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

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Author: Rick Yancy

Over all I found this book amazing! The Fifth Wave has a protaganist by the name of Cassie. It is litarlly the end of the world for cassie. She belives the is the last girl an earth untill she meets Even Walker. Cassie dose not know if she can trust him in a world filled with aliens with the faces of humans. the unwanted invadors could be anyone. Cassie fears everyone in her family is dead, the only person who might still be alive is her little brother Sammy. Cassie has to learn to trust this mysterious person, Even, in order to potentially save her brother.

The cast of characters in this book is great all the caracters are round and you get a feel of who they are. The world in genral is odd to think about. It makes you question all you thought was true.

Tis was an allover wonderful and quick read! I highly recommend this book to anyone!

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Author: Elizabeth Scott

This story is the most unforgetable! This book is short, but is so good it won't matter! You can curl up and enjoy this short, sad, UNFORGETABLE books EVER! If you want to know about it you will have to read it!

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Author: Gayle Forman

I LOVED If I Stay, but I struggled with this one. I had such a hard time with Adam through the book. I just wanted to shake him, or slap him upside the head, or kick him in the butt, or all of the above! Not to say that it isn't well written, it is, which is probably why I was so frustrated with him. In the end, the end made it worth it!

I Stayed!!

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Title: If I Stay
Author: Gayle Forman

I loved this book! The gut wrenching decision Mia has to make and the pain her family and friends go through come through beautifully with Gayle Forman's writing. It kept me riveted throughout. I can't wait for the movie - can already tell a lot of Kleenex will be needed!

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Author: Sharon Biggs Waller

Follow Victoria Darling as she tries to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life in 1909 London. She has to reconcile her desires to follow her dream to be an artist with her upper class family's expectations of what a proper lady should act like and marry all with the back drop of the suffrage movement of the early 1900's. 

The book was well written and intereresting, however, I felt if it would have been about 75 pages shorter, it would have been better. Fans of Downton Abbey will see much of Sybil in Victoria and will recognize many references to life, society's rules, and London. It also contains a great historical reference section in the back.

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Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass

The conclusion on The Selection series is true to form. The author takes us on a roller coaster of emotion, self doubt, and self discovery as we cheer for America and her future.

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Author: Jack Gantos

Gantos does okay in school, but he doesn’t get too attached to people because his family moves a lot. His father takes a job out of the country forcing the family to move during his junior year of high school. They decide not to enroll him in school since he doesn’t speak Spanish, instead; they put him to work for his father. Gantos longs for something more…he wants to be a writer. He moves back to Florida and re-enrolls in his senior year (despite not having finished his junior year). He struggles in school this time and eventually follows his family to the Virgin Islands. In order to earn money for college, Gantos participates in a drug scheme—attempting to sail a large yacht full of hashish from the Virgin Islands to NYC. Eventually, he is caught by federal agents, arrested, and sentenced to six-years in prison. During his time in prison, he escapes the horrors of prison life through his writing and is released after a little over a year. 

This book has won a number of awards: the Sibert Honor in 2003, the Massachusetts Book Award for Children's/Young Adult Literature in 2003, named a Printz Honor book in 2003, and was nominated for the Abraham Lincoln Award in 2007. Gantos tells the story of his life—or a small portion of it—in a “matter-of-fact” way that teens and adults alike can relate to. 

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Author: James Patterson

Wisty and Whit are watching the world as they know it die around them.  The One who is the One is evil and his diseased magically mind is infecting the world.  The One is after the Wisty's gift.  He wants to be equal to a GOD.  Wisty and Whit must not let this happen.  While preventing the One for taking Wisty's power, they must return order to the world.  Ultimately defeating and destroying the One, to eliminate his evil from the world