Our first ever Teen Summer Book Review Program was a great success. A total of 53 book reviews were submitted by participants.
Out of these reviews, the three top-rated books were:
- John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
- Lisa McMann’s Wake
- Veronica Roth’s Divergent
Here is a what our reviewers had to say:
“Divergent opened my eyes to dystopian thrillers in a way the Hunger Games never did, exposing the effects our choices could have on our futures.”
“The book relates to teenage problems while still having humor to keep the story interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good book to read.” – Review of The Fault in Our Stars
“I loved the book! It kept you in suspense about . . . what was going to happen in other people’s dreams and more.” – Review of Wake
Interested in read-alike titles?
If you liked The Fault in Our Stars, you might like Me & Earl and the dying girl by Jesse Andrews, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, and Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A. S. King.
If you liked Divergent, you might like Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Ashfall by Mike Mullin, and Dragon’s Bait by Vivian Vande Velde.
If you liked Wake, you might like Lisa McMann’s other two novels in the series trilogy, Fade and Gone.
In celebration of a successful program, we will be showing the film adaptation of Veronica Roth’s Divergent. We will host two movie events. One on Tuesday, August 19th @ 5:15 p.m. and one on Saturday, August 23rd @ 2:00 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to this event and parents should be aware that the chosen film is rated PG-13. Free movie tickets are available at any branch of the St. Martin Parish Library.
The teen summer book review program was an awesome addition to the summer reading program.Showers of praise to the teen reviewers.