From Rita Gross
author: Gruen, Sara
Humans share 99.4 % of our DNA with bonobo apes. In this novel, by the author of Water for Elephants, we are introduced to a group of bonobos who are kidnapped from a linguistics laboratory where they are learning English and ASL. They are then put into a reality TV show (similar to Big Brother) called Ape House. A journalist covers the story of their abduction and unravels the mystery of the apes’ disappearance.
From Chelsea, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Keep
My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent is the third Book to the other-worldly Soul Screamers trilogy. Kaylee has one thing to worry about and one thing only, her very hot, very popular boyfriend Nash. Both banshee, no one understands them like they do. No one can come between them. However, when a Netherworld Substance called Demons Breath enters the human world Kaylee’s world gets turned upside down. Its Nash and Kaylee’s job to cut off the source and protect their friends, one of whom is already hooked on it. When the epidemic hits too close to home, Kaylee will have to risk everything to save the ones she loves even though it might mean risking herself. I strongly recommend this book to any fans of science fiction. This book is a real page-turner and won’t make you disappointed in the end.
From Kyle, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Sonnenblick, Jordan
Zen and the art of faking it
Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jordan Sonneblick is about a boy named San Lee who moves into a new town and is attending a new school. Instead of trying to make new friends, or trying to be cool, San decides to try his best to be different from others. He tries to be different by pretending to be a Zen Master. He decides to pretend to be a Zen Master because he answers many questions correctly in History class that nobody else knows, and everybody thinks he is a Zen Master.
Besides pretending to be a Zen Master, San has to deal with many family problems at home throughout the story. San also meets a girl who he thinks is cute and her name is Woody. Woody loves listening to the same type of music as San and they often talk about lyrics from the songs they like. San is determined to impress Woody without letting her know that he is really not a Zen master. I enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a book about a character who pretends to be who she or he is really not.