Reviews by Category: Fiction

Teen Review
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

Concrete Rose

By Angie Thomas
4
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Dec 8, 2022

The book follows a senior in highschool, Maverick. Maverick has been in a gang since he was
12 and has started selling marajuana to earn some extra money and to help his mom pay for
bills. Maverick finds himself with a son that he did not know that he had and now has to raise on
his own. Throughout the story you see Mav deal with becoming a new father while trying to
make the ends meet. Maverick’s ex-girlfriend comes to him saying that she is pregnant and
wants to keep the baby. Maverick then becomes a father of two while still in highschool. He

Teen Review
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of the Butterflies

By Julia Alvarez
5
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Dec 8, 2022

It follows the four Mirabal sisters who were very different from each other, but have the desire
for change in common. In a time of dictatorship and uncertainty, they found the courage to start a
revolution. Despite the risk of being imprisoned or killed by Trujillo, the dictator in the
Dominican Republic in the mid 1900’s. The Mirabal sisters have left a lasting impact on people
to this day including the importance of speaking out against repression, which is apparent in

Teen Review
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Outsiders

By S.E. Hinton
4
Rated by
Sahavi B.
Dec 8, 2022

The Outsiders is a lovely short coming of age book. We read from the point of view of
Ponyboy Curtis who lives with his brothers Sodapop and Darry. Ponyboy’s family and
others from his part of town are a part of a gang called “Greasers”. And have a Rivalry
with the Socs who are more richer, sophisticated and snobbish then the Greasers. The
Socs and the Greasers are constantly at war due to their differences. One night

Teen Review
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard

War Storm

By Victoria Aveyard
5
Rated by
Likhita
Dec 7, 2022

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard is the fourth book in the Red Queen series. After Cal’s betrayal,
Mare decides to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all and bring Maven down. Mare
must work together with Cal and his silver allies to ensure their success. Maven doesn’t back
down and is still fixated on having Mare as his own. He will do anything, even destroy anything

Teen Review
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

King’s Cage

By Victoria Aveyard
5
Rated by
Likhita
Dec 7, 2022

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard is the third book in the Red Queen series. Maven, now a king,
has imprisoned Mare and took away her lethal power. Her new team prepares for war, and Cal,
the rightful, but exiled, heir to the throne of Norta, will do anything to get Mare back from his evil
brother. Will they succeed, or will Norta burn down in flames after the heated war breaks out?

Teen Review
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star

By Nicola Yoon
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon is about a brief encounter between Natasha, a Jamaican
immigrant trying to save her family from being deported, and Daniel, a Korean immigrant who is
forced into studying medicine by his parents. These two characters spend only about 24 hours
together, but the story narrating their adventures together is truly remarkable. This book is about
family, love, identity, and morality, and it was written so well that I couldn't put it down. It has

Teen Review
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King

By Jeff Zentner
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

This book hit me right in the heart and made me shed some tears along the way. This book is
extremely well written and develops the friendship trio between the three main characters Dill,
Lydia, and Travis in the best way possible. It intertwines your emotions with each one of the
characters, and it portrays a very accurate picture of high schoolers navigating through their life
and preparing for what comes next after they graduate. It shows the journey of finding your

Teen Review
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End

By Adam Silvera
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera is a style of writing that I've never seen before.
Initially, I thought that the title giving away the ending would make it difficult to stay interested in
the plot. But, I was proven very wrong. This book takes you through a roller coaster of emotions
as it jumps through lots of action and adventure with the main characters. The whole time you're
reading it feels like there's a ticking clock counting down until the end, and as you get closer the

Teen Review
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

In the Wild Light

By Jeff Zentner
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

A five-star rating doesn't even do this book justice. In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner is easily one
of my all-time favorite novels because of the way his writing flows perfectly and creates such a
heartfelt story. I fell in love with the characters and I've held onto many quotes from the book as
well. This is such a moving and emotional book and I hope that it touches other peoples' hearts
the same way it did mine.

Teen Review
November 9 by Colleen Hoover

November 9

By Colleen Hoover
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

Colleen Hoover has created yet another heart-wrenching, plot-twisting, edge-of-your-seat novel
that I couldn't put down after the very first page. The relationship between Fallon and Ben, the
two main characters, is so complex and every chapter unravels something new and intriguing
about their unusual connection. I loved how this book was written because there was lots of
room for me as the reader to use my imagination for what could happen next. It is truly
one-of-a-kind and I highly recommend this book to any fellow Colleen Hoover fan or to anyone

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