Staff Picks: One of Us is Lying

July 25, 2017 | Amanda

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I have to start off by saying that I could not put this book down! I found myself reading far into the evening and enjoying every second of it… The novel follows a couple of students from Bayview High. The brain, the beauty the criminal and the athlete. If this...

Teen Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

July 24, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Leya, age 19 What I loved most about A Court of Thorns and Roses were the conversations, the relationships and the dynamics between the characters. The theme of friendship and love was so heartwarming. Any scenes where the characters were at the dinner table or together laughing and...

Teen Review: The False Prince

July 23, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Calvin The kingdom of Carthya is on the brink of war against the neighbouring kingdom of Avenia. It is up to Conner, a nobleman to ensure the safety of Carthia by replacing a pacifist king with a militaristic king who would eliminate any potential dangers to the kingdom....

Teen Review: Bungou Stray Dogs

July 22, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Matt Bungou Stray Dogs is probably one of my favourite animes when it comes to action, superpowers and a good story line. It’s about a boy named Atsushi who was in an orphanage, later kicked out because he had the ability called “Beast Beneath the Moonlight” which turned...

Teen Review: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle

July 21, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Dayton The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan, takes place in New York. Zeus blames Apollo for causing the war with Gaea, so he makes him a mortal and kicks him out of Mount Olympus. Apollo discovers that he is now a sixteen-year-old boy named...

Teen Review: Murphy's Boy

July 20, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Laila, age 15 I recently read a coming-of-age book called Murphy’s Boy by Torey L. Hayden. Murphy’s Boy is based on a true story about a boy who suffered from severe child abuse (and Torey L. Hayden is actually a child psychologist in real life.) In this book,...

Teen Review: Nimona

July 19, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Jayden Nimona by Noelle Stevenson is a webcomic-turned-graphic novel published by HarperCollins publishers. The world of Nimona is a living entity, woven with magic explained by science and science explained by magic. It’s a subversion of all things fantasy and superpowered; the good guys are evil, the heroes...

Teen Review: Murder on the Orient Express

July 18, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Nicole The perfect mystery novel is nearly impossible to create. It should imitate life, and yet have its own unpredictable twists. It should keep you guessing about the crime’s perpetrator, but not without dropping the subtlest hints about who it really is. And when it comes time for...

Teen Review: More Happy Than Not

July 17, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Sam For me, spring brings with it a few distinctly ‘Mayish’ feelings: the cool refreshment of homemade fruit smoothies, the stress of beginning to pretend to study for exams while watching Netflix instead, and, to guide me into the summer months ahead, a young adult novel to flip...

Staff Picks: Gem and Dixie

July 16, 2017 | Cameron

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“A story that broke my heart and put it back together again. You won't want to let Gem and Dixie go.” —Sarah Dessen Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr. Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But...