Thursday, January 7, 2010

Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock


Delainey, 12
1/6/2010 17:35:59
Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Front and Center
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
2009

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
That this girl, D.J. is figuring out her life.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It includes sports, love, friendship, and college. Is there anything better?
Rating?
4 Better than most

When D.J. Shwenk starts the basketball, and starts getting scholarships, her life becomes a whirlwind of love, action, family, and of course sports.

FMS

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (6 reviews)


Tucker,    13   
Catherine Fisher   
Incarceron 
July 8, 2011

              All I have to say about this book it that it is one of the best books I have ever read. I also encourage other readers to read this book!!    I want this book!!!   

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.

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Walter,    17  
Catherine Fisher 
Incarceron      

            "Great Fantasy" This book takes you on a journey with lots of twists and turns, loops and circles. But just when you think you understand the direction changes. It has mystery, horror, blood, war and well "LOVE"  

Rating: 4 Q. Better than most.
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Trina,    13 
Catherine Fisher 
Incarceron     
2011

        This book was a really good surprise catcher, very detailed, and an amazing book. Incarceron is a prison, but not an ordinary one, this one has been sealed away from humanity for centeries. And Finn believes he came from outside of Incarceron, and he's going to escape, somehow. Claudia lives on the outside of Incarceron, doomed to be married, and if she helps Finn to escape from Incarceron, she'll need his help to get back. 

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Ursula, 17
1/3/2010 17:34:25
Catherine Fisher
Incarceron
Dial Books
2010

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
It shows that no matter how hard humans try, they cannot make a paradise world.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It has a great complex story with believable characters and mindblowing things.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

In a distant future, we have stopped progress and gone back to the nineteenth century but before that we have dumped all the world's criminals in a vast, living prison called Incarceron. Inside, there is a boy called Finn who believes he came from the outside world called the Realm, but no one has ever escaped from the prison, except one man named Sapphique who was never heard from again. Then, he finds a crystal key and through it he meets Claudia, a rich girl who's father is the Warden of Incarceron and is being forced into a marriage she does not want. As Finn and his companions travel through Incarceron's vastness, he learns more about himself, and his connection to Claudia. I hope there's a sequel with the way it ended.

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Amanda F., 13 1/9/2010 7:46:43 PM
Fisher
Incarceron
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: the diversity of both the Inside and the Outside worlds.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?Yes great plot. good character development. good detail.
Rating? 5 Hard to imagine a better book
If you like fantasy, but most especially if you don't, you will like this book. It is well written and the precise detail makes it easy to visualize the setting and to know the characters. I liked that each of the characters had a distinct and believable personality. I found myself rooting for Finn to get outside. And I wanted Claudia and Finn to be together. I would like to see another book with these characters. There is plenty of characters and storylines to expand on.

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Harrison, 16
11/18/2009 4:00:40 PM
Cathrine Fisher
Incarceron
the penguin group
2010
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
i could not put it down and the charectors are very beliveable
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
it leaves the reader speechless as you progress through the book
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book
Bistro Book Club, CHS

The Hunger Games by Suzzane Collins


Erika, 13
1/2/2010 19:38:23
Suzzane Collins
The Hunger Games
Scholastic Press
2008


Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The most compelling aspect of the book was when Katsa and Peeta were in the arena fighting for their lives.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
This book was amazing. I loved the storyline and how the author captured the intensity of the situations.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

This book reals you in and after you read it you will be thinking about this book until you read the second, Catching Fire. And when you read the incredible sequel you will really, really want the third in the series, the only problem is the third book is not out yet; so you're going to have to wait for it.

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick (4 reviews)



Kaycee Bertrand, 15
Becca FitzPatrick
Hush, Hush
2011

This book was realy good, But i found it also followed the lines of Fallen, another fallen angel book

Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book

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Bree, 17
Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush
Simon & Schuster

A new student is suddenly Nora's lab partner, and life changes for her. A string of strange events happen leading Nora to the conclusion Patch is a fallen angel, and his psycho ex is trying to kill her.
Rating: 4  Better than most.


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JoeAnna, 15
Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush
2011

This book is about a girl named Nora, who gets paired up to a boy named Patch in biology. she and Patch are told to find out as much as they can about eachother as a project and Patch isn't making it easy. While she's at a Fair whith her best friend and their dates, she runs into Patch, who gets her to ride the archangel with him. They end up getting stuck with eachother and she finds out a dark secret about him and starts to wonder if she really can trust him or not.


Rating: 4 Better than most
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Flor, 15
12/31/2009 22:36:11
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
Feeling like you've reached the climax, but then fooled because its just getting started.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
There's always something going on that won't let you put it down. When you think you know whats coming next, everything you never expected happens. Its a great book that will leave you astonished.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book
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Briana, 14
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?Yes
What did you like or not like about the cover? Why?Yes- loved the falling angel
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: the fight between light and dark
Origional fallen angel idea- they can redeem themselves.
I would Love a Copy. 01/06/2010 17:02:46

The Sweetheart of Prosper County by Jill S. Alexander


Delainey, 12
12/29/2009 19:58:54
Jill S. Alexander
The Sweetheart of Prosper County
Feiwel and Friends
2009

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
That Dean was the bully and that Austin stood up to him through many ways.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It talks about true friends and how to come out of your shell.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book
When Austin Gray decides to show Dean up by becoming the sweetheart of Prosper County, she makes new friends, finds love, and finally gets through to her rock hard mother.

How To Make a Bird by Martine Murray


Delainey, 12
12/29/2009 19:22:31
Martine Murray
How To Make a Bird
Arthur A. Levine Books
2010


Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
That it related life with a bird.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It is a whirlwind of stories all coming together.
Rating?
4 Better than most

When Mannie decides to run away from home and become an a-class person her dreams are short lived.

FMS

The Amanda Project : Invisible I by Stella Lennon


Shelby, 12
12/6/2009 17:40:14
Stella Lennon
The Amanda Project: Invisible I
Harper Teen
2009

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
I think that the fact that three totally different people have to come together and get along.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It is a good book and it is an exciting mystery, in which I hope there is a sequel.
Rating?
4 Better than most
This is about a girl named Callie Leary, who is a very popular i-Girl. She had no idea that all of that was about to change. She had absolutely nothing in common with Nia Rivera and Hal Bennet. Or so she thought. Something happens with her friend Amanda that leaves them all dumbfounded. Who exactly is Amanda Valentino? That's what they have to figure out. They go through a series of clues that bring them closer to each other and hopefully Amanda.

FMS

Fat Cat by Robin Brande


Shelby, 12
12/6/2009 17:28:33
Robin Brande
Fat Cat
Borzoi Book by Alfred A. Knopf
2009

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
I think it was when she made the restaurant better and how she was able to do that project.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It is a wonderful book that kept me wanting to turn the page.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

This is about an overweight girl named Catherine who get's a science project that changes her life. She must emulate the ways of the early hominids, the earliest ancestors of human beings. She eats an all natural diet and eliminates technology from her life. she foregoes a series of adventures that leads to an ending I never expected! I would love to have this book. I would read it again in an instant.

FMS/Bistro
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Delainey, 12
12/18/2009 18:29:58

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
That a girl would sacrifice so much to change herself and see if that was possible.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
This book shows how sometimes grudges are held without reason, and that without them lives change.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

When overweight teenager, "Fat" Cat, gets a science experiment in which she can change herself inside and out, the results are amazing and surprising.
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Briana, 14
1/6/2010 16:57:45

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
Cat's veiws are the most compelling aspect
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It is a wonderful inspirational real life story.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book
It's inspirational to everyone. This book is a wonderful novel for all ages. Cat's struggles are reflected in lots of lives because of the same problems Cat had. This book gives an original way to deal with those problems and gives you ways to be more healthy in a really nice suggestive sneaky way, which is appreciated. I would love a copy of this book.

Bistro Book Club, GJHS

I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic by Lauren Tarshis

Chavilah, <12
12/14/2009 15:02:34
Lauren Tarshis
I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic
Scholastic
2010

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The most compelling aspect was the part when they where jumping into the sea to survive.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
No
Rating?
4 Better than most

it was awsome!!!!!!!!!

FMS

The Maze Runner by James Dashner


AJ, 15
12/10/2009 17:35:23
James Dashner
The Maze Runner
Delacorte Press
2009

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
People losing there memory and getting put in a artificial world.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
The story line is very thought provoking
Rating?
4 Better than most

GJHS

Eleventh Grade Burns by Heather Brewer (3 reviews)





Eleventh Grade Burns
Heather Brewer


Shelby, 13
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The whole vampire aspect so I loved it!
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes I loved it and you cheer for Vlad the whole time! This is about Vladimer Tod, a teenage vampire. It is the 4th book in the series so it is difficult to understand if you did not read the first ones! I loved it though and how he has to escape all of these devious schemes. It is so good!
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book I would love this book!!!!


Noah, 13
12/7/2009 14:59:56
Heather Brewer
Eleventh Grade Burns
Dutton Juvenile
2010

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The intense whats going to happen next.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It is action packed and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

Vlad is having another awful year at school when things only get worse as he can't control his hunger, and Otis, his uncle, may be sentenced to death by Elisian law.

FMS/Bistro
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Brandon, 16
10/29/2009 11:29:12 PM
Heather Brewer
Eleventh Grade Burns
2010
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book: its flow. how it runs. its just a really amazing book.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Yes
it is the fourth book of the series so it was a little confuseing but even then it hooked me like no other. this is a very well written book.
Rating? 4 Better than most
this book is truly good and i wish to read the rest of the series
Additional Comments: i would also like a copy of this book. thank you for letting me experiance a book this well written
CHS

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy


Tori, 13
12/7/2009 14:59:42
Derek Landy
Skulduggery Pleasant
HarperCollins Publishers
2007

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The most compelling aspect was the way the author described the violence.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
No
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

Stephanie Edgely has to uncover a mysterious plot involving her dead uncle with the help of ace detective and living skeleton, Skulduggery Plesant.

FMS

The Plague by Joanne Dahme


Sierra White, 12
12/7/2009 14:57:57
Joanne Dahme
The Plague
Running Press Teens
2009

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
I loved how it had unexpected twists.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
This book has a universal appeal.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

The Plague is about the Black Plague. It shows how love and friendship can conquer anything even things invisible to the human eye.

FMS

Episodes: My life as I see it by Blaze Ginsberg


Ursula, 17
12/7/2009 7:10:42
Blaze Ginsberg
Episodes: My life as I see it
Roaring Book Press
2009


Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
I could relate to it.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
Yes
It's told in a unique format and perspective.
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book

It's a memoir dedicated to the author who has high-functioning autism and he has sorted his life as if they were episodes in TV series.

Bistro Book Club, GJHS

The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea M Campbell


Anthony, 14
12/2/2009 15:42:52
Chelsea M Campbell
The Rise of Renegade X
Egmont USA
2010

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The most compelling aspect is waiting to find out his superpower and how he'll use it.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
No
Rating?
5 Hard to imagine a better book
I would really like a copy, please.
Bistro Book Club

Living Hell by Catherine Jinks


Anthony, 14
12/2/2009 15:40:19
Catherine Jinks
Living Hell
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2010

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
The most compelling aspect is that you never know what's going to happen next.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
No
Rating?
4 Better than most
It was pretty good.
Bistro Book Club