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Spend Summer With Some Young Adult Fiction Books

Today’s guest reviewer Grace will be entering 8th grade this fall.


ruby_bigRuby UNSCRIPTED by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma. “Life is what happens when you lose the script.” Ruby Madden moves to what she thinks is her dream town. Marin High School is a place for rich people, but not Ruby. Ruby joins a film group and starts a new life in Madden, but will she forget about her friends in her home town?

This was a very good book about a real girl going through real issues. It is a slow read, but still good. The book is well written and I recommend it to anyone that just needs a real read.

A Time for Dancing

9780316036344_154x233A Time for Dancing by Davida Wills Hurwin. This book was about this girl, Jules, who gets sick and how she and her friend have to deal with it. These two girls have been best friends since they were nine years old and were basically inseparable! They both loved to dance and Jules had a whole career ahead of her. But then she is hit was an illness. How will the friends deal with this?

This book is very well written. I could picture everything that was happening and what people looked like because of the fantastic description. The author explained what the girls were going through in such detail that as a reader I felt like I were one of them. This was a very visual and amazing book and I don’t know any other words to describe it. I recommend it to teens and adults. Make sure you have a lot of time on your hands because you will never want to put this book down.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

9781416968238The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han is an amazing story about a girl, Belly, who measures her life in summers. She is 16 and this might be her last summer at her beach house. As she grows up that summer she finds romance, memories and sorrow. This is a really terrific book, and, without a doubt, a very fast read.

One of my favorite things about the book was, when something happened which recalls a memory from a previous summer back, Jenny Han would start a new chapter to explain the story. It was a great way to hold the interest of the reader. This was a well written book.

Though I really enjoyed the book for the most part, I found there were sections of it that I did not like as much. One of the charters really bugged me. There was this pretty, amazing, and smart girl who she finds a nerdy guy to like. This really bugged me because I personally thought she could do better (Editor’s Note: What’s wrong with nerds?). Other than that this was, like I said before, a very well written book. I would definitely recommend this book.

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