Reviews by Tag: high school

Teen Review
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl's Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
5
Rated by
Eva K.
May 21, 2022

This book is so incredibly written. Nothing in the book feels too boring and everything is set perfectly. There are many characters in the book so it can be a little confusing trying to figure out who is who but nonetheless the author does a good job at making sure that we are able to differentiate between them. This is overall a very good book, has a mystery theme, and several plot twists to keep you entertained.

Teen Review
Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Ace of Spades

By Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
5
Rated by
Grace K.
Apr 4, 2022

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé is SO GOOD. It gives off some Gossip Girl vibes, but itis so much more elevated and extremely intense. I really enjoyed this book because it is dark and mysterious while also being funny and adventurous. It is definitely a unique read and I have never read anything even remotely close to it. It is packed with so many little plots, twists, turns, and epiphanies that I read the whole thing in two days or less. A 100% must-read novel!!

Teen Review
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

By Becky Albertalli
3
Rated by
Rhea S.
Mar 20, 2022

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli, is a realistic fiction novel. The book is about Simon Spier, a sophomore in high school, who is gay but not out. He hasn't told anyone except Blue, his secret pen pal. Neither Simon nor Blue know each other's real identities and correspond through emails. However, Simon forgets to log out of his email account on a school computer and his secret is threatened.

Teen Review
Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Squad

By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
4
Rated by
Kayla B.
Mar 11, 2022

In Becca’s new town, three girls rule. When Becca is invited to join the pack, saying no isn’t an option. I mean, who wouldn’t give anything to have everything? Every full moon, Becca joins her new friends on the hunt. But they don’t prey on the weak; they only seek out the wicked. After the death of head-of-the-pack Arianna’s boyfriend, tensions begin to rise. Soon, Becca’s left wondering: Is everything truly worth the cost?

Teen Review
A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

By Holly Jackson
4
Rated by
Kendal A.
Jan 31, 2022

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson is a realistic fiction book about Pippa Fitz-Amobi, a young girl writing her senior project. She decides to write her project about a local murder that took place 5 years ago, using her senior project as an excuse to do her own investigation. Her goal is to prove the innocence of Sal, the alleged killer who was also found dead, and find out who really killed Andie, Sal’s girlfriend.

Teen Review
Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People

By Sally Rooney
4
Rated by
Alyssa F.
Jan 31, 2022

Normal People follows the story of Connell and Marianne, who in high school were total opposites to the outside world, but secretly the same people. As they grow up, they simply can’t stay away from each other. Now for me, this is one of my favorite romance ‘tropes’. The ‘We hate that we love each other but can’t stay away from each other enough’. If you also like that, I 100% recommend this book.

Teen Review
Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Squad

By Maggie Tokuda-Hall
4
Rated by
Tyler H.
Jan 27, 2022

Becca is a new girl in high school which is never easy. Luckily, the popular girls take her in and while they expect some things of her that she isn’t quite comfortable with, she goes along with it. Until it turns out there’s a reason the girls run this high school, and it’s not pleasant. Squad is a story that talks about the struggles of being out of place. It shows how conforming isn’t always the best idea and can lead to issues. It addresses themes such as patriarchal issues, LGBTQ+ representation, being different, and not being complacent. I rate Squad 4 out of 5 stars.

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