Teen Read Week Reviews

Teen Read Month Reviews


Teens submitted a  review of a book they read for fun (not for a school assignment) and entered for a chance for a bag of free books!  Teens in grades 6 through 12 entered to win. Many entered more than once. Four winners were chosen. Here are some of the reviews (including the winners):


The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Written by S.H. Grade: 6
Rated: 5 Stars
Salim (Ted and Kat's cousin), comes with his mom to visit their family in a different part of London. Salim wants to go sightseeing, so they bring him to the London Eye. What goes up, must come down, right? Well, not in this case. I loved this book because the ending was a total twist on how I thought the story would end!


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
Written by S.P. Grade: 6
Rated:5 stars
I love these books because it feels like the perspective of a kid. I've just started middle school so we can relate. They all happen to be halarious. Because of this book, I love to read.

  A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Written by A.C. Grade: 8
Rated: 4 stars
This book is a true story about hiking the Appalachian Trail. Bill is writing from his perspective on the trail, hiking with someone he befriended in Europe. This book made me laugh from the first page and tells about the history of the trail, what to watch out for, and more! I loved the imagery in this book; about the woods and mountains.
  The Lost Children by Carolyn Conagen
Written by R.S. Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
I liked the book because it was very suspensful and interesting. There was danger at every page turn. I loved it! No ther book like it. It was truly the best book ever!
  See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles
Written by A.C.    Grade: 8
Rated: 4 stars
This book is about a girl named Fern, who lives with her crazy sister, her gay brother, and another brother, who was a "surprise" baby. Fern's mother is always paying attention to everyone but her and her father is constantly trying to improve the family business. When a tragedy strikes, Fern feels more lonely and sad than ever, thinking she's responsible. This book is heart-wrenching, expressing Fern's life as her family tries to piece together their life again.
  Divergent by Veronica Roth
Written by T.N.   Grade: 8
Rated: 5 stars
I thought that the book Divergent by Veronica Roth was absolutely fantabulous! It was exciting and emotional, as well as climatic and purposeful. I always wanted to keep reading it; right up until the last page. It was one of the best books I have ever read! I can't wait to see how her next book ends, and I hope she keeps writing more in this series.
  Un Lun, Dun by Chira Mieville
Written by S.P.   Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
I love Un Lun Dun because it's a parallel world right under London. Make this a mental note: do not pet the giraffes! Also, dodge the smog. The smog is a creature that in the unlondon that kills and moves on.
  Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
Written by R.S.  Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
It is very interesting and would read it over and over again if I could. Eight mysterys. Eight secrets. Eight keys. Each one with unlock the past. 
  Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Amy Mamemerra
Written by K.O.  Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
Lovely, Dark, and Deep was about a girl getting over depression after her boyfriend was killed in a car accident. To get away from her busy city life, she moves into her dad's house where she spends her days eating, sleeping, and biking. Until she almost gets hit by a car where she meets Cal. I liked this book a lot because it was very interesting how one little thing can turn your whole life around.
  Catching Fire  by Suzanne Collins
Written by S.N.  Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
I really liked Catching Fire. It had a mixture of action and romance which is a wonderful mix. The action had me on the edge of my seat and when it clashed with the romance it made me wonder, what's going to happen to them? Suzanne Collins also has many good descriptions like on pag e247 when she was describing the dress Katniss was going to wear. That is why I liked Catching Fire.
  Under Shifting Glass by Nicky Singer
Written by S.H.  Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
Twelve-year old Jess' favorite relative (Aunt Edie) just died, and now her mom is pregnant with conjoined twins. Jess finds a flask in her desk that she gets from Aunt Edie's house. The flask could be the key to the twins survival in the most peculiar way. I loved this book because I honestly coun't put it down and it kept me guessing.
  The Kind of Friends We Used to Be by Frances O'Roark Dowen
Written by S.H.  Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
Kate and Marilyn used to be best friends - but that was when anything you did would be considered okay. Now that the girls are in Junior High, there's cheerleading, clothes, boys and "fitting in". This is the second book in this series and I absolutely CAN'T WAIT to read the third book!!
  Manga for the Beginner Kawaii by Christopher Hart
Written by K.O.  Grade: 6
Rated: 5 stars
The book was about drawing Kawaii like a professional and it was very informative to me. It had how to draw steps, and gave a lot of information on what type of materials to use. It also had some funny jokes in the descriptions along with funny characters to draw. It also was just cheery looking color scheme wise.
  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Written by C.H.  Grade: 7
Rated: 5 stars
This book was fantastic! And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie was the best book I've read in a long time, perhaps ever! The story is already a mystery when 10 different characters are called to a reunion on Indian Island, off the coast of Devon, England. When the second death of the many total occurs, everyone starts to get suspicious. Who is the murderer? Ms. Christie does a capital job of describing the action and keeping the reader excited throughout the whole book. At the end, the author doesn't reveal the identity of the killer, he does it himself...

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Written by S.P.  Grade: 6
Rated: 3 stars
It's definitely not my favorite book ever but it's okay. Jeremy needs to open a dumb box with no keys. It's not a good story, period. I truly don't like it. Don't read it!