Teen Book Review Blog

Review by William

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

4 stars of 5

“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is one of the classics of world literature. Achebe’s writing, packed with details and proverbs, immerses readers into the life of Okonkwo. This novel takes readers through an emotional roller coaster as it deals with themes such as morals, masculinity, tradition, and change.

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Review by Sweksha

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

3 stars of 5

Nicola Yoon, the author of the well-known novel, The Sun Is Also a Star, provides a new and diverse view on the controversial topic of immigration. The story is centered around Natasha Kingsley, an illegal immigrant and Daniel Bae who is an aspiring poet. Both Natasha and Daniel must work together to overcome challenges and obstacles which will allow them to rise to their full potential. 

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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.

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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.

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