Paranormalcy (Kiersten White) REVIEW

Posted: April 27, 2012 by allybabyphat in Uncategorized

By, Ally (allybabyphat)

Paranormalcy is a book about A teenager named Evie, who hunts paranormals like Werewolves, Vanpires, and Hags. yes Hags (witches living in water that trick who prey on kids to eat). But when a young ShapeShifter breaks into the center that tracks dangerous immortals, a mystery presents itself. Many of the creatures are dying and no one seems to know why. Now Evie must team up with Lend (the shapeshifter) and find the answer to the poem that has all the answers.

 

This has been reviewed as one of the greatest Paranormal debutes of the year, but I’m not so sure I agree. The Main charcter, Evie, is definitely a sassy character unlike the rest. And the book starts out great, with a nice sense of humor. But as the book progresses, I begin to like this character less and less. In my opinion, this story really starts to get a little boring, minus the moments when her evil ex-faerie-boyfriend shows up to try and capture her heart. In the end, Evie discovers she isn’t as human as she thought, and strives to be normal. 

I rate this book: 3/5

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Posted: December 22, 2011 by rhaugland in Uncategorized

*All Macy has to look forward to is a long, hot summer while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be spent with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy’s father.

But unexpected things can happen-like getting a catering job at Wish, with the fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister’s project of renovating the neglected beach house, finding long-buried memories. She even meets Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artist. The kind of boy who could turn any girl’s world upside down. Follow Macy as she ventures out of her shell, is it really better to be safe than sorry?*

I absolutely loved this book, all of Sarah Dessen’s books are amazing and worth reading.

Girl, Stolen by April Henry

Posted: November 23, 2011 by rhaugland in Uncategorized

Girl, Stolen by April Henry is about sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder, who is sleeping in the back of the car while her stepmom is filling a prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realized what’s happening, their car is being stolen. Griffin didn’t mean to kidnap Cheyenne, but once his dad found out that her father is the president of a powerful corpration-everything changes. Now there is reason to hold her for ransom. How will Cheyenne make it through such a nightmare? Because not only is she sick, but she is also blind.

Gotta read to find out what happens!

Glad you’re checking out the Solon Library’s Teen Blog

Posted: November 21, 2011 by solonlibraryteens in Uncategorized

The Teen Advisory Board has posted several book reviews to help you select books you’ll love to read. Come back often… look for new reviews each week!

Impulse (By Ellen Hopkins) REVIEW

Posted: November 20, 2011 by allybabyphat in Uncategorized

By, Ally (allybabyphat)

Impulse
is a book written in poetry format, by Ellen Hopkins. This book follows 3 Teens living in a mental rehab facility, in hopes to change their ways. Tony chases away childhood memories in pills. Conner attempts to kill, himself because of pressure in his family. And Vanessa cuts herself a little too deep.

This Book was good. A little slow to start but soon picks up pace as it goes. You really start to see these three main characters change and grow close to eachother as the story progresses. I think, It really makes you start to see the other side of Teens who drive themselves to do things frowned upon in society. And if your looking for a book, with an unexpected ending, this might just be the book for you.

I rate this book: 3.5/5

Crank ( Ellen Hopkins) REVIEW

Posted: November 17, 2011 by allybabyphat in Uncategorized

By, Ally (allybabyphat)

Crank is a book, written in poetry form, about a high-schooler named Kristina, who is a good kid until she goes to visit her dad, who she hasn’t seen in years. When she goes there for the summer, she finds love for a boy, and. . .substance.

This is a simply AMAZING book, about a good girl’s struggle with meth. I thought this book displays everything so well, you feel all her emotions, as she looks for love, drugs, and people who will accept her. I especially find the ending tasteful, as this book definitely delivers the unexpected, even though the clues are all right there.

I rate this book: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Maze Runner

Posted: November 17, 2011 by brittany012 in Uncategorized

Maze Runner is a good book because they express the details so much throughout the book. There might be… wierd things in it but, over all, I liked this book!