Reviews

Looking for inspiration for your next read, movie, or video game? We've paired literacy with volunteering and given teens the opportunity to write reviews to earn community service hours! If you want to get involved, head on over to our volunteer page for more information.

Book Reviews
« Previous Next » Showing 11-20 of 268 entries.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

October 22, 2019

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby, a decline of the American dream in the nineteen twenties was witnessed through society member’s selfish and aggressive pursuit of happiness. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, largely references many aspects of Fitzgerald’s personal life.

The Disasters by M.K. England

October 22, 2019

The Disasters by author M.K. England is a thrilling tale of a found family brought together through the adventures of fast spaceships and terrible heists.

Ready Player One (movie)

October 8, 2019

The movie is set in the future in the year 2045. The world is on the edge of chaos. The people of Earth have found closure and safety in the OASIS, a world of virtual reality created by the amazingly brilliant James Halliday. After James Halliday passes away, he leaves the entirety of his enormous fortune to the first person to discover a digital Easter egg hidden in the expansive virtual reality universe.

Grace and Frankie Season 1 (TV show)

October 8, 2019

Grace and Frankie have been rivals ever since their husbands began working together. Both of their lives come crashing to a halt when they find out that their husbands have fallen in love with each other.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

October 8, 2019

This book follows the journey of young Charlie through his teenage years. Charlie struggles with extreme mental health issues as well as struggling with some unresolved issues from his childhood. Charlie is an awkward, quiet teenage boy who struggles with self confidence and social anxiety issues. Charlie begins to feel more open when he is taken in by a group of misfits.

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (movie)

October 8, 2019

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a crime drama directed by Guy Ritchie (The Snatch, The man from UNCLE) in 1998. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels stars Nick Moran (Avengement, Boogie Man), Jason Statham (Hobbs and Shaw, Crank), Dexter Fletcher (Rocketman, Kick-ass), and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seed of Chucky).

Save the Date by Morgan Matson

October 8, 2019

Save the Date by Morgan Matson is a coming-of-age contemporary book starring Charlie Grant, a 17 year old girl who is afraid of change. It is spring at the Grant house, and the last thing Charlie wants to think about is college next year. To get her mind off this, she focuses on the one good thing happening at the moment - her sister’s wedding.

Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen

October 3, 2019

Dark Shores was quite an interesting read, and one I enjoyed immensely. The book is set in the world of Reath, where the Celendorian Empire has conquered all of the known world. The story follows Teriana, a Maarian girl from the West. The West is the part of Reath that has not been conquered, due to the endless seas that separate them and the fact that the Celandorians only know of the West through myths.

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

September 24, 2019

In my opinion, Blood for Blood is a worthy successor to Wolf by Wolf. The story picks up right where we left off in the first book. Minor spoilers ahead for Wolf by Wolf, just in case you have yet to read it.