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Teen Non-Fiction Reviews: (View All)

  • We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
  • Author: Nic Sheff
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: YA Bio Sheff N

    Dimmie Zeigler 4 stars
    This is a continuation of the story of Nic Sheff that was started with his father's book, My Beautiful Boy. Nic has had a life-long struggle with drug addiction and these books are hard to read. The fact the he has survived and is truly on the road to recovery is inspiring and gives hopes to the millions of those who share addictions.
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  • Guys Write for Guys Read
  • Author: Jon Scieszka
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: TCL Call #: YA 810.8 Guys

    D-4.8 stars
    Wow. Pretty much every great male author in young adult and children's literature writing directly to boys, about what it's like to be a boy. I'm not a boy and I loved it. Some of the short stories are about these authors' personal experiences as boys or young men. They are real and touching and funny. I'm talking funny. Like stories about crushing on the high-school math teacher, being horrible at sports, getting called a girl. Mostly stories about humiliation, but they're honest and REAL (mostly).

    If you are a boy, you need to check out this book.
    If you don't really love reading, you need to check out this book.
    If you breathe air, you need to check out this book.
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Teen Fiction Reviews:(View All)

  • The Hunchback Assignments (The Hunchback Assignments, #1)
  • Author: Arthur Slade
  • User Rating: 5
  • Review: TLC CALL #: YA SLADE A

    Chris’s Rating: 4.5 Stars
    Modo, a strong, but hideously deformed shape-shifting hunchback, is “rescued” (bought), by Mr. Socrates as an infant and trained to be a special agent for an organization so secret the British government scarcely knows it exists. Modo yearns to escape the confines of the building he has spent most of his life hidden within, but when the opportunity forces itself upon him, things are not exactly what he expects. On the streets without any friends, Modo supports himself by solving other people’s mysteries, and is drawn into a mystery involving disappearing children, and an evil clockwork guild which would cause terror to the nations of the world.
    The best way I can think of explaining the Hunchback Assignments would be to take The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde, Shelly’s Frankenstein, Victorian Steampunk, Mystery/Agents, Shape-shifting and blend it all into one exciting Young Adult story. I expected to like the book and was not hugely disappointed. The characters, while not maintaining extensive depth or complexity, are diverse. Modo is extremely loyal to Mr. Socrates despite the fact that the older man is largely insensitive towards him and puts him into trying or difficult situations (Modo really knows little else and is somewhat naïve and childlike); but he is even more loyal to himself, when it comes to doing what he feels is right. The one thing I didn’t quite get was the Clockwork Guild’s end move, which likely inspired terror (or should have) but didn’t seem to do as much damage as I would have expected from such a sinister group…or maybe they are simply subtler than most villainous groups and I failed to put together all of the implications.
    Likely to appeal to teen readers who like mystery, suspense and a good dose of classic steampunk.
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  • We Were Liars
  • Author: E. Lockhart
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: TCL Call #: YA Lockhart

    Christy's rating - 3 stars
    It's been a while since I've read a "can't put it down" novel, I flew through this in 2 days. I so enjoyed Lockhart's "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks" and took this home based on that.

    This was even better- family secrets, young love, friendship, lost memories. It's surprising, dark but fun, sweet but poignant. Highly recommended.
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