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Teen SRC 2019 – Accidental Superstar by Marianne Levy

Accidental Superstar

Accidental Superstar by Marianne Levy

I wasn’t so sure if this was a teen book or not, but I borrowed it anyway, because, well, the cover looked cool. Yeah, yeah. I know, don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but I just had to know what this book was about. Which I did, eventually. And it wasn’t as glamorous as I thought it’d be. It was actually, honestly speaking, quite uneventful. But, I didn’t mind too much.

Basically this book is about a girl named Katie Cox. She mostly spends her time hiding out in the shadows. But this all changes when a video of her singing goes viral. Katie receives a bunch of record deals, including a recording contract. But Katie doesn’t find fame to be all that perfect.

So, at first, Katie seemed like a pretty down-to-earth kind of girl who likes to make music and stuff, but as I continued to read, I kinda hated Katie. She turned into some bratty high-school kid. But then, at the end, Katie was this sweet, innocent girl again. All in all, I think this book is…well…interesting-ish. 🤷‍♀️

Teen SRC 2019 – Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Okay. So, because I trust you guys (mostly), I have decided that you guys should know what’s been up with me. Here goes nothing: I got an AVM.

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And, FYI, I’m not gonna spend my precious time explaining what that is. You have Google. Use it.

Now. Enough about me. Let’s talk books. Take a Bow is truly a book I’ll read again and again, and never get tired of it. This book has 4 main characters: Emme, Sophie, Carter, and Ethan. All 4 of them are students at this fancy performing arts school, where being famous is the overall goal. But for Emme, Carter, and Ethan, that’s not who they aspire to be. Ethan starts falling for Emme, while Carter seems to have vicious difficulties of his own, including his controlling girlfriend Sophie. While Ethan, Carter, and Emme prefer to stay in the shadows, Sophie would stop at nothing to become a star. Even if it means betraying her best friend, Emme.

Honestly, when I finished the book, I wanted to crawl inside and hug all the characters a trillion times! This book was so adorably funny, I definitely recommend you read it!

Teen SRC 2019- Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos

Okay, so, first things first. I have been really sick. The End. No questions. Yeah. Okay…so…let’s get on with the book. This is probably…no…DEFINITELY

Fat Girl on a Plane

one of my favorite books of all time. This book evolves around basically one topic. Fat. Probably not the most interesting topic on earth, but Kelly Devos makes it sound so intriguing. ( I hope I spelled that right).

Basically, this book is about a girl named Cookie Vonn. Yeah. I mean, no offense, but who in the right mind would name their child after a DESSERT!? Cookie Vonn is, as many would say, plus-sized. But Cookie doesn’t let anyone’s rude remarks get to her. She sets off on an enthralling trip to become a famous fashionista. After Cookie becomes skinny (thanks to NutriNation), she expects rainbows and butterflies. Before she even knows it, Cookie is offered to live and study in New York. Right when Cookie thought everything would be perfect, she realizes something devastating. Her dreams are drifting out of her grasp, and she can’t do anything about it. Or can she ?

This novel is truly a masterpiece. I knew this was going to be an amazing book right from the blurb, when the author explains that this is not a Cinderella story of getting thin. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I am truly inspired by Cookie’s courage to take a stand and to speak up.

Teen Review – Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A. C. Rosen

Okay what? This book is just…..uh…..very…..mature for a 8th grader. Namely, me. I wasn’t Image result for jack of hearts and other partsreally a big fan of the book. AT ALL. If you read the blurb of this book, you will know what it is about. A teenage gay boy, his friends, a sex column, and a stalker. Well, I didn’t read te blurb, assuming that no book can be THAT bad. I mean, I love books, and, well, I’ve enjoyed about 99% of the books I’ve encountered in my lifetime. So.

I took it off the shelf seeing that it was fairly new and had a very eye-catching cover page. Yeah. Probably shouldn’t have judged a book by its cover, but……ANYWAYS. Enough about that. This book was basically about a boy named Jack who’s in high school. A VERY INAPPROPRIATE HIGH SCHOOL, in fact. So, one day he gets a note that says: “You’re cute” (or something like that…I returned the book immediately after realizing how unsatisfactory it was). Then, his friend asks him to write in a sex column. Already heading towards the wrong side, y’all. So, to prevent further uncomfortable-ness? I’ll just stop here and warn you: IT’S REALLY SEXUAL GUYS. Yeah. Just don’t. I mean, it was a pretty good plot, but…..a bit TOO much for me. So…. huh.. backing off…..

I guess that BASICALLY kinda maybe sorta summarized my whole….uh…. opinion on this book. But, y’know, everyone has their preferences!

Teen Review – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Random thought: Imagine if Nickelodeon was a book? This is Jojo Siwa, and you’re reading Nickelodeon! Hah! Sorry. That was really random. Anyways, back on topic: Image result for to all the boysbooks. So, you’ve probably been asking (or not) why I haven’t been so active recently, and thets because of school. AHA school is just SO great isn’t it? Nope. Okay, school isn’t as bad as they describe in movies, but hey, I’m back, so obviously i didn’t die!

So, I’ve been recently reading this book: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. It’s such a good book! I love how Jenny Han portrays the characters so well! Btw, guys, if you haven’t watched it already on Netflix, do it now!

AANYWAYS……this book is about a girl named Lara Jean who writes letters to all of her crushes and hides them in a box. Until, someone accidentally(or not…) sent them out. So, now she has to face the ultimate humiliation. Then we get introduced to Josh. Josh used to date Margot, Lara Jean’s older sister. But after they broke up, Lara Jean’s childhood crush rose up again. Another one of her childhood crushes, Peter Kavinsky, is the most popular and charming guy at school. AKA a guy who recieved one of Lara Jean’s letters that was mistakenly sent out. In order to make Josh notice Lara Jean, she tries to make him jealous-by ‘pretend-dating’ Peter Kavinsky. So, it would be a win-win for both of them. Peter has just recently broken up with his pretty and popular girlfriend, Genevieve. So, with the same tactic, both would get the best result….right?

I loved this book so much! I borrowed it from my school library, and you have no idea how many times I’ve renewed it! 😁

Teen SRC 2018 – Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Symptoms of Being Human

This book was so awesome! It portrays the main character’s voice so well! This book is about a kid named Riley who is gender fluid. It means that some days Riley wakes up as a boy, some days as a girl. But, Riley isn’t so sure which category applies. But then Riley starts a blog. Anonymously, Riley starts to share experiences to the public- through the name Alix. But then the blog goes viral, and Riley is in deep trouble. Riley isn’t ready for fame yet. Especially since Riley’s parents don’t know about the “gender fluidity” crisis yet. Riley has no idea who did it, but there’s been a hater posting mean comments lately, and Riley is almost 99.9% sure that the hater is the same person as…..I’m giving wayyyyy too much away, aren’t I?

Anyways, I loved this book, and I know that you guys will too! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Teen SRC 2018 – Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

Little & Lion

Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert

This book is about a girl named Suzette who comes back home to LA from her boarding school. Her stepbrother, Lionel, has bipolar disorder, and his mood switches constantly. Suzette is trying her best to give him as much support as she can. But as she stays for a bit, she finds herself falling for someone-and that person is the exact girl that her brother’s falling for. But then, her brother’s disorder gets worse. Suzette needs to watch out for her brother more than usual-before he starts to hurt himself-or something worse.

This book was so awesome I cannot. But one thing I definitely felt like needed a bit more tweaking was the bisexual love triangle. Just….no. I felt like it was something extra that wasn’t really necessary. But overall, I think this book was written very well and with so much character.

Teen SRC 2018- Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson

Phoebe Will Destroy You

Phoebe Will Destroy You by Blake Nelson

Okaayy….to be completely, utterly honest, I had thought it said Drake Nelson instead of Blake Nelson-and I literally just forget about the whole Nelson thing so-I thought the author was Drake. As in the guy who made the songs: God’s Plan, Hotline Bling, One Dance, etc. You get the idea. So……yeah. That would be the reason I read this book. On to the book! 🙂 🙂

But, I still really enjoyed this book despite my little mistake. *cringe*. This book is about a boy named Nick who has a half alcoholic half author mom. You know, I always find books that have a little twist in them the most entertaining. Anyways. Nick moves to his uncle’s home for the summer after his junior year, and gets to chill out a bit-and work at his uncle’s car wash. Then he meets a mysterious girl named Phoebe. He suddenly finds himself in love with her. Ick. Ack. Bleh. Honestly, I don’t really think she’s his type, but…oh well. Anyways, there goes the whole plot.👍

I felt like the book fell a bit flat at the end, but overall, I would say that it was a pleasant read for people who don’t like stories that are so long it would take you a whole 24 hours to finish. 🙂 I loved how the author made us walk right in Nick and Phoebe’s shoes! It was such an adventure!😊

Teen SRC 2018 – Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

Burning Midnight

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

This book is about a boy named David Sullivan (Sully). He hunts for spheres-or, more exactly, orbs. These orbs are special-unlike the ones we normally call “marbles”. These orbs give you special powers if you press two to your temple. Better eyesight, more athletic, better hearing, etc. Sully is a sphere/orb dealer at a flea market, and one day, he meets a very strange girl named Hunter. She is a born sphere hunter, and has a special talent for finding them. The rarer the color of sphere, the better the improvement/power you get. Hunter and Sully power up, and they hunt for spheres-together. One day, they find a gold orb-a color nobody has seen before. But what does it actually do? With professional (not really) orb hunters on their tail, they don’t have time to figure it out.

I personally loved this book but I thought the ending ended too early. They found the orb about 3 quarters into the book, but the whole book ended about 3 pages after. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Well. It wasn’t so interesting at the end, but I loved the beginning! 👍

Teen SRC 2018- #famous by Jilly Gagnon

#famous

#famous by Jilly Gagnon

So, this book is just about what you would expect out of a normal romance story-NOT!!! Oh, and this book is based on ‘Alex of Target’ (a boy who becomes famous because a girl posted a photo of him online. Anyways, this book is about a girl named Rachel who secretly sneaks a photo of her crush, Kyle, when he was working at Burger Barn. She posts it on social media, and doesn’t seem to think it’s that big of a deal. After all, she only has a few followers. But that photo gets seen worldwide, and girls from all over the world are crushing on Kyle. While Kyle’s getting all the fame and love, Rachel isn’t having that great of a life. She starts getting threats and remarks on her looks-and most of them are bad. Plus, some people even decide that it would be extremely entertaining to send DEATH THREATS to her! But through all the chaos, Kyle and Rachel are starting to develop a friendship-and maybe even something more. But then Rachel starts to doubt Kyle-is he really the nice boy he is in front of the cameras? Or not?

So….yeah. I definitely recommend this book to people who are fans of Sarah Dessen or Jenny Han! 🙂 I loved this book so much! I don’t think the Richmond Public Library has this book, but I don’t know because I borrowed my copy from my friend. ;P  Anyways, I really hope you guys read it (trust me, this book will take you on the ride of your life!)