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'The Mountain Between Us' by Charles Martin

"The Mountain Between Us" by Charles Martin

★★ Stranded in the wilderness of Utah, two strangers struggle to survive and grow to depend upon—even love—each other while helping the other get over their emotional baggage. How the author sets up the situation is ridiculous and pretty implausible, but I don’t mind that as much as the boring writing and weird romance. When Martin writes, his sentences all...

Audience: Adults | Genre: Fiction

'Blankets' by Craig Thompson

"Blankets" by Craig Thompson

★★★★★ This graphic novel serves as a sort of memoir for author Craig Thompson, who hails from the Marathon area himself. It follows his childhood and describes how the people and circumstances of his life shaped his views of religion, love, and art. The story itself is gripping, and other young people are sure to recognize some of the scenes and emotions Thompson...

Audience: Adults, Teens | Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novels, Biography And Memoir

'The Lunar Chronicles' by Marissa Meyer

"The Lunar Chronicles" by Marissa Meyer

★★★★★ The Lunar Chronicles is a four book series written by Marissa Meyer. It takes place in the future, but with a fairytale twist. It is the year 126 t.e. (126th year of third era), and earth has taken on some changes, including; turning injured people into cyborgs for the sake of life, hovers (cars that fly!), netscreens (cellphones), and even little robots...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction

'Maybe a Fox' by Kathi Appelt, Alison McGhee

"Maybe a Fox" by Kathi Appelt, Alison McGhee

★★★★★ A compelling and emotional (almost depressing) novelette about two sisters. Plus a semi plot involving a boy and his older brother. It's the type of book that has you wanting to get to the end and see how everything turns out. Maybe books make you cry all the time, or maybe you think crying is for weaklings, but no matter who you are this book will tug on...

Audience: Children, Tweens | Genre: Fiction

'The Waterborn' by J. Gregory Keyes

"The Waterborn" by J. Gregory Keyes

★★★★ Overall, the book, "The Waterborn" by J. Gregory Keyes was very interesting and unique. The book had a pretty slow start up till the third chapter, then it got a lot better. Some of the content wasn't very appropriate for anyone less than sixteen, but it was an adult book. Some of the good things about this book was that it was a completely different way of...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'Warriors: Twilight' by Erin Hunter

"Warriors: Twilight" by Erin Hunter

★★★★★ The book Warriors: Twilight is an exceptional book to read. It has action and never gets you bored. The whole book is how Thunderclan and the others are settling in on their new territory. Problems faced in the book give the characters dilemmas. Some of the problems faced is one cat is torn between loyalty to her duty as a medicine cat and the her love....

Audience: Children, Teens, Tweens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

★★★★★ I read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for a summer English project, and I enjoyed every minute of it. A few factors influenced my decision to read the book: it is on the College Board's list of books to read, my mom and Spanish teacher reccommended it, and just as importantly, the cover was really appealing (I know, I know, never...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'The Time Capsule' by Lurlene McDaniel

"The Time Capsule" by Lurlene McDaniel

★★★★ The Time Capsule by Lurlene McDaniel is a great book. I think it's a really good book because of the plot and because of the word choice. The story was also really fantastic because the author did a really nice job of having the reader receive a certain mood or feeling in each and every part of the book. I would say that one good thing I will emphasize...

Audience: Teens | Genre: YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'Twilight' by Stephenie Meyer

"Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer

★★★★ Reading the book Twilight I wasn't able to put it down. The reason I marked this book down from a 5 to 4.5 is because the first chapter seems a little confusing when you are starting. Isabella (Bella) Swan is moving living with her newly married mother to live with her father in the rain town of Forks, Washington that she has always avoided. This story is...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy' by Sonya Sones

"Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy" by Sonya Sones

★★★★ This book is about a girl and what happened when her big sister went crazy. Her sister went crazy and had to go to a mental house. The family would go and visit her but it was really hard for the girl because sometimes her big sister didn't even remember her. All she wanted was her big sister to be normal again but that never happened. Also in the story...

Audience: Teens | Genre: YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager' by Anonymous, Beatrice Sparks

"Annie's Baby: The Diary of Anonymous, a Pregnant Teenager" by Anonymous, Beatrice Sparks

★★★★ It was about this one girl and her name was Annie. She was so in love with a boy name Danny. One day Danny went to ask to go out and they went out. Later on Danny kept on doing bad things to Annie, Annie would have to do it. Annine said that she would do anything for Danny and thats to be by Danny. Annie's mom does not now anything about this and doesn't...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'Harry Potter Series' by J.K. Rowling

"Harry Potter Series" by J.K. Rowling

★★★★★ A boy was raised by his aunt and uncle. They were really mean to him because they did not want Harry (the boy) to be a wizard. Harry did not know he was a wizard until someone, Hagrid, came and got him. He was the gamekeeper at Hogwarts. Harry arrives at Hogwarts. He thinks that he could not be wizard but there were other kids who parents had no magic....

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

'The Clique' by Lisi Harrison

"The Clique" by Lisi Harrison

★★★★ This book was amazing! It was something I could really relate to. It had good details. The book was about Claire who moves into Massie's guest House. Massie is the most popular girl in her school with Alicia, Kristen, and Dylan. Massie doesn't like Claire, so then Massie steals Claire's new best friend. Claire strikes back to get revenge on Massie. This...

Audience: Teens | Genre: Fiction, YA Fiction With Adult Appeal

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

★★★★★ This is the companion book to "If I Stay".  This story picks up a couple of years after the first book ends and is told from the point of view of Mia's former boyfriend, Adam, who is now a rock star.  This story tells the aftermath of Mia's choice from the end of "If I Stay". There are sometimes no words for a book where at the end all you can...

Audience: Teens
Genre: Fiction

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