By Teens, For Teens – A Study in Scarlet, Robinson Crusoe & Animal Farm

Posted about 2 years ago by Jennifer Deuell

This week for our By Teens, For Teens blog post, VolunTEEN David G., age 14. has written a few book reviews for you. If you are a lover of classic literature, then today’s post is for you. Check them out!

Book Review:

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A Study in Scarlet is a mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It was first published in 1887 and has been read by millions ever since. The novel is the first of the Holmes detective series and the first time where readers meet the iconic detective duo: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The book is a great brain teaser that I recommend to everyone, especially those you love a good mystery. A novel that extended my interest in reading, A Study in Scarlet is a five-star classic.




Book Review:

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Robinson Crusoe, first published in 1719, is a novel about a man who gets shipwrecked on an unknown island. Alone and on his own, he overcomes new obstacles and challenges in order to survive. As you read, you will learn the early struggles that Crusoe faces and even some new survival skills along the way. A prime example of English literature, the book is also considered by many as the first English novel. For those who love adventure novels, Robinson Crusoe is the book for you!




Book Review:

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

In this novel written by author George Orwell, barn animals start a revolution against their human farmer. Tired of animal cruelty and mistreatment, the animals try to create an animal utopia where all animals are free and equal. Whether they succeed is up to you to find out. The story is also based on the Russian Revolution and represents Joseph Stalin’s ultimate rise to power. Animal Farm isn’t difficult to read at all and a book that I truly recommend to all readers, especially for those who love history.




Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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