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SNO-ISLE SPECIAL: Book Reviews By Local Teens


Mockingjay Teen Book Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: The third and final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss is faced with being the face of the rebellion and trying to find herself again after her home district was bombed.

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book. It was different from the other books in the series because there was no Games to fight in. Also, the book dives into other characters story lines which I thought was really interesting.

Who would you recommend it to: Action, Adventure, Young Adult

- K.R. (Grade 8) from Brier Library



Cabin Fever Juvenile Book Cabin Fever

Jeff Kinney
J KINNEY

3 stars.

Describe the book: Christmas is coming that means to need to be good or else you don't get any Christmas presents. The thing is his brothers arent exactly making it easy for him and, better yet, a snow storm has trapped him in with this mom and 2 brothers

What did you think: I really liked how you went through all the troubles with him.

Who would you recommend it to: late elementry

- r.g. (Grade 6) from Mukilteo Library



Lord of the Flies book Lord of the Flies

William Golding
FIC GOLDING

4 stars.

Describe the book: Lord of the Files is about a large group of boys who's plane crashes on an island in the middle of nowhere. They then attempt to create some form of government, though the results turn up to be something quite chaotic. With tempers rising and the idea of being rescued slowing fading away, the boys find themselves in a situation of epic proportions.

What did you think: Throughout the book, I was overwhelmed by the basic yet tantalizing storyline of the book. The more I read, I more attached I felt to the boys on that island. I am still not sure why, but one of my favorite parts of the book was when I found out who (or perhaps what) was the lord of the flies. I could literally picture that scene in my head.

Who would you recommend it to: Older teens and readers of realistic fiction.

- A.J. (Grade 8) from Mountlake Terrace Library



The Lightning Thief Teen Book The Lightning Thief

Rick Riordan
TEEN RIORDAN

4 stars.

Describe the book: Percy Jackson: Lightning Thief is about a boy who had just recently figured out he was the son of a Greek god; Neptune. Percy before finding this out loses his mom to a creature from the Underworld and wants to retrieve her. Zeus has also lost his weapon and blames it on Percy. Its his job to retrieve the weapon and his mom from the Underworld.

What did you think: This book was the best book I had ever read and left me speechless. My favorite parts are when he meets with Medusa, and when he goes to Las Vegas. This book overall was a great experience and left me hanging. I was the happiest person when I found out it was a series.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to everyone who reads.

- A.S. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library



Princess Labelmaker to the rescue! Juvenile Book Princess Labelmaker to the rescue!

Tom Angleberger
J ANGLEBE

3 stars.

Describe the book: A school has there electives changed and instead they have to watch this video called fun time and these students go on a rebellion with origami finger puppets and try to take back there electives and get rid of the video.

What did you think: I thought this book was very interesting considering every book was a separate case file. I really didn't have a favorite part I liked the whole book.

Who would you recommend it to: Science fiction lovers, and origami.

- E.O. (Grade 8) from Brier Library



Paper Towns Teen Book Paper Towns

John Green
TEEN GREEN

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is about Margo Roth Spiegalman and Quentin Jacobson.One night Margo sneaks in to Quentin's room and takes him on a exciting "adventure around the town" they got revenge on people that had hurt Margo or betrayed her. The next day Margo disappears and its up to Quentin to use clues to find out where she went.

What did you think: I thought that this book was very interesting. I was always on the edge of my seat because the plot was constantly changing. My favorite part was in the beginning where Margo climbs through Quentin's window unannounced,and then she forces him to take her around town so she can get revenge on people.The pranks that they pull are really funny.

Who would you recommend it to: middle school students

- n.f. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library



The Help book The Help

Kathryn Stockett
FIC STOCKET

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Help takes place during the Civil Rights Movement in the early 60s, in Mississippi. Its about three different women, two of them are the help for white families (maids), the other one is named Skeeter who wants to write a book from the point of view of the help. The books tell a journey about the risks these women take for Skeeters book.

What did you think: This book showed me what courage takes, and I learned lots of life lessons from it. My favorite part is when Minny (one of the maids) takes revenge on her old boss (Hilly) that fired her. It of kind gives you clues along the way in the book of what she did to her, and the best part of it all is that it is all about pie.

Who would you recommend it to: Middle School kids and up.

- E.L. (Grade 8) from Mountlake Terrace Library



Diary of a Wimpy Vampire Diary of a Wimpy Vampire

Tim Collins

4 stars.

Describe the book: Nigel is 99 years old. Hes also a vampire. He has the average struggles of a freshman. His gym teacher is so hard on him that he needed a note from his father to get out of gym.

What did you think: I really liked the part where, SPOILERS AHEAD, he gets his vampire powers

Who would you recommend it to: Comedy lovers

- R.G. (Grade 6) from Mukilteo Library


Dead Girls Don't Lie Teen Book Dead Girls Don't Lie

Jennifer Shaw Wolf
TEEN WOLF

4 stars.

Describe the book: Jacyee throughout the book tries to find out who killed Rachel, her best friend, well she used to be, before they had a fight over what happened at that old house down the street. She has to put everything, all the guilt and anger behind her to find Rachel's Killer, without ending up a victim herself.

What did you think: I loved the book, it's been a while since I've really been into a book, but in the book the author just captures your mind and won't let you think of anything else except finding out whats happens in the end. My favorite part has to be when she finds out that her boyfriend,who's a little too obsessive and that he killed Rachel.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to mystery/romances lovers.

- A.F. (Grade 8) from Lynnwood Library



The maze runner Teen Book The maze runner

James dashner
TEEN DASHNER

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the book, maze runner, this kid named Thomas wakes up in an elevator thing only to be greeted by a bunch of other random guys.his monkey is whipped so he has. I trace or thought if where he was. The people around him try to explain where he was but Thomas still had guestions and concerns.they tell him that he is in a maze and he wasn't leaving.

What did you think: I normally don't like reading so to find a book series I like is like finding a dinosaur bone. I LOVED it. My favorite parts where when Thomas ran out of the glade right when the doors where closing. Especially in the movie it left you on the edge of your seat.

Who would you recommend it to: Science fiction maybe

- I.S. (Grade 8) from Edmonds Library



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