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Teen Picks: “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

What is it about? “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

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Teen Picks: “Ordinary Beauty” by Laura Weiss

Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess

What is it about? How can you make someone love you when they won’t?

And what if that person happens to be your mother?

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Teen Picks: “Dead Rules” by Randy Russell

Dead Rules by Randy Russell

What is it about? When high school junior Jana Webster dies suddenly, she finds herself in Dead School, where she faces choices that will determine when she, a Riser, will move on, but she strives to become a Slider instead, for the chance to be with the love of her life–even if it means killing him. SUMMARY PROVIDED BY GOODREADS.COM

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up? Absolutely terrible! The plot could have been good; amazing even. However, Randy Russell wouldn’t know a good plot if it were thrown in her face. Gosh! I have never read such a bad book in my entire life. I’m officially scarred.

I picked it up ’cause I’m stupid.

Star Rating:  Ughhhhh.

I would suggest this for: Twilight fans

Name: Tehreem C, Grade 8

Thanks for the review Tehreem!



Teen Picks: “The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories” by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff 

What is it about?

From acclaimed YA authors Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff comes The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories.

- A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck.

- Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing.

- A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream).

These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction.

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Teen Picks: “The Age of Miracles” by Karen Thompson Walker

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

What is it about? What if the apocalypse happened and you didn’t find out until the next day? What if this is the type of disaster is the kind that you cannot feel? You can’t hear it or smell it coming, like animals can before a storm. You are rendered defenseless by this invisible phenomenon, forced to watch and wait for the effects to reach you. What if the Earth’s rotation slowed until the daytime hours lasted weeks and the night hours lasted just as long. Eleven-year-old Julia could tell you first-hand what this feels like. Read More..


Teen Picks: “Flipped” by Wendelin Van Drannen

Flipped by Wendelin Van Drannen

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. That’s pretty much the pattern for these two neighbors until the eighth grade, when, just as Juli is realizing Bryce isn’t as wonderful as she thought, Bryce is starting to see that Juli is pretty amazing. Read More..

Teen Picks: “Skip Beat” by Yashiki Nakamara

Title: Skip Beat!
Author: Yashiki Nakamara

What is it about? It is about a girl who tries to make it into the talent world and get revenge on the guy that ditched her.

What did you think of it & why did you pick it up?  I loved it!!!!!!!! I picked it up because is my other manga book it had a page advertising it so I thought I would read it.

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

I would suggest this for: Anyone who likes manga

Name: Megan D.  6th grade


Teen Picks: “Imaginary Girls” by Nova Ren Suma

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma

What is it about? Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes left floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby. But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns to town two years later, deadly surprises await. Read More..

Teen Picks: ” Nightlight: A Parody” by The Harvard Lampoon

Nightlight: A Parody by The Harvard Lampoon

What is it about? Belle Goose has self-exiled herself from her home in Arizona. Moving to Switchblade seems like quite the drag, until she meets nerdy boy Edwart Mullen, whom she believes to be a vampire. Read More..

Teen Picks: “Fruit Basket” by Natsuki Takaya

Fruit Basket by Natsuki Takaya

What is it about? The Sohma’s family curse… Read More..