Reviews by Tag: teen angst

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The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler

The Basic Eight

By Daniel Handler
5
Rated by
Juliet
Nov 7, 2022

Flannery Culp, high school student and murderess, is going into her senior
year, and she’s got a huge crush on the student choir leader, Adam State.
She writes him letter after letter, but never knows how he truly feels.
Other than Adam, Flannery is also dealing with other unwanted attention.
Meanwhile, her endearingly pretensious group of friends are having
troubles of their own, and Flannery gets entangled in quite a few of them.
I didn’t love the book at first. The beginning is kind of slow, and it

Teen Review
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger
3
Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 12, 2022

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, Realistic Fiction

Holden Caulfield is a young independent boy navigating the world. He takes us along as he goes
through hardships like getting kicked out of prep school. He has an interesting complex so it is
assumed that he is in some kind of mental hospital but he never quite says where he is. Through
his journey, you realize he's just trying to protect his younger self and innocence. Does he stay
innocent though?

Teen Review
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger
4
Rated by
Colin K.
Jun 1, 2022

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger describes two days in a sixteen-year-old teenager named Holden Caufield. But Holden Caufield does not live a normal teenage life as he does not have a healthy relationship with his parents or with anyone for that matter. As a result, he is an outcast with no desire to succeed in his education, causing him to get expelled from prep school and journey hopelessly across New York.

Teen Review
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire

By Suzanne Collins
5
Rated by
Anna S.
Jan 11, 2022

In the second book of The Hunger Games series Katniss is dealing with the aftermath of surviving The Hunger Games. She is very glad to be back home but nothing feels quite right. People in district 12 are being beaten, she is supposed to get married soon, a rebellion is starting, and her relationship with Peeta is almost invisible. Katniss and Peeta need to truly convince the citizens of Panem that they are madly in love. Katniss is dealing with all of this when the Quarter Quell challenge is announced.

Teen Review
Sour by Olivia Rodrigo

Sour

By Olivia Rodrigo
5
Rated by
Emery S.
Dec 13, 2021

Sour

1.brutal - 3/10 - The song itself is very punk rock and is a great song for this genre, however it does not fit the style of the album. It is different instrumentation and is a completely different genre from the majority of the album.

Teen Review
Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent

Every Single Lie

By Rachel Vincent
5
Rated by
Neha K.
Oct 6, 2021

If you have been looking for the perfect mystery book, Every Single Lie by Rachel Vincent is ideal. This book is narrated by the sixteen-year-old teenager, Beckett, and her disarranged family. Beckett’s life becomes the spotlight for her entire town when she discovers the dead body of a new born baby. Tail Beckett as she discovers obscure family secrets and herself. As we discover more clues, we also point fingers at more people.

Teen Review
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

Not My Problem

By Ciara Smyth
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Sep 26, 2021

Aideen is an imperfect teen that is facing many problems. She suddenly finds herself in a situation that she can solve. She decides to help Meabh, an overachieving, stressed out classmate, by pushing her down the stairs. After finding out that Meabh was able to get away from her problems, students with their own issues come to Aideen. This in turn leads Aideen to run her own secret business all while juggling her own problems at home. Will Aideen be able to solve her own problems and help others? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

Our Chemical Hearts

By Krystal Sutherland
4
Rated by
Neha K.
May 12, 2021

The Teen YA book Our Chemical Hearts is a romance and coming-of-age novel that follows a high schooler named Henry. When a girl, who wears baggy clothing and walks with a cane transfers to his school, he doesn’t know how much of a mark she’ll leave. Due to circumstances, Henry and the new girl, Grace Town, become the co-editors of the school newspaper, their relationship blossoms. As days, weeks and months pass on, Henry goes through drastic changes. He realizes how complicated human emotions really are.

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