Reviews by Tag: family drama

Teen Review
Along For the Ride by Rachel Meinke

Along For the Ride

By Rachel Meinke
2
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

Katelyn tends to be overshadowed by her superstar brother, Connor Jackson. When her parents force her to attend his tour across the U.S., she isn’t happy. She would have to miss competing in soccer. When she finds out that the lead singer of his act is Zach Matthews, her life changes.

Teen Review
Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins

Closer to Nowhere

By Ellen Hopkins
4
Rated by
Shreya A.
Oct 4, 2021

Closer to Nowhere is an inspiring and eye-opening fiction novel by Ellen Hopkins. This book is about a boy named Cal, who has PTSD. When his mom died when he was nine, he moved in with his dad. His dad, who went to prison two times, abused Cal by hitting him and telling him to lie to the government on his behalf. When Cal’s dad went to prison again, he moved in with his aunt and uncle, and his cousin Hannah. Every so often he would run away for one reason or the other.

Teen Review
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

Not My Problem

By Ciara Smyth
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Sep 26, 2021

Aideen is an imperfect teen that is facing many problems. She suddenly finds herself in a situation that she can solve. She decides to help Meabh, an overachieving, stressed out classmate, by pushing her down the stairs. After finding out that Meabh was able to get away from her problems, students with their own issues come to Aideen. This in turn leads Aideen to run her own secret business all while juggling her own problems at home. Will Aideen be able to solve her own problems and help others? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca

By Dame Daphne de Maurier
5
Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jul 12, 2021

Rebecca is the first wife of Maxim De Winter. He lost his first wife due to a tragic incident. Maxim married another woman. When she enters Manderlery, she notices that Rebecca is everywhere. She fears that everyone loves Rebecca and hates her. But, one she realizes and learns things about the true Rebecca, her intentions and feelings change. Both Maxim and his new wife realize that Rebecca is haunting their memories.

Teen Review
College Road Trip movie

College Road Trip

5
Rated by
Mandy G.
Jun 26, 2021

The movie College Road Trip follows the story of a high school student named Melanie and her overprotective father in the search for the perfect college. Melanie’s father wants her to stay close to home and is upset when Melanie wants to travel on a road trip to visit Georgetown with her friends. Therefore, Melanie’s father decides that he will take her to visit Georgetown with stop to his idea of the perfect college on the way.

Teen Review Jun 23, 2021

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a very entertaining and hilarious movie. The movie follows the life of a young boy named Alexander who frequently has really bad days, but when his family ignores his suffering, he makes a wish that they understand his experiences. The next day is Alexander’s birthday, which turns out to be the worst day of his family’s life. The movie details every part of the day from a fire mishap at a restaurant to a kangaroo on the loose.

Teen Review
Educated by Tara Westover

Educated

By Tara Westover
4
Rated by
Mandy G.
Jun 22, 2021

Educated is the memoir of Tara Westover who grew up in a sheltered Mormon home in Idaho. Westover was born into a family led by the orders of her father; a man who believes in constantly preparing for the end times and keeping his children a secret from the government. As a child, Westover and her siblings were not allowed to attend school and instead forced to work at the family junkyard. When Westover was seventeen years old she taught herself the material required to take the ACT and get into college.

Teen Review
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From

By Jennifer De Leon
4
Rated by
Lisa J.
May 13, 2021

15-year-old Liliana Cruz has a lot to deal with. From taking care of two chaotic younger brothers to dealing with an increasingly absent best friend to providing emotional support for her mother who, incidentally, won’t tell her where her missing father is, it seems like she’s just barely holding her life together. But one thing is for sure — Liliana is at home in her diverse inner-city high school, even if it’s underfunded and disorganized.

Staff Review

The Rules for Disappearing

By Ashley Elston
4
Rated by Lisa J.
Aug 2, 2015

Not knowing how her family has landed in witness protection is driving seventeen year old "Meg" crazy. But she knows the two rules of being in witness protection... be invisible and don't make friends.  Easier said than done, and after six placements in the last year she is bound and determined to make this placement stick as the constant moving and stress of learning new identities and back stories is tearing her family apart.

Staff Review

The Rules for Disappearing

By Ashley Elston
4
Rated by Lisa J.
Aug 2, 2015

Not knowing how her family has landed in witness protection is driving seventeen year old "Meg" crazy. But she knows the two rules of being in witness protection... be invisible and don't make friends.  Easier said than done, and after six placements in the last year she is bound and determined to make this placement stick as the constant moving and stress of learning new identities and back stories is tearing her family apart.

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