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The Gypsy Moon book The Gypsy Moon

4 stars.

Describe the book: Gabby Winslow distraught over the loss of her parents and has built a wall around herself where men are concerned. While joining a underground operation to get Jews out of Nazi control she meets Dai, a British agent sent to get her uncle, who is an important scientist under Hitlers control, out of Germany. The two join forces and get them out alive

What did you think: I liked the book. I have always enjoyed books that were set during World War II. My favorite part is probably seeing how Gabby and Dai's relationship change during the whole of the book.

Who would you recommend it to: to historical fiction lovers of all ages

- D.D. (Grade 10) from Edmonds Library

Gilbert Morris
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Teen Book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

4 stars.

Describe the book: This, the final book in the Harry Potter series sees an older and wiser Harry and his friends going on a quest in search of magical objects that they hope will destroy the villain Voldemort.The story takes Harry on a journey where he learns more about his family and others surrounding him and to a final showdown with Voldemort. Can he survive?

What did you think: This is by far my favorite book in the Harry Potter series even though it is darker and evil is everywhere. I loved its fast pace and the suspense right to the end. You keep wondering whether Harry and his friends will kill Voldemort before he destroys everyone. I seriously could not put this book down. The battle at the end is my favorite part.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school to high school.

- L.M. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library

J. K. Rowling
The Penderwicks Juvenile Book The Penderwicks

4 stars.

Describe the book: The four Penderwick sisters Rosalind,Skye,Jane,and Batty are on a mighty summer vacation in Arundel.Upon meeting Jeffrey, the boy in the mansion,they embark on several adventures such as saving Batty from a bull,a rabbit chase, and keeping Jeffrey from Pencys military school.All this while maintaining the Penderwick family honor.

What did you think: the connections of people in this book were amazing and i love the close bonds of the sisters. Batty all together was my favorite, the 4 year old who wont go anywhere without her butterfly wings. the entire book you are constantly hating Ms. Tifton,who is Jeffreys rich mother, until the end,where she proves herself to actually be a kind person.

Who would you recommend it to: anyone in need of an adventure.

- R.R. (Grade 6) from Coupeville Library

Jeanne Birdsall
The Little Prince Juvenile Book The Little Prince

4 stars.

Describe the book: A boy wise beyond his years travels the galaxy to find a friend. All he meet act like grownups who are be riddled by petty problems.When he comes to earth,he meets a man who is stranded in the Sahara desert,and he tells of his travels, his rose, and a lesson from a fox.

What did you think: this book was indescribable.It really made you think about the person you want to be,and was told with a refreshing innocence that made me want to laugh and cry at the same time.the fox seemed to understand the prince, and gave him a very simple secret:"It is only the heart that can see rightly;What is essential is invisible to the eye."

Who would you recommend it to: to all people of all ages.

- R.R. (Grade 8) from Coupeville Library

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Secret Year Teen Book The Secret Year

2 stars.

Describe the book: Colt had a secret no-strings relationship with Julie, who comes from the richer side of town. He's still dealing with grief a couple months after she dies in a car crash. Julie's brother found an old journal of hers, with letters addressed to Colt that she never sent. These letters give him many more ups and downs about their secret relationship.

What did you think: There were ways this could've played off good, but instead were written like a bad ABC family movie. I see that the "war" between the regular suburb kids and rich kids was supposed to be serious, but it was over-cheesy and incredibly unnecessary. We didn't get to see all of Julie's entries. How Colt got these girls to bed so easily was unrealistic.

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, relationships, death, small town shenanigans

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

Jennifer R. Hubbard
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success Teen Book We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success

3 stars.

Describe the book: Sampson, George, and Rameck are now successful doctors/dentists. But the road to get there wasn't easy. In this true story, the three doctors must face countless put downs and explain how that helped them to continue there road to success. Find out how they overcame the rough streets of Newark, NJ, how they overcame drugs, alcohol, and other things

What did you think: "We Beat the Street" was a very intriguing book the whole way through; although it was a nonfiction book, the situations they had kept me interested and compelled me to keep on reading. My favorite part of the book was the peculiar and disgusting way Sampson learned that he was interested in doctor related things.

Who would you recommend it to: People who want to learn something

- E.T. (Grade 7) from Mill Creek Library

Drs. Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt with Sharon M. Draper
TEEN 610.922 DAVIS
Divergent Teen Book Divergent

4 stars.

Describe the book: In this world, the society is split into these five factions. Beatrice, one of the main characters, and her brother are about to be taking the aptitude test to see which faction they most likely fit into. All of a sudden, Beatrice's test was inconclusive, which she has some factions that she can possibly be. She chooses the Dauntless.

What did you think: I thought this book was interesting, intriguing, and unique. Seeing this world was fascinating. There was unexpected love that surprised me. Looking at the perspective of Beatrice, aka Tris, was a ride imagining the view of the Dauntless, also known as the brave. My favorite parts would have to be the romantic moments between Four and Tris.

Who would you recommend it to: Dystopian, romance, and fantasy lovers.

- S.L. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library

Veronica Roth
Wanderlove Teen Book Wanderlove

3 stars.

Describe the book: Bria wants to travel, to get away from the emptiness she's been feeling. signs up for Global Vagabonds, expecting an exciting trip to Guatemala, just to learn it was a tight run, typical touring group. She later meets Rowan and his sister Starling, backpackers, and ditches the touring group to travel and see the world the way she imagined.

What did you think: One thing I really enjoyed about this book was the illustrations, meant to be seen as Bria's sketches. They were also done by the author! It also made it better to picture the characters; which isn't often hard, but it helps sometimes! But I have to admit, Rowan's character bugged me.. I preferred Starling much more, though she was in the book less

Who would you recommend it to: gr7+, traveling, Guatemala, sketches, relationship

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

Kirsten Hubbard
We beat the street : how a friendship pact led to success Teen Book We beat the street : how a friendship pact led to success

Davis, Sampson.
TEEN 610.922 DAVIS
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? book Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

4 stars.

Describe the book: This award winner is about a young girl whose eccentric Seattle mother suddenly disappears and she then goes on a mission to find her using emails, journals and other documents for clues. We learn about her relationships with all the people around her and we also find out that her mom is no ordinary mom but a lady full of interesting surprises.

What did you think: This book is hilarious. It is one of the funniest I have read and I really enjoyed it. I love that it is based around the area I am growing up in! It is an unusual story and really kept surprising me with its plot. My favorite part was finding out what happened to Bernadette. An excellent book where you keep wondering whether the mom will be found.

Who would you recommend it to: Teens who enjoy funny books with a great plot.

- L.M. (Grade 7) from Mukilteo Library

Maria Semple
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