Sacramento Public Library

July 2014

    The Darlings in Love

    The Darlings in Love - Melissa Kantor

    I actually forgot to read "The Darlings Are Forever." Oops! I feel like the Darlings are my friends and I at school (except that we go to the same school).

    - Maelyn, 13
    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

    The book was so touching. John Green is a great author.

    - Maelyn, 13
    Divergent

    Divergent - Veronica Roth

    This book easily became one of my favorite novels, and in my opinion, even surpassed the Hunger Games! Divergent is set in a future world made up of a society divided into five factions-- groups of people that each value different virtues. When members of society turn sixteen, they must take an "aptitude test" that determines which faction they will dedicate the rest of their life to. The main character and narrator of Divergent is a sixteen year old female protagonist named Beatrice Prior, who comes from the selfless faction "Abnegation." After taking her aptitude test, she learns that she possesses a deadly secret, one that could be fatal if anyone learns about it. Along with the weight of this new knowledge, she is forced to choose the impossible: stay with her family or leave everything she's ever known behind? Divergent kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end, full of twists and turns and action on every page. The characters were likable, and the plot was entertaining and surprising. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good adventure and a suspenseful plot.

    - Lorna, 12
    Divergent

    Divergent - Veronica Roth

    Best book ever. Definite have-to-read. Related to Hunger Games with similar plot.

    - Anonymous, 12
    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

    I know, I know, another Fault in Our Stars review. Well, coming from a person who hates to read books while they are mainstream and who would not even touch a Twilight book (and yes, I am a teenage girl), this book deserves all the talk that it's been getting. The characters are well-developed and the storyline is pretty good.

    - Christine, 14
    Scarlet

    Scarlet - Marissa Meyer

    What? There's a book two for Cinder? YES! Now personally I preferred Cinder to Scarlet but that's because robotics and engineering have become a fascination to me. Scarlet is a twist on Little Red Riding Hood in the world of Cinder. This takes place in France. When Scarlet's grandmother goes missing and the police have given up the search, it's up to Scarlet to find her. With the help of a street fighter that's new to town and goes by the name Wolf, she goes searching and learns that there is more to this story than a loving grandmother missing.

    - Christine, 14
    Cinder

    Cinder - Marissa Meyer

    You know the original tale of Cinderella and you know steampunk settings, but what happens when the two combine? Meet Cinder, a teenage mechanic and Cyborg living in New Beijing with her stepmother and two stepsisters. But life is not as simple as housework and an upcoming ball. A plague has been spreading throughout the city and no one survives it. So when her stepmother volunteers Cinder to be a test subject to find a cure, Cinder is shocked. As if that weren't enough, the unnatural people from the moon called Lunars are threatening to wage war against Earth. I LOVED this book. A friend of mine recommended it to me and I read it in two days. A definite page turner.

    - Christine, 14
    Coffeehouse Angel

    Coffeehouse Angel - Suzanne Selfors

    This book was incredibly fun to read. It's the story of a girl who meets an angel who is determined to reward her for her kindness to him. At first I thought that the story seemed a little childish, but it's much better once you read it. Also, there's a twist ending!

    - Aileen, 13
    Secrets of my Hollywood Life: Paparazzi Princess

    Secrets of my Hollywood Life: Paparazzi Princess - Jen Calonita

    Love it, just like her other book. I first read "Sleepaway Girls."

    - Jewel, 13
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