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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens

Airman Teen Book Airman

4 stars.

Describe the book: Connor Brokehart is far from your average guy. He has a fascination with flying, which is no surprise, because he was literally born in a hot air balloon. All he wants to do is fly. And with the race for flight in full swing, who knows what one boy can do?

What did you think: I've only read this book about a million times. It's that good. It's one of those books that you will want to read a million times. If I had to choose one book to take to a deserted island, this is the book I would choose. No matter how hopeless it seems, keep reading! It will draw you in not let you go for days. It's wonderful.

Who would you recommend it to: EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BOOK.

- E.C. (Grade 9) from Sultan Library

Eoin Colfer
Tidal Teen Book Tidal

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the 3rd book of the Watersong series, choices are made, new things are discovered, and Gemma and Harper Fisher make progess as they try and find a way to break the sirens' curse. Lexi (a siren) is murdered, Liv has become one, and Gemmea and Harper are stuck in the middle of it all. Relationships are tested, built, and broken in Tidal.

What did you think: I love every word of it. This is my 2nd time reading the Watersong series and I am still falling in love with the characters over again. There isn't really one part of Tidal that I would call my favorite - it just blends together into one epic story about loyalty, love, and family bonds. Amanda Hocking has cought my attention once again.

Who would you recommend it to: 12 and up, romance lovers, adventure seekers

- D.E. (Grade 8) from Snohomish Library

Amanda Hocking
Lullaby Teen Book Lullaby

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the sequel to Amanda Hocking's "Wake", Gemma and her family and friends are still fighting against the sirens. Love and loyalty are now placed into the mix of survical against the sirens, and Gemma is forced to feed, sing, and break her boyfriend's heart. Trouble lies ahead for the Fisher sisters in the second book of the Watersonf series.

What did you think: I absolutly loved this book. This was my second time reading it and was still echanted by it. I love how I can connect with all of the characters, good or bad. AManda Hocking did a really good job writing from the veiw of everyday life, along with ancient Greek mythology mixed in a little bit.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, 12-and-up, Action thrillers

- D.E. (Grade 8) from Snohomish Library

Amanda Hocking
Where the Stars Still Shine Teen Book Where the Stars Still Shine

4 stars.

Describe the book: Callie has been on the run with her mom most of her life; her mother has borderline personality disorder and kidnapped her when she was young. When her mother gets pulled over and arrested, Callie is sent back to Florida to live with her father and his new family, learn how to live grounded, find love, and deal with harsh memories of her past.

What did you think: Any spare moment I had throughout the past few days, I'd want to spend reading this book. It was constantly engaging to me and I wasn't sure what Callie was going to do in some parts, and seeing how she reacted in some situations due to past traumatic experiences was very interesting. I also really loved her relationship with Alex, it was great.

Who would you recommend it to: gr8+, kidnapping, abuse, relationships, family

- A.K. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library

Trish Doller
Unstoppable Juvenile Book Unstoppable

4 stars.

Describe the book: An adopted child has a horrible life and gives anything to get a new one. In this story his talents are revealed and the true Harrison shows himself. This book was also about sports which is another reason of how much i liked this book There are ups and downs but even the downs are exciting.

What did you think: All together this is one of the best books I have ever read. I feel this book was one of my personal favorites. I say this because of how and what they do to Harrison and what they do to help him.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to kids who like sports.

- C.H. (Grade 7) from Lynnwood Library

Tim Green
Brave New World book Brave New World

4 stars.

Describe the book: 500 years into the future, people aren't born: They're made in factories, and conditioned into certain interests and levels of intelligence so that they are placed in different social classes with different roles in society. Everyone is brainwashed to love the government and their life. After all, life is perfect... or is it?

What did you think: This one is an oldie, but a goodie. It really makes you think about which is better, happiness or freedom?

Who would you recommend it to: Fans of "1984", "A Clockwork Orange", etc.

- N.R. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library

Aldous Huxley
Being Sloane Jacobs Teen Book Being Sloane Jacobs

4 stars.

Describe the book: Sloane Emily Jacobs lives in a rich, political family and is expected to go back into competitive figure skating by her mother. Sloane Devon Jacobs is forced into hockey camp after she attacks another player during a game. When both Sloanes meet at a hotel the night before their camps, they decide to switch places for their four week trips.

What did you think: I really, really liked this book and I was never bored! I wasn't sure what was going to end up happening with them both in vaguely related yet still vastly different fields of sport, and their family drama unfolding as you go on. Emily Jacobs' family bugged me so much, especially her uptight upper-crust mom! I feel like it ended great, too.

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, hockey, figure skating, family, romance

- A.K. (Grade 11) from Mill Creek Library

Lauren Morrill
Faerie Ring Teen Book Faerie Ring

4 stars.

Describe the book: Tiki on the streets with her friends who are her only family. they are all homeless. they pick pockets for a living, then one day, she picks a very pretty ring and unbeknownst to her- it's very important to England. The rings power enforces the treaty between the fey and humans. and as long as the ring has this power rebel fey will stop at nothing.

What did you think: I LOVED this book. My favorite part was when Tiki dresses up to hide the ring in the palace. her friends reaction was SOoooo funny!

Who would you recommend it to: people who enjoy adventure and fantasy

- M.Z. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library

Kiki Hamilton
The Burining Bridge Teen Book The Burining Bridge

4 stars.

Describe the book: It is about a boy named Will who starts out in a ward , where there is this bully named Horace there is also Alyss any other people Horace is placed in a battle school and Alyss goes to work as a carrier. But Will does not get chosen then he is chosen to be a ranger,(mysterious folk.) and is trained by Halt. now I have told you enough go read BOOK!

What did you think: I thought it was a great book.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it to people who like adventure.

- S.M. (Grade 6) from Arlington Library

John Flanagan
Insurgent Teen Book Insurgent

4 stars.

Describe the book: Tris tries to take down Jeanine Matthews, who is trying to kill the Divergent.

What did you think: I loved it!!! it was amazing. my favorite part, was when peter asks, "did you bring a gun?" and tobias says, " No i left it upstairs, i figured that I would just shoot the bullets out of my nostrils."

Who would you recommend it to: everyone who has read Divergent and loves it.

- E.S. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library

Veronica Roth
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