Posts Tagged ‘Teen Review’

Teen Review: Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse

July 13, 2011

Silvermist and the Ladybug CurseTitle: Silvermist and the Ladybug Curse (Disney Fairies)
Author: Gail Herman
Illustrators: Adrienne Brown, Charles Pickens and Denise Shimabukuro
Teen Reviewer: Adrianna

This is a story about a girl named Silvermist who gets cursed.

First, she is just bored, but then she sees Vidia on a boat. She stands on the edge and talks to her. When she left, the boat fell over and got Vidia all wet so she cannot fly. Vidia called for help and Silvermist helped her. Some other fairies were coming, and they got mad at Silvermist and made fun of both her and Vidia. The two fairies were sad for a long time.

Then one day Silvermist thought she was cursed and so she went to the library. She saw a book about good luck, and wanted to find some good luck charms. But she could never find one. Then she thought she found one, but she did not. One day, she had to do a contest, and she found a good luck charm! If you want to know more then read this book :-)

Thank you for sharing your review, Adrianna! Remember that any teen who writes a review and turns it in at one of our 3 libraries will earn 75 points towards the grand total on their Summer Reading Program log. Thanks to all the teens that have turned them in so far!

Teen Review: Raising Dragons

July 5, 2011

Title: Raising Dragons (Dragons in our Midst #1)
Author: Bryan Davis
Teen Reviewer: Breanna (age 14)

I read the book Raising Dragons, and it was a good book. It was about these two kids in high school who just found out that their parents used to be dragons. They also found out that they are part dragon. A girl named Bonnie has wings and can fly. A guy has breath that smells like a dragon’s and can breathe fire. Their principal is a dragon slayer. He is a descendant of King Arthur, so he feels he needs to kill all of the dragons that ever existed. So throughout the book it is a challenge for the kids to survive.

SPOILER ALERT! Do not read further if you want to be surprised!

In the end the kids survive, but so does the principal.

(we totally smell a sequel…:::runs to library catalog computer::: and yup, looks like this is the first book in a series of four!)

Thank you for sharing your review, Breanna! Remember that any teen who writes a review and turns it in at one of our 3 libraries will earn 75 points towards the grand total on their Summer Reading Program log! Thanks to all the teens that have turned them in so far.

Teen Review: Crash

June 28, 2011

Crash by Jerry Spinelli
Teen Review by Dani, who says that she really liked the book–Yay!

When 5-year-old Crash (John) Coogan meets Penn Webb, that is when all the pranks begin. All Crash has ever done was mess with him–Penn is a dweeby, vegetable eating neighbor.

Then, the summer before 7th grade, Crash meets Mike, and, before they even learn each others’ names, they know they will be best friends. They both are on the football team; Crash is the full back and Mike is the linebacker. Penn and Jane Forbes (Crash likes Jane) go out for cheerleading, and they both make the squad. Abby and Penn (Abby’s John sister) become great friends and try to stall the mall, but it does not work.

Scooter, their grandpa, comes to stay. He comes to every game but when Crash breaks the school TD record and he presses the wrong button on the video camera Crash gets really mad. On Thanksgiving break, Crash accidentally tackles his grandpa during a 2-hand touch game he has a stroke the next morning.

***Spoilers Alert***

Do not read any further if you do not want to know how the book ends!

Scooter finally gets out of rehab he can only say a-bye. Crash runs in the relays but purposely comes in second to Penn, for the relays Penn takes them from last to second. Jane invites Crash to a 4th of July party at her house. Penn and Crash become best friends.

**Thanks for the review, Dani! Crash sounds like an intense book, and your review totally made us want to read it, too! Remember that any teen who turns in a review to one of our libraries this summer can add 75 points to their Summer Reading Program log. Every little bit helps you reach the grand total and get all your cool prizes. Stay tuned to the blog for more teen reviews coming soon!