Reviews by Tag: family

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Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Bloom


By Judy Bloom
Rated by
Nov 7, 2022

Fudge-a-Mania is a fictional novel written by Judy Blume. Peter Hatcher,
who is a fifth grader in New York and he takes a vacation to Maine. He has to
share a vacation house with his enemy, Sheila Tubman. Peter has to come to
terms with this, and his teen age while growing up when dealing with Sheila, and
his younger annoying brother, Fudge. He tries to make this situation better with
his friends, but it turns into problems. Things get better between them, and they

Teen Review
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Counting by 7s

By Holly Goldberg Sloan
Rated by
Chloe H.
Nov 2, 2022

The protagonist is a 12-year-old named Willow Chance. She is highly gifted and
fascinated with medicine, plants, and the number 7. After a teacher accuses her of cheating
on a test she scored perfectly on, she starts meeting the school counselor, Dell Duke, who is
inspired by her intelligence. While meeting with Duke, she also meets two Vietnamese
siblings, Mai and Quang-ha Nyugen, whom she befriends and even learns Vietnamese for.
Willow also befriends the taxi driver she calls to bring her from school to Dell’s office, Jairo

Teen Review
Credence by Penelope Douglas


By Penelope Douglas
Rated by
Eva K.
Nov 1, 2022

Credence is an exceptionally written romance
mystery novel written by Penelope Douglas. It
takes us through the life of a young girl
whose parents mysteriously died and so she is
sent to live in the mountains with her step
uncle whom she has never met before. Overall
the storyline of the book is interesting due
to all the different perspectives outlined in
the book. I would not suggest this book for
young readers as it contains several mature
themes. I also feel as if the ending of the

Teen Review
Wish by Barbara O'Connor


By Barbara O'Connor
Rated by
Sep 30, 2022

Wish is a fictional novel written by Barbara O’Connor. This book is about a
girl making the same wish every day since fourth grade. Even though it looks like
situations will not allow her to fulfill her wish, she finds a way. However, she may
realize that she never needed this. The main characters are Charlie Reese,
Wishbone, and Howard. She really wishes for a real family. However, her new family
does not seem to fit her wish. To achieve this she wishes every day since 4th grade

Teen Review
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me

By Laura Dave
Rated by
Avery O.
Jul 14, 2022

The Last Thing He Told Me was a fantastic read. The book was a mystery-thriller
that kept me engaged throughout the whole book. Hannah’s husband
mysteriously disappears after trouble with work. This sets Hannah and her
step-daughter Bailey on a mission to find answers. The story emphasizes the
importance of family and what one is willing to do to protect those they love. With
many twists and turns this will keep readers engaged and wanting more. I would

Teen Review
Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

Into the Wild

By Erin Hunter
Rated by
Sophie G.
Jun 28, 2022

Into the Wild, by Erin Hunter, is about a house cat named Rusty who lives with “Twolegs”, or humans, but longs for something more. One day, Rusty discovers four clans of wild cats, called Thunderclan, Shadowclan, Riverclan, and Windclan. Rusty decides to join them, becoming Firepaw. Along the way, he makes new friends like Greypaw and Spottedleaf.

Teen Review
Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

Closer to Nowhere

By Ellen Hopkins
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 8, 2022

Rating: 4

My rating for this book is a 4 because the book is focused and I believe the poem format does bring it down in some spots at times.


This book is about two characters who have had a lot of problems in their lives. Their names are Hannah and Cal. They both live together after Cal moved in because of family problems. They both are cousins and Cal pulls pranks on Hannah that she doesn't like. Her parents slowly start drifting apart after Cal moving in. She decides to bring the family back together and to include Cal in that family too.

Teen Review
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Secret Life of Bees

By Sue Monk Kidd
Rated by
Colin K.
Jun 1, 2022

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd is a novel about a 14-year-old girl named Lily, desperate to escape her abusive father and find out about her mother’s long-lost secrets after her death many years ago. It is a compelling love story between women, as it greatly displays divine feminine power. I recommend this book to anybody who truly wants to be inspired by sisterly love and the power of sisterhood.

Teen Review
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

By Fredrik Backman
Rated by
Chloe H.
May 31, 2022

Summary: A bitter, practical man called Ove lives in a small row house in Sweden. One day, his new neighbors move in and knock over his mailbox, irritating him. Over the next three weeks, Ove repeatedly tries to commit suicide so he can join his dead wife Sonja, but is always somehow interrupted or stopped.

Teen Review
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

By Leigh Bardugo
Rated by
Augustine H.
May 25, 2022

Six of Crows, the first in a fantasy duology by Leigh Bardugo.

Summary: Kaz Brekker, an infamous criminal and the commander of a gang, has just been offered the greatest heist he’ll ever get in his life. It’s enough money for him to seek out the revenge he has been waiting for all his life. There’s just one problem: the target is in the Ice Court, the most secure building in the world. In order to pull off this heist, he needs a team.

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