Earth is a war-torn wasteland. Attempting to rebuild civilization, the United Commonwealth has developed The Testing, a program that will select the best and brightest people to become Earth's future leaders. Those who pass the tests will be sent to university with the promise of a better tomorrow. Cia Vale is one of few chosen for this opportunity. Before she leaves, Cia's father gives her one piece of advice: Trust no one.
The narrative is intense and fast paced. I rate it 8/10 for its surprising story twists. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games.
- Sebastian, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer
The Testing will be released on June 4Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
Abby Barnes is a high school senior with a plan - graduate with honors, get into Northwestern's amazing journalism program and land a job at a national newspaper by the time she is 22. But everything changed with one little choice. Everything Abby knew about herself turned inside out and she quickly discovered that there is a parallel universe out there where every decision made affects her life.
While I enjoyed the book and the idea that our path may change but our destiny will not, I found it hard to follow. The plot jumps and Parallel only one thumb up.'s explanation of the "science" behind the parallel universes was often hard to focus on and understand. I give
- Laura, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
On April 21, 2008, Steven "Crash" Crashinsky saved more than a thousand people when he stopped his classmate David Burnett from taking their high school hostage armed with assault weapons and high-powered explosives. You likely already know what came after for Crash: the notoriety, the college recruitment, and the book deal. What you might not know is what came before: a story of two teens who were destined, some say, to meet. And what you definitely don't know are the words that Burn whispered to Crash right as the siege was ending, a secret that Crash has never revealed.
Crash and Burn is a really good book. It tells about someone going through a struggle and losing someone he loves. Once you get into this book, you won't want to put it down. It's just one of those books.
Some people may find it confusing though because it starts off when Crash is older looking back at when he was younger, but you will get it by the end of the book.
I rate this book a 7/10 and I recommend this book to other teenagers.
- Tyler, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore by takes place in 1876 in Britain. Charlotte is the daughter of the Queen's surgeon and lives in the palace. She sneaks out of the palace every night to go see her friends Jillian and Peter, who are twins. One night when they are out, they are attacked by a pack of rabid dogs. Charlotte has to hide the dog bite from her father and help her friends at the same time.
The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore is a really good book. If you like mysteries you will definitely like this book. It has some action and a good dose of romance.
- Bronwyn, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
Tegan Oglietti is an average girl growing up in Australia. She likes music, protesting against environmental and social injustice, and is crushing on her brother's best friend. And on one of the best days of her life, she dies and wakes up 100 years in the future with no idea were she is. It turns out that Tegan is the first successful patient to have been brought back to life. Tegan tries to create a normal life, even though she has become an over night celebrity, but that is not always easy. Especially when she keeps finding out shadowy secrets about the reason she was frozen...
When We Wake is a suspenseful novel. If you like dystopian fiction, then you will probably like this. I thought it was a pretty good book. I would give it a 7 out of 10.
- Lise, a Two Thumbs Up reviewerCategories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up
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