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Finding Audrey

Sophie kinsella

TEEN KINSELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Audrey has a anxiety disorder when she was bullied in school, now she is bare unable to make friends and communicate like how she used to. Linus, who plays a video game with her brother gets Audrey out of her shell. He passes notes to her and she responds. He even got her to go to Starbucks and approach others. She's slowly becoming herself.

What did you think: I feel that this book was great, it was not only the therapy and medicine that helped her, but she made a friend. Linus and her become very close and he makes her happy, she shares a lot with him. This book should be made into a movie. My favorite part was in the end she's brave enough to talk to Linus without her dark glasses on. She's now herself

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, comedy lovers, high school kids

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


Bullying Under Attack

Stephanie H. Meyer, John Meyer, Emily Sperber, and Heather Alexander

TEEN 302.343 BULLYIN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Bullying under Attack is about true stories written by teen victims, bullies, and bystanders. It describes how people joking around or making fun of others can take someone's lives.

What did you think: I felt that I could connect to this book a lot. I liked how the view of the bullies are almost all the same because it shows that they all think alike so they have the same purpose that they have when they are bullying others but they all have different backgrounds.

Who would you recommend it to: High School Teenagers

- J.V. (Grade 9) from Marysville Library


Can you keep a secret

Sophie kinsella

FIC KINSELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Emma tells a stranger on the plane all of her secrets. She finds out that this stranger is Jack Harper, the exclusiveCEO of her business. He would bring up some secrets to her and talk to her more. She breaks up with her boyfriend and dates Jack. On TV, Jack spills out all of Emma's secrets and other people tease her. She wants to know his secrets.

What did you think: I feel that this book was realistic because there isn't a perfect world and sometimes friends and family can mess up things for you when trying to help. My favorite part was when Jack tells Emma that he left her during the date for a phone call was because his old best friend has a baby and he's worried about it. He also told her his little secrets

Who would you recommend it to: Comedy lovers, adults, teenagers, and elders

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater

TEEN STIEFVA

4 stars.

Describe the book: Growing up in a house of psychics, Blue is used to the weird and supernatural, though things in her town seem to be getting weirder. After meeting Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Noah--the Raven Boys--she joins them in their search for an ancient Welsh king believed to be buried, and still alive, somewhere along the ley line that runs through her town.

What did you think: I loved the fantasy elements of the novel and how information on Glendower and the ley lines was woven throughout. The writing and the word choice of the novel were also absolutely fantastic.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy fans

- A.G. (Grade 12) from Marysville Library


The Unexpected Everything

Morgan Matson

TEEN MATSON

4 stars.

Describe the book: Andie is the type of girl who always has everything planned out, including her summer, but just as her summer begins, her plans fall apart. Instead, she finds herself walking dogs, something she has no experience with, and truly connecting with a boy named Clark, something she also has no experience with.

What did you think: All of the other books I've read by this author have been phenomenal, and this one was no exception. There was so much character growth throughout the book, not just with Andie, but with all the characters. I loved when Andie finally found out what the other half of Stars Fell on Alexandra was supposed to be and she got that closure.

Who would you recommend it to: Young adult readers

- A.G. (Grade 12) from Marysville Library


Exile

Shannon Messenger

J MESSENG

4 stars.

Describe the book: A elf named Sophie and her friends Keefe, Fitz, and Dex are trying to figure out the secrets of the Black Swan, a secret organization that saved Sophie when she was in the human world. they travel around and go through troubles and pain to save their families and find the Black Swan.

What did you think: it's a great book that has battles, mystery, romance, and magic. It's placed in a magical world with Ogres, Elves, Dwarves, and alicorns(a type of unicorn/Pegasus). My favorite part was when Fitz and Sophie were reading each others minds.

Who would you recommend it to: Everyone!!

- M.C. (Grade 8) from Library on Wheels


Tommorrow's Dream

Janette Oke and Davis Bunn

eBOOK OVERDRI

3 stars.

Describe the book: Kyle Adam's newborn son dies of a severe heart problem and Kyle's heart dies right along with him. She draws away from all her family but eventually, she learns that God was right with her during her grief and is still. He used her circumstances to draw her closer to Him, and her family learned as much as she did in giving tommorrow's dream to God.

What did you think: It was a good, yet sad story. When her brother died, I really liked that his wife continued the work he had left and glad she had their little boy with her. I learned some good things from this book.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy real-life fiction

- T.E. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


Another Homecoming

Janette Oke and Davis Bunn

eBOOK OVERDRI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Adopted by a rich family, Kyle grows up in high-society unaware of the tragic events that happened at her birth. Rough circumstances reveal the truth and Kyle searches for her real family. When she finds a family and a God who faithfully revealed to them all His great love, she senses the homecoming her empty heart always longed for.

What did you think: My favorite part of the book was when Kyle found out that she did have a little brother that she'd always longed for. This sweet story was very well written.

Who would you recommend it to: People who love Janette Oke and Davis Bunn!

- T.E. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


Amy and Roger's epic detour

Morgan matson

TEEN MATSON

2 stars.

Describe the book: Roger, a family friend is told to drive Amy from California to her new home in Connecticut. Amy is afraid to drive after a car accident with her dad. Her mom organized a route to take, but Amy and Roger decides to take a detour. Amy records all of the sights she sees in a notebook. Roger tries to see his ex, but Amy and Roger falls in love.

What did you think: I feel that this book would be very good for people who love detailed stories and traveling. The book didn't have as much romance or emotions and drama that I wanted. Amy and Roger weren't that open to each other. My favorite part was when Roger and Amy finally kissed because Roger always talked about his ex but doesn't recongize Amy's worth.

Who would you recommend it to: Travelers, Adventurous people

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


The distance between us

Kasie west

eBOOK OVERDRI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Caymen Meyers and her mother are on the verge of being homeless, having own only a doll store and abandoned by the rest of their family. Caymen falls for Xander who is rich and famous. She doesn't feel that she's good enough. Her mother tells her to stay away and to be with a band member named Mason. Cayman meets her grandparents that are rich.

What did you think: I really liked the characters and story plot, it was similar to the book called "this is what happy looks like." My favorite part was when Caymen's mother was in the hospital and tells Caymen to call Xander so she could apologize for the things she said about rich people not falling for poor people. After that, Caymen bonds with her grandparents.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, Young adult readers, high schooler

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


Pride And Prejudice

Jane Austen

FIC AUSTEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: family circumstances dictate that the Bennett ladies must marry well. Such an opportunity arrives when rich gentlemen appear in the neighboring vicinity. Lizzy Bennett's feelings toward the prideful Mr. Darcy are sarcastic to say the least. Then a surprising turn of events open her eyes to his nobleness. Can she convince her family the same?

What did you think: I really enjoyed reading this novel and seeing the comedy of characters in it. My favorite parts were the exchanges of conversation that Mr. and Mrs. Bennett had- it just made me laugh.

Who would you recommend it to: readers who love good, classic stories.

- T.E. (Grade 10) from Mill Creek Library


Mission Atomic

Sarwat Chadda

J CHADDA

4 stars.

Describe the book: Amy and Dan Cahill are trying to stop the Outcast(an exiled Cahill) from destroying the Cahill family. The Outcast has recreated 3 of the world's worst disasters and is saving a horrible disaster for last. If Amy, Dan, and the rest of the Cahill family kids don't stop him fast, he will launch a nuclear reaction that just may kill them all.

What did you think: It's a very touching book. It has humor, romance, intense action, things like that. I think what I liked most about it was that there's a real connection between the characters and it shows in what they do for each other. they would even give their lives for each other. It has good history lessons woven into a story that really captures interest.

Who would you recommend it to: To anyone who likes action and cliff-hangers.

- M.C. (Grade 8) from Library on Wheels


The Raft

S. A. Bodeen

TEEN BODEEN

3 stars.

Describe the book: 15yo Robie is excited to spend her last few days in Hawaii all by herself. Then, when someone frightens her, she decides to take the plane home. She boards on the plane, though she was not recorded in the paperwork. The plane loses a piece and goes down. Just in time, Max helps her escape into the ocean. On a raft. Can they both survive?

What did you think: I seriously did not put this book down until I finished it. I love how when Robie is in a bad situation, she always consoles herself by thinking of something worse. And then...she GETS worse. There is no food and water. I really liked this book, and it was so intriguing. Bodeen does a wonderful job of showing the true terror of being stranded.

Who would you recommend it to: People who love Adventure/Survival

- A.R. (Grade 10) from Camano Island Library


The Selection

Kiera Cass

TEEN CASS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's about a girl called America Singer participating in a competition to win the heart of Prince Maxon and become the next Queen.

What did you think: My favorite part was when America met Prince Maxon.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like romances.

- A.C. (Grade 8) from Coupeville Library


The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

1 star.

Describe the book: Nick has just moved in next door to the infamous Jay Gatsby. Gatsby throws lavish party's and takes a liking to Nick. But Nick knows everyone's secrets. His cousin Daisy is seeing another man, and her husband is seeing another women. When tempers get hot and someone is killed, the party's go awayt and so do the people.

What did you think: I did not like this book. I thought nothing exciting happened and it did not impress me. It was more of a day in the life sort of book, and I like action books, so this book was sort of flat for me. Though it was historically accurate but I found it dull.

Who would you recommend it to: historic book lovers

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


Second Chance Summer

Morgan Matson

TEEN MATSON

4 stars.

Describe the book: The family finds out that Taylor's dad has cancer and they spend their last summer at a vacation home. Taylor runs into her old best friend, Lucy and ex, Henry. After leaving them for 5 years without an explanation, they did not start close with Taylor. But soon they get closer and Taylor dates Henry and breaks up with him when holding onto her dad

What did you think: I feel it was a great book because I even cried, since te characters' bond are strong. My favorite parts are when Taylor hangs out with Henry because it makes her happy and makes her worries disappear. I also liked the letter that her father wrote for her to love someone because it made her get back with Henry.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, teenage girls, middle school girls

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


Son

Lois Lowry

TEEN LOWRY

3 stars.

Describe the book: The thrilling conclusion to The Giver series. When Claire is assigned birthmother she feels ashamed. But when she gets ready to have birth something goes wrong. Carved. The baby was carved from her. Now she must find her son. She journeys far and wide to find her son, the only thing she really wants in the world.

What did you think: I thought this was a good book. For me it was a quick easy read, but it was well thought out and the characters were great. I thoght the whole series was great, and this was a good way to answer all questions, and conclude it all.

Who would you recommend it to: science-fiction lovers;fantasy-fiction lovers

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

FIC CARD

4 stars.

Describe the book: Young Ender is a genius. Her has been chosen to go to battle school to one day help fight the buggers that have once before attacked earth. As Ender takes classes and plays games he is slowly moved through the ranks. And when is is promoted to Command School he plays war games. But are they really only games?

What did you think: I thought this was a wonderful book. There was action and fighting, love and loss, and everything in between. I loved all of the characters and of course the war games. It was written very well and shows the struggles of a 6 year old who is trying to save the world. Whats not to love?

Who would you recommend it to: Science-fiction lovers

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


A Prince Without a Kingdom

Timothee de Fombelle

TEEN FOMBELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Vango has traveled the world and seen the sights, but that still isn't enough for him. He needs to know about his past. How were his parents? Where did he come from. Who is Carferello? As he roams the world he meets new and old friends, and finally reveals who he really is.

What did you think: I thought this book was great. It had a little bit of everything and is a great read. If you want to read it you might want to read the first book Vango in order to understand the characters and plot. It was a fast paced, high action book I would recommend to anyone.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle school kids;anyone

- A.M. (Grade 8) from Sultan Library


Eleanor & Park

Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

2 stars.

Describe the book: Eleanor is new to the school and rides the bus with Park. They do not talk to each other at first, but they find similarities in comics and music. They first find each other weird, but through small conversations they fall for each other. The only people keeping them apart are Eleanor's step dad and Park's ex, Tina.

What did you think: I feel that the romance in this book was not good because I cringed at how shy Eleanor could be and it makes the relationship awkward. I also did not like how insecure Eleanor was about her weight and secretive about her family. My favorite part was when Tina helps Eleanor hide when her step dad looked for her when she hung out with Park too long.

Who would you recommend it to: High school kids, romance lovers

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


A Pocket Full Of Murder

R. J. Anderson

J ANDERSO

4 stars.

Describe the book: Isaveth's father has allegedly murdered Lord Orien. It's up to Isaveth, and her new friend Quiz, to solve the mystery and get her father out of jail. With Quiz's help, they set out to find Lord Orien's real killer. Lies are told, and a unlikely truth slips out.

What did you think: I loved this book! It has a great story line, and some very unexpected plot twists. One of the best mysteries I have read in a while. Definitely worth the read.

Who would you recommend it to: middle schoolers, fantasy/mystery lovers.

- J.S. (Grade 7) from Snohomish Library


The False Prince

Jennifer A. Nielsen

TEEN NIELSEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Four orphans, (along with Sage), are chosen by the mysterious nobleman Connor, to compete for the role of the king's long-lost son. The competition is intense, for whoever loses, will die. More and more secrets are revealed and tension rises to a breaking point. Who will win? Who will rise to the top?

What did you think: The False Prince is a work of art. It is full of danger, deceit, dangerous truths, and bold adventure. Loved the ending, it was totally unexpected.

Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids; fantasy lovers.

- J.S. (Grade 7) from Snohomish Library


Th1rteen R3asons Why

Jay Asher

TEEN ASHER

4 stars.

Describe the book: Clay Jensen comes home one day to find a set of cassette tapes. Each tape is double sided. These tapes were made by a girl named Hannah Baker, who had killed herself earlier that year. Each side of the tapes has one persons name and why they caused her suicide. As Clay goes through the tapes he realized all that could have been done to prevent this

What did you think: I thought that this book was extremely well done and it read incredibly fast for 245 pages. It was extremely eye-opening. It was eerie and devastating yet at the same time beautiful. The part of the book I enjoyed the most was when he listened to his tape. I would elaborate more but I don't want to give any spoilers.

Who would you recommend it to: This book should be read by everyone.

- C.D. (Grade 9) from Mill Creek Library


Since you've been gone

Morgan matson

TEEN MATSON

4 stars.

Describe the book: Emily finds her best friend, Sloane, missing and all that is left is a list of things to do during the summer. The list has things that Emily is scared to do. Frank helps her complete each task and they get closer, but he has a girlfriend. She makes new friends, but they turn against her when she kisses him. In the end she finds her best friend.

What did you think: I liked this book because it was nicely written, realistic characters, and the connection between the characters was strong. My favorite part was when Frank drove Emily to South Carolina because she reunites with Sloane and tells her everything that had happened when she wasn't there. Sloane also confesses why she had to move without telling Emily.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance lovers, high school kids, girls,

- V.N. (Grade 8) from Mill Creek Library


I've Got Your Number

Sophie Kinsella

FIC KINSELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: Poppy Wyatt loses her ring. The ring happens to be a heir ring and has been passed down for ages. Poppy even lose her phone in the process and conveniently another phone happens to be in the trash. The phone is a company phone belonging to Sam Roxton. She exchanges emails and text messages meanwhile she is still missing her ring.

What did you think: This book is very fun to read and it is a quick read. I also like the relationship between Sam and Poppy. My favorite parts are the text messages because they were very entertaining to read and I could feel the connection between the two main characters.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who wants something cute and a good laugh!

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


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