Reviews by Tag: friendship

Teen Review
Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas


By Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas
Rated by
Tyler H.
Jun 15, 2022

Squire is a story about Aiza, a girl who wishes to be a knight. Throughout all of her childhood she has struggled as she is a part of the Ornu people who were captured long ago and are not granted full citizenship. Knighthood is her only path to citizenship and her one true desire. But things are a lot harder than Aiza expected. The war isn’t as black and white as it might have seemed. Maybe she isn’t being turned into a noble knight, but just yet another killing machine.

Teen Review
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge


By Frances Hardinge
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 14, 2022

Rating: 3

My rating for this book is a 3 because the book felt not put together and just not right. The genre seems a bit off and mixes horror and fantasy. In my opinion, this is not a very good combination.


This is about two boys who grow up together like brothers. The story talks about how the gods of the myriads caused a lot of damage to human society and killed thousands. These two boys then have to go through many challenges throughout the book.


Teen Review
Camp by Kayla Miller


By Kayla Miller
Rated by
Cl3v3r D0lph1n
Jun 8, 2022

Camp is about two girls named Willow and Olive. They learn to trust each other and learn the value of friendship. Even though they have fights, they sort it out and are friends again. Camp is a great book and I liked it a lot. I think it has a great story line and deserves a high rating. You should definitely read Camp!

Teen Review
True (...sort of) by Katherine Hannigan

True (...sort of)

By Katherine Hannigan
Rated by
Colin K.
Jun 3, 2022

Heartfelt in many ways, True (...sort of) is a fantastic book for kids. Delly, the protagonist, is a troublesome eleven-year-old girl who is one strike from being sent away. But her pretend friend Ferris is destined to keep her out of trouble with their new surprise project. Delly’s made-up vocabulary also makes this book kiddish despite its impactful underlying message on friendship and trust.

Teen Review
Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari

Queen of Ice

By Devika Rangachari
Rated by
May 18, 2022

Queen of Ice is an amazing quick read. Once you pick it up, it’s difficult to put down. The book follows Didda as she rises from a timid girl to the ruler of her land. It is a perfect balance of friendship, heartbreak, and trust. Queen of Ice represents women empowerment, and the importance of confidence. The book moves at a pretty fast pace so, there are rarely any boring parts. The book is based in India so naturally, it mildly represents Indian culture. This representation makes the book even more interesting and allows the reader to place themselves in that situation.

Teen Review
Vicious by V.E. Schwab


By V.E. Schwab
Rated by
May 13, 2022

Vicious is an incredible read that grips the reader all throughout. Each character is flawed, if not evil. The book takes you on a journey where you cannot side with either of the characters since you know deep down that they both are not good people. This story of two best friends turned enemies is heartbreaking as it represents the fragility of relationships and how wanting to get to the top may leave you miserable. Vicious mainly follows Victor Vale and how he sets out to seek revenge.

Teen Review
Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

Projekt 1065

By Alan Gratz
Rated by
Parker R.
Mar 21, 2022

This novel follows the wartime life of young Michael O’Shaunessey, whose father is the Irish ambassador to Nazi Germany, and his mother works for the Irish Intelligence. Together, all three spy on the Nazis and secretly give the Allies intelligence on the Germans, despite the fact that Ireland is officialy neutral.

Teen Review
The Adventurer's Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos

The Adventurer's Guild

By Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
Rated by
Caroline P.
Mar 1, 2022

Need an engaging, compelling novel to help pass the time on a plane trip, or to take on vacation? The Adventurers Guild is a quick and fun read for fantasy lovers, and even for those who think they may not enjoy the fantasy genre! The plot follows best friends Zed and Brock at the moment of adolescence, as they expect to do one thing and then are forced to do another, becoming members of the very dangerous Adventurers Guild.

Staff Review
book cover for Enduring Freedom

Enduring Freedom

By Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy
Rated by Kristen Re.
Jan 21, 2022

In Enduring Freedom we get the human side of war from two perspectives.  The novel shares how two people from different backgrounds react to the same events.  The setting takes place mainly in Farah, Afghanistan after 9/11.  Joe, a U.S.

Teen Review
I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alfirenka & Martin Ganda

I Will Always Write Back

By Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
Rated by
Anna S.
Jan 19, 2022

Caitlin is a popular teenage girl living in the United States, living a very comfortable lifestyle. Martin is a poor teenage boy living in the bush of Zimbabwe in South Africa. Caitlin gets an assignment at school to write to a pen pal. She ends up with Martin. Martin is the top of his class and is the only one at his school who gets a pen pal from America. They learn more and more about each other and their very different lifestyles. They create an unbreakable bond and have the adventure of a lifetime together.

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