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My Faire Lady
3.85
It's nearly impossible to write a review of your bff's first published novel. I mean, no one is going to believe you when you say you stayed up all ni ...more
Oct 06, 2013
Feb 18, 2013
 
The Devil's Intern (The Devil's, #1)
3.88
I really loves this, and the students I've got in my book club are loving it so far, too. I already can't wait for the next one!!!
Sep 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014
 
Before I Fall
3.93
I received this as an ARC from Barnes and Noble, and I'm so glad I did! It's not one I would have chosen off the shelf; I would have waited for severa ...more
Feb 2010
Jan 05, 2010
 
The Devil's Dreamcatcher (The Devil's, #2)
4.67
How do you follow up a creative smash debut about a hellish bureaucracy in which hell is nothing like you've imagined and 1/4 of the main characters c ...more
May 10, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
4.20
Voya Codes: 5Q, 4p, S

Charlie doesn't know anything about high school except that he is alone when he enters it. His best friend committed suicide at t
...more
Apr 2001
Sep 02, 2008
 
Chime
3.59
This is really a 2.5 star book. I grabbed it from the library to preview for my own because I'd heard a lot of buzz about this one. It was, in fact, n ...more
Oct 13, 2011
Oct 13, 2011
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.80
A very satisfying mystery read. Great characters, delightfully flawed. Not completely unpredictable, but with a nice assortment of red herrings. I'd r ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
 
The Book Thief
4.35
This book, long though it may be, will be easy to suggest. Teens are fairly interested in the Holocaust already; they empathize with the struggles tha ...more
not set
Sep 02, 2008
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.38
Aspects of the work that appeal to teens:
It’s fast-paced, well written, and while it’s easy to figure out the conclusion of the book, it’s not easy to
...more
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1)
4.20
At first, I was concerned it was going to be too Hunger-Games-y, and for a little while it was. However, that little while wrapped up even faster than ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
 
The Saga of the Bloody Benders
3.79
Aspects of the work that appeal to teens:
I think that most teens go through the phase when they like the gruesome, the gross, the scary, and the distu
...more
not set
Feb 17, 2009
 
The Waking Dark
3.54
If you are the type of person who loves books like "The Plague" or "Lord of the Flies", the kind that really delve into the question of if evil can be ...more
Jul 04, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
 
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
I had a really hit-and-miss relationship with this one for a while. I picked it up not because the excerpt I received at LeakyCon was particularly ste ...more
Aug 18, 2009
Aug 16, 2009
 
Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)
4.28
**spoiler alert** Aspects of the work that appeal, or do not appeal to teens:
One of the significant themes of the book is that adults are shortsighted
...more
Feb 02, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science
3.61
Why would this appeal to teens? Why WOULDN'T appeal is a better question. It seems as if everyone goes through a gross phase, and this novel is absolu ...more
not set
May 13, 2009
 
PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives (PostSecret)
4.03
5P, 4Q, S

What a great addition to any collection! While there is no single "voice" to speak, the promise of anonymity has brought out hundreds of dist
...more
Feb 15, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
 
Before Green Gables
3.76
First of all, I liked this one. It was sweet and charming and an easy read. Wilson's style and plot devices mimic L.M. Montgomery's seamlessly. Howeve ...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 08, 2009
 
Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition
3.76
I put off starting this book; I was scared. Rain Hill admits attempting suicide twice before age ten and left school due to bullying, and I didn't kno ...more
Apr 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
After School Nightmare, Volume 1
3.88
**spoiler alert** Aspects of the work that appeal, or do not appeal to teens:
Teens who love manga and weird fantasy will love this one. Students who a
...more
Jan 10, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
How Angel Peterson Got His Name
3.92
Aspects of the work that appeal, or do not appeal to teens:
This is simply hilarious. I found this book picturing X-games style extreme sports, and ins
...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Evermore (The Immortals, #1)
3.59
Voya Codes: 3Q, 4P, J
This was an enjoyable and fast read. There were some great supporting characters in the book and the plot itself was pretty solid
...more
Jan 02, 2010
Jan 02, 2010
 
The Day of the Triffids
3.98
Josella is such a freaking wimp!!! Aside from the fact that cities crumbled far too quickly... Everyone was just so damn helpless.
Apr 03, 2011
Jun 22, 2009
 
With or Without You
3.91
I, too, feel a hole in my chest upon finishing this book.
On the one hand, this book really gorgeously captures some relationships. I am completely in
...more
not set
May 17, 2014
 
Acceleration
3.76
Aspects of the work that appeal, or do not appeal to teens:
The novel is quite fast-placed, and while there are not enough clues to make the crime solv
...more
Feb 20, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
On the Jellicoe Road
4.16
**spoiler alert** VOYA Codes: S, 5Q, 3P.

Jellicoe Road was simply one of the best books that I read for this class, or within the last year. I am a suc
...more
not set
Jan 27, 2009
 
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
4.10
Aspects of the work that appeal, or do not appeal to teens:
Depending on the reader, the opening chapter will either draw a reader in instantly or repe
...more
not set
Dec 16, 2008
 
Twilight (Twilight, #1)
3.56
Twilight is the story of Edward and Bella, seemingly ill-fated lovers, in a fairly traditional love story with a supernatural twist. Both are 17 (sort ...more
Aug 2007
Sep 02, 2008
 
Thirteen Reasons Why
4.06
You know that a book about a girl who committed suicide is going to be sad, right? What surprised me, and made Asher's work so much more heartbreaking ...more
Feb 24, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
 
Fallen Angels
3.98
Aspects of the work that appeal, or do not appeal to teens:
The close friendships that develop between the boys, particularly Richard and Peewee, are s
...more
Jan 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Annie on My Mind
3.95
Students will be able to relate to Liza because everyone has questioned falling for someone. What if it isn’t real? What if making a move ruins this f ...more
Jan 04, 2009
Sep 02, 2008
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