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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 – 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- Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti

So, this book is kind of hard to explain without making it sound like a boring book without Waiting for Youany excitement, so, I’ll try my best to not make you fall asleep. This book is about a girl named Marisa who is ready to turn herself into a new girl. She’s planning on a boyfriend, a great year, and, well, I guess that’s really all. So, when her longtime crush, Derek, asks her out, she feels like a prince has just come to rescue her. But unfortunately, the relationship doesn’t go as great as expected, with so many other problems that rise up along the road, like her parent’s divorce, and a fight with a friend. She isn’t so sure about her dreams of a ‘happily ever after’ now.

I loved this book because it showed Marisa’s perspective so well that I could imagine almost exactly how Marisa was feeling!~ I definitely recommend 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- Swagger by Carl Deuker

Swagger

This book is about a boy named Jonas. He has his eyes out to jump from high school to college basketball. He plans to bring Levi, his quiet best friend, along. While playing basketball, they meet a guy called Ryan Hartwell. Levi is not doing well in school and needs to get his grades up in order to stay on the basketball team. Ryan and Jonas tutor him, but what Jonas doesn’t know is that Hartwell is abusing Levi. He has to debate between calling Hartwell out on it or ignore it to keep his spot on the basketball team.

I really loved this book. Believe me when I tell you that you’ll fall in love with the characters. They really stuck out! I really recommend this book to people who have an interest to basketball or just books that will make you cry and laugh and cry and laugh all over again. 🙂

Teen SRC 2018- Paper Towns by John Green

Paper Towns

I soooooo love this book! I honestly never disliked a book from John Green, come to think of it… Let’s go back on track and discuss this book: So, just to ensure I don’t spoil too much, I’ll copy and paste what it says on the book:

“Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…”

I loved this book from the first word. Honestly, I don’t know how John Green does it. His books make me feel like I’m in Q’s shoes for the whole path. 🙂

Teen SRC 2018- Almost Adulting by Arden Rose

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of)

Honestly, I can sum the whole review up by: “ehhhhhhh…..” . It wasn’t the best book, neither was it the worst. But this book was a little repetitive and didn’t really teach me much (as stated on the cover: all you need to get it together (sort of) ). But I didn’t really find anything helpful. But one thing I absolutely loved about this book was the little pictures throughout the book. It added so much character! Plus they were so adorable! 😛 Honestly, until the end of the book, I had no idea the author was a youtuber. Yeah. A YOUTUBER!!!! So, this book is about how to manage life as an adult. Obviously, I am so far from being 18, sooo….anyways. I still took it because my friend recommended it. Sorry, but I didn’t really like it as much. 🙁   It talks about life choices and how to make a good choice in life. (Wait…those are the same things..right?)

I sat down to read this book, and surprisingly, finished it really fast (but then, of course, I’m also a very fast reader). But this book is one of those that you can finish in one sitting. I would give this 2 stars out of 5, and I’m being generous. :/

Teen SRC 2018- We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

This book focused on the main character (also known as the author, Josh.) He’s 20 We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Storysomething, and has only had one girlfriend- for 23 hours. In eighth grade. Oh, yeah, and he’s an amputee-in other words, he has one less leg than everyone else. So, Josh sets out to find all the girls he’s attempted to date through his whole lifetime and ask them: what really went wrong?

This book is hilarious and fun, and I really recommend everyone to read it. I was browsing the shelves and saw this book, and the book was literally screaming, “READ MEEE!”  So, I did. Granted, this book was one of the best I’ve read so far. 🙂 I hardly ever read non-fiction. Extremely rarely do I read non-fiction, but this book really caught my eye. 🙂

Teen SRC 2018- Speechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang

Image result for SpeechlessSpeechless by Jennifer Mook-Sang

Summary:

A boy nicknamed Jelly for his initials J.A.M. enjoys playing video games with his best friend P.B. (also his initials) rather than anything to do with school… Until a speech contest comes up. Now Jelly isn’t known for doing anything like a speech contests. The only reason Jelly is doing this is because of the prize for the winner, a new fancy stylist and a new game console. Every year each student does a speech, usually Jelly mumbles through the whole thing and in the end Victoria Viscount wins it all. Victoria is Jelly biggest enemy. This year Jelly was determined to beat Victoria. He would get the game console and he would finally get the chance to beat Victoria. Jelly can’t think of a topic to write it on so P.B. and his teacher help him, but in the end none of them seem right for him. When it’s time to present their speeches in front of the class Jelly decided on a topic. He did his speech so well the class couldn’t believe it. Jelly makes it to the finals with Victoria and one of her friends. But something happened the next day behind Jelly’s back. No one would talk to him. Victoria told him its because people think that he took his speech right off the internet. The principle checked over Jelly’s references and there was no sign of cheating, so he made an announcement that in the contest no one cheated and the finals would take place. At first Jelly wasn’t his best but he found his spot and then he went on. His speech was great and the whole crowd was cheering. But in the end Jelly came second to Victoria. During this he realized that winning wasn’t the point of the contest it was the effort put into it and actually trying.

I think this is a great book and it’s a really good book for learning that winning isn’t the point of everything, it’s that you know you tried your best and that knowing maybe next time you can do even better and win! I like the last part of the book when Jelly says

” I wont lie; it was a ginormous letdown that I didn’t win the speech competition. I really wanted that tablet. But what I wanted most of all was to beat Victoria. So I didn’t exactly get what I wanted. But neither did she.”

You should read this book because it is an interesting book but also it has a great lesson. Jennifer Mook-Sang is a great author. I like her style of writing in Speechless and the words she uses.