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Middle Grade and Teen Book Reviews

Discover the books that ages 10 and up are reading!

Teen reading a book to review

Hold onto your bookmarks, folks, because I am bursting with excitement to bring you an amazing collection of middle grade and teen book reviews! And guess who the masterminds behind these literary evaluations are? None other than our brilliant summer interns, from my L. B. Anne Author Apprentice Summer Internship program.

These budding bookworms range in age from 10 to 17 and have meticulously crafted their thoughts and impressions on a selection of extraordinary books that will leave you in awe. We wholeheartedly urge you to dive into these reviews (the first group of several) and discover the hidden gems they've uncovered.

So, without further ado, we invite you to see these books through the lens of our exceptional interns. Prepare to be enlightened and entertained. You may just find your next favorite book.

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Hello, my name is Leah and I am a L.B. Anne Summer Intern. One of my tasks was to write a blog on a book. So, I choose The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. Enjoy.


The Summer I Turned Pretty is written by Jenny Han. Jenny Han is also the writer of, To All The Boys I Loved and Burn For Burn.

The Sumer I Turned Pretty was one of the best books I have ever read. It is also the first book of a series. Following is, It's Not Summer Without You and We'll Always Have Summer. I have read all three books and I have never read anything like it. But, let's focus on the first book, The Summer I Turned Pretty.


This book had me crying, screaming, and laughing. The definition of an emotional roller coaster. The writing was magnificent, it pulled me in and kept me hooked on the entire book. This sweet but bitter romance is a book to remember. The Summer I Turned Pretty became so popular to the point of it had its own Amazon Prime TV show. I truly enjoyed it and I can't wait to read more from Jenny Han. I hope you take the time to give The Summer I Turned Pretty a try and I hope you enjoy it.

It's Me, Jaxon! Can You See Me? Middle Grade best-seller

Hi my name is Michael Mcgovern and I am making a blog about a little book called It’s Me Jaxon! Can you See Me, by L. B. Anne.

It’s a really good book about a boy named Jaxon (well of course) and his friends, Cassidy, Miguel, Cooper, Naomi, and Miles. Wow, that's a lot of friends! So there's this bully named Craig. So save him for later. Oh one more thing about Craig, He thinks he’s the most important thing in the universe. So anyway, Jaxon got a spark in his head for a wonderful idea. He tells his friends and that's how they end up making a mural that read, "Attention can you see me?" But everyone thinks it’s Craig except this one girl who convinces everyone it’s not Craig and eventually they find out who it actually is.

Oh, and the good part, how could I forget? My favorite part was when Craig got BUSTED!!! Yeah, that was a great part. So yeah my rating would probably have to be a 9.5/10. Great book overall, and I would really recommend it.

The War that Saved My Life

The War That Saved My Life” – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

When I first saw this book at my local library, I was intrigued by the name. I wondered to myself, “How could a war save someone’s life?” This led me to want to know more about the story. This was a very good sign for the author. By using the title The War That Saved My Life made me ask questions and got me hooked on figuring out what the book was about.

After reading this book, I would give it a 10/10. It was a marvelous book! I got to understand the struggles and emotions of Ada (the main character.) We get to see the life of Ada and how she deals with her clubfoot (a twisted foot). She goes through many obstacles, from an abusive mother to venturing into new places, and all during the time of World War II. I was sad when the book ended because I wanted to know what happened next. All in all, I was very satisfied with my book. It was the kind of book that really got me, even at some points I cried (which I hardly do).

In conclusion, I would highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone! If you like history, adventures, and new beginnings, this is the book for you!

By Serenitymarie Sanchez-Lopez

The Obsession Jesse Q Sutanto

Hi, It's Ana Julia! I'm here to discuss this new book that I recently read called The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto. It has just become my new favorite book and I Love it! It's a very deep book and it really reminds you how the world really is, and that not everyone's life is perfect. I found everything in this book, even the cover to be very eye-catching and interesting. I NEVER wanted to put the book down and stop reading, that's how amazing of a book it was. I really recommend this book to honestly anyone who likes a good thriller. I personally give this book a 10/10 (can find it wherever books are old)!

*Disclaimer: For Grades 9 and UP.

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