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Scrawl by Mark Shulman - Review by Saul, Teen Blogger

Posted on October 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM
The story of an anti-hero is one of the more difficult things a writer can do. Trying to get the reader to empathize with a character who is evil is the main problem with this type of writing. Scrawl is a book that takes this idea to a familiar setting for many people, specifically a high school. The main protagonist is an unpopular, poor boy named Tod Munn, or Pops as he is known to his friends, and he is a bully, a thief, a fighter, and a constant problem for his school. We have all seen bullies; many readers may be victims of such people. Yet with just a few chapters Shulman manages to create a character who is clearly more than he seems.
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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai – Review by Becca, Teen Blogger

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 02:37 PM
I am Malala is the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, co-written by herself, and Christina Lamb. Malala is a Pakistani educational rights activist. She was the winner of the 2011 Pakistan National Youth Peace Prize and was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize, also in 2011. Malala was one of four runners-up for the Time magazine's Person of the Year. She was also the youngest ever nominee for a Nobel Peace Prize*. Malala also created a nonprofit organization for education, supporting and investing in community-led programs, The Malala Fund.
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The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks – Review by Emma, Teen Blogger

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 04:30 PM
I was intrigued by the art and title of The War at Ellsmere by Canadian illustrator and author, Faith Erin Hicks. Hicks tells us the story of Juniper, a scholarship student at an elite boarding school. Juniper (Jun for short) has plans; she’s had them since her dad got sick and died. She’s going to be an incredible doctor and to get there she’s going to graduate from Ellsmere, an old, all-girls school, built by the eccentric and mysterious Ellsmere family. Once Jun reaches Ellsmere though, she realizes there’s more to the school than just focusing on homework and exams...
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith – Review by Kaela

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 02:35 PM
There were three people who recommended this book to me and all of them couldn’t explain why they liked it so much. Now after reading it, I love it just as much as them only I’ll try to explain why.
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