Sunday, July 25, 2010

Before I Fall, Young Adult Novel, Lauren Oliver

BEFORE I FALL By: Lauren Oliver
If you had the chance to relive the last day of your life, what would you do? Samantha Kingston died in a terrible car crash, but she still wakes up the next morning. Confused and angry, Sam now has to relive the last day of her life until she gets it right. This is a must read novel.
Ages 15 up $17.99 Harper Teens
Reviewed by Maggie age 15

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, Young Adult, Racheal Cohn and David Levithan

DASH AND LILY'S BOOK OF DARES By: Racheal Cohn and David Levithan
Dash and Lily live in different worlds. They would have never met if it wasn't for a little red moleskin notebook hidden amongst the dusty books of The Strand. Now their lives are irreversibly tied as they run around New York City, fulfilling each others dares and causing all sorts of chaos. But is their romance real or is it a fantasy conjured up by the little red moleskin notebook. Teens $16.99 Knopf
Review by Maggie age 15

Crazy, Young Adult, Han Nolan

CRAZY By: Hans Nolan
Fifteen isn't to old to have imaginary friends, right? Jason Papadopoulos doesn't think so. He talks to them all the time. But with his mom dead and his dad being over come by his mental illness, Jason needs all the support her can get. Well written and funny, Crazy is a great coming of age novel. Teens $17.00 Harcourt
Reviewed by Maggie age 15
THE SECRET OF KA By: Christopher Pike
Sara didn't know what to expect when she agreed to move to Istanbul for the summer, but it certainly wasn't this. Magic carpets, evil genies, cute Turkish boys, and danger galore. Hold on because you are in for an adventure of a lifetime. Teens. $16.00 Harcourt
Reviewed by Maggie age 15

THE ENEMY By: Charlie Higson
After a mysterious illness plagues the world, only kids under the age of sixteen remain unaffected from disease. Many people have died, but a small group of children in London join together to fight the zombie like adults as they travel to Buckingham Palace where they have been promised safety and shelter. But all is not as it seems. An exciting thriller for ages 12 and up. Hyperion $16.99
Reviewed by Maggie age 15
TYGER TYGER By: Kersten Hamilton
When Fin Mac Cumhail arrives on her doorstep, Tegan Wylitson's life takes a turn for the weird. Now she must fight off evil cat-like monsters and wicked goblins as she journeys into an unknown world to save her father and discover her true identity. Watch your back because the goblins are coming in this must read new novel. Teens $17.00 Clarion

I am so fortunate to have a young adult reading some of the novels this is one of her reviews. Maggie is 15.