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Teen Picks: Survivalcraft for iPad

Survivalcraft (for iPad) 

What kind of game is it and what is it about? Building things with blocks. Animals can be made with eggs. Things or animals can be destroyed. The built space can be made available for other people/players to visit it.

What did you think of it?: It is fun to build things. I can be creative. It is easy to use it.

Star Rating 4stars It was really good. I’ve already told my friends about it.

I would suggest this for: Most ages

Review by: Chloe, 6th grade, Southwest Middle School

Thanks for the review, Chloe! 

Teen Picks: “Operation Yes” by Sarah Lewis Holmes

Operation Yes by Sarah Lewis Holmes

What is it about or what kind of music is it? A group of kids create an operation to help their favorite teacher. Her method of teaching is to always say yes. Read More..

Teen Picks: “Fablehaven” by Brandon Mull

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

What is it about or what kind of music is it? A boy and a girl go on adventures in their grandpa’s woods. They meet magical creatures.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up? It was assigned as a book club read and I think it is very action filled.

Star Rating: 5 Stars for rating the book It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: Fantasy Readers

Review by: Caleb J, 7th grade

Thanks for the review, Caleb! 

Teen Picks: Warhawk for Playstation 3

Warhawk for Playstation 3

What is it about? It’s about dogfighting, (with planes not dogs) assaulting with tanks, and infantry skirmishes! So, basically its just a great game.

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Teen Picks: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chobsky


The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

What is it about or what kind of music is it? This beautifully written novel is about the life of a teenager in high school discovering who he is and who he wants to be. Read More..

Teen Picks: “The Lucky” One by Nicholas Sparks

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

What is it about? The Lucky One is a great novel about how far you would go in the sake of love. Former Marine, Logan Thibault, travels cross country to find a woman he knows nothing about, he only has a picture of her and is convinced it’s his lucky charm and would like to thank her. The unexpected turn of events of this book keeps the reader on edge and unwilling to put the book down.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up? I thought it was great! It did not take me long to finish! I picked it up because I am a Nicholas Sparks fanatic and would like to read all of his books.

Star Rating: 5 Stars for rating the book It was awesome! Everyone should check this out!

I would suggest this for: Anyone who likes romance novels with a bit of a twist

Thanks for the review, Kylie F.!

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Teen Picks: Castle the Television Series

What is it about? Castle is a series about a famous writer who shadows a detective and helps her solve murders.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up? I have heard many great things about is series and I just thought I could give it a try. I really enjoyed it because it had a little bit of everything! Read More..

Teen Picks: Mean Girls the Movie

Mean Girls written by Tina Fey, directed by Mark Waters, starring Tina Fey and Lindsay Lohan

What is it about?  Its about a girl who moves to America and befriends the ”mean girls” of the school. She also makes friends with the Mean Girls’ worst enemies who ask her to spy on the Queen Bee mean girl. Eventually after hanging out with the Mean Girls too much she starts to become one of them. And the story continues… Read More..

Teen Picks: “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Draanen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

What is it about?  Flipped is a romance told in two voices. The first time Juli Baker saw Bryce Loski, she flipped. The first time Bryce saw Juli, he ran. Read More..

Teen Picks: “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” by John Green & David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

What is it about? One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

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