Nicholas Dane

From Divya Teen Book Reviewer 
Author:   Melvin  Burgess
Nicholas Dane 
 Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess is a book about fourteen-year-old Nicholas Dane, who seems like your typical popular boy (good looks, leader,etc.), getting everything whisked away from him when his mother dies after a heroin overdose. Nicholas goes to live with Jenny, his mother’s best friend but he is eventually relocated to Meadow Hill Assessment Center after he gets into a fight at school. This isn’t just any boarding school, it’s one for boys with violence issues and he soon realizes that after a couple of fights. There he befriends a boy named Oliver and both of them have to face the inhumane wrath of the home’s deputy head, Tony Creal. Read this book to find out if the boys get out alive and sane! I would give this book eight out of ten stars (ten being the highest) because it is very interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. However, this story takes place in Britain, so there are many English terms that you may not be familiar with!

The hypnotist

From Eileen Effrat
Author:  Lars Kepler
The hypnotist 
A family has been brutally murdered in a Stockholm suburb. The lone survivor is the teenage son who has sustained multiple stab wounds and is in a state of shock. With no clues to follow,  Detective  Joona Linna enlists the help of a retired hypnotist, Erik Bark. The hypnotism works, but unleashes an unforeseen chain of events. Written by a Swedish husband and wife team, this is an intense  and very disturbing novel that explores psychological and physical abuse, revenge and gang violence.