Thursday, July 11, 2013

What are you reading?

Attention teens!  We'd love to know what you're reading this summer!  Leave a comment with the title and author and what you love (or don't love) about the book.  Here's a list of the 2014 Flume Award Nominees if you need to find a good book to read.

17 comments:

  1. The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. I've read the first book and am half way through the second one. Can't wait to finish this one and read the third one. It's about magicians who rule London and summon demons to do tasks for them. Emily E

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  2. Didn't like the Hunger Games? The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is 4 tests of intelligence. But don't worry, the Hunger Games violence is still strong in this book, as is a romance between two students in the tests. This is also a trilogy, but I assure you, the writing is lightyears better then the Hunger Games. Be ready to dive into Tosu City, where danger-romance-and sheer terror awaits 16 year old Cia Vale.

    Clara

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  3. What begins as a teen traveling to Maine, quickly turns into a mysterious and supernatural adventure with a bit of romance. There's some Greek Mythology sprinkled in, too! I was intrigued from the start. Delia speaks and thinks like any teen you may know. Her life becomes anything but ordinary as she searches for a place to belong. Try Revel by Maurissa Guibord.

    Mrs. M

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  4. I was hooked from the start! The Maze Runner (by James Dashner) begins with Thomas, alone in a dark, metal lift with no memory. Eventually, he arrives in a glade with a large group of boys. The glade is in the shape of a square, with a door in each wall leading to a maze. No one knows why they are there or how to get out. You won't be able to put this book down until you find out what happens!

    Mrs. M

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  5. Savvy by Ingrid Law is a good book about a girl on her 13th birthday receiving her super power(her savvy) and running away to visit her father in the hospital. I found this book was very good and think many kids would like it. -Emily E.

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  6. Vanished by Kate Brian is a good book about a girl named Reed trying to rescue her kidnapped friend. She receives a message on her phone that tell her that if she does 4 tasks she can have her friend back and if she doesn't do the tasks her friend dies. Emily E.

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  7. Legend by Marie Lu is a captivating book about a girl named June. She was also named prodigy after getting a perfect score. This test is very helpful for there future. When Junes brother was murdered anonymously is a chase to get the number one criminal in the republic, Day. Now she will do anything to bring justice to day for killing her brother.

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  8. Divergent by Veronica Roth is a action packed story of a girl named Tris. In the book divergent the are 5 factions Tris starts in the abnegation faction but then takes the test and is then is told she is Divergent, Which means she is a mix of everything but this gift is very dangerous. The faction leader is Erudite they lead whatever needs leaded including the killings of meany divergent's. So she besides to be brave which was not the best thing for her.

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  9. I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak is a book about a guy named Ed. Ed starts to receive playing cards in the mail and the first is the ace of diamonds. Each card has peoples names which he has to help. This is a good book and I think most teens would like it. -Emily E.

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  10. Claws by Mike and Rachel Grinti is a book about a girl named Emma. Emma's sister is missing. Her parents lost everything looking for her. They move into a place next to a magic forest. Then Emma meets a magic cat. He gives her magic but there's a catch: she is now the leader of a pride of cats. Some of them want revenge for taking some of their magic. Now with danger lurking at every turn can Emma find her sister or will she be too late. This book will draw you in from the first chapter and is hard to put down.I think every one would like it even if you don't usually like this type of genre.
    --Emily E.

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  11. The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner is not your typical French Revolution book. It is more like that of a modern day adventure novel. Garner includes a deadly villain named Count Kalliovski, a magician, a dwarf, a young gypsy boy named Yann, his newly found friend named Sido, guns, a blossoming romance, magic, murder, and of course; a red necklace. Are you ready to embark on the greatest journey in Yann's life? Are you ready to discover the mysterious past of a neglected girl? Are you ready to live through the revolution?
    ~Clara

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  12. LOVE, AUBREY by Suzanne LaFleur is a book about a girl named Aubrey who lost her sister and dad. Then her mom becomes overwhelmed with grief and abandons her.Her gram takes her in. Now in a new state Aubrey tries to deal with life. At the end of each chapter is a letter she wrote about her situation. This book pulls you in and makes you understand Aubrey's situation.--Emily E.

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  13. Swipe By Evan Angler is a book about a kid named Logan in a world where you get a mark when you are 13. The mark lets you get a job, buy things, vote, basically be an adult. Some people don't come back from getting their mark including Logan's sister. Logan knows he is being watched.
    Erin's dad works for the government. Erin doesn't know what he does. Then one day she looks at her dads top secret papers. They are about kidnappers. Soon Erin and Logan realize Logan is their next target.
    This book was very good and I recommend it to teens.
    --Emily E.

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  14. Panic by Lauren Oliver is a book about a group of teens competing in a challenge called Panic. The winner of Panic gets $67,000. Any thing can happen. The main characters in the book all have a secret to play for . Then the cops show up. Panic is illegal. What makes it worse is a death. In a game where you have to defy your fears and every round gets worse and worse how far would you go to win? Soon it comes down to a handful of players. Secrets are reveled and panic hits every one.
    I think this is a good book for anyone who likes to read.
    ---------Emily E.

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  15. The clay marble by Minfong Ho is a book about a girl named Dara who has to go to a refugee camp. She meets a family there and they become friends. This book shows how Dara becomes more grown up. Dara meets Jantu a girl who makes things. She makes Dara a magic clay marble. Then she gets separated from her family. She goes on a journey to find them.
    This book is good for people who like realistic fiction.
    --------Emily E.

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  16. School's out-FOREVER by James Patterson. This is the sequel to The Angel Experiment. After the flock ( Max,Fang,Iggy,Nudge,The Gasman, Angel and Total) save Angel, they try to find their real parents. They find Iggy's parents but run into some trouble. After that, they try to shut down the evil lab, The School. But if all else fails, They have to SAVE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT!!!!
    Until then I'll be watching you!
    -Patrick
    Remember: Reality is an illusion the universe is a hologram! Buy gold Byyyyyye!

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  17. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is a book about a girl named Bella who falls in love with a vampire named Edward. Bella attracts a lot of danger. Edward has to save her without revealing he is a vampire.
    Teens should read this book.
    ----------Emily E.

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