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Asia H.

Biography

Asia H.

Teen Board Member

North Little Rock, Arkansas
 
My name is Asia, and I'm currently a sophomore in high school. You can always catch me in bed fast asleep, at Barnes & Noble searching for a book, or on a football field spinning a flag and playing my flute at half-time. For fun, I enjoy reading, writing and taking photos (basically anything creativity based). To earn extra credits for college, I'm taking advanced science and math classes. I hope to become an astrophysicist and work at NASA someday.
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
2. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
3. ZEROES by Deborah Biancotti, Margo Lanagan, and Scott Westerfeld
4. THE ROSE SOCIETY by Marie Lu

5. ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Reviews by Asia H.

by Wendy Mills - Fiction, Historical Romance, Young Adult 13+

Sixteen-year-old Jesse is used to living with the echoes of the past. Her older brother died in the September 11th attacks, and her dad since has filled their home with anger and grief. When Jesse gets caught up with the wrong crowd, one momentary hate-fueled decision turns her life upside down. The only way to make amends is to face the past, starting Jesse on a journey that will reveal the truth about how her brother died. In 2001, 16-year-old Alia is proud to be Muslim. After being grounded for a stupid mistake, Alia decides to confront her father at his Manhattan office. When the planes collide into the Twin Towers, Alia is trapped inside one of the buildings. In the final hours, she meets a boy who will change everything for her as the flames rage around them...

by Tracy Clark - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Thriller

Seventeen-year-old Ryan Poitier Sharpe is a gutsy, outgoing girl who spends her summer days hurling herself out of planes at her parents’ skydiving center in the Mojave Desert. Fiercely independent and willing to take risks, she challenges those around her to live life fully. But after a brush with death, Ryan is severely altered --- she’s not the same thrill-seeking girl she once was and seems to be teetering on the edge of psychosis.

by Wendy Spinale - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. Unsure if the virus has spread past England's borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. When they grab Joanna, Gwen sets out to save her with a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground.

by Audrey Greathouse - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction
Magic can do a lot --- give you flight, show you mermaids, help you taste the stars, and… solve the budget crisis? That's what the grown-ups will do with it if they ever make it to Neverland to steal its magic and bring their children home. However, Gwen doesn't know this. She's just a 16-year-old girl with a place on the debate team and a powerful crush on Jay, the soon-to-be homecoming king. She doesn't know her little sister could actually run away with Peter Pan, or that she might have to chase after her to bring her home safe. Gwen will find out though --- and when she does, she'll discover she's in the middle of a looming war between Neverland and reality.
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald - Family, Social Issues, Young Adult 11+, Youth Fiction

Fourteen-year-old Oscar Dunleavy is missing, presumed dead. His bike was found at sea, out past the end of the pier, and everyone in town seems to have accepted this as a teenage tragedy. But Oscar's best friend Meg knows he isn t dead. Oscar is an optimistic and kind boy who bakes the world s best apple tarts; he would never kill himself, and Meg is going to prove it. Meg must confront the painful truth of Oscar s past six months, along with the possibility that he might really be gone.

by Cat Winters - Historical Fiction, Mystery, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African-American man. She has almost no rights by law, and the Ku Klux Klan breeds fear and hatred in even Hanalee’s oldest friendships. Plus, her father, Hank Denney, died a year ago, hit by a drunk-driving teenager. Now her father’s killer is out of jail and back in town, and he claims that Hanalee’s father wasn’t killed by the accident at all but, instead, was poisoned by the doctor who looked after him --- who happens to be Hanalee’s new stepfather. The only way for Hanalee to get the answers she needs is to ask Hank himself, a “haint” wandering the roads at night.

by Marieke Nijkamp - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve. The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class, but the doors won't open. Someone starts shooting. Told from four perspectives over the span of 54 harrowing minutes, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.

by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti - Science Fiction, Youth Fiction
X-Men meets Heroes when New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld teams up with award-winning authors Margo Lanagan and Deborah Biancotti to create a sizzling new series filled with action and adventure. Don’t call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart.