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Demon Thief 

by Darren Shan
10/22/2012 Categories: demonology horror siblings

Demon Thief coverWith the opening of a window into the demon world, Kernel discovers his powers as a Disciple and his mission to hunt the viciously powerful Demonata to the death.

It is a good book because the protagonist is changed from the first book and it explains how far a kid would go for his brother.

I recommend this book to anybody with a strong relationship with their family.

Alexis, 13

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Lord Loss 

by Darren Shan
10/22/2012 Categories: demonology horror murder

Lord Loss coverGrubitsch Grady has problems in school but he soon realizes that those are the least of his problems as he witnesses his family being murdered by a demon lord.

It was amazing because it introduces the Demonata series and you could visualize the story as you are reading it.

I recommend this book to anybody who can sleep late because once you pick up this book, you won't want to put it down.

Alexis, 13

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The Son of Neptune 

by Rick Riordan
10/22/2012 Categories: action mythology suspense

Son of Neptune coverPercy Jackson, without his memory, and his new friends, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Death, but their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps so that the Prophecy of Seven can be fulfilled.

It is an interesting book because it is told from three perspectives and blends Greek and Roman myths together.

I would recommend this book to anybody who enjoys suspense.

Alexis, 13

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The Lost Hero 

by Rick Riordan
10/22/2012 Categories: action adventure mythology suspense

Lost Hero coverJason, a teen who has no idea who he is or where he came from, finds himself at Camp Half-Blood with two other teens, Piper and Leo, who find out they are demi-gods sent to rescue a Greek goddess who was imprisoned.

It is a good book because it is told from three different points of view.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading books in a series.

Alexis, 13

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Throne of Fire 

by Rick Riordan
10/22/2012 Categories: action adventure mythology siblings

Throne coverCarter and Sadie Kane must prevent the rise of the chaos snake Apophis but to do this, they must revive the sun god Ra.

This is a good book because it is told in first person and lets you visualize the story.

I would recommend this book to kids of all ages especially if you like the Percy Jackson series and books about mythology.

Alexis, 13

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The battle of the Labyrinth 

by Rick Riordan
10/22/2012 Categories: adventure battles movie mythology

Battle of the Labyrinth coverThis is book four in the Percy Jackson series. Percy, now 15, hurries to Camp Half-Blood where he is sent on a quest through the Labyrinth to protect his camp from the army of lord Kronos.

This book is interesting because the plot is really good all the way to the climax.

I recommend this book to anybody who is interested in Greek mythology and wants a good book to read.

Alexis, 14

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A Child Called It 

by Dave Pelzer

Child coverThis is a very sad book about the abuse that a kid suffers at the hands of his mom.

It was a very hard book to read but makes you become aware of people's lives behind closed doors.

I would recommend it because you will get the actual meaning of someone who is being treated very badly by his own mother.

Rebecka, 14

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The Summer I Turned Pretty 

by Jenny Han

Summer coverThis book is about a girl who falls in love with two brothers at the same time. When she goes to the beach house she does not know which one to choose, so all she does is go for one of them. They both call her Belly. By the end of the summer she starts dating the guy who she really likes, but he goes to a completely different school, so he has to make trips to see her so they could stay together.

This was an amazing book because it made me laugh and cry. I would recommend this book if you're into romance.

Rebecka, 14

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Pretty Little Liars 

by Sara Shepard

Pretty Little LiarsPretty Little Liars is about a group of girls that lost their friend. Now that summer break is over they are back in school and there is someone who is threatening their lives. They must find out who it is before someone gets hurt. 

I think that this book was amazing! I read this book three times because it was that awesome. 

I would recommend this book to others because I think they would enjoy it - especially if they are interested in mystery series.

Rebecka, 14

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II 

by Jack Canfield

Chicken SoupChicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II is a book of powerful and inspirational short stories written by teens, for teens. These life lessons cover a wide variety of topics, including relationships, acts of kindness, physical and emotional struggles, and many more.

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II was the first book I've read in the series, and hopefully will be the first of many that I'll get. This book had many stories that I related with, and made me smile, laugh, and even get some tears in my eyes.

This book, along with others in the series, is a must-have for teen readers, as it has something for everyone. This book basically tells teenagers that when they are dealing with harsh times, they are not alone.

Jakob, 15

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Fahrenheit 451 

by Ray Bradbury
09/06/2012 Categories: censorship classic dystopia movie

Fahrenheit 451 coverFahrenheit 451 takes place in a worst-case scenario future, where the brilliant are censored for their knowledge, creativity is demolished, and books are burned by firemen. The story follows Guy Montag, a fireman, who meets a seventeen-year-old girl who talks about a past where people could think.

Fahrenheit 451 is a bit difficult to read at first, but once you begin to understand its meaning, it becomes a spectacular read. It details how censorship can ruin and degrade a society.

I recommend this book to not only Science Fiction lovers, but also to any big thinkers out there. Fahrenheit 451 details a topic that is rarely touched upon in our society- censorship.

Jakob, 15

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Pretty Little Liars 

by Sara Shepard
09/06/2012 Categories: high school drama mystery suspense tv show

Liars coverPretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard is about 5 best friends, Alison, Emily, Hanna, Spencer, and Aria. Ali, the head of the clique, made the four girls do terrible things and taunted them with their secrets. When Ali went missing, they began receiving messages from someone who knew everything from their past and the deepest secrets that only Ali knew.

Pretty Little Liars is a mysterious book because you don't know what's going to happen next which makes you want to keep reading.

I would definitely recommend this book to others who love high school secrecy and friendship.

Janelle, 15

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Fang: A Maximum Ride novel 

by James Patterson
09/06/2012 Categories: action adventure genetic engineering siblings

Fang coverIn book 6 of the Maximum Ride series, Max and the flock face their biggest challenge yet as Angel, on a CMS mission to Chad, predicts that Fang will be the first to die. Max becomes worried about this prediction especially since she and Fang had just finally started hitting it off. Tensions rise in the group itself as Fang and Max become a couple and the rest of the flock feels left out. They feel especially in danger when they're attacked and neither Max nor Fang are there to save them. And to add more to Max's list of troubles, she now has to deal with another crazy evil scientist, Dr G-H, who wants to use the bird kids as test subjects. What makes this time worse is that Dr. G-H has created a bird kid of his own, Dylan, and Max finds him to be perfect...is it possible that he's to replace Fang?

I truly did like the idea behind Fang. The story, and the entire series as well, is one that keeps you hooked and interested. There are quite a few twists and turns and you'll always find yourself on the edge of your seat and the balls of your feet as Patterson throws surprise after surprise at you with every new page. The only thing that was a bit troublesome was the writing style. It was a bit too childish at times and seemed to wander from the topic at hand at some parts.

I would recommend this book to all others, especially those of you who love a great adventure. Fang gets you thinking about the possibilities with human genetics, but also brings up the ethical and moral responsibilities behind it all. 

Jana, 17

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Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe 

by Robert Pacilio

Image result for Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe book coverMeetings at the Metaphor Cafe is about a book of four unique teenagers who meet at the Metaphor Cafe to discuss the inspiring lessons of their English teacher, Mr. Buscotti (or Mr. B, for short). Mr. B inspires his students in many different ways, from music to dancing.

Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe is among one of the best high school books I have ever read. The story is written in four points of view, from the four main characters, making it easier to understand their personalities and conflicts. Mr. B is an amazing teacher, and the author's writing makes you feel like you're in his class!

EVERY high school student and teacher should read this book! Meetings at the Metaphor Cafe gives you a highly inspirational experience that few other books can replicate!

Jakob, 15

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The Hunger Games 

by Suzanne Collins
09/06/2012 Categories: action dystopia movie murder

Hunger Games coverThe Hunger Games is set in district 12, where a girl named Primrose Everdeen, gets reaped (picked to be a tribute in the Hunger Games). Her sister Katness Everdeen volunteers as a tribute in order to have her sister saved from the fight to the death to entertain the Capitol. As the fight continues, Katniss finds her love, Peeta.

The Hunger Games is an incredibly detailed book that writes with raw power. Suzanne Collins writes this novel is such a realistic way, despite the fact that it is fiction.

I would warmly recommend The Hunger Games to anyone who loves action, suspense, and romance. The book was so good for me that I read it in less than a week!

Francesca, 12

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