Review: Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity

Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity
Jess, Chunk, and the Road Trip to Infinity by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I don’t normally pick out LGTBA stories to read but this one sounded interesting. It was an alright read for me. Chuck was an interesting character and I felt for him at times. Jess wasn’t the most likeable person, I found her somewhat whiny. Yes, she’s transitioning to be a girl and I can imagine there’s a lot of anxiety and confusion that comes with the process but she was a little too whiny for me.

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Review: Bluff

Bluff
Bluff by Julie Dill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got sucked into this one and couldn’t put it down. I felt for Chelsea through all her troubles and excitement. While I’m not sure how likely a teen would be able to pull off going into a real casino for so long this was an exciting read that I think a lot of people would enjoy. You can definitely see Chelsea’s addiction, even though its not labeled, and how it begins to affect her life. That ending though…I was totally not expecting that!

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Review: My Sister Rosa

My Sister Rosa
My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this. The idea a psychopath children is always creepy and I though the author did a great job of portraying Rosa. Also, I never saw the twist coming! I would recommend this to older teen reads because of one scene between Che and his girlfriend that might not be appropriate for younger teens.

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Review: You Were Here

You Were Here
You Were Here by Cori McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this because the main character, Jaycee, seemed a little too self destructive but as it went on, Jaycee and the rest of the characters really started to find themselves. I really liked the artwork and bits of comics added in. I think it really gave those characters a distinct voice. I would definitely recommend this for teens looking for realistic fiction with a bit of adventure.

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Review: Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery

Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery
Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery by Abby Sher
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

The girls stories were interesting but the writing was very difficult to read. It felt very short and choppy whereas the quotes from the girls were phrased much better. I did like the fact/fiction tidbits. I think a teen reading this book would definitely stop and think twice about them. I felt that as each girl’s story was told they got shorter and shorter. This topic is so important but this book didn’t impress me as much as others.

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Review: Walk the Edge

Walk the Edge
Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great story from Katie McGarry. I really liked the cyber bullying aspect because so many teens today deal with that every day. Razor and Breanna are both great characters and I could feel their pain and joy as they dealt with their own problems and learned to embrace each other. I can’t wait for the next book!

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Review: The Martian

The Martian
The Martian by Andy Weir
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Yes, there was a lot of science involved, but Mark Watney is such a character that you don’t mind listening to his science descriptions while seeing him trying to survive life on Mars. This book has a little bit of everything; suspense, comedy, science, and survival. It is definitely one to give a try even if you aren’t into science, the story is great.

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