Reviews of Teen Books

CLAMP
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

Probably the first manga I actually got in to (other than Pokemon!).
Very good first book. I immediately was drawn into the storyline and eagerly read the next book. I was surprised how big it was...I guess I didn't know I was getting the omnibus edition! (all it said was Cardcaptor Sakura Book 1...<^.^').

The basic storyline is that a 4th grader named Sakura Kinomoto walks into her father's library and finds a mysterious book titled "The Clow". Upon opening it, a strange but cute creature comes out who says his name is Cerberus.

Sakura decides to call him, cutely, Kero-chan. Kero is surprised to find that all the cards residing in the Clow book have disappeared. Kero immediatly makes Sakura a Cardcaptor-kind of like a magical girl, but this girl (or boy in Syaoran's case) collects Clow Cards.

I have never seen the anime (mostly because I don't like the anime plot as much) but I enjoyed the manga a lot. The characters are very loveable.Sakura's rival, Syaoran Li, is probably my all-time favorite character now. I admit, I did not like him when I had only read the first book. Believe me, if you feel the same way after reading this book, you will definitely fall in love with him by the end of the series (by the end of the series I mean reading the first series AND the second series [Cardcaptor Sakura: Master of the Clow]). The second series is much more romantically revolved, so I found it much more adorable.

<p>In my opinion, I would give this whole series...10 stars!! (if only...)</p>

Reviewer's Name: Cardcaptor Asu-nyan
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud)
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

I love Anne. She is such a terrific role model for girls young and old. This book is very well written. The story unfolds in a leisurely way with lush descriptions of nature and imagination. I enjoyed how the relationship between Marilla and Anne grew into one of deepest love. Each time I read this book I get something new out of it. This time it was the understanding that achievement means hard work and sacrifice. Simple enough, but not something one necessarily thinks of when stating a lofty ambition. I can't wait to read Anne of Avonlea!

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn
Funke, Cornelia
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

His book is extremly awesome a girls dad is reading to her and whatever he reads comes out the book alive, the girl can read it but the things do not come alive just the dad can read it to make it come alive. I cant tell you anymore you have to check it out... Good luck reading it... Enjoy and thank you

Reviewer's Name: Jillian
Clare, Cassandra
4 stars = Really Good
Review:

A truly unique book with unexpected twists and turns. The main
character--Clay--is very relatable and has strong core values in bravery, acting out of love, value for life, and determination. All in all, this book is a fun, relatable, action-filled, romantic, piece of art!

Reviewer's Name: Haley
Chbosky, Stephen
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

A fantastic read for teens and adults. It's written as letters to an anonymous reader, by a boy who is learning all about life. The boy, Charlie, is shy and emotional and just entering high school, when he meets two people that change his life. It's a great perspective and a very touching story. I recommend reading it before watching the movie!

Reviewer's Name: Cassie
Meyer, Stephenie
4 stars = Really Good
Review:

In this terribly suspenseful novel our heroine moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father. She is in a new high school, and finds herself the center of attention. She only has eyes for the beautiful and mysterious Edward, however. What is his secret? Can he return her love despite his family's history, and the torment of Bella's scent? Also available in Audio Format and as an eBook. Read it and find out!

Reviewer's Name: Kristen
Green, John
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

Great book! The story is about a girl named Hazel who has cancer and she meets a guy named Augustus in a support group. It's a sad story in a way, but it's also story about love and hope. I really liked this book! Keep a box of tissues handy!

Reviewer's Name: Sandy
McNamee, Eoin
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

In this trilogy, the boy Danny leaves his parents to be trained at Wilsons School of Spies--but that wasn't the school his parents thought they were sending him to! As the trilogy progresses, Danny is caught in webs of truth vs. treachery when he is discovered to be the fifth member of the Ring of Five, an evil group of people trying to take over the Upper and Lower Worlds.

Reviewer's Name: Emma S.
Hinton, S. E.
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

The rift between social classes in thirteen-year-old Ponyboy Curtis's world grows stronger each year. He's a greaser, which essentially means that he's a hood, even though he gets excellent grades and his idea of acting out is going to the movie theater without one of his brothers or a buddy. The social elite, known as the socs, hate the greasers and vice-versa. But for Ponyboy he can't quite make the connection for the reason to hate. Not when he meets the pretty and friendly Cherry at a drive-in-theater. Not when he knows his oldest brother Darry would be a soc and have gone on to college if it weren't for the fact that their parents are dead and he's taken on the responsibility to keep the Curtis family together. The difference between the two worlds explodes in Ponyboy's face when he and his best friend are confronted in the park one night by a gang of socs out for blood. Not even Ponyboy can imagine away this horrific turn of events that puts him and Johnny on the run. "The Outsiders" is the very first book ever that I would recommend to every reader, as soon as they hit their teens. It doesn't matter if it's a thirteen-year-old or a sixty-five year old reading it, just so long as they do. S. E. Hinton was published when she was 16 years old and I cannot praise her highly enough. Realistic fiction is difficult enough to master at the best of times let alone when you're only sixteen. Ponyboy's world is tough and gritty and terrifying but it's a place that people need to realize exists.

Reviewer's Name: Carissa
Brooks, Max
4 stars = Really Good
Review:

Just so we're clear on this, zombies totally freak me out. I do read a considerable amount of horror and suspense fiction, but there is something about zombies that just push me into panic (I cannot handle "The Walking Dead"). That being said, this book kept the gross-out factor (the one that gives me the willies whenever I see TWD featured on Sci-Fi magazine) to a minimum, and focused on the world impact, and the human element. This book was about the survivors, how humanity managed to make it through. I really enjoyed it.

Reviewer's Name: Shannon
Rowling, J.K.
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

Wow. All I can say is wow. This book exceeded my wildest expectations. It kept me up till 4 in the morning because I HAD to finish it!

Reviewer's Name: Katie
Colfer, Eoin
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

Eoin Colfer has created a world where Fairy tale creatures exist next to our modern world humans. Artemis is a master mind criminal who discovers his good side. The book is fascinating, captivating and full of humor.

Reviewer's Name: Christiane
Barron, T. A.
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

This book was amazing! It was full of unique twists and turns and provided a really cool version of Merlin. This book keeps you reading and is full of surprises...with magic,magical swords,the horn of life, and surprising twists and turns, i really loved this book.

Reviewer's Name: Caitlyn
Rowling, J.K.
3 stars = Pretty Good
Review:

I finally started reading this series. So far, okay.

Reviewer's Name: Jonah
Green, John
4 stars = Really Good
Review:

It was good. It didn't affect me as deeply as it did to others, but I did like it. The characters were interesting and the story was sad.

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn
Selznick, Brian
5 stars = Bohemian Rhapsody Awesome!
Review:

This book is incredible. The movie's great, too.

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
4 stars = Really Good
Review:

Although it was a bit slow at times, I found this to be a very engaging story that made me feel like I was experiencing the plot with the characters.

Reviewer's Name: vfranklyn

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