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Emma B.


Emma B.

Teen Board Member

New Haven, Connecticut

I'm Emma and I'll be a freshman in high school this year. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching anime, playing video games, singing with my choir or filming videos. You'll rarely catch me outside unless I'm playing Pokemon Go. I'm almost always on my phone or computer and I enjoy watching sports but please don't ask me to play them. I'm excited to be apart of the Teen Board this year!

Top Five Favorite Books
1. The Missing series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
2. The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
3. All The Wrong Questions series by Lemony Snicket
4. WHEN YOU REACH ME by Rebecca Stead
5. THE DANGER BOX by Blue Balliet

Emma B.

Reviews by Emma B.

by Natasha Preston - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Lylah and her friends can't wait to spend a night out together. Partying is the perfect way to let loose from the stress of life and school, and Lylah hopes to hit the dance floor with her crush. The girls are touching up their makeup and the guys are sliding on their coats when the doorbell rings. No one is there. An envelope sits on the doormat. It's an anonymous note addressed to their friend Sonny. A secret admirer? Maybe. They all laugh it off. Except Sonny never comes home. And a new note arrives: YOUR TURN.

by Helena Coggan - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Fifteen-year-old Rose is alone. Her father has been imprisoned, and a death sentence is almost certain. She has been rejected by the law-enforcement agency she was groomed for since birth, and lives in fear of the terrible secret that, if exposed, will destroy her. Meanwhile, the laws that have maintained peace are breaking down, and two rival militias are preparing to fight a war. As darker elements of her father’s past emerge, Rose realizes that the rules of good and evil will not protect her anymore. In a world of monsters, how long can trust, loyalty and justice survive?

by Chris Colfer - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of the hit television show Wiz Kids. When four fans jokingly invite him on a cross-country road trip, they are shocked that he actually takes them up on it. Chased by paparazzi and hounded by reporters, this unlikely crew takes off on a journey of a lifetime --- but along the way they discover that the star they love has deep secrets he's been keeping. What they come to learn about the life of the mysterious person they thought they knew will teach them about the power of empathy and the unbreakable bond of true friendship.

by Robin Talley - Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual --- even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only person who knows she likes girls, too.  Actually, Aki's theory is that she's got only one shot at living an interesting life—and that means she's got to stop sitting around and thinking so much. It's time for her to actually do something. Or at least try. 

Written by Eden Sher with illustrations by Julia Wertz. - Fiction, Humor

All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia (n. the inability to articulate a feeling through words.). Then, one day, she decided that, whenever she had an emotion for which she had no word, she would make one up. The result of this is THE EMOTIONARY, which lives at the intersection of incredibly funny and very useful.

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Hanna is the station captain’s daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a crime family. But while the pair are struggling with life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia --- and possibly the known universe --- is in their hands.

by Hillary Monahan - Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult 12+

Shauna, Kitty and Jess must band together to unearth the truth about Mary's death, to put her soul to rest for good. Their search leads them back to where it all began --- Solomon's Folly, a place as dangerous as the ghost who died there a century and a half ago. Quicksand, hidden traps and a phantom fog are the least of their worries. To stop Mary, they need to follow a dark string of clues and piece together a gruesome mystery that spans generations.