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By Teens, For Teens: Book Reviews

by Liz Anastasi on 2019-01-08T13:40:19-05:00 in Reader's Advisory, Teen | Comments

Who better to recommend teen books for teens than teens?! If anything peaks your interest be sure to check it out of GPL as a book, ebook, or audiobook.

Cover Art Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
GPL Teen Book Reviewer: Ann Punnoose

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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of WWII  by Joseph Bruchac
GPL Teen Book Reviewer: Victor Imoukhuede
The novel is a realistic fiction book that talks about the once hidden efforts of the Navajo Marines during WW2. I had to read this for summer reading assignment, but I still seriously enjoyed this book. With it's ups and downs, excitement, and turmoil, I think this book is for you if you enjoy history.

Cover Art Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
GPL Teen Book Reviewer: Marya Kim
Rainbow Rowell (which is an amazing name, by the way) truly knows how to represent the minority. A relatively overweight girl named Eleanor with a father issue moves to a new school and meets mixed race Park, and they fall in love and have a wonderful relationship full of romantic tension and making out. This is one of the rare few books that I have read about a half Korean girl protagonist (if you know of any more, please let me know). And it isn't the minority representation that makes this book good; it's the beautiful style of writing that Rowell has. By cutting out the unnecessary redundancy and getting right to the good parts without leaving out the romantic tension, Rowell is a skillful teenage romance author. If you like love stories, you definitely need to read this.

Cover Art Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier 

Cover Art Puddin' by Julie Murphy

Cover Art To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

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