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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)

  • Pretty In Black (Pretty in Black #1)
  • Author: Rae Hachton
  • User Rating: 5
  • Review: TCL Call number: YA HACHTON R
    Stephanie’s rating: 5 stars

    What a wonder Marcus Marble is. How could you not feel like you’re in the clouds after he asks you, “Would you frolic in the land of forever with me?” He’s a dashing young man, well technically he’s “dead” and lives in the land of Nevermore, but regardless of his state, he falls in love with Ellie, an actual living and breathing human being. This cannot be according to the rules. Their love story is mesmerizing. It’s a beautiful dark romance novel that will capture your beating heart, and this is just the beginning. “Pretty in black” is a series. From the moment you read page one your heart will be hooked, and you’ll want to keep reading on and on. Better yet you will fall in love with Marcus Marble :)
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  • I'll Give You the Sun
  • Author: Jandy Nelson
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: Jess's rating: 4 stars

    TCL call #: YA Nelson J

    I totally enjoyed this YA/teen novel! It's very much about how we discover ourselves and our trials along the way: "...Maybe a person is just made up of a lot of people...maybe we're accumulating these new selves all the time. Hauling them in as we make choices, good and bad, as we screw up, step up, lose our minds, find our minds, fall apart, fall in love, as we grieve, grow, retreat from the world, dive into the world, as we make things, as we break things." It also highlights how beauty is interpreted in the world. For example, the character Noah's artistic imagination was so richly expressed. The author also gives great attention to the importance of family and how easily these bonds can affect all aspects of our lives. I would've given this book 5 stars, but I felt that some of the teen romance involving Noah's twin sister Jude was a bit to cheesy for my taste. Otherwise, highly recommended!
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