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Reviews written by Marathon County teens about books and graphic novels for young adults! Feel free to add comments and contribute to any of the reviews posted below.

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MARCH 28, 2012
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
 Rating: Excellent! (5)
The Son Of Neptune  by  Rick Riordan

In this book the main charactor Percy Jackson must save his camp of Roman demigods by defeating an evil army of monsters and unchaining Death himself. This book is based off of Rick Riordan's bestselling "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and is the second book in the series "Heroes of Olympus". I give this book three thumbs up!

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The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

 

Add a comment  (1 comment) posted by Quentin F.

Categories: Book ReviewFantasy Teen Zone

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MARCH 20, 2012
A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song

Rating: Excellent! (5)

This movie is about a stepsister being bossed around by her stepmom, stepsister, and stepbrother. Katie, the main character, is Cinderella in this case. Her stepsister is not talented enough to sing for the Showcase so her stepmother makes her sing for her stepsister or her dreams of going to college are gone. When someone she likes sees that her stepsister is lipsyncing, they think it is actually her singing. Cinderella always ends in a happy ending just like this movie.

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Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Diane Le

Categories: Movie ReviewTeen Zone

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MARCH 14, 2012
Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, And Algebra by Wendy Lichtman

Rating: Good (4)

Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, And Algebra  by  Wendy Lichtman

What should you do if you know about a possible murder? Well, just ask Tess. She knows all about this stuff. Her mom's friend's wife died in their very own car. Trying to use mathematics to solve the equation to the death, she learns that math can result in many different solutions. Trusting people is hard for Tess in this book. Having to courage to go behind her mom's back for good, she tells few people about the murder that may be able to help. What equation will be the right equation?

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Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, And Algebra by Wendy Lichtman

 

Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Diane L.

Categories: Book ReviewMystery

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MARCH 8, 2012
Fame (DVD)

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Fame is about a group of kids going into a school for performing arts. They must audition to get into the school in the first place. The judges are very tough on them when they audition to get into the school. They move on to the freshman year of the school where people are just learning how to deal with the classes and when they meet new people in their school. As they progress through the years, there are more conflicts in their lives with friends and school. When it comes to graduation, who knows what will happen?

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Fame

 

Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Diane L.

Category: Movie Review

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MARCH 8, 2012
Casino Royale (DVD)

Rating: Good (4)

Casino Royale

James Bond is trying to catch the criminals behind a series crime. First there is a bomber, then it leads to a series of kills. As he tries to find the ringleader, he gets distracted. There are women who get him side tracked from his real mission. When he realizes that he must stop, he gets in trouble.

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Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Diane L.

Category: Movie Review

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MARCH 7, 2012
Alphabet Of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip

Rating: Good (4)

Alphabet Of Thorn  by  Patricia A. McKillip

Nepenthe, an orphan transcriptor in the great library of Raine, has a gift for deciphering extinct languages. Everything she thinks she knows changes when the mage Bourne innocently gives her a book with a language of thorns that speaks to her heart. While Nepenthe is entangled deeper in the thorns' story, the kingdom above her is awakened by whatever evil they bring. The new, untried, young Queen of Raine faces rebellion, Nepenthe's love Bourne is accused of treason, and Nepenthe is no longer the orphan she thought. "Alphabet of Dreams" is a good book with wonderful literary skill in each sentence, but the story itself is sometimes confusing. Overall, this book is good, not great, but enjoyable.

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Alphabet Of Thorn by Patricia A. McKillip

 

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Categories: Fantasy Book Review

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MARCH 6, 2012
Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip

Rating: Good (4)

Winter Rose  by  Patricia A. McKillip

In this mixed retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Tam Lin", you meet Rois. She's a wild beauty, living near woods that are supposedly under a forgotten curse, when the estate's heir abruptly returns. Corbet Lynn's origins are as mysterious as himself. Rois can think of nothing else but saving this stranger she loves from his grandfather's curse, while her engaged sister Laurel can think of nothing but Corbet. Patricia McKillip's writing is elegant and intriguing, and you will bite your nails over the love mix-ups. But beware: the ending is not quite what one would expect.

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Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Abigail H.

Categories: Book ReviewRomanceFairytale

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MARCH 6, 2012
Shelf Life by Robert Corbet

Rating: Good (4)

Shelf Life  by  Robert Corbet

Louisa is a hard working girl at the supermarket. Adam is a lazy television guy until he goes to the supermarket to work. Rahel is a girl being forced into a marriage she does not want to go through. Tessa is an outcast in her workplace. There is no boss, what could happen without a boss to boss them around?

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Shelf Life by Robert Corbet

 

Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Diane L.

Categories: Book ReviewRomanceRealistic Fiction

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MARCH 6, 2012
Avatar

Rating: Good (4)

This movie is about a handicapped man that wants to help the world. When he goes into the world of the Navi, he falls in love with the "princess" and does not want to help the humans anymore. The humans were planning to destroy the Navis home. Jake Sully is the man that wants to help the Navi instead of the humans. When the Humans figure out that he is helping the Navi, they attempt to kill them. But Jake is smart and launchs an attack against the humans. Watch the movie to find out who wins the war.

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Add a comment  (0 comments) posted by Diane L.

Categories: Movie ReviewSci-FiRomance

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