“The Train from Outer Space” by Alan Sproles and Lizanne Southgate

THE TRAIN FROM OUTER SPACE Alan Sproles and Lizanne Southgate BookBaby (2015) ISBN 9780996859110 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 14) for Reader Views (10/16) “The Train from Outer Space” by Alan Sproles and Lizanne Southgate is about 12-year old Brady and his unwitting encounter with aliens. Brady lost his dad to a tragic car accident. [...]

“Vampire Boy” by Aric Cushing

VAMPIRE BOY Aric Cushing Grand & Archer (2016) ISBN 9781929730049 Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 14) for Reader Views (10/16) “Vampire Boy” by Aric Cushing is about a vampire named Alex living in a world of magic and monsters, separate from the world of humans. Alex, from the moment of his birth, is surrounded by [...]

Interview with Holly Moulder, Author of “A Time To Be Brave”

A TIME TO BE BRAVE Holly Moulder White Pelican Press (2015) ISBN 9780979040580 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (age 14) for Reader Views (01/16) Holly Moulder is a former elementary school teacher who left the classroom in order to write historical fiction for middle-grade students. Her fascination with history has helped her create four award-winning novels: [...]

“CBT Worksheets for Teenage Anxiety” by Dr. James Manning and Dr. Nicola Ridgeway

CBT WORKSHEETS FOR TEENAGE ANXIETY Dr. James Manning & Dr. Nicola Ridgeway CreateSpace (2016) ISBN 9781534951129 Reviewed by Arianna Violante for Reader Views (08/16) Unfortunately, “CBT Worksheets for Teenage Anxiety,” by Dr. James Manning & Dr. Nicola Ridgeway fell into my hands after I had finished the required fieldwork for my Master’s degree at a [...]

Interview with Jane Alvey Harris, Author of “Riven”

INTERVIEW WITH JANE ALVEY HARRIS RIVEN Jane Alvey Harris Jane Alvey Harris (2016) ISBN 9781944243715 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (Age 14) for Reader Views (8/16) Jane Alvey Harris has a Humanities degree from Brigham Young University with emphases in Art History, Italian Language, and Studio Art. She’s CRAZY about the visual and performing arts! She enjoys [...]

“Riven” by Jane Alvey Harris

RIVEN Jane Alvey Harris Jane Alvey Harris (2016) ISBN 9781944243715 Reviewed by Faryal Jabbar (Age 14) for Reader Views (8/16) “Riven,” by author Jane Alvey Harris, is pleasantly distinct from the mainstream flow of utopian/dystopian young adult novels. Harris has created a book that tackles abuse, fantasy, and psychological thrill. Emily, the seventeen-year-old protagonist, has [...]

“Servants of the Storm” by Delilah S. Dawson

SERVANTS OF THE STORM Delilah S. Dawson Simon Pulse (2014) ISBN 9781442483781 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 15) for Reader Views (04/16) “Servants of the Storm” by Delilah S. Dawson is about a girl named Dovey that goes through a bunch of hard times, including a friend dying, a hurricane, and dealing with demons. The [...]

“A Choice” by Sharuthie Ramesh

A CHOICE Sharuthie Ramesh Author Solutions (2014) ISBN 9781493196357 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 15) for Reader Views (03/16) In “A Choice” by Sharuthie Ramesh, the main plot is about a 118-year-old girl named Kyra that encounters many challenges but always seems to get through them all. She lives the lavish life of a person [...]

“Camp Utopia: & The Forgiveness Diet” by Jenny Ruden

CAMP UTOPIA: & THE FORGIVENESS DIET Jenny Ruden Koehler Books (2014) ISBN 9781940192314 Reviewed by Chris Kyle (age 15) for Reader Views (03/16) The plot of “Camp Utopia: & The Forgiveness Diet” by Jenny Ruden is about the struggle a teenager has with her weight. Camp Utopia, which is referenced as a “fat camp,” is [...]

“When the Music Stops: Dance On” by Paddy Eger

WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS: DANCE ON Paddy Eger Tendril Press (2015) ISBN 9780985893378 Reviewed by Arianna Violante (age 20) for Reader Views (03/16) “When the Music Stops: Dance On” by Paddy Eger is the sequel to 84 Ribbons, the author’s debut novel. The story begins with Marta’s return to her childhood home, in need of [...]

“I’ll Always Be with You” by Violetta Armour

I’LL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU Violetta Armour iUniverse (2015) ISBN 9781491768303 Reviewed by Arianna Violante (age 20) for Reader Views (03/16) “I’ll Always Be with You” by Violetta Armour is the story about a family’s tragic loss of their father and husband, Stan. His death happened in the worst way possible, as his son Teddy [...]

“Traffic Jam” by Melissa Groeling

TRAFFIC JAM Melissa Groeling Black Opal Books (2012) ISBN 9781937329471 Reviewed by Arianna Violante for Reader Views (02/16) “Traffic Jam” by Melissa Groeling is the story of a teenager named Val, who has to make a very difficult decision when she uncovers her sister’s secret. Val’s family is going through a tough time. Her dad [...]