Teens & Tweens Review is an opportunity for York County Public Library teens and tweens to write book reviews for their peers. Check out what our youth are reading below, and then see our list of read-alike titles suggested by YCPL staff.
Title: The 100 by Kass Morgan
Reviewed by: Abbigale S., 9th Grade
Rating: 5 stars
I was so excited to finally be able to read this book because I love the spin off tv series “The 100.” This book did not disappoint my expectations. It was hands down my favorite book I have read so far.
I think the reason why this book appealed to me so much is not only because it has a spin-off, but because I was so eager to hear the story be told by all the characters' own points of views. Each chapter was told by one of the main characters, bringing up flashbacks and jaw dropping moments that you would not expect to happen. Coming into reading this book, I thought I would just be reading things that have already been told from the TV show, but I was wrong. The stories that the characters tell are twisted and so surprising, like nothing I have read before. I could not put the book down because I was so invested into finding out how each character will play a role into the big conflict in the book.
I would most definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a story with a plot that keeps you on your feet, and suspense that makes you want to know more and more every time you flip a page. When I got to the last page, I was so sad because I knew it was about to come to an end, but then I realized that there were still three more books in the series, and this made me want to finish the book even faster. The author, Kass Morgan, has done a terrific job with giving the characters such descriptive lines in each chapter. It makes it so easy to follow along and picture everything that is happening. I get goosebumps reading this book and I highly recommend everyone to read it so you can too.
Related books from YCPL
If you're looking for books that are similar to The 100, here are some suggestions:
- The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Available in print and eBook formats)
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Ruby breaks out of a government-run 'rehabilitation camp' for teens who acquired dangerous powers after surviving a virus that wiped out most American children. (Provided by the publisher)
- Matched by Ally Condie (Available in eBook format)
Summary: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice.
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Available in print format)
Summary: Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her. Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense.
- Legend by Marie Lu (Available in print, eBook and eAudiobook formats)
Summary: In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge his brother's death.
For more reviews from YCPL teens and tweens, check out our Teens Review series. Want to submit your own review? Email us at YouthServices@yorkcounty.gov to learn more.