Reviews by Tag: family

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The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

The Astonishing Color of After

By Emily X.R. Pan
5
Rated by
Emily B.
Oct 21, 2021

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan is a coming-of-age story that follows teenager Leigh Chen Sanders as she deals with the aftermath of her mother’s suicide. Shortly after her mother’s death, Leigh believes that she has been visited by her mother- in the form of a bird. She is convinced that she will be able to see her once again if she journeys to Taiwan to meet her grandparents.

Teen Review
A Home For Goddesses and Dogs by Leslie Connor

A Home for Goddesses and Dogs

By Leslie Connor
5
Rated by
Lisa J.
Oct 21, 2021

It’s been a while since Lydia’s mother died, but Lydia still finds herself reeling from the impact of the life-changing event. Following the plan that she made with her mother, Lydia uproots to her Aunt Brat’s Connecticut farm, where she finds two more adults — Eileen (Aunt Brat’s good-humored wife) and Elloroy (their quirky live-in landlord) — waiting for her with open arms. Lydia struggles to become accustomed to her new family, and the big yellow dog that her aunt adopted just days after her arrival isn’t helping either.

Teen Review
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

By J.K. Rowling
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 21, 2021

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an exotic and lovable fantasy novel by J.K. Rowling. This book is about a prisoner named Sirius Black who escaped Azkaban (wizarding prison). Everyone believes that Sirius is after Harry because they think Sirius was under Voldemort. Harry, Ron, and Hermione find out what Sirius black was after. I love the way Sirius and Harry get along after they find out the truth after Harry’s parents’ deaths.

Teen Review
Finding Nemo DVD

Finding Nemo

5
Rated by
Aryan C.
Oct 21, 2021

Finding Nemo is one of my favorite childhood movies because it tells an amazing adventure across the ocean. The movie starts with Marlin trying to protect his son Nemo, a clown fish, who has one fin of less than average size; Nemo ends up being captured and lands in a fishbowl with other apprehended and imprisoned fish accompanying him. Nemo’s dad, Marlin, travels across the immeasurable ocean along with a new friend he made named Dory who suffers from short-term memory loss.

Teen Review
Act Cool by Tobly McSmith

Act Cool

By Tobly McSmith
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

August Greene is a trans teen that attends a prestigious performing arts school in New York, where he feels his true self. He made a promise to his parents that he won’t transition; if he does, he would have to attend conversion therapy. He tries to be himself with his friends, and, at the same time, satisfy his parents’ wishes.

Teen Review
Finding Dory

Finding Dory

5
Rated by
Aryan C.
Oct 21, 2021

Finding Dory was amazing to watch and look at. The animation was spectacular, the storyline was tremendous, and the parts where Dory forgot what she was saying and started all over again were funny. In this new and improved version of the original Finding Nemo, Dory is searching for her parents and gets lost throughout her journey. Dory is a fish who has short-term memory loss which makes her journey even harder.

Teen Review
To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer

To Night Owl From Dogfish

By Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer
5
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 19, 2021

To Night Owl From Dogfish is a family bonding and funny fiction by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer. This book is about Avery and Bett, whose dads want them to be friends because they are dating. The dads send them both to a camp, where they become closer but the dads become more distant. Avery (one of the two girls) sees her mom for the first time in 10 years. Their dads break up, but the girls stay close and trick their dads to enroll them in the same summer camp.

Teen Review
Spells Trouble by P.C. Cast

Spells Trouble

By P.C. Cast
2
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

Two twin teenage witches, Mercy and Hunter Goode, are next in line to become protectors of the gate to the underworld. Everything seemed to be going alright, until their mother becomes the first victim of the creatures that lurk in the underworld. Now, they must set all aside and protect the world. Will they succeed in their task? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
Fierce as the Wind by Tara Wilson Redd

Fierce as the Wind

By Tara Wilson Redd
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

When Miho’s boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, she is miserable.  In order to get away from the stress of college and break-ups, she decides to participate in a triathlon. With support from her family and friends, she will undergo tough training in order to prepare herself. She gains mental and physical strength with every step she takes.

Teen Review
Cars 2 DVD

Cars 2

5
Rated by
Aryan C.
Oct 6, 2021

Cars 2 is an amazing movie to watch. It is different from the first Cars movie because there is action, adventure, mystery, and detective work which is an amazing choice for a family movie night. Lightning McQueen is one of the main characters along with Mater, Lighting McQueen‘s best friend. There are two new cars introduced in this movie who are undercover spies for London’s Agency.

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