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Jul 08

Teens Review, SRP Edition: The Selection & Matched

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Teens review dystopian fiction

During this year's Summer Reading Program, teens can submit reviews of books they have been reading. Below find our first two reviews, both dystopian young adult fiction. Already read these? Check out our list of readalikes, hand-picked by library staff. To check out the reviews and our readalikes, click on "Continue Reading..." below.

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Aug 05

Teens Review: Carve the Mark

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on August 5, 2019 at 12:55 PM by Elizabeth Land

Title: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Reviewer: Mackenzie J.
Rating: 5 Stars

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth book coverCarve the Mark, written by Veronica Roth, is about two young people who must put aside their differences to help save their planet.

Cyra Noavek is part of the Shotet people, and her brother, Ryzek Noavek, is an evil ruler who uses Cyra’s current gift to get what he wants. Akos Kereseth is Thuvesit, and because of his fate, is kidnapped by Ryzek. Both of them work together to get what they both want. For Akos to go back home and Cyra to reduce her pain, courtesy of her current gift of inflicting pain on others and herself. To read more of the review and get a list of readalikes hand-picked by YCPL librarians, click on "Continue Reading...".

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Feb 18

Teens Review: Burning Midnight

Posted to Off the Beaten Shelf on February 18, 2019 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

Title: Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
Reviewer: Alexander C.
Star Rating: 5 Stars

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh coverHave you ever wanted to be just a little bit better at something, anything from something simple like strength to something as niche as being able to hold your breath longer? 

Burning Midnight is a wonderfully written science fiction novel by Will McIntosh centered around young David “Sully” Sullivan. A world in which quaint marble-like objects have appeared all over the world in the oddest places. These objects vary in size and shape and some may be rarer than others, but they all have one thing in common: All of the marbles must be used in pairs. The story is written in third person but limited to seeing the story through Sully's emotions and motivations, but not seen directly from his point of view.

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