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August 2014

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 29-Aug-14 13:34
The character, Tiger Lily, wasn’t my favorite type of person to read about. She was mysterious and didn’t say much, so she was hard to relate to, or get to know. I think that’s why the author chose to write the book in alternating perspectives, where readers read not only from Tiger Lily’s perspective but from her little friend, Tinkerbell's. It was very interesting how...
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The Queen’s Thief series — Review by Ashlee, Staff Blogger

Posted on 26-Aug-14 13:50
If there’s something I adore in a young adult novel, it’s a misunderstood hero. Well, that and great world-building—oh, and perhaps a romantic sub-plot with a wickedly awesome heroine. And maybe throw in a jaw-dropping twist, just for good measure? Fortunately, this series has it all.
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The Girl Who Never Was by Skylar Dorset - Review by Ashlee, Staff Blogger

Posted on 26-Aug-14 13:28
In this young adult fantasy novel, The Girl Who Never Was, Selkie Stewart thinks she’s a normal Boston teenager being raised by her eccentric aunts because her father is in a mental institution and her mother abandoned her on the doorstep when she was a baby. When she turns seventeen and goes searching for her long-lost mother, though, things really start getting weird, and Selkie discovers her connection to a magical world of faeries, ogres, wizards, and the dreaded Seelie Court. And meanwhile, there’s a very special boy in her life…
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Aug-14 12:57
Summary: Colin Singleton, a child prodigy but not-yet-a-genius has just been dumped by another Katherine (number 19 or K-19). Heartbroken and devastated, Colin agrees to a road trip with his best friend Hassan to clear his mind. What they did not know is that they would find friendships and maybe even love in a small town named Gutshot, Tennessee. For once, it seemed like Colin wouldn’t be dumped by another Katherine...
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 20-Aug-14 13:20
Summary: The book thief is ten-years-old. She is thirsty for books, so when she sees the pile of books burning on the street, she picks up a small book in the ashes and runs away. Living in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust makes owning books risky but books are precious to the book thief. The Book Thief is a beautiful story of a curious young girl, narrated by Death....
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We Were Liars, by E. Lockhart - Review by Kathleen, Teen Blogger

Posted on 19-Aug-14 15:50
This is a story about a happy group of kids who go to a beach house every year for summer vacation. They laugh and tell ghost stories by the fire. Their parents look on fondly as they reflect on their own childhoods. The grandfather plays chess with the kids, who form healthy bonds with one another. Then, they have a picnic at sunset, and everyone lives happily ever after. The end. I’m lying. You probably guessed that, but here’s why:
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Never Let Me Go – Review by Margaret, Teen Blogger

Posted on 06-Aug-14 12:56
Never Let Me Go is a 2005 adult futuristic science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. If you are into science fiction and dystopian literature, this book is for you. Investigating themes of the human condition, free will, and communication between youth, this book will make you empathize with characters in such a way that very few novels can do with such success.
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Stargirl – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Aug-14 15:00
Summary: Just like her name suggests, the moment Stargirl arrives at Mica High School, she is the center of attention. She sparks up the students with just one cheer. She melts Leo Borlock’s heart effortlessly. Everyone is fascinated with her. At first...
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