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Twilight Teen Book Twilight

Stephanie Meyer
TEEN MEYER

0 stars.

Describe the book: Bella moves to Forks, Washington from Arizona and she hates it; until she meets Edward. Edward turns out to be a vampire, and everyone in his family is a vampire too. But then this bad vampire, James, tries to kill Bella.

What did you think: It was really cringy. Bella and Edward both need to lighten up. Bella falls in love when shes 17 when she first meets this random guy like is that really love Bella?

Who would you recommend it to: People that enjoy vampire love.

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




Demon Seed book Demon Seed

Dean Koontz
FIC KOONTZ

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book very graphically describes a robotic security system who wants nothing more that to feel the life of flesh and live with the woman who occupies a mansion that should be under her control.

What did you think: I felt the book was very well written. although it is graphic and twisted it really brings entertainment to anyone who I believe would read it. I would have to say my favorite part was when Proteus the computer system telepathically controlled a man to assassinate another man.

Who would you recommend it to: adults, and those who love twisted books

- B.E. (Grade 9) from Arlington Library




The Hunger Games Teen Book The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Thrown into a world that just underwent mass destruction, a girl named Katniss must fight for her family, food, and then her freedom. As she surprisingly put into this years Hunger Games she viciously fights for her life and the life of her new found friends. What Katniss doesn't know is that all her actions in the game will come back to haunt her.

What did you think: This book is off the charts, meaning there is no chart good enough to contain it. There is never a time where you feel you can put this book down because every second is as intense as the last. The entire book is as memorizing as the climax of other books. The very best part is the ending battle. All I can say is if you want action, read this book

Who would you recommend it to: Action/Adventure lovers

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




Mockingbird Juvenile Book Mockingbird

Katheryn Erskine
J ERSKINE

4 stars.

Describe the book: After Caitlin's brother is shot, she is left alone with her depressed dad and Asperger's syndrome. Grieving the loss of her brother, she turns to art, which guides her. Read about how Caitlin struggles for closure, and uncovers true emotions.

What did you think: Mockingbird is a very uplifting book, as you see how Caitlin tries and succeeds to find the open door in life and overcome her losses. Every sections of the book, no matter how small, has a meaning and is important in the long run and to Caitlin.

Who would you recommend it to: Teens who have trouble uncovering their emotions.

- A.M. (Grade 6) from Edmonds Library




The Hobbit book The Hobbit

J.R.R Tolkien
FIC TOLKIEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Gandoff comes to billbo baggins house and asks him to join their journey. Billbo doesn't want to but gandoff eventually convinces him to join the journey of getting their gold back

What did you think: When billbo outsmarts smaug the dragon

Who would you recommend it to: Lord of the rings fans

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




The Time Machine book The Time Machine

H.G. Wells
FIC WELLS

3 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a Time traveller telling his stories of traveling to the narrator and a group of men. He travels to the year 802,701 AD, the time traveler enters a world of small humanoid creatures called Eloi. Eloise are pea full creatures but Morlocks aren't. He is stuck with the creatures until he can retrieve his time machine.

What did you think: I felt like the book was good and very interesting. The Elois are my favorite characters. Although I wouldn't say the book was my favorite but I definitely would read it again!

Who would you recommend it to: Adventure

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




Frostbite Teen Book Frostbite

Richelle Mead
TEEN MEAD

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about vampires and half vampires. The main character Rose is a half vampire and her job is to kill the strigoi (the bad vampires). Rose goes and saves her friends over the christmas break when she finds out that they went to kill a group of strigoi.

What did you think: I loved this book. Some of my favorite parts are when Rose makes a funny joke or when she argues with someone. I also liked the parts with Mason because he is just like Rose.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy lovers

- i.K. (Grade 9) from Granite Falls Library




The Sixth Extinction book The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert
576.84 KOLBERT

4 stars.

Describe the book: From rare frogs to the age of dinosaurs, Kolbert takes you through the five extinctions humans have revealed over the centuries, and the daunting research that reveals the beginning of our end has already begun... The Sixth Extinction shows us where we went wrong, and can just begin to guess at what our downfall will look like- only time will tell.

What did you think: It was a fantastic book, I enjoyed the thrill of discovering the science of history, and how it's helped us discover, as humans, what was here before us. Only being able to guess at our futures is exciting.

Who would you recommend it to: Science lovers, historians, adventurers

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




The Secret Holocaust Diaries book The Secret Holocaust Diaries

Nonna Bannister
BIO BANNIST BANNIST

4 stars.

Describe the book: This story is about Nonna and her experience as a child from a wealthy, non-jewish family during the Holocaust.

What did you think: I think that it is a very great book. I don't usually like the little poems throughout the book, but however I do like the poem she wrote for her dad after he died. It is a very sad story and if you want to read it I would recommend having tissues.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it to History lovers.

- A.K. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library




The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon book The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon

Stephen King
FIC KING

2 stars.

Describe the book: Nine year old girl Trisha McFarland leaves the path while on a hike with her mother and brother. She becomes lost for days, but continues walking astray. The only thing she has is her portable radio, on that she listens to the Boston Red Sox game. She's a huge fan of pitcher Tom Gordon, she keeps thinking that she will save him.

What did you think: I felt like the book became more intense as her radio begins to fade out, and she begins to believe that Tom Gordon is out there with her protecting her from all evil. I also liked how the author added the aspect of all these dead animals around Trisha, but making her completely oblivious to them.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy horror

- S.R. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




Damage Teen Book Damage

anya parrish
TEEN PARRISH

4 stars.

Describe the book: a diabetic girl and a jock boy have imaginary friends that hunt them and they have to learn how to control them before its too late they realize that they are a part of an experiment and they aren't only running from their child hood fears.

What did you think: it was really well written, the characters were very relatable!This book keeps you on edge, it is thrilling!

Who would you recommend it to: teens who doesn't mind swearing and teen sexuality

- B.d. (Grade 9) from Freeland Library




Divergent Teen Book Divergent

Veronica Roth
TEEN ROTH

4 stars.

Describe the book: It is about a girl named Beatris that goes to get a result of who she is but is chosen as divergent. They do not allow divergents to live in her society so she has to do whatever she can to not let anyone find out.

What did you think: I loved it. One of my favorite parts were when she had to become dauntless and not let anyone find out that she was divergent or else she would have been killed. It is very exciting and a great book to read.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it to teenagers and adults.

- B.N. (Grade 9) from Freeland Library




The BFG Juvenile Book The BFG

Roald Dahl
J DAHL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Sophia 'an orphan', is captured by a giant who later on becomes the BFG which stands for, "Big Friendly Giant". The book takes place in the giant country and in London. 9 other giants are captured at the end because the queen of London saw a dream that the BFG and Sophia made for the queen. The world was saved from the horrifying creatures.

What did you think: It's a very humorous book. The words are interesting. The sentences are enjoyable. My favorite parts are the words the BFG uses in his sentence.

Who would you recommend it to: Any ages.

- D.P. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




To KIll a Mockingbird book To KIll a Mockingbird

Harper Lee
FIC LEE

4 stars.

Describe the book: Harper Lee wrote a story based off a father and his children who live in Maycomb,Georgia who will go though a lot of obstacles and situations where the vivid-ness of the story makes it seem real to where it's compelling. through out the story you can relate text to life, and gives various messages. Author gives vivid description of the 1960's

What did you think: This book is realistic i recommend its awesome. My favorite part is when Scout Jem and Dill try to bring out Boo Radley.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school students and older

- K.R. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The Outsiders Teen Book The Outsiders

S.E Hilton
TEEN HINTON

4 stars.

Describe the book: The outsiders is a book that well describes conflicts that teenagers might experience now in days or something or similar to it. They over come things as a family, having each others back.

What did you think: Where they helped each other even if family had done something illegal and could of gone to jail.

Who would you recommend it to: Every person who like adventures

- I.D. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The Outsiders Teen Book The Outsiders

S.E Hilton
TEEN HINTON

4 stars.

Describe the book: ponyboy believes there are only two kinds of people in the world:soc and greasers.soc's were the rich kids that always got away with everything they do,ponyboy is a greaser. greasers are the poor kids who always have to watch there back.ponnyboy's whole life changed with a death of a soc which brings problems between the two gangs.

What did you think: I loved this book it made me feel as if i was in the book.i couldn't find a spot to close the book i just wanted to keep reading all day.

Who would you recommend it to: i would recommend this whom likes adventure

- s.p. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The War Of Worlds book The War Of Worlds

H.G. Wells
FIC WELLS

2 stars.

Describe the book: In this book the author takes you into a world where mankind is at the edge of extinction. Furthermore aliens come to Earth and start making it their own planet.

What did you think: I love this book. One of my favorite parts was when the main character decided to run away from the area where a UFO had crashed which happen to be at his backyard.

Who would you recommend it to: science-fiction lovers

- L.G. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library




The Unwanteds Juvenile Book The Unwanteds

Lisa McMann
J MCMANN

3 stars.

Describe the book: Quill is an island divided into three sections of people; the Wanteds, the Necessaries, and the Unwanteds. an Unwanted, Alex, will find out what happens after Unwanteds are purged from Quill, and go to the secert world of Artime

What did you think: I really loved the plot, the author is very humorous, and suspenseful. I love how relatable Alex is.

Who would you recommend it to: fiction lovers

- A.T. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




The Son of Neptune Teen Book The Son of Neptune

Rick Riordan
TEEN RIORDAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan is about Percy Jackson finding himself somewhere he doesn't recognize and finding New Rome.Finding new people, and a old friend of his and his new friends. Him and his new friends Frank and Hazel go through the whole west coast battling and meeting new people while Percy try to remember who he is.

What did you think: How I fell about this book is that this book is amazing. Rick Riordan uses very precise descriptive words detailing the places and people they meet in the story. My favorite part is the battle of New Rome and the ending book.

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

- A.F. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




Bruiser Teen Book Bruiser

Neal Shusterman
TEEN SHUSTER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Imagine you just got a cut, or bruise. It isn't any fun, but Bronte and Tennysons mysteriously disappear after they meet and befriend Brewster Rawlins. He's dedicated his life to keeping himself to himself, and for good reason. But, after beginning to date Bronte, his life and his girlfriend's family's lives begin to change.

What did you think: My feelings were shifting from happy to sad all the time. And I really enjoy how Neal switches the perspective between four characters each chapter, it makes you feel like your being every main character in the book, and you have every emotion they do. It's a very unique book and I hope for a sequel.

Who would you recommend it to: I'd recommend this book to lovers of quick change.

- S.S. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




Jurassic Park book Jurassic Park

Michael Crichton
FIC CRICHTO

4 stars.

Describe the book: Dr. Alan Grant is a world renowned paleontologist that is whisked away by billionaire John Hammond to do research on his private island in Costa Rica. Alan Grant along with Ellie Settler and Ian Malcolm have to save the world in a surprising twist that will have your breath taken away.

What did you think: My favorite part is when the lawyer gets eat off the toilet.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves a great classic

- B.G. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library




Inferno book Inferno

Dante Alighieri
851.1 DANTE A

1 star.

Describe the book: This story is part one of a poem about a man named Dante who travels through hell with a roman poet. He goes through the different circles of hell to reach purgatory on his way to heaven.

What did you think: This book was difficult to understand being that it was written in the 1400's. It also has many "insults" toward other religions throughout the story. With the use of language I can't name a specific part that I liked because at times I did not understand what was going on.

Who would you recommend it to: Poetry lovers

- T.W. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library




1984 book 1984

George Orwell
FIC ORWELL

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book has a future setting in which the government has complete and utter control over its people (big brother is watching you) there is one man who decides he does not want to be apart of it anymore and fights it and along the way aquires some enemies and friends.

What did you think: The book was good i liked its message. The message was the main purpose for me reading.

Who would you recommend it to: Science fiction and political High School Readers

- J.G. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library




Uncle Tom's Cabin book Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe
FIC STOWE

4 stars.

Describe the book: Sold from his good master to a slave driver, Tom begins his journey from one master to the next. Staged in Antebellum era of the US, the characters deal with the evils of the slave system and the morals of religious individuals.

What did you think: The book raises the moral questions of slavery and the place of the African American person within the US.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone interested in a good read and racial issues

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




Fablehaven Teen Book Fablehaven

Brandon Mull
TEEN MULL

3 stars.

Describe the book: Exiled to the vast estate of their mysterious grandparents, Kendra and Seth must bide their time, waiting for their parents'return from a surprise cruise. But the wilderness surrounding the house is filled with more than lion, tigers, and bears. Soon Kendra and Seth have uncovered the fantastical world of magic, and all the perils that come with it

What did you think: This story immerses you in a world all its own. Filled with countless elements of humor and a very real sibling relationship, the gripping storyline is wrought with mystery, adventure, and danger.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy-lovers, children and adults alike.

- M.I. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library




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