Reviews by Tag: friendship

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It's Not Summer Without You book cover

It's Not Summer Without You

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Jan 26, 2024

Both Laurel, Belly, and Steven, and Jeremiah and Conrad are distraught after the death of Susannah. The relationships between everyone have become strained and unfamiliar. But, when Belly gets a call from Jeremiah that Conrad has disappeared from school, she springs at the chance to help her boys. 

Teen Review
It's Not Summer Without You book cover

It's Not Summer Without You

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Jan 19, 2024

It’s Not Summer Without You is the second book of The Summer I Turned Pretty series and follows Belly Conklin, a 17-year-old girl. Belly’s having a bad summer, she isn’t going to Cousins Beach for the first time in her life due to the death of Susannah, someone who was a second mother to her. Belly cannot get over Conrad but believes that she has completely ruined the relationship. She believes she will never see the Fisher boys again until she gets a call from Jeremiah that Conrad is missing.

Teen Review
The Summer I Turned Pretty book cover

The Summer I Turned Pretty

By Jenny Han
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Jan 19, 2024

The Summer I Turned Pretty follows Belly Conklin, a 16-year-old girl who spends every summer at Cousin’s Beach with her family and the Fisher family. Belly wants to have her best summer yet and finally have her long-time crush Conrad Fisher notice her. Belly believes that this summer will be different from the rest because she is now older and has become “pretty”.

Teen Review
The Spaces Between Us book cover

The Spaces Between Us

By Stacia Tolman
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Anna S.
Dec 29, 2023

Serena is just a regular high school girl, besides the fact that she thinks her father is having an affair with the cheerleading coach.  She acts dumb but she is really some sort of genius, and she has all kinds of stuff going on. Serena finishes her junior year just barely, but for her senior year her friend Melody Grimshaw convinces her to join the cheerleading team and make an academic comeback. Serena somehow manages to make the team and she learns to apply her full potential, but during this time Melody runs away.

Teen Review
Looking for Alaska book cover

Looking for Alaska

By John Green
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Isabella
Nov 20, 2023

Looking for Alaska is a thought-provoking novel that tackles universal questions about love, friendship, truth, and the gray areas in between. Miles Halter, a high school student, enrolls in Culver Creek Preparatory School in search of his "Great Perhaps".  There he befriends Chip "The Colonel," Takumi, and the mysterious Alaska Young.

Teen Review
Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh

Nowhere Boy

By Katherine Marsh
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
The Quiet Starling
Jul 10, 2023

Everything begins in Belgium, where Max Howard, his parents, and his sister Claire have recently relocated. He finds it challenging to quickly adapt to his new surroundings. He had to redo sixth grade in a French school, which was the worst letdown.

In his home's basement, he one day found a wine cellar. Ahmed, a Syrian teenager of 14 years old who lacked identification and was running away from authorities, is lying there. He was alone himself and had no relatives with him. They gradually became good friends as they exchanged stories over the course of the days.

Teen Review
Hoot

Hoot

By Carl Hiaasen
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Owen C.
Jul 3, 2023

Hoot is very well written by Carl Hiaasen. Roy Eberhardt moves to Florida, is the new kid at school, and meets a strange kid named Mullet Fingers. At school he gets bullied and learns about the burrowing owls that would get destroyed if the new Pancake House gets built. During the course of the school year Roy learns new things about himself. 

Teen Review
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King

By Jeff Zentner
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Grace K.
Dec 7, 2022

This book hit me right in the heart and made me shed some tears along the way. This book is
extremely well written and develops the friendship trio between the three main characters Dill,
Lydia, and Travis in the best way possible. It intertwines your emotions with each one of the
characters, and it portrays a very accurate picture of high schoolers navigating through their life
and preparing for what comes next after they graduate. It shows the journey of finding your

Teen Review
The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG

By Roald Dahl
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
AN
Sep 30, 2022

The BFG is a fantasy fiction book written by Roald Dahl. The BFG stands for
The Big Friendly Giant. He's not an ordinary Giant, as he learns new ways from the
humans and the Giants. He goes through many situations with a human, and he's
learning the differences of both the worlds. The main characters of The BFG, and
his Giants. Sophie and the other orphan children are also an important part of
this book. The BFG wishes to save the children from the other mean and vicious

Teen Review
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan

Save Me a Seat

By Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
AN
Sep 27, 2022

Save Me a Seat is a fiction book written by Sarah Weeks and Gita
Varadarajan. Joe and Ravi are very different, however they have a common bully
at school. Even though they have the support of their families they need each
other's support to take control over their life, during a crazy time. Ravi and Joe
both get bullied by Dillon and try to get out of this situation in different ways.
They both wish to settle in their class, and be respected, and for things to go

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