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2013 Teen Summer Reading Reviews

Night, by Elie Wiesel

ISBN: 9780374399979

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This book was about the holocaust in the eyes of Elie Wiesel, a man who survived it. He showed all of his struggles in very good description. You should read this book if you like history or memoir/nonfiction books.



Oh. My. Gods., by Tera Lynn Childs

ISBN: 9780525479420

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Phoebe's mom has a new boyfriend who is from Greece. He asked her to move there with her. Phoebe is having a horrible time already in the tiny house and no computer. she had to leave her town where she was the star of the track team and had a full scholarship to and amazing college. Her dad sends her to a school and Phoebe is not making friends except one girl. She tells her that everyone at the school is a descendant from the Greek gods and has a special power. Phoebe does not have one but goes there because her dad is the principal. Phoebe joins the track team and goes against one boy who always try to be better than her. She is faster in the long run, but he uses his powers to trip her and make her slower. In the end, they actually fall in love and he doesn't try and beat her all the time anymore. The coach sees how fast she is and makes her captain. Phoebe then finds out she's a descendant of Nike, the god of running.



Goddess Girls: Athena The Brain, by Joan Holub

ISBN: 9781416982715

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This book is about Athena, who is a really, really smart girl. She found out that her dad is Zeus and was brought to Mount Olympus Academy. She thought she would have a horrible time, but then she met the "Goddess Girls" and ended up having fun. This book has a lot of Greek mythology, which was why I liked it.



Heartless, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780061566141

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"A" continues to send them texts about Ali's disappearance. Emily travels to an Amish community where she learns about a past life someone close to her is trying to hide; Hannah's father sends her to psychiatric facility as he thinks she's suffering from PTSD. There she meets someone who may have known Ali. Spencer learns the secrets her parents have been hiding that may destroy their family. And Aria steals evidence from the woods that could assist the police. But when a suspect is arrested for not only Ali's murder, but also the murder of someone else (which I didn't see coming), the girls begin to wonder if the new A is really trying to help them or torture them.



Killer, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780061566110

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Moving back and forth between past and present and between the points of view of each of the girls, Killer revolves around the annual school tradition of the flag for the time capsule. Each year, a flag is cut apart, and pieces are hidden around the Rosewood community. Students must follow clues to find the flag pieces, and victors decorate their piece which will go in the time capsule, making them legends in Rosewood Day history. Before Ali disappeared, she had captured part of the flag, but then her piece was stolen. Who stole it? Where is the piece now? How the heck will this reveal anything about the mystery of Ali and A?



Wicked, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780061566073

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The Pretty Little Liars of Rosewood finally have Alison DiLaurentis's murderer behind bars. However, their daily lives have been disrupted, and "A" will stop at nothing to annihilate the girls' lives. Emily can only think about her own personal choice in life, Aria's mom's boyfriend is a little too close with Aria, Hanna's new stepsister is trying to ruin Hanna's life, and lastly, Spencer's grandmother dies, and only leaves her "natural born grandchildren" inheritance, but Spencer doesn't get any. She thinks she might be adopted. Their problem only gets worse when Ian Thomas is trying to prove that he wasn't Ali's murderer. Will they come to a conclusion to their problems? Read Wicked to find out!



The Cat Who Saw Red, by Lillian Jackson Braun

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The Cat Who Saw Red, by Lillian Jackson Braun is one of many books in the The Cat Who captivating mystery series. In this bestseller, Jim Qwilleran; a “prize-winning reporter” and his two Siamese cats; KoKo; a cat with a “talent for solving mysteries” and Yum Yum; a sweet cat “adored by her male companions”, move into a new apartment complex (The Maus Haus). There, nothing is as it seems and Jim soon discovers that things are “amiss” at the house. The building is dedicated to different artists and cooks who all share a passion for “The Arts” but perhaps something more ….. MURDER. As Qwilleran works towards his new job as a gourmet food critic for his paper, puzzling happenings begin to occur at the Haus; A scream in the night, the disappearance of an old girl friend, a missing house boy, an unsolved suicide from the past and a bundle of lies that his neighbors seem to spat about cause a great deal of tension. Jim, KoKo and Yum Yum know that something must be done before this case turns even deadlier, so together they set out for the truth behind the mysteries at The Maus Haus - and to find a murderer! This book is a true mystery with an extraordinary detective team! Jackson Braun’s book is perfect for Cat Lovers who are looking for a thrill and to be wound up in a cold “Who Dun It” case. With advanced vocabulary and beautiful phrases delicately strung together by the skills of the author, The Cat Who Saw Red is a book that you will love just as much as I do!



Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN: 9781400043392

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The protagonist of the story, Kathy, attended a boarding school as a child where the students were taught to believe that they were special and valuable to society. Now an adult, Kathy reflects back to her childhood. Her flashbacks reveal something dark and horrifying about the boarding school. I've heard a lot of hype about the plot of this sci-fi, but when I read it, I felt that the book was written in a confusing manner. It was also disappointing that the plot was very subtle.



A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster

ISBN: 9780553213232

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This is the tale of Lucy Honeychurch, a young girl who wants to escape the constraints of Victorian high society yet still remain favorable in the eyes of her family, friends, and potential suitors. After her experiences in Italy with her tentative chaperone, cousin Charlotte (Maggie Smith in the movie), Lucy returns home to England with a little better idea of what she wants for her life, although she won't get it without some complicated lying, tears, and of course, kisses. When you're done, the movie version is also great.



The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit, by Lucette Lagnado

ISBN: 9780060822187

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This book is similar to The Namesake in plot and format, but it is the author's own memoir of growing up in Cairo and then going through a tumultuous move to New York. Born to well to do Jewish parents in Cairo, Egypt, Lucette (Loulou) and her family were not prepared to face the hardships that they did first in France and then upon moving to New York when it was clear that it would not be possible for them to stay in their comfortable home in Egypt. Through creating this novel, which serves as both a family history and her own personal journey, Lucette Lagnado uncovers little known history and learns a lot about herself.



The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri

ISBN: 9780395927212

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This novel follows the life of a Bengali couple who immigrated to Boston from India. The first few chapters recount the fictitious, yet very real stories of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli both upon their arrival in Boston and their prior experiences in India. They have two children, Gogol and Sonia, and most of the book follows Gogol as he grows up, struggling with his identity. For some, this novel may seem to move slowly, but has a poignant message that is delivered through beautiful, detailed descriptions.



Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

ISBN: 9781416500407

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For kids who fear the classics, Pygmalion is a great place to start. Most of the book is in play format, except the "Sequel" at the end, which quickly explains the ending of the story. This makes it a relatively quick read that is not hard to understand. When you're done,watch the musical My Fair Lady, which was based on Shaw's book.



Smile, by Raina Telgemeier

ISBN: 9780545132053

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This is a short, quick read. It is a graphic novel about Rain, who falls and knocks her two front teeth out. She has to get braces a lot, and headgear. She even gets a retainer with fake teeth.She is very embarrassed and has to deal with all the laughter at school.



Unbelievable, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780060887414

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In this book, Hannah finally figures out who "A" is. After getting a hold of all her friends to meet her so she can tell them who "A" is, she runs out in the middle of the street and gets hit by a car who we think is "A" since the car drives off without stop to make sure she is okay. The ambulance is called and there is a big scene. After getting out of her coma, her friends come to visit her to try to find out who "A" is. But since this accident happened, the memory of "A" left her mind. Emily gets sent to Iowa to live with her strict relatives since her parents don't trust or want her anymore. Spencer, at last minute, took her sisters previous report and turned it in to her teacher as her own. What she didn't know, is that the report was going to be selected as the "Golden Orchard" award winner. Aria finds out that her fathers girlfriend is pregnant and after her moms & dads divorce finalizes, he will soon be married to his girlfriend. R



Perfect, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780060887360

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Perfect by Sara Shepard is about 5 friends and one if them (Ali) recently died. The girls are all still thinking about Ali's murder and who it is. They are also trying to figure out who A is. A keeps sending them texts that have clues on who Ali's murder was. Spencer stole her sisters paper and she is getting a golden apple award. She also finds out something big about herself that makes her think some crazy thoughts. Emily doesn't do something A says to and a big secret of hers get found out. Her parents threaten to send her off to her aunts house on a farm. Hanna's friendship with Mona is getting worse and Mona dis-invites her to her huge birthday party. Hanna is also starting to gain the weight she lost again. Lastly, Aria, is getting back with Ezra and one night when they are hanging out the police come and arrest Ezra for "dating" his student. Her and Sean are "back together." Everything gets pretty crazy at the end of the book.



Flawless, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780060887339

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In flawless the girls,Hanna,Emily,Aria,and spencer attend to Ali's funeral. None of them can believe that there friends body was found.The police decided to reopen the case and question the 4 friends first. the girls admit that they have been receiving texts and emails from "A". Spencer feels like she is in a constant competition with her sister. Hanna is dealing with finding out that her dad is engaged and his fiances daughter is her enemy. Emily doesn't know what she feels towards her new friend maya so she decides to avoid maya and soon enough ends up on a date with someone she never would of even considered. Aria tries to get over her feelings for her teacher while realizing her parents problem isn't going away as she thought it would. Even though they have these problems "A" continues to send them texts and emails, and now "A" has been leaving a few notes in the girls lockers and textbooks.



Vanishing Act, by John Feinstein

ISBN: 9780375835926

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Vanishing Act by John Feinstein is the sequel to last shot. It was a great book. The whole time I wanted to just keep reading it. It is about two young writers, Stevie and Susan Carol, who had previously won a writing contest to see and write about the final four basketball tournament. Now they are in New York to write about the U.S. Open tennis tournament. At one of the early matches they were about to watch, an announcer came on the P.A. system and said that one of the players in the match, Nadia, had vanished. They find out she was kidnapped, and try to solve the mystery of who kidnapped her. You should read this book if you like sports, suspense, or mystery.



5,000 Awesome Facts, by National Geographic Kids

ISBN: 978-1426310492

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This book is a giant book filled with 5,000 facts. It looks like a kids book on the cover, but it is actually more for people my age. There are cool facts about countries, languages, music, tv, animals, and electronics. This book makes you want to keep reading so you can learn more amazing facts!



Last Shot, by John Feinstein

ISBN: 9780375831683

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this book is about 2 kids who get chosen to be reporters at the final four. they are so excited and get to meet famous college basketball players and coaches. before the first final four game, they overhear a guy talking to MSU's best player. he said that they have to win the first game and lose the championship or else he will ruin his career and will not be able to play in the NBA. he blackmailed him. the 2 reporters try and stop the blackmail and save the basketball player. read the book and see if they save him and MSU!



Chomp, by Carl Hiaasen

ISBN: 9780375868429

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Wahoo's dad, Mickey, is an animal wrangler, and the backyard of their Everglades home is crawling with gators, snakes, monkeys, and other wild creatures. Unfortunately, Mickey hasn't been able to work since he was injured in a freak accident (a dead iguana fell on his head), and money has been a little tight. So, despite his injuries, Mickey decides to take a job with a reality TV show called Expedition Survival, but he's going to need Wahoo's help. Dealing with deadly animals like a 12-foot-long alligator is hard enough. Throw in an out-of-control host and a crazed gunman, and Wahoo's not sure anyone will survive this survival show!You should read this book if you have read another Carl Hiassen books because it is just as funny and suspenseful as the others.



Scat, by Carl Hiaasen

ISBN: 9780375834868

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Scat is an amazing and funny book. It is full of action and suspense. A school's teacher mysteriously goes missing on a field trip in the woods. When she disappeared, there was a "wild fire". The wild fire was actually a fire set by an oil company who was illegally drilling oil in the woods. They didn't want people to see them so they set a fire. Anyway, two kids try to find out what happened to their teacher. They brake into her house, investigate in the woods, and question people, including the oil company, who they caught. Find out what happened to their teacher and read Scat!!



Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

ISBN: 9780060929879

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Brave New World is an interesting science fiction book. Set in the future, all humans are genetically engineered and scientifically bred to maintain a state of perfection in society. Entertaining and descriptive, this book will make you think about what life would be like if everything was so strictly controlled.



Night School , by C. J. Daugherty

ISBN: 978-0-06-219385-8

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Allie Sheridan Gets arrested 3 times. And is sent to a boarding school she has never heard of. She soon finds out that only kids only go to the boarding school ( cimmeria ) because their parents did. But Allie's parents didn't. She finds out things that she never knew before. Finds out secrets and deals with lies. Who can she trust? read this book. This book was beyond fabulous! I just loved it and couldn't put it down. I can't believe I just heard of it because I found out C.J Daugherty just finished her fifth book in the series!! Wow! This book is Wow! I can't wait to read the second book " night school legacy" this series is a Must must MUST read :)!! I give the rating a 500,000,000 but since it doesn't go that far its a 5.



On Pointe, by Lorie Ann Grover

ISBN: 9781416978268

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This book is about Clare, who has spent her whole life training to become a member of City Ballet Company. She sacrificed free time and friends to reach her goal. Just before the auditions, Clare had a growth spurt and now she is taller then everyone. Clare goes to the audition and is scared. You should read this book if you are a dancer, or if you just like chick lit.



Brigands M.C., by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340989036

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Every CHERUB agent comes from somewhere, Dante Scott still has nightmares about the death of his family, brutally killed by a biker gang. When Dante joins James and Lauren on a mission to infiltrate Brigands Motorcycle Club, he's ready to use everything he's learned to get revenge on the people who killed his family.



Man vs. Beast, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340911693

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Every day thousands of animals die in laboratory experiments. Some say these experiments provide essential scientific knowledge, while others will do anything- ANYTHING- to prevent them. James and Lauren Adams are stuck in the middle.



Mad Dogs, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340911716

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The British underworld is ruled by gangs. When two of them start a turf war,violence explodes on the streets. The Police need information fast and James Adams has the contacts to infiltrate the most dangerous gang of all.



The General, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340931844

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The world's largest urban warfare training compound, Fort Reagan, stands in the desert near Las Vegas. Ten CHERUB agents and 40 British commandos are sent to battle an entire American Battalion. But the British have a few tricks up their sleeve, and with a leader with particular dislike for Americans, this war game becomes one of the best ever fought.



The Sleepwalker, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340931837

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An airliner explodes over the Atlantic leaves 345 dead. Crash inspectors suspect terrorism, but have no evidence to back-up their theory. A highly distressed 12-year-old calls a police hotline and blames his father for the explosion. It could be a breakthrough, but the child has a background of making stories up to get attention. Lauren Adams and Jake Parker are sent to befriend this boy and find out more info about the plane crash.



The Fall, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340911709

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When an MI-5 mission goes disastrously wrong, James Adams must escape Russia. When he manages to get back to CHERUB campus, he learns that he's not allowed on missions until the situation with the 2 undercover MI-5 agents who had been killed is resolved. Meanwhile, Lauren Adams goes on a mission to uncover a brutal human trafficking operation.



Divine Madness, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9781442413641

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When British Intelligence uncovers a link between a terrorist group known as Help Earth and a religious cult known as The Survivors, James Adams is sent to Australia to infiltrate The Survivors. As James slowly moves up the importance ladder to become a student at the highly exclusive religious school in a deserted area of the Australia Outback,he has to maintain his focus to distance himself from the mind-control techniques used by the cult.



The Killing, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9781416924593

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When small-time crook Leon Tarasov runs into big money, James Adams is tasked with the mission to find out where it came from. But when James finds more information about the truth, it seems the only person who can help is a reclusive 18 year old boy who died more than a year earlier.



Maximum Security, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780689877810

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In one of the most daring CHERUB missions ever, James Adams has to go undercover inside Arizona Maximum security Jail to find the FBI's second-most-wanted criminal, Jane Oxford through her newly found son. He must befriend him, and bust him out. But will James be able to make the getaway without being caught, or will he be sent back to High-Security jail?



The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot

ISBN: 9780061479939

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This series is definitely one of my favorite series!The first book is about Mia, a high school girl living in Manhattan with her mom. Her dad died when she was little. She is sort of unpopular at her school and has a huge crush on one of the popular boys. One day her mom tells her that her dad was the king of Genovia and Mia was in line to be queen. People start pretending to be her friend so they can be in magazines and on tv too. The boy she has a crush on asks her to the dance and she falls for it. He asked the paparazzi to come without telling Mia. When they got the dance, he kissed her and the cameras took a picture. At the end, he told her he just wanted to be famous and did not actually like her. This is the best series and you should read it!



The Last Thing I Remember, by Andrew Klavan

ISBN: 9781595546074

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It's a story about a really good guy, a really upright, straight-arrow teenager, Charlie West, who goes to sleep one night and wakes up tied to a chair being tortured by terrorists. He has no idea how it happened or why or what they want. All he knows that he's got to escape. I recommend this to everyone. Seriously- Read this book.



America 1933, by Michael Golay

ISBN: 9781439196014

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If you enjoy American history, then this book is for you. It follows the journey of a reporter who travels across the US to retrieve information on how ordinary citizens are holding up in the Great Depression. Interesting to read and easy to understand, this is a great read.



Shadow Wave, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780340956472

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In the exciting last book of the 12 part series, James Adams is asked to go on a mission to guard the governor of many islands near Thailand.Kyle Blueman makes him aware of the damage he has done to the villages that had been on the islands for hundreds of years, sending bulldozers to knock down villages, replacing them with luxury hotels. When retired CHERUB agent, Kyle Blueman comes up with a plan of his own, James must decide between loyalty to his oldest friend, and loyalty to CHERUB.



Confessions of a Teen Nanny, by Victoria Ashton

ISBN: 9780060731731

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This was a really good, funny book. It was about a 16 year old girl who is the nanny of Emma, and 8 year old girl. Emma is rich and spoiled and has gotten her past 5 nannies fired. She is very hard to handle. This book tells a lot of funny stories that happened while she was Emma's nanny.



I can't Keep my own secrets , by Smith Magazine

ISBN: 9780061726842

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This was really good. Not my favorite. Might be better for older teens. This book is a memoir but with 90 different authors. Read this book if you are interested in memoirs.



Shark Girl , by Kelly Bingham

ISBN: 9780763632076

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This book was so amazing that I finished in less than 5 days!! This book is about a girl who loses her arm from a shark while swimming, and faces the disabilities she has. She loves art and is a great artist but will she be able to get accepted to a art school with one arm?



Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan, by Hildi Kang

ISBN: 978-1933718781

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Chengli joins a Silk Road Caravan in an attempt to find information about his father's death. However, the caravan becomes much more dangerous when a young princess joins it with her royal servants and presents for when she will be getting married. Chengli had followed the haunting spirit wind's calling, but had no idea what was going to happen on this journey.



Enclave, by Ann Aguirre

ISBN: 9780312650087

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New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is extremely short. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been destroyed by the Freaks, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, Deuce must learn to survive in daylight--guided by Fade's memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. Excellent for Hunger Games fans.



The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater

ISBN: 9780545224901

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As November nears, the fierce water horses surge out of the sea onto the beach at Thisby. Tourists flock to the island as the locals try to capture and train the dangerous capaill uisce (water horses) for the Scorpio Races. Four-time champion Sean Kendrick lives to ride his stallion and knows well how deadly the races are, but this year he has even more than his life at stake. Puck Connolly lost her parents to the capaill uisce a year earlier. Afraid of losing her older brother to the mainland and her family home to the lender, she signs up to race on her own mare. As the first woman ever to enter, she’s met with hostility -- until she forges an unlikely friendship with her rival, Sean. I recommend this book to everyone!



Legend, by Marie Lu

ISBN: 9780399256752

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Legend is about two warring countries, the eastern Colonies and the western Republic. The Republic's 15 year old prodigy, June Iparis, sets out to find the country's most wanted criminal, Day, after her brother is found dead on the scene of one of his crimes. With Day on the run once more, June's quest, and the seemingly endless battle between the Colonies and the Republic, this book kept me reading NONSTOP. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the Alex Rider,Hunger Games, or Cherub series and anyone else looking for a great book. A must read.



The Recruit, by Robert Muchamore

ISBN: 9780689877797

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The first book to the CHERUB series, an epic beginning to the 12 book series,shows the harsh journey of James Adams as he tries to get into the CHERUB campus. A brilliantly written series with surprise twists and heart-stopping missions, I've got to say the CHERUB series is one of the best. I recommend it to any fan of action-packed books.



Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780060887308

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I adore the Pretty Little Liars series. Each book is suspenseful and scary, but also contains romance and secrets that make the books a perfect mix of mystery, thriller, and realistic fiction. These books keep the reader on the edge as the four main characters try to figure out who murdered their best friend and who is stalking them. I recommend this book to all people, regardless of what genre of books they enjoy.



The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

ISBN: 9780439023481

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This book is SO entertaining I could never put it down. I have seen the movie but nothing can beat this. Suzanne Collins adds so much detail, it just makes you want to read more. My favorite character is Katniss Everdeen, she is so determined to win the Hunger Games and to get back to her family in district 12. This book is the best book I have ever read! I recommend this book to everyone!



The Kissing Booth, by Beth Reekles

ISBN: 9780385378680

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I thought that this book was super cheesy at parts, but, overall it was really good. It had funny parts and serious parts. The characters and wording made me laugh, smile, and sympathize with the main characters; it drew me in. It was a romance about a girl who kisses the bad boy/player at a kissing booth. I would recommend it for girls 14 & up.



Tintin, by Herge

ISBN: 9780316359405

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Tintin books are graphic novels about a detective named Tintin who solves mysteries along with his dog, Snowy. These books are easy and quick reads, but they really make you think. The mysteries are sometimes hard to solve but it is a very good series of books.



The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger

ISBN: 9780316769532

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This book is by far one of my favorites. The protagonist is a 16 year old boy named Holden Caulfield, who is severely depressed. The book begins with him telling the audience that he's been kicked out of yet another boarding school just before Christmas break. He leaves early, realizing that there's nothing left at Pencey for him, and takes a train to New York City. The book is narrated by Holden himself, and it's him recounting his tales of New York. It's a classic book, and it's an important book. It's about a kid who no one pays attention to, someone who's lonely and all he wants is a friend. The book isn't for everyone, you have to really open your mind and try to relate to Holden, because to many people he's not exactly likeable in most respects. If you look past the image he creates for himself he's really a good person. You should read it.



Crushed, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780062199713

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This was an amazing, action packed, scary book. It was actually one of my favorite pretty little liars books. It had so much information and new secrets. In this book, the pretty little liars say that they are going to find out who A is. They start a list of people and start investigating. They agree that Ali is still alive and is A, and Noel is her secret helper. Aria is heartbroken because Noel is her boyfriend. At the prom, Noel and aria leave and aria starts questioning Noel. Noel tried to kill her, and the next day, they found Noel's dead body in the school storage shed. The last paragraph in the book was a message from A saying that they got tricked into believing Noel was helping A and he has nothing to do with it. This book was awesome, and so was the series. If you are a middle school girl who likes chick lit, suspense, or mystery, you should read this series!



Peanut , by Ayun Halliday & Paul hoppe

ISBN: 978-0-375-86590-9

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The hardest thing about a peanut allergy is remembering to stay vigilant. especially if you don't actually have one. Sadie just started a new high school. And she wanted change. She noticed how people with disabilities and allergies become popular and get more attention. Therefore, she fakes a allergy. And for a while it all is okay. She gains popularity and attention. But here's the thing: When you've created a fake allergy, one little lie can become a great mess. This book was so good I couldn't put it down! Even for one second! This is a MUST read.



The lost girl , by Sangu Mandanna

ISBN: 978-0-06-208231-2

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Amarra is living someone else's life. Its her job. If she fails she is to be killed. She was created by people called Weavers. The Weavers forced Amarra to live another persons life. The Weavers want to be able to prove that they are able to transfer the human soul from one body to another. But wait, Amarra has to, with no exceptions, copy another girls injuries. Is she up for that risk? will she choose to die instead of staying alive? will she accomplish the weavers goal? Read the book to find out.



Suicide Notes , by Michael Thomas Ford

ISBN: 9780060737559

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Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford is humorous and very sad. Suicide notes is about a young teen-aged boy named Jeff who finds himself in the crazy people hospital on new years day. He is forced to stay in the hospital for 45 days. It was for his trial. He didn't know why he was at the hospital. he knew he was perfectly fine, perfectly normal. The last thing he wanted to do was spend 45 days with a bunch of crazy people. This book reveals who Jeff really is and why he really was in the hospital. This book is a must read. if you are interested to find out what he discovers about himself check out this book!



Looking for Alaska, by John Green

ISBN: 9780142412213

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This is a wild and intense book. I personally didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed The Fault in Our Stars, Green's newer book; however, it was a quick, fast paced read that was raw and well written.



BZRK, by Michael Grant

ISBN: 9781606843123

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This was one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read. Books by Michael Grant are never a disappointment. It was about a war for control of the human mind. There are people who want the world to become their type of utopia. Against them in the war is an organization called BZRK, who don't want this new utopia. At first, I thought the book was confusing, but by the end, i really enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to teens (either boys or girls) who like science fiction/action/thriller stories.



Hibi Chouchou, by Morishita Suu

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I really liked this book. It was a manga about a quiet girl who seemed untouchable from the class's point of view. It was short, but it was really interesting and gripping. I would recommend it for girls around 12 or 13 years old who are looking for a short, easy story.



Pretty Little Liars, by Sara Shepard

ISBN: 9780060887308

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This is an amazing, scary, and great book. It is also an amazing series. 5 girls are having a sleepover and Ali goes outside and never returns. they think she ran away, but she actually was killed. They start getting scary texts from someone named A, who they think is Ali's ghost, but is really a stalker who watches their every move and threatens them. They don't know who it is. In the series, they try to figure out who A is and who killed Ali. This series can get really scary, creepy, but is also a great series.



The Clique, by Lisi Harrison

ISBN: 9780316027533

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This book is a good book for girls in middle school. It is about a girl who moves to Westchester and tries to fit in with the Pretty Committee, the most popular girls at Octavian Country Day School. You should read this book if you like chick-lit books and if you like big series. The series has a lot of books in it.



Twilight , by Stephenie Meyer

ISBN: 9780316160179

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is a fictional-fantasy, romance and vampire themed story. Twilight follows the life of a young teenage girl named Bella Swan who moves to Forks, Washington and slips into a twisted love life with a mysterious seemingly young boy, Edward Cullen. Bella soon discovers that Edward is actually an 104-year old vampire and gets caught in his fantasy like life. However this isn’t at all a fairytale. Bella must; dodge attacks from other vampires (including one specific vampire who chose to dedicate himself to hunting Bella down) and learn to accept and connect to her vampire lover. This fast paced story includes lots of twists and turns and expresses the dedication and love between a once normal girl and the vampire who just wants to protect her. This is a large but well written book that I recommend for both genders of adolescents 13 and over.