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