Teen Book Review Blog

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.

Read more: Trent's Review of "Elantris" by Brandon Sanderson

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

Review by Abdd

Children of Exile by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

4 and a half stars of 5

“Children of Exile,” a book of the dystopian genre by Margaret Peterson Haddix, is an emotional thriller. I would give this book a 4.5-star rating and recommend the book to 5th, 6th, and 7th graders. Adults known as “Freds” have raised a twelve-year-old girl Rosi, her five-year-old brother Bobo, and many other kids in town since the day they were born. The children were told it was too dangerous to go back to their real parents and their real home, and now after twelve years of separation, it’s time for them to reunite.

Read more: Abdd's Review of "Children of Exile" by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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