Teen Book Reviews

Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb

I really enjoyed the book Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb because it was about hardship and friendship. Also, I liked it because it was a fun read, and I couldn’t put the book down!

In this book, Flor is unhappy because her best friend Sylvie is being sent to the mainland to go to a private school. Since she and Sylvie are the only eleven year olds on the island, that means that Flor will have Mrs. Defoe, the mean sixth grade teacher, without Sylvie to share the pain with her. Also, Flor’s mama and dad have been arguing, and one day when Flor is out of the house, Mama leaves to take care of Lita. Now, Flor is alone, without a mama or a best friend. That is, until Jasper arrives. One at a time, Flor uncovers truths and lies, and at the end, has happy friends and a happy family. The hardships were when Flor had to overcome her mama and best friend Sylvie leaving for the mainland, and the friendship was learning to trust Jasper, and eventually becoming friends with her.

I liked this book Moonpenny Island, and I would definitely read books by this author again.

(review by Melanie, 09.22.16)

Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones

Time Stoppers by Carrie Jones is a fantastic book because it is action-packed, and is fantasy. Also, it is an adventure.

I loved this book because it is fantasy. Fantasy books jump out at me. Also, books about elves, dwarves, and enchanted objects usually come with action and adventure. Fantasy + action + adventure = a really good book (in my opinion). In this book, Annie Nobody is a nobody. She is always moving from foster family to foster family because no one wants her. Not too far away, Jamie Hephaistion Alexander doesn’t fit in either. Both their lives change when a hovering snowmobile with a dwarf rider called Eva shows up and takes them away to Aurora, a hidden town with elves, and dwarves, and enchanted objects. There, Annie discovers she is a Stopper, which means she can stop time, and that she is destined to save Aurora. With the help of Jamie, the dwarf, Eva, and the last living elf, Bloom, they embark into the danger of saving Aurora. Action is shown throughout the book, and every part is exciting and filled. As Annie, Jamie, Eva, and Bloom adventure, they face many hazards, and battle hard.

I really enjoyed Time Stoppers, and I am excited to read the next books in the series!

(review by Melanie, 09.22.16)