Monday, June 29, 2015

The Third Twin, by CJ Omolou

       The novel The Third Twin by CJ Omololu is a great book. Ava and Lexi are adopted twins who are in the senior year of high school. They were adopted by their rich father when they were two, and they have been living with him ever since. Lexi is very academic and enjoys studying. Her goal is to go to Stanford to get a business degree and become her father’s business partner. Ava enjoys partying and having fun. Ava and Lexi have always had a connection. When they were younger, they blamed everything on a fake sister named Alicia. 

       Now that they are grown up and going to college soon, they use Alicia to go on dates with boys who aren’t keepers. There are few rules when being Alicia, but Ava only follows them when she feels like it. One night, Alicia goes on a date with a guy. The next night, the same guy is found dead in the restaurant parking lot. This news startles Lexi, but it doesn’t seem to faze Ava. Then some coincidences come up leading back to Alicia. A parking ticket addressed to “Alicia Rios” mailed to the house. A hair appointment under Alicia’s name. A guy that neither Lexi nor Ava had ever met, mad at Alicia for leading him on. And then the worst one. The cops show up with a picture of a license addressed to Alicia Rios, who is suspected for murder. As the murders pile up, the victims all have one thing in common. They dated Alicia. Lexi needs to find out what’s going on before it’s too late. To add to the problem, the police suspect that Lexi is the murderer. She needs to find the real murderer before she is arrested for the crimes she didn’t commit, and Lexi only has one suspect: Ava. Her DNA is evidence at each crime scene, but it could also be Ava. Lexi feels she can only trust her childhood friend, Zane. 

        This book was full of suspense. I read it in every free moment that I had. I was guessing to the end about who was responsible for the crimes. Is it Ava? Someone else? Is there an actual Alicia? I kept changing my mind on what would happen, and the ending didn’t disappoint. This book was very well written, and I found that the book became very important to me. When the author describes a character the perfect amount, it feels like you personally know the characters. When the book ended, I was sad that it was over, but it was definitely worth it because it was a great book to read. It was a lot of fun reading it, but also trying to figure out if Ava really was a killer, or if Lexi and Ava’ s imaginary sister had somehow come to life and was killing boys and committing other crimes. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who enjoys mystery and action novels. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would like this book. After a few pages, I was hooked and couldn’t stop reading. The character Lexi reminded me of myself because she spends a lot of time doing school work, and she is kind of shy. As the novel progressed, the plot intensified, and I couldn’t stop guessing at who Alicia is, and hoping that Lexi could avoid the police safely while still trying to solve the puzzle. You should read this book because it’s interesting, suspenseful, and great for a summer read at the beach.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Teen Summer Reading Club!

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• First day to report books is, Monday June 29th.
• For every book you read you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize basket stuffed with goodies and free coupons from vendors 
• Read 3 books and you complete the club! Pickup your raffle tickets in The Teen Corner Mondays-Thursdays 4-8 PM beginning Monday, June 29 and ending Wednesday August 12. 
• Once the club is completed you get invited to our end of the summer Teen Challenge, on Thursday, August 13 @ 7PM.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

The Name of the Blade

In the book the name of the The Name of the Blade by, Mio Yamato has a secret blade called a katana in her house in London. She first saw it at the age of nine when her Ojiichan showed it to her, he promised her the sword when she is sixteen but until then she can't touch it, he promises to tell about the sword to her the next day but he has a massive stroke and dies. When her parents go away for vacation, and her sixteenth birthday nears, and she goes to a costume party she decides to be a Rukia an anime character from bleach, but she use her katana as part of her costume. She unleashes a great evil from mythical Japan to the streets of London and now she, her best friend Jack (Jacqueline), and her 500 year old warrior ancestor Shinobu have to save London and Mio has learn to control the sword before time runs out. 

I like this book and have many reasons why I like the book. My first reason is because in the book it talks about Japanese myths and turns it into an adventure. My second reason is the Kitsune (fox spirit) they are mentioned later on in the book. The third reason is because of all the Japanese words you learn like for example Ojiichan is grandpa in Japanese. My fourth reason is that because of all the battles in the book. I think that everyone teen and up( it has some inappropriate language ) should read this book because this way they will know a little more about Japan.