Ben Ripley is training to be a spy under the CIA at a special school. One thing leads to another and he is wrongly kicked out. But later he ends up at an Evil Spy School that trains to thwart the CIA. The Evil Spy School is nice and he actually gets treated well. However, something feels wrong. Will Ben listen to his heart and save the CIA or will he ignore it and destroy the CIA? Read Evil Spy School.
-Ben (Teen Reviewer)
Jade is an African American teen trying to find her footing on the streets of Portland, Oregon but she is far from your typical high school student. Attending a mostly white private high school, she finds herself stereotyped, wrongfully accused, pigeonholed. Yet she is artistic, creative, compassionate, strong and determined to break that mold, unleash her silence and become more.
**2020 Middle School Nutmeg nominated book**
Nine aliens from the Planet Lorien arrive as babies. They all have super powers. You would think life should be easy for them, but they have to split up and constantly move from place to place. They try not to be caught by the other alien race, the Mogadorians, in their quest for world domination. Will the kids protect Earth from the Mogadorians or fail and watch Earth be destroyed? Answer unveils when you read I am Number 4.
-Ben (Teen Reviewer)
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend is an amazing book that just makes you think. The premises of this story is that all of your imaginary friends are actually real, but they can only interact with you and other imaginary friends. However, once you stop believing in your imaginary friend they disappear. Max is a boy who is around the age of 8. He has an imaginary friend named Budo. When Max gets in trouble Budo must choose between helping Max and possibly disappearing or remaining by letting Max stay in trouble. This book is amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who really likes to think about what they read. This book made me smile and cry. It has action and suspense. The characters are extremely likeable and you really feel for them.
-Lizzie (Teen Reviewer)
A small town that’s perfect. Too perfect. Something is definitely up in
Serenity, New Mexico. Why hasn’t Eli Frieden ever left his town?
Life is good in Serenity, but when a band of friends come together to expose
a dark secret it will change their lives forever. Will these friends stick together
for good or turn on each other? Read Masterminds by Gordon Korman.
– Ben (Teen Reviewer)
In the fourth book of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, the war is finally over but there are wounds that are still open. As Feyre tries to rebuild what was once her home, her closest friend, now family, struggles to find their way back to who they used to be. This book focus on the aftermath of war and rebuilding oneself.
-Lucero (Teen Reviewer)