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Pranshu A.

Biography

Pranshu A.

Teen Board Member

Norman, Oklahoma 

Top Five Favorite Books:

1. Fire and Thrones trilogy by Rae Carson
2. ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
3. Tintin by Herge (series of comics)
4. Monkey High by Shouko Akira (manga)
4. IN REAL LIFE by Lawrence Tabak
 

Interests: Video Production, All things music and reading (of course)

Hi everyone! I'm Pranshu from Oklahoma and I am 16 years old and about to be a junior in high school. Needless to say, I harbor a love for reading that is only matched by my love for pizza. I have also come to realize that it is not enough that I just read something --- I need to be able to think about it and analyze it. That is what makes a good reader and that is what I strive to be by being on the Teen Board. In addition to reading, I enjoy laying in bed with my computer and playing the piano (very badly).

Pranshu A.

Reviews by Pranshu A.

by William Osborne - Historical Thriller, Military, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Tygo, a locksmith's son, is forced by the Nazis to loot abandoned Dutch homes for valuables. Known as "The Ferret," everyone despises him, but helping the Germans is the only way he can stay alive. When he discovers a girl with a diamond in a chimney, he refuses to give her up. Instead, he turns spy and uses the jewel to find out information about Hitler's ultimate weapon. He has one shot to stop the war. Can a ferret become a hero?

by Shannon Gibney - African American Interest, Fiction, Women's Studies

Despite some teasing, sixteen-year-old Alex Kirtridge found that being a biracial girl in a white family didn't make much of a difference as long as she was a star on the diamond. But now, things are changing: she meets Reggie, the first black guy who's wanted to get to know her; she discovers the letters from her biological father that her adoptive parents have kept from her; and her body starts to grow into a woman's, affecting her game. Alex begins to question who she really is. She's always dreamed of playing pro baseball just like her father, but can she really do it? Does she truly fit in with her white family? What does it mean to be black?

by Eleanor Herman - Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Imagine a time when the gods turn a blind eye to the agony of men, when the last of the hellions roam the plains, and evil stirs beyond the edges of the map. A time when cities burn, and in their ashes, empires rise. Alexander, Macedon's 16-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world, but finds himself drawn to a newcomer… 
by Kris Dinnison - Gay & Lesbian, Youth Fiction

Maggie and Nash are outsiders. The best of friends, they have seen each other through thick and thin, but when Tom moves to town at the start of the school year, they have something unexpected in common: feelings for the same guy. This warm, witty novel --- with a clear, true voice and a clever soundtrack of musical references --- sings a song of love and forgiveness.

by Ali Novak - Family, Relationships, Romance, Youth Fiction

Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because that cute boy she met at Starbucks is Oliver Perry --- lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number.  But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver --- dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band --- when her sister could be dying of cancer?

by Rebecca Maizel - Fiction, Romance, Youth Fiction

Sarah --- Bean to her friends and family --- is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. For as long as she can remember, she's also lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But after a traumatic end to the school year, Sarah goes to Cape Cod for the summer with her family, determined to grow up. It's there that she meets gorgeous, older college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. He thinks she's older too. For Sarah, it's a summer of firsts. But by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love and finding herself.

by Susin Nielsen - Fiction, Youth Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed “It” girl in her class, but her grades stink. Their worlds come together when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be happy about it but Ashley is horrified and has to hide the real reason her dad moved out. While they are complete opposites, they have one thing in common: they are made of molecules. 

by William Campbell Powell - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Tania Deeley has always been told that she's a rarity: a human child in a world where most children are sophisticated androids called teknoids manufactured by Oxted Corporation. Though she has always been aware of the existence of teknoids, it is not until her first day at The Lady Maud High School for Girls that Tania realizes that her best friend, Siân, may be one. Returning home from the summer holiday, she is shocked by how much Siân has changed. Is it possible that these changes were engineered by Oxted? And if Siân could be a teknoid, how many others in Tania's life are not real?

by Owen Matthews - Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction
Starting as a junior in a new high school seems like exactly the right time to change things. He brainstorms with his best friend, Brian: What will it take for him to take over Nixon Collegiate? Adam searches for the A-listers' weak spot and strikes gold when he gets queen bee Sara Bryant to pay him for doing her physics homework. One part nerd, two parts badass, Adam ditches his legit job and turns to full-time cheating. His clients? All the Nixon Collegiate gods and goddesses.
 
But soon his homework business becomes a booze business, which becomes a fake ID business. Adam's popularity soars as he unlocks high school achievements left and right, from his first kiss to his first rebound hookup. But something else is haunting him --- a dark memory from his past, driving him to keep climbing. What is it? And will he go too far?
by Katie Van Ark - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Maddy Spier's been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she's also seen his arms around other girls --- lots of other girls. How can she make him realize that they can be partners off the ice as well?