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The Innocent Man
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This is probably one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read. This was John Grisham's first ever published non-fiction book, and it was phenomenal. I highly recommend this book to any teenager/adult that is interested in law.... (more »)
True Legend
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<div> True Legend is an thoughtful, struggle comeback story that captures the true nature of basketball. True Legend was written by Mike Lupica. I reccomend True Legend to anyone who loves or wants to love basketball. I think this book... (more »)
The Hunger Games: A Review by Josh Walker
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<div> The Hunger Games is the best book I've read in a while and I think eighth graders should read it. It has something for everyone to enjoy. For the kids who like romance, there is a love element. And for kids who like action or... (more »)
An Abundance of Katherines
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An Abundance of Katherine's is a clever and humorous book by one of my favorite authors John Green. The book tells the story of Colin Singleton, and how he only dates girls names Katherine. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone... (more »)
The Raft
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"The Raft" is made by S. A Bodeen Robie is an experienced traveler. She’s taken the flight from Honolulu to the Midway Atoll, a group of Pacific islands where her parents live, many times. When she has to get to Midway in a hurry after... (more »)
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The book “Openly Straight” by Bill Konigsberg is horrible. The protagonist Rafe Goldberg is a gay junior who travels away from his hometown to an all boy's boarding school in Massachusetts. Why? No. Good. Reason. He feels labeled in his... (more »)
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Quiet by Susan Cain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In a world dominated by people who have the audacity to “be gay, light, shining,” one often finds people who are tagged “shy, diffident, timid” simply because they just don't mix with the crowd. They don't enjoy parties, they don't perform... (more »)
Wonder by R. J. Palacio This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Wonder truly lives up to its title. Tears of both sadness and joy spilled down my face as I read and wondered what would happen next in this extravagantly written book. It is a book that needs to be thoroughly enjoyed by all, and if you do not... (more »)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Laurie Halse Anderson's latest Young Adult feat chronicles 17-year-old Hayley's senior year in a new high school after settling in a new town with her father, who is haunted by internal demons. A war veteran, her father finds day-to-day life... (more »)
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Ah, Twilight – the most controversial topic since tandoori chicken versus plain chicken. Yet here I sit, a critic with a laptop and a strong opinion, vying to obtain the lead role in the dramatic play that is the Twilight debate. No, not Team... (more »)
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
<p>  In one word I can sum up the book Cinder by Marissa Meyer; “Wow!” This book is truly amazing science fiction with its strong characters, interesting antagonists, captivating plot, and overall originality. Cinder, the main... (more »)
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina...
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<div>  Nothing can make a girl more excited, than the chance to go to an older boy’s prom.  Shopping for the dress, papering for the night, the night itself, and then the days follow where you remember and gossip about the prom. What... (more »)
Mocking Jay by Suzan Collins
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            This story takes place in a ruined, old and destroyed mining town, District 12. It was a home that once belonged to Katniss Everdeen, The Girl on Fire. That is where she grew up. District 12 is known for coal mining, but... (more »)
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
“It starts with an itch you just can’t shake. Then comes a fever and a tickle in your throat. A few days later, you’ll be blabbing your secrets and chatting with strangers like they’re old friends. Three more, and the paranoid... (more »)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The world of fantasy is a very difficult one to get sucked into, especially those of us who are grown up at least a little bit. The magic just is not as convincing as it used to be, for whatever reason. Neil Gaiman’s <em>The Ocean at... (more »)
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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
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<p> <span style="color: rgb(24, 24, 24); font-family: Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 18px;">Into the Wild is a befitting name for this novel. It not only has elements of... (more »)
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