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Here you will find book reviews written by Durham County Library teens!

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

McCloud guides readers though the amazing adventure of understanding and creating comics with great visuals. Each chapter is designated a purpose to understand big and small aspects about this magnificent form of visual art. Or should I say, sequential art? This and many other questions about comics are discussed through a range of viewpoints. The comic is catchy and even funny, but yet very informative. As McCloud openly portrays: The best way of explaining a comic is defenetly through a comic.

Tears Fall at Night

This book was about a lady name Carmella and her husband Nelson. He wanted to leave his wife of 25 years because he wanted to be with someone younger. And his wife did not like that he wanted to leave her after all these years so she went crazy because of what he did to her and their children.

Rollin’ With Dre

This unauthorized account of Dr. Dre as told by a close personal associate is an insider’s tale of the rise, fall and rebirth of West Coast Hip-Hop as so greatly paved by Dre. Dre has been in the “biz” extensively and all on a genre he has basically innovated. He’s been behind many artists’ careers and has blazed the trail for his own.

Broken Open

I thought it was a very captivating read. It held my attention through every word. I loved it- the imagery made me feel like I was actually Tuesday Eastwood.

Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl by Mariel Hemingway is a book that tells stories from her life. This for me was an interesting book because I know that some people have lives like her own. Her parents are drinkers and her sisters as well. Her mother has cancer and her dad had a heart attack. Read this book and you will enjoy it if you like books about life.


This book is dangerous, shows love and very exciting to read. Beatrice “Tris” Prior is the main character in the story and she goes through life with problems all around her, like losing her parents in one day, killing a friend who could have killed her, and living with the grief and guilt on knowing what she has done. But she’s strong and brave. This book is amazing.

Cool like that

It was when Gia had been accepted into the summer enrichment program in New York City, she knows she’s going to have the flyest summer ever. Especially since her mom and her annoying stepsister won’t be around. And best of all? Her best friend Ricky, is joining her so they’re going to spend their entire summer together. Gia hopes Ricky’s bent on playing it safe like really safe and this cutie named, Rashad who flirts with Gia, and Ricky’s so not cool with that.

The Remendy

I loved this book so much. It had drama, romance, and cliff hangers. It was filled with emotions. I loved the relationship with Quinn and Deacon. It couldn’t have been anymore perfect. I couldn’t put it down!

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