Reviews by Tag: realistic fiction

Teen Review
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Five Feet Apart

By Rachael Lippincott
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Feb 12, 2024

Summary: In Five Feet Apart, readers are introduced to Stella Grant and Will Newman, two teenagers who are anything but ordinary, due to their battle with cystic fibrosis (CF). Stella is meticulous about her treatment regimen, aiming to keep her health stable enough for a lung transplant. Will, on the other hand, is tired of clinical trials and restrictions, eagerly awaiting his 18th birthday to reclaim some freedom from his disease.

Teen Review
Lu

Lu

By Jason Reynolds
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Sreyansh D.
Jan 23, 2024

Lu is a track-related book written by Jason Reynolds. In the final book of a four-book series, Lu is the co-captain of the Defenders, his track team. Lu is a leader and shows that with his friends Ghost, Patina, and Sunny. His only weakness is that he can sometimes let his ego take over. But when he must do hurdles on and off the track, he wonders if he can handle it. Unexpected twists do happen, causing Lu to rethink some things, but in the biggest stage, the most unanticipated difficulty occurs.

Teen Review
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye

By J.D. Salinger
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Aditi R.
Jan 4, 2024

Summary: In the gripping novel, The Catcher in the Rye, we meet Holden Caulfield, a rebellious teenager expelled from his boarding school. Holden wants to find realness and authenticity in a phony world, but his own self-destructive tendencies and inability to connect with others hinder his progress. Throughout the book, Holden embarks on a journey through New York City, encountering various people and situations that further challenge his beliefs and push him to confront his own demons.

Teen Review
The Hate U Give book cover

The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Ameya D.
Oct 6, 2023

I rated The Hate U Give a 5 out of 5 for a few reasons. This book follows Starr Carter and her journey as she has two different personalities, she lives in a poor neighborhood but goes to a white school with rich people. The book is also about how she fights for justice for her friend Khalil who gets shot by a police officer unjustly. At first, she is afraid of speaking out but then she realizes that she must stand up for her friend as he would have done the same for her.

Teen Review
All the Bright Places

All the Bright Places

By Jennifer Niven
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Ken
Jul 3, 2023

All the Bright Places, written by Jennifer Niven, is a novel where Theodore Finch and Violet Markey are two teenagers who badly want to escape from their small Indiana town of Bartlett. Violet is a popular girl who is secretly dealing with survivor's remorse, and Finch is a boy obsessed with death, labeled a freak by his peers. What ways will they try to find relief in their dark lives? 

Teen Review
The Crossover

The Crossover

By Kwame Alexander
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Jeli N.
Jul 3, 2023

Josh and Jordan Bell “JB”, the twins of a famous former NBA player, strive to be the best on the court. But as time goes on, the two are met with an even bigger opponent -- life. Although the boys’ close relationship may help them in some cases, a spark of change could ultimately change their relationship for good or worse. 

Teen Review
Ghost by Jason Reynolds

Ghost

By Jason Reynolds
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Aug 12, 2022

Ghost is a realistic fiction book by Jason Reynolds. This book is about a seventh grader boy
who wants to join the school track team. His life out of school is tough because he has an
abusive father who tried to kill his mom and him. Although life was hard for him, Charles, a
nearby friendly figure, takes care of them for years. Next, he goes to tryouts and the coaches
were impressed but then he had a fight with one of the bullies. Later the coach gives him a

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