Ripper

by Stefan Petrucha

Plot: 4 – Good
Characters: 4 – Good
Writing: 5 – Excellent
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 4 – original

Overall: 4

Comments:Decent read.

Reviewer: DW

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Ranger’s Apprentice – Series

by Jhon Flanagan

Ranger’s Apprentice
Ranger’s Apprentice 2: The Burning Bridge
Ranger’s Apprentice 3: The Icebound Land
Ranger’s Apprentice 4: The Battle for Skandia

Plot book 1: 5 – Excellent
Plot book 2: 5 – Excellent
Plot book 3: 5 – Excellent
Plot book 4: 5 – Excellent

Characters book 1: 5 – Excellent
Characters book 2: 5 – Excellent
Characters book 3: 5 – Excellent
Characters book 4: 5 – Excellent

Writing book 1: 5 – Excellent
Writing book 2: 5 – Excellent
Writing book 3: 5 – Excellent
Writing book 4: 5 – Excellent

Pace book 1: 4 – fast
Pace book 2: 5 – very fast
Pace book 3: 5 – very fast
Pace book 4: 5 – very fast

Cliche Meter book 1: 5 – very original
Cliche Meter book 2: 5 – very original
Cliche Meter book 3: 5 – very original
Cliche Meter book 4: 5 – very original

Comments book 1: This novel is the first in a series of over ten critically acclaimed novels, a very original work of art.

Comments book 2: Better than the first with new characters and a new depth

Comments book 3: A continuation of the second, this novel is not to be missed.

Comments book 4: This series gets better with each book!

 

Overall book 1: 5
Overall book 2: 5
Overall book 3: 5
Overall book 4: 5

Overall series: 5

Reviewer: GM

Behind the Eyes

by Francisco X. Stork

Plot: 5 – Excellent
Characters: 5 – Excellent
Writing: 5 – Excellent
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 5 – very original

Overall: 4.6

Comments: Read this! You’ll enjoy it, especially if you’re interested in urban drama.

Reviewer: E.A.

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

by Gabrielle Zevin
Plot: 4 – Good
Characters: 4 – Good
Writing: 4 – Good
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 2 – cliche

Overall: 3.4
Comments: After an ill-fated coin toss which resulted in Naomi having to go back and get the camera, she fell down the stairs and hit her head-and woke up not remembering anything since she’d turned twelve. Not her parent’s divorce, not her best friend, Will, not her boyfriend Ace or her love for yearbook club. They only person she knows is James, who called the hospital when he saw her fall. And James is a bit of a mystery, too… (A good book. The plot is memorable, if a bit cliche, and Naomi’s a believeable heroine. 4/5 stars.)

Reviewer: E.P.

Crank

by Ellen Hopkins

Plot: 4 – Good Characters: 4 – Good Writing: 5 – Excellent Pace: 3 – average Cliche Meter: 5 – very original

Overall: 4.2

Comments: This is a book that shows you that no matter how talented and smart anyone is, you can fall into drugs.

Reviewer: DM

Paper Towns

by John Green

Plot: 5 – Excellent
Characters: 5 – Excellent
Writing: 5 – Excellent
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 4 – original

Overall: 4.4

Comments: John Green is fantastic when it comes to writing great characters and interesting plot. This book is about the disappearance of the undisputed ‘queen’ of Quentin’s high school-his next-door neighbor, Margo. She vanishes after rcruiting him for a hilarious night of revenge on her ex-boyfriend-and then she disappears. He refuses to think that this is the end of Margo, follows her clues, and finds her again, all the while tying to the best of his ability to avoid the mention of prom and survive his last few months of high school. It’s a really great book!

Reviewer: E.P.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde

Plot: 5 – Excellent
Characters: 4 – Good
Writing: 5 – Excellent
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 4 – original

Overall: 4.2

Comments: This book is about descriptive writing!artistic in every way, it will draw you in! The plot is simple: a young man becomes obsessed with beauty. In order to keep his youthfulness, he lets his soul rot! However, the events are original in a way that it drives you mad. No detail is forgotten! A very good read.

Reviewer: A.H.

Caught Between the Pages

by Marlene Carvel

Plot: 2 – Fair
Characters: 3 – Average
Writing: 3 – Average
Pace: 1 – very slow
Cliche Meter: 2 – cliche

Overall: 2.2
Comments: The book wasn’t the greatest book in the world. Even though it took forever to get to the plot, the substance was pretty ok. The fact is that is a story with a level of cliche with a slow pace.

Reviewer: S.L.

Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass

by Lewis Carroll

Plot: 5 – Excellent
Characters: 5 – Excellent
Writing: 5 – Excellent
Pace: 4 – fast
Cliche Meter: 5 – very original

Overall: 4.8

Comments: One of the most amazing books in history! You must read this before you die! The story of a girl with an awkward imagination, who stumbles into a land where the abnormal…is the norm! Join Alice on her search back home as she meets a rabbit that is late, a hatter that is mad, and a murder-crazed queen. This book takes you back! @ @ )

Reviewer: A.H.