SCPL Teen Blog

August 7, 2009

Filed under: teen picks — Tags: — SCPL Teens @ 8:25 pm

Princess Mia by Meg Cabot
Reviewed by Adam, Age 13
Rating: 4 stars

Princess Mia was a great book. This book was basically about Princess Mia thinking her life was over because her long-time boyfriend (Michael) just wanted to be friends. Additionally, her school enemy, Lana, all of a sudden wants to be her friend. To help her, Mia’s dad put her in therapy every Friday after school.

She finds the diary of a former princess who ruled only 12 days and died from the black plague. Although her dad and grand-mère are against what the diary said, she adjusts her speech from what it was supposed to be to what the diary said. The audience liked it but her dad and grand-mère didn’t.

While trying to recover from one love another comes along.

Princess Mia is volume 9 of the series The Princess Diaries.

June 24, 2009

Teen Picks Book Reviews

Filed under: teen picks — Tags: — SCPL Teens @ 3:43 pm

Submit your review for “Teen Picks” in one of the following ways.

  • Fill out a form at any branch.
  • Send it electronically from our website.
  • E-mail it.
  • Mail it to: Teen Coordinator, c/o St. Charles Parish Library, P.O. Box 949, Luling, LA 70070.

In your review, answer one or more of the following questions about your book.

  • What is it about?
  • Was there a character you thought was like you? Why?
  • Who would you recommend it to, and what would you say about it to get them to read it?

Content may be edited for clarity and/or space.


The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
Reviewed by Alexis, Age 12
Rating: 5 stars

A teen thinks she was kidnapped and wants to find her mom. I would recommend this book because it leaves you on the edge of your seat. If you love mysteries you will love this book.


On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Reviewed by Tomonique, Age 11
Rating: 5 stars

This book is about Joel and Tony riding their bikes to the state park. Joel dares his best friend, Tony, to race in the dangerous Vermillion River, but Tony can’t let Joel know that he is scared. When Joel reaches the sand bar he turns to look for Tony and finds that Tony is gone.

On My Honor r
ecieved the Newbery Honor award.


Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Reviewed by Katie, Age 12
Rating: 5 stars

Fablehaven is about two children going to stay with their grandparents for a little while. When they are there things seem normal up until they find a tin bowl of milk hidden behind a bush. They taste it and suddenly start to see fa. . . Oops! I’ve said too much. You will have to read it to find out what happens. I would recommend this book to boys and girls who like fantasy and adventure.


The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott
Reviewed by Amelia
Rating: 5 stars

The Inheritance, by Louisa May Alcott, is about an orphaned girl named Edith. She lives with a rich family, the Hamiltons, and works as a governess for the Hamilton children. In the book, a friend of the Hamilton family, Lord Percy, comes to spend the summer, and he and Edith fall in love. In the middle of the book there is sort of a love triangle between Lord Percy, Edith, and another man. But the main conflict happens when Lady Hamilton is missing money, and Edith is blamed. Will Edith be proven guilty or innocent?? Does she marry the man of her dreams in the end?? And in the end, something happens that the Hamiltons never expected!!!! In my opinion, The Inheritance is just as good as Ms. Alcott’s classic novels and you should certainly read the book.


November Blues by Sharon Draper
Reviewed by Raven, Age 14
Rating: 5 stars

I would recommend the book November Blues to young girls my age and older. The reason for this is because I think this book will inspire girls to wait to have kids and think about the things they will give up if they have a child at a young age. When reading November Blues, you will understand how responsible you must be to take care of a child.
November Blues is a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award book.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Reviewed by Lorelle, Age 15
Rating: 5+ Stars

This book is about a human and a vampire being in love. I think that the character Bella Swan was like me. The reason I say this is because we are both outgoing and always falling for the mysterious kind of guys. I would recommend this book to anybody and everybody. I would tell them if you like romance and thrillers this is great because this book has both. This book is wonderful and everybody should love it!


Chosen (3rd in the House of Night Series)
by P.C. & Kristen Cast
Reviewed by Elizabeth, Age 13
Rating: 5 Stars

Chosen is about a young (teenage) girl named Zoey Redbird. She has become marked and is now a fledgling. She is the only fledgling to ever have an affinity for all five elements. She also has tattoos that represent her going through the change she will go through. She develops a boyfriend issue with three gorgeous men. Two of them vampires, the other human. She is torn between them and leading the dark daughters and sons. She has to learn who she can trust and who she can’t. Her best friend and mentor become her sworn enemies, and sworn enemies become best friends.

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