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A Thousand Nights — teen review

Review by Kara, teen reviewer A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston   A retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, the classic story of how Shahrazad escaped death by weaving and sculpting stories for her homicidal husband. There is not much deviation from the original tale. The setting is very similar (if not the same), the […]

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Everything Everything — teen review

Review by Braelin, teen reviewer Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Summary:  This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, […]

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Dead of Winter — teen review

review by Kara E., grade 11, teen reviewer   Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole In the third book in the Arcana Chronicles, things are a little tense. While battling her way through the wasteland that is earth, Evie also has to defeat the Lovers (twincest) and is stuck between Jack and Death. I love […]

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The Heir — teen review

review by Julia, teen reviewer The Heir by Kiera Cass Eadlyn is nothing like America. She irritates me a bit because. . .(you’ll find out if you read the novel). I was just expecting something more fast paced. There was no major conflict or climax. I just want something with more substance. The character development […]

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Still Star-Crossed — teen review

review by Kara Eng, grade 11, teen reviewer   Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub A sequel to Romeo and Juliet. Yes, Romeo and Juliet’s deaths have led to both Montagues and Capulets claiming peace, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. When tensions start to rise after a series of vandalisms, the prince of […]

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