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...

Teen Review: Legend

July 14, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Samia, age 15 Personally, I would give Legend, by Marie Lu, 4/5 stars because it was exceptional. One of the reasons I thought it was exceptional is because it had a great quantity of suspense and a spectacular emphasis on the emotions of the two main characters. Using...

Teen Review: Deryni Rising

July 12, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Aidan Imagine the land of King Arthur, then weave within its past and future a mystical race of sorcerers – the Deryni. This is the land of Gwynedd. It is the year 1120 and Gwynedd has plunged into darkness through the murder of its king, Brion Haldane. Now...

Teen Review: The Lightening Thief

July 11, 2017 | Teen Blogger

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Review by Alexandra Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief is the first book in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians award-winning, fantasy series by Rick Riordan. Twelve-year-old Percy discovers he is a demigod, as his mother is a mortal human and his birth father is Poseidon, immortal god of water....