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Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne; reviewed by Edward D.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne; reviewed by Edward D.

"In a book by Emmy Laybourne, Monument 14, 14 kids are trapped inside a superstore while a series of natural and man made disasters tears apart the US. Inside the store is a safe haven and a new home for the kids. They must learn how to organize themselves in order to survive. This book was a really good read and makes you wonder what you would do during a complete catastrophe. Overall I would recommend this book as a good summer read." - Edward D.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz; reviewed by Edward D.

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz; reviewed by Edward D.

"No Safety In Numbers is a book by Dayna Lorentz. In the book a biological weapons traps thousands of people in a mall with no contact from the outside world. The story is told from the point of view of several teenagers trying to make sense of their situation. This book was a very enthralling and suspenseful read. The plot had many twists and turns and I look forward to the sequel. Additionally I would highly recommend this book to other teens." - Edward D.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer; reviewed by Sarah S.

Just a Dog by Michael Gerard Bauer; reviewed by Sarah S.

"Mr. Mosley is not just a dog to Corey Ingram.  In Just A Dog there are happy, sad , funny and weird stories about Mr. Mosley. It is a great book about stories of the Ingram family and of Mr. Mosley, their dog. I liked it because the story has an unexpected twist when Mr. Mosley was a puppy to when he was an old dog.  I enjoyed the story all the way through.  It had twists, turns and a good ending. For people who like dogs or animals it is something to look out for." - Sarah S.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. Just a Dog will be available in December 2012. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce; reviewed by Isabelle W.

Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce; reviewed by Isabelle W.

"Flora Segunda is a fantastic book written by Ysabeau s. Wilce. It is about a girl named Flora who does not want to go to her traditional Catorcena (which is a ceremony that everyone in Flora's family do when they turn 14). Then her butler Valefor takes all of her will, which is her magic. She tries to get her magic back by going to another butler to get a spell that would help her. If she is too late, she becomes see-through and very thin. I really love this book, and I recommend that you read it. I love how the author made her characters seem real. I hope you enjoy it if you read it because it is a truly amazing book." - Isabelle W.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost; reviewed by Cecily B.

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost; reviewed by Cecily B.

"The Paladin Prophecy is a book about a guy named Will and his friends Brooke, Elise, Ajay and Nick. It takes place in a school, for people with weird abilities, called The Center. While in The Center, Will and his friends find about a secret group called The Knights of Charlemagne. A member of this group has implanted a machine into Will's parents, which makes them do the bidding of the Knights. So the Knights, and his parents, are trying to kill him but he needs to find out why. No spoilers here so I won't tell you why but I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes science-fiction and/or adventure." - Cecily B.

To find out more about this book, read more here. This book will hit the shelves in late September. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann; reviewed by Cecily B.

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann; reviewed by Cecily B.

"The Peculiar is a book about a changeling boy named Bartholomew and a human man named Mr. Jelliby. This book takes place after the faeries and changelings have left their home-world and resettled in London and Bath . One day, they receive the shocking news that nine changelings have been found dead. Soon after, Bartholomew finds out that his sister, Hettie, has been taken captive by the killers of those nine changelings. He joins up with Mr. Jelliby to try to save his sister, and the world.  This is a very interesting and well-written  book. I would recommend The Peculiar to anyone who likes fantasy and adventure." - Cecily B.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here. This book will be available in September of this year. This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Nerve by Jeanne Ross; reviewed by Hannie R.

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan; reviewed by Hannie R.

"Nerve. The game seems innocent enough, just a couple of kids doing dares on a TV show to win prizes. That's all an illusion. The makers of Nerve are willing to go to any lengths to get the humor, entertainment, and drama they need for the show to make money. They are evil and slightly insane, but will Vee realize it before it's too late? And if the Vee does realize it will she be able to stop what's planned, and convince the game's other players that Nerve is evil? Nerve is an creepy yet amazing book that shows just how much people are willing to do for money and prizes. I couldn't stop reading, Jeanne Ryan is a great writer and Nerve is a great book, I just HAD to see how it ended." - Hannie R.

This book is available in September, and you can find out more here in the meantime. This book is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant; reviewed by Alleana A.

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant; reviewed by Alleana A.

"Evening Spiker (E.V. or Eve for short), is thinking about an apple when she crosses the street and is hit by a car. The next thing she knows, she’s in the hospital with a broken leg, a “flattened” arm, and some bumps and bruises listening to her mother argue with a doctor. Her mother, Terra Spiker, known to her employees as “Terror” Spiker, wants to take her out of the hospital, and the doctor insists that if she does, she’ll die. However, wielding superior money and power, her mother wins the argument. The doctor insists that, “If she dies, it’s on you,” and Solo, a boy about her age who works for her mother, gets her out of the hospital and into an ambulance outside. When Eve arrives at Spiker Biopharmaceuticals, she receives an fourteen hour operation. Bored in recovery, her mom gives her a project – use her technology to design the perfect boy. But when Eve begins to design Adam, she has no idea what she’s getting into. There are secrets she doesn’t know about piling up around her ears." - Alleana A.

This book doesn't hit shelves until October, but you can find out more here. This book is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird; reviewed by Sydney M.

The Gap Year by Sarah Bird; reviewed by Sydney M.

"The story of the disappearing relationship between Cam and
Aubrey is told from two sides: Cam, the overprotective mother and Aubrey, the
freedom seeking teenager. As Aubrey begins to change her style and persona she
grows close to Tyler, the school’s star football player. Aubrey’s changes in
social status and friends also distance her from her mother. She would just
like some space but feels Cam is overbearing and too protective. Cam sees these
changes in Aubrey as a turn for the worse and the more she pushes to rekindle
her relationship with her daughter the more Aubrey pulls away. Will Cam’s
pushing be enough to drive Aubrey away for good? Find out in Sarah Bird’s The
Gap Year.
" - Sydney M.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here! This book is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti; reviewed by Sydney M.

The Story of Us by Deb Caletti; reviewed by Sydney M.

"Cricket’s life is in chaos. Her long term relationship with
Janssen is on the rocks and her mother is about to wed yet another man she has become engaged with. As Cricket tries to decide the fate of her relationship with
Janssen she also needs to help out with her mom’s wedding and make sure she
doesn’t get cold feet, yet again.  In Deb
Caletti’s The Story of Us, Cricket’s beliefs are tested with the strain
of family and relationships. Also, as she gets to know Ash, the boy living in
the house she is staying in, will she be loyal to Janssen or start a new
relationship altogether?  Read to find
out the fate of Cricket’s relationships and family." - Sydney M.

If this book sounds good to you, read more here! This review is part of our Summer Reading Challenge.

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