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Windham, New Hampshire

Teen Book Reviews

Our TAG members and teens in the Nesmith Library community can submit book reviews to be featured on this page. Teens can submit Book Reviews using this form!

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Reviewer: Marin H., 7th Grade ✪TAG Member

Book: Truly Devious  by Maureen JohnsonGenre: Mystery Rating: 5/5 ✪✪✪✪

"Set in the mysterious mountains of Vermont, Truly Devious is an intriguing and page turning book. Stevie Bell is accepted into a private school with a treacherous past and a murder mystery she is determined to crack. But, the death of a student throws her off course. She now needs to solve the mystery behind the death of her friend and dive deeper into the mystery behind her school. This story was totally amazing for the mystery fan. The characters were in depth and fun and the plot was so well though(t) [sic] out. I would 100% recommend Truly Devious."

Reviewer: Emerson C., 9th Grade ✪TAG Member

Book: Fangirl by Rainbow RowellGenre: Contemporary Rating: 4/5 ✪✪✪✪ 

"Fangirl is a book about a girl who is obsessed with the Simon Snow fantasy series.  She spends all of her time writing Simon Snow fan fiction.  She neglects to make friends or engage in activities and when she goes to college even her twin sister abandons her for cooler, college friends.  Cath, the fangirl, must adapt and exit her fandom bubble or risk losing out on the real world college experience.  Can she do it? This book features a complicated and realistic main character who is not as confident as many YA novel protagonists.  It was a well developed story with believable situations.  It was entertaining and funny."


Reviewer: Stephanie W., 10th Grade ✪TAG Member

Book: The Way You Make Me Feel by Maureen GooGenre: Contemporary Rating: 4/5 ✪✪✪✪ 

"I really loved reading this book. When starting the book, I wasn't really sure if I was going to like the book because the main character, Clara, was not really a character that I could really relate to. She was the trouble maker and in the beginning of the book that really defined her as a character. However, after continuing to read the book, I realize that she has a lot more layers to her. With that, I love a good teen romance book that is just light hearted and fun, which was exactly what this book was. If you are looking for a fun and easy book to read on break, this would be a really good option for you."


Reviewer: Emerson C., 9th Grade ✪TAG Member

Book: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi AshtonGenre: Historical/Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 ✪✪✪✪ 

"My Plain Jane is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The titular Jane Eyre leaves the dreary Lowood school to become a governess at Thornfield Hall. It is there that she meets Mr. Rochester, her employer who is hiding many secrets. Jane has the rare talent of seeing ghosts, which makes an agent for the Society of the Relocation of Wayward Spirits, Alexander Blackwood, want to recruit her to the society. Charlotte, Jane's friend, is looking for a story to tell and tries to get a job with the society. I loved this book because it was outside of the box, and it was not like anything I had ever read before. I really liked how the story was told in three points of view, so I could see how different characters reacted to the events of the plot. The plot itself was funny, with lots of pop culture and literary references throughout, and was thoroughly entertaining. Once you start reading My Plain Jane, you will not want to put it down. This book is perfect for those who loved Jane Eyre, but you do not have to have read Jane Eyre to understand the plot."


Reviewer: Isabelle D., 9th Grade ✪TAG Member

Book: Norse Mythology by Neil GaimanGenre: Fantasy Rating: 4/5 ✪✪✪✪ 

"This book is quit well written, Gaiman retells many famous norse mythos from the creation myths to Ragnarok and everything in between. The stories are easy to understand they are also very engaging to the reader. I would defiantly[sic] recommend this book to any people who are interested in mythology or are looking quick read."

Reviewer: Isabelle D., 9th Grade ✪TAG Member

Book: Let's Call It a Doomsday by Katie HenryGenre: Contemporary Rating: 5/5 ✪✪✪✪

"This book is very well written and very engaging. It brings you through the life of the main character as she tries to discover the truth of the world ending and how her thought on it ending goes against what her family and friends think of it. It's a one-off book that I would defiantly[sic] recommend to anyone that enjoys 'a slice of life' books or anyone looking for just a quick engaging book."