Reviews by Teens

Check out recommendations by some of our teen patrons.

Teen Book Review: Stealing Our Way Home

December 8, 2017|Categories: Reviews|

After Pippa and Jack’s mother died in the spring, the struggle to make ends meet became harder. Their father's business started to crumble and the attitudes of the children didn't help with the situation.

Teen Book Review: Roar

December 5, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Spotlight - Teens|

Aurora Paven was born for greatness, unfortunately she is missing the only thing that would make her invaluable, storm magic. As a solution to her problems, a proposal to a Stormling prince is called for.

Teen Book Review: The Apprentice Witch

December 1, 2017|Categories: Reviews|

The Apprentice Witch is a very light hearted fantasy novel geared towards all ages. I loved how this book, from the first word to the last, got you so engrossed in the story that you couldn’t put it down. James Nicol has weaved a masterful story chock full with magic, friendship, and doing what’s right. Come join Wyn and her friends in their battle against the dark.

Teen Book Review: Blood Rose Rebellion

November 28, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Spotlight - Teens|

In the book Blood Red Rebellion, Anna has always been an outcast in the British society. She has never been able to cast any spells, not even the simple ones. This has caused her to gain attention from the magical elite, a group of the highest magical power. Sometimes she breaks the spells which has confused her.

Teen Book Review: Tash Hearts Tolstoy

November 14, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Spotlight - Teens|

Tash Zelenka is a teenage girl with a passion for film making. Alongside her friends, she is deep into directing a modern day web series adaptation of Anna Karenina, As Tash struggles to produce content, keep her friendships, find love, and accept herself for who she is, she must decide what is truly important and what really makes her happy.

Teen Book Review: A Very, Very Bad Thing

October 30, 2017|Categories: Reviews|

A Very, Very Bad Thing by Jeffery Self is about the struggles of teenage love and addresses the reality/effects of homophobia, especially when it occurs in the family. This story is not only inspirational, but it gives a voice to problems that aren't discussed as much as they should be.

Hey presto! It’s Bandette!

October 26, 2017|Categories: Books & Audiobooks, Reviews|

Hold on to your valuables and prepare to be charmed - Bandette is here! Working for both sides of the law, the high-energy, candy bar-loving master thief Bandette is both hood and Robin Hood, stealing art and hearts in equal measure in Colleen Coover and Paul Tobin's eponymous series of graphic novels.

Teen Book Review: Invictus

October 19, 2017|Categories: Reviews|

Invictus by Ryan Graudin is about a teenage boy named Farway Gaius McCarthy who is kicked out of a time traveling academy, despite being at the top of his class. Life doesn't seem to look too great for Far, but it gets a whole lot more complicated when he gets involved with the black market and some shady dealings plundering through time.

Teen Book Review: After The Game

October 6, 2017|Categories: Reviews|

Riley Young returns to Lawton with her parents and daughter, Bryony, so her grandma with Alzheimer's disease can be cared for by her family. Yet Riley has some reservations about returning.

Teen Book Review: Odd & True

September 29, 2017|Categories: Reviews, Spotlight - Teens, Teens|

Odette has spun mystical, magical tales for her younger sister Trudchen ever since they were little. Now that she’s older, however, Tru is starting to lose the magic from these stories. She’s realizing that they were nothing more than just that, stories.