Thursday, June 21, 2012

Teen Review Winners Round 1!

Congratulations to our first set of Winners!  These teens will be notified and will receive a set of earbuds in a nice zippered colored pouch.  Keep the reviews coming!

If you are interested in reading one of these great books, just click on the image for a full description!

Sweep: Vol. 1 (Sweep, #1-3)
I loved it.  It was kind of slow but it was good.  I like the good partnership of romance and magic.  I really don't like Bree with all her jealousy and hate. 
(Ethan, Grade 7, Western)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)In The Hunger Games there is a harsh government we can only imagine.  There are twelve districts plus the capitol.  To prove the capitol can do whatever they want, every year each district is forced to give a boy and a girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  In other words, to fight to the death on live TV.  Katniss Everdeen a sixteen year old girl lives alone with her mother and twelve year old sister Prim.  Ever since their father died Katniss has been the head of the family.  For a long time her family was on the brink of survival.  When Prim is picked for the Hunger Games, Katniss immediately takes her place.  She is forced to leave her family knowing she might not come back.  When Katniss gets to the arena she can only hope to survive.  When other people are hunting her one choice can make the difference between life and death. 

In my opinion, The Hunger Games is a must read.  It is full of love and tragedy.  It is also a page-turner that will leave you wanting more.  You would be crazy not to read this book. 
(Hannah, Grade 7, Western)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)I found that this book is amazing.  It is filled with action and excitement.  I think it’s the best in the series.  I like how everything bad in the book happens to Harry and his friends.  It is very amazing how Harry can manage a freaky lying reporter and Lord Voldemort’s return.  At least everything is good for Harry in the end. 
(Dominic, Grade 6, St. Joan of Arc)

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)Great book and it was the type of book I have been looking for.  I will hopefully be able to read the rest of the trilogy and any together books Lauren DeStefano has written.  I would suggest this to anyone looking for a book about genetically altered humans, or a book about captivity. 
(Sarah, Grade, School)

Tellos, Vol.1A story where a boy’s dream world is real and he goes there when is in a coma.  A great tale of light and dark, good and evil, and hero and villain. 
(Aaron, Grade 10, Kokomo High School)

Tellos, Vol.1A universal book about someone  [who] dreams to his liking, making it his own little world to explore and learn.  Most of the dream is due to a concussion in a car crash which caused two deaths except the person alive. Great storyline. Makes the impossible possible.  (Cameron, Grade 11, Kokomo High School)

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)This book was amazing.  It drew me in just by the first paragraph.  Who knew she would fall in love with a fallen angel.  It was like they were destined to be together except for the fact that he was supposed to kill her at first.  Their love and passion for each other is unbreakable.
(Shannon, Grade 9, Kokomo High School)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)This book is perfect.  It shows love for family and friend and slowly connects two strangers together to lovers.  It’s a perfect book/trilogy for people who get all warm and fuzzy over love stories that have a huge dramatic turn.  In description, I have no words that could explain my love for this book/trilogy.
(Alex, Grade 9, Kokomo High School)

ttyl (Internet Girls, #1) I love this book because it tells about 3 teenagers in their high school years and their lives outside of school.  What I really like about the book is that it’s made into emails.
(Brittany, Grade 9, Kokomo High School)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)A book filled with action mystery, with danger waiting around every corner, and unfolding of a great mystery.  A fast paced book that leaves people wanting more.

(Kody, Grade 9, Eastern High School)

Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps, #1)I love Goosebumps, but somehow I didn’t find Welcome to Dead House as exciting.  I guess it was probably it had the same theme ghost.  Just like another horror book I read if I were to rate it I would give it a three out of five.  I would recommend it for people who like to read the same book twice.
(Daniel, Grade 7, Home Schooled)

The Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur: USA (Secret Agent Jack Stalwart, #1)It was one of the best books I have ever read.  It had a good story.  It made sense.  It wasn’t too easy or too hard, just right.
(Nick, Grade 6, Northwestern)

Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon, #1)This book is filled with adventure and romance.  Galen is a prince of the sirena.  He finds a girl named Emma who is different.  This book is funny and you fall in love with the characters and you won’t want to put this book down.
(Sarah, Grade 9, Western)

The Nature of JadeA heart touching book about a girl with a serious problem who finds relief with elephants…not to soon after she meets Sabastian who completely relieves her stressed life.  With connections, love, drama, this book is about a girl finding what true feelings are. 
(Megan Deck, Grade 10, Western)

The Eye of the HunterThe Eye of the Hunter is about a party of five’s quest to kill an evil beast.  They face many exciting and terrifying adventures before they finally kill it, at the expense of much pain, sorrow, and one of their party members.

This book begins when a previous group of adventurers is trying to kill the beast aforementioned, Stoke.  Stoke is trapped in a glacier with a party member named Urus. Without giving away the ending, I can’t say any more, so why don’t YOU read it and find out.

This book was 601 pages long, and was a slow read, but it was worth the time invested.  It used older grammar, like thou, and thee.  I think that anyone who reads this book has invested their time well, and deserves another visit to the library!
(Donovan, Grade 7, Northwestern)

The Humming RoomThis book is about an orphan girl named Roo who moves into her rich uncle’s house.  She discovers a secret garden…but it is almost completely destroyed.  The “life” in the soil has diminished into a whisper, instead of its usual buzzing hum; hence the name of the book.

Roo and her two new friends, a sick kid and a Faigne (a boy who lives on the river), work to restore this dead garden into a lush one, but about halfway through their job, Roo’s uncle finds out.  It turns out that he was the one who had destroyed the garden, after a tragic event happened there.  He finally warms up to restoring the garden to its former glory though…the rest of the book is for you to read!!

I really enjoyed this book because the author used such wonderful detail, and at the end of every chapter was a really suspenseful cliffhanger.  This was a relatively quick read, only 182 pages.  If you want two or three nights of a great book, I would definitely suggest this one.
(Holly, Grade 7, Northwestern)

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