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Wuthering Heights

Emily Bronte

FIC BRONTE

4 stars.

Describe the book: Wuthering Heights is a dual tale of star crossed lovers Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff and, after a span of time during which a younger generation of characters take the stage, the tale of they and their family's children, Catherine Linton, Hareton Earnshaw, and Linton Heathcliff, all of whom face the cruelties of a now maddened Heathcliff

What did you think: This book is titled a 'Classic' with good reason: it has views on love and friendship that I've never considered in this way before. The philosophies on human nature; that no one is truly beyond redemption, are emphasized by every last character in the book, and will change how some people look at the world forever.

Who would you recommend it to: Everyone should read it at least once

- C.L. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Animal Farm

George Orwell

FIC ORWELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: On the Animal Farm, the animals of the farm become tired of Mr. Jones taking poor care of them and going to the bar to drink. The wisest pig calls a meeting and decides that Mr. Jones should be killed. The animals then create rights for the animals. Napoleon then makes slaves out of the animals. The animals finally destroy Napoleon, returning peace

What did you think: I felt that this book was very entertaining and fun to read, considering that animals took control of a farm. Some of my favorite parts were when Mr. Jones was chased off and when Napoleon was destroyed at the very end, giving freedom back to the rest of the farm.

Who would you recommend it to: Animal lovers; enjoyers of books based on rights.

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


Animal Farm

George Orwell

FIC ORWELL

3 stars.

Describe the book: On Manor Farm, many animals work tirelessly and starvingly, all for the benefit of the owner Mr. Jones. One day, a wise boar calls for a rebellion against humanity and its tyranny. So the humans are overthrown and a new form of government is made on the farm: Animalism, where all animals are equal friends. However, things don’t go as planned...

What did you think: This book is pretty good! The language used in it was very simple, and the plot was engaging. The characters were interesting and made the book fun to read, and I was able to sympathize with the animals, yet understand what was really happening underneath, adding dramatic irony to the book. People can understand it, and find connections to it.

Who would you recommend it to: Classic satires

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


Maze Runner

James Dashner

TEEN DASHNER

4 stars.

Describe the book: When a boy named Thomas awakes in a cage surrounded by boys he's confused as to who and where he is. The boys tell of a mysterious maze that surrounds them and contains monsters, the maze is yet to be finished by anyone, and no one has escaped....Could Thomas be the one or the last girl ever?

What did you think: One of my favorite parts was when Thomas decides to run into the maze and help Minho who is carrying their leader Alby who had gotten stung by a griever, Thomas had broken a core rule by doing so without being a runner

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy action and suspense alsi scify

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


Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench

Mark titus

BIO TITUS TITUS

3 stars.

Describe the book: Its basically is about a walk on basketball player that attends to the university of Ohio state and is telling his story of how he never played about 99% of the 4 years he was there.

What did you think: it was a really funny book even though it had sex scenes my favorite part is when his black teammate let mark call him the N word.

Who would you recommend it to: athletes

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


Sea of Monsters

Rick Riordan

TEEN RIORDAN

3 stars.

Describe the book: It takes place in the events after the lighting thief and Percy is having weird dreams about Grover and told one of the gods about his dreams and now they take and old ship out to stop Percy's weird dreams.

What did you think: When Percy's dad (Poseidon) Takes a trident through the monster that looked almost like the Kraken.

Who would you recommend it to: Fantasy-Adventure lovers and series lovers

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


Leviathan

Scott Westerfield

TEEN WESTERF

2 stars.

Describe the book: The book is an alternate universe in the early 1900's where genetic engineering technology and the steam engine has been perfected and is commonly used for military use. The book follows the story of an Austrian nobility on the run after the death of his parents and a young girl posing as a boy to join the military

What did you think: reading the second half of the book personally I did not enjoy it as much as I could have. In my opinion the action was to separated from the more calm sections of the novel and may cause some readers to become disinterested

Who would you recommend it to: steam punk and historical fiction fit this book

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


Chosen (A House of Night novel)

P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

TEEN CAST

3 stars.

Describe the book: Neferet, the High Priestess of the Tulsa House of Night, has been reving the fledglings who have died. These revived fledglings are like stereo typical vampyres and capture Heath. Aphodite has a vision about him and tells Zoey where she can find him. But when Zoey gets there she saw the last person she was expecting to see......

What did you think: I really enjoyed this book, and I would personally have to say that one of my favorite parts was when Zoey was in the tunnles looking for Heath

Who would you recommend it to: I Guess it would be for people who like fantasy

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


The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

TEEN COLLINS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Katniss Everdeen, a poor person from district 12, is selected into the 74th annual hunger games, an event that matches teenage "tributes" againts each other in an arena in which they must fight to the death. Katniss is put in this area along with Peeta, the male tribute from district 12. They pretend they are in love and get sponers to win the game

What did you think: I felt that this is a good book, but it is kind of dark. My favorite part is when Katniss sings her song to Rue when she is dying, which is the "first step" to the districts uniting together to see that they are being mistreated.

Who would you recommend it to: People who enjoy survivalistic stories

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


The Glass Castle

Jeanette Walls

BIO WALLS WALLS

4 stars.

Describe the book: The Glass Castle is an autobiography about Wall's struggles as a kid with her family. The book first starts off with Jeanette Walls talking about how she saw her mom looking through a dumpster, she was embarrassed and ashamed of her parents. She then tells of her life as a child with an alcoholic father. And How her parents choices affected her.

What did you think: The way she walks us through her life was very eye opening. As she was talking about her childhood I could tell how completely different and difficult her life was back then. One of my favorite parts is how Wall's dad helps pay her college tuition even though he could've just used the money for himself since he was homeless.

Who would you recommend it to: everyone

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


Evil Genius

Catherine Jinks

eBOOK OVERDRI

3 stars.

Describe the book: a kid named Cadel Piggot is taken to a psychologist because his prodigious intelligence has led him to hack high-security networks. Along the way he meets a girl named Sonja Pirovic who has cerebral palsy bust is still just as smart as him. He than begins to meet more people and study to get his "World Domination" degree.

What did you think: I liked the character development of the protagonist and the concept of the college. My favorite part is probably near the end where Cadel eventually develops empathy and becomes suspicious of both his father's and his psychologist's real motives.

Who would you recommend it to: Those interested thrillers and suspense.

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


Hunter X Hunter

Yoshihiro togashi

TEEN TOGASHI

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is about a boy named Gon who is trying to find his dad who left him to become a hunter. Gon then sets out for a new adventure to follow in his fathers footsteps and also become a hunter.

What did you think: I really loved the book and it is very interesting to see where he will end up and if he will find his father.

Who would you recommend it to: People who like manga,action and adventure

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


L. DK Vol 01-10

Ayu Watanabe

3 stars.

Describe the book: This manga book is about the school prince Shushei and the student Aoi-Chan who end up living together because she destroyed his apartment, she ends up falling in love but at first he doesnt respond to her feelings until later when he confesses he struggled because of a earlier love who she died but he did wanted to be with Aoi-chan and asks her out

What did you think: I think this story is really good because the way they interact with each other is interesting it feels real, my favorite part is when Shushei confesses to her because he says "the only one who can protect her is me" and i thaught it was good how after 9 volumes he finally says what he feels to Aoi

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend this to romance/manga readers

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

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Maze Runner

James Dashner

TEEN DASHNER

4 stars.

Describe the book: This describes the story of teens who call themselves "Gladers" left in a place called "The Glade" Beyond the walls of the glade lie the ever changing maze, with its creatures which the Gladers call Grievers. Every month a newcomer joins the Gladers,sent with a little memories.When Thomas arrives at the Glade & ventures into the maze,things happen

What did you think: This is one of my favorite books. My favorite parts where how great James explained everything.

Who would you recommend it to: I would recommend it. For high school students.

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


Messi: The inside story of the boy who became a legend

Luca Caioli

4 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a soccer player named Lionel Messi. And it bascilly talks about what he did as a kid and the stuff he went through, and how shy and quiet he is. Compared to now.

What did you think: My favorite part was when they were telling about how young he is (book was written in 2013) and how he has already passed so many legends in goals and career stats.

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone interested in soccer/sports really.

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

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eleanor & park

Rainbow Rowell

TEEN ROWELL

4 stars.

Describe the book: two misfits living in Omaha, Nebraska from 1986 to 1987. Eleanor, a full-figured, sixteen-year-old young lady with wavy red hair, and Park, a half-Korean, sixteen-year-old kid, meet on a school bus, bit by bit talk through comic books and blend tapes of '80s music, starting an affection.

What did you think: it was a great book for teens to understand and communicate with others.

Who would you recommend it to: romance lovers; people who enjoy 80's, teens

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


milk and honey

rupi kaur

4 stars.

Describe the book: rupi kaur splits this book into four sections and expresses herself throughout poems of these different phases of her life. short and simple but very deep.

What did you think: this book is very eye opening and helped me expand my brain into new and deeper thinking.my favorite thing about this book is connecting to her writing and seeing the value in her experiences.

Who would you recommend it to: poetic people, young adults, teens

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

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Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur

4 stars.

Describe the book: The book is a settlement on describing the hurt, the healing, and the loving of a relationship all in four chapters in nothing but poems

What did you think: I felt like i was actually connected to the book in someway because i have been in relationships and i have hurt and ive been threw enough to understand the words to pull me in and feel how the author felt while reading it

Who would you recommend it to: romance lovers, poets

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

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Th1rteen r3asons why

jay asher

TEEN ASHER

2 stars.

Describe the book: clay is a shy high school girl, she comes home from school one day and finds a box at her door. This box had cosset tapes that had been recorded by a girl name Hannah, who recently committed suicide, before hannah's death she had 13 people to blame including clay for her death and depression. clay goes around and hand all 13 people their tapes

What did you think: this book was very interesting and had so much detail, really made me feel like i was there

Who would you recommend it to: defiantly to a teen girl, that likes dark stuff

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


The cure for dreaming

Cat Winters

TEEN WINTERS

4 stars.

Describe the book: It was about a girl and her father with a hypnotist. Her father was against the suffrage movement and wanted women to be more submissive. Both Olivia and Henri team up and trick the anti-suffrage movement by using hypnotism. Olivia finds out why her mom left and searched out to live with her again.

What did you think: This book was excellent in the use of descriptive words and similes that made you really interact with how the characters felt. My favorite part was seeing how her father's actions twisted against him when Henri made the women "silent" and how opposing suffrage is just like taking away a woman's voice, which had such a deep meaning to this.

Who would you recommend it to: historical fiction lovers; feminist author lovers.

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


Ultimate comics. Spider-Man, Vol. 2

Brian Michael Bendis

TEEN BENDIS

4 stars.

Describe the book: Miles Morales now the current spider-man struggles to make time for school, friends, and being a hero. He runs into the Avengers fighting against a demon named Blackheart.

What did you think: I liked the part when Peter Parker came in on the fight. It made it more of a passing of the torch from one Spider-man to the now Spider-man.

Who would you recommend it to: Comic lovers

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


The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

4 stars.

Describe the book: The story is told by a man named Nick. Nick goes to hang out with his cousin who turns out to be really unfaithful, and she has an unfaithful husband who has an affair with an unfaithful girl whose husband doesn't know. Then this guy Gatsby falls in love and a bunch of people die.

What did you think: I really liked the book. My favorite parts is when dramatic things happen, like when the one girl got hit by the car and had her nose broken (not trying to spoil stuff) or when certain people *cough cough Gatsby cough* get shot (lol spoiler).

Who would you recommend it to: Drama lovers

- J.C. (Grade 11) from Marysville Library


Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald

FIC FITZGER

1 star.

Describe the book: It is about one veteran from World War 1,that recently returned to America from the war.When he moves into his new house,he learns that he will be neighbors with a certain Mr.Gatsby.After being invited to one of Gatsby's parties,he finally meets his neighbor.Getting acquainted more, he learns that they served together.This leads to new adventures.

What did you think: I had a weird feeling about this book. I had a weird feeling, because this book included a lot of cheating to take place. It included a lot of sex related actions, which is not the usual for books in this time period. My favorite part was when Nick, the narrator was introducing himself. It was interesting knowing his background, and his reasons.

Who would you recommend it to: Young adults;People that love history;older teens

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


the Switch

Anthony Horowitz

TEEN HOROWIT

4 stars.

Describe the book: this book is about a rich boy named Tad. He's your average rich teen. Snobby, unappreciative, and takes what he has for granted. One day things aren't going the way he plans so he goes to sleep wishing he was another person and he was. He switches place with a guy named Bob Snarbly. Now Tad has to find a way to switch back while living Bob's life

What did you think: I liked this book. It was hard to follow at first but got easier over time. My favorite part of this book is Tad's realization. Tad realizes that his parents aren't good people. He also realized how much he enjoys being skinny and able to move. Anthony horowitz did a good job writing this book. It had a lot of ideas that connected to thebeginning

Who would you recommend it to: Anyone who loves anthony horowitz

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


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Robert Louis Stevenson

eBOOK OVERDRI

2 stars.

Describe the book: Two cousins, Mr. Utterson and Mr. Enfield, are strolling while discussing the evil actions of a man named Mr. Hyde, like trampling on a little girl, and the mystery of why the kind doctor Jekyll has addressed his will to Mr. Hyde. The mystery ensues when an honored man gets murdered by Hyde, and now Utterson is deeply interested in Hyde and Jekyll!

What did you think: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was a very engaging and creative story! Although I’m usually more geared towards books with happy endings and plots with a bit more light-heartedness, I was engaged in the story. I’m sure that many people would be engaged in the plot and mystery, though some might not like the complex classical language.

Who would you recommend it to: Classic horror lovers

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


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