Reviews by Category: Nonfiction

Teen Review
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The Body

By Bill Bryson
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Bhaargavi U.
Jun 7, 2024

Want to obtain general knowledge of the human body? If so, you should check out Bill Bryson’s The Body. This book covers basic knowledge of various areas throughout the human body. Topics like the heart, the brain, the head, the immune system, and others can be found in this book. Bill Bryson incorporates his fun style and worthy information into the book which keeps the reader entertained while reading. Additionally, he amusingly converses with the reader to keep them curious and engaged.

Teen Review
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Emotional Intelligence

By Daniel Goleman
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Bhaargavi U.
Jun 7, 2024

IQ always comes to mind first when thinking about intelligence, but it’s not what drives humanity. Emotional intelligence is the more significant IQ in Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence. This informative read has psychological thinking about various circumstances. Daniel Goleman dissects situations psychologically and reveals the forms of emotional intelligence that are in use or should be utilized.

Teen Review
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Better Than We Found It

By Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Aakanksha R.
Jun 7, 2024

Better Than We Found It by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph is a powerful and thought-provoking book that challenges readers to reflect on the current state of society and take action to create a more just and equitable world. The authors share personal stories, insights, and practical advice on how individuals can contribute to positive change in their communities and beyond.

Teen Review
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Genetics 101

By Beth Skwarecki
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Bhaargavi U.
Jun 7, 2024

Want a short, but detailed overview of genetics? This is the perfect book for that. Genetics 101 has various topics under the branch of genetics which are explained concisely. Topics like DNA replication, protein synthesis, inheritance, evolution, and others can be found in this time-worthy book. Fun facts and sections about many related subjects can also be found in this book. It’s not too wordy and can be understood by all science levels. Once you read it, you will walk away knowing more than you started with.

Teen Review
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I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives

By Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Z. Ahmed
May 24, 2024

This heartwarming non-fiction book shows the unlikely pen-pal friendship between Caitlin, a young student from Philadelphia, and Martin, a teenage boy from a struggling family in Zimbabwe. Through their exchanged letters over six years, the two develop a deep bond that reveals their extremely different backgrounds. Caitlin wants to make a difference in the world, while Martin dreams of getting an education and escaping poverty. However, cultural differences, financial difficulties, and distance stand in the way of their bond.

Teen Review
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The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Bella P.
May 24, 2024

Jeannette Walls' The Glass Castle is a memoir that recounts the life of the author in her dysfunctional family. Jeannette desires stability—something that was never provided in her childhood because of poverty, neglect, and constantly moving from place to place. Jeannette learns to depend on herself—the most reliable person in her life.

Teen Review
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Educated

By Tara Westover
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
TeenReviewer11
May 24, 2024

Educated is a memoir written by Tara Westover. Westover grew up in rural Idaho in a survivalist family. Her father was very strict; he did not allow Tara and her siblings to receive formal education and forced them to stay away from the healthcare system because he believed the government was trying to steer them away from God. When Tara was 17, she decided to attend college at BYU, which marked the beginning of her educational journey.

Teen Review
Audition

Audition

By Michael Shurtleff
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
May 13, 2024

Audition by Michael Shurtleff is the perfect book for anybody looking to enter the world of acting. It provides tips directly from one of the most accomplished casting directors. He dives into a multitude of ways on how to make your auditions pop. Since reading the book, I’ve grown more confident in my auditions and understand what auditors are looking for. Shurtleff uses examples from auditions he’s seen to clearly teach what to do and what not to do in an audition.

Teen Review
Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie

By Mitch Albom
Star Rating
★★

Rated by
Lavinia S.
Apr 14, 2024

Tuesdays with Morrie, written by Mitch Albom, is a memoir recounting his reconnection with his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who is battling ALS(amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). As Mitch finds himself drifting from his former passionate self to a discontented individual, Morrie's illness serves as a catalyst for their reunion. Through their weekly Tuesday gatherings, Morrie shares lessons with Mitch about life, love, and death. 

Teen Review
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Invisible Child

By Andrea Elliott
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
k_the_great
Apr 12, 2024

Invisible Child is a nonfiction book written by Andrea Elliott. Elliott used her decades of reporting of the poverty in America to highlight Dasani, an impoverished child of many in America. Dasani grew up homeless in New York City and faced the problems of poverty. She leads her siblings through the world of being homeless. She encounters chances of escaping poverty but must ask herself what she wants.

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