Teen Book Review Blog

Review by Sweksha

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

3 stars of 5

Nicola Yoon, the author of the well-known novel, The Sun Is Also a Star, provides a new and diverse view on the controversial topic of immigration. The story is centered around Natasha Kingsley, an illegal immigrant and Daniel Bae who is an aspiring poet. Both Natasha and Daniel must work together to overcome challenges and obstacles which will allow them to rise to their full potential. 

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Review by Abdd


Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

5 stars of 5

The book Alex Rider; Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz is an action-packed episode of an intelligence agent. I would rate this book a full 5 stars. It has a great beginning, plot, developing hook, and climax. 

Alex Rider is a 14-year-old boy who used to live with his caretaker Jack and his uncle, Ian Rider. That all changed the day when the police arrived at 3 am to admit that his uncle had died in a tragic car accident.

Read more: Abdd's Review of “Alex Rider: Stormbreaker” by Anthony Horowitz

Review by Trent


Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

5 stars of 5

“Elantris”, Brandon Sanderson’s first novel, remains a compelling story almost fifteen years after publishing. The book follows a similar pattern to most of Sanderson’s other works, centering on a few different characters exploring a world of magic and mystery. The world of Elantris is a well-crafted and coherent setting, managing to be familiar to fantasy readers and yet entirely unique.

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Review by Guhan

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

5 stars of 5

During my first reading of Life of Pi, the element of the novel that sticks in one’s mind immediately is Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, the titular protagonist. Looking back, it was easy to identify with Pi because he is a teenager. At just 16, Pi is easy to empathize with, and is a strong hero to root for throughout the novel. After reading "Life of Pi" more than a few times, one realizes that the story is not just about Pi however.

Read more: Guhan's Review of "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

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