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Teens Recommend by kathleenhannon
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 12:23 pm
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Teens Recommend Some Recent Reads:

hunger%20gamesThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, introduces a sixteen-year-old Katness Everdeen, who lives in a post-apocalyptic world with a dictatorship called the Capitol. In the book, there is an annual televised survival event where the Capital randomly selects one boy and one girl from each of the twelve districts who are then pitted against each other in a game of survival, and forced to kill until only one remains.
Recommended by Puneet Hundal, Newark Memorial High School

GraveyardThe Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

From a toddler to a teen, Bod, short for Nobody Owens, has been taken in by ghosts in a graveyard. It all started when a man named Jack kills Bod’s family but Bod, only a toddler at the time, escapes up a hill, leading into a graveyard full of ghosts, ghouls, and witches. As he grows older, Bod has adventures, makes friends, and begins to learn about his past and considers his future. Things change when Bod turns 12, and the novel’s tension picks up as he learns why he’s been in the graveyard all this time and what he needs to do to leave.

The Graveyard book, written by Neil Gaiman, will entertain people of all ages, especially teens. Although some parts of the book may seem childish, this book will surely stretch your imagination. Neil Gaiman, also the author of Coraline, will surely expand the horizons for not only children, but teens. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to thrill readers of all ages.
Recommended by Nabeel Ali, Newark Memorial High School

The following book reviews are included in the current and past issues of “TAG: You’re It”, the Newark Teen Advisory Group’s newsletter.

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I am a new author and I would like to get your review of my new fantasy book. It has just been released on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.

Synopsis: On their way home from baseball tryouts, Brad Colby and his two sons are involved in a terrible car accident that leaves six-year-old Pete in a coma. When Pete awakens, the family is crushed to learn that he is paralyzed.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eight-year-old brother, Jason, has been having powerful dreams that lead him to a mysterious realm known as DreamWorld. Jason discovers that all of his desires can come true in DreamWorld, but the time is fast approaching when he will have to choose between his two worlds.

And when more devastating news strikes at the heart of the Colby family, Jason and Pete set out on a desperate attempt to find the Gateway to DreamWorld and save their family. With time running out on their dangerous path, will Jason and Pete’s fear of the Unknown keep them from reaching the paradise of their dreams?
Brenda Estacio

Comment by bks2plz

Hunger Games is awesome! I enjoyed Catching Fire just as much.

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