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Divergent

Veronica Roth

TEEN ROTH

4 stars.

Describe the book: The five factions: Dauntless, Abnegation, Candor, Erudite, and Amity. These are what the population of Chicago is split into. They believe that this way of society is what keeps the blood-thirsty way of natural human ways. Well, all except for the Divergent - those who belong to more than one faction.

What did you think: This book was very well written and fun to read! My favorite part was when she has to decide between staying with her family in Abnegation, or being herself in Dauntless. Then she made the decision that surprised everyone, including herself.

Who would you recommend it to: Fictional lovers

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

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City of Bones

Cassandra Clare

TEEN CLARE

3 stars.

Describe the book: They say you're never the same after you witness a murder. That goes double for Clary, who saw three invisible teens kill a vampire. After that, things start happening fast. Her mother is kidnapped, her mom's best friend isn't human, and she ends up rooming in a magical church with trained killers. There is no sure way to tell who is friend or foe.

What did you think: The book was incredible. I'm usually not a fan of romance in action books, but this one kept me in suspense. I loved the way the demons were written.

Who would you recommend it to: Action lovers; people who have not seen the movie

- A.S. (Grade 12) from Sultan Library

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Paper Towns

John Green

TEEN GREEN

2 stars.

Describe the book: Quentin lives in Florida and at the age of 9, Margot moves in as the new neighbors. They immediately became childhood best friends. But soon drifted apart when high school started. One night Margot decided to take Quentin on an adventure. Margot disappears out of nowhere, leaving Quinton with mixed signals. Then leading to an adventure to find her.

What did you think: Paper towns isn't the usual find the girl, fall in love, type of book. That's what I liked about it. The type of friendship/relationship that Quinton and Margot had was different. When Margot "disappeared," Quinton did anything and everything to find her because he felt that he loved her and I thought that was different and I liked that.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who likes a love story but with a twist

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

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The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Two star-crossed lovers end up in a game together,it's no ordinary game. Killing, suspense, love. It's just all too much. I would recommend this book to any highschooler.

What did you think: I don't to spoil anything but just the theme and the tone the author used was pretty amazing. Extraordinary really.

Who would you recommend it to: Highschool teens.

- S.M. (Grade 10) from Snohomish Library

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Most Talkative Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

Andy Cohen

791.4509 COHEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: This is autobiography of how Andy Cohen got his start in the industry starting at CBS as an intern to hosting his own late night talk show. It shows him coming to terms with his sexuality and his obession with all things pop culture. His love of soap operas started the real housewives and his relationship with his parents shows

What did you think: I like how he would collect call his mom using names from soap opera characaters Then he would deny the charges and call him back to save money but also so she wouldn't bother him by calling him directly.I also liked how he came out to his friends.

Who would you recommend it to: Fans of broadcasting or of Andy Coh

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

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Andy Cohen Diaries

Andy Cohen

791.4502 COHEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: This thrilling autobiography follows Andy Cohen through, hosting watch what happens live and the real house wife. In short he searches for love and adopts a dog Wacha. He is celebrity obsessed and high lights his fun times with his celebrity friends like Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper and his love of the St Louis Cardinals.

What did you think: I love his relationship in adopting Wacha. He was really hesitant at first but fell in love with him. It showed his reluctance to commit to relationships but having a dog show him growing as a person

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who watches Watch What Happends live

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

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Girl online on tour

Zoe Sugg

TEEN SUGG

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is set a few months after the first book, It is based on penny potter and ex-blogger dating the next rising rock star Noah Flynn who is now going on tour with his band as the opening act to the world famous 'The sketch'. Penny joins him for his European part of his tour and its not as glamorous as it seems.

What did you think: I really like the first 10 chapters it shows the new and old relationships between the characters. There's a lot of drama that happens in these chapters I also get a small glimpse of Penny and Noah's old relationship before the tour happens.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance and drama lovers

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

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Joyland

Stephen King

FIC KING

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book Joyland, is set at a North Carolina amusement park in the year 1973 and the main character Devin Jones takes a summer job at the park and there has been a rumor that there was a murder in the park. The book is about Devin and his friends Erin and Tom to solve the murder and find the truth.

What did you think: I really enjoyed the book. Since Stephen King wrote it the writing was really well, and the story was always consistent in scary situations, and the final plot twist was very unexpected, but in a good way.

Who would you recommend it to: Thriller lovers

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

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling, Jack Throne, and John Tiffany

822.92 THORNE

2 stars.

Describe the book: The story takes place 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts. The original characters are now old with children of their own about to go off to Hogwarts. Harry's second child, Albus Severus, is an angsty teen who struggles to live up to the Potter name. His daddy issues are what lead him and his best friend,Scorpius, on a dangerously dumb adventure.

What did you think: The story had a good premise, but was not well executed. The plot seemed rushed and not well thought out. There were cute moments, but over all it wasn't that great. Like Albus Severus Potter this book doesn't quite fit into the beautiful family that is the original seven books.

Who would you recommend it to: Potterheads who want few hours of nostalgia

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

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The Fallout

S.A. Bodeen

TEEN BODEEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is a sequel to The Compound. It is about a family that was trapped underground for 6 years by their rich crazy father. 6 years after they were put inside of the compound they escaped. They are living among the general public when a boy named tony befriends them and eventually kidnaps them and brings them to their psycho dad.

What did you think: I absolutely loved it but i wish it was longer. one of my favorite parts was when Eli Eddy and their sister were drugged and brought to their dads island. it was so intense. Another part that I liked was how descriptive the book was when it came to scenery. I also liked when Eli and his dad were fighting over the gene gun shot and hit his father.

Who would you recommend it to: I reccomend this for anyone that likes fiction

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

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Pretty little liars

Sara Shepard

TEEN SHEPARD

4 stars.

Describe the book: Pretty Little Liars is about four teen girls Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily whose world turns for the worse when their ringleader Alison goes missing. After Alison's body is found the girls start to revive threatening text messages from an unknown number and are sign A. A’s texts says that they know everything which is bad bc they all have secrets

What did you think: My favorite part of the book is when it was the first day of school because the girls kind of fade away from each other and haven't seen each other in a few years, so this first day of school was kind of like a reunion since Alison's disappearance and everything. It's also when Aria recived the first text from A.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like fiction

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

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Diary of an Oxygen Thief

Anonymous

FIC DIARY O

4 stars.

Describe the book: The main character of the story, whom is also the author (anonymous) is a misogynistic, alcoholic who loves breaking girls over. He loves the feeling of bringing them in and then breaking their hearts and squashing them like a bug. He did loved someone though, Penelope to be exact. Though he did love her he broke her heart still.

What did you think: I loved this book, it was amazing. Even though the character can be a no-good jerk, you do find out his motives. My favorite line of the book was "Hurt people hurt people." It is really true though. This book is realistic and shows what life really can do to you and not everyone can have a perfect one. Some are messed up and you can't do anything.

Who would you recommend it to: realistic fiction readers; "romance"

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

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The crown

Kiera Cass

TEEN CASS

4 stars.

Describe the book: After her mom,has suffered a heart attack, Eadlyn takes on more responsibility becoming queen regnant and later queen. Narrowing her selection down to the elite but finds herself in conflict after Marid threatens to turn the people against her if they dont marry each other and she finds herself hopelessly in love with Ekkio,not in the selction

What did you think: I loved it so much. I loved little nodds back to the first books about Maxon and America, how you got more insight on maxons dad and how their relationship worked and finding out lady brice was actually maxons half sister. I loved how henri was happy for eadlyn and ekkio. Kyle got to live out his dream of building small homes for the homeless.

Who would you recommend it to: lovers of the first books based on her parents

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

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The DUFF

Kody Keplinger

TEEN KEPLING

4 stars.

Describe the book: this is about a girl named Bianca and she is in high school, she had best friends names cassi and jessica, she went to this party and this guy named Wesley started talking to her, she really hated him because he liked every girl, but she started liking him more and more every time she was with him, and she fell in love with him.

What did you think: my favorite part was when Bianca and her father had a night to talk about everything that has been going on with them and their family, and also about school, another favorite part was when Wesley saved Bianca from the dad from when he was really angry and really drunk and accidently hit her and he took her home and they were talking about it.

Who would you recommend it to: for teens

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

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone

J.K. Rowling

J ROWLING

4 stars.

Describe the book: Harry Potter imand the Sorcerers Stone is about a young boy named Harry Potter who was just an average kid, locked under his Aunt and Uncles staircase. When he turns 11 years old, he finds out from an unexpected visitor that he is actually a wizard, and will be attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

What did you think: I love this book, and have read the beggining multiple times but never finished until now. I love the idea of this world and the really good writing and fantasy of it makes me want to be a witch/wizard. My favorite part is Harry's first trip to Diagon Alley, because it's the first main introduction to the world and it was where I first got hooked.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy/Sci-if , and elementary school kids and up

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

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Animal Farm

George Orwell

FIC ORWELL

3 stars.

Describe the book: The animals wanted to a better way to live. So they started fighting back against Mr. Jones and his wife. Once that was successful they went and formed how they were going to live. The animals started off the week by always meeting on Sundays. For example they would meet in the barn and start off by singing the rules, when they first started.

What did you think: My overall opinion was that it was really good. I thought it was really good because it showed us how we should treat everyone the same no one will be looked at different just because of what they can and can't do.

Who would you recommend it to: people who like adventure and creativity.

- E.H. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library

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The Giant Slayer

Iain Lawrence

J LAWRENC

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the time when polio is taking hold of the population, a young girl finds herself alone and afraid when her best and only friend is struck down by the terrible disease. In an attempt to bring him a bit of hope, however, she finds herself creating a world of elves, unicorns,giants, and a tiny boy named Jimmy. Jimmy the Giant Slayer.

What did you think: This was one of those books that takes on a voice of its own. Jimmy, and Laurie, and all the others really came to life. I really liked the swamp witch, and Laurie had quite the imagination for a girl as young as she was.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy lovers, and future writers.

- A.S. (Grade 12) from Sultan Library

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After We Fell

Anna Todd

FIC TODD

4 stars.

Describe the book: Tessa is given a chance to move to Seattle for her paid internship, something she's always wanted, and has many new revelations of her family as well as Hardin's, which complicates things even more. Hardin doesn't want her to move to Seattle, but he wants her to move to England with he. Seattle is something Tessa has always wanted.

What did you think: I don't have one specific favorite part of the book but I love when the every other chapter changes who is telling the story because we can go inside the mind of both the main characters, Hardin and Tessa, and see how both characters really feel and what they're thinking about certain situations.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to a mature teen audience.

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

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Step Sister 2

R.L Stine

4 stars.

Describe the book: Emilys sister,Nancy, comes back from the insane asylum (beacuse she tried to kill Emily) when she comes back horrible start happening to emily again and emily thinks its either nancy or her stepsisters friend cora-ann but it ends up being nancy who is trying to kill emily and she fails and gets sent back to the asylum.

What did you think: i really liked the suspense and plot twists.

Who would you recommend it to: My sister, she likes goosebumps books

- c.m. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library

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The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Life is terrible but it could be worse for those in the districts have to pay a tribute with 2 kids one girl and boy from each tribute to the Capital. When Katniss Evergreen replaces her sister Prim she doesn't expect to fall in love but then again her lover is the one she has to kill.

What did you think: My favorite part is when she knocked out Peta with the syrup so she could get the anointment to save him and the other Tribute helps her. IT symbolized even enemies can be friends

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves adventure

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

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World's Edge (Nightblade Book 2)

Ryan Kirk

4 stars.

Describe the book: In this book, there is a continuation of the paths the two remaining nightblades face, as they travel their separate ways preparing for the battle between the kingdoms. Ryuu goes to a special island to continue his training and Moriko travels to another land to investigate.

What did you think: I think this was even better than the forst. It was really well written and the story line lines up perfectly for every point of view, even though they are all so different. My favorite part was the battle against odds that Moriko had to face, as it develops her character a lot.

Who would you recommend it to: fantasy, nonfiction lovers

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

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Catcher in the Rye

J. D. Salinger

FIC SALINGE

3 stars.

Describe the book: Full of drama, loneliness, and cussing, the story brings forth insights on life and people. The rebellious teen, Holden, spends a four-day adventure discovering the harsh reality of the adult world, the loss of innocence when maturing, and the amount of phoniness in the world.

What did you think: The story was intriguing from a philosophical standpoint. The greatest parts were centered around children, mainly Holden's siblings. Although it is great for teens to read, it does include profanity and mature content.

Who would you recommend it to: teens who like realistic books.

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

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summer unplugged

Amy Sparling

3 stars.

Describe the book: It is a about a girl named bayleigh who after got grounded form all electronic went to Texas where her grandparents lived. ANd fell in love with this boy named jace and you see how the realtionship grows and how baileigh helps jace deal with his past.

What did you think: I love this book and the whole coliction of the book my favorite part is when bailegh finds out about jaces past. And how she deals with it and all the drama with it. I lobe this book it really started my love for reading.

Who would you recommend it to: teenager love romance

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

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The Cellar

Natasha Preston

TEEN PRESTON

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Cellar is a messed up book about, a man trying to make the world a better place and a girl trying to survive while she loses hope that her family has stopped looking for her.

What did you think: I loved the different point of views of the different characters and the flashbacks that occur that help explain why the characters are the way they are.

Who would you recommend it to: EVERYONE who doesn't mind a messed up book

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

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Jellicoe Road

Melina Marchetta

TEEN MARCHET

3 stars.

Describe the book: Hannah was eleven years old when her mom abandoned her at a nearby convenience store, after six years she was a leader at her school with cadets and townies. Then one day when Hannah went missing, everything turns into questions and mystery's and solutions of finding her mother and finding out who her dad was, the story that Hannah wrote for clues.

What did you think: I feel that it was a very interesting story with questions and mystery that you can find out one by one with each clue that Taylor the main character found. My favorite part was when she found her mom at the end, and actually got to meet her for the second time in six years. She also found out that her dad died,got over it, she had relatives too.

Who would you recommend it to: people who loves mystery's, realistic-fiction.

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

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