Library Ninja: Teen Reviews
The Watsons go to Birmingham is a fantastic book. I love this book because it is based off of a true story, but at the same time, made up life. The relationship between the two brothers, Kenny and Byron, is histarical, especially with their little sister, Joetta, who is really protective of her brothers, no matter what. Their parents are protective, too, and they are also really helpful with the children's problems.
Speaking of problems, one of theirs is how Flint, Michigan is really cold. So the Watsons always have to have some sort of coat, jacket, or blanket on, to stay warm. Another problem is how Byron's behaviour is bad. He picks on his brother Kenny, acts like he is allowed to do anything, without permission.
That is something that involves going to Birmingham, Alabama.
Will Byron's behaviour change after Birmingham? Do the Watsons get better heating and or warmth around their house? If you want to find out more, you'll have to check it out and read it!
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Greg's little brother Manny pesters him and gets away with it. His friend, Rowley, is a weird kid, but always gets it good with the girls while Greg is unpopular with them. Greg strives to become famous but is consistently a failure.
The other three books in the series are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw. Dog Days is the fourth in the series. There is also a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book.
In Dog Days, Greg expects to stay home all summer and do nothing but play video games. His mom urges him to try to get out of the house, but he doesn't buy it because he's learnt from experience.
When he and Rowley go to Rowley's country club, they bring a girl, Trista, along, but then she starts talking to some lifeguard and ignores the people who took her there. One unlucky day, Rowley's dad shows up at Greg's house and expects Greg to pay for all the smoothies he's ordered at the country club. Greg and Rowley start a lawn mowing business. A customer shows up and Greg gives her bad quality lawn mowing. Then his dad comes and finishes the job, but the lady stiffs Greg.
All these unfortunate events and more make him want to stay home for the rest of the summer. But as with all his plans, everything goes exactly the opposite.
I love the characters of Greg, Manny and Rodrick because Manny and Rodrick always pick on Greg, and he manages to turn it into a big show. It makes the book very entertaining. Greg's parents are unique because if they do something that involves any of the brothers they can never do what they planned. Rowley is irritating because he always gets his way.
The book is hugely funny and a great page-turner. You just know that in the next page Greg's going to have an unfortunate event, like when Rodrick tricks him into going off the high platform into the swimming pool. The print is especially funny because it gives you the perspective of a 13-year-old's writing.
If you like a hilarious story about a really dorky teenager and his bummed out life, go read this book.
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I have to confess, I've never read a pure romance novel before now. In fact, this is the very first romance novel I have read that wasn't action, vampires, mythology, or dystopian. Usually, these are the only books I tend to read. But when I found this book in the library, I decided to try out Romance. When I opened it up to the first page, I couldn't believe it. It was like.....a whole new world to me. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han is about a girl named Isabel (that's Belly to you) who goes to a summer house every year in a beach town called Cousins. She has done this every year from pretty much the day she was born. The reason she goes is because her mother's best friend, Susannah, and her children go there as well. The thing you must understand about Belly is that Belly has always wanted to be one of the 'guys'. Her brother, Steven, and Susannah's sons, Conrad and Jeremiah, always excluded Belly.
But this summer, that's about to change.
When Belly is finally able to tag along with the guys (one of which she has been in love with since forever), Belly is dragged into a whole new universe of beer, parties, and boys.
I seriously couldn't put down this incredible book. I have no doubt that you will fall in love with one of 'Becks Boys,' nor do I doubt you will fall in love with this book.
The summer Belly turned pretty was the summer her life changed forever.
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Frankenstein is one of my favorite books. It is about a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, creating life, but he despises the thing he creates, he is horrified by what he looks like, the creature slowly starts to get angry, and pursues Victor. And Frankenstein is convinced he created a monster, not a human.
Although most people think that Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist, I think he is actually the antagonist, instead of the creature, because the creature just wants to be treated fairly, it would have been interesting to discover what the creature would be like if Victor treated him fairly, instead of despising him, because in a way, Victor is more of a monster than the creature he creates. This is just a point I find intriguing.
This is certainty one of the best books in my opinion. I would for sure rate it five out of five, ten out of ten, etc. There are many fascinating elements that make this brilliant story even more remarkable. Such as both having multiple viewpoints of the book, Frankenstein’s and the creature’s, each with different approaches. Victor’s guilt and agony, trying to keep his secret safe, and the creature’s struggle to survive on his own, learning on his own like an abandoned child.
And to conclude this book report, I shall repeat my main point of this report, Frankenstein is my second favorite book, it would be my favorite, but I should support my own book, which is bound to be any author’s favorite, so once again, Frankenstein is one of my favorite books.
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Meet Elsie Wyatt.
Elsie is a French horn player who wants to grow up to be just like her dad: a principal horn player in the Boston symphonic band. But when Elsie misses the audition date for a teen classical band, the only way to get her band credit is through Marching Band. Elsie hates marching band at first, but soon makes friends and learns a life lesson: Your band is your family. Erin Dionne is an amazing writer who takes you through the ups and downs of Elsie' s feelings towards marching band. Elsie is an easy to relate to character whose quirky friends keep you laughing.
Notes From an Accidental Band Geek is also a Lone Star book, and every girl (or boy) going through changes they aren't sure of should read this book. This book teaches that even though something is totally different from the usual, if you have friends and give it an honest try you may like it.
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An epic of the century, this book blew my mind that I read it. Even more so that this classic was written by a teenager. This classic is of a time of evil, where the king is a powerful dragon rider (the last surviving one) and is a dictator. In these times, a boy named Eragon, who lives with his cousin Roran, and Uncle Garrow, Finds a dragon egg while hunting.
At first he knows not what it is, but soon finds that is a dragon's egg as it hatches. He names this dragon Saphira. He soon runs with the dragon, with the king, Galbatorix on his trail. What will become of Eragon and Saphira in this classic epic? Well it would be no fun if I spoiled it, right?
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From the title, you can (hopefully) see that this book is for girls... In this novel, you meet Annabelle Stevens, who has been dragged away from her friends, her all- girls elementary school, and her house... all because her mom is moving in with her dorky boyfriend, who Annabelle thinks is the "dweebiest" man alive! And Annabelle's mom thinks that getting her daughter a puppy will smooth everything over. She couldn't have been more wrong.
Soon, it's time for school to start again, and Annabelle makes her first new friend, Rachel, who lives across the street.The night before school starts, Annabelle lets her puppy sleep in her room, and everything is fine. Then morning comes, and every loose thread in Annabelle's life comes completely undone.
Needless to say, Annabelle's first day is an endless nightmare, caused by boys, boys, and more boys! How on earth is Annabelle going to make it through the year? You'll have to read the book to find out!!
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Officially (in my opinion) the best book in the series and the best book Anthony Horwitz has written.It was the first book I read in the series, and I keep finding myself coming back to it and reading it. My brother had to yell at me to put the book down and go to bed at night. I find it to be quite an action packed book that leaves you wondering whats going to happen next.
The main plot is a organization called Force 3 is an organization that is targeting wasteful companies and projects. their newest project is the Ark Angel. The Ark Angle is a project owned by a multimillionaire who is interested in space tourism. A boy named Alex Rider (Main Character in the other books series as well as this one) is caught up in this mess, mistaken for the millionaire's son, and kidnapped. What will Alex do? Read to find out.
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This has to be one of my favorite books ever! Although it is as long as a Twilight book, it's worth the read! It's about a girl named Willow who, though she doesn't know it, is an angel. Or, half angel anyway. Then there's the Angel Hunter, who hunts angels so that they don't harm humans. Cause in this world, Angels only eat human auras. And an angel eating your aura can pretty much kill you.
It may sound a bit strange, but I fell in love with it from the first page! Its the first book in a trilogy, and be assured that you will LOVE this trilogy. Trust the internet for once and read Angel Burn.
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Now I know most of you have now closed this window and returned to looking at pet chinchilla pictures (admit it: you all are), but hear me out. This book has no originality. The main plot has been used so many times. It's like if you got the Twilight series and mixed it with a zombie apocalypse book. You all just thought about zombie vampires, didn't you? Anyways, the review.
Let's look at our main character, Katniss. I believe she is a psychopathic maniac (no offense to all you psychopathic maniacs out there). I mean, seriously, while she does have her good moments (like saving her sister) sometimes I don't know what is going through her head. Like when Peta confesses his love to her, instead of doing what any other girl would do (blush and walk away), she commits physical assault! But I'm willing to look past that. Instead, let's look at our story. I'll put cliched in parenthesis if a plot point has been way overused. Well, we start out in a barren wasteland where a new (and evil) government took over (cliched). We come across our main character, a teenager who is taking care of her nice but lazy mom and sister (cliched). We see her hanging out with the friend-since-childhood where there is going to be obvious romance (cliched). But it turns out the big scary government does cruel and evil things to children (cliched). Her sister is picked for the government's mean and scary Hunger Games, so she volunteers for her (cliched). Peta (another obvious love interest) is picked (cliched). Unfortunatley they have to kill each other in the big scary Hunger Games, therefore they are starcrossed lovers (cliched, the author even admits it and calls them starcrossed lovers).
That's all I'm going to give away, and what happens afterwords is fairly obvious.
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