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The girl on the train book The girl on the train

Paula Hawkins
FIC HAWKINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Set in England in the suburbs, every day this sad girl takes the train into the city for work, as she takes the same train every day she passes by the same backyards. She sees the same people living their lives and she imagines what's really happening in their worlds. One of the houses is where she used to live with her boyfriend before they split.

What did you think: It's very interesting as she begins to learn through a series of unfortunate events how all the people are somehow intertwined. My favorite part of the entire book was when the main character pulls herself together, gets out of her alcohol endured funk, and is able to move forward with her life like a normal person.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like good mystery with good characters.

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




Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Juvenile Book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

J. K. Rowling
J ROWLING

1 star.

Describe the book: A boy with no parents goes to life with his aunt and uncle. When the Owls start to come his uncle gets scared. Then he goes to school and makes friends. The Sorcerer's stone is in the mirror and voldemort comes.

What did you think: I felt like the author could've used some more describing words. The plot was subpar, and should have been a bit more exciting. Dark Lords are so 2007. Rowling should've looked towards other authors such as Stephanie Meyer or Meg Cabot for good plot ideas.

Who would you recommend it to: Bored people, really bored people

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




The Book Thief Teen Book The Book Thief

Markus Zusak
TEEN ZUSAK

2 stars.

Describe the book: In Nazi Germany, a girl named Liesel goes to live with foster parents after her brother dies and her mother vanishes. There, she learns to read and starts saving books from local book-burnings. Things become complicated when her new family starts hiding a Jewish man in their basement.The story is narrated by Death, making it unusual but interesting

What did you think: Overall, I liked this book. The characters were well-developed and the narration by Death made it very interesting. But the ending was very sad, unnecessarily so, and this really affected my feelings about the book. On a side note, the font used for the page numbers was awful, and I had to look closely to distinguish a 6 from an 8, and a 5 from a 3

Who would you recommend it to: historical fiction fans, people who like sad books

- V.S. (Grade 12) from Granite Falls Library




The Iron King Teen Book The Iron King

Juile Kawaga
TEEN KAGAWA

4 stars.

Describe the book: Meghan is a normal high school girl with a best friend and a normal family. She is the most popular girl in school but when the computers at her school start saying her name. Her best friend turns to be something she could not even imagine. She finds out that her life is not even as normal as she thought it was.

What did you think: I loved this book. It really kept me wanting to read and kept me on my toes the whole time. Its also amazing that it is a series so it great to have more than one book to read at a time. :)

Who would you recommend it to: people who like fantasy and romance; high school

- M.V. (Grade 11) from Lake Stevens Library




Mocking jay Teen Book Mocking jay

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

3 stars.

Describe the book: Katniss after all she has been through is still trying to realize everything and she still doesn't understand her future because of twists and turns that keep happening. She comes home to see that every thing has been wrecked and almost everyone is gone and the ones who survived were moved to district 13 now she has to figure things out and why.

What did you think: I felt the book kept me on my toes since every situation had a very special suspenseful purpose sometimes leaving you wanting for more like when katniss has dreary trip around her hometown. Also when she takes charge of the rebellion against Snow who clearly dislikes her but she still has that attitude of unpredictability.

Who would you recommend it to: Science fiction lovers

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




Walk Two Moons Juvenile Book Walk Two Moons

Sharon Creech
J CREECH

4 stars.

Describe the book: Sal is a normal thirteen year old girl living in Bybanks, Kentucky when her mother decides to move to Idaho all by herself to go "find herself" so Sal goes with her father to Euclid where she meets Phoebe Winterbottom. Sal tells Phoebe's tale on a road trip with her grandparents to Idaho to go find her mother in time for her birthday.

What did you think: I really liked this book! I loved the characters the most and how they were described. Ben was probably my favorite of the m all but Gram was a close second. I enjoyed the road trip scenes most of all just the three of them on the search for Sal's mother. I had so many questions about everything in this book but it was a great story!

Who would you recommend it to: People with lots curiosity and creativity!

- A.S. (Grade 6) from Mukilteo Library




Gimme A Call Teen Book Gimme A Call

Sarah Miynowski
TEEN MLYNOWS

4 stars.

Describe the book: GimmeACall is about a girl named Devi, who is about to graduate high school but she feels like her whole world is tearing apart.Devi feels as if everything she did and didn't do in high school has ruined her life.When Devi accidentally drops her phone in the wishing well the only thing her phone will do now is call herself... her freshman yr. self.

What did you think: GimmeACall is a really great book that made me think twice about my life, and what I would do if I had the power to change my future.One of my favorite parts is when 14 year old Devi does something that changes 18 year old Devi's future without knowing it, until 18 year old Devi starts freaking out.Those parts are hilarious and full of surprises.

Who would you recommend it to: Teenage girls who are interested in time travel.

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




City of Bones Teen Book City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
TEEN CLARE

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book gives you a whole new look on everything. It makes you personally experience life where demons, vampires, and werewolves roam the earth under humans noses. Those who are the only ones who can protect us are called shadowhunters. They are half human half angel and protect everyone under a cloak of invisibility to where humans have no idea.

What did you think: I loved this book and there are so many after it which makes me read through them really fast. It was great and the characters that the author created makes you fall in love with them. There are hero's and monsters that just keep you on the edge of your chair the whole time. Truly exciting book.

Who would you recommend it to: People who loved divergent and hunger games.

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




All Quiet on the Western Front book All Quiet on the Western Front

Erich Maria Remarque
FIC REMARQU

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about world war 1 from the perspective of a 19 year German solider named Paul Bauer. It sheds light on the cruel reality of trench warfare and the effects it has on young men who experience it. This book is recognized as the best war novel of all time.

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book,although it is really a sad book. There are a few light-hearted moments in the book like when Paul comes back to front lines from leave and is greeted by Kat, but these moments are usually interrupted by the treachery of war.

Who would you recommend it to: Those who are interested in world war 1.

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




Ruby holler Juvenile Book Ruby holler

Sharon creech
J CREECH

4 stars.

Describe the book: This book is about two teen twins who are have very strong beliefs when it comes to family. They believe that there is no such thing as a loving home, because they've been in many where it isn't loving. The story tells of the twins, Dallas and Florida, and how they come to find an old couple, in which they learn new things, and find new adventures.

What did you think: This is by far one of my favorite books of all time, it uses a variety of different emotions such as sadness when SPOILER one of the twins is trapped in the river and cannot swim. This book also makes you feel like you're in it with them, and just makes you wanna run away and have your own adventure.

Who would you recommend it to: People who want an easy read

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




The Darwin Expedition The Darwin Expedition

Diane Tullson

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book was about two friends Tej Liam were going on a to a snowy mountain to do some snowboarding , then when they took a shortcut over a treacherous logging road and had an accident they got lost their trip turns to a survival trip , then a bear shows up while trying to outrun the weather . Here's a question will Tej and Liam survive ?

What did you think: I feel really sad for Tej and Liam because they got lost in a forest and then a bear appeared out of nowhere while they were trying to outrun a snow storm , then Tej got hurt , that's when they learn about their friendship and what dose it take to survive that's when Liam decides he would go and get help for Tej alone but that didn't matter

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this to any one who got lost in forest

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



Dear John book Dear John

Nicholas Sparks
FIC SPARKS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's about a woman falling in love with an army man. They meet over spring break at the beach, she invites him to her house to join her party and it doesn't take much for them to fall in love. They start hanging out everyday and within a blink of an eye, spring break is over, Savannah has to go back to school, and John gets deployed again.

What did you think: I loved reading the letters that they wrote back and forth to each other while he was deployed. They were very sweet and it made me smile just by reading it.

Who would you recommend it to: Romance Lovers

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




How I Live Now Teen Book How I Live Now

Meg Rosoff
TEEN ROSOFF

3 stars.

Describe the book: Daisy moves with her cousins in the United Kingdom during the outbreak of a fictional third world war. At the airport she is picked up by Edmond. She slowly starts seeing him in different way. Her Aunt Penn is stranded in Olso and soldiers take over their farm and separate the girls and the boys.Daisy and Piper try to go home and find Edmond.

What did you think: The style was different than I have ever read before and unique,interesting, and I really liked it. I would like to read more books by this author. I really liked reading about Piper who would discover ways to get food or snacks in the wild.

Who would you recommend it to: High schoolers who like fiction

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




Brisingr Teen Book Brisingr

Christopher Paolini
TEEN PAOLINI

3 stars.

Describe the book: This book ended at a fantastic spot full of suspense. This book was full of more conflict than resolution that all continues on with testing Eragons abilities. Eragon completed his training but was still having trouble helping the multiples of people he said he would. Good deeds he performed came back to haunt him later on The quest to kill a king.

What did you think: This book was full of a lot of twists and turns. I found it difficult to really get into the story most of the time. There were points in this book that I liked because it was mistakes that seemed trivial ended up having a huge impact. My favorite part of this book was when Roran wrestled a leader of a tribe of Urgals and won their favor in battle.

Who would you recommend it to: You have to love the story and have patience.

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




Eldest Teen Book Eldest

Christopher Paolini
TEEN PAOLINI

3 stars.

Describe the book: Eldest is the middle setting up the conflicts and internal turmoil of the series. This book not only tells of the dragon rider training to become more powerful but also of his cousin and the town that was forced to fight for their lives and their freedom. Eldest is full of twists that the previous book set up perfectly.

What did you think: Eldest was a great book, but it was a very long book. The story was a success and built upon the already amazing plot. I could hardly put down the book once i started reading it. My favorite part of the book is the battle of the burning planes. When Roran sails down and helps the rebellion and Eragon fight the kings army.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy lovers, those who like adventure.

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




Flags of Our Fathers Teen Book Flags of Our Fathers

James Bradley
TEEN 940.5426 BRADLEY

4 stars.

Describe the book: Flags of Our Fathers gives insight to the background of each individual who took part in the iconic raising of the American flag in Iwo Jima, as well as the events prior to the picture itself.

What did you think: Although slow at times, the book was fascinating. Well organized and smooth-flowing, overall, this was an easy read. I now have a different perspective on the photo.

Who would you recommend it to: Military enthusiasts or veterans

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




Back Teen Book Back

Norah McClintock
TEEN MCCLINT

2 stars.

Describe the book: its about a kid name jojo who is trouble maker and beats up kids in the naborhood. ardell is eden's brother who wants to get back at jojo for all the trouble he has caused

What did you think: it was a good book better then i thought. my favorite part was at the end when jojo got beat up for causing trouble for others and putting kids in the hospitals

Who would you recommend it to: middle school kids

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




Death Note Vol. 5 Teen Book Death Note Vol. 5

Tsugumi Ohba
TEEN OHBA

4 stars.

Describe the book: When Light goes into confinement to prove he's not Kira, he finally relinquishes ownership of the Death Note, and with it all memories of being Kira. But since the deaths of criminals stopped when he was locked up, L is convinced Light is Kira. When the killings start again though, L is at a loss. They let Light out, under constant surveillance.

What did you think: I enjoyed following the story. My favorite part was when Light and L get into a fight and start beating each other up while Misa is in the background trying desperately to stay out of the way. It added humor to the intensity of the overall story.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy manga/anime and intense stories

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




Some boys Teen Book Some boys

Patty Blount
TEEN BLOUNT

4 stars.

Describe the book: It's about Grace Collier she was sexually assaulted by one of he most known guys in school but when she "cried rape" no one really believe her because Zac the one who sexually assaulted her was a Great student great athlete who could get anyone on his side but Ian was Zac's best friend and had a crush on Grace before any of this happen.

What did you think: My favorite part was when Ian stood up for grace because Zac was intimidating her and just being a creep because he knew he had over her but grace wasn't afraid to fight back,But as soon as Zac called her a slut Ian grabbed him aside and talked to him, about what happen the night of the party and it was a feeling of just wanting to beat Zac up

Who would you recommend it to: High school kids who enjoy fiction

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




Death Note Vol. 7 Teen Book Death Note Vol. 7

Tsugumi Ohba
TEEN OHBA

4 stars.

Describe the book: After they finally chase down & apprehend the new Kira, the Task Force confiscates the Death Note. They find out Shinigami exist & the powers of the Death Note. Everything has gone according to plan for Light,and Misa & him are cleared of suspicion. After L, Watari & Rem are out of his way, he leads the task force. But a new L has arisen...

What did you think: I thought this was the most shocking book of the series so far, but also one of the best. My favorite part was when we get to see Sayu, Light's sister, all grown up and Matsuda, a member of the task force, is awestruck by her. It was a cute family moment within the strong sense of "what will happen next?"

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys manga/anime or intense stories

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




Death Note Vol. 4 Teen Book Death Note Vol. 4

Tsugumi Ohba
TEEN OHBA

4 stars.

Describe the book: In the story, Light Yagami joins the task force on L's recommendation. But L still suspects him of being Kira, which gives him a better chance to keep an eye on him. Light gets a chance to meet the 2nd Kira, Misa Misa, who has a huge crush on him. He agrees to 'date' her if she keeps quiet.But, when Misa gets captured, it causes problems for Light.

What did you think: I enjoyed it, especially the part when Misa finds out from Rem that a God of Death sacrificed himself to save her. I thought this book was the perfect blend of meaningful character backstories and intense questioning.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy manga, and intense stories

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




Life of Pi book Life of Pi

Yann Martel
FIC MARTEL

3 stars.

Describe the book: The story of a 16 year old Indian boy named "Pi" who, when he and his zookeeping family decide to transplant themselves and some animals to Canada, they ends up stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-lb Bengal tiger named "Richard Parker."

What did you think: This book was very well written and moving. You really connect with Pi and hurt with him and love with him. You love the tiger that at any moment could kill Pi but I really believe what Pi says that without the tiger he would have died. Richard Parker gave him a reason to live, without him he would die.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys a great book

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




Life of Pi book Life of Pi

Yann Martel
FIC MARTEL

3 stars.

Describe the book: The story of a 16 year old Indian boy named "Pi" who, when he and his zookeeping family decide to transplant themselves and some animals to Canada, they ends up stranded on a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-lb Bengal tiger named "Richard Parker."

What did you think: This book was very well written and moving. You really connect with Pi and hurt with him and love with him. You love the tiger that at any moment could kill Pi but I really believe what Pi says that without the tiger he would have died. Richard Parker gave him a reason to live, without him he would die.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who enjoys a great book

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




The Hunger Games Teen Book The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Katniss Everdeen is a girl who lives in a post apocalyptic society that annually hosts the Hunger games. These games consist of a free for all between teens ranging from 12 to 18 years old.

What did you think: I enjoyed reading this book because the plot was unique and kept me entertained the entire time.

Who would you recommend it to: I recommend this book to everyone

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




The New Girl The New Girl

Tracie Puckett

3 stars.

Describe the book: Steph, a seventeen year old girl, has recently moved to Webster Grove. She's forced to start over. Steph is in a new school with no friends. Her English teacher is about to become family after his brother if going to marry Steph's mom. The only issue is she's got a crush on her English teacher. Shes got to hold herself together and focus on herself

What did you think: I thought this book was generally good. Some parts I was kinda bored but my favorite will probably be when she's first settling in and how she's overcoming the problems of being the new girl. At the same time she's dealing with issues at home which show that she's a strong girl.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who likes romance or just about strength

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



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