South Kingstown Public Library Teens

Teens Suggest Reading…

on October 16, 2012


Teen Read Week
October 14-20

One of the goals of Teen Read Week is to encourage teens to read for fun. Sometimes though, with school, sports, clubs, family…well, life…finding time to read can be hard. And even when you do find time, there is always the big question. “What should I read?”

For the next few days, we’ll be sharing some reviews written this past summer by teens. See what others have read and recommend…maybe you’ll find your next book!
And don’t forget, there is still time to sign up for the Teen Read Week Read-A-Thon on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at the Peace Dale Library!

Schooled by Gordon Korman
This book is about a boy named Capricorn Anderson. He has lived at Garland Farm with his grandmother, Rain. Until now. Rain breaks her hip and needs to have eight weeks of rehab. For the first time in his life, Cap needs to go to a real school. At this school, the strangest kid in 8th grade is elected class president.
That would be Cap.
He is made fun of and laughed at, but he doesn’t care at all. After a while though, people start looking up to Cap, and start liking him, not hating him. He starts changing everyone’s opinion of him and the way he acts. Lastly, he brings the whole school together. Three words to describe this book: unique, funny, and exciting. I would definitely recommend it to others!

  • Reviewd by: Grace M.
Cloaked by Alix Flinn
This book is about a teenage boy who goes on an adventure to find his father, free some swans, and to rescue a frog. A magical one. But he doesn’t believe in magic. He is just an ordinary, shoe repair boy.
However, everything changes when he goes on this journey.
I think this is a great book and I would recommend this to teens that love adventure and fantasy books. The words I’d use to describe this book are magical, adventurous, and funny. I would encourage both boys and girls to read this book, along with other books written by this author. If you aren’t sure if you will “absolutely love the book” like I did, pick it up, start it, and I will guarantee you will love it as much as I did.

  • Reviewed by: A Teen Reader
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Three words I’d use to describe Leviathan are exciting, suspenseful, and unexpected.
I think of the word exciting because things happen that are exciting like when Prince Alek learn to use a cyclops stormwalker. Also, when Deryn Sharp dressed up as a boy so she could join the Navy.
I think of the word suspenseful because of when Prince Alek was using the stormwalker, they were spotted and had to battle. Also when Deryn was flying, she was caught in a storm!
In addition, I think of the word unexpected because when Alek was using the stormwalker, battles occurred!
I would recommend this book to everyone!

  • Reviewd by: A Teen Reader

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more fun reading suggestions from teens!

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