Tag Archive: teen

Jul 26

Book Review: How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why: A Novel by Jesse Ball I got this as an audiobook from the library, and the voice actor they chose was absolutely perfect for the role. Lucia has a snarky, confident tone that’s still distinctly adolescent. The plot of this book was like watching a bowling ball roll …

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Jul 28

Book Review: Hatchet

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen My kid read this for school and liked it, so when I found myself in a reading doldrum, I picked it up. This is standard survivalist fare, paced to make it interesting and voiced for younger teens. Adults should like it too, as I did. Boy crashes in a plane, lands …

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Apr 16

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger I know I’m going to piss a lot of people off with this review, because for many people this is their favoritest book ever. I read this book as a teenager and I despised it. I couldn’t stand Holden, felt he was, to quote himself, a big …

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Jan 20

Book Review: The Descendants

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings   This novel has everything you might want in a novel. It has rich family dynamics, complex and changing relationships, and a lush and fascinating background. It’s set in Hawaii, where Matt King is one of the last descendants of a land speculator and a Hawaiian princess. He’s also …

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Oct 23

Book Review: Impulse

Impulse by Steven Gould I found this book considerably weaker than the previous two. Judging by the difference in the stars, I’m unusual in my opinion. What I liked about the first two books: Davy and Millie learn to use and control amazing powers while running from evil organizations of considerable resources who will stop …

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