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Teen SRC 2018 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Book vs Movie)

Image result for ready player one bookOkay, I’m sorry, but this review is going to be just me ranting about how the movie didn’t really do the book any justice, so brace yourself. There are probably a lot of spoilers.

Summary: Wade Watts lives in the year 2045, a time when most (the entirety) of the population is on a virtual world called the Oasis all day. That’s because, well, with global warming and stuff, no one really wants to be in the real world. When the creator of the Oasis died a few years ago, he left a viral video behind saying that all of his riches, along with ownership of the world, are locked away somewhere like Easter Eggs, and that whoever finds his three keys will inherit it. This led to a giant surge of people trying to desperately find the keys, but as more time passes, people gradually gave up. Until one day, Wade stumbles upon the first key that no one has ever found before.Read More

Teen SRC 2018 – The Fault in our Stars by John Green

The Fault in our Stars is written by John Green.

Narrated by Hazel Grace, 16-year old girl who has Cancer, The Fault in our Stars is a novel about love, friendships, and the struggles and restrictions of living with cancer. Finished high school early, and now pursuing college, Hazel is someone who people call antisocial. Hazel’s mom decides that she is depressed, and sends her to a Support Group, along with a bunch of kids who also lives with cancer. Soon she meets and befriends, Augustus Waters, a cancer survivor, who lost his right leg to osteosarcoma. Gradually, they both share a bond, with the both, sharing each other’s favorite book. As Hazel’s favorite book finished without a conclusion, Augustus is determined to find the author and find out about the ending of the book. Hazel is at first, reluctant, but then discovers it is possible, they both take a trip to Amsterdam, to meet the author in real life. At Amsterdam, Augustus confesses his love for Hazel. At Amsterdam, the both of them discover and the journey of their lives and learn to step outside of their comfort zone.

I would rate this book a 5/5 as it has a great plot and it is one of those books that will make you want to laugh and cry.

Teen SRC 2018- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games is a very action packed book with a lot of excitement. It takes place in a place what was once North America. There are 12 districts control by the Capitol of Panem and the Capitol has created a national violent game called the Hunger Games. Every district needs to send 2 youths to compete in the the game. They will need to fight to death until 1 stands alive. (Yes, I know it’s so cruel.) This story is about a 16 year old girl named Katniss Everdeen, competing in the Hunger Games, surviving on her hunting skills and quick thinking. She will meet difficult problems and face impossible choices.

I personally really like this book but some parts are really violent and sad. So if you can’t stand someone dying then I suggest you not read this series. It is very exciting and written very well. I would rate this book 5 stars. Enjoy the book if you decide to read it! Hope you found this helpful. =)

Teen SRC 2018 -The Selection by Kiera Cass

Summary This book is a romance story about a 16 year old girl named America Singer who lives a country in the future that is a caste divided nation. She has won the opportunity to compete in the selection, which is designed for Prince Maxon to find his mate. This is every girl’s dreams but America doesn’t want to go because she is secretly already in love with Aspen, a guard who works at the palace from her hometown. Will America fall for the prince? Or will she leave the prince for Aspen… What if the royal family finds out about her relationship with Aspen? That is something you’ll find out by yourself if you read this book. No spoilers!

Review

I loved this author’s plot and descriptions, it was simply amazing to read. It was a really exciting book to read. My best friends also read it and they agreed to how great this book was. There are 5 books in this series and I’m planning to read all of them. I suggest this to all people who likes romance books, I rate this book 5 stars.

 

Teen Book Review – Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Madeleine Whittier is the 18 year old protagonist who is smart, creative and has an artistic personality, which is imprisoned in her house, due to a rare disease called SCID, which makes her allergic to most thing in and around the atmosphere. Living with Maddy is Carla, a nurse who has been brought to help take care of Maddy. Everything goes normal, until her new neighbors move in next door. Maddy starts observing her new neighbors, taking notice of their daily schedule and behavioural patterns. She particularly watches Olly, an unpredictable acrobatic person, who happens to live right across Maddies bedroom. Soon the new family settles, and brings a cake to Maddy, but her mom declines, afraid that it could affect Maddy’s allergies. Olly and his sister brings the cake back, angering their alcoholic father. Olly writes his email on his window, and soon the both of them become friends. Soon she asks, and begs Carla to let him come over. Reluctant, she allows it. Slowly, Maddy drifts closer to Olly, and farther away from her mom. Carla threatens to stop Maddy from meeting Olly, if she doesn’t get closer to her mom. Soon Maddies mom, finds about the meetings, thus firing Carla, and grounding Maddy by taking away the WiFi. Bored with her life, Maddy decides to runaway with Olly, to Hawaii, to find about if she is actually sick and to finals live her life, for the first time in 18 years, even if it means costing Maddy, her life.

I would rate this book a 5/5 as it was really good. It was Humorous and the plot was good. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Real Life stories, although this is fiction.

Teen Review – The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis is about the start of  the world of Narnia. In this first book of the series, Digory and Polly are curious and bored children who decides to venture into the connected attics of their homes. Unfortunately, they end up being transported into a magical hub with portals to different worlds. Over many other events, Digory, Polly, their Uncle and an evil queen end up in Narnia. Aslan, the lion and creator of Narnia sets Digory on a journey where he has to make a choice regarding the life and death of his mother. Ultimately, The Magician’s Nephew is an easy read with the theme of greed and perseverance. This novel shows the results of being greedy vs. resisting greed.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a an easy and short fantasy book to read. I would also recommend this to anyone who wants to read the entire Chronicles of Narnia chronologically. I loved how this book explains the background story before the happenings in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I loved all of the connections and revelations I made between these two stories!