Reviews by Tag: self-discovery

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Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

Touching Spirit Bear

By Ben Mikaelsen
5
Rated by
Saanvi
Jun 21, 2022

Touching Spirit Bear is a fictional novel written by Ben Mikaelsen. Cole Matthews is a 15-year-old. From stealing goods to starting fights, he was nothing but trouble. One day, he robbed and destroyed a store. The police wouldn’t have found out about it if it weren’t for Peter Driscal, a freshman at Cole’s school. Overwhelmed with anger, Cole beats up Peter, smashing his head to the ground. Now his punishment would be even worse.

Teen Review
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
5
Rated by
Eva K.
May 12, 2022

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the best written books I have read to this day. Every single sentence of this book is so captivating, and there was not one time where I was not interested in the writing. From the writing style to the development of each character, everything about the book is spectacular. There are 7 sections to the book, each dedicated to one husband, given the name. I thought the book was structured extremely well and the twists are perfectly plotted throughout the storyline.

Teen Review
Stardust

Stardust

4
Rated by
Kayla F.
Mar 30, 2022

Stardust is a fantasy movie that follows Tristain Thorn and his journey to Wall.  Tristan visits Wall to find his mom and to retrieve a star for the women he believes he loves.  His journey however ends up being a path of self-discovery and finding true love.  To me the movie is about finding your true self and love. Finding love is shown through finding romantic love, self-love, and familial love.  I really loved this movie; it was funny, interesting, and the acting was well enjoyed.

Teen Review
Loveless by Alice Oseman

Loveless

By Alice Oseman
4
Rated by
Rhea S.
Mar 21, 2022

Loveless, by Alice Oseman, is a realistic fiction LGBTQ+ novel about a girl who is on a path of self-discovery. Georgia Warr is eighteen and hasn't had her first kiss nor has she had a crush but she's certain that one day she will. When she starts university with her best friends and has a roommate who she idolizes, she thinks that it is her time to find the person that she will spend the rest of her life with.

Teen Review
Act Cool by Tobly McSmith

Act Cool

By Tobly McSmith
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

August Greene is a trans teen that attends a prestigious performing arts school in New York, where he feels his true self. He made a promise to his parents that he won’t transition; if he does, he would have to attend conversion therapy. He tries to be himself with his friends, and, at the same time, satisfy his parents’ wishes.

Teen Review
The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney

The Valley and the Flood

By Rebecca Mahoney
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 21, 2021

While trying to drive back to her home, Rose Colter gets stuck in the Nevada Desert. Suddenly, her radio starts playing her deceased friend’s voice. She decides to follow a light that leads her to the town of Lotus Valley. There she discovers that she will cause a flood in three days due to a prophecy. Does Rose stop the flood? What will happen next? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing

By Nicola Yoon
4
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

After witnessing the break-up of her parents, it’s hard for Evie Thomas to fall in love. Her belief is soon strengthened when she finds out she has an ability to see the beginning and the downfall of couples’ relationships. But after she meets X, a boy in her dance class, she wonders if love is worth the heartbreak. Does Evie beat the odds and form a strong relationship with X? Read more to find out!

Teen Review
Any Place But Here by Sarah Van Name

Any Place But Here

By Sarah Van Name
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

June’s daily life revolves around her best friend, Jess. But when June gets sent away to Virginia because of underage drinking, it seems to be the start of a series of bad events for her. While living with her grandmother, she goes through growth, discovery, and learning to be independent.

Teen Review
Fierce as the Wind by Tara Wilson Redd

Fierce as the Wind

By Tara Wilson Redd
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

When Miho’s boyfriend unexpectedly breaks up with her, she is miserable.  In order to get away from the stress of college and break-ups, she decides to participate in a triathlon. With support from her family and friends, she will undergo tough training in order to prepare herself. She gains mental and physical strength with every step she takes.

Teen Review
The People We Choose by Katelyn Detweiler

The People We Choose

By Katelyn Detweiler
3
Rated by
Marium K.
Oct 6, 2021

Calliope Silversmith is a 17 year old girl who lives in Pennsylvania town. She is used to living in the woods, having two moms, and having two friends, Ginger and Noah. She has always wondered who her sperm donor was, until a boy named Max moves into the old house across from them. After spending time with Max, she realizes that it’s nice to know someone new. Then Calliope finds out that Max’s father is her sperm donor.  She is utterly shocked and she reevaluates her friendship with Max.

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