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Teen SRC 2022 – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The book that I recommend is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Although I’ve read this book quite a while before, this novel is still very touching and shines in my childhood. The main character Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe goes on a journey through space and time, from galaxy to galaxy, as they try to save the Murrys’ father and the world. The novel offers a glimpse into the war between light and darkness, and good and evil, as the young characters mature and develop through their journey. Each of them has a unique ability and the adventurers gradually discover their ability and use it against the darkness (evil).  The book is written by Madeleine L’Engle and is a highly suggested piece of literature for teens who are into fantasy fiction. 

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Teen SRC 2022 – Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

The book I recommend is called “Ace of Spades,” a splendid suspense novel. The main characters were a girl, Chiamaka and a boy named Devon. Two of them were the only two black students in this white-washed private school, Niveus, and became the elite school’s senior class “perfects” in their final year of high school. To become a “perfect,” you will need to achieve outstanding performance in your grades, extracurricular and contribution to the school. It was no surprise that Chiamaka was chosen, but it was strange for Devon to become ‘perfect’ since he is the “invisible” person in the school and doesn’t do much at school. Nevertheless, the beginning of the school year seemed excellent for them, and everything was under control until they were constantly being targeted and coincidently getting into trouble. Thus, together, they try to find out the truth about who is messing up with their senior academy life and who was the backstabbers. 

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Teen SRC 2021 – Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

Frozen Charlotte - Bell, Alex

Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell is thrilling and keeps the audience at the edge of their seats. The genres are mystery and horror but are highly engaging to read. In the beginning, the events were unfortunate, but in the end, everything resolves. Although this is a fiction book, the author utilized sophisticated language and detail to create realistic content. Therefore, I would rate the novel nine out of ten and highly recommended. The novel begins with the protagonist, Sophie, staying with her cousins on the remote Isle of Skye after her best friend passed away in a mysterious accident. Her uncle had set unexpected, strange rules such as never leaving the front gate unlocked. Afterwards, peculiar incidents frequently occurred that revealed connected secretes lying deep down under the surface.