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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 Coming of Dragons (The Darkest Age, #1)
  • Author: A.J. Lake
  • User Rating: 4
  • Review: TLC CALL#: YA LAKE

    Chris’ rating: 4 stars
    Edmund is a king’s son, being sent incognito away for safety in troubled times. Elspeth is the Sea Captain’s daughter who loves sailing with her father and his crew. They are on the same ship when the storm arrives…and maybe something more…for Edmund sees the dragon…and might just have watched through it’s savage eyes as it attacked the ship. Barely surviving Edmund and Elspeth discover unwanted abilities and gifts which pull them on an adventure neither wants, but they cannot avoid, especially with a dangerous magical enemy who will do almost anything to get his hands on the magic sword that has chosen Elspeth to wield it.
    First off…While the word dragons is in the title, and the dragon plays an important part in the events that change the two main character’s life, the actual creature doesn’t make very many showings in the story. Coming of Dragons is reasonably well written, but not excessively deep. The story is enjoyable, but not nonstop action. The fact that both of the main characters didn’t want what they were forced to have added flavor…especially when Edmund strives to overcome the stigma and his personal prejudice against what he himself is. Occasional stupid decisions by Elspeth and Edmund drove me slightly crazy…but overall it was a good read. Probably best suited to youth 11-15 who like a good, but not terribly complex fantasy.
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  • 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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