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.

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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

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.

Dead Beautiful

by Yvonne Woon

Plot: 4 – Good
Characters: 5 – Excellent
Writing: 3 – Average
Pace: 2 – slow
Cliche Meter: 3 – average

Overall Rating: 3.4

Comments: You should read this book because its really good book and I think you’ll like it. Renee is a girl who is in a home that has a bunch of secrets.

Reviewer: RD

Dead To You

by Lisa McMann

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

Overall Rating: 4.6

Comments: Everyone should read this – seriously! It should be a mandatory book in the school. A kid is abducted for 9 years and his abductor raised him as her own. She abandons him and the ending is CRAZY.

Rated by: AP

Why We Broke Up

By Daniel Handler
Plot: 4 – Good
Characters: 5 – Excellent
Writing: 4 – Good
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 3 – average

Overall Rating: 3.8

Comments: The main character, Min references everything to old films so it gets a little annoying, but it plays a big part in the book.

Reviewer: TT

Step Up

By Monica McKayhan

Plot: 4 – Good
Characters: 5 – Excellent
Writing: 5 – Excellent
Pace: 3 – average
Cliche Meter: 1 – very cliche

Overall Rating: 3.6

Comments: I loved it! It was cliche but if you like this kind of story you won’t mind.

Reviewer: DA

Chopsticks

by Jessica Anthony

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

Overall Rating: 4.2

Comments: A novel told through pictures and experiences like never before. A story of a girl and how her fame means everything to her father, and her love means everything to the boy next door.

Reviewer: TT

Reckless

by Cornelia Funke

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

Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5

Comments: Shapeshifting, magic, and portals!

Reviewer: IS