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Teen SRC 2018 – Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa

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Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky and Anissa Espinosa

This book surprised me. I mean that in a really good way. At first, I picked the book because of the cute art style. I did not expect much from what looks like a typical middle school ghost-human romance. I expected clichés, soppy sentiments, and shallow characters. Instead, there was clever narration, subversion of popular tropes, and fun/intriguing lore! The characters were likeable and well developed for the most part, and they acted their age– too often, middle school protagonists are drawn and written as if they are young adults, but this is not the case! The plot wasn’t too confusing, although some elements could have been more detailed. The art style, as aforementioned, was quirky and cute. Overall, “Cast No Shadow” was a fun and unique read, with great characters and a nice art style. I would recommend it for all ages!

Teen Review – Siren’s Lament by instantmiso

Siren’s Lament 

Lyra a wallflower, has a love for a man that didn’t love her back. One night, she slipped from an rusty railing and fell to the sea, where she met a siren who changed her world.

This webcomic has beautiful art, music (yes, it has music), and story. It updates every saturday and I can’t help to love saturdays even more because of this. If you aren’t aware, this is a love story, and there is two potential lover for our protagonist. This webcomic is free and accessible through

Teen Review – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

This graphic novels follows an American boy, Danny, and his cousin, Chin-kee, who have to attend the same school after Chin-kee comes from China for a visit. Throughout the story, Danny and Chin-kee reveal how they feel about one another’s culture and describes how different their race is.

This is an interesting book because there is a very deep and important message on different races and how our cultures influence our personality. I recommend this book to everyone because it is an easy read that has such a good message.