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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens


Before I Die Teen Book Before I Die

Jenny Downham
TEEN DOWNHAM

3 stars.

Describe the book: The book is about this girl names Tessa who is 16 years old and has cancer. She decided she wants to spend the limited amount of time she has left to live life to the fullest by doing everything and anything while dealing with her cancer.

What did you think: It kind of made me feel kind of sad because she knows that she only has a limited amount of time to live, not knowing when she is going to die. But also made me feel like she was feeling more alive, going out of her comfort zone.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who likes realist fiction.

- S.F. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



No Right Turn Teen Book No Right Turn

Terry Trueman
TEEN TRUEMAN

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a teen whose trying to go through life without his father. His father killed himself practically right in front of him, and now 2 years later, his mom has a new boyfriend. Which is his neighbor who just so happens to own a really nice car. His father was never really into cars, and for some reason he takes a sudden interest in th

What did you think: I thought that it was a good book, but because the reading level was so low, it was a little too easy for me. I liked when he took Don's car for rides in secret. It was really exilerating for me.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school kids

- J.N. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



The outsiders Teen Book The outsiders

SE Hinton
TEEN HINTON

4 stars.

Describe the book: The soc's and the greasers don't get along because they live on the other side of town. When the soc's attack Johnny and ponyboy they killed him and had to leave town. Then they have a rumble to settle the fights between them.

What did you think: I think that this book is a good book to read if you aren't a big fan of reading because it is a good book

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy drama

- K.P. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



Dead Irish Dead Irish

John Lescroart

4 stars.

Describe the book: In this book, it follows the main character Dismass Hardy through his adventure of mystery, deceivement and crime solving. When his best friend from the law is found in a parking lot all alone, with a gun in his hand and his brains everywhere, the police jump to suicide. But Hardy is very certain that his friend was murdered. Read to find out more.

What did you think: I loved this book. The way the author just kept me reading was awesome. I loved the mystery and suspense. This book is really a page turner keeping the reader guessing and guessing till the end. My favorite part was the end when I found out who did it. It was a great feeling to know my hypothesis was correct from the very beginning. I liked it.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this thriller-ride-of-a book.

- T.H. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library


The fault in our stars Teen Book The fault in our stars

John Green
TEEN GREEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: The book is about a girl named Hazel Grace who has cancer in her lungs. She meets a boy named Agustus Waters during a support group in her local church and begins to develop a relationship with him. They then begin to fall for each other but then tragedy strikes. Agustus then dies of the cancer in his leg.

What did you think: I thought it was an amazing book. This book shows that even if you feel like the world is falling apart, there is always something good in life

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy romantic books

- M.T. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



The Fault in our Stars Teen Book The Fault in our Stars

John Green
TEEN GREEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book was about a girl with cancer named Hazel and then she meets a cancer survivor boy named Augustus and they fall in love and go to Amsterdam and then when they get back from England, Augustus tells Hazel that his cancer is back everywhere and then Augustus dies.

What did you think: It made me sad because cancer is sad and someone so young shouldn't have died. well no one should die but especially someone so young you feel me. my favorite parts were when Augustus made dumb jokes because I love dumb jokes.

Who would you recommend it to: Drama/Romance/Cancer

- N.A. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



shark girl Teen Book shark girl

kelly bingham
TEEN BINGHAM

3 stars.

Describe the book: It's about a girl Jane arrowood she loves surfing and one day she went for a swim and everything changed after that day she got bit by a shark her whole arm tore apart she went to the hospital lost blood. So Jane waited until she was fully recovered.She kept her passion going towards surfing she didn't give up and one day she woke up and surfed.

What did you think: The story was very intense, it was emotional the way the author puts emotion towards every sentence and passion which makes it more exciting to read.My favorite part was when she shows bravery and keeps on doing what she loves she leaves everything to the side and does what she loves once again.

Who would you recommend it to: This book is very great and a good ending

- m.z. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



Finnagans Wake book Finnagans Wake

James Joyce
FIC JOYCE

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book takes place in "older days" (im not sure how far back it never really says) and it is very hard to understand but what i gathered was it was describing the farm life. In this book you find love, hatred, happiness, and goofiness of the man we know as James Joyce.

What did you think: This is a very hard read but is also very fun if you think you are a good reader you need to try this book, even is you are not linguistically inclined (like myself) it is still very fun for all ages.

Who would you recommend it to: who wants a challenge or if you want to laugh.

- C.A. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



The 5th Wave Teen Book The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey
TEEN YANCEY

2 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about an alien apocalypse that invades earth, and the main character Cassie gets sent to this camp where her, her dad,and her sister go to. Then the aliens find it. Then she runs away from her camp. In the end, Cassie and her crush find each other and sit with Sammy (Cassie's sister) and watch the sun set.

What did you think: I think this book is a really wildly entertaining book. With all the action with the aliens. And a fast pace book.

Who would you recommend it to: readers who like to be entertained.

- E.J. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Juvenile Book The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Tom Angelberger
J ANGLEBE

3 stars.

Describe the book: A group of kids has everything wrong happen to them a this one kid named Dwight makes a origami Yoda finger puppet who can apparently tell the future, and he helped the kids avoid some serious mistakes.

What did you think: I thought it was a very good book mainly because I like books with origami. My favorite part was when origami Yoda told the future.

Who would you recommend it to: Origami lovers.

- E.O. (Grade 8) from Brier Library



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