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.

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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.

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

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

Deadly Little Secret

by Laurie Faria Stolarz

The Stats:
Plot: 1 – Awful
Characters: 1 – Awful
Writing: 1 – Awful
Pace: 4 – fast
Cliche Meter: 5 – very original

Overall Rating: 2.4 out of 5

Comments: It’s the kind of book that everyone’ss always looking for. The author is really good with mystries. There is little bit about everything: romance, adventure, and super natural powers, a hot guy attracted to a girl at his new school only to find out she’s going to die in few days if she doesn’t watch out. 

Reviewer: GK