Reviews by Teens

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Teen Book Review: Up to This Pointe

Harper Scott is a dancer. She and her best friend, Kate, have one goal: becoming professional ballerinas. And Harper won’t let anything—or anyone—get in the way of The Plan, not even the boy she and Kate are both drawn to.

January 8, 2021|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: City of Bones

Clary Fray is the most mundane person there could be, or so she thought. Living in an apartment with her mother and only caring about getting into art school, Clary never thought that she was part of something greater. When Clary heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and carrying bizarre weapons. But when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary, she starts to worry that she is losing her mind.

December 29, 2020|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: I Will Always Write Back

Everyone in Caitlin’s class wrote to an unknown student in a distant place. Martin was lucky to ever receive a pen-pal letter. There were only only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student so he got the first one.

August 24, 2020|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: Up From the Sea

Up From the Sea is about a high schooler, Kai who faces an earthquake followed by a tsunami in Japan. He loses almost everything he owns and everyone he cares about, including his family.

August 19, 2020|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: No Fixed Address

Felix Knutsson is nearly thirteen, lives with his mother and pet gerbil Horatio, and is brilliant at memorising facts and trivia. So far, pretty normal. But Felix and his mom Astrid have a secret: they are living in a van.

July 13, 2020|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: Girl in the Blue Coat

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days finding and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the German army invaded.

April 29, 2019|Categories: Reviews, Spotlight - Teens|
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