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Teen Book Review – The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also A Star

Written by the author of Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon, The Sun is Also a Star is an amazing read that will keep you up at night, constantly wondering what will happen next.

Natasha is big believer in Science and Facts. She doesn’t believe in love or hope, not when her family’s going to be deported to Jamaica 12 hours later.

Daniel was the good kid, the shining star in his parent’s eye, but when he isn’t all of that he is a heartfelt poet.

Both of their lives change in less than 10 hours, when they collide in the busy city of New York. Science, Fate, Luck truly is the recipe for love

Teen Book Review – The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Written by Sara Shepard, author of the Pretty Little Liars Series, and a show on ABC, The Lying Game is a book that had so many twists and turns, I couldn’t put it down.

Separated at Birth, Emma, and Sutton were identical twins living two opposite lives Sutton has it easy, getting adopted sooner into a rich family, where as Emma had spent her childhood living off of thrift store clothes and bouncing from foster home to foster home.

When Emma and Sutton decide to meet up, things go terribly out of plan. Sutton disappears and Emma has to step in, pretending to be Sutton. Overwhelmed, Emma struggles to keep up with Sutton’s Lifestyle.

Will Emma figure out the reason behind Sutton’s disappearance, or will she end up having the same faith as her sister.

This was an AMAZING READ, I literally couldn’t put this book down. I wouldn’t recommend this book if you want a short and quick read.

I would rate this book a 6/5 stars ✨✨✨

Teen Book Review – Sadia by Colleen Nelson

Fifteen-year-old Sadia Ahmadi is a proud muslim who is passionate about basketball. Her best friend, Mariam however wants to be noticed, and not be shunned for wearing her hijab, and starts de-jabbing (removing her hijab), at school every morning. Conflicted, Sadia tries to convince Mariam not to, but watches fro the sidelines her best friend being transformed into a completely different person.

When tryouts for an elect basketball team is announced, Sadia jumps at the opportunity. When tournament day comes, Sadia is faced with a difficult question; Should she wear her hijab and not play, or remove the hijab.

This was an amazing book, that really opened my eyes and broadened my perspective. I could not put this book down. I felt connected to the characters and could almost feel what they were feeling. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fast read. I would rate this book a 5/5 stars Rebecca

Teen SRC 2018 – Into White by Randi Pink

Into White

Into White by Randi Pink

Toya lives in Montgomery, Alabama and is shunned by almost everyone due to her race. Her only friend is her brother Alex. Desperate to be anything but black, Toya’s prayers are answered. Her new appearance attracts boys, friends, and popularity, but everyone who was important to her slowly starts to inch away from her.

This was an incredible book. It was not only humorous but it also had a great plot. The author Randi Park did an incredible job portraying the relationship between each character, in a short quick read. I would rate this book a 5/5.

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 – Perfect: A Pretty Little Liars Book

Perfect: A Pretty Little Liars book is written by Sara Shepard

The third book in the Pretty Little Liars Book, the story picks up from where it last stopped. A continues to send threatening messages, planning to expose Alison DiLaurentis best friends for their secrets which were supposed to die with Alison. Spencer’s parents send her to her therapy, thinking it will help her feel better with all of the mysterious deaths happening around. Hanna wants to improve her relationship with her friend, at the same time look good in everything she wears. Aria wants to improve her relationship with her mom and her English A.P teacher Mr. Fitz. Emily wants to redeem herself in her parent’s eyes, by being the swim team captain and stepping in line with the family. Will the four Girls find out who is this mysterious A or will they be exposed, one by one?

This was a great book. I would rate this book a 5/5. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy reading about drama, mystery, and thriller. This book had a good plot and I liked that it was written in the perspective of all four girls. This helped unreel the story bit by bit.

Teen SRC 2018 – Ali’s Pretty Little Lies


Ali’s Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard

Ali’s Pretty Little Lies is written by Sara Shepard and is the prequel to the Pretty Little Liars Secret. Even before Alison DiLaurentis disappeared mysteriously. Alison’s life was perfect. Everyone loved her. She was the ‘It’ girl. She had it all. Until her whole life came down to this one lie. Scared, Alison manipulates her “friends” into unleashing their deepest and darkest secrets. Scared of the consequences one lie becomes another until it ended her life permanently.

This book was a good read, however even though this book is a prequel, it is best to read once you are finished reading the Pretty Little Liars full book series, as it had all these hidden things that will spoil the rest of the book. I would rate this book 4.5/5 as the plot was great. It was good to finally find out what happens inside Alison’s head, as the books in the PLL series are told from the perspective of Ali’s friends. As the story progressed, the plot was very slow. Overall it was a quick read.


Teen SRC 2018 – The Giver by Lois Lowry

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ThGiver by Lois Lowry

Welcome to a community, where everything is black and white. A community where people don’t have feelings.

When Jonas, and his fellow Twelve-year-olds, earn their job at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas, gets a special job, separating him from his friends, and making him an outcast in his ordinary, black and white community. When Jonas starts training with the “Giver” he discovers and keeps previous memories stored by the Giver. He discovers various things, ordinary people in his community cannot see or appreciate. Filled with power and Knowledge, Jonas realizes that he needs to leave his community, and find a new one that will embrace his differences.

I would rate this book a 3.5 /5 as the book was short, but I wish the story was longer, and there was more description in the Book. It was overall a great read.

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 SRC 2017 – Paper Towns by John Green

Image result for paper towns bookWritten by John Green, author of “The Fault in our Stars,” Paper Towns is about a senior boy named Quinn, who has fallen in love with neighbour, Margo. One night, Margo asks Quinn to help her achieve the goals of taking revenge on people who ruined her life. Together, the both of them have fun breaking in to people’s houses. The next day, Margo disappears, and both Margo’s best friend as well as Quinn’s best friend try and find clues, that Margo might have left him the previous night. Together they go on a road trip, to find their lost friend Margo.

I would give this book a 4/5 as the plot and the story line was exciting but the ending was terrible and not expected.