Welcome back for another round of By Teens, For Teens! This week we have something to make you laugh and something to make you cry. VolunTEEN Magdalena K., age 12 share a book review of a funny, coming of age story. Then, take a look at a booklist full of romance stories that will make you cry, created by Max K., age 15.
Sunny Song Will Never be Famous by Suzanne Park
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Sunny Song will Never be Famous follows Korean American Sunny Song, a social media influencer who is sent to a digital detox camp on a farm. In my opinion, there was a weak plot and the side characters lacked depth, which made the book difficult to read. On the other hand, it has a unique concept, and I enjoyed the diverse characters and detailed settings. Sunny is a great protagonist—she doesn’t hesitate to stand up for what she believes in. Sadly, the unorganized procession of the plot and the pointless interactions between characters sometimes overshadowed the book’s strengths. Overall, I give the book 3 stars.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green