Charle’s Taylor and People Call him Chuck because Chuck Taylor was a famous player in the 1920s.Chuck likes to think he is a famous person .Chuck wanted new shoes for $45 and replace them with the old ones. Chuck’s mom was thrilled he wanted them. They got every color available and Chuck had a mountain full of shoes in his closet. Every day he would where a different color for different moods. Steve did not want to know what chuck was doing and Chuck would not tell anyone about his emotion code. Chuck had a girlfriend named Amy and they went to the library every once in a week so Chuck could tutor her for calc. One day Amy brought cupcakes and they were decorated with math problems. When Chuck saw it he licked every single frosting off which left to show Amy that he had OCD. They Amy was upset but when prom came around Chuck asked her out and it was a happy ending.

 The authors writing style was easy to understand. I really like the way the book was written in. The main idea was very clear so it was very easy to understand.  I would recommend this book to my friends or to someone who is looking forward in to reading a really good book. Overall it was a great book. Mirza M.; Teen Reviewer . . . 

The List Book Review

The List by Siobhan Vivian

The book The List by Siobhan Vivian is a young adult story. It’s about this list that is hung every year in the school. The list contains the names of eight girls in the high school. Out of the eight girls four of them are listed as the prettiest in their grades and the other four are listed as the ugliest in their grades. The book is set to be written as a different person’s point of view for every chapter. I wasn’t very interested in the story because of the format of the book. It was very confusing to keep up with every character since every chapter was different and had a different person’s point of view. In the book the girls prove the peer pressure that they are going through and all the drama that are caused from the list. The author showed what most girls face in their teenage years and that is not being able to accept yourself for who you are and trying to be someone one who you are not. It really showed what is going on in this world. Every chapter explains how the girls are different and it shows their point of view. With eight perspectives of the story it was a lot to handle, so I wasn’t that focused. That’s all because of the peer pressure and everything that a teenage has to face in order to survive their teenage years. It would be wrong to say that it’s only the teenagers who face this but it’s mostly the teenagers. Therefore, I didn’t really like this book so I wouldn’t offer someone else to read it mainly because of the format and the confusion. Mirza H.; Teen Reviewer

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Between Here and Forever Book Review

Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott

Between here and forever by Elizabeth Scott is a story where this girl named Abby has a close relationship with her sister named Tess. Abby would love to be like Tess someday because she is beautiful and perfect, until her accident occurs. Tess went to a party with her friends and they were dancing, singing, drinking and having a great time until she started to notice that her friends were starting to get drunk. When she saw that happening she decided to leave the party a little early to avoid driving with a drunk person. But… on the way home she gets into a car accident. The car slips into black ice, and turns upside down. Tess is in a coma. Abby is really upset and her whole life is on hold until Tess wakes up. Abby wants her sister back so badly that she asks a stranger to try and bring her back. Tess never wakes up.

The plot of the book is that Abby loses her sister named Tess, but she moves on with her life. I really liked the book because it shows to deal with a loss and how close siblings are. I would recommend this book to a middle school and a high school audience, because it is appropriate for anyone to read .I do think that this book should be in the library. I also think that a few teens will feel involved in this book because some people could have siblings that were involved in a car crash. Overall, it is a great book to read. Leyla L.; Teen Reviewer

Speak Book Review

Laurie Halse Anderson

After a party which results in the police being called, freshman Melinda Sordino isn’t the most popular girl in school. The only friend that she manages to make is Heather, a girl who has just moved into the neighborhood, and doesn’t really know anyone or anything that has happened at the school. Even then, Melinda thinks of her as a “disposable friend”. Melinda as a character changes much throughout the book. She goes from a very secluded person who thinks badly of most everyone, to a more mentally strong and stable person.

            The author Laurie Halse Anderson has done a phenomenal job in developing the characters, especially main character Melinda Sordino. The also incredibly sensitive topic of sexual abuse is covered in this book and the author does it perfectly. The book flows beautifully, and often has flashbacks to the party where “it happened”. The author could have done a better job of elaborating what happened at the party where Melinda was sexually assaulted, and how she got invited into that party, but the way Anderson did it was fine. This book will resonate differently with different people, and depending on their background, this could be an emotional book. This title is definitely one that is worth having at the library, as it talks about topics such as bullying, ostracism, and sexual assault. This title is one that both middle schoolers and high-schoolers can read without much trouble, as it uses simpler words, though there is a bit of foul language here and there. Lyonel L.; Teen Reviewer

The Remedy Book Review

The Remedy by Suzanne Young
Quinlan is a closer, she has been since she was seven years old. She is responsible to provide closure to any grieving family that has lost a teenage daughter. How Quinn does this is that she can become anyone. She has been recommended by grief counselors and is hired by families to take the temporary role of a dead loved one. She isn’t EXACTLY the same but she wears their same clothes, same hairstyle, and accent and studies them through videos and pictures of them. She can then act like them, behave like them but to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached to anyone. Now that Quinn is 17 she doesn’t know who exactly she is, she confuses her own past to someone she depicts.

I liked Quinn in this story, she had a really tough job though and her father pushed her so hard all the time. The way she was thrust into the homes of people and expected to make them feel better did not sound like the easiest or least stressful of jobs! I do, however, appreciate what she does for these grieving families. This book was a unique and well thought out book. Suzanne Young once again managed to come up with something imaginative and so well written that the words seemed to flow off the page and sweep you up in their warm current and carry you away. Literally when I got the book, I couldn’t stop reading it, this book is a real page turner and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone! Leslie L.; Teen Reviewer

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Duff Book Review

The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Bianca is a senior in high school. She has 2 friends named Jess and Casey. She is considered as a designated ugly fat friend compared to the popular girls. Bianca has a special place in her heart for the guy that she loves named Toby.  But besides that, there is a guy in her school named Wesley that she absolutely hates. She wouldn’t come anywhere near him or speak to him because he considered Bianca as a Duff. Until one day, Bianca and Wesley were sitting next to each other, and out of nowhere, they kissed! Bianca seems to have enjoyed that moment that she had with Wesley even though they were enemies. Bianca then finds out that Wesley’s life is pretty screwed up like hers, and with absolute horror, she’s falling for the guy that she thought she hated the most, building an enemies-with-benefits relationship.

          The main message of this book is that sometimes you will fall in love with the person you hate the most, so you shouldn’t pick enemies quite yet. I think the author did a great job presenting the book as the message was very easy to interpret and find. It was pretty straight forward, and was very easy to read, because everything made sense and there weren’t any errors. I think the author made a very clear point about enemies and relationships so there might be a few teenagers reading the book and thinking about how it connects with them. I would recommend this book to a high-school audience, because some parts of the book contain sexual actions which some middle schoolers wouldn’t be able to handle. I think that this book is worth having in the library because it shows how some people can connect with the story. Leyla L.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Program Book Review

The Program by Suzanne Young

Sloane and James have been together before the epidemic occurred. Now that suicide has become an international struggle, they are being watched and one mistake can send them to The Program. They will do anything to keep themselves out of The Program because everyone that comes out has their depression erased but so are their memories. They are both under continued surveillance everywhere so they hide all of their emotions. With Brady gone, Sloane’s brother, Sloane’s parents don’t want to risk losing her too so they will do anything to keep her alive, including bringing her to The Program. James is the only person she can trust with her emotions but they are both slipping and it’s getting harder to hide the truth.

                The plot of the book was interesting and the writing was good but I sped through the book because I wanted to know what happened. The ending was pretty interesting too and it made me curious about the rest of the books in the series. It was easy to read and get through. There are some issues with the book though. First of all, the main plot of this book is that depression is a contagious disease. This is giving people the wrong idea, we shouldn’t avoid people that are depressed, and we can’t catch it from them. The second issue is that Young makes it look like the government can magically erase their depression if they take some memories away. That’s not how life really works. I think the most appropriate to read this book is high school level because if younger kids don’t know the meaning of depression, they will get the wrong idea if they read this book but all those aside, this was an overall good, and suspenseful book and I would definitely recommend that you read the series. Leslie L.; Teen Reviewer

Vampirates: Immortal War Book Review

Vampirates: Immortal War by Justin Semper
 In this immensely growing war raging across the seas, young twins Grace and Conner must both give it their all in order to win this war. With Grace working with the Nocturnals behind the scenes, and Conner, one of the most valuable pirates with some incredible sparring and fencing abilities, they believe that they can win the war. Both Grace and Conner have an incredible ace up their sleeve though, they both have a dhampir gene inside of them, giving them unimaginable telekinetic powers. This war, waged by Sidorio, the self-proclaimed Vampirate king, and Lady Lockwood, an expecting mother, is one that goes on throughout the entirety of the novel. The Alliance eventually beats the Vampirate nation into submission, but at what cost?

The plot of the story was overall very well thought out, and wasn’t one-sided, favoring the Alliance. The balance in between The Alliance and the renegade Vampirate army is surprisingly well written, and had a good flow. The author definitely achieved what they set out to do, which was to give a thrilling conclusion to end the war, as well as give a surprising plot twist at the end. This book definitely has appeal, mostly to people appreciative of genres such as fantasy and thrilling action. Overall, this book is one that I highly recommend to audiences of both middle and high school, for it uses a bigger vocabulary that young children of elementary school wouldn’t be able to comprehend. This book is definitely one that should stay at the public library because of this new twist on the classic story of vampires. Lyonel L.; Teen Reviewer

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Anna and the French Kiss Book Review

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss is a YA novel by Stephanie Perkins. It centers on a teenaged girl, Anna, who is forced to leave her home in Atlanta to attend a boarding school in Paris, France. She’s devastated to leave home and is comforted by her room-next-door neighbor, Meredith. Meredith introduces Anna to her friends, which includes a charming boy named Etienne St. Clair. He and Anna establish a close friendship that, as always, could lead to something more promising. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a funny, romantic novel. It’s an easy and enjoyable read for any teen reader. Despite its girly nature, the plot provides a variety of interest which allows for a widespread audience. This book appears clear-cut, but does provide a few twists that will leave all readers turning the pages for hours on end. Lia H.; Teen Reviewer

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

City of Orphan Book Review

City of Orphans
By Avi
                City of Orphans is about a boy named Maks that is a newspaper salesman on the streets of New York in 1893. His sister, Emma, is imprisoned. She is being accused of stealing because she is poor and the poor steal, but this poor young Emma doesn’t steal, however she is accused of doing such a thing. On the other side Maks is standing on the street when he sees the Pugg Ugly Gang walking up to him. He makes a run for it and winds up in an ally way and meets a girl, Willa. She beat up the Pugg Ugly Gang with her wooden stick. As a favor, Maks gives Willa a job and shelter and while Willa does Maks’ job for him, Maks goes and finds a lawyer or detective to save Emma from jail (a.k.a. in this book it is called, “The Tombs”). This book has the right amount of suspense to hold your attention.

                When I was reading the book, I noticed that I could follow the plot and it also made sense. Avi has expertise in this subject, life in 1893 in the tenement buildings. While I was reading the book it created a feeling of being in the time of the book. The author writes like he is talking to the reader. I could visualize what was going on in the book. The author was very descriptive. Since the book appealed to me then obviously it would appeal to other teens too. If I was going to choose the audience of this book, then I would definitely pick middle school because even though I liked it, there was some hard vocabulary in the book. If I was a librarian, I would totally have this magnificent book in the library collection. Sehajveer D., Teen Reviewer

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

 “The Fault in Our Stars” By John Green

            “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green is a young adult novel that follows the life of a teen cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster.  The story is about her battle with cancer, but also her coming of age as she meets another cancer patient Augustus Waters. Hazel falls in love with Gus, but is hesitant to start a relationship because of her health. She is constantly struggling with how her death will affect the people around her.

            The author’s style was very casual as it was a novel about teens. The author definitely knew how to reach out to teen readers by making this into a love story. The author presents this story in a way that makes it not just about the sad affects of cancer, but the celebration of life and love. It can bring about laughter and tears as it explores the many different aspects of the lives of these teens. The romance of this novel could seem a bit unrealistic to some readers, but in the end it is just a beautiful story about two star crossed lovers both fighting the same battle with cancer. The audience if directed towards high school students who love novels about romance and teen empowerment. Teens should know that this is not just another story about cancer. Nor is it a happily ever after love story. This novel is definitely worth having in the library collection because it is a journey with many different emotions that will make you realize how special life is. Danielle D.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Cather in the Rye Book Review

The Catcher in the Rye

            The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger is a famous fictional book that takes place in the post WWII era. The story is about self-discovery, overcoming hard times, and facing many of life’s common struggles. It is told through the main character Holden’s point of view, intimately and informally. Holden often tells the story as if he is talking to you, which produces a feeling of comfort while reading. Most people can relate to it and that is why it is so wildly known and alluded.

            This, personally, was one of my favorite books I have ever read. Anyone who reads this book can relate to it in some manner and get something out of it. There are so many themes and morals that are easily recognized in the book that really keeps the audience intrigued and involved. The main character, Holden, has such a pronounced point of view towards life that can never fail to bore the reader and can always relay a message one way or another. This book explores themes of innocence, loneliness, depression, sexuality, alcohol, adulthood, trust, and important values.

            I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone who is 14 or over. Being a teen, or even an adult, reading this book will offer so many amazing themes and values that all can relate to and greatly appreciate. It taught me many important lessons and offered a sense of tranquility while reading. This definitely wasn’t a book I had to “force” myself to read. All in all, Salinger does an amazing job connecting the story/character to real life. This book isn’t famous for nothing.
Lauren R.; Teen Reviewer

Looking for Alaska Book Review

Looking for Alaska Review

            Looking for Alaska by John Green is about a junior in high school named Miles “Pudge” Halter who meets his love interest, a beautiful but troubled girl named Alaska Young, at a boarding school in Alabama who goes missing and Pudge feels like it’s his responsibility, along with his friend and roommate, Chip “The Colonel” Martin, to find out what happened to her. At his boarding school, Pudge does a lot of things with Alaska, the Colonel, and his friend Takumi Hikohito that he would’ve never done at his home in Florida, like start smoking. At one point, Alaska sets Pudge up with a Romanian girl named Lara Buterskaya, but Pudge finds himself falling in love with Alaska rather than Lara. Alaska insists on keeping her relationship with Pudge platonic and has no interest in dating poor Pudge. Together, they all pull crazy pranks on a group of students they don’t get along with and Pudge learns that Alaska blames herself for her mother’s death when she was 8, which explains why she’s so troubled. On the anniversary of her mother’s death, Alaska mysteriously goes missing and no one knows where she went. Pudge decided that he had to find out what happened to her and spends the remainder of the book trying to fit the pieces together to see what happened to Alaska Young.

            The book was fairly easy to understand; I had no trouble understanding it. The book flowed together nicely and any flaws that the book may have are outweighed by the content. Before reading this book, one should be aware that there is a brief sexual scene at one part and the teenagers are often drinking, smoking, and using explicit language so one should be mature enough to handle things like that. As Pudge goes on a wild ride trying to figure out what happened to Alaska, the reader feels like he’s on the journey with him trying to figure everything out too. I recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 15-17 and anyone who likes a mystery would be intrigued to find out what happens to Alaska while reading this. This book is one worth keeping in the library.  Christina D.; Teen Reviewer

The Fault in Our Stars Book Review

The Fault in Our Stars

            The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is about a 16 year old cancer patient named Hazel Grace Lancaster who meets another cancer patient and love interest named Augustus Waters, or Gus, and they’re trying to find a way to beat their cancers once and for all and helping each other through the pain. Hazel Grace has stage 4 thyroid cancer with a metastasis growing in her lungs, forcing her to keep an oxygen tank on her at all times. The medicine she’s taking allows her to keep living her life with the cancer. She is forced by her parents to go to a support group for cancer patients where she meets her love interest, Gus, and their friend, Isaac. Gus has osteosarcoma, which caused him to lose his leg. Isaac has an eye cancer known as retinoblastoma, causing him to lose both eyes and have glass eyes to replace them. Hazel Grace and Gus soon start to fall in love with each other and keep each other’s spirits up while trying to defeat cancer. They fly to the Netherlands together with Augustus’ wish from Make-A-Wish and get to go on vacation together. They get to spend every moment together with their limited time because of cancer and they try to make the best of everything despite the circumstances they’re in. As much as they try, one of them finds out their cancer is definitely going to kill them and they spend the rest of their time left together trying to be as happy as they can be.

            The way Green wrote this book is fairly easy to understand. Everything flows together beautifully and its obvious Green did his research on all the different types of cancers before writing this book to make it as realistic as possible. It would be helpful to know before reading this book that there’s a movie version of it so one should read the book before watching the movie. While reading this book, it feels like the reader is friends with Hazel and Gus and is watching their dear friends go through this struggle. This is a great read for anyone between the ages of 14-16 and anyone who likes a good love story. This book is a great book and it’s worth having in this library. Christina D.; Teen Reviewer

Catching Fire Book Review

Catching Fire

            Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy. Catching Fire is about a now 17 year old Katniss Everdeen whose living back in her home district, District 12, in Panem with her love interest, Peeta Mellark, and they have to find a way to win yet another Hunger Games without either of them dying. Traditionally, once someone wins the Hunger Games, they don’t have to worry about being chosen again because they already went through it. However, this year is the 75th Hunger Games, which means it’s a Quarter Quell. Every 25 years, Panem has a Quarter Quell and the rules change for just that year of the Hunger Games. This year, the president of the country, President Snow, decided that only people who already won the Hunger Games can be chosen to go back to the games and risk their lives all over again to fight to the death. There are only 3 winners of the Hunger Games from District 12; Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch Abernathy, winner of the 50th Hunger Games and mentor to Katniss and Peeta during the 74th Hunger Games. This means that Katniss is definitely going back to the Hunger Games and either Peeta or Haymitch are going with her. Peeta ended up being the one to go back with her and together, they have to suffer through the same pain they did just a year ago but with other previous winners in a different secluded area controlled by the government. This time, they don’t know if it’s possible for both of them to make it out of the Hunger Games alive.

            Catching Fire is my personal favorite from The Hunger Games trilogy. Collins’ writing style stayed consistent with the first and made it a great read for her audience. It was easy to understand and everything flowed together well and it was a great read for young adults. The good outweighs the bad in this book. Before reading this book, one should read The Hunger Games first so they know what’s going on when they start the second book in the trilogy. They should also be aware of the ruthless killing that goes on during the Hunger Games so they need to be mature enough to handle it. It feels like the reader is right next to Katniss and Peeta while reading this book rather than watching everything unfold. This book is perfect for anyone between the ages of 14-16 and anyone who likes adventures would like this book. This book is certainly worth keeping in this library. Christina D.; Teen Reviewer

The Hunger Games Book Review

The Hunger Games

            The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is about a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen from District 12 in Panem who has to compete in the Hunger Games with her district partner and love interest, Peeta Mellark and she has to find a way to win the Hunger Games without Peeta dying. Panem is what used to be the United States and is now a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic world. Panem has 12 districts where each district is responsible for producing one item. Katniss is from District 12, the coal mining district. Every year, her country hosts something called the Hunger Games. Two children between the ages of 12 and 18, one boy and one girl, from each district are chosen to compete in the Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games, one has to try to survive in a secluded area controlled by the government with what they have and they have to try to kill everyone else around them until one person is left standing. When the annual reaping for the 74th Hunger Games happened, Katniss’ little sister, Primrose Everdeen, was chosen to compete in the Games. Katniss volunteered to take her place so her sister didn’t have to risk her life in the Hunger Games. Peeta was also chosen so the two of them were put on a train to the capital of the country, simply called the Capitol. In the Capitol, they met all of their opponents and trained to compete in the Games, and then they were sent off to the secluded area to fight to the death. While there, Katniss starts to see Peeta as a love interest and has to find a way for both of them to win without dying.

            The author’s writing style was perfect for the young adults that this book was intended for. Collins could not have written the book in a better way for her audience. It all flowed together nicely and it wasn’t too challenging for the audience, but it wasn’t easy either. Any flaws that this book has are definitely outweighed by the content. If one plans on reading this book, they should know that it’s part of a trilogy and there are also movies for all 3 books, so one should definitely read the books before watching the movies. While the movies were good, nothing can beat the original books. They should also know it can be quite brutal at times, considering teenagers are killing each other, so one should make sure they’re mature enough to handle that. It feels like the reader is involved in the story while it’s happening rather than an outsider looking in. I would recommend this book to anyone between the ages of 14-16 and to anyone who likes adventures. This book is definitely worth keeping in the library.  Christina D.; Teen Reviewer

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Book Thief Book Review

The Book Thief

            The Book Thief by Mark Zusak is a fictional story revolving around the time period of the Holocaust. The book is about a young girl who faces many of the common struggles of the era.

            I felt this book way very unpredictable, in a good way. You never know what was going to come next. That was mainly the reason I found it so interesting. Also, I naturally took an interest in this period in time and specifically this event. One of the things I thoroughly enjoyed while reading and found especially intriguing was the unique narrator, Death. One would never expect to be on the opposite side’s point of view and that is why it really stood out from other books. It kept the story interesting and mysterious.

            I would definitely recommend this book to people who like historical fiction and reading about hard times. It definitely taught me many things about that frightful time period and the true sinister ways of how people were treated. It also taught me how to overcome some tough obstacles and find the silver lining in situations. I am very glad I read it. Lauren R.; Teen Reviewer