Readers’ Services: Teen Book Reviews Part 2

Rough Waters

S.L. Rottman

The book Rough Waters was a good book.  It had some good, bad and sad parts in the book.  The good part was that they stayed with an uncle when their parents died.  The bad part is that they didn’t know him.  The sad part is that their parents are dead.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Good

Review By: Briana Breeden


Rough Waters

S.L. Rottman

The book Rough Waters was a good book.  It is very entertaining; it teaches a lot about survival.  The part in the book I didn’t like is when the boys’ parents died.  The part I liked is that they didn’t give up hope.  Overall the book was a good experience.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Good

Review By: William Breeden

 

Suckers

R.L. Stine

This story is about a girl named Ashley and her friend Greg.  One day they both found a treasure chest at the beach.  They open it and a green glob attacks Greg.  The green glob wanted candy so Ashley left and got candy to save Greg.

Reviewer’s Rating:  A+++++

Donta’ Allen

 

 

Surprise Endings

Robin Jones Gunn

Surprise Endings by Robin Jones Gunn is a wonderful Christian book. When Christy Miller makes up her mind to tryout she begins a long journey. Along with this journey Christy is trying to convince her parents to let her go to the prom with her friend Rick but will her parents let her go or will she have to tell Rick no? When tryouts become closer will Christy make it or will she let things Renee says get to her? This book is full of prayers and of relationships.

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

Reviewed by: Jayvonne Griffin

 

Terror

R.L. Stine

This story is about a boy named Matt. He takes his brother’s newspaper job in the morning. His older brother tells him to watch out for the hermin but Matt didn’t know he would find ghouls trying to hurt him,

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

Review By: Donta’

 

Tex

S.E. Hinton

This book is about a young boy who’s being raised by an older brother. Their father left when Tex was about 10 years old. Then later in the book times get hard and the money gets short. Then finally Pops comes back and Tex finds out he really isn’t his biological father.

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zora Neale Hurston

This book was a good lesson teaching young girls about love. When reading the book, it allows you to vision that as being your life. The author used pretty good descriptions. The characters are easy to relate to someone that you know. This is the best book that I have read so far.

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

Review By: Champayne

 

This Lullaby

Sarah Dessen

This Lullaby is for anyone who is struggling to understand what love really means.  The main character lives her life without knowing what love really is because she has never really seen it, with a mother on her fourth marriage and a rock star father who she only knows by the song he wrote for her.  Until the day she meets Dexter.  The book is a rollercoaster of emotions and I would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewers Rating: A++++++

 

Three Evil Wishes

R.L. Stine

This is about a girl named Hannah and her brother Jesse. One day they were walking in the woods and they discover a bottle. Jesse opens it.  A genie comes out and gives them 3 wishes.  Soon they find out they’re evil wishes and the genie is trying to trick them.

Reviewer’s Rating: Great

 

To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee

This book was one of the most interesting books that i have ever read. This book just draws the reader in and keeps your full attention.Prejudice, racism, and injustice are all portrayed in "To Kill A Mockingbird" which makes the book realistic and very interesting. this book helped me to understand how hard and troublesome life was in the 1960's. I recommend that anyone with the chance to read this book reads it. "To Kill A Mockingbird" is well worth the time spent reading it!

Reviewer's Rating: Great

 

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

This book was interesting. Once you start you don’t want to put it down. This book helped me to understand the life of a pirate. It’s great how the author wrote a story within a story. I would definitely read this book again.

Reviewer’s Rating: Good

 

The Treasure of Skeleton Reef

Brad Strickland

This book is about a boy named John Talbolt and his dog. They go on a trip to see John’s aunt. She owns this old lighthouse that she wants to keep. She has a choice to keep it or have it destroyed. So John and his dog try to find a treasure so they will have the money to keep it.

Reviewer’s Rating: Great

 

Twilight

Stephanie Meyer

Since I’m usually into books about vampires and other similar creatures, this book caught my eye. It’s about a human girl and a vampire boy’s romance. The book was romantic with a little bit of horror, which is awesome. I absolutely loved this book. I’d recommend this to anybody who loves books about romance and vampires.

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

Reviewed by: Lauren Liberty

 

Twilight

Stephanie Meyer

A brilliant love story unfolds with Meyer's first novel, Twilight.  It is a page turning thrill that we have you wanting more by the end of the novel.  Meyer is a great author and I can't wait for her next story to come out.  I would give Twilight two thumbs up!

Reviewer's Rating: A++++++

 

Twin Switch

Jamie Suzanne

Twin Switch was a great book.  I liked how this girl named Jessica’s sister switched places with her to help out with the homecoming dance.  I also liked how Jessica’s crush was so romantic towards her.  If I was in the book Twin Switch I would want my twin to be like Jessica’s sister, too.  Overall the book was still great.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Great

 

Twitches: The Witch Hunters

H.B. Gilmour and Randi Reisfeld

Twitches is about girls that were twin witches. Their names were Cam and Alex. They were meeting for the first time in the first book. Alex and Cam lived in different houses. Alex lost her adopted mom to cancer. They have to use their powers to get away from evil Spenser who is trying to capture Alex and Cam to show his hatred to witches. They get away and the book ends.

Reviewer’s Rating: Great

 

Under Wraps

Marty Engle

The book Under Wraps was a very good book.  I loved the book; it taught me a lot.  My favorite part was when the tormentors wrapped Albert in a mummy suit.  I didn’t like when Albert’s glasses fell off.  Overall the book was a great experience.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Great

 

The Unholy Deception

L.A. Marculli

This book was interesting and suspenseful. I couldn’t put the book down and stop reading it. It’s a real inspiration to motivate yourself for something you believe in. When I first saw this book it seemed interesting and I was right. I’d recommend this book to anybody.

Reviewer’s Rating: Great

Reviewed by: Lauren Liberty

 

Unseen Riches

Gilbert Morris

This novel is about a woman who runs a newspaper in a western mining town.  As the second book in a series, the development of the characters was very good.  The plot is unique and different.  The details about mining and the west added a lot of interest.  I thought the book was creative and enjoyable.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Great

Reviewer's Rating: Emily Abbott

 

Waiting for Anya

Michael Morpurgo

Waiting for Anya is set in a French village during WWII.  A widow and outcast of the village, Widow Horcada is housing Jewish children for her son-in-law.  He wants to find his daughter, Anya, among the children.  When German soldiers come to the village, they decide it is to dangerous to have the children in the village.  The whole village takes part in an elaborate scheme to help the kids over the border.  It was so suspenseful I couldn’t put it down!

Reviewer’s Rating:  A++++++

Reviewed By: Sierra Gaffney

 

Waiting for June

Joyce Sweeney

It is about this girl who get pregnant and she doesn’t want anyone to know who the baby’s father is because she promised him.  Everyone hates her but her best friend Josh who starts dating Jessica who has a secret.  The girl doesn’t get along with her mom who is hiding something.  The girl’s baby keeps sending her weird dreams.  It is a great book you will love.

Reviewer’s Rating:  A+++++

Review By: Olivia Williamson

 

The Werewolf’s First Night

R.L. Stine

This book is about a boy named Brian.  He is on his way to Thunder Lake Camp.  He goes every year but he’s afraid every year of a werewolf.  One day he was playing softball and his friend smiles but has fangs.  Brian tries to run but he gets caught and he is turned into a werewolf.

Reviewer’s Rating:  A+++++

Review By: Donta’ Allen

 

What Will I Do Without Him?

Sharon G. Flake

It is a good book. It is a really good book for teens and their problems. They will really love this book. If they have a problem with their boyfriends or girlfriend they need to read this book. I really really loooove this book.

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

Review By: Amber

 

White Water Terror

Carolyn Keene

The Nancy Drew series is awesome!  It’s action-packed and is lots of fun to read.  In this book George gets nominated to go on a whitewater rafting trip.  Of course, she brings Nancy, Bess and Ned along.  It turns out that the whitewater rafting was just a way to kill Nancy.  I suggest this book to ages 10 and up.

Reviewer’s Rating:  A+++++

 

Who’s Your Daddy?

Lynda Sandoval

It’s about three girls who are not cool.  Lila’s dad is a police officer; Meryl’s dad doesn’t believe in watching TV and Carmen’s dad is a famous musician.  They have this dumb supper thing which they don’t think works which points them to guys they probably don’t have a chance with.  But they get to know them and find out some things about themselves and the guys.

Reviewer’s Rating:  A+++++

Review By: Olivia Williamson

 

Who Was Sleeping in My Grave?

R.L. Stine

This story is about a boy named Zack Pepper. One day his class’s teacher got sick and they got a funny looking substitute. She looked like a ghost. So Zack wanted proof and followed her to a cemetery and her grave.

Reviewer’s Rating: Good

 

The Winds of God

Gilbert Morris

Although I enjoyed this book, it tended to drag a little bit.  The characters were somewhat flat and one-sided.  The time period is fascinating.  The strife between Catholics and Protestants was portrayed well.  More details and action would have added a lot.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Good

Review By: Emily Abbott

 

Winter Ball

Amanda Christie

Lucy Camden is a freshman at college and she is 18 years old. The college is throwing a winter ball. The student council which Lucy and her friend Tanya were on, voted on selling alcohol at the dance only to 21 years or older students. The ball got out of hand when 18-year-old Tanya drank too much and went into a coma. She had alcohol poisoning. She ended up okay and didn’t die. Meanwhile at the Camden house, Ruthie has a Valentine Party. She decides to show and R-rated movie and gets in trouble by Mrs. Camden.

Reviewer’s Rating: A++++++

 

You Gotta Believe Me

R. L. Stine

This book is about a boy named Stanley.  He watches the sky with his telescope.  He sees flying saucers but no one believes him.  One night he goes outside and sees one. He goes and checks it out and the aliens catch him and take him to their planet.

Reviewer’s Rating:  Good

Review By: Donta’ Allen