Teen Reviews




5-Star Book Reviews from the 2012 Summer Reading Program

Check out these awesome book reviews that were submitted to the OCL by teens participating in the 2012 Summer Reading Program!

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Almost Forever
"Almost Forever"
by Maria Testa
Reviewer: Rachel Bradford, 13

This book is very short (69 pages), but don’t be fooled. This is a very heartwarming book about a father who goes off to be a doctor in Vietnam. His daughter has lots of feelings, and she wishes that a year was not so long. I recommend that EVERYONE read this book!

Fire from the Rock
"Fire from the Rock"
by Sharon Draper
Reviewer: Kevin Campbell, 14

I usually don not like books about segregation, but this book really had me hyped about the events that were going on.

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story
"Green River Killer: A True Detective Story"
by Jeff Jenson
Reviewer: Melanie Reddick, 12

This book was very interesting. It helped me to understand a serial killer’s mind. It was also full of suspense.

Hatchet
"Hatchet"
by Gary Paulsen
Reviewer: Kobie Kirven, 13

Hatchet is a well written and suspenseful book. I, as a reader, loved the suspense as the main character, Brian, fights for survival in an effort to save himself from animals, starvation and sickness.

Infamous
"Infamous"
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Reviewer: Kevin Campbell, 14

Sherrilyn’s books, with their descriptiveness, create awesome images. Before I read this book, I had how it was going to end all planned out in my head. But Sherrilyn amazed me once again with her unpredictability.

Never Been Kissed
"Never Been Kissed"
by Melody Carlson
Reviewer: Taylore Hunter, 16

I feel that this book deserves five stars. It is about a teenage girl who is new at her high school and has a crush on the popular girl’s boyfriend. He also likes her. But somehow, inappropriate pictures get out on the internet. She believes that her faith in God can help her get out of this misunderstanding. This book is so relatable to the average teenager. I also love that the author incorporated God into her novel, because I am a Christian as well. While I was reading this book, it kept me on my toes because it was so suspenseful. I couldn’t help but reading page after page to find out what was going to happen next. This book is very well-rounded because it includes romance, religion, faith and suspense. This is my number one book.

No Disrespect
"No Disrespect"
by Sister Souljah
Reviewer: Denisia Rowe, 16

Sister Souljah is a solid thinker and author who is boldly outspoken on her opinions of love, spirituality and the human race, especially regarding African Americans.

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep
"Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep"
by Gail Carson Levine
Reviewer: Brooke Butler, 13

Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep is absolutely remarkable. Giving the story “Sleeping Beauty” a twist, Levine makes her readers laugh with her outstanding, whimsical characters. This book should be read by all who like princess tales with a twist.

Purity
"Purity"
by Jackson Pearce
Reviewer: Diamond Sullivan, 14

In this novel, Shelby Crewe had to stick to three promises she made with her mom before her mom died. Shelby didn’t know what the promises meant, but throughout the novel, she understands them and grows closer to her dad.

Surrender the Heart
"Surrender the Heart"
by Mary Lu Tyndall
Reviewer: Brittany Butler, 17

Surrender the Heart is a life-changing book. As the characters discover God’s destiny for their lives, the reader is made to consider his own destiny and heart. I enjoyed this book because it spoke of God’s love for everyone. If I could give this book more than five stars, I gladly would.

Teenage Love Affair
"Teenage Love Affair"
by Ni-Ni Simone
Reviewer: Diamond Jamison, 14

Teenage Love Affair is a very good book. It taught me a life lesson before I even turned 17, which was not to follow in the main character’s footsteps.

The Enchantress
"The Enchantress"
by Michael Scott
Reviewer: Amber Ossewaarde, 16

This long awaited novel delivers all that it promised and more. With well-timed revelations and explosive action, the story races to a close. Will the two that are one become the one that is all?

The First Part Last
"The First Part Last"
by Angela Johnson
Reviewer: Taylor Nicole Howell, 16

I feel that this book deserves five stars because it is a really deep, heartfelt story. I love the whole plot of the story. I love how well Angela Johnson used imagery when she would describe the simplest things. I love how she created the character of Bobby and the way he took responsibility for Feather. I would constantly reread this book.

The Hunger Games
"The Hunger Games"
by Suzanne Collins
Reviewer: Benjiman Williams, 14

This book starts off slow, then BAM, it hits you in the face with blood and action-filled details.

Vespers Rising
"Vespers Rising"
by Rick Riordan and Friends
Reviewer: Amber Ossewaarde, 16

This book is a synopsis of the Cahill history, from the time of Gideon up until the present. This is a must read for any 39 Clues fan!

Warriors: Forest of Secrets
"Warriors: Forest of Secrets"
by Erin Hunter
Reviewer: Daniel Ossewaarde, 12

This book is very well written, delivering everything the right way. The happy moments and the sad moments make you want to laugh and cry. Add great characters and an interesting plot, and you’ve got a forest of secrets!

Warriors: Into the Wild
"Warriors: Into the Wild"
by Erin Hunter
Reviewer: Daniel Ossewaarde, 12

This is a great book. No book has grabbed my attention as much as this one did. The action makes you feel like you are there. My only complaint was that the ending came too soon. Luckily, there are over 40 books by Ms. Erin about Warriors. Yes, please!

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