Monday, August 12, 2013

Teen Reviewers:

Teen reviewer Jillian Wolf read Starlighter, part of Bryan Davis' Dragons of Starlight series. She really enjoyed this fantasy adventure: "Jason Masters' brother has always told him about a dragon world where humans are being held captive as slaves. The reality of this slaps him in the face when he meets Koren, a strong-willed, beaten-down slave girl with a special voice. Jason and his friends, Elyssa and Randall, venture into this strange dragon world, risking everything for thousands of people they don't know. In Starlighter, Bryan Davis does it again, writing a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Although some characters are most certainly different and unique, they struggle like anyone would. Readers instantly bond with characters and will find themselves cheering for them as they overcome challenges and yelling a warning when danger is near.  If you are in need of a good read, here's your next one!"

Sixth grader Libby Hartman came across Wonder, by R.J. Palacio because she had to read it. She ended up loving this story: "Wonder follows the struggles of Auggie as he begins 5th grade at a 'normal' school. It is a story of trying to fit in when everyone sees you as different. Wonder really makes you think of how we look at others (who are different) and the way we treat them." Libby recommends this realistic story for all ages

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