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Book reviews written by teens in Marathon County! Feel free to add comments and add to any of the reviews posted below.

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'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, 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, 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, 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: 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, 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: 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 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, 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, Fiction With Adult Appeal

How to Raise a Successful Reader

Reading is a developmental process that every child reaches at their own pace. Not every six year-old is ready to learn to read, while some four year-olds are. Early reading instruction is something that most parents do naturally by reading to their children on a regular basis and inviting them to handle books.  By doing this, young children learn that...

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