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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Gelato

By Jenna Evans Welch
4
Rated by
Natalie M.
Feb 3, 2023

This book hooked me from the start. I love it when a book can immediately
draw you in, and this book did just that. Love & Gelato is full of so many
loveable characters, and it’s so heartwarming to watch them bond. While I
did feel that for a romance book it did take a while to fully uncover the whole
romance, it is very well written, and has many other factors other than just
the main romance. We learn more about the main character's distrust with

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The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han
4
Rated by
Natalie M.
Feb 3, 2023

Most people know this book series from the tv series made after the books. I
know a lot of people who watched the show first, then read the books.
Personally, I would never do that. I hate watching the remaking of books as
shows first, just because when you do go to read the books, your entire
perspective is altered due to the show. So as soon as I discovered the show,
and the books it was created for, I went out and got myself a copy of the
books first. Me and my best friend read them together, and when we both

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Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz

Sick Kids in Love

By Hannah Moskowitz
5
Rated by
Natalie M.
Feb 3, 2023

This book is amazing. Although the title is pretty cheesy, this book really
does show what a true relationship can look like, full of ups and downs. Sick
Kids in Love
is written from the perspective of main character Isabel. Isabel
isn’t your average teenager, which adds so much more to the book. She has a
hard home life, which is explained throughout the book. Not only that, but
she deals with rheumatoid arthritis on a regular basis, something that most

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Spy School Goes South by Stuart Gibbs

Spy School Goes South

By Stuart Gibbs
5
Rated by
Mia M.
Feb 3, 2023

Spy School Goes South is about a boy named Ben Ripely. He is asked to trail one of his
former friends who agrees to lead him and his friends to SPYDER, the group of terrorists that
Ben continuously thwarts. When things go sideways and Ben ends up in a crocodile infested
river, he must rely on his friends to track down his enemies and save the day. I really liked this
book because it had things I didn’t expect and the characters had good senses of humor. My

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A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller

A Lite Too Bright

By Samuel Miller
2
Rated by
Iqra N.
Feb 2, 2023

A Lite Too Bright features Arthur Pullman the third, who is known for his famous grandfather,
the author of a bestselling classic, A World Away. However, Arthur’s grandfather had died after a
long time faced with Alzheimers disease. After Arthur had faced a trial in court for allegedly
attempting to hit his girlfriend, he is sent to live with his aunt and uncle. Not long after, he sees a
hidden note in an old book of his grandfather and quickly leaves in order to figure out what his

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Fieldhouse by Scott Novosel

Fieldhouse

By Scott Novosel
5
Rated by
Leena D.
Feb 2, 2023

Scott Novosell is eager to play on the Kansas University basketball team. He repeatedly emails
the team’s head coach, and eventually scores an interview with him. The interview didn’t go
well, but the coach advised him to participate in the walk-on tryouts. On the first day, he played
outstandingly, but all of a sudden, he broke his leg and is unable to try out for this season. Will
Scott bounce back and try out next season, or leave basketball behind and focus on other
things?

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Kids Like Us by Hilary Reyl

Kids Like Us

By Hilary Reyl
3
Rated by
Leena D.
Feb 2, 2023

Martin Dubois, a teenage boy who has autism, travels to France during the summer for his
mother’s new movie production. His sister, Elizabeth, accompanies him and helps him through
the first few days of summer school. Martin has never been in a “normal” school environment,
so it’s tricky for him to deal with so many different students. Martin believes that the book,
Search, is a story of his life from the main character’s point of view. So when he meets a girl

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins
5
Rated by
Abigail M.
Feb 2, 2023

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a science fiction novel. Set in the dystopian
nation of Panem, Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself as a tribute for the 74th annual Hunger
Games. The games pit teenagers against one another in a fight to the death for the Capitol’s
enjoyment and to instill fear into the citizens. Katniss joins forces with Peeta Mellark, the
baker’s boy, and if they are to win they have to discern how to survive and not fall into the
Capitol’s trap.

Teen Review
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz

Alex & Eliza

By Melissa de la Cruz
5
Rated by
Leilani G.
Feb 2, 2023

Alex & Eliza, by Melissa de la Cruz, tells the story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler’s
romance. Set in the late eighteenth century, Eliza is the daughter of a high standing family that
has lost most of their money. She meets Alexander, a poor young soldier from the West Indies,
at her family’s ball. The two immediately disagree and separate as enemies. As one of three
oldest daughters, it is Eliza’s duty to bring her family back to its former legacy by marrying rich.

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Charlie Thorne and the Lost City by Stuart Gibbs

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City

By Stuart Gibbs
5
Rated by
Mia M.
Feb 2, 2023

Charlie Thorne and the Lost City is about a girl named Charlie Thorne who is on the run
because she has dangerous information memorized. When she sets off on an adventure to find
Darwin’s secret discovery, she never imagined the adventures that she faces. I enjoyed this
book because it has a really smart main character and lots of unexpected challenges. My
favorite part is when Charlie gets taught how to paint her nails. I would recommend this book to
6th or 7th graders.

 

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