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Teen SRC 2019 – Back to the Future by George Gipe

Back to the Future by George Gipe

Hey! We’ve all heard of the CLASSIC movie “Back to the Future”, right? If you haven’t, you should definitely check it out. I recently finished the book and I decided that it was too amazing to NOT write a review about it.

This book is about a boy named Marty McFly, going on an adventure back in time. He discovers that his actions for what he does in the past can affect the actual future. If you haven’t watched the movie, drop everything you’re doing right now and watch it (wait- don’t actually do that, I’m just kidding).

I think that this is a great book. It helped me acknowledge how our actions can affect what happens in the future, but once it happens, there’s no going back; we have to live with what has happened and learn to move on from all of it, whether we like it or not.

I know this was a short review, but not all good books need a huge amount of words to describe its greatness. All in all, I’d rate this book a 10/10. It’s a classic must-read (especially if you’ve seen the film) and it helped me realize the importance of our actions.

Thanks for reading my review and I hope you decide to read this when you have the time! 🙂

Teen SRC 2018 – Allegiant: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Allegiant: The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

This is the third and last book of the Divergent series so if you didn’t read the first two books then don’t read this!

The Divergent series is about a 16 year old girl living in a future Chicago which is divided into 5 factions that describes your personality. Her name is Beatrice Prior. She is a Divergent which means she is not one personality and that is very dangerous in this world. If the leaders find out who she is then they will kill her. They kill all the Divergents because they say that they are dangerous to their society since they cannot control them. If you have already finished the second book then you will know what I’m talking about. I read the second book awhile ago so I kind of forgot what happened. When I started reading this book, I was very confused. So I don’t say this book is that good. But if you like adventurous books then you should probably read this series.

Teen SRC 2018 – 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

99 Days99 Days by Katie Cotugno

Okay, so I would recommend this book if you’re really into brother-brother love triangles, cheating, and very romanc-ey romances. The thing is, Molly, the protagonist of the story, can’t learn from mistakes. Literally. Molly’s boyfriend was Patrick, but that was before she discovers a new liking for his brother, Gabe. She wasn’t planning on Patrick to know that she fell for his brother instead of him, but things go unplanned. When she was talking with Gabe alone at a party, Patrick sees her, and things are a whirlwind of disasters.

One thing I hate about Molly and her mom are: they don’t learn. From their own mistakes or those of others, they NEVER learn anything. It’s like someone infused a robot brain into a human body. I seriously wanted to slap Molly’s mom a few times to bring her back to reality. I’m not going to lie, it’s a tough read, and I feel like people are either really going to love this or really going to hate this. For me, it was both. I give this book a 3.99 out of 5.

Teen SRC 2018 – Warcross by Marie Lu


Warcross by Marie Lu 

Marie Lu has always been a favourite author of mine, as she had me hooked on her previous series, Young Elites and Legend. So when Warcross came out and I had the chance to give it a read, I was not at all surprised by how much I enjoyed the book :). I am a very huge fan of reading and I have a list of 30 books/series that have left me astonished, and needless to say, Warcross is on that list. I’m going to be reviewing and summarizing the books on my list over this summer so do look out for them as they are truly amazing. Back to Warcross, I give this book a full 5/5 stars and I cannot wait for the second book, which sadly, has not come out yet.

Summary Below:

This story is kind of an extension on what was briefly mentioned in the last book of the Legend series: A place where everything is linked to a digital world that is an integral part of daily life. Don’t worry, I will explain. In Legend, the main characters ventured briefly into a country where doing everyday things could earn you points in the virtual world of a video game that has basically taken over every single citizen’s lives. So, for example, watering a plant might earn you 1 point and drinking a cup of water, another point. “Players” with the most points would then become famous and known by anyone who plays the game as well. In Warcross, this idea is evolved on. Warcross is the digital game that has taken over, and it was invented by a young genius, Hideo Tanaka, barely in his twenties. Emika Chen, the main character, has a way with technology and she is an extremely talented hacker. She is hired by Hideo to find out who has been messing with his game’s programming. As they work together, Emika earns points from meeting the creator of the game, entering the company headquarters etc, and these points cumulate to the point where she becomes a VERY well-known Warcross celebrity. But as the story continues, we learn about Hideo’s past and his reasons for creating this game, this just creates more mystery and the entire plotline just completely baffles me. It is honestly so amazing that Marie Lu could create such a complicated storyline with so many components but that’s what I love about her writing, just when you thought it couldn’t get more mysterious, it does. So again, full 5/5 stars, AMAZING read, definitely recommend.

Teen Book Review- Rebellion by J. A. Souders

Rebellion is the third and last book of the Renegade trilogy. This time, Evelyn is trying to stop her mImage result for rebellion ja soudersother from ruling Elysium, the underwater world that once used to be what Evelyn called HOME. With the help of her friends, Asher and Gavin, she desperately tries to rescue the citizens of Elysium, one by one. But her plans don’t work, and her mother is always in the way as if she has a device to know exactly where Evelyn is. The only safe place for her and her friends is The Underground, a secret dimension beside The Elysium. That’s when Evelyn learns that she still has a mission to complete. She has to banish her mother from Elysium and restore all of her citizens’ memories.

I feel that the third book could’ve improved a bit more because the book started with…action. And, to be honest, I was completely lost. I was really excited for the conclusion, but even after finishing the book, I am still lost on some things that happened.

Then, at the end, there were only questions. Lots and lots of questions. If there would’ve been a 4th book, this would’ve been fine, but as a trilogy, there shouldn’t be any more questions. It should feel clear who won or lost, but instead, the author wrote down many unanswered questions, and no real conclusion was written. Another confusing part was when, apparently, Evelyn found the key to taking down Mother but at the end of the book, Evelyn is still in her mother’s power! My reaction was WHAT?! Is there some sort of mistake? The ending definitely didn’t do a very good job of explaining the plot twist.

I am sorry to say that I am pretty disappointed. I expected a great, twisty book with fun and excitement, but instead, there was only questions, and few answers.

To me, the only interesting and pretty awesome part of the story is the cover. The cover features Evelyn, holding a rose and standing in a tube-like street, and if she looks up, there will be whales swimming just above her head.

I recommend the first two book of this trilogy, but unless you don’t care about horrible endings, then you can try the last one, but I definitely don’t really recommend it. I only rate this book a 2.5 out of 5.

Teen SRC 2017 – Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark written by Veronica Roth is a dystopian novel set in the solar system. The book introduces Akos, the main character and his family attending the Blooming Ritual, in his hometown of Thuvhe, which is separated from Shotet, a brutal nation in their planet of Thuvhesit. Each person has a fate, or the main purpose of life. Along with the faith, each person also earns a current gift, abilities that is unique to each person and which will help them serve their fate. The day fates are announced, Akos and his brother Eijah gets kidnapped, as they need to serve the family of the Noevek, the rulers of the Shotet people. At this point, the Book also introduces Cyra, sister of Ryzek, the ruler of the Shotet. Cyra has a currentgift of pain, meaning whoever she touches will be in pain. Akos is brought to Cyra, as his currentgift can stop others currentgift. Akos is brought, to brew remedies which will help Cyra relieve her pain. Akos is determined to go against his fate and rescue his brother just like he promised his Dad. This book was great as it told in both perspective of Akos and Cyra.I like how there was a map and a glossary in the book which helped me understand the story a bit better. There were parts of the story which was complicated and the story was a bit dragged. Overall I would rate this a 4.25/5. ✨


Teen SRC 2017 – Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Continuation of Divergent, Tris and Four leaves Dauntless, to Amity, for protection from the Eurdite. There they try to find out what the leaders of Abnegation where trying to protect and why the Erudite want some to stop them. Together the both of them find out the secrets of the work they are living in, so that they can save the world from danger.

Teen SRC 2017 – Divergent by Veronica Roth

Tris Prior lives in modern Chicago, where the society is divided into five factions. Each faction believes in different virtues. Every 16-year-old will go through the aptitude test and will determine which faction they will live in for the rest of their lives. Tris moves to Dauntless, where they encourage bravery and blame cowardice for the world’s problems. Tris finds out during her aptitude test, that she is divergent, meaning she cannot fit into one faction and can manipulate stimulations. Told to keep her divergence a secret, Tris finds about the war that will take away all of her loved ones away. This is one of the bes books I have ever read. Five out of Five Stars ✨

Teen SRC 2017 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

As Harry Potter starts his second year in Hogwarts, mysterious things start to happen and students become petrified. Harry and everyone else at Hogwarts are warned that the Chamber of Secrets are open and the Heir of Slytherin beware. Will Harry, Ron and Hermoine figure what is happening in Hogwarts, before it is too late?