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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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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Rating: Excellent! (5)

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower  by  Stephen Chbosky

Charlie isn't your normal high school freshman. He's a wallflower, that kid sitting on his own in the lunch room. That is, until Charlie meets Sam and Patrick. In this stunning novel which is arranged as letters sent by Charlie to an unnamed friend, Charlie learns what it means to be a friend. Your heart will wretch for Charlie and his friends as they go through the painful and wonderful situations that countless teenagers in real life go through every year. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is similar to John Green's Looking for Alaska in that the main characters find themselves discovering themselves as they make some of the best friends they'll ever have. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult fiction.

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Categories: Book Review Realistic Fiction Books to Movies

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Anna And The French Kiss  by  Stephanie Perkins

When Anna's father sends her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year, she is less than happy. Things are finally working out in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. She isn't happy to be in Paris, that is, until she meets St. Clair. As Anna makes friends and takes advantage of Paris's large film industry, you won't be able able to set the book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys cute young adult fiction.

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Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Categories: Book Review RomanceTeen Zone

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

Rating: Good (4)

Lost Voices  by  Sarah Porter

Lost voices tells an enchanting tale of mermaids. Unlike the normal mermaid tales the only way to get a tail is to be abused by humans and be a female. The main character, Luce is abused by her uncle and left to die, instead she is whisked away to the sea and transformed to a mermaid. The life of a mermaid seems perfect and Luce finally belongs someplace, until she discovers what deadly addiction the mermaids have. Will Luce cave to peer pressure or will she keep her humanity? Read lost voices to find out.

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Lost Voices by Sarah Porter

 

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Categories: Fantasy Book Review TeenZone

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Rating: Excellent! (5)

Catching Fire  by  Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, has suspense around every corner. Katniss Everdeen, one of the winners from the most recent Hunger Games, is dreading the upcoming Victory Tour (the time period when the victors of the last Hunger Games travel the country and celebrate their vicory), but after a meeting with President Snow she more than dreads it- she fears it. Her and Peeta's bending of the rules in the last Hunger Games is causing rebellion to stir across the country. The president warns her to watch her every move- if she can't convince everyone that she and Peeta were so desperately in love she couldn't help finding a way to keep him alive, she will suffer consequences. As the book progresses and she faces one obstacle after another, she slowly realizes that she is part of a plan bigger than she could ever imagine.

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

 

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Categories: Dystopian NovelsBook ReviewTeenZone

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
The Novelist by Angela Hunt

Rating: Good (4)

The Novelist  by  Angela Hunt

What happens when you blur the lines between reality and fiction? Jorday Casey is forced to ask herself this question. After being challenged to write a more personal story, Casey decides to go ahead and try writing one. She'll prove she can open up about herself in her books AND show how easy it is to write one (her students doubt it is as easy as she makes it seem). Little does she know just how much her story will affect her own life and the choices she makes. This book, which teaches great life-lessons while keeping you on the edge of your seat, is a must read.

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The Novelist by Angela Hunt

 

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Categories: Book Review Adult Fiction Teen Zone

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Rating: Excellent! (5)

The Maze Runner  by  James Dashner

The Maze Runner is an amazing book. It starts out with Thomas in a metal box. The only thing he can remember about his life is his first name. The box is rising and soon opens up with boys looking down at him. They help him up, and Thomas soon learn where he is. He is in the middle of a giant maze. There are doors on each side of the center that close every night and open every morning. The walls of the maze also shift every night. Night is also when Grievers, half-creature/half-machine monsters come out. The only people in the maze are teenage boys, and a new boy arrives once a month. It makes you wonder what kind of world sends their kids into a giant maze, where there seems to be no escape. I would definitely recommend The Maze Runner.

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Categories: Action & AdventureDystopian NovelsBook Review

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