Teen Reviews
Book Reviews From Patrons of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, CT

Jul
31

This is by far one of the funniest books that I’ve read this summer. It’s all about Timmy Fayleure (but his last name was changed to Failure) who runs a detective agency called Total (his pet Polar Bear) Failure Inc. which, according to Timmy considers to be “the best detective agency in town, probably the nation.” Which to tell you the truth…is a complete lie! This book is laugh-out-loud funny all about Timmy and his crazy life. I recommend it for fans of Diary of A Wimpy Kid because it is very similar, but luckily a harder reading level.

Jul
12

This book is about teenagers who have a special gift. They can do one certain thing that involves electricity, such as shooting lightning bolts out of their body, controlling the brain’s electric currents to erase memory or to create fear, or making someone not feel pain on contact. Michael Vey has one of these talents. His mother has been moving him around since he was a child to hide his secret. Scientists from the government steal his mother in order to lead him in. He goes to save her with the help of other kids like him, with an exception of his human genius friend Ostin. This is the first book of a series. I would recommend this book to someone who likes the Science Fiction genre and teenaged superheroes.

Jul
06

This book is about three girls who have one thing in common, they’re angry at the world. One is angry about people judging her brother, who is handicapped, one is in foster care with a rotten old woman, and the other is angry at all humans for destroying the environment. Alix, Stephanie, and Meg meet this girl who “awakens” them to be the ancient Greek mythology Furies. They terrorize the town by messing with everything. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Greek Mythology, Fantasy, and Social Action genres.

Jul
05

I would suggest this book for young adults and older. It’s about a student named Jacob Jankowski and how his life is turned upside down from having to withdraw from Cornell, an Ivy League, to joining the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It’s a story about his ups and downs as a Veterinarian and worker. His violent encounters with his boss and falling in love with his wife. Also, you can’t forget Rosie, the elephant, that may change their show forever. It’s a romance novel, but also talks about many of the animals and performers in the circus. Join their many hardships and challenges in the circus and read this book. Highly recommend it!

Jul
12

This book is about a girl who is bullied and has a mother that is terrible to her. She doesnt help her with anything and just complains about how life is not fair for her. She also has a boyfriend that is very distant. But she likes this boy J ulian Porter that she thinks she could never be with.I liked this story because there was an amazing twist. I would recomend this book to girls.

Jul
12

This book is more for younger kids but has great meanings. I liked this book because it was about a gymnast. This book was about a girl who is falling behind in school because she doesnt ever remember what she read. It then is about how she keeps up her gymnastics, school work and when shes hurt how to deal with her friends! I can relate to this book because I am a gymnast  and I know what it feels like to be hurt and have to sit out of practices. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes gymnastics.

Jul
03

This book is really interesting because the main character in the story chole sees a a dead person 2 years later when she comes back to her town. she saw the dead girls body at a lake in a boat which was so creepy and so interesting which pulled me into the book and made me read for hours and hours. Also this book talks about the relationship between two sisters and how they are so close even though they are basically step sisters.

Jul
03

This book is really interesting because the main character in the story chole sees a a dead person 2 years later when she comes back to her town. she saw the dead girls body at a lake in a boat which was so creepy and so interesting which pulled me into the book and made me read for hours and hours. Also this book talks about the relationship between two sisters and how they are so close even though they are basically step sisters.

Jun
28

This book is felled with fighting, and this story came out on the TV. This story is about a person named goku and he has all fighting super power and a saiyan came to his house and he said that he is goku’s brother. Now I don’t wunant to spoil it any more. So stick your teeth into this book and have f

Jun
09

This book is FILLED with adventure and shocking twists that will literally leave your mouth hanging. I know that may sound cliche but its true. This is the first book in the series by Victoria Roth and i urge ALL OF YOU to read it. Some of you may have noticed that this title has been flying around school like crazy. i encourage you to take the hint and read it.
This book is about a dystopian society and how the main character, Beatris, finds her way. She leaves a life she once knew into a new faction (meaning small group). There are four factions and when you turn 16 you can choose to stay with your family or choose your new path. What Beatris chooses should remain secretive to leave more of a surprise factor for the reader. I couldn’t get over how blown away i was. I hope you all decide to read this book because believe me ITS WORTH IT!!!

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