Weekly Teen Book Review Roundup!

All Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and remain closed on Thursday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Every week here on the Teen Blog, we’ll be posting a roundup of the previous week’s Summer Reading book reviews submitted by our KCPL teens. To find out how you can get your reviews posted, check out the Teen Summer Reading page. And stay up with what’s going on this summer on our KC Library Teens Facebook page.

And without further ado, the latest batch of book reviews…

Outrunning the Darkness by Anne Schraff
My favorite character is Jaris. I love that he sticks up for himself and his pop. –A.S. @ Central

Charmed and Dangerous by Lisi Harrison
Charmed and Dangerous is the story of how the clique came together. I read it over and over again. I loved it so much I wanted to read it again and again. I really loved this book. –N.K. @ Central

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers is by far the most interesting book I have ever read. Why, might you ask? The simple idea, is just so different and well thought out. It is about how people become successful. In this book, we delve into the successful’s factors- the birth, your steps to becoming a certain position, etc. I would recommend this book to teens, and say it is a great book which is an outlier itself! N.K. @ Central

Katie Up and Down the Hall by Glenn Plaskin
A family is a animal lover and begins with a random meeting between a younger. Katie is a cocker spaniel domain is a 120-foot red carpeted hall way, but nothing last forever…. S.S. @ Central

Hood by Noire
This book is about a boy named Hood who was homeless, with his little brother who died later in the story, but Hood undergo major problems when he becomes a known drug dealer, people betrays him, but he still comes out on top at the end. J.A. @ Central

Sinful by Victor McGlothin
This book was about this married couple named Marvin and Chandelle, they start as a good couple, until a cousin named Dior messed with their marriage and messed it up. J.A. @ Central

Bling Addiction by Kylie Adams
I really like this book. There’s a lot of drama and mystery. I can’t wait for the next one!!! :) R.S. @ Central

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Number the Stars takes place in the time of the Holocaust, which a young girl hiding her Jewish best friend. This book doesn’t have a very high reading level, so I think it would be suitable for pre-teens. However, the Holocaust was a gruesome and inhumane event so those who are more mature would be more likely to enjoy this book. It was very interesting, teaching me about friendship, educating me about the Holocaust, and keeping me hooked on. I really enjoyed this book! N.K. @ Central

Princess For Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
If you like magic, you would like this book as much as I did! R.S. @ Central

Fira and the Full Moon by Gail Herman
Fira is the light fairy never ask for help. Full moon become Fira’s darkest hour. S.S. @ Central

Safari by Robert Bateman
The book Safari is a good book to kids big or small is show different face about 11 different African animals. M.O. @ Central

Soldier by Simon Adams
Soldier is an informative book that shows who soldiers are, what they do, and how they do it. It also gives other ideas. K.D. @ Central

Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
This is a book for readers that aren’t scared easily by ghost stories. This book isn’t very scary but I wouldn’t recommend this if you get scared easily. But I loved every bit of it. This book creeped me out but I loved it. I couldn’t sleep at night because I wanted to read it! N.K. @ Central

Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Throughout the book, Sam and Grace deal with the new wolves and parent problems. Sadly at the end, the couple is separated and becomes a wolf. Now Sam waits for her to appear in a human form. V.M. @ Westport

Stargazer by Claudia Gray
In this book, you will see that Bianca learns more about herself and what she will become. Although she is still not sure. A love triangle evolves but as you read, you will see who really belongs to each other. Many twists come with this book, which makes it better to want to keep reading. N.M. @ Westport

Hourglass by Claudia Gray
This is the third book of the Evernight novel. You will see the troubles Bianca and Lucas go through as they escape the Black Cross. At the end, they both turn out to be their worst fears. N.M. @ Westport

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