Wake Forest Reads: Perfect and The Unforgiving Minute

July 7, 2009

Wake Forest Reads: Perfect by Natasha Friendperfect

★ ★ ★ 3 stars

This book is about 13-year-old Isabelle whose life is far from perfect. She has an eating disorder, a “snitching” sister, a depressed mom, and worst of all, a dead father. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Review: Along for the Ride

July 7, 2009

I am loving Along for the Ride, the new book by Sarah Dessen. Her style of writing is very realistic – she take ordinary situations and really delves into the dynamics of the relationships, portraying the intimacy and intracacies of them. Read the rest of this entry »


Wake Forest Reads: 2 Reviews!

July 6, 2009

Wake Forest Reads: The Murder of Bindy MacKenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty

bindy mackenzie

★ ★ ★ 3 stars

The Murder of Bindy MacKenzie was a great book. It was in a teen’s view and had the element of surprise. She joins a group to help connect with her peers and hates it! She discovers a mystery in the school and you have to read the rest to find out what happens. Read the rest of this entry »


Wake Forest Reads: 2 Reviews!

July 6, 2009

Wake Forest Reads: Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox

dreamhunter

★ ★ ★ ★ 4 stars

Dream Hunter is about two cousins and the mystery of “the Place”. At their Try, Laura makes it there but her cousin Rose is left behind. Laura’s father then goes missing and she must go into the Place to find him. Read the rest of this entry »


Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen

June 23, 2009

Flipped is a novel that can truly make you laugh. When free-spirited, Juli Baker first sees Bryce Loski, her life changes. All of a sudden Bryce has become her whole life. Bryce, on the other hand, has a different opinion of Juli. To him Juli is annoying and weird. As Juli and Bryce grow up, nothing much changes until the day Juli’s precious sycamore tree is torn down. After that life changes for both of them. Pick up Flipped to find out what happens! You will be pleasantly surprised.

Adeem, 15, Knightdale

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

June 23, 2009

It starts with the three witches. They prophesy to a war hero named Macbeth, saying he will be the Lord of Cawdor and King over everything. The reigning king, Duncan, appoints him Thane of Cawdor. So that part of the phrophecy comes true. How far will Macbeth go in his endeavor to become King?

Emily, 14, Knightdale

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Wake Forest Reads: Blackthorn Winter by Kathryn Reiss

June 18, 2009

★★★ 3 starsBlackthorn Winter

In this book a girl named Juliana moves from sunny California to the gloomy town of Blackthorn, England. She’s upset about leaving her father and friends, and not knowing anyone in Blackthorn except her mother and siblings. Her mother’s friend Liza is murdered shortly after they arrive and Juliana is determined to find the killer. But will the killer find her first?

Teen Reviewer: Elizabeth, 13

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