Switched at Birthday by Natalie Standiford

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet

The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mylnowski

Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Leap of Faith by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Teen Review

Vitro by Jessica Khoury

Vitro was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Mind-blowing. A science-fiction book that readers will grab and won’t let go until the last page. Sophie has lived most of her life in America with her father, while her mother, Moira, stays on Skin Island and researches for a company called Corpus. Sophie has always wondered about her mom and wants to one day join her in research. So when Moira sends Sophie a message saying that it’s an emergency and she needs Sophie, Sophie quickly grabs the opportunity to meet up with her mother. But Skin Island isn’t was it seems. They are creating Vitros; beings that were bred in test tubes and specialize in body-guarding, intelligence, domestics, and much more. But there’s a catch: the first person a Vitro look at, the Vitro imprints in. This means that the Vitros world fully revolves around the person they imprint on, they follow commands of this person, and have a great sense of dependency on this person. One could say Vitros are like slaves. When Sophie discovers this on Skin Island and that one of the Vitros is her twin: she questions how her mother could allow such a thing to occur and springs into action. Oh did I mention Sophie’s friend Jim is her accompany on this quest and man does he get tangled into a mess. Centering on themes of identity, family, love, and life this book will make you glad you picked it up. Honestly, this is such a good book. There isn’t a lot of romance going on, instead this is more of an action and science packed novel. So if you’re into science fiction this book is definitely for you!  

All My Noble Dreams and then What Happens by Gloria Whelan 
I really enjoyed this book, and would definitely recommend it if you like books about India, around the time of Gandhi. Rosalind (Rosy) has a father who is completely against Gandhi, but her friends idol him. Her choice is what really makes this book interesting.  

All My Noble Dreams and then What Happens by Gloria Whelan 

I really enjoyed this book, and would definitely recommend it if you like books about India, around the time of Gandhi. Rosalind (Rosy) has a father who is completely against Gandhi, but her friends idol him. Her choice is what really makes this book interesting.  

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

If I Stay by Gale Forman  

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Gone by Michael Grant

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Legend by Marie Lu

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Matched by Ally Condie

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Proxy by Alex London

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau 

The Program by Suzanne Young

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Teen Review
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die was a really great book-delivering a truly well-through out, intricate twist on a classic tale. Amy has been living in a trailer park with her neglectful mother and is ridiculed by many in her small-town, somewhere in Kansas, high-school. All she’s looking forward to is leaving her town and escaping to a better place. And she kind of gets her escape-she’s whisked away to the land Oz by a tornado. But Oz isn’t at all like place she read about in the books. There are wingless monkeys, munchkins being used as slaves, and the yellow-brick road is crumbling. Who’s the source of all this- Dorothy. She came back to Oz, got some power, and the power went to her head. So she now spends her days sucking up magic from anywhere and everywhere, and making sure that all of Oz knows whose in charge. Soon, Amy gets thrown into the world of Oz and joins the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. There she learns how to fight and meets the interesting Nox, who is much more than just a sparring partner. But when Amy is given the task to kill Dorothy, will she be able to perform it and restore order back to Oz? I really, really, really liked this book. The author definitely put a lot of time into planning out what her version of Oz would look like. So many of the characters are there from the Scarecrow to Toto. And Amy was so well-thought too; I felt like she really grew throughout the story. Also, the story was written really well. From describing the world of Oz to Amy’s voice-it was beyond perfect. Lastly, the book had the perfect amount of action and romance; and the way the author combined them to flow was truly brilliant. You have to read this book. The twists the author puts on this classic tale will have you speechless. Read this book.   

Teen Review

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die was a really great book-delivering a truly well-through out, intricate twist on a classic tale. Amy has been living in a trailer park with her neglectful mother and is ridiculed by many in her small-town, somewhere in Kansas, high-school. All she’s looking forward to is leaving her town and escaping to a better place. And she kind of gets her escape-she’s whisked away to the land Oz by a tornado. But Oz isn’t at all like place she read about in the books. There are wingless monkeys, munchkins being used as slaves, and the yellow-brick road is crumbling. Who’s the source of all this- Dorothy. She came back to Oz, got some power, and the power went to her head. So she now spends her days sucking up magic from anywhere and everywhere, and making sure that all of Oz knows whose in charge. Soon, Amy gets thrown into the world of Oz and joins the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. There she learns how to fight and meets the interesting Nox, who is much more than just a sparring partner. But when Amy is given the task to kill Dorothy, will she be able to perform it and restore order back to Oz? I really, really, really liked this book. The author definitely put a lot of time into planning out what her version of Oz would look like. So many of the characters are there from the Scarecrow to Toto. And Amy was so well-thought too; I felt like she really grew throughout the story. Also, the story was written really well. From describing the world of Oz to Amy’s voice-it was beyond perfect. Lastly, the book had the perfect amount of action and romance; and the way the author combined them to flow was truly brilliant. You have to read this book. The twists the author puts on this classic tale will have you speechless. Read this book.   

Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

 Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Giver by Lois Lowry

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Teen Review

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

A fantastic novelization of trials and terrors of the whale ship Essex. Nathaniel Philbrick narrates the true tale - the inspiration of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick- in his acclaimed best seller In the Heart of the Sea.  

Teen Review
The Voice on the Radio by Caroline Cooney
This book was very fun to read and it kept the same story lines while introducing new perspectives and characters, which I really liked 
5 Stars

Teen Review

The Voice on the Radio by Caroline Cooney

This book was very fun to read and it kept the same story lines while introducing new perspectives and characters, which I really liked 

5 Stars

Teen Review
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever brings in epic romance, a little action, and some supernatural shape-shifting to create a powerful conclusion to the Shiver trilogy. Grace is a wolf, Sam is human. It wasn’t supposed to work out together, they were supposed to be together forever, eternal lovers. And it couldn’t be a worse time for Grace to be a wolf: Tom Culpepper has ordered an attack on the wolves of Mercy Falls and time is running out. Will Sam, Grace, Cole, and Isabel be able to save the wolves, or will their world come crashing down. This book was okay. One thing readers should know is Maggie Stiefvater writes slow-paced novels with lots of insight into the character’a heads and a lot of detail. There’s also little “action-bumps” every now and then, and then the climax with make a huge cannonball. But, theres a really good romance going on between Sam and Grace; and even a budding one between Isabel and Cole. So if you’re up for a slower book with tons of romance and a little action, then you will definitely enjoy this book.   

Teen Review

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever brings in epic romance, a little action, and some supernatural shape-shifting to create a powerful conclusion to the Shiver trilogy. Grace is a wolf, Sam is human. It wasn’t supposed to work out together, they were supposed to be together forever, eternal lovers. And it couldn’t be a worse time for Grace to be a wolf: Tom Culpepper has ordered an attack on the wolves of Mercy Falls and time is running out. Will Sam, Grace, Cole, and Isabel be able to save the wolves, or will their world come crashing down. This book was okay. One thing readers should know is Maggie Stiefvater writes slow-paced novels with lots of insight into the character’a heads and a lot of detail. There’s also little “action-bumps” every now and then, and then the climax with make a huge cannonball. But, theres a really good romance going on between Sam and Grace; and even a budding one between Isabel and Cole. So if you’re up for a slower book with tons of romance and a little action, then you will definitely enjoy this book.