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The Darkest Part of the Forest - Review by Emma, Teen Blogger

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 09:28 AM
If you asked me what my current favourite novel is (and believe me, it keeps changing!), I would say it is The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. This book has everything: a handsome fairy prince in need of a rescuer, exciting sword fighting, a magic bargain with the fae, not to mention a giant monster made of twigs, sticks and stones. Hazel Evans and her brother Ben live in Fairfold, a village where people are used to interactions with the fae. In their woods, there lies a horned boy in a casket. He has been there, asleep, for as long as anyone can remember. Hazel and Ben’s mother has stories to tell about how she and her friends were obsessed with the boy when they were younger, but Hazel and Ben have some stories of their own. Ever since they were really young, Ben has been telling tales of the horned boy, their elf prince, and how they are meant to save him. But, when their prince finally awakens, he is not quite what they imagine...
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All the Bright Places – Review by Kaela, Teen Blogger

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 01:28 PM
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven begins with the two main characters, Finch and Violet, standing at the top of a bell tower. They both want to jump but after talking to each other, they decide not to. After, Violet and Finch become very good friends, offering different types of support that the other needs but is lacking from their own life. Finch brings Violet out of her shell again and Violet makes sure Finch stays grounded. These characters are so funny and vulnerable you can’t help but fall in love with them. The ending was very surprising and it made the book very memorable...
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl - Review by Emma, Teen Blogger

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:36 AM
I always thought I knew the story of Anne Frank, and in a way, I did. I knew about how she had lived in the Secret Annexe for two years, only to be captured so close to the end of World War II. But I never really knew Anne’s story, at least not until I read her diary. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl tells the story of a teenage girl who had a unique outlook on life, as well as a wonderful personality. Anne Frank received a diary for her thirteenth birthday and soon made up her mind that her diary wouldn’t just be an account of what she did each day. On Saturday, 20 June, 1942, Anne writes: “I don’t want to set down a series of bald facts in a diary like most people do, but I want this diary itself to be my friend, and I shall call my friend Kitty.” From then on, each entry becomes a letter to Kitty, the friend that Anne could tell anything to. In reading Anne’s diary, you become Kitty. As Kitty, you read about the Frank family going into hiding. You read about the arrival of the Van Daan family. And you read about Anne’s growing friendship with Peter Van Daan, a boy not much older than herself...
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A Big Dose of Lucky - Review by Hannah, Teen Blogger

Posted on January 26, 2016 at 11:29 AM
A Big Dose of Lucky by Marthe Jocelyn is one of the 7 books from the Secrets series. I have to say it was hard picking which book to read first. They all seemed to appeal to me, but at last I guess A Big Dose of Lucky appealed to me more. After the devastating fire that burned the orphanage to the ground, Malou and all the older girls were told that there was no place for them and they were on their own. They were each given a clue and sent on their way to find their biological family. Malou is at first very hesitant about going on the journey. With nowhere else to go she heads for the small town of Parry Sound, Ontario following the clue that she was given. As she arrives in Parry Sound, she soon discovers more shocking clues that drive her closer to solving the mystery of her biological parents.
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