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Teen SRC 2018- Wired Man and Other Freaks of Nature by Sashi Kaufman

This book is about two boys, Tyler, and Ben. Tyler is the golden boy, and he’s worshipped Wired Man and Other Freaks of Natureby everyone. But Tyler has secrets of his own, and they’re starting to show under the golden boy cover. Ben, on the other hand, is partially deaf. The only things that don’t make him feel like a freak are soccer and hanging out with his best friend Tyler. And then Ben meets Ilona. She’s kind of a weirdo, with blue 💙 hair, tattoos, and no friends. But ever since Ben and Tyler have been drifting apart, Ben doesn’t know what it’s like to be alone-and maybe everyone needs to hang out with a fellow freak now and then.

I loved the whole structure of this book, and although there were a few ‍🌈LGBTQ+ themes in the book, I don’t think the author addressed it very well, so if you’re sensitive in topics like that, I highly doubt you will enjoy this book.

Teen SRC 2018- The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You by Lily Anderson

First of all, I have to say that this cover was sooooo cute. 🙂 Okay. Statement stated, so we The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is Youcan actually start this review in a proper manner. So, this book is about a girl named Trixie. Oh, and can I just say that I LOVE the name Trixie? Anyways, Trixie has 2 goals for her senior year: 1. Save enough money to buy the Doctor Who figurines from the local comic book store, and 2. to place 3rd in her class and knock Ben West down to number 4. Trixie is determined to give up her sleep to knock Ben down. But then her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend. Aaaannndd….she’s dumped with Ben and told to be nice to him. They develop a shy friendship, but then, Trixie’s best friend gets expelled for cheating, Trixie doesn’t really believe it. Ben and Trixie have to pick who’s side they’re on….and they might not choose the same side.

This book cracked me up and I couldn’t put it down at all! I love Trixie so much! (And Ben….but not as much 😉 ) Oh, and I definitely recommend this book to huge nerds and fans of Marvel stuff. (Not me, but I still enjoyed this book tons). :)💕

Teen SRC 2018- Run by Kody Keplinger

A blind girl and a bisexual girl get into a car, steal it in the middle of the night, and have Runthis awesome adventure. That’s what it may seem like at the start, but nope. It’s so much more than that! This was my first Kody Keplinger book, and I LOVED IT! 💕💕

This book is about two girls: Bo and Agnes. Bo has a reputation that isn’t so great, a mom who is addicted to meth and drugs in general, and a deadbeat dad. Agnes is blind. Those three words basically sum up her life. She doesn’t have priveliges that normal high school kids would have, like staying out until after 10pm. But Bo and Agnes develop a friendship, and when Bo needed Agnes, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. So, they stole a car🚗, bought a car, tracked down Bo’s dad, leading the police on a wild goose chase, and most of all, confronting some ugly secrets of the past.

When I finished this book, it gave me a jittery feeling-kind of like when I finished reading the book: Eleanor and Park. I particularly loved this book because it had a few twists that I definitely wasn’t expecting, and I definitely recommend this book!😍😍 Happy Reading!😊

Teen SRC Review- Girls Made of Snow and Glass

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This exceptional blend of feminism and fantasy with a vividly told tale has some powerful messages for readers. From LGBTQ to the power of females, “Girls Made of Snow and Glass” represents the women who, in real life, break the stereotype of a classic fairy tale, and turn that story into one they shape themselves. It follows the story of Lynet and her stepmother queen, Mina, in a world where they are set against each other over the pursuit for power in their kingdom despite their love for one another. Though its setting is built using fantasy elements, the plot is strongly analogical to society today, and is a breath fresh air for YA readers who rarely come across the themes the book presents. The story’s relevancy to today can open your eyes to what may happen when women are unknowingly pitted against one another over the competition for society’s definition of power.

Teen SRC 2018: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After four horrific waves that shut down electronics, spread a deadly plague, and stripped humans of their humanity, Cassie is trying to survive in the scary new world. She must avoid Them, a scary group of beings that look like humans and kill every living human they encounter. Cassie is on a mission to find her younger brother and stay alone but this all changes when she meets Evan Walker. Together they learn to trust and work together to find Cassie’s brother.

This book is one of my favorites.  The characters were almost as great as the dystopian world that they are living in. This book was such a page turner I just could not put it down. I highly recommend this book. I rate it a 5/5.