Reviews by Teens

Check out recommendations by some of our teen patrons.

Teen Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank, a thirteen year old Jewish girl, was forced into hiding with her family when the Nazi’s invaded the Netherlands. Anne narrated the difficulties of being confined, the anxiety of being found out, and the complex relationships among the residents of the secret annex in this memoir.

May 2, 2024|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: Arya Khanna’s Bollywood Moment

After her sister’s three year disappearance and surprising return, Arya feels ready to put the past behind in order to help her sister, Alina, with her Shaadi– which means getting in full wedding preparation mode. But with her unsettled resentment for her sister, boiling tensions with her mother, and a huge mound of college applications to tend to, it’s safe to say that Arya is overwhelmed. Add in her school rival, Dean, and things go from bad to worse.

March 28, 2024|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: The Ivies

The Ivies, a group of five girls at Claflin Academy, are determined to get accepted into the Ivy League universities. As their aspirations rise, the girls are willing to take drastic measures to receive admission,

January 22, 2024|Categories: Reviews, Teens|

Teen Book Review: As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow

Salama Kassab had her entire life planned out– get perfect grades, go to university, become a successful pharmacist, fall in love, and live happily ever after. Until years of political tension turned into full-scale war– destroying everything she held close to her heart. Set in 2011 war-torn Syria, Salama lives everyday with grief and heartbreak.

January 17, 2024|Categories: Reviews, Teens|

Teen Book Review: Project Hail Mary

Dr. Ryland Grace wakes up without his memory in a place that he quickly realizes is either a spaceship or another planet. One of the first memories he gets back is one where he learns that the Sun is dying, and all the scientists have no idea why.

January 8, 2024|Categories: Reviews, Teens|

Teen Book Review: Dry

The water has gone dry.  Southern California, after losing access to their main water source, has fallen under an extreme drought. In Dry, by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, we get to observe the slow destruction of society after a basic resource is removed from the world.

January 4, 2024|Categories: Reviews, Teens|

Teen Book Review: The Mistletoe Inn

In one of her writing classes, Kimberly meets another motivated writer, Zeke, a witty man who seems as fascinated with Kimberly as he is with the class. As Kimberly begins to tell him about her stories and dreams, she unconsciously discloses her unsettling past. As Zeke helps her realize why her books fail to live up to their potential, Kimberly starts to question whether he’s actually talking about her life rather than her writings.

December 11, 2023|Categories: Reviews|

Teen Book Review: Five Survive

Fast Facts Title: Five Survive Author: Holly Jackson Publication date: November 29, 2022 Genre: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Thriller, Road Fiction Recommended for: [...]

November 27, 2023|Categories: Reviews|
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