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Staying Strong eAudio Book Staying Strong

Demi Lavato
eAUDIO OVERDRI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Staying Strong by Demi Lavato is a book about going through life one day at a time. Weather it's a good or bad day, this book can help you. Staying Strong has 365 quotes and inspirational goals, one for each day pf the year. No matter what you're going through this book has brave and hopeful insights that help you with your journey through life.

What did you think: Staying Strong is a really good book that helped me get through whatever I was dealing with. I loved how Demi took quotes from lots of different things and not just famous people. She even put in some of her own quotes. One of my favorite quotes in the book is "it's better to feel every emotion, including painful ones, than not feeling at all".

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who is in need of inspiration and Demi fans

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




Dream Factory Teen Book Dream Factory

Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
TEEN BARKLEY

3 stars.

Describe the book: When the characters of Disney World go on strike, teens are brought in to take their place. Ella plays Cinderella, and Luke is Dale, the lesser of Chip and Dale. But as their time together at the park grows, and they are paired up for a scavenger hunt, they discover deeper feelings for each other than just the surface. At Disney, dreams come true.

What did you think: This book was not my absolute favorite. Growing up on Disney, I thought the way the authors described the park was not very nice, and I had trouble getting through that part. BUT, the growing romance of Ella and Luke over all through Disney made me like the book more, and it was well written, along with great plot twists, adventures, and secrets.

Who would you recommend it to: Disney lovers, romance lovers

- D.E. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library




The One Teen Book The One

Kiera Cass
TEEN CASS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Now with so many rebel attacks on the palace, Maxon has sent 30 girls home, and five remain, America Singer included. The stakes are higher, the tension is intense, and only one will become Maxon's wife, the next princess of Illea. America continues to struggle with the choice of Aspen or Maxon; but in the end, she turns out to be a true lady.

What did you think: This book is the most intense book in the "The Selection" trilogy. I love this book more than the first time I read it, and this is only my 2nd reading of it! My favorite part is the end; and to save from any spoiling, I will only say that there is a wedding after bloodshed.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, fantasy enjoyers, daydreamers

- D.E. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library




The Elite Teen Book The Elite

Kiera Cass
TEEN CASS

4 stars.

Describe the book: America Singer, once a normal girl in the kingdom of Illea, is now part of the Elite, the final 10 (or less) girls in the competition to win Prince Maxon's heart and to be the next princess. Now that Aspen, her former love, has shown up as a guard, America struggles with choosing him or Maxon, and also makes an enemy with the hard ruling king.

What did you think: This is my second time reading the book, and I loved the first time, and I loved it even more the second. Cass has a way of making you part of the story: When America cried, I was on the verge of tears myself; and when she and Maxon got in a fight, my heart was aching along side them.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, fantasy enjoyers

- D.E. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library




Looking for Alaska Teen Book Looking for Alaska

John Green
TEEN GREEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Miles Halter enrolls in boarding school his junior year. At the school, he meets an attractive and flirtatious girl, Alaska Young. Their group conspire together, pulling pranks on students and staff. Miles starts to feel a love for Alaska, and she seems to reciprocate. One night after getting drunk, they kiss, subsequently altering the future.

What did you think: "Looking for Alaska" was an excellent book in the sense of all the metaphorical interpretations. Every detail has some theme or inner meeting, some harder to derive than others. My favorite part was when Alaska, for the second time, shares the last words of Simon Bolivar, "Damn it. How will I ever get out of this labyrinth!"

Who would you recommend it to: Ages 13+ who have a sense of maturity

- I.R. (Grade 9) from Camano Island Library (Interim)




The Selection Teen Book The Selection

Kiera Cass
TEEN CASS

4 stars.

Describe the book: America Singer is a Five in the kingdom of Illea, and Prince Maxon is a One, and the One for many girls across the nation. When America is chosen for the Selection, a contest to be Maxon's wife, the Princess of Illea, her life is flipped over. All of a sudden, she's overwhelmed with the duties of a lady. That's without the conflict of love emotions

What did you think: Having read this book for a second time, it goes without saying that I love this book. I'm a nut for a good teen romance novel, and Cass delivers that perfectly in "The Selection".

Who would you recommend it to: Teen romance lovers, fantasy enjoyers

- D.E. (Grade 9) from Snohomish Library




Bully book Bully

Penelope Douglas
eBOOK OVERDRI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Jared and Tate were best friends for years. Then Jared goes away to his dad's house and gets abused. When he comes back hes mean to Tate and acts like he hates her. He bullies her for years even though he loves her.

What did you think: I thought it was a very good book and well written.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like love stories

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




Girl Online Teen Book Girl Online

Zoe Sugg
TEEN SUGG

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about Penny, or Girl Online, who makes her way through life as she suffers panic attacks and anxiety, her blog keeping her sane, as well as her best friend Elliot. When bullying becomes an issue at school, her family goes to New York, where she falls for an American boy with a secret.

What did you think: I felt that this book was very sweet, and very much a teen chick flick novel. It's written in first person, but I love how very descriptive it is, and how it features the blog posts as if you're experiencing that snippet of Penny's life like a fan of her blog. I also love the way the relationships between the characters were described.

Who would you recommend it to: Young adults and fans of Zoella on YouTube.

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




Fault in our stars Teen Book Fault in our stars

John Green
TEEN GREEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book was a love story between two people that both had cancer. Their story begins at a support group, they start talking and decide to hang out. They both ended up falling for each other. Only one of them knows they have cancer at first but in the end the other gets it. They both have only a certain amount of time to live.

What did you think: I felt really sad about this book because you know that one of them is gonna die and it's really sad because they're in love and they can't have a future together without knowing one of them is passing soon. My favorite part is when they first see each other because they are sitting in support group and he can't stop starring at her.

Who would you recommend it to: People that enjoy romance

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




Looking for Alaska Teen Book Looking for Alaska

John green
TEEN GREEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: A boy is bored of his boring life so he asks his parents to send him away to boarding school. When he's there he meets his roommate and new best friend. They pull off pranks and stuff like that.

What did you think: It was a good book because it gave off things a lot of people go through.

Who would you recommend it to: Mystery fun

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




The Hound Of Rowan Juvenile Book The Hound Of Rowan

Henry H. Neff
J NEFF

4 stars.

Describe the book: When Max McDaniels discovers a mysterious tapestry, a great power awakens within him. Whisked away to the magical school of Rowan Academy, Max discovers a mystery beyond imagination. As students vanish and monsters emerge from the shadows, Max finds himself caught in the middle of a manevolent plot that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear

What did you think: Despite being written for young, middle school aged children, people of all ages will find this story a pleasent read. Filled with diverse, unique characters, and an easy-to-understand world, readers can jump into the story and feel right at home. Henry H. Neff portrays a heartwarming story, with a school magical enough to rival Hogwarts.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who likes Harry Potter will love this.

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




Duff Teen Book Duff

Kody Keplinger
TEEN KEPLING

3 stars.

Describe the book: Bianca Piper; 17 years old.DUFF.Designated Ugly Fat Friend. Often seen with her beautiful and popular best friends, it was rare to find herself at the center of attention. After being forced to work with Wesley Rush, the schools player, she finds herself falling for him and must decide whether she should stay with her boyfriend, or pursue Wes Rush.

What did you think: I really enjoyed the book because I love the never ending drama and the whole cliche high school experience. For example the typical high school dances which teenagers are pressured to experience. I think one of my favorite aspect of the book Bianca's urge to beat Wesley in something, and finally achieving that by beating him in scrabble.

Who would you recommend it to: High schoolers and young adults.

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




A dogs purpose book A dogs purpose

W. Bruce Cameron
FIC CAMERON

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's a first person story from a dogs point of view. Separation from family,friends and venturing into a unfamiliar environment full of new beings.That environment was a dog shelter owned by a woman who had a passion for dogs and kept a couple hundred in her back yard but in a large confinement. He gains relationships with some dogs and loses some.

What did you think: Loved how enticing it is and how emotional it made me. I love animals so personally I enjoyed it but made the mother running away and the dog fights hard to read. one brother the main dog ran away unintentionally from his family trying to get away from animal control. Found this all utterly heartbreaking but its what reality is and I admire that.

Who would you recommend it to: Animal lovers and individuals who value drama

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




Paper Towns Teen Book Paper Towns

John Green
TEEN GREEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: Margo has always been a mystery to Quentin, aka Q, but ever since he was little, Q has "loved her from afar." One night during their senior year, Margo sneaks into Q's room and asks him to help her with a 11-part problem, which involves dead fish, humiliation and sneaking into SeaWorld. The next day, Q finds out that Margo has ran away - but where?

What did you think: I enjoyed reading Paper Towns and finished it in less than 4 days! I was excited to read another John Green book after reading The Fault In Our Stars. There's a lot of twists and turns and sometimes has you at the edge of your seat! (The ending was not what I was expecting!) My favorite part was when Margo and Q sneak into the SunTrust building.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like young-adult or John Green books

- L.R. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library




Steve Jobs book Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson
BIO JOBS ISAACSO

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book documents the life of Apple co founder Steve jobs. It talks about his time in high school, and the problems he had then. It than goes on to where he opens Apple incorporated out of his garage with other Apple co founder Steve Wozniak, and than it will show his latter years

What did you think: I enjoyed the book very much because I love reading biographys about successful people, it shows you what their lives were like before their succes, during their success and after their success. My favorite part of the book is when they move from the garage into the apple headquarters.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy biographies

- S.R. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library




methland methland

nick reding

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Author Nick Reding wrote methland the death and life of a small town. Their intent was to explain a piece of America that deserved better about success and failure, despair and hope. This book primarily tells about a story of a man who learned about the culture and economy of meth. But it was a long very complected book.

What did you think: One of my favorite facts was this,"No legal industry could, like meth, 1,000 percent increases in production and sales in the four years between 1998 and 2002."(reding)

Who would you recommend it to: People who want to learn about Meth

- M.g. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library



Twilight Teen Book Twilight

Stephanie Meyer
TEEN MEYER

0 stars.

Describe the book: I recently re read this book and hated it. Bella is constantly annoying and complaining about the rain and greenery in Forks. Also Edward and Bella's relationship happens randomly and fast with no getting to know one another. All in all it's essentially a fan fiction.

What did you think: I didn't like it nearly as much as I used to regardless I'll still probably read it again.

Who would you recommend it to: Supernatural romance

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




The Great Divorce book The Great Divorce

C.S Lewis
236.2 LEWIS

3 stars.

Describe the book: This is a book about C.S Lewis' views on heaven and hell. In the book it's as if he is going through a fictional bus ride through heaven and hell. The character is a figurative ghost, who starts life on in purgatory, but than hops on a bus that takes him through heaven and hell.

What did you think: I enjoyed the book, it was a difficult book to understand on my first read, but after I re read the book I gained a better understanding of the book and its plot. My favorite part of the book was when they started off in purgatory

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy reading about controversial topics

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




Divergent Teen Book Divergent

Veronica Roth
TEEN ROTH

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a world where society is divided into 5 different factions. As each new generation comes along, they all must choose a faction.Tris, the main character chooses Dauntless, the ones who are brave. But as she goes through training she discovered she is divergent.

What did you think: I really liked this book! It was really entertaining and interesting to see how Tris does things. My favorite part was when the dauntless group split into two and play a fun yet painful game.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this to high school students

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




Crescendo Teen Book Crescendo

Becca Fitzpatrick
TEEN FITZPAT

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is the sequel to a book called Hush Hush. In this book it tells a story of this girl named Nora and she's dating a fallen angled named Patch and they face a bunch of problems together.

What did you think: This book was really cute and Patch is a really sweet dude and he's so protective over Nora and they face a bunch of problems together.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance/Fantasy/Super Depressing Stuff tbh

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




Old Yeller Juvenile Book Old Yeller

Fred Gipson
J GIPSON

3 stars.

Describe the book: Travis Coates is left of the responsibility of taking care of his Mother and younger brother when his dad leaves on a cattle drive. One day Travis catches a yellow lab eating the his family's meat and reluctantly keeps him for his younger brother. Eventually yeller saves the family on several occasions and even fights off a bear.

What did you think: My favorite part is when Old Yeller's previous owner shows up looking for him. He said he had been looking for him for a long time and really loved him. By this point in the book Travis really cared about Yeller and didn't want to give him up. His old owner sees how much Travis and his younger brother care for the dog and lets the boys keep him.

Who would you recommend it to: Teens who like classics

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




Chupacabra Juvenile Book Chupacabra

Roland Smith
J SMITH

3 stars.

Describe the book: When we left off from the Cryptid Hunters series, the evil environmentalist Noah Blackwood had just kidnapped his granddaughter Grace Wolfe from her Father's research ship the Coelacanth. Now it is up to Marty o'Hara, Luther Smyth, and Dyllan Hickock to save her - if they can survive at Noah's ark, Blackwood's headquarters.

What did you think: I felt the book was entertaining, and a nice easy read. Smith does a great job of building suspense and orchestrating gut wrenching chases without losing his humorous style. I especially liked knowing what Grace was up to - she's hardly a damsel in distress.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves a thrilling tale full of danger.

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




The Alchemyst Teen Book The Alchemyst

Michael Scott
TEEN SCOTT

4 stars.

Describe the book: A pair of what seems normal twins by the name of Sophie and Josh Newman meet a man named Nick, a supposed bookstore owner that lives near them. They later find out he is Nicholas Flamel, and ancient Alchemyst that supposedly died in 1418. Nicholas, Josh, Sophie, and Scatty (an ancient warrior) try to escape from the main antagonist John Dee.

What did you think: Entertaining and well written, Micheal Scott writes a great fantasy book. I enjoy the fact that it brings a character from the past to a modern setting. My favorite part has to be the whole book, it was a great read and couldn't put it down.

Who would you recommend it to: People who appreciate the fantasy genre

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




Name of the Wind book Name of the Wind

Patrick rothfuss
FIC ROTHFUS

3 stars.

Describe the book: So begins the tale of Kvothe—from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, and an accomplished thief.

What did you think: I didnt have any favorite parts but i thought it was exciting

Who would you recommend it to: People who like adventure

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




Zodiac book Zodiac

Robert Graysmith
364.1523 GRAYSMI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Zodiac is a non fiction book written by Robert Graysmith about the unsolved murders committed by the "Zodiac Killer" in San Francisco in the 1960s. Graysmith was a cartoonist working for the San Francisco Chronicle when the Zodiac killings first started. The book describes the investigations of the case, and later deals with Graysmiths theories.

What did you think: I really liked the layout of the book and how it was told. Robert Graysmith does a good job laying out the facts and giving you a timeline of how things happened. It's also cool how Graysmith includes reprints of the actual letters the Zodiac killer sent to the police. I found the story of the unsolved Zodiac case both horrifying and intriguing.

Who would you recommend it to: People interested in crime books

- G.D. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library




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