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Tree of Smoke Critique
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The Tree of Smoke was a great book filled with emotion of four men during the Vietnam War. It truly holds the standards of a national book award. Immediately once I started to read the book I noticed that the author could paint a picture in my... (more »)
Sea of Monsters
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This is a great book with great action. It follows the the first book of the sieries very well, and the athour is very good at keeping you enticed in the book. A great part of this book is that you will never get bored like in other books where... (more »)
Weak but Strong
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“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” this quote is from Susan Gale. The Last Dragon was written by C.A. Rainfield. It is the first book of Dragon Speaker series. The genre... (more »)
Feed. by MT Anderson
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     In a world as technologically savvy as todays, a gentle warning cannot hurt. In a world where people would rather text than call, ask Siri instead of a professor, or surf the web than initiate a conversation, even a futuristic, sci-fi... (more »)
Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff
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     Throughout the course of a day, the number of times that one’s decision making skills are influenced are countless. When you take that total from one day and factor that number in over the course of several years, everyday influences... (more »)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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 “Write about what disturbs you,” Harper & Row editor Elaine Stein advises aspiring young journalist Skeeter Phelan. “Particularly if it bothers no one else.” Taking her advice, Skeeter proposes a book idea that would dangerously... (more »)
Glitches (The Lunar Chronicles 0.5) by Marissa...
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 Cinder is a cyborg living in New Beijing with her adoptive family. Before then she lived in Europe with her parents, till she was eleven and was in a car crash that killed her parents and turned her into a cyborg.  Throughout the story Cinder... (more »)
Percy Jackson and The Last Olympian by Rick...
    Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian ~by Rick Riordan          In a world where almost every single story that is written is just the remake or redo of another, its amazing to find a gem like this amongst the works. In Percy... (more »)
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Cloud Atlas Review What do a futuristic Korean slave, a Californian journalist, and a bisexual composer have in common?  Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell delves into six separate stories in a hexad of unique time periods and a sextet of different... (more »)
Torn:Book 1 by K.A. Robinson
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Torn is the first book in the Torn trilogy, written by K. A. Robinson. The main character, Chloe, decides to start a new life at college in West Virginia with her two best friends, Logan and Amber. She goes about her days trying to forget her... (more »)
Grift by Jason Mosberg
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Las Vegas, a town in the middle of the desert, a place where people win and lose millions of dollars. A town where casinos are open 24/7, alcohol is allowed on the streets, and it is on everyone’s bucket list on places to go. Where Las Vegas... (more »)
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
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Love, death, renewal – the scope of this intriguing, heart-breaking novel; will she be able to endure the impediments on Earth? This novel—Salvage—features Ava Parastrata, the daughter of the captain on a vessel entitled the,... (more »)
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I Am Malala is an inspiring autobiography that teaches readers of all ages the importance of standing up for what they believe in. At age 11, Malala Yousafzai became a young blogger and activist for girls’ education in Pakistan. She and... (more »)
Lord of the Flies by William Golding This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Are humans inherently good or evil? William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a raw look at the horrid depths of what happens to human nature when societal and governmental controls disappear. It takes place on a Pacific island where a plane... (more »)
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Out of Reach by Carrie Arcos This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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What do you do when someone you love has an addiction? Do you let them be, make them stop cold turkey, or take them to rehab for professional help? Does your loved one even want to be helped? In Out of Reach, it is up to Rachel to help her... (more »)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The Book Thief floated around my mental, then digital, book lists for years. In elementary school, librarians recommended it. Once I even checked it out from my public library but never read it. So I put it off for years and years until one day... (more »)
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