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Teen Picks: Believe by Justin Bieber

Believe by Justin Bieber

What kind of music is it? its pop music

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up: I like justin bieber so I saw it and I was like omg this is the best thing in the world

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

I would suggest this for: teenagers who like pop music

Reviewed by: Destini, 7th grade, LMCMS

Thanks for the review Destini!


Teen Picks: “Glass Houses” by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

What is it about? This series is a new take on vampires living with humans in their own confined town in Texas. Founder Amelie a long time Vampire Queen struggles to accept human rights. Early admission college student Claire Danvers struggles to find herself, gain independence and stay safe in the danger ridden town. Read More..


Teen Picks: Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

What is it about ? A teenage boy who finds his 8th period teacher is the person to talk to about his most recent troubles.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up? I thought it was great, but I read all of Chris Crutcher’s books. This one happens to be the newest release by Chris Crutcher.

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

I would suggest this for: teenage boys

Reviewed by Matthew, 9th Grade



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.!


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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Teen Picks: “Charly’s Epic Fiascos” by Kelli London

Charly’s Epic Fiascos by Kelli London 

What is it about?
Charly St. James is a famous television star that is living it up in the Big Apple…Or, at least, she will be. If she can escape from Bridgette, her lazy mother who steals all her money to spend gambling, and get to New York City in time to be cast in the auditions for a new reality T.V. show. Seems a little impossible, right? Not for Charly. She is game for anything if it means achieving her dreams. Even if it includes leaving behind all her friends and her sister Stormy, getting her money stolen countless times, crashing a car, sneaking into an audition, and overall turning her life into one, big fiasco!

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Teen Picks: “Divergent” by Veronica Roth

 Divergent by Veronica Roth

What is it about? In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

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Teen Picks: “Forever…” by Judy Blume

Forever by Judy Blume

What is it about? Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year’s Eve party. They’re attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they’ve decided their love is forever, they make love.

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