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Welcome to the book blog, featuring reviews for teens from InfoSoup librarians and users!

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Author: Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is a huge pop sensation. You've heard of her right? Now shes telling everyone about the ups and downs of a starstuded life starting with the sixth grade and ending with her sixteenth birthday. She tells us who she is and who she wants to be. You may think shes to caught up in stardom, but shes knows her bounderies. Shes just like any normal teen, only with everything.

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Author: Angie Sage

The Magykal Papers is a very great book that clearly explains the back-story of Septiimus Heap's family and the history of the town and castle. It also includes many personale letters that can't be seen anywhere else! A must read if you want to learn as much as possible about the Septimus Heap series.

Author: Ellen Raskin

When seventeen year old Dickory Dock (don't laugh!) responds to an ad for an artist's assistant, she has no idea what mess she just gotten herself into. Be warned: you will NOT be able to fly through this book! TAKE IT SLOWLY. It's worth it. If you are not patient, you will be tempted to fling the book across the room in your frustration. It's mighty confusing, until the author masterfully ties the loose ends and satisfies your desires for understanding. If you do not like mystery, you won't enjoy the story in the least. But don't underestimate this great book. It is rich, full of three dimensional characters, and piled to the brim with mystery! I enjoyed reading this gem. Unfortunately, it is out of print, so it can be hard to find, even at libraries. But luckily for us, Infosoup has several copies. So I'd suggest getting your hands on this book, plopping down on the couch, and preparing yourself for the mystery of your summer. Enjoy!

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Author: Charlaine Harris

This is one of Charlaine Harris' new books. It's good if you like a book with a steady pace of excitement, sometimes its hard to keep up. There's drama through and through. Sookie Stackhouse, a barmaid from Bon Temps, Louisiana is always getting into trouble, in this book she ends up having to get saved multiple times and even ends up becoming pledged to a vampire by accident for her own protection. Her Great-Grandfather is back and he carries the most secret things of all. Many Fae, Supes, and Vamps may die. War has broken out and everyone must be on there look out. The Faery world may be closed forever. Sookie also finds out a great secret about her parents. This is probably my most favorite series in the history of books.

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Author: Cassandra Clare

In order to save her mother, Clary must go to the City of Glass, to find Ragnor Fell, a warlock who knows how to awake her mother. Jace, however, believes it is too dangerous for Clary, feeling that the Institute will use her powers as a weapon, sets the portal up so Clary cannot come along. Before they leave, a group of Forsaken attack the Shadowhunters, and almost kill Simon, who is now a vampire, leaving Jace to bring him to the City, which happens to be illegal. When Clary finds out, she uses her powers to create a portal to the City. The portal cannot bring her inside the City, unless a person is waiting for her on the other side. Knowing this, Luke makes it into the portal just in time. Outside of the City, Clary and Luke land in Lake Lyn, poisonous to all Shadowhunters {note: Luke is a werewolf}. When Clary swallows some water, she begins to hallucinate. Luke brings her to Amatis, his sister who can save Clary from dying.

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Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman

17-year-old Mia is a normal teenager…except one day her family goes for a drive and doesn’t come back. Mia watches her body as it’s pulled from the wreckage and lies in a coma in the hospital. She reflects on the past and whether or not she wants to join her family in the afterlife or fight to stay alive with her friends and her future. This book is heartbreaking and sticks with you. I found myself thinking about it long after I had turned the last page. Despite the heavy message, the book ends on a positive, hopeful note and leads you to think about your own life and what makes your life worth living. If you read this book, I definitely recommend keeping a few tissues close by.

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Author: Cameron Dokey

This book really surprised me. I love the opera "The Magic Flute" by Mozart. I love his characters, his plot line, his message...everything. When I heard about "Sunlight and Shadow", I did not expect much. How could anyone make Die Zauberflote (The original title, in German) any better than it already is? I was happily surprised. "Sunlight and Shadow", like the opera, follows the story of Mina, or Pamina, daughter of the Mage of the Day (Sarastro) and Queen of the Night (whose name is also Pamina). Mina's father has stolen her the night before he was scheduled to get her. He didn't think the Queen of the Night would come through with her side of their bargain. She would have. But he stole Mina away from her, and is going to force her to marry a man she doesn't love.

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Author: beth harbison

Holly and Nicola became bffs at camp. They also both had an arch enimie - Lexi, the rich girl who torchured them. Holly wants to be thin, Lexi rich, and Nicola pretty, that is how the title came about. then 20 years later when holly goes to the store, she cannot believe her eyes- LEXI was the one who helped her! turnes out, Lexi's dad passed away and gave everything to her nasty stp mother. now she is broke.