Teens

Sophie Reviews - Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The premise is the reason I picked this book to read, and the story is why I couldn’t put it down. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading Scythe. Having never read anything from Shusterman in the past, I prepared myself to be jarred by a different writing style than I’m accustomed to. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book.

Can I Borrow Your Notes?

For every middle school kid who has ever whispered, “Hey—can I borrow your notes?” there is the Big Fat Notebook series, a fantastic study guide series created by the editors of the Brain Quest series of workbooks and flash cards. Each study guide is like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in class, with highlighted key concepts, doodles that illuminate tricky ideas, mnemonics, and more. These books are just as fun as they are informative!

The Singing Bones

Do you ever find yourself thinking, “Grimm’s fairy tales could be creepier…?” Well, apparently Shaun Tan did because he has turned them into the most beautiful nightmares with The Singing Bones. Wicked stepmothers, traitorous brothers, cunning foxes, lonely princesses: There is no mistaking the world of the Brothers Grimm and the beloved fairy tales that have captured generations of readers. Shaun Tan shows us the beautiful, terrifying, amusing, and downright peculiar heart of these tales as never before seen. 

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