“Little Bram” by Michael C. Barrett

LITTLE BRAM Michael C. Barrett CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781548538729 Reviewed by Megan Weiss, YA Reviewer for Reader Views (12/17) “Little Bram” by Michael C. Barrett follows Skylar Bram and Kina Dunlap, who have just started high school.  They share the same father, and thus are half-sisters.  There’s just one catch: they’re mortal enemies.  Ever since Kina [...]

“Part of Me” by Deanna Kahler

PART OF ME Deanna Kahler CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9781545529256 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (age 15) for Reader Views (12/17) “Part of Me” by Deanna Kahler follows Chase, a seventeen year old boy, as he tries to discover himself with great difficulty and many setbacks along his way. Appealingly, Chase should be perfectly happy as he is popular [...]

“Talk to Me” by Donna M. Zadunajsky

TALK TO ME Donna M. Zadunajsky CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781541098442 Reviewed by Skyler Boudreau for Reader Views (11/17) Carly Boyles has gone through more at age fifteen than most adults have through their entire lives. The reader is thrown into Carly’s turmoiled head as she struggles to survive a deeply traumatic situation, while obstacle after obstacle is [...]

“The 4th Breed: Ramanuk” by Mark Ihada

THE 4TH BREED: RAMANUK Mark Ihada AuthorHouse (2016) ISBN 9781524615123 Reviewed by Skyler Boudreau for Reader Views (11/17) In “The 4th Breed: Ramanuk” by Mark Ihada, readers follow fourteen-year old Dwendel Williford as he searches for a cure to an ancient curse, frees a nameless unicorn, and saves the lives of his friends and family. Along the [...]

“The Covens of Elmeeria” by Miguel Lopez de Leon

THE COVENS OF ELMEERIA Miguel Lopez de Leon Galadria Worldwide (2017) ISBN 9780692832837 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 15) for Reader Views (9/17) “The Covens of Elmeeria” by Miguel Lopez de Leon is about eighteen-year-old Nia Roo, crown princess to the majestic kingdom of Elmeeria. Nia has led a sheltered life, loved by the people and with [...]

“The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball” by Dori Jones Yang

THE FORBIDDEN TEMPTATION OF BASEBALL Dori Jones Yang SparkPress (2017) ISBN 9781943006328 Reviewed by Marten Weldon (age 12) for Reader Views (9/17) “The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball” by Dori Jones Yang is historical fiction novel about eleven-year-old Woo Ka-Leong (Leon) and his fourteen-year-old brother Ka-Son (Carson). In 1876, the Chinese brothers were part of the Chinese Educational [...]

“Olivia’s Story: Protector of the Realm” by David L. Dahl

OLIVIA’S STORY: PROTECTOR OF THE REALM David L. Dahl Lulu Publishing Services (2016) ISBN 9781483451749 Reviewed by Skyler Boudreau (age 18) for Reader Views Kids (09/17) “Olivia’s Story: Protector of the Realm” is a historical fantasy novel by David L. Dahl set in Nazi Germany during WWII. After taking a translating job with a mysterious man named [...]

“Dregs Island” by Dr. Bon Blossman and Zakk Myer

DREGS ISLAND Dr. Bon Blossman and Zakk Myer CreateSpace (2017) ISBN 9780996524834 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 15) for Reader Views (7/17) “Dregs Island” by Dr. Bon Blossman and Zakk Myer is about seventeen-year-old Alex Cardin who, while driving home one day, witnesses a fatal hit and run. Trying to be a Good Samaritan, Alex immediately calls the police [...]

“Rogue Wolf” by Robin Mason

ROGUE WOLF Robin Mason Tricklewood Press (2017) ISBN 9780994837165 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 15) for Reader Views (05/17) “Rogue Wolf” by Robin Mason is a book about seventh-grader Jackson and his friend Sarah. All is well in the magical glen that grants Jackson and Sarah the ability to speak with animals, until a pack [...]

“Bullies at Finley High” by Keith Thomas Walker

BULLIES AT FINLEY HIGH Keith Thomas Walker KeithWalkerBooks (2016) ISBN 9780996750530 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (Age 16) for Reader Views (03/16) Upon viewing the cover of “Bullies at Finley High,” by Keith Thomas Walker, I thought it would probably be about another kid that gets bullied daily; the same old storyline and everything that goes [...]

“The Pact” by Amanda West Lewis

THE PACT Amanda West Lewis Red Deer Press (2016) ISBN 9780889955448 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (Age 16) for Reader Views (04/17) “The Pact” by Amanda West Lewis is about a German boy growing up in the time era of World War II and having to live through that rough time. His parents send him off [...]

“Help Me!” by Donna M. Zadunajsky

HELP ME! Donna M. Zadunajsky CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781522742456 Reviewed by Emily Sutton (age 16) for Reader Views (02/17) “Help Me!” by Donna M. Zadunajsky is the story of thirteen-year-old Mick and his struggles with life. He seems like an average teenager but he’s going through quite a bit. His parents are divorced and Mick [...]