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A bold Emmy King is forced to deal with family issues when she...

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:19pm


A bold Emmy King is forced to deal with family issues when she needed them least.  Along with dealing with her sexuality, intense parents, and love life, Emmy needs to deal with her fame.  It seems as if everything she does is judged by the media.  Will Emmy make it as a highly judged celebrity or will she quit under the pressure of being watched?

The Brightsiders is one of my all time favorite books because of the characters’ unique personalities and the story line in general.  I LOVED how relatable they are and how it shows what it’s like to be a celebrity.  11/10.  Would definitely recommend!!

Reviewed by Kaylee.

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This book is about two teenagers who fall in love.  Their love...

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:24pm


This book is about two teenagers who fall in love.  Their love is then crushed by multiple sexuality changes along with many other people.  They learn the value of love after everything.

B. T. Gottfred is my all time favorite author so I knew I’d love this book the second I saw the he released it. I absolutely LOVED this book because it showed the value of love and family even if you don’t always get along.

Reviewed by Kaylee.

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Just after graduation, Vale and her boyfriend Crawford are in a...

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 4:51pm


Just after graduation, Vale and her boyfriend Crawford are in a serious car accident.  Explore the thoughts of Crawford and Vale, each in a coma, and how a close friend in a coma affects their story.

I liked reading this book because it was about being strong and moving on even through the road blocks of life.  Like when Slate’s uncle was dying, Vale and her family took him under their wing and gave him the support he needed to move on.

Reviewed by Hailey

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Chance and Pauline save the infirmary’s 1,800,000 inhabitants...

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 4:32pm


Chance and Pauline save the infirmary’s 1,800,000 inhabitants with some help from a Wreau named Braig by saving a creature that could save them all, while trying to stop a mad man who could destroy them all in a few hours.

I thought that the book was a good adventure story because Chance and Pauline had to crawl through seemingly endless tunnels, then avoid halberd-wielding creatures and on top of that, somehow save the infirmary and 1,800,000 creatures.  

Reviewed by Benjamin

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Alosa has succeeded in her mission and has all three parts of...

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 4:23pm


Alosa has succeeded in her mission and has all three parts of the map, which will lead her and her father to riches, power, and the legendary sirens.  But when a seed of doubt is planted in her mind and she learns the truth, she is left knowing two things:  she needs to get to the Isla de Carta, and the father she thought she could trust is chasing her with the whole fleet in tow.  Together with her crew, some additions from the Night Farer (including Riden), and her siren abilities, Alosa must defeat her father, the pirate king, and discover what it truly means to be the daughter of the siren queen.  

I thought that this book was phenomenal.  Daughter of the Siren Queen was very well written and had a plot line that had me holding my breath and hoping my favorite characters survived.  It has action, suspense, and romance all rolled into one spectacular read.

Reviewed by Theresa

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A boy named Rip had to choose between boycotting the test or...

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 4:15pm


A boy named Rip had to choose between boycotting the test or taking it.  If Rip doesn’t take the test then he doesn’t get to play with his favorite basketball team.

Basketball is one of my favorite sports.  This is a great book because I like basketball.  Another thing I like about this book is it talks about opportunity plus preparation equals luck.  This is a great idea.

Reviewed by David

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Rebecca Chin loves babysitting Kyle, but when a storm hits and...

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 11:17am


Rebecca Chin loves babysitting Kyle, but when a storm hits and Kyle starts acting strange, she needs the help of her friends to save him.

I thought this was a great book.  Kat Shepherd did a great job diving head first into the story.  This book really gave me the chills, especially because next year I will start babysitting!  Though when I read the back it kinda spoiled it for me.  But other than that I would totally recommend this book!

Reviewed by Ava.

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A boy named Hisao is in the park with a soccer ball when he...

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 2:12pm


A boy named Hisao is in the park with a soccer ball when he kicks it away near a kid and asked for it back.  Then the kid throws it into a sand pit.  Hisao goes to get it but then the sand pit turns into snakes!  Then Hisao tries to save the boy and his friend!

I thought the book was AWESOME because it is filled with mystery and adventure!  Another reason I like it is because the pictures are AMAZING!  The pictures were amazing because of how detailed they are!

Reviewed by Gavin.

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Iko, android best friend of Lunar Queen, Cinder, is partnered...

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:57am


Iko, android best friend of Lunar Queen, Cinder, is partnered with Lunar guard Lian Kinney to take down rogue bio-engineered wolf soldiers and their leader, Alpha Lysander Steel, before they kill Queen cinder and start a massacre of Earth.

I thought this book was an amazing continuation of the Lunar Chronicles series.  From the beautiful art and blue color palette, to the sweet character building moments, it had the perfect mix of emotion from the original series.  This was definitely an amazing book.

Reviewed by Annika.

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Sebastian is throwing a party to find himself a wife.  But he...

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:08am


Sebastian is throwing a party to find himself a wife.  But he has a secret - he wears a dress.  Because of his dress maker, Frances, he’s Lady Crystallia and is one of the hottest fashion icons.  Will Frances keep his secret?

I loved this book so much I read it in two days!  I loved this book because it talked about friendship and to be yourself.   I would love to see more books like this from Jen Wang!  She is a really good illustrator and author!!

Reviewed by Izzy.

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