Book Reviews

Not sure what to read next?  We love teen books and aren’t afraid to rave about the good ones (or rant about the bad ones).

 

“The Ghost and The Goth” by Stacy Kade

“The Ghost and The Goth” by Stacy Kade

Synopsis from author’s website: Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star…and newly dead. I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t per... Read More »

“Doomed” by Tracy Deebs

“Doomed” by Tracy Deebs

Synopsis via author’s website: Pandora’s just your average teen-glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends—until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Pandora’s Box... Read More »

“The Maze Runner”

“The Maze Runner”

Imagine that you find yourself in a big metal box clanking upward. As you suddenly realize that all you really know about yourself is your name, the door to the box slides open to reveal a group of teenage boys matter-of-factly looking you over and welcoming you to “the Glade.” This is 16-year-old Thomas’s puzzling predicament in this gripping thriller, the first of a trilogy. Thomas is jeered at ... Read More »

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

“The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

I confess that I spent the last hundred or so pages of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS crying nearly nonstop. I’m hesitant to admit that, because it makes the novel sound sad, like a “cancer book.” And as narrator Hazel would say, “cancer books suck.” I wouldn’t want to give the wrong impression of the book — Hazel surely wouldn’t want me to — so let me... Read More »

“Clockwork Princess” by Cassandra Clare

“Clockwork Princess” by Cassandra Clare

In this epic and thrilling final installment in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling series The Infernal Devices, Tessa Gray is forced to make decisions that will not only affect her, but all the Shadowhunters for decades to come. Tessa Gray had never imagined she’d be engaged at the age of 17. Yet there she was, a bride to be. Everything should be perfect. She should be happy. But Tessa finds that marri... Read More »

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