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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 Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)
  • Author: James Dashner
  • User Rating: 3
  • Review: TCL call number: YA DASHNER J

    Stephanie’s rating: 3 stars
    So in the second installment of the “Maze Runner” series I was a bit torn. I was very excited to here new details about the outside world, who WICKED is, and more than anything just really glad that Thomas and the Gladers were able to get out of the Maze! Phew! Also, big high-five to James Dashner for not letting everyone settle down and think all was good. What a curve ball the Scorch Trials turned out to be! This new “adventure” that Thomas is about to embark is pretty threatening, but Teresa’s new violent behavior along with her “who are you?” attitude, AND new girl Brenda who is getting a little to clingy was making me challenge the book. Somehow the love triangle that was starting to take shape was, to me, dragging the story backwards rather than forwards. But let’s wait and see what the third installment has to offer. I’m not giving up…yet.

    Madeleine - 3 stars
    I read the entire book . . . however . . .
    I was looking forward to the read as The Maze Runner was quite entertaining. This book is, too, only I cannot believe that tweens and teens are this fussy. EVERYONE is combative and suspicious all the time. It's exhausting. And not very realistic considering the lengths they then go to to assist each other. There's just SO much posturing. I felt like maybe the Scorch was some sort of WWF spin.
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  • Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • User Rating: 2
  • Review: TCL Call# YA Roth V

    Jess - 2 stars
    Entertaining dystopian young adult fiction yet with a slightly confusing storyline with all of the different revolutionary groups (or maybe its just been to long since I read the previous book in the series!). Overall I enjoyed this trilogy, which I would describe as similar to the Hunger Games with more of a love story intertwined, and look forward to seeing the movie adaptations. It's the ending that prompted my 2 star rating for Allegiant...but obviously I will have to avoid my opinion too much here so not to be the spoiler. Let's just say that there are many sacrifices made by the characters in the Divergent saga...almost too many...but I suppose this is true in our world too. Allegiant does encompass and try to untangle the bigger themes of forgiveness and bravery: "There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk toward a better life."
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