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Marley and Me by John Grogan - Review by Ben, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-Dec-15 09:52
Summary: The book is a story about a dog named Marley. Marley is a dog that is hyperactive and needs a lot of attention and exercise. The book goes through Marley’s life with the three kids in the family. The author, John, also writes about the houses Marley lives in and the trouble he gets into...
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The Girl from the Well - Review by Tori, Teen Blogger

Posted on 04-Nov-15 11:34
"Okiku is a lonely soul. She has wandered the earth for centuries, freeing the ghosts of the murdered-dead. Once a victim, she now takes the lives of killers with the vengeance they're due. But releasing innocent ghosts from their ethereal tethers does not bring Okiku peace. Still she drifts on."- from the publisher
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The People of Sparks - Review by Ben, Teen Blogger

Posted on 16-Oct-15 15:53
The People of Ember have made their way to the surface of Earth after living underground for over 200 years. After walking for days, they stumble upon a village known as the village of Sparks. After some negotiations, the Sparks people decide to take the Ember people in as refugees. As months wear on, hardships form. Conflict arises between the Sparks and Ember people.
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Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks - Review by Rebecca, Teen Blogger

Posted on 07-Mar-15 10:20
Maggie is just like any other high school kid, but she’s been homeschooled her entire life by her police officer father and her recently estranged mother. Her four brothers assure her that high school is easy, but when Maggie gets there she realizes how many different types of kids there are and how much she doesn’t seem to fit in with any crowd. She befriends a goth boy and his younger sister, but soon she finds herself caught up in a fight between her new friends and her brothers. Meanwhile, she is trying to solve a mystery of an eerie woman who keeps following her everywhere she goes.
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Smile by Raina Telgemeier – Review by Rebecca, Teen Blogger

Posted on 04-Mar-15 11:02
Smile is the autobiographical graphic novel of Raina as a girl growing up in the early 1990’s. In elementary school, during a Girl Scouts meet, Raina trips and smashes in her front teeth resulting in dental work throughout junior high and high school. The book depicts her life as a teenager, from seeing The Little Mermaid come out in the movie theater to losing friends and many more interesting events that I won’t give away (you’ll have to read it to see for yourself). As time goes on, Raina begins to question her life, her so-called friends and her decisions.
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Creeps by Darren Hynes - Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 14-Jan-15 14:35
When your dad is drunk again and starts to throw his bowl of pea soup on the ground, you know your mom is leaving, again. Well, at least she comes back but it never seems to end. And you know that the next day, Pete “The Meat” will make you eat the yellow snow. Wayne Pumphrey’s hates his life, until he meets Marjorie. For once, he is not alone. But, Pete will not let them go, or will he?
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Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 23-Oct-14 14:03
Callum survives a plummet over a waterfall in his neighborhood, but when he wakes up, his world is no longer the world he knows any more. Everything is twisted. He struggles to get used to what he doesn’t know and who he used to be. There are so many questions to answer and solutions to find.
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy – Review by Saul, Teen Blogger

Posted on 16-Oct-14 14:17
Summary: A man and his son venture along a road in a post-apocalyptic land. This is a grim story that takes a look at the strength of human spirit in a world that has no hope or happiness.
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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green – Review by Angela, Teen Blogger

Posted on 26-Aug-14 11:57
Summary: Colin Singleton, a child prodigy but not-yet-a-genius has just been dumped by another Katherine (number 19 or K-19). Heartbroken and devastated, Colin agrees to a road trip with his best friend Hassan to clear his mind. What they did not know is that they would find friendships and maybe even love in a small town named Gutshot, Tennessee. For once, it seemed like Colin wouldn’t be dumped by another Katherine...
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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 20-Aug-14 12:20
Summary: The book thief is ten-years-old. She is thirsty for books, so when she sees the pile of books burning on the street, she picks up a small book in the ashes and runs away. Living in Nazi Germany during the Holocaust makes owning books risky but books are precious to the book thief. The Book Thief is a beautiful story of a curious young girl, narrated by Death....
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Stargirl – Review by Gina, Teen Blogger

Posted on 05-Aug-14 14:00
Summary: Just like her name suggests, the moment Stargirl arrives at Mica High School, she is the center of attention. She sparks up the students with just one cheer. She melts Leo Borlock’s heart effortlessly. Everyone is fascinated with her. At first...
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The Beginning of Everything - Review by Emily, Teen Blogger

Posted on 29-Jul-14 09:25
Summary: A remarkable coming of age story which follows a young man by the name of Ezra Faulkner who suffers an injury that’s enough to change the course of his life. Ostracized and alone, Ezra is forced to finally become himself and get to know the people around him, including the new girl in town, in a way he had never attempted before. Comedic, honest, and occasionally poignant, The Beginning of Everything answers the question of what one would do if they had to start all over.
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