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Book Reviews by Teen Volunteer Thanh K.

Black and White by Paul Volponi

A true lesson about life in the form of a mere 200-page story book… Being the best of childhood friends (close enough to be called brothers), Marcus and Eddie broke racial boundaries and rose to the top of their high school basketball world. Their futures were set, and things were going great! Until, of course, one mistake changed everything. Merely one accident, and the master plan shattered into oblivion. Shards dropping as everything in their lives including their friendship begin to fall… But alas, life goes on, and no other words can describe how these protagonists picked up the fallen pieces. To find out how, the reading of this book must be done…

Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee

The story about a young lady’s pursuit of happiness… It is possible to say that Maybelline Mary Katherine Mary Ann Chestnut went far beyond what any ordinary teenage girl would go to get what she wants. Little did she know that she was going for the ride of her life! Traveling across the US by a car branded the name “Green Hornet,” Maybe encountered many hardships along her journey. Lucky for her, though, she was accompanied by her best friends Ted, and Hollywood (who prefers to be called Daniel in public). It’s not about what happened on her journey though. It’s about how it happened.

 Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado

Being the best friends that you are, you would expect to know everything about the other person. But, what if you find out that person is hiding secrets, plenty of secrets? How will you react? Young freestyle rapper, Justin, was stupefied to find out that Sean, his best friend, and his mother were having secret Saturday visits to his father in prison. Because of these trips, Justin finds small, yet significant changes to Sean’s personality and behavior in school. Now Justin must find a way to save his best friend from becoming a victim of a typical problem that many teenage encounters before the this “problem” consumes Sean and changes him for the worse…

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