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Reviews, book news, and all good things related to teen stuff at the Strathcona County Library.

Pandora’s Legion By Harold Coyle And Barrett Tillman August 29, 2011

Teen Review By: Alana H.

Rating: 5/5

What is the book about?

Forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan, has to solve a mystery connecting seemingly unrelated deaths.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I liked the detail the author went into when describing the autopsies, and other forensic details.

Who would you recommend it to?

I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery

 

Hunger By Michael Grant August 27, 2011

Teen Review By: Emily R.

Rating: 5/5

What is the book about?

In Perdido Beach, California, everyone over the age of 15 has disappeared. Those who are left are mutating and developing special powers.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I liked that it’s full of mystery and suspense.

Who would you recommend it to?

Teenagers who like books full of action.

 

Thirteen By Lauren Myracle August 26, 2011

Teen Review By: Shayla M.

Rating: 4/5

What is this book about?

It was about Winnie, who is in seventh grade. She just turned 13 and she had to deal with a lot of things at once, including her boyfriend.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I like how every chapter was a different month, starting with March.

Who would you recommend it to?

Preteen girls.

 

Locked In Time By Lois Duncan

Teen Review By: Mackenzie W.

Rating: 4/5

What is the book about?

A girl named Nore moves into the home of her new stepmother, and must find out the secret of her stepmother’s beauty.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I like how the author describes the characters and how they always come close to telling her the secret, but don’t.

Who would you recommend it to?

Anybody who likes suspenseful books involving the supernatural.

 

The Odyssey By Gareth Hinds August 22, 2011

Teen Review By: Matthew J.

Rating: 5/5

What is the book about?

This book is about Odysseus, sacker of Troy, who on his voyage home was cursed by the gods. Mutiny and misfortune plague him, delaying his journey 17 years.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I liked the well done art and the delivery of the story. I think that Homer’s epics should be shown to everyone.

Who would you recommend it to?

I would recommend it to anyone who likes a long graphic novel, around 250 pages, and who is a reasonable age (some gore).

 

Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegleman August 18, 2011

Teen Review By: Taylor W.

Rating: 5/5

What is the book about?

Art decides to write a comic about hsi dad, a Holocaust survivor. This is his dad’s story.

What did you like/dislike about it?

I hate reading history stories, but I liked how this one is told in comic form. It really tells what it was like for those in the camps, something we don’t get nowadays. A great history read.

Who would you recommend it to?

Anyone who wants to know more about WWII, but hates reading history books.

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* A note from YS staff member Tara: Did you know that Art Spiegleman won the Pulizter Prize Letters Award for Maus in 1992? Also, don’t forget to check out the equally awe-inspiring sequel, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began.

 

Falcondance by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes August 17, 2011

Teen Review By: Victoria D.

Rating: 3/5

What is the book about?

A falcon who is alone in his court, traveling to the city of falcons and discovering that he is the next heir.

What did you like/dislike about it?

It was very richly written

Who would you recommend it to?

It is a very good fantasy, so fantasy fans.