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The Hunger Games Teen Book The Hunger Games

4 stars.

Describe the book: This is a gripping tale of a teenage spitfire girl, Katniss Everdeen. Each year the capital pulls a boy and a girls name from each of the 12 districts to fight to the death, the victor bathed in riches. Katniss lives a simple life until the reaping Katniss’ little sister Prim’s name gets drawn to go to the games and Katniss volunteers to go for her

What did you think: My favorite part is when Katniss sacrifices herself to go to the games so her sister can live. I also think the most touching part of the book is when Katniss befriends a 12 year old girl named Rue. Later in the book Rue gets impaled and dies Katniss pays her respects and earned the trust of other districts.

Who would you recommend it to: To readers looking for a thrilling tale.

- O.V. (Grade 6) from Freeland Library



Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS
Between Shades of Gray Teen Book Between Shades of Gray

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the middle of the night, Lina, her mother, and her younger brother, Jonas, are stuffed into trucks by the Russian NKVD. On this perilous journey, Lina draws pictures in hopes that they reach her father, who was taken separately. Lina and her family fight for their lives with only love and their own will to survive to keep them alive.

What did you think: This book was very emotional and it really helped me believe that love can be enough to keep you alive. I could not put this book down; it was so enticing. I liked how they all tried to help and keep each other alive. Their suffering brought me to my senses that my life isn't as bad as I think.

Who would you recommend it to: middle/highschoolers who enjoy realistic fiction

- C.B. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library



Ruta Sepetys
TEEN SEPETYS
The Perilous Gard Juvenile Book The Perilous Gard

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Perilous Gard is a story about a young maid that gets sent to the Perilous Gard, an old castle with many rumors. The maid, Kate finds the place most depressing and goes to look for adventure. She finds what she is looking for but also gets stuck in another world where there is magic and fairy folk. After a while she finds love and her way out.

What did you think: This book made me feel like I was their and living it all. It was a fun and most exciting adventure that never let me pause to take a break. My favorite parts were when there was a lot of tension such as when Kate got kidnapped by the Lady and was taken to the Lady's world. Another great part of the book was when Kate realized that she was in love.

Who would you recommend it to: Recommended for a person who wants an adventure.

- M.P. (Grade 6) from Freeland Library



Elizabeth Marie Pope
J POPE
Red Thread Sisters Juvenile Book Red Thread Sisters

4 stars.

Describe the book: Red Thread Sisters was about a girl named wen who lived in an orphanage her whole life with her best friend shu-ling but when she gets adopted she has to keep her promise and find shu-ling a family but that is harder then wen expected.

What did you think: My favorite parts where all the memories wen had of the orphanage and her birth mom

Who would you recommend it to: I think nearly everyone will love this

- h.M. (Grade 7) from Freeland Library



Carol Peacock
J PEACOCK
Wings Teen Book Wings

4 stars.

Describe the book: Laurel finds out that she is actually a magical faerie when a large bump on her back turns into a full blown, large flower! As Laurel and her boyfriend David atempt to work thinks out, Laurel is confronted by many questions and problems.

What did you think: I think that this was an all around amazing book and some of my favorite parts were when the author used vivid description to describe Avalon, Laurels wings, and when laurel and David were trapped in the river and the parts leading up to that scene.

Who would you recommend it to: fiction lovers from 5-8 grade

- A.G. (Grade 7) from Freeland Library



Aprilynne Pike
TEEN PIKE
Brand New Emily Teen Book Brand New Emily

4 stars.

Describe the book: Brand New Emily is about a girl named Emily who is the outcast at school but when a big movie is being shot in town she gets a chance to interview a celebrity but when a huge secret is revealed she gets taken on the ride to become popular but is that really the most important thing.

What did you think: My favorite was the ending were she was giving a speech to the school

Who would you recommend it to: anybody who loves drama and romance

- h.M. (Grade 7) from Freeland Library



Ginger Rue
TEEN RUE
ungifted Juvenile Book ungifted

4 stars.

Describe the book: This Book is about a kid named Donovan Curtis Who got himself in deep trouble when he hit the atlas statue during the basketball game. But when a big mix-up puts Donovan in the gifted school he makes a lot of new friends.

What did you think: This was a great book and my favorite part was the dance

Who would you recommend it to: this book fits a lot of genres that can't fit

- h.M. (Grade 7) from Freeland Library



Gordon Korman
J KORMAN
11 birthdays Juvenile Book 11 birthdays

2 stars.

Describe the book: in the book 11 birthdays by wendy mass 2 characters, leo and amanda find them self's stuck in an argument and don't talk to each other for a year. then when it comes time for their 11th birthdays their stuck in time and their days repeat. in this wonderful story amanda and leo have to figure out what they did wrong in this race against time.

What did you think: i felt like it was a interesting book, but not one of the best ones i've read.

Who would you recommend it to: middle schoolers and oncoming 6th graders

- s.W. (Grade 6) from Langley Library



wendy mass
J MASS
13 gifts Juvenile Book 13 gifts

3 stars.

Describe the book: in 13 gifts tara an 12 year old girl is sent to a mysterious town called willow falls, as a consequence. tara finds herself meeting new friends and a mysterious woman who wants her to collect 13 mysterious objects before her 13 birthday. in this wonderful novel wendy mass attempts to wrap mystery and love for each other into one book.

What did you think: i felt that the book was beautifully written. my favorite part was when every one in taras family confesses of the things they did and figure out what's best for each other.

Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids and 5th graders.

- s.w. (Grade 6) from Langley Library



wendy mass
J MASS
Sure Signs of Crazy Teen Book Sure Signs of Crazy

4 stars.

Describe the book: Sure Signs of Crazy is about a unique girl name Sarah Nelson, who is like no other. Her interest is not Harry Potter, or celebrities like everyone else but writing letters to Atticus Finch. Next, after a couple of months she moves with her dad to Texas and everything changes. And while trying to make friends, she spills her big secret.

What did you think: This is an excellent book. You got to read it. One of my favorite parts of this book was when Sarah Nelson wrote a letter to Atticus because that showed me that she is a unique person in the inside and out.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to middle school kids.

- J.Y. (Grade 6) from Mukilteo Library



Karen Harrington
TEEN HARRING
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