Teen Review: Descendants of the Sun

August 22, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Reviewed by Debra, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group I have recently finished a 2016 Korean drama series called Descendants of the Sun. This drama is about a captain soldier and a doctor. Their relationship is filled with a lot of fear but there is also a lovely side...

Teen Review: Jack Astors Restaurant at Shops at Don Mills

August 15, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Kathleen, age 13 At the end of last week, my close friend and I went to grab a quick bite. We were at Shops at Don Mills, so we walked into Jack Astor's and the people working there greeted us. We were asked to sit down for a...

Teen Review: Thirteen Reasons Why (Show and Book)

August 14, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Leya, age 19 In 2014, when I first read Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher, I thought it was amazing, thinking it was a good representation about mental health but, after watching the Netflix series, my opinion changed. I grew up since then of course, I learned stuff,...

Staff Picks: Grit

August 8, 2017 | Amanda

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Darcy Prentiss, the girl least likely to be entered into the Bay Festival Princess contest, is nominated for just that among other things in this contemporary teen novel by author Gillian French. It is summer and all Darcy is concerned with is picking berries to make some money to get...

Teen Review: The Heiresses

August 7, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Taneya “Deliciously dark, full of secrets and insane twists that make it impossible to put down!” —Jenny McCarthy Author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, and The Good Girls, Sara Shepard comes back with yet another thriller namely, The Heiresses—a novel about the prestigious Saybrooks, a family...

Teen Review: Spider-Man Homecoming Movie

August 6, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Kinda The movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, featuring main character Tom Holland, is an extraordinary film because of the humour, the unpredictable moments, and because of the diversity. Firstly, the humor provides cohesiveness by keeping the movie going when there are no action scenes, keeping the audience hooked. For example,...

Teen Review: Dualed

August 4, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Bridget, age 14 In the futuristic city of Kersh, everyone has a genetic Alternate. An Alternate is basically your twin, but he or she is raised by another family. Anywhere from the age of ten to twenty, you could be assigned to kill your Alt. If you successfully...

Teen Review: Dreamland

August 3, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Keeirah, age 13 Dreamland is a novel written by Robert L. Anderson. Odea Donahue walked her first dream when she was six years old. Her mom didn't want this to happen. Walking dreams will be fun only IF she follows the three rules her mother told her. Never...

Teen Review: Witchlanders

August 2, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Kimuthu, age 17 Witchlanders is an amazing book that is packed with adventure and action. I have never read a book quite like this one. The names, the magic and the story itself are all very unique and that is what I really like about this book. It...

Teen Review: If You Go Away

August 1, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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