four weeks five people by jennifer yu

Four Weeks, Five People by Jennifer Yu

Apr 26th, 2017 Book Reviews, Realistic Fiction, Teen Rachel Reinwald 5 min read

  I was really excited about this book. I love reading the gritty and emotional books about teens with mental health problems. The first chapter for each character, basically the ones introducing them were my favorite parts. I like how they described themselves and seeing their thought processes. There were a lot of sentiments that I underlined and thought they sounded pretty authentic. Little did…

Trust Me, I’m Lying (book review)

Nov 15th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 4 min read

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer This book is a suspense-mystery taking place in and around Chicago. Julep Dupree is a fixer at her private high school so that she can pay her way at St. Aggies in order to make it to Yale and leave the con artist life behind. She was never asked if she wanted to do cons, avoid making…

Daughter of Deep Silence (book review)

Oct 11th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan Daughter of Deep Silence is a contemporary realistic fiction for teens that is dark, dramatic and impassioned. Frances and Libby meet and become fast friends on a cruise with their families. Frances also meets and falls in love with Grey, a wealthy senator’s son. One night the boat is attacked. Frances hides in the dumbwaiter she and Grey…

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes (book review)

Jul 19th, 2015 Book Reviews, Teen Rachel Reinwald 3 min read

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Aysel wants to die. Her dad murdered someone at her school. Her parents have been divorced since she was one year old. She now lives with her mom who has started her own life that doesn’t seem to make room for Aysel. Aysel’s mom even has new kids. Aysel kind of likes her half brother and…

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (book review)

Jul 19th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 4 min read

For more 2016 Caudill reviews. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is a science fiction story that can be considered slightly steampunk (but that is under debate). And, obviously, it is a retelling of Cinderella. It takes place in New Beijing, a commonwealth on Earth. The relations between Earth and Luna (the moon) are tense. The Lunar queen has been threatening war against Earth for decades…