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'book review'

Feb 21

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Posted to Library Teen Zone on February 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM by Anna (Concord Public Library)

Juliana's review was published in the Concord Insider on February 11.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
2013, 328 pages
grade 9

In the suburbs of Omaha in 1986, two misfit teenagers come together in a whirlwind romance that takes everyone by surprise. Eleanor, at 16, is living in a broken home with an abusive stepfather and four younger siblings, all of whom share a single room. At school, she suffers abuse because of her large frame and awkward taste in clothing. But everything changes when she meets Park. Park is the half-Korean son of a tough-as-nails army veteran, and feels just as misplaced in his family as Eleanor does in hers. Together, Park and Eleanor share an incredible and almost immediate connection. Eleanor & Park is a charming and realistic glimpse into teenage love, especially in the midst of considerable adversity. A must-read YA title for fans of John Green.

This title is available at CPL in print and as an audio download.

Tag(s): Juliana, book review

Aug 14

Book Review: Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Posted to Library Teen Zone on February 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM by Anna (Concord Public Library)

 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum
(age 8 and up)
Reviewed by Ally

This book is a great book. I would give it 4 1/2 stars. It was a bit short but that didn't make it any less detailed. some scenes might be kind of sad for younger kids. In the book, the main character, Dorothy, is taken away from her family by a twister. She is landed in the land of Oz. In order to get back to her family she must find the wizard of Oz. along the way she meets some friends. If you want to find out what happened to Dorothy and her friends than this is the book for you.

Tag(s): book review, Ally

Aug 15

Book Review: Privilege

Posted to Library Teen Zone on February 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM by Anna (Concord Public Library)

Privilege by Kate Brian
(age 13 and up)
Reviewed by Morgan

I loved this book! It was a very interesting, but also slightly disturbing, story. Anyone who is interested in psychology should read this book because it is a fascinating look into the mind and actions of someone who isn't mentally stable. The main character, Ariana, is a convicted murder who escapes prison and assumes a fake identity and attempts to get back the life of luxury she once lived. But she is having difficulties keeping up appearances, and she begins to face problems that cause her to slip back into her old, uncontrolled, ways that got her locked up in the first place. These tribulations make for a very interesting and eventful story line that grips the readers attention the whole way through. I highly recommend this book!

Tag(s): Morgan, book review