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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens


Catalyst Teen Book Catalyst

Laurie Halse Anderson
TEEN ANDERSO

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about a high school girl trying to get into MIT but gets turned down and her arch nemesis comes to live with her after her house is burned down. and they have to learn to cooperate with each other.

What did you think: It was okay my favorite part is when she and her nemesis finally become friends.

Who would you recommend it to: middle and high school kids

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



Bulfinch's Mythology book Bulfinch's Mythology

Thomas Bulfinch
292.13 BULFINC

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book is full of mythological stories where gods and other creatures interact with each other and humans

What did you think: I think it was good. my favorite story was Prometheus and Pandora. in this story a titan named prometheus gave man fire but jupiter saw man had fire and he didnt like that so he imprisoned prometheus and gave prometheus's brother a girl named pandora who eventually caused mankind suffering by opening a box that made earth very depressing.

Who would you recommend it to: middle schoolers and myth lovers

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



Tall Story Juvenile Book Tall Story

Candy Gourlay
J GOURLAY

3 stars.

Describe the book: A girl names Andi has a half-brother from the Philippines and he came to visit her. The last time she saw him was ten years ago and he grew to be eight feet tall with a shoe size of twenty-two. The brother showed her a different way of living life and bonded with her in this interesting story about having family from a different country.

What did you think: I felt like this book relates a lot to what we experience in life. Andi was excited to see him, but before had, she didn't appreciate some of what she had. He showed her that life isn't just about getting the things you want, it's about living it. One of my favorite parts was when she took him to a basketball game and they had a great time.

Who would you recommend it to: To people with multicultural heritage

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



Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes book Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes

Cassandra Clare
eBOOK OVERDRI

4 stars.

Describe the book: Clary's mom, Jocelyn, is still not awake. Jace, Clary's brother, is exiled from the institute for suspicion of being one of Valentine's spies. Simon turns into a vampire and gives Clary mixed emotions when he kisses her and starts calling her his girlfriend. Clary continues to look for a cure for her unconscious mother.

What did you think: I loved this book so much. It was very adventurous and suspenseful. My favorite part was when Jace blew up on the inquisitor for thinking he was a spy.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend suspense readers.

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



We Should Hang Out Sometime We Should Hang Out Sometime

Josh Sundquist

3 stars.

Describe the book: Josh is an amputee who lost his left leg at the age of seven. This is a semi-autobiography of him describing all his significant crushes and almost-girlfriends throughout adolescence and college, and trying to find the reasoning they didn't work out after realizing at 25 he'd never had an official girlfriend.

What did you think: (Thank you snoisleteens blog!) There were a lot of hilarious parts in this book. Josh's parents are so ridiculous in their wholesome worries you'd think it was a joke. I think I enjoyed the earlier stories than later ones though, rolling my eyes at his "strategies" later on, ie how he invites a girl out, or his use of "friendzone". Overall good!

Who would you recommend it to: gr8+, amputee, relationships, nonfiction

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library


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The Walking Dead: The Rise of the Governor book The Walking Dead: The Rise of the Governor

Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga
FIC KIRKMAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Rise of the Governor is about how Philip Blake, Brian Blake, and his daughter Penny who set out in the zombie apocalypse to find any kind of safe haven. But on the way, Philip Blake starts to change, and not for the good... This is about how Philip Blake became The Governor.

What did you think: I'm a Walking Dead fan, so I already love the idea of it, but it was very interesting to see how Philip Blake became the monster of The Governor.

Who would you recommend it to: People who love the TV show, "The Walking Dead".

- V.W. (Grade 10) from Marysville Library



Insurgent Teen Book Insurgent

Veronica Roth
TEEN ROTH

4 stars.

Describe the book: The story continues of Tris Prior and the post-apocalyptic Chicago. Following the events of the previous book, a war now looms as conflict between the factions and their views grows. While trying to save the people that she loves, Tris faces questions of grief, forgiveness, identity

What did you think: This whole book was great. I stayed engaged the whole book and had trouble putting the book down. I didn't have a particular favorite part, it was all good.

Who would you recommend it to: Science-fiction and adventure lovers

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



On a Clear Day Teen Book On a Clear Day

Walter Dean Meyers
TEEN MYERS

0 stars.

Describe the book: The year is 2035. Dahlia is a math wiz from the Bronx and she's requested to join a group of other young, smart people to try and take down the company forces of C-8 that are destroying the world. Nothing else can be explained about the group's plot to fight because none of it makes any sense and you cannot follow their concepts at all.

What did you think: The characters don't get along yet somehow they seem to know eachother well by the end of the book. Nothing is explained, you can't tell who they're trying to seek forces with or who they're trying to defeat, or what tasks they're even doing and how it effects anything they're trying to accomplish. I have zero idea at all to what was happening.

Who would you recommend it to: absolutely nobody with better books to read

- A.K. (Grade 12) from Mill Creek Library



Rash Teen Book Rash

Pete Hartman
TEEN HAUTMAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: At the start the nation is obsessed with saftey. The main character bo marsten a teenager who is starting to notice the harsh laws. He is forced to live in Canada and do community service for somthing that was out of his control.

What did you think: My favorite part is where he gets locked up and he doesn't care what people think and doesn't care for anyone but himself.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like action

- L.L. (Grade 6) from Marysville Library



Storm Front book Storm Front

Jim Butcher
FIC BUTCHER

3 stars.

Describe the book: ------SPOILER ALERT------ This book is about a modern day wizard in Chicago. His name is Harry Dresden who has a friend is a detective and calls in Dresden for a special case where the victims have had their hearts spontaneously combust out of their chests.

What did you think: I thought it was good. I like when Dresden starts doing alchemy.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like fantasy and the Constantine series

- E.B. (Grade 8) from Edmonds Library



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