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Teen SRC 2020 – The Miserable Mill (the 4th book in the Unfortunate Event Series) by Lewis Snicket

The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

The Miserable Mill by Lewis Snicket has the children heading to Paltryville where they hope to uncover more of their parents’ past. They arrive at the Lucky Smells Lumbermill where they meet “Sir”, the owner of the mill and his pushover partner “Charles”. They make a deal with Sir and agree to work at the Lumbermill until Violet comes of age.

“The deal is this: I will try to make sure that Count Olaf and his associates never go anywhere near you, and you will work in my lumbermill until you come of age and get all that money. Is that a fair deal?” -Sir

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Teen SRC 2018 – Romeo and or Juilet by Ryan North

Teen SRC 2018 – Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North






Romeo and/or Juliet by Ryan North

This is a light-hearted choose-your-own-adventure book that I thoroughly enjoyed. The options are open and there are plenty of endings for you to try to reach, many of which make no sense whatsoever (in a good way, of course). These include fighting robots and a choose-your-own-adventure game in a choose-your-own-adventure book. Readers can play in the perspective of either Romeo and Juliet. What made this book quite appealing to me was how this book was able to portray the underlying themes such as “gender inequality and loving the idea of love” that are apparent in the original play. Readers may even find this book useful for school. However, for readers who prefer a more sophisticated writing style, be warned that the book is written in a casual and joking tone, making the book very comedic. As a person who gets tired of such writing style quite easily, I can’t exactly say I can give this book full marks, because I’m just biased and evil. I’d give this book a solid A-.